Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: iBike

December 22, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, BAD ASS, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Although I have featured this masterpiece before I am doing so again. Why? Because although I am not a “Mac” person I think utilizing part of the aforementioned for a windshield is rather neat!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Smile!

October 13, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11205, BAD ASS, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn 

From Bedford Avenue.

Miss Heather

Maspeth Photos Du Jour: Bob

October 9, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11378, BAD ASS, Maspeth, Maspeth Queens, Newtown Creek 

This evening my buddy Carnade and I went on a quick sojourn around Newtown Creek. It was at the end of 58th Road that we met Bob. He seemed surprised by us and we were certainly surprised to encounter him: a man in a van smoking a cigar and watching the world go by. We explained to him we were taking photographs of the creek. This interested him (a retired DEP employee) considerably and he told us stories about coming to Newtown Creek in the 1950’s a child. Bob then proceeded to explain to us why he happened to be in such a desolate area on a Saturday evening: he is not allowed by his wife to smoke cigars. Period. He clarifies:

So I come down here, have my cigar and turn on Sean Hannity. That gets my anger going.

Your secret is safe with us, Bob!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Coney Island Babies

August 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: BAD ASS, Brooklyn, Coney Island 

This wonderful photograph hails from the Boardwalk and comes courtesy of the inimitable and insanely talented Steven. R. Hazlett. Love it!

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Bicycle

August 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, BAD ASS, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Metropolitan Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Brooklyn Style

August 11, 2010 ·
Filed under: BAD ASS, Brooklyn, New York City 

This hails from the New York Shitty photo pool and comes courtesy of the insanely talented Steven R. Hazlett.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Ingenuity

There is genius and then there is GENIUS. This creation (which hails from Spanish Harlem where I went on a photo walk with the immensely talented Steven R. Hazlett today) falls into the latter category.

The elegance of this arrangement is truly stunning: cantilevered seating courtesy of NYPD barricades. Initially these chaps couldn’t understand why I, some dotty 30-something Greenpointer, was so fascinated by their creation. Once I explained respectfully (and made it clear they would not be in the New York Daily News) they had plenty to say.

The gent on the right claimed credit for this creation— and stated that the NYPD gives him plenty of guff about it. He told yours truly they come by regularly and roust him from his “bench”. Because it is their property. He then pointed to a NYPD squad car across the street and exclaimed:

There they are. Can’t you see them hating me?!?

I can’t honestly say I did. See hating. Then again, I suspect the NYPD would refrain from “hating” on these guys while a white chick with a camera is talking to them. In any case, street seating of this caliber demands a serious New York Shitty salute. Here it is. This one’s for you!

Miss Heather

P.S.: I will be rounding out today’s postage with a slide show of highlights from my sojourn in Spanish Harlem. Stay tuned!

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: Lovin’ It!

July 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: BAD ASS, Manhattan, New York City 

From East 117 Street.

Miss Heather

Discovered On The Interwebs: Krackoon

July 24, 2010 ·
Filed under: BAD ASS, Bronx, New York City 

When I saw these pictures by Mohdi* on Flickr I simply had to know what the deal was. As many of you are well aware, I have had the occasional encounter with these critters. I spied a url, www.krackoon.com so I typed and clicked. Here’s what this film is about per their “about” page:

…The Bronx is facing a new problem. The over development of our waterfronts has forced animals such as raccoons, skunks and possums to invade neighborhoods like Locust Point in search of food and shelter which has been denied by the raising of these structures. Unknown to anyone, a crack addicted raccoon with a craving for blood enters the town of Locust Point adding a new dimension to the growing problem. Along the way, we are introduced to a cast of characters out of a demented Norman Rockwell painting, people you have a hard time warming up to, the real monsters in this story…

My advice: check out the second trailer, it’s hilarious.

Or better yet: check out it this upcoming Tuesday, July 27 at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival!

Miss Heather

*Who has also promised me a one minute interview with the creator of this cinematic masterpiece. I can hardly wait to see it! Here it is!

Greenpoint Fashion Watch: Fabulous Paid Forward

July 22, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, BAD ASS, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Earlier today I had someone compliment me on my outfit. More specifically she found it cute how I always manage to incorporate pink into my daily wardrobe. I assured her this was not entirely deliberate. You see, being the kind of person who— more often than not— takes an hour to decide what she wants for lunch I have streamlined my morning ritual, e.g.; I pick one item of clothing and then build the day’s “look” around it. Now factor in that I own a great deal of pink clothing and you get the idea. Head to toe pinkitude.

I mention the previous anecdote because I found someone whose monochromatic fabulousness must be shared with the general public.

I have seen this woman around the neighborhood before. I had never gotten the chutzpah to tell her amazing I think her fashion sense is— until today. What you cannot see very clearly in the above picture, dear readers, are Susan’s (that’s her name) magnificently blinged-out nose jewelry (which I’d hazard to guess came in at around a karat) and customized eyeglasses. On the latter she has applied broken bits of paste jewelry to make them, well, more sparkly. The fact she was a really nice lady to boot rounds out her ensemble perfectly; Susan sparkles on the outside because she’s sparkly on the inside!

In closing I’d like to give a big New York Shitty salute to Susan for beautifying Greenpoint— one rhinestone— and smile— at a time!


Miss Heather

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