THIS WEEKEND: Brooklyn Artillery & More!

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This items comes courtesy of New York Shitty reader, frequent contributor and participant in this event: Tony. He writes:

Please join me this weekend at the BROOKLYN ARTILLERY ART FAIR at Castle Braid in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

I will be in a two-person show with Sara Hubbs for Lumenhouse.

The Opening Reception is this Saturday, September 12 starting at 4PM and going until midnight.  Paid admission is optional.

I will be there on Saturday from 4 – 10 PM and I will also be sitting for the gallery 12 – 6 PM on Sunday.

The art fair continues the following weekend (19 & 20) also.

Come on out!

Brooklyn Artillery Art Fair
Starting September 12 at 4:00 p.m.
Castle Braid
114 Troutman Street
Brooklyn, New York 11206

It should also be noted that this event will be held in partnership with the Williamsburg Gallery Association which will be conducting the latest of their 2:ND Friday series tonight!

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For more information about what the WGA has cooked up for our delectation this dreary Friday click here.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: HALT!

September 11, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bushwick, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Street Art 

HALT

From Seigel Street.

Miss Hetaher

North Brooklyn Street Art Du Jour: QRST

September 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11237, Bushwick, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Street Art 

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Moore Street

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Grattan Street

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Flushing Avenue

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Sea Monkey

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From Morgan Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Naughty Bits

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Morgan Avenue

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Bogart Street

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Grattan Street

Miss Heather

FOR SALE IN GREENPOINT: Boa Constrictors

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I fully aware that by being both a crazy cat lady and a vegetarian I am a hypocrite; every evening while I’m prepping my “not dogs” or “facon” I am feeding my little pride dead animals. Nonetheless I cannot fathom having a pet whose “food” consists of cute little furry things with whiskers. Truth be told it gives me the creeps.

I suppose the difference is the meat I serving my feline friends has already been rendered lifeless. To each their own I guess. All I’m saying is if I ever find something like this while patronizing Chez Shitty’s shitter (or any other shitter for that matter) I’ll go Rambo on its ass.

Like I said before: I’m a hypocrite.

Miss Heather

P.S.: While I am on the subject of eating and Meeker Avenue, Wardak Supermarket is slowly, but surely, marching towards completion.

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When I walked by today I noticed that they have installed the checkout stations and were in the process of outfitting the produce section.

East Williamsburg Street Furniture Selections

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Eviscerated on Catherine Street.

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Existentialist angst on Grattan.

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And antisemitism on Moore. If this is supposed to be funny or “ironic” I am not getting the joke.

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Hatred is not a laughing matter.

Miss Heather

P.S.: While I am (titularly) on the subject of north Brooklyn Nazis, check this out. It is pretty intense. Special thanks go out to Amanda for bringing this to my attention.

UPDATE, 6:33 p.m.: Apparently a Facebook group has been formed to battle Greenpoint Nazi Skinheads. See the comments section for more details.

East Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Mixed Signals

September 9, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11237, Bushwick, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Recession 

EVERYTHING

From Flushing Avenue.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Gentrification?!?

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Interesting things happen when I stay up late. Mind you, they are not usually good things. But this case may very well be an exception: in the wee hours of the morning today the following found its way into my inbox.

Anni Atkinson of Earthsharing.org.au (Yes kids, that’s Australia) writes:

have you ever heard of GENTRIFICATION?

well, not many people have which is surprising as it effects us all.

so, I am attempting to do something about this! well, me and the team at Earthsharing Australia! I work with a not-for-profit called Earthsharing that offers free education services on economics and we focus on economic justice for all.

Currently we are working on an international film competition with the theme of ‘Gentrification’ which looks at issues of gentrification and how such cycles effect creative communities and artists in our cities. First Prize is $3000, with runner up prizes from Madman and Crumpler.

your blog is rad and we would be honored if you could throw a little love our way and mention the film competition to your readers!

Please contact me for more details including a press release or an e-flyer.

In the mean time, check out our website for more details!

The first line of this email made me erupt into fits of uncontrollable (and demented) laughter. Have I heard of gentrification? Feeling more than a little raffish, I wrote back:

You are asking  ME, a resident of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, USA (which is located pretty much halfway around the globe from you), to inform my readership about film competition about  GENTRIFICATION?!? Greenpoint: a neighborhood where a “luxury” condos proliferate in the shadow of the east coast’s largest WASTE TREATMENT PLANT? Where environmental issues the likes of which you cannot begin to comprehend remain unabated. And yet artists are being pushed out because there are people willing to dole out $2,000+ USD rent for a one bedroom/studio for this?

Give me the fuggin’ flier, your creds and press release— STAT.

Well, she did.

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I’ve done some poking around and this contest is 100% legit. Let’s show our friends down under how our fair city treats the creative community and everyone else who cannot a condo or $2,000 a month rent? You can get the 411 on how to enter this contest by checking out Earthsharing’s web site or by emailing them at: timmah (at) earthsharing (dot) org (dot) au

NOTE: they are currently requiring that entries be mails. I have suggested they accept submissions via YouTube as mailing matter overseas can be both costly and dicey. They are looking into it.

Otherwise, you can play the Gentrification Game by clicking here. Simply put you are a landlord/speculator and your goal is to kick out tenants. Play it. It’s a fucking HOOT!

Miss Heather

P.S.: Earthsharing also has a number of interesting videos on YouTube. Check ’em out. You’ll find the tales contained therein eerily familiar.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Heart Walk 2009

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This was brought to my attention by my colleague, fellow Greenpointer and participant in this event: Bitchy Bluestocking. Here’s the general rundown per her email:

As some of you may know, I joined a fitness class at the Greenpoint YMCA this summer. Punk Rope is an incredibly fun, butt-busting workout, and its founder, Tim Haft, regularly volunteers his rope-jumping expertise at community events. I recently helped out at the Astoria Water Walk, and there were a lot of happy faces during our demonstration.

On Sunday, October 11, I will be joining team Punk Rope for Heart at the Brooklyn Heart Walk in Prospect Park. This 5K will raise money for the American Heart Association, which gets the word out about heart disease and stroke, the country’s number one and number three killers, respectively. It also contributes to research on heart disease and trains millions of people in CPR and emergency cardiovascular care. It goes without saying that some of my teammates will be jumping the 5K, and Punk Rope will also be warming up the crowd…

Anyone interested in helping Ms. Bluestocking achieve her goal can do so by clicking here or by contacting Tim Haft via email at: tim (at) punkrope (dot) com

Thanks!

Miss Heather

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