Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Peter Pan Bakery

August 12, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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I guess it’s still a “secret” if a lowly blogger writes about/reviews it first. In any case I’m glad Peter Pan Bakery got some well-deserved publicity for this fine creation. They deserve it.

Miss Heather

North Brooklyn Lost & Found

Manhattan Avenue, 11222

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Driggs Avenue, 11211

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North 7 Street

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The two previous photographs represent only a fraction of fliers I found in Williamsburg today regarding the disappearance of little Lou-Lou. Although I do not want to come off as blaming the victim the sad reality is dog theft (for reward money/resale) is a serious problem in north Brooklyn: always keep a watchful on eye on your canine companions. And please, please, please, collar and microchip your pets. It’s the responsible thing to do.

This having been written, if you know anything about Diamond Street’s found ferret or Lou-Lou please contact the folks at the above-listed phone numbers.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: It Crawled From Greenpoint

whoopsTHUMBTomorrow, August 13, 2009 the folks at Impose Magazine are bringing at home by hosting an evening of storytelling entitled “It Came From Greenpoint” at Bar Matchless. The will event kick off with the debut of a new band called Field Diary. Starting at 8:00 there will be a sextet of readings by local writers— including a number of Greenpointers! Here’s the line-up:

  • Rachel Shukert (Author, Have You No Shame?)
  • Juliet Linderman (Editor of the Garden Spot’s very own Greenpoint Gazette!)
  • Maggie Serota (freelancer, Onion A.V. Club)
  • Jeremy Krinsley (Editor of Impose)
  • Jason Diamond (Jason Diamond, Publisher of Impose, will read his old roommates gay romance novel involving Stephen Malkmus)
  • And a “Featured Reader” who is to be announced!

Any and all Greenpointers (and Williamsburgers) looking for an inexpensive (and very entertaining) way to while away this upcoming Thursday evening will be hard-pressed to do better than this. Check it out!

Volume 1: It Crawled From Greenpoint
August 13, 2009 starting at 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 suggested donation
Bar Matchless
557 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: What A Difference A Day Makes!

August 12, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Manhattan Avenue: August 10, 2009

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Manhattan Avenue: August 11, 2009

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Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: 211 Huron Street

August 11, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Bloomblight, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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It would appear that despite torrential rain, stifling heat and lack of valid permits— a place so special that Joey Arak over at Curbed called it:

…the strangest construction project in Greenpoint…

keeps on keeping on! What’s more, who can’t get teary eyed at the sight of the stars and stripes flying proudly atop of this shitheap. Anyone care to bet on how many stories will be completed before the Department of Buildings issues a Stop Work Order?

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: 500 Words Or Less Wanted

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This item comes courtesy of the Editor of Staccato Magazine, an online periodical featuring “microfiction”. Matt writes:

Hi Miss Heather-

First of all, I love your site. I live in Greenpoint and really enjoy seeing pictures of our neighborhood (for better or worse), and you did a great job covering the shootings at the Production Lounge and Club Exit.

I wanted to send you this note about a new website I just launched. I know it’s not necessarily what you normally cover, but maybe you think it’s newsworthy since we’re based out of Greenpoint and hope to have some events at WORD or Matchless or other local places once we get some momentum.

At the very least, check it out yourself and let me know what you think.

Well, I checked it out— and despite being a non-fiction devotee (real life is much, much more interesting in my opinion)— methinks this is a wonderful way for aspiring (or established) writers in the 11222 and beyond to get their work out there. Any and all who are interested in submitting work should read Staccato’s guidelines and “About” page.

Happy writing— and good luck, Matt!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: The United Colors Of Greenpoint

August 11, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Vinyl Siding 

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Every so often I like to create assignments for myself. This, my latest one, came the way they usually do: via a flight of fancy. One day I wondered to myself if Greenpoint, the Garden Spot of the Universe— and patron par excellence to the aluminum siding industry— sported a rainbow assortment of siding products. What you have just seen, dear readers, is the result of one month’s worth of research. There is only one conclusion that can be drawn from the copious amount photographic evidence/data I have collected: yes!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Juxtaposition

August 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Brooklyn, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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Greenpoint Avenue at McGuinness Boulevard, 11222

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Fort Hamilton Parkway at 63rd Street, 11219

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: A very special New York Shitty thank you goes out to my buddy down at Best View In Brooklyn for forwarding me the latter photograph (which she thoughtfully entitled “Hemorrhoidal Dreams”). It made my day!

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Humboldt Street

August 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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You know its a hot day in the Garden Spot when you see the virgin Mary knocking back an ice cold Pepsi. It’s the choice of an immaculate generation!

Miss Heather

MISSING IN GREENPOINT: Bike

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Inasmuch as it pains me to say it, you sort of have to admire someone who has the chutzpah to pull this off. Destruction of public property (a stop sign, no less!) while committing theft does not strike me as being the stuff of practicing amateurs. This must be one hell of a bike. One which I ask, dear readers, if you have seen or know of its whereabouts please contact its rightful owner at the above telephone number.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

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