Reader Contribution Du Jour: Kosher Foods

December 5, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11378, Maspeth, Maspeth Queens 

Adam (who took the above photograph) writes:

…Here is a shot I took from from Maurice Ave. Feel free to post if you’d like.

Lovely capture, Adam!

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Greetings From Maspeth

November 24, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11378, Maspeth, Maspeth Queens 

Adam (who took the above photograph) writes:

Hello Miss Heather,
I’ve been following your blog for quite some time and I must say that I really enjoy it. I live in Maspeth and I come across a lot the things you document in my daily travels.

Attached is an a picture I took of the Kosciuszko Bridge. It would be cool if you can feature it on your site.

Duly posted— and thanks for forwarding me this nifty shot! While many will probably find this unfathomable, I am rather fond of the Kosciuszko. I will miss it when it is gone!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Before & After

November 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11378, Maspeth, Maspeth Queens, Street Art 

Those of you who are fans of Mr. Witz’s work will undoubtedly be interested to know he will be having signing of his book, In Plain View, tomorrow in SoHo!

Dan Witz Book Signing
November 22, 2010 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Clic Gallery
424 Broome Street
New York, New York 10012

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Autumn In Maspeth

November 15, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11378, Maspeth, Maspeth Queens, Street Furniture 

Given that all things 1980’s seem to be the rage nowadays I could not resist sharing this fine specimen from Maspeth. It should be noted that I found something else of interest at this location today— but that is the subject of another post!

Miss Heather

Street Trash, Revisited

In light of the recent controversy regarding the residential conversion of the Greenpoint Hospital and the fact that Halloween is just around the corner I cannot help but make mention— once again— of a very special cinematic feature which inhabits yours truly’s DVD library. I speak of none other than Street Trash. What is this Street Trash, you ask? I’ll let IMdb clue you in:

When a liquor store owner finds a case of “Viper” in his cellar, he decides to sell it to the local hobos at one dollar a bottle, unaware of its true properties. The drinks causes its consumers to melt, very messily. Two homeless lads find themselves up against the effects of the toxic brew, as well as going head to head with “Bronson” a Vietnam vet with sociopathic tendencies, and the owner of the junkyard they live in.

The premise is interesting enough. It is even more one takes into consideration that this film sports a scene from the Greenpoint Hospital (more specifically, its Outpatient Annex) and the Garden Spot itself is prominently featured! Those of you who want a glimpse as to what our ‘hood (and the surrounding area— including Maspeth) looked like circa 1897, Street Trash delivers. My favorite scene is arguably the shoplifting scene which was shot in none other than the Met Food across the street from McGolrick Park. Unfortunately I have decided it is a little too risque (READ: “language”) to post here. The trailer will have to suffice.

It would appear that someone has been thoughtful enough to upload this entire film onto YouTube for your (free!) viewing pleasure. WARNING/CAVEATS:

  1. This movie is most decidedly NOT safe for work.
  2. Some of the material in said film is quite offensive. So if you have delicate sensibilities do NOT watch it. Seriously.

Enjoy!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: Newtown Creek Reflection

Following up on yesterday’s great shot comes this one, once again by Noah Devereaux. Great stuff!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: The Creek

This absolutely stunning shot of Newtown Creek comes courtesy of Noah Devereaux.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Scrap

Taken by Noah Devereaux.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: English Kills

Taken by Noah Devereaux.

Miss Heather

Happy Feral Cat Day!

Kitty Empire 4

Jesse writes:

Thank you for covering feral cats (and domestic cats), as well as doing posts about TNR workshops.  I’m writing to see if you’d consider doing a post for National Feral Cat Day (on very short notice – it’s 10/16!) to raise awareness about feral cats and what people can do to help.

Every neighborhood in NYC has feral cats and most people innocently feed them, not knowing you can do anything else to help out these feline underdogs. But they can – through Trap-Neuter-Return! Our website with general information is here. And the workshops, including one on 10/16, are listed here.

We’re always willing to provide feral cat content at any time, National Feral Cat Day or not, so please keep us in mind!

Duly blogged!

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: Yours truly— with the help of a few feral feline friends from Queens.

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