NoLita Recession Watch: Let Them Eat Caviar

February 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: Culture War, Manhattan, New York City, Recession 

Tonight the Mister and I showed some friends from out of town the sights in Little Italy. When I saw the following (which hails from Mott Street) I stopped dead in my tracks.

My god, WHO would buy— much less be seen in public— such a thing? Only a certifiable asshole would carry a handbag like this.

No one in our party saw fit to disagree with the aforementioned observation. Then I noticed another item of interest in same said window.

I guess there aren’t as many assholes in New York City as there used to be.

Who says the recession is necessarily a bad thing?

Miss Heather

East Village Photo Du Jour: Point/Counterpoint

February 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: East Village, East Village Manhattan, New York City 

From East 3 Street.

Miss Heather

East Village Photo Du Jour: Polemic

February 15, 2010 ·
Filed under: East Village, Manhattan, New York City 

From East 9 Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Houston Street

February 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: East Village, Manhattan, New York City, Street Art 

Taken February 14, 2010.

Miss Heather

East Village Street Art Du Jour: Second Avenue Selections

February 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: New York City, Street Art 

Taken February 14, 2010.

Miss Heather

Subway Photo Du Jour: Cell Phone Lover’s Special

February 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: Culture War, New York City, Subway 

From the Brooklyn-bound platform of the N/R at Prince Street.

Miss Heather

Nifty Consumer Item of The Day: Subway (He)art

February 13, 2010 ·
Filed under: New York City, Subway 

When I saw this delightfully frivolous and fun item— a heart-shaped map of the New York City subway system— on the Subway Art Blog* yesterday it was love at first sight. So you can imagine my disappointment when I learned it is not available in the United States… yet. Today I was informed by the owner of Greenpoint’s very own Word Books (who saw them at the recent gift show at the Javits Center) that she will be selling them once they get a U.S. distributor. I can hardly wait!

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: Zero Per Zero via Subway Art Blog

*Which is really nifty. I highly recommend you check it out.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Foster Home Needed STAT

Siobhan writes:

I am having to relocate to the UK and due to their quarantine laws Dee Dee can’t travel for approx 6 months (until 21st July) so i am looking for someone to look after him until I can come back to pick him up then. He is approx 7 months old and completely healthy. He does need one trip to the vet (the one he goes to is in Brooklyn) to get neutered and have his second FCVRP vaccination sometime around the 11th-18th February. He’s a really affectionate and easy-going cat although still in his kitten stage (so a little excitable). I would obviously pay for all vet’s bills, food etc. The problem is that I’m leaving on Friday so I am looking for someone to take him in either on Thursday or Friday morning. Let me know if you know anyone or would be interested. It breaks my heart to leave him and I would like to leave him in good hands.

Perhaps yours? Ever wondered if you have the stuff to be a crazy cat person? Here’s your chance to find out! The details about Siobhan’s situation are scant but there’s one inalienable truth: this little guy is damned cute and deserves a good home before he goes “across the pond”.

Anyone interested in giving Dee Dee (named after, I would presume, yours trulys least favorite Ramone) a temporary home should contact Siobhan ASAP at:

sioshields (at) aol (dot) com

Thanks!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Great Moments In Sign Placement

January 22, 2010 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City 

This rather compelling juxtaposition has nothing whatsoever to do with north Brooklyn. Nonetheless when I discovered it over my first cup of morning coffee I knew it had to be showcased here for all to enjoy. So here it is. This hails from South Street Seaport and comes courtesy of Flatbush Gardener. Nice find!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Bedbug Seminar Tomorrow!

January 19, 2010 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City 

Renee of New York Vs Bedbugs writes:

I thought you would be interested in a free educational evening about bed bugs.

The New York Entomological Society is presenting a bedbug seminar on
January 20 at 6:30 p.m. entitled What Do You Really Know About Bed
Bugs?

SPEAKER: NYC entomologist Lou Sorkin (other speakers TBA)

WHEN: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 – 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE: Kaufman Theater, First Floor, American Museum of Natural
History, 79th St. and Central Park West

Admission is free and topics of discussion will include bed bug identification, biology and pest management.

Speaking as someone who has seen Mr. Sorkin in action I can tell you he knows his stuff. If any of you, dear readers, attend this seminar be sure to ask him about how bedbugs mate. It’s fascinating.

What Do You Really Know About Bedbugs?
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Kaufman Theater, Museum of Natural History
79th Street at Central Park West
New York, New York 10024

Those interested in learning more about this event click should click here. You will be directed to the New York Entomological Society’s web site.

Miss Heather

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