New York Shitty Day Starter: Crosstown Local Selections…

March 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Recession 

(Queens style)

21st Street


23rd Ely- Court Square



Nurse Jackie.

Bunny ears affixed with duct tape. This taps into an electrical circuit serving the aforementioned sign.*

You know the MTA has hit hard times when they can no longer afford cable.

Miss Heather

*Seriously, WTF is up with this? You should go and see this set up for yourself. It’s amazing albeit in an abject, slumlord kind of way.

Long Island City Photos Du Jour: Purves Street

Taken March 2, 2010.

Miss Heather

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 Williamsburg Recession Watch Part I: Montrose Avenue

If Mike of 29 Montrose Avenue is reading this someone would very much like to be compensated. In closing I would feel remiss if I didn’t point out that although this building has yet to be completed, it is already richly appointed with iron oxide.


Miss Heather

Greenpoint Business Watch: Angel Street Thrift

February 10, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Recession 

Another day, another for rent sign…

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Recession Watch: Pencil Factory Lofts Gets Served

December 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Recession 


I have been queried by a number of people lately about the status of the Pencil Factory Lofts (as seen above). Some of you might remember this site has been troubled this year: among other things, work was stalled back in May and a new construction company was purportedly brought in to complete it. Well, long story made short, it would appear that work has halted once again. Exactly why, I do not know. When will it resume, you ask? That’s anyone’s guess. But taking into account what I found at their former sales office this afternoon I’d hazard to say the prognosis isn’t looking very good.



In post-real estate boom Greenpoint eviction papers are the new black!


Miss Heather

Images Credits: Pencil Factory Lofts image comes courtesy of Curbed.

Greenpoint Recession Watch: Nature’s Refrigeration

December 24, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Recession 


This incredibly Greenpoint (and eerily Depression-era) take on “top shelf liquor” comes courtesy of Green Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Brother, Can Your Spare a Jefferson?

November 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Culture War, Recession, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 


From Bedford Avenue.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Recession Watch: F**king Up


This flier (which, appropriately enough, was located outside the India Street entrance to the G train) has since been removed but I feel compelled to pass it along anyway. As you have probably noticed it has quite a few takers.

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Open House At 267-269 Kingsland Avenue

October 18, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Recession 


Tony From Grandparents Avenue writes:


If it interests you…

For starters, this building is ass ugly, but it’s also illegal. The top floor of this building breaks the law when it exceeds 5 feet height on what they call an attic. It wouldn’t be that big of a deal if it wasn’t what cropped out a third of our view of the city skyline, including our favorite: the Chrysler Building. It sucks. We got a stop work order on it and they took out the windows and just put walls up. But after a few months they re-installed the windows. We hate this building. And apparently not too many people do like it. In an unprecedented move (unless you can correct me), the developer is putting these 16 units up for auction (more on that) and today was the open house. These units were originally going for half a million a piece, but now have a starting bid at $150,000!! We had to go check it out. Here’s some pictures from today. And we are not done writing letters and although there doesn’t seem like there’s any way to get our view back, I would like to give them as much hell about it as we can.



And last— but hardly least— the attic.

267-269kingsland atticNYS


Miss Heather

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