Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Sunshine Laundromat

I’m really digging their latest salvo of marketing material. Thoughts/comments, fellow Greenpointers?

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Coco

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Taken by Kaitchen.

Miss Heather

Spotted At Williamsburg Savings Bank: Telling It Like It Is

I distinctly remember this project being pitched at a Community Board 1 meeting this spring. I do not, however, recall any mention of “Bullwhip Management LLC”. And methinks, gentle readers, you know yours truly well enough to know this would have gotten my undivided attention rather quickly. In closing I cannot help but wonder if “Moctezuma Heirs” is of any relation to “Montezuma’s Revenge“? I certainly hope not!

UPDATE, 3:38 p.m.: I have brought this to the attention of Community Board 1’s Land Use Chair (who also happens to go by the name Heather) Here’s what she had to say.

I just HAD too google “Bullwhip Management LLC”  to see if it is for real. it is

So there have you.

Miss Heather

P.S.: After some thought I have decided I not only want to do the answering machine/voicemail message for Bullwhip Management but I’m willing to do so free of charge!

Urban Fur: Friends

Today as I was knocking along Manhattan Avenue I spied something rather amusing. A small female grey tabby prancing down the street. A pussy with a purpose, if you will. Much to my amazement she sauntered into New A. J. Farms Market. As many of you are aware this establishment has (fairly) recently acquired a new employee: a rather handsome fellow with black and white fur. His name means “butterfly” in Korean. Suspecting something very interesting was about to happen I headed into A. J. Farms without delay. What I found was rather remarkable.

Two buddies getting caught up on the morning’s events…

and “Butterfly’ was none too happy about me documenting it!

Shortly after taking the above photographs I asked the owner what gives. He told me that while he had no idea where this mystery lady was coming from this was, in fact, no an unusual occurrence.  It would appear “Butterfly” (who it should be noted is neutered) has a lady friend!

Miss Heather

 

New York Shitty Photos du Jour: 404 McGuinness, Revisited

Ever since I first spied this wonderful mural just over a week ago I simply could not get it out of my mind. Finally the obvious came to me:

Why not ask my buddy, Anthony Scalise*, the Manager of McGuinness Brake Service (where this piece is located) and all-around sweetheart if I could swing by and see it up close and personal?

I am pleased to announce that he not only said I was welcome to come by anytime but today I got access to the roof and have some seriously wonder photographs to show for it! Without further ado here they are:

You can learn more about the artists responsible for this lovely creation (Cern and Jaz) by checking out this post on The Street Spot! Otherwise you can (and should) view these images in larger format by clicking here.

Miss Heather

*This man is an absolute doll. Really.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Diamond Street Crime Prevention Tip

This site— and the north Brooklyn blogosphere in general— has been abuzz with much talk about crime lately. First there was the robbery/shooting at 93 Nassau Avenue. Then I received word of a botched robbery attempt on Montrose Avenue. Just this weekend I learned via the North Brooklyn Community Group a rash of car break-ins have come to pass around McGolrick Park.

What am I to do, you ask? Well, someone on Diamond Street has devised a rather novel (and inasmuch as I can ascertain: yet to be tested) approach to crime prevention in the Garden Spot.

I will let a lass named Nicole (who brought the above to my attention) tender an explanation:

So I stayed up way too late last night watching Twin Peaks, this morning in a stupor I’m going to get coffee at Brooklyn Standard and I look up to see this, a stuffed white wolf in someone’s window!  It’s huge!  And terrifying!  It’s on Diamond between Nassau & Norman.  And it wasn’t an Agent Cooper-induced hallucination!  Also note the guard dog signs everywhere….

The pictures aren’t so great because I felt really weird about photographing the inside of someone’s apartment….

Observation: there’s a lot more to feel weird about here than merely photographing the interior of someone’s apartment. Genius. Pure genius. God bless you, Greenpoint!

Miss Heather

 

 

New York Shitty Street Art du Jour: Willow

From Flushing Avenue.

Miss Heather

The Word On The Street: A North 1 Street PSA

Taken July 24, 2011.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Fashion Watch: A Splash of Color

This morning yours truly got up bright and early to take a walk. Heatwave be damned. I make such sacrifices for my readership.

I was quickly rewarded for my perseverance when I met the above lass. Her name is Liz and I found her fashion sense quite stunning.

I asked her if she made the above necklace (which as you will note includes an abacus:  this appealed to my inner nerd in a big,  big way). She answered to the negative;  she found it while working at a second-hand store and was immediately smitten. This is understandable for a number of reasons— especially since (as I later learned) she is a fashion designer. You can (and should) view Liz’s work by clicking here. It’s seriously fun stuff!

Miss Heather

A Bedford Avenue Mystery Solved!

Anyone who has lived in Williamsburg for any appreciable period of time knows this place well. Those who don’t (READ:  tourists) love it too. It is located at Bedford Avenue and North 1 Street and is a much-needed breath of levity in the downright affluenzic mecca which Williamsburg has become. I,  as many others,  have often wondered who has taken over this menagerie since Luis Rivera died. Well folks,  I have some very good news:  last night I got the answer!

Her name is Carmen and I stumbled upon her locking the gate after adding wreaths bearing eggs to the current display. She didn’t care to be photographed (which I attribute more to a language gap than secrecy) but she told me that she is the current “custodian” of this ever-unfolding creation and its future is uncertain. Apparently Luis Rivera’s cousin (or nephew— I forget which) wants to operate a flea market in this space.

Nonetheless she is soliciting donations for  “Coco”  the Gorilla to get new clothes. Those of you who care to do so can do this in person on Saturdays (when she has assured me she is on the premises) or next door at 270 Bedford Avenue (AKA:  Monsignor Alexis Jarka Hall Senior Housing) which Carmen calls home!

Miss Heather

 

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