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

 

New York Shitty Day Ender: Smile!

From Kent Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Sartorial

When I saw this dapper chap at the intersection of Franklin Calyer Street this afternoon I had to capture his amazing sense of style for posterity. Note the Jack Daniel’s belt bucket and headgear. Magnificent!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Empire State

July 16, 2011 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

empire

By Peekasso.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Balloons

July 14, 2011 ·
Filed under: New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

Balloons

Taken by H.L.I.T.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Lunch Break

From Paidge Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: So It Goes

From McKibben Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Prince Charming

When I saw the above carriage on Bedford Avenue this afternoon I could not resist photographing it. There was something about its placement I found compelling— and it got me to thinking:

Exactly what would a north Brooklyn fairy godmother use to make a carriage? It’s not exactly like pumpkins are in ample supply.

Well, dear readers, I am still mulling over this question (a 40 ounce bottle of Pabst Blue Ribbon or Zwyiec, perhaps?)— but methinks I know what a modern day 11211 Prince Charming looks like if/when he comes to call. In fact, I found him just around the corner!

Miss Heather: Those MTA cut-backs are a real bitch, aren’t they?
My Prince Charming:

Yeah, now they have to wheel me down the street!

Welcome to the Cinderella story of the 21st century, ladies. It is most decidedly not for the weak.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Help Keep New York City Clean

July 8, 2011 ·
Filed under: New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

Keep NYC Clean

Taken by Will Star.

Miss Heather

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