Ask A Greenpointer Gets Its First Question!

October 12, 2007 by
Filed under: Crazy People 

Bert’s Latest Tome

It would appear that Bert is back and he has a few questions for me to answer. Here they are.

Bert: You just don’t fucking get it do you?

Miss Heather:
No I don’t “get it”. In order to “get” whatever your angry missive is about would require that I be a bitter, myopic person whose only solace is lashing out at total strangers via the Internets. Only an idiot would believe blogs have the power to gentrify a neighborhood. It’s actually the other way around: blogs are an indicator of gentrification.

Bert: Why don’t you go back to wherever the fuck you came form and stop ruining our neighborhood?

Miss Heather: I have considered your request and have decided to stay here, thanks. I wish to continue “ruining” this neighborhood by making people laugh, helping my fellow Greenpointers learn more about the neighborhood they live in and embarrassing the Department of Buildings into actually doing their job.

What have you done for this neighborhood, Bert? I didn’t see you at the Mayor’s meeting October 4th. Perhaps you were too busy being an artiste to take the time to educate yourself about community affairs. Then again, why should you? You obviously know it all already.

Bert: Did you ever bother to ask any of the people who lived here before you came along if they would mind you posting a blog about Greenpoint?

Miss Heather: Actually I did chat with a few people I know here before starting New York Shitty. They all said “go for it”. Even if they had panned the idea I would have created New York Shitty anyway because:

  1. My flights of fancy and right to free speech are not dependent on the approval of others. Especially narrow-minded people who lack vision. People like you.
  2. I enjoying writing and making art. I create. It takes a thick skin to put your work out there for all to see. I’ve done it before and I’ll be doing it again. Soon: I have had a piece accepted to a juried show. You, on the other hand, profess to be an artist, yet, you have nothing better to do than send nasty emails berating someone else’s work. Perhaps you should redirect this energy towards something constructive? That’s what they should have taught you in art school.

Bert: Why don’t you ask yourself why you are such a selfish attention grabbing poser.

Miss Heather: The attention I have received is the reward for a LOT of hard work and dedication. This blog is a labor of love. I would continue doing it even if it didn’t get as much attention as it (occasionally) does. Conversely, sending an email like above turd to a total stranger strikes me as being an act of selfish attention grabbing.

You’ve got my attention, Bert. Do you feel better now? I don’t. I feel sorry for you.

Since you have made it very apparent you are incapable of behaving like a mature adult, Bert, why don’t you go play with your trains and leave me alone? You are not going to “win” whatever argument you are trying to start with me. Give up and grow up.

I hope the above answers have proven to be helpful. If not, you might like to check out Greenpointers and read what they have to say.

Miss Heather


9 Comments on Ask A Greenpointer Gets Its First Question!

  1. vintagejames on Fri, 12th Oct 2007 1:28 pm
  2. Don’t know where this guy is coming from. Seems to me that you are just trying to make the caring people of Greenpoint even stronger. The area you write about has problems, but merchants are out there washing down the sidewalks and the garbage containers at the corners are much better than the ones in my area of Brooklyn. People like you are the ones that help your community maintain the beauty it has to offer, despite the encroaching building nonsense.

    Keep up the good work and ignore the idiots, they aren’t worth your attention and energy.

  3. zeebah on Fri, 12th Oct 2007 2:11 pm
  4. What a douche.

    What’s wrong with caring about the neighborhood you’ve moved into, taking notice of your surroundings & getting involved? Newsflash: we all need to live SOMEWHERE. Or maybe we should set an arbitrary residence requirement… Those who’ve moved here after a certain point would have to leave the city & no one new would be allowed in?

    I think the city-wide lack of affordable housing is at the root of all this hostility toward “newcomers” and “gentrification”. Blame that on the mayor & the city council & the developers… I’m just looking for a safe, comfortable, decently priced place to call home.

  5. fbl on Fri, 12th Oct 2007 2:15 pm
  6. Dear Miss Heather,
    It is obvious that Bert has a crush on you.
    Men have funny ways of expressing their feelings.

    P.S. Thank you for sharing such great Greenpoint info in such an honest & hilarious manner with this Navy Yard resident.

  7. al oof on Sat, 13th Oct 2007 12:17 am
  8. ok, so i didn’t grow up here either, but it’s not like your blog is all about ‘cool’ bars and hip restaurants and stuff, y’know? like half your posts are about illegal construction, which is doing a hell of a lot more to gentrify than a handful of bloggers could possibly. the construction, not your posts about them.

    not that you need my support, but what an ill informed assrag this guy is.

  9. missheather on Sat, 13th Oct 2007 8:00 am
  10. This guy clearly has problems. I told one of my friends about him and learned he chewed out some woman buying sheets at The Thing. “VERY EXPENSIVE SHEETS” as this chap yelled. Mind you, he doesn’t even work at The Thing.

  11. d on Sat, 13th Oct 2007 2:51 pm
  12. That sort of “native” vs. “non-native” elitism is stupid. The coolest born and bred Brooklyners I know never even talk about it or think about it. They’ve always just made me feel like a part of the family, maybe cause they realize we are *all* from somewhere else, really.

  13. missheather on Sat, 13th Oct 2007 3:00 pm
  14. Right on, “d’.

    Historically speaking, around 100 years ago (give or take) 1/3 of Kings Country residents were not even born in America: they were from Ireland. Think about the contributions they (that being Irish immigrants and their descendants) have made both to Brooklyn and New York City at large. It’s impressive.

  15. Rebecca11222 on Sat, 13th Oct 2007 3:19 pm
  16. I wonder what’s on Flickr these days….

  17. missheather on Sat, 13th Oct 2007 3:21 pm
  18. Nothing new Rebecca, I checked. But this is pretty choice:

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