Feel Good Dog Doo Sign Of The Year: Yes We Can!

January 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: Dog Shit Signage, Greenpoint Magic 

Despite the odd burned out car and verbal altercation, spirits are high in the Garden Spot since Barack Obama took office. You can see the spirit of hope and aspirations of good citizenship in people’s eyes. It can also be found in our dog shit signs.


This  delightful specimen hails from 1074 Manhattan Avenue. I for one find the addition of a blue bow and bunch of grapes downright inspired. Can we scoop our poop? this sign cheerfully implores passersby. It’s time for us Greenpointers to step up to the plate— as good citizens— and answer the call:


Miss Heather

Greenpoint Video Du Jour: Special National Hug Day Edition

January 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crazy People, Greenpoint Magic 

Yesterday— to say the very least— was an interesting day. First it was finding a burned out car on India Street on the way to meet someone for lunch. Then when I was walking home on Franklin Street a SUV tore past me spewing forth the special perfume only to be found from smoldering high grade weed. I found the latter rather disturbing because (as many of my fellow Greenpointers can attest) the driving skills of my fellow Garden Spotters are marginal at best— even when sober.*

Anyhoo, these concerns quickly faded into the recesses of my consciousness when I reached Calyer Street. That’s when I was greeted with the sounds of shouting. As Jane Fonda so sagely observed in the movie Barbarella:

…good many dramatic situations begin with screaming…

This occasion was no exception. In fact one of the shouters was brandishing a 1 x 4 for added dramatic effect.

Maybe these gents are discussing the pluses and minuses of Michelle Obama’s inauguration gown? Everyone’s a critic I suppose. I for one thought it was very nice.

Miss Heather

*Watch how they parallel park, for example.

UPDATE: Shayz Lounge

January 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


After a slight delay Jimmy and Seamus (whose name it is an absolute delight to type) are set to open Shayz Lounge tomorrow, January 22. I don’t know about you but I for one am very eager to see what (if anything) they have done to the place.

Shayz Lounge (Formerly known as Jack O’Neill’s)
130 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222
OPENING DATE: January 17 22, 2008

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: The Opposite Of Fun

January 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


From Green Street.

Miss Heather

Inauguration Day Ender: Mission Accomplished!

January 20, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


From Huron Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Gentrification Watch: Welcome To The 1970s

January 20, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 






Yes sir, that waterfront rezoning has kicked gentrification in Greenpoint into overdrive. Why, just a few years ago we couldn’t afford spray paint to tag our burned out cars.

Anyone care to guess how long this hilarious item will remain on India Street? From the look of things I’d say this carbecque has been sitting here for at least 48 hours.

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photo Du Jour: Smile!

January 20, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic 


This bit of timely advice hails from the Smith & 9th bound platform at Nassau Avenue.

Miss Heather

Our Long National Nightmare Is Over

January 20, 2009 ·
Filed under: Area 51 


Bodhi watched the inauguration with rapt interest. Artemis (the orange lump atop the television) could hardly have cared less.

I think he voted for McCain.

Miss Heather

Thought Of The Day

January 20, 2009 ·
Filed under: Abjectecture, Williamsburg 


Instead of making crappy remakes of good movies why don’t they make good remakes of crappy movies?

Just a thought.

Miss Heather

P.S.: I would be remiss if I didn’t toss in my two cents about the ginormous abomination being built behind this billboard. Here it is.

To put a spin on what is inscribed at the James Farley Post Office:

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays this developer from the swift completion of his appointed annointed pile of crap.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Change On Manhattan Avenue

January 20, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


Those of you who want to knock back some suds while enjoying a moment in history might want to head down to the Black Rabbit Bar.


Not only will they be serving up $3.00 Black Rabbit beer all night and have live “big screen coverage”…


but OBAMAGANG ale will in the offering!

Celebratory Toast To Barack Obama
January 20, 2009
Black Rabbit Bar
91 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

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