Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Masked Man

September 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

trumpeter

From North 7 Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Greenpointer Spotted Using Newtown Creek Park

September 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Yesterday our two week tour de force of New York City’s sights (and smells) took Mr. Heather and I to the Nature Walk. This may not be everyone’s idea of how to spend a lovely September afternoon but I suspect I have proven by now that we are not “everyone”: we are Greenpointers. As we made the final stretch to the Garden Spot’s gold green coast we were surprised to see we were not alone: we had stumbled upon a gentleman in the process of his daily workout.

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After doing a few sets of curls (he came prepared with free weights) he proceeded to do a few sets push-ups. This is not an uncommon sight at McCarren Park, in fact it is pretty common. But this is not McCarren Park: this is a park located on the premises of the east coast’s largest waste treatment facility.

Maybe this chap wanted a little privacy? Regardless, he was an incredibly nice guy!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Danny R.I.P.

September 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As I mentioned previously earlier today the Mister and I visited the Newtown Creek Nature Walk. When we left we decided to walk down Provost Street— and in so doing stumbled upon the site of Greenpoint’s latest auto accident.

dannyRIP

It was not easy to miss, as Danny’s friends and loved ones have erected a sizable, heartfelt memorial to his memory. In fact, two women were busy tidying it up when we walked by. I refrained from taking photographs out of respect for their privacy. Nonetheless I found the remnants of this terrible— and possibly preventable— end of a youth man’s life incredibly disquieting.

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Aside from part of a respirator laying in the tree pit, part of a windshield and discarded medical equipment laid on the sidewalk. These grotesques can be found at the intersection of Provost and Huron Street lest anyone cares to see them— but I can think of very few people who would.

It should also be noted that this was not the first serious auto accident to come to pass at this intersection this year. As some of you might recall, there was an incident there back in June. That one involved a police pursuit.

In any case, my heartfelt condolences go out to Danny’s friends and family. Their tremendous outpouring of grief at the site of his death bears testament to how very much Danny was loved in life. May he rest in peace.

Miss Heather

Missing In Williamsburg: Cupcake

September 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Crazy Cat Lady, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

cupcake

This is without argument one of the most heart-wrenching lost pet fliers I have ever seen. If any of you, dear readers, have seen Cupcake or know of his whereabouts please contact his person at the above telephone number.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Something Neat

September 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

hummer

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wheel

The Mister and I happened upon this earlier today as we were walking to the Newtown Creek Naturewalk (yes, this really is how we spend our “vacation”): a Hummer made of lotto tickets. Photographs hardly do this bad boy justice. Swing by 1079 Manhattan Avenue and see it for yourself!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool

GODbitchcakes

Over the years this establishment has amassed quite a repertoire of snappy signs. I myself have even documented this phenomenon on occasion. Needless to say when I found this, one of their latest opuses as documented by Bitchcakes*, in my photo pool I had to post it on New York Shitty. Nice find!

Miss Heather

*Who also recently had the experience of someone blatantly lifting plagiarizing material from her blog.

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: The Ring

September 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

thering

From North 1 Street.

Miss Heather

Viridian Advertising Campaign Goes For New, “Low Key” Look

September 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222 

Inasmuch an I try (and I really do try) to avoid making ridiculing this property a cottage industry, the fact is they make it too damned easy to resist sometimes. Take the following for example:

signs

Has the recession at long last impacted the Viridian’s advertising budget or has someone in our fair community decided to air his (or her) disgust with his glass-encased and very unfinished new neighbor?

signatfranklin

It would appear the answer is “both”.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: An Offer You Can’t Refuse

September 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

driggspizza

When I saw this special at Driggs Pizza (whose Famous Grandpa pizza is outstanding, by the way) I couldn’t resist documenting for posterity. Granted, it’s not on the par of the “President Obama Special” but the offer of two slices of pizza accompanied by “1 Beer Can” (Budweiser only) is an enticement I can honestly say I have never seen before.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Mr. Graceful

September 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

mrgraceful

From Kent Avenue.

Miss Heather

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