New York Shitty Day Starter: Subway

From Morgan Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Love, Bushwick Style


From Jefferson & Ingraham Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Pup

January 13, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Dobbin Street.

Miss Heather

East Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Ingraham Street Selections

Taken January 12, 2010.

Miss Heather

The OSA Trilogy: Part One

After much ado and two extensions, OSA; Opace Space Alliance North Brooklyn has released their financial statement for 2008. Of particular interest to yours truly is this:

OSA Presents, Inc. (per the New York Department of State Corporation Database) hails from 79 North 11 Street, Brooklyn, New York. The Brooklyn Brewery. Steve Hindy, Proprietor.

Now let’s compare OSA Presents, Inc. with OSA’s mission statement:

For decades the Greenpoint/Williamsburg communities have been severely under served for park space. OSA is dedicated to filling that need. By supplementing the New York City Parks Department’s basic operations with private funds, OSA proposes to initiate a large array of capital projects and community programs.

OSA will boost public awareness of the crucial role parks play in the urban environment, while gaining support from donors and volunteers for restoration and new development projects. Through a formal partnership agreement with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, OSA allows the community to have a voice in the management and maintenance of existing parks– and the creation of new parks…

Greenpoint has not fared well under OSA’s oversight. A glorified campsite with wood chips and assorted industrial detritus does not a “park” make, OSA. “Interim” or otherwise.

This sucks.

How can the “community” have a voice when “certain members of the board” of OSAnb elected— without “community” knowledge or feedback— to start an organization whose purpose seems to be perpetuating said org? Why is OSAnb (for all intents and purposes) a government-sponsored “event organizer”? It’s rather Kafka-esque and/or Orwellian when you think about it.

I’ll leave up for you, dear readers, to decide. Here’s Part I.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Hellbent

From Thames Street.

Miss Heather

LAST GASP: 1801-1809

January 12, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11231, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn 

This ad hoc tribute America’s third President (and the man whose face graces the $2.00 bill) comes courtesy of Cypress Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: A Street Fair on Manhattan Avenue?

January 12, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Although this is (obviously) a ways off I wanted to bring it to your attention anyway: any and all who would like to see a street fair this summer should head to 1018 Manhattan Avenue (AKA: The Greenpoint Grocery) and sign the petition. The proposed date for the “Greenpoint Hispanic Festival” is August 8, 2010 and the location will be Manhattan Avenue between Green and Dupont Street. I for one would love to see this happen. If you do too head over to 1018 and grace this petition with your John Hancock!

Greenpoint Hispanic Festival Petition
1018 Manhattan Avenue (Greenpoint Grocery)
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Bushwick Street Art Du Jour: Here’s The Beef!

January 12, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11231, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Street Art 

From Troutman Street.

Miss Heather

Bushwick Street Seating Du Jour: Chaise

January 12, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11231, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Street Furniture 

From Jefferson Street.

Miss Heather

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