New York Shitty Day Starter: Free Minds & Truth Seekers

January 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Metropolitan Avenue.

Miss Heather

LAST GASP: Homicide at Huron & Manhattan Avenue?

I have received two emails about this incident. L writes:

Hi Miss Heather —

fyi – just saw this on Gothamist news map — sending as your investigative reporting is the BEST —

Homicide | Manhattan Ave & Huron St Manhattan, NY | 1/24/2010 5:31 p.m.

(lest it seems i regularly read crime reports (!), was looking for info on why a helicopter was buzzing my neighborhood for an hour last nite – but no report)

T writes:

…gothamist newsmap homicide manhattan / huron?!

what’s the story?

That’s what I want to know. The story.

When I got off the B43 at 5:00 p.m.-ish today I saw an ambulance, two police cars and a handful of lookie-loos between India and Huron Street. If there was an “incident” it happened well before I came on the scene. I suspect I speak for many fellow Greenpointers when I write that I find this very disturbing. If anyone reading this has the 411 please tender them via comments or via email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com.

Your identity will remain anonymous.

Miss Heather

P.S.: L also writes;

…& while we’re on subject of crime – also on Gothamist, saw 2 reports of armed robberies at Roebling & N 9th in a week – one’s on today’s list (from last nite) — both evening, NOT middle of nite — that’s a dark & quiet corner — but seems stalled development has made things worse.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Waiting For G(odot)

January 24, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Crosstown Local, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

1:27 p.m.

1:37 p.m.

2:02 p.m.

2:11 p.m.

2:20 p.m.

It would appear not everyone was displeased with shuttle buses replacing the G train this dreary Sunday afternoon.

2:25 p.m.

Then again, I suspect efficient mass transit was not a priority for this young couple.

Miss Heather

Credits/Props: This post is dedicated to the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

An East Williamsburg Moment of Zen: Domo Arrigato

From Richardson Street.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Metropolitan Avenue

January 24, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This has been brought to you courtesy of your friendly neighborhood.

Miss Heather

East Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Conselyea Street

January 24, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

After I took the above photograph (at 2:55 p.m., five minutes before game time) the man responsible for this display said:

Hurry up, I need to take this down! I do not want to jinx anything.

So hurry I did.

One cannot help but admire this level of dedication.

I hope this post doesn’t jinx the game either. Not because I am a big football fan (frankly I could care less): rather my gut instinct tells me I do not want this chap angry at me if they lose!

Miss Heather

UPDATE, 6:20 p.m.: Shortly after this post was published the game reversed in favor of the Colts. The Jets lost. 30 to 17. Whoops.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Guernsey Street

I have watched this (which hails from 189 Guernsey Street) evolve over the years. I have been told it is supposed to be a trellis for grapevines. I’m not so sure this is the case. Anymore, anyway. It has become something more.

Much more.

This may very well be the Garden Spot’s solution to the Watts Towers.

Miss Heather

TODAY: Cat & Kitten Adoption Event at Muddy Paws

January 24, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Crazy Cat Lady, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Today from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. some of my favorite north Brooklyn cat ladies will be having an adoption event at Williamspoint’s very own Muddy Paws. I have it on very good intelligence the lass you see to the left, Cristal, and her fellow bottle babies Dom and Taittinger will be among the cats and kittens wishing to make the acquaintance of someone (perhaps you?) who will give them a loving, lasting home. Lest you are wondering why this trio is named after champagne, I will tell you: they were rescued from a kill shelter on New Year’s Eve. Why not swing by and say “Hi”? Who knows, you might make a new feline friend— or two?

North Brooklyn Cats Adoption Event
January 24, 2010 starting at 2:00 p.m.
Muddy Paws
447 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

In closing, I will leave you with this footage of Cristal, Dom and Taittinger with their foster mom: a pup named “Spoto”. Be sure to listen for Dom’s ferocious growl at the very end. Too cute!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Splash

January 24, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From North 10 Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Quality Control

January 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Kobe takes great pride in personally inspecting each and every cat tree at his place of work (and it should be noted, play): Animal Planet!

Miss Heather

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