Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Maher

January 22, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

When I found this quartet of Bill Mahers on Kent Avenue recently I did not ask myself why someone would see fit to do this. Rather, I thought: “Why not?”

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Great Moments In Sign Placement

January 22, 2010 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City 

This rather compelling juxtaposition has nothing whatsoever to do with north Brooklyn. Nonetheless when I discovered it over my first cup of morning coffee I knew it had to be showcased here for all to enjoy. So here it is. This hails from South Street Seaport and comes courtesy of Flatbush Gardener. Nice find!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: We Do It All!

January 22, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Yesterday I really needed a laugh and thanks to the Production Lounge (where the above sign is located) I got one. We’re not talking a paltry chuckle either. We’re talking bent-over-gasping-for-air fits of maniacal cackling. There a measure of truth in advertising at play here: gun fire, noise complaints, monthly strip parties with lap dances— and now Bar Mitzvahs and Sweet Sixteen Parties! The Production Lounge really does do it all!

My advice: if you decide to have little Timmy’s b’rith at this establishment it might be best to bundle up your bundle of joy in some Kevlar. And oh yeah, toting along a bottle or two of hand sanitizer may not be such a bad idea either.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Mutual Discrepancy

January 22, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This work of art by Gaia and Noh J. Coley hails from North 10 Street at Wythe Avenue. The above photograph does not do it justice. See it in person. It’s absolutely stunning.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Gables

January 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Java Street.

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photo Du Jour: Nassau Avenue

January 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crosstown Local, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I have noticed that these posters for “Blue Mountain State” have elicited a great deal of feedback from my fellow G train patrons. All negative. This one may very well be the best of the lot. Thanks for passing this along to me, Jacqueline!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: Blip

January 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

From Java Street.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Selections: Mail Theft Is A Punishable Crime

January 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

The latter most image (which along with its two predecessors is by an artist called Kid Acne) reminds me of former mail delivery woman I once had. She was a tiny woman of perhaps 45 years of age. She reminded me of younger version of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. AN INCREDIBLY ANGRY younger version of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. One time she chewed out a friend of mine for having Power Puff Girl stickers on her mailbox. She didn’t: the mailbox in question belonged to a neighbor. But my friend couldn’t muster the nerve to belabor this point. She simply accepted her punishment.

God, I miss that woman.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Special props go out to Luna Park for bringing this phenomenon to my attention. Great catch!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Greenpoint Coffee House To Close?

January 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Dave writes in an email entitled “Ombudswoman of Greenpoint”:

Perhaps you’ve blogged about this, perhaps not. Rumor has it that Greenpoint Coffee House will close at end of March!
THIS CAN”T HAPPEN!

I was just chatting with barista there and I said we need to start a petition, raise some funds, or contact NewYorkShitty, or both!!! so, I’m contacting you…

This place, IMHO, has the quintessential Greenpoint charm. A faded beauty with thinning veneer of nostalgia…
It has a comfort that other places don’t…

realistically, not sure what can be done. BUT…thought it worth telling this valuable observer of all things Greenpoint….

THANKS!

I heard rumblings about this back in September 2008. I was told the landlord refused to renew their lease— but they still had the better part of two years left on the current one. Sounds like this was more or less spot on. If anyone reading this has more information about what’s going on at 195 Franklin Street do share. Inquiring minds (and Greenpoint caffeine addicts) want to know!

Miss Heather

A Moment of Williamsburg Zen: Bayard Street

January 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Advanced Life Forms, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Why can’t I shake the feeling this was not a product of happenstance?

Miss Heather

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