New York Shitty Day Starter: Feministing

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

From Banker Street.

Miss Heather

Note: The second image hails from none other than the SWO’ed and vacated Sweater Factory Lofts.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Metropolitan Avenue

January 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

If Miss Watts is reading this, I think someone would like to have a word with you.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: North 7 Street

January 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Amusing enough, next to this assemblage is a sign prohibiting material being left in front of the building.

They never thought to prohibit stuff being left ON said building.

So the learning curve goes in northside Williamsburg.

Miss Heather

From The Greenpoint Grapevine: What’s Up At Silent h?

January 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

What’s curious about this item is while my tipster is in Greenpoint, the establishment in question is in Williamsburg. It happens to involve one of my favorite restaurants: Silent h. Here’s the buzz:

Silent h is closed. A new partner has been brought on board, they are going to change  the menu and give the place a make-over.

I decided to do a walk-by today to see what’s up.

Sure enough, the storefront is shuttered.

And there is evidence of interior work being done.

Anyone have the 411 as to what is going on here? I’m dying to know.

(going into garden spring roll withdrawal)

Miss Heather

Southside Street Art Du Jour: Geometry

January 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From South 1 Street.

Miss Heather

Caption This: Found On North 7 Street

January 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Caption This, Culture War, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

When I saw this my jaw dropped. I was literally speechless. This is really saying something since I usually have a lot to say. Some could argue (successfully) that I have too much to say. Not this time. Anyone out there have a caption for this lovely item? If so, please tender them via comments or email at:

missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com

I look forward to seeing what you guys and gals cook up. Methinks I’ll offer a prize of a 8″ x 12″ print of the winner’s choice. Get cracking Greenpointers and Williamsburgers!

Miss Heather

UPDATE, January 21, 2010: I am pleased to report I have already received a number of compelling entries! Since I remembered I didn’t give a deadline. Here it is: Monday, January 24, 2010 5:00 p.m. EST.

155 Calyer Street Update

January 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

It has been some time since I have revisited this property. I have written about it rather extensively and as of the last post it has been served a Stop Work Order. A number of people have wondered what is slated to grace this property. Well, I have the answer: it is going to be a laundromat. I suspect many will agree with me that such a business is sorely needed in this part of Greenpoint.

But this post isn’t about a dearth of goods and services. That is boring. Rather, I am going to write about how I learned this space is going to be a laundromat. This is infinitely more interesting, as you will see.

After pulling some seriously brutal hours, the Mister took last Friday off. Inasmuch as I can deduce he spent it playing around on the computer. This is his usual m.o. when he has down time. In any case, whatever he was doing was interrupted by a phone call. It was our landlord. He was quite upset. Long story made short: he was the author of the work at 155 Calyer Street. After receiving a Stop Work Order his secretary did some research and discovered New York Shitty. Somehow they put it together who is the author of this site: me.

My husband informed me that our landlord seemed to be under the impression I was angry at him and raised a stink about 155 Calyer to take a dig at him. I can assure you (and him if he is reading this) this was and is not the case. Had I known he was responsible for this I probably would have approached the matter a little differently. I probably would have given him a head’s up that the work at this site has come to the attention of a number of people and the absence of any work permits was probably going to net a complaint to the Department of Buildings. But why trifle with what could have been? Here and now my landlord thinks I have it out for him.

I do not. But I (and a number of other Greenpoint residents) do have a “thing” for illegal demolition and construction work. Especially when it comes to landmarked properties. This is the result of witnessing years upon years of watching abuse being heaped upon this neighborhood and my community’s quality of life at the behest of unscrupulous speculators. And this city’s seeming unwillingness to do anything about it.

What’s more, I really like purple aluminum siding.

All in all, our landlord is a swell guy. Although I have voiced frustrations about the living conditions in our humble abode in the past, since there was a change in management— and our former Super was sent packing (that man was about as worthless as they come)— things have been quite good. When things break (and they do, this is inevitable) they are fixed in a timely manner and more importantly they are fixed properly. I would not have a signed a two year lease (sans rider— which was one of the most odious and legally questionable documents I have ever seen and it should be noted was NOT drawn up by our landlord) last month if I was unhappy. Much to the contrary: I am quite happy.

Except for the fact I probably had a hand in getting my landlord in trouble. I feel pretty bad about that.

I am certain when this laundomat is up and running it be an asset— not a detriment— to the community. Foremost and above all (and I suspect I speak for many when I write this) I am relieved that this space is not going to be another bar. We have way too many of these already.

Miss Heather

Boobification 2.0: Feedback

January 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: Boobification 

It hasn’t even been 24 hours and I have already received some interesting feedback regarding my Cut and Pasty project. Such as this comment from MaineBarnCat:

How about a non-pixellated set? I favor American Realist art myself.

While I am flattered, I regret to inform MaineBarnCat (and everyone else for that matter) the answer is no. Not for free anyway. I myself am an American Capitalist. The perversion this person proposes has a hefty price. Cash. Upfront.

BestViewInBrooklyn inquires:

Will we be seeing these on various billboards and sculptures and kiddie-rides anytime soon?  (If so, I request the fake Donald with a football on 5th and 46th.)

The purpose of this exercise is audience participation. Use your imagination. Why stop with Donald Duck? Why not wear these bad boys the next time you’re called for jury duty? At your nephew’s bar mitzvah? Job interviews? Community board meetings? The possibilities are endless.

Thankfully this was not lost on everyone. Case in point:

I can’t honestly say I saw this one coming. Thanks, t!

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Home

January 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This item (which hails from the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and Berry Street) comes courtesy of a lady named Donna. What really makes this image if you ask me are the remains of a flier from Diana Reyna’s latest (and I will add successful) run for the 34th City Council seat. This somehow pulls it all together. Great find, Donna!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Aw @#$%

January 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Dog Shit, Dung of the Day, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From North 7 Street.

Miss Heather

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