Long Island City Photos Du Jour: 5Pointz

June 7, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Street Art 

Taken June 6, 2010.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Out To Dry

June 7, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

By ravikjolly.

Miss Heather

Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Extreme Cuteness

June 7, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

I was dog tired (pardon the pun) after yesterday’s tour of Woodside— but not enough to pass up making the acquaintance of this lovely lady. Her name is Lulu and she is 13 weeks old.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: Woodside Selections

June 7, 2010 ·
Filed under: Queens 

As promised here are some highlights from yesterday’s Forgotten-NY tour of Woodside, Queens. Enjoy!

Miss Heather

P.S.: I have word the next tour on Kevin’s agenda will be Bushwick! The working date is June 27; he will post details on Forgotten-NY when they’re finalized.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Goldsholle & Garfinkel

June 7, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken June 6, 2010.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Monsters

June 7, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From North 6 Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: The Corner Frenzy

June 7, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken June 5, 2010.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: The Crosstown Local Rides Again!

(Or: Happy Belated Mother’s Day From 21st Street)

It looks innocent enough.

This Mother’s Day tome is sweet albeit in an urban kind of way.

Then you see and smell this.

WTF?

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Two Guys Auto

June 6, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

D writes:  My wife and I were recently totally screwed by Two Guys Auto on McGuinness.  They did about $1200 of unauthorized work, charged us for authorized work they didn’t do, and did some things dangerously bad, not to mention getting belittled when confronting them about it.

Anyway, looking on-line (unfortunately after the fact), I notice a BBB rating of F and a lot of similar stories on Yelp/Citysearch (next to suspiciously similar praises but that’s another story).

I’m assuming with the number of folks around the hood reading your blog, there may be people with similar experiences.  I’m hoping to connect with other folks who’ve had problems to establish a documented pattern of fraud here, so that we can have the DMV investigate this as opposed to individual he said/she said type cases…

Thanks a bunch and hopefully my next tip/email will be on something fun like kittens!

I’ve looked at the Yelp and Citysearch reviews for Two Guys Auto. The Citysearch reviews are by and large positive; the Yelp reviews, on the other hand, are either very positive or negative. Here are some examples to give you an idea of what I am talking about.

I’ll be forthright: one of the reasons I live in New York City is I do not have to own an car. As tatty as our rapid transit system seems (and is) I’d rather wait for a bus or even the G train (when it is running, that is) than deal with the manifold annoyances that come with automobile ownership. But that’s my position; I have the presence of mind to know that some people have elected not to make this decision or their place/line of work does not permit this “luxury”. Therefore I tender D’s inquiry to you, dear readers:

  1. Have you had problems/issues with Two Guys Auto?
  2. Do you have a recommendation for a reliable mechanic in north Brooklyn/Long Island City for Woody?

If so, please shoot D an email at: twoguysproblem (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Special Forgotten-NY Edition

June 6, 2010 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Queens, Urban Fur 

This most unexpected (and very sweet) highlight from today’s Forgotten New York tour of Woodside hails from Universal Deli & Convenience. You can look forward to more pics from my sojourn in a bit… so stay tuned!

Miss Heather

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