From The New York Shitty Inbox: The Viridian Gets DOH’ed?

June 4, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

If the above photograph which was taken by a Viridian resident is any indication that would appear to be the case. He/She writes:

Don’t know the story behind this pool closing but I’ll find out.  Someone pulled a caddyshack?

To be continued…?

Miss Heather

UPDATE, June 5 2010: I have just received word from my tipster that the pool has been reopened. Hmm…

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Ride

June 4, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Metropolitan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Superman

From Nassau Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Plathisms

June 4, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken June 3, 2010.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Dog Days

June 3, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Save Rite Wine & Liquor on Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Got Hair?

Cut it for a cause!

My day started with a pair of soiled manties at McCarren Park and later progressed to door-to-door pussy solicitations, so I guess it is only logical a hair drive would follow. The above flier (which hails from Pets On The Run) reads:

My Two Dogs will be donating as much fur as possible to a non-profit organization called Matter of Trust, which has createda fur collection drive. Both dog and human hair is adsorbent (sic), meaning oil will cling to it. The hair is stuffed into tubes (booms) made out of pantyhose. Then the booms are tied together to contain the oil spill.

So there have you. No mention of cat hair is made so I’m guessing it is not absorbent. Too bad.

Got Fur?
June 18, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. & June 22, 2010 from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
My Two Dogs
434 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Stacked

June 3, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From South 1 Street.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Fashion Watch: Bedford Avenue

June 3, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Culture War, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Tattooed thigh high stockings and flip flops. Welcome to the new Williamsburg.

Miss Heather

One Of Those Days…

(Or, Meet Mimi)

I have often made mention on this web site that when I am left alone at the junk shop interesting things happen. Well, today was no exception. My boss and co-worker left me in charge so they could get a snack.

That’s when I made the acquaintance of Mimi, the cat you see above. Her two soon-to-be former owners wheeled her into the junk shop on a dolly in a cat box  and asked me if I needed a cat.

I have had a number of people enter the junk shop trying to sell me one thing or another over the years— electronics usually— and I refuse to purchase them. This is store policy because more often than not these items are, how should we say— hot? The same could be said for Mimi: after being carted down Manhattan Avenue door to door in a cat box sans air conditioning this pussy was rather warm. When I asked why they were getting rid of her I was told her owner was pregnant and couldn’t be around cat boxes. Uh-huh.

Stupefied, appalled and suspecting there is probably not a black market for tabbies I made some phone calls. I am pleased to announce that the guys at Dog Habitat have stepped up to the plate! Mimi now resides in air-conditioned comfort in one of their delightfully appointed kitty condos. It goes without saying that this is a temporary situation. Mimi is a very friendly (and furry) eight month old Maine Coon mix who would make a great companion for that purrfect person. Maybe you? If you would like to make the acquaintance of Miss Mimi and give her the loving home she so richly deserves please contact the folks at Dog Habitat via email or telephone at:

  • rescue (at) doghabitat (dot) org
  • (347) 689 – 4000

You can also make a donation to Dog Habitat to help pay for Mimi’s medical expenses/upkeep by clicking here. In closing I want to thank Jay Lombard (again) for taking this lovely lass in on a dime. It is greatly appreciated.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Other niceties from my day (and it ain’t over yet) include (but are not limited to):

  1. Being given a one cent “tip” from a particularly annoying customer (who tried to talk me down to 49 cents on a 50 cent postcard) and
  2. a 50-60 something chap informing me that the blue umbrella he was carrying on his shoulder was a M-14 which he picked up in Vietnam. I apologize that I have no photograph of this gent to share with you, dear readers. Not being an expert in fire arms I couldn’t tell if it was loaded.

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: Carbon Footprint

June 3, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Greenpoint Avenue.

Miss Heather

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