Williamsburg Street Furniture Du Jour: Kent Avenue & North 1 Street

June 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

I found this curious trio of street furniture within eyeshot of each other at the intersection of North 1st Street and Kent Avenue while walking around Williamsburg today. The more eagle-eyed among you probably noticed that the latter-most item, a piano placed for the public’s enjoyment, graces a property that received a rather nasty missive a few of months ago. To refresh everyone’s memory it was authored by someone who called himself (herself?) “appalled neighbor” and was addressed to “medieval slum neighbors or transients”. Today I am pleased to report I saw no such nastiness. Perhaps music does, in fact, soothe the savage beast after all?

Miss Heather

Spotted On North 12 Street: High Hopes

June 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Culture War, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Before everyone runs down to North 12 Street between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street I you might be interested to know that upon closer examination I discerned this packet to be empty.

Party on, Williamsburg!

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: RC Dynamite

June 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken June 24, 2010.

Miss Heather

East Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Falling Down

From Thames Street.

Miss Heather

Bushwick Photo Du Jour: Burning Candy

From Johnson Avenue.

Miss Heather

East Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Bogart Street

When I took the above photograph of this piece by C215 I didn’t realize it came with a little “added value”: nice stencil piece of Britney Spears and Madonna’s infamous “kiss”.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Murphy’s Munchies, Revisited

Those of you who happen to be in the Garden Spot for what promises to be a sunny— if a bit balmy— weekend should swing by and see the rather impressive garden this chap has created. It’s a lovely addition to the neighborhood!

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: POP

June 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Roebling Street.

Miss Heather

At Large In Greenpoint: Spiff

I just received this the above photograph of Spiff the cats from her very upset owner, Stephanie. She writes:


Our 12 year old cat just escaped from our car on Greenpoint and Leonard Street between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street (My boyfriend ran out of gas, chaos ensued, cat jumped out the car window.) I am hoping she is still in that area, but she might try to get back to our place on Franklin between Green and Huron. Would you mind posting her picture and a plea for people to contact us if they spot her? Her name is Spiff. She has grey stripes, a white chin and green eyes. She has a zitty thing on her chin right now from the food bowl. She is very sweet.

If anyone has seen Spiff please contact Stephanie via email at: stephanie (dot) lawkins (at) gmail (dot) com


Miss Heather

THIS WEEKEND: Homemade Brooklyn & More

This item was brought to my attention by the immensely talented folks at Greenpoint’s very own Clay Space. Starting today they, along with a number of other Brooklyn artists and performers, will be strutting their stuff at Homemade: Brooklyn; “a weekend long pop-up event”. Sponsored by The Shiny Squirrel, free films, performances, workshops and music are also promised. Check it out!

Homemade: Brooklyn
June 25 – 27, 2010; 11:00 a.m. – “late”
“Metropolitan Green
439 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

In closing, it should be noted that this is part of Williamsburg Walks which commences tomorrow and runs through Sunday! You can get the full rundown about this year’s Williamsburg Walks (including a list of activities) by clicking here.

Miss Heather

P.S.: I feel compelled to give people a warning/caveat about Metropolitan Green. Last weekend I attempted to patronize their facilities.

I checked the hours this “comfort station” was purported to be open. It looked encouraging enough. But alas it was not to be.

As of the time I visited (10:21 a.m.) It was locked. My advice: be prepared to contend with the “Comfort Station” at McCarren or do what I do. Take your “business” to the W.E. Sheridan Playground instead.

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