Spotted In Greenpoint: Miss Gowanus

June 16, 2009 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


This morning before my hair appointment I decided to swing by The Bounty film shoot on Manhattan Avenue and see what’s shaking. Everyone was clad in their finest 4th of July fettle— except me, of course. Decked out in my Mao hat and sporting a dour expression that could be interpreted as “I hate capitalist oppressors.” (but in actuality means “I have forgone my usual morning cup of coffee”) I stuck out like a sore thumb. That is until I saw this.

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Miss GowanusNYS

The thought of a beauty queen (or in this case queens— three of them to be exact) representing the only body of water I know of that has the clap— standing only a used condom’s toss from another equally revolting waterway— put me in fits of uncontrollable laughter. Then I thought the better of it: why not? Hell, why we’re at it why not have a Miss Newtown Creek contest? It could be fun! Any takers?

You can look forward to more images from today’s film shoot (including a little live footage) later so stay tuned!

Miss Heather


5 Comments on Spotted In Greenpoint: Miss Gowanus

  1. neighborhood threat on Tue, 16th Jun 2009 4:04 pm
  2. glad you took photos, hate that i am missing this.

  3. missheather on Tue, 16th Jun 2009 4:13 pm
  4. I’m sorting them right now. Should be up later this evening.

  5. brooklynrob on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 12:35 pm
  6. Please tell me that they didn’t spell “BensonhErst” incorrectly in that first photo.

  7. bleibtreu on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 1:02 pm
  8. Well, Miss Gowanus is probably meant to represent the neighborhood by that name, not the canal… but what I want to know is: how did they misspell “Bensonhurst”?

  9. OldStyleNo10 on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 1:29 pm
  10. Bensonherst?

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