Winning friends and influencing people…

March 7, 2007 by
Filed under: Crazy People, Greenpoint Magic 

Box Street Shit

As I was parsing though my incoming links today I came across this gem. WOW. I think I should hook her up with this guy. Who knows, after going “Christian Slatter” on my ass maybe romance will blossom? Contrary to what my husband says, I’ve always fancied myself as quite the incurable romantic.


In all seriousness, I find differing points of view fascinating. If this gal likes living in LIC, more power to her. I am actually happy to see someone standing up for her ‘nabe; I only wish she would have refrained from the personal insults. Those were not necessary and only serve to undermine her credibility.

Given all the cynicism and apathy I see every fucking day, I find Miss Striped Shirt’s, uh, enthusiasm refreshing. The next time I go to Long Island Shitty I’m wearing fucking body armor.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Long Island City still sucks. πŸ˜‰


12 Comments on Winning friends and influencing people…

  1. youdneverguess on Thu, 8th Mar 2007 9:18 am
  2. Is that chick seriously that put out by the fact that you don’t like her neighborhood? WTF? I’ll tell you what, people can talk all the shit they want about where I grew up. I’m glad I got the fuck out. Maybe it’s just our laid backness in California that we don’t defend our ‘hoods by hurling insults at people via the ‘internets’. Chick seemed a little psycho to me. Body armor probably isn’t a bad idea.

  3. missheather on Thu, 8th Mar 2007 9:34 am
  4. I don’t know that the fuck her problem is— nor do I care. Maybe some of Greenpoint’s benzene wafted her direction?

    I for one found the assumption that I am a 20-something hipster whose father (by implication) practices tax fraud VERY amusing. As it happens, my father was a Certified Public Accountant. He has since retired, but during his 30+ year career he was frequently pressured to ‘cook the books’. Everytime this was brought to the table, he tendered his resignation.

    Contrary to what that broad thinks, there are people left in this world who have integrity— and my dad is one of them.

  5. youdneverguess on Thu, 8th Mar 2007 10:13 am
  6. Here, here lady! My dad is an attorney, one of the few honest ones, and I can relate. I found that funny as well, that she assumes you are also a trust fund kid of some sort. Whatever. I thoroughly enjoy your posts and pictures and your entertaining ways.
    Did you notice how close LIC is to LICE? I thought that’s what you were referring to at first, LICE.

  7. missheather on Thu, 8th Mar 2007 10:33 am
  8. Thanks for the kind words.

    As for your “Lice” quip, I prefer to think of LIC this way: (po)LIC(e). The only two times I have had to spend HOURS at a Police station filing reports/giving a statement were due to incidents that happened there: one encounter with a subway masturbator and another dude who hit me with his car and drove off. Perhaps the latter is friends with this lady?

  9. hazeldove on Thu, 8th Mar 2007 2:56 pm
  10. god, i’m so tired of this whole discussion seeing that i wrote that post two months ago, but if you and your buddy, youdneverguess i’m laid back, want to continue ragging on me, that’s great. actually, i posted this today:
    “so, you might remember this post from a while back? well, miss heather has finally retaliated with this post on her blog. i have to admit that i do feel bad about the personal insults i made about miss heather, but i’m not going to defend my passion for my “shit hole” neighborhood. i spend a lot of time there and would feel the same about anywhere that i lived. it’s called community spirit, something that is clearly lacking not only in new york city, but in the united states.”
    anyway, last i checked there are masturbators and car accicdents in greenpoint and california, too. oh, and i’m glad that both of your fathers are soooo honest because mine isn’t!

  11. missheather on Thu, 8th Mar 2007 3:06 pm
  12. You need not feel like you need to ‘defend’ your “community spirit”. I like it. I just happen to dislike your ‘hood. A LOT.

    There’s no need to let this degenerate into some “Newton Creek Rumble”. Perhaps we should just let it simmer at low level community rivalry. Sort of like how Washington Redskins fans berate Dallas Cowboys fans (and vice versa).

    Your website ( looks very interesting. I look forward to checking it out later.

    P.S.: I’m sorry your father is dishonest. I say this with all sincerity.

  13. hazeldove on Thu, 8th Mar 2007 3:15 pm
  14. sounds good. in the end, both of our neighborhoods are experiencing the same annoying growth problems, and we will probably be priced out soon enough..
    oh, and that’s not my website, but it looks neat.

  15. missheather on Thu, 8th Mar 2007 3:26 pm
  16. No kidding. What’s more, you guys are probably impacted by the lovely oil spill that occupies Newton Creek as much as us. We should organize a joint Greenpoint/LIC vigilance committee, get some brickbats and go after the folks who have allowed this blight on our respective ‘hoods to persist. It’s fucking unexcusable. Call it an unholy alliance of enemies against an even GREATER enemy.

    After we have defeated our common enemy, we can revert back to our slugfest. πŸ˜‰

    “Little Cakes” may not be your site, but I really like the work they have up right now. Nifty!

    OH YEAH— I failed to mention that I almost got run over by an old drunk dude riding a bycicle on the SIDEWALK today. At least in LIC I had the honor of diving onto the hood of some guy’s MOTORIZED VEHICLE. I thought you might find that amusing (and very, very Greenpoint!).

  17. hazeldove on Thu, 8th Mar 2007 3:50 pm
  18. yes! why fight each other when we can go against the big guns!
    LOLed about you getting almost hit by the drunk bicyclist. i mean you didn’t see the colorful streamers, and hear the radio blasting that was attached to the bike? you know that guy? i’m picturing it happened close to the liquor store on manhattan ave where all my favorite drunks used to hang out.

  19. missheather on Thu, 8th Mar 2007 4:04 pm
  20. I just came to the realization that I transposed your commenter info with ANOTHER person. Yeah, I can be MAJOR a dumbass— especially when I have 5 cats hassling me to feed them. Whoops.

    For the record, I was almost run over by a drunk POLISH dude bicycling in front of the C-Town. This dude was seriously WASTED. Don’t drink and drive! That said, yes I know which bike guy you are talking about. Never seen him drive on the sidewalks, tho.

    Anyhoo, I’m not too sure WHICH liquor store you are talking about. A couple come to mind. I suspect you are talking about the one just north of Greenpoint Avenue. That’s where the cadre of hardcore drunks hang out. The really old, disgusting one seems to be their leader. I have an FUCKING HILARIOUS pic of this guy wearing a pair of “bat” glasses (waiting for the Bacardi “Bat Signal”, no doubt). If you want to see it, I’ll forward it to you. You’ll piss your pants laughing. I almost did.

    Peace out!

  21. youdneverguess on Thu, 8th Mar 2007 4:23 pm
  22. HD – you were the one who hurled insults – I simply responded to a site I read every day, Miss Heather’s and what was said about her. No need to get your panties wadded up, I’m not trying to rag on you. I just found it amusing and somewhat psychotic that you would react the way you did to someone’s bad experiences in your neighborhood. And yeah, for the record, I am laid back. Better than uptight. Glad you ladies are putting your differences behind you though. Love the team spirit.

  23. missheather on Thu, 8th Mar 2007 4:33 pm
  24. It’s all good, folks. I say we all meet up at the playground, draw up a battle plan and kick (over) development butt.

    HD: I do not know if you read it, but the NYT had an article (fairly) recently about skyscraper dwellers in your ‘nabe pissing and bleeding about the Pepsi-Cola sign in your ‘hood. Apparently it pollutes their view of the NYC skyline. Assholes.

    As a good faith gesture, I suggest that we start with them and then go after the peeps who are about to demo the Pencil Factory on West Street to build (yet another) glass box.

    YNG: I do not know where you live, but I suspect we can work it into our schedule/agenda. BTW— I like your post about Starbucks. πŸ˜‰

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