Bed Stuy Photo Du Jour: Balloons

March 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11221, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn 

From Malcolm X Boulevard.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Cat & Mouse

South 5 Street, 11211

Richardson Street, 11211

South 5 Street, 11211

Manhattan Avenue, 11206

Broadway, 11221

Manhattan Avenue, 11222

Miss Heather

Bed-Stuy Photo Du Jour: Something For The Kids

March 2, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11221, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, Street Art 

From Broadway.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: Bedford Stuyvesant Selections

March 1, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11205, 11221, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn 

Since the weather was downright gorgeous (and it should be noted some crew was jack hammering up the street in front of my apartment building) I decided to expand my horizons a little and go to Bedford Stuyvesant. Follows are some highlights from my sojourn. Enjoy!

Cattitude!

Miss Heather

Bushwick Photo Du Jour: One Stop Shop

March 1, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11221, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn 

From Broadway.

Miss Heather

Bedford Stuyvesant Street Art Du Jour: Malcolm X Boulevard

March 1, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11221, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, Street Art 

Taken March 1, 2010.

Miss Heather

Pugilism In Greenpoint?

May 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

streetfightthumbAfter watching this amazing video yesterday of two youths having an impromptu boxing match on Grand Street (and getting over the What The Fuck factor) my mind has been abuzz with pugilistic thoughts. Namely the following question:

Was boxing a popular sport in north Brooklyn 100+ years ago?

To sate my need to know I pointed and clicked my way over to the Brooklyn Public Library’s online archive of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and did a little searching. It didn’t take me long to get my answer either:

ABSOLUTELY.

Follow are a few articles I found regarding the Greenpoint Sporting Club. Not really being “into” boxing myself what I find of interest is the arcane language (e.g.; “mixing it up in a lively fashion”) and the “monikers” some of these guys have. Politically correct 1890’s Greenpoint was most decidedly not. Enjoy!

August 31, 1897

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October 19, 1897

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December 21, 1897

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December 23, 1897

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Both started in lovely, Burns playing havoc with Kelly’s nose…

Nope, they just don’t write ’em like they used to!

Miss Heather

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