What Not To Do This Weekend

August 20, 2019 ·
Filed under: 11222, Asshole, Fuck This Shit, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn 

UPDATE, 8/21/19: From a buddy of mine who contacted The Warsaw. Here what he had to say:

I just received a statement from The Polish National Home . The Polish National Home and Warsaw does not share the views that this man is talking about and that this event was advertised without our consent. CANCELLED!

If you all are looking for something to do this weekend, I would kindly like to recommend inquiring of the Warsaw why they provide a platform for holocaust deniers.* Yes, not only is this fellow a holocaust denier but he is the second one the Warsaw has provided a forum to this summer.

To get the full rundown as to what’s up with his dude, I strongly recommend you go to this Twitter string by Venture Communist and give it a read. Among other things, this fellow has been banned from YouTube for hate speech, believes Elie Wiesel is a fraud; believes Jews were active collaborators with the Nazis in the Holocaust and much, much more. Trust me folks, you will come away disgusted.

*Be sure to mention Marek, the manager. He handles the music side. He is apparently who is bringing these CHUDs in.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Grow Your Parks


A number of folks have brought this to my attention. But I am rolling with this one as I found the “copy” the most provocative:

Hi, Heather…any chance you can do a quick thing on this on your site? Feel free to editorialize as much as you wish, but it would be nice to let people know about it. That way they can come and personally rip on the new OSA director if they wish.

PDF attached. Here is the copy I sent out along with it:

Friends and Neighbors,

The OSA Community Committee is pleased to announce the next Public Forum will be taking place on Wednesday June 12, 2013 at The Warsaw in Greenpoint at 7pm.

The Public Forum is your chance as community members to bring your ideas for maintaining, improving and celebrating our public parks in North Brooklyn both with your fellow North Brooklynites and with OSA leadership. Join your neighbors in discussing the state of your parks and generating priorities for the Parks Department and OSA staff.

This year you have a unique opportunity to meet and hear from the Executive Director of OSA, Ed Janoff. Ed will present his plan for addressing the ideas the community submitted at the last Public Forum as well as take your questions.

We hope to see you there!

Grow Your Parks: OSA Public Parks Forum
Wednesday, June 12th 2013 starting at 7:00 p.m.
The Warsaw
261 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Third Annual NYC Beard & Moustache Competition

Myk O’ Connor writes:

Hey Miss Heather!

Just wanted to let you know we are having our 3rd Annual NYC Beard and Moustache Competition on Saturday, December 8th at Warsaw in Greenpoint!  This year we have 13 categories (including 2 womens; most realistic and most creative).  Raffle prizes, Belly dancer, bands and mother fucking perogies!  Registration is 630pm and doors 7pm.  Cost is $15 in advance $20 at the door.  All proceeds go to NYC Chapter of The MS Society.  VIP and Super VIP ticket options available for both spectators and and competitors! http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/VenueListings.action?venueId=22869

We also have drink specials this year and are utilizing the app Beard Wars for a separate “People choice” prize for competitors. Our website is www.gothamcitybeards.com

Thank you!

Naturally I had some questions about this affair. Among them:

What, if any, attention will there be for back hair? I ask because I know a lot of really hairy dudes here. Methinks this should be taken under consideration. 😉

Myk replied as follows:

I have been to competitions where hairy dudes take off their shirts and most definitely score points for “flair” “costume” and audience reaction!

So there have you. Check it out!

Third Annual Beard & Moustache Competition
December 8, 2012 starting at 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
Cost of Admission: $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door
The Warsaw
261 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222



REMINDER: Last Dance…

June 6, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

of the season, that is!

Although I have posted this already some time ago, I am going to do so again. Why, you ask? Because I went last year and had a lot of fun!

End of Season Performance by the Polish American Folk Dance Company
Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
Price of admission: $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for children/students/senior citizens
Where to buy tickets:
The Forum Agency
616 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

(718) 389-1010


The Polish National Home (AKA: The Warsaw, where this event will come to pass)
261 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

718 387-5252

You can also RSVP via Facebook by clicking here.

From The North Brooklyn Community Group: MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

September 6, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Although this meeting is not until next week, I feel compelled to pass it along stat. Next Tuesday, September 13th, at our very own Polish National Home the folks/minds behind Bring to Light and the Institute for Applied Reporting and Urbanism want to get your take, fellow Greenpointers, on what you’d see like to happen to our waterfront! Here’s the 411 per their press release:

Institute for Applied Reporting and Urbanism and the organizers of Bring to Light, http://bringtolightnyc.org/, the light- and projection-art festival planned for Oct. 1 in Greenpoint, invite you to join us on Sep. 13 at 6:30 PM at the Polish National Home for a meeting about realizing a shared vision for the waterfront in our neighborhood.

How Can We Use the Waterfront Now? will present plans for this year’s Bring to Light festival, including the scope of the event and all of the ways the organizers are responding to concerns about noise, crowds, flows of pedestrians, bikes, and sanitation. We will give neighbors a chance to respond to those plans and share ideas about how we can improve the festival. We are also inviting a diverse group of community activists, designers, artists, officials, and leaders to provide a broader picture of plans in effect and under development for the transformation of the Greenpoint East River into an active publicly accessible environment.

We would be especially grateful for the participation of those of you who enjoyed the festival last year, as well as everyone who has concerns or misgivings about the role of artists and young people in our community. We believe that this event can only be a success if it models a better future for Greenpoint. That can only happen if the festival is as inclusive as possible and builds consensus among all the groups that live in our community.

Last year, we produced the event through a quick two-month process of consultation with community activists, elected officials, parks advocates, the city administration, business owners, and neighbors. It was done on a shoestring budget, largely self-funded, through volunteer labor and the commitment of a few individuals. Your participation turned the American playground and Noble Street into a magical place filled with families, young people, and people who have lived in Greenpoint for generations.

Since the event last year, a new floor was opened for artist studios in the Greenpoint Terminal Market, Fowler Arts Collective has grown and prospered, new cafes have opened up along Franklin Street, a new pier was completed with ferry service connecting the neighborhoods along the East River, and the Transmitter Park is nearing completion. There was also a hugely controversial proposal for a Night Market on West Street that was rejected by the neighborhood and raised many fears about the future direction of Greenpoint.

We want to be a part of process that promotes the kind of cultural life and waterfront access you envision for the area. Are there ways we can produce the festival that can be a tool of advocacy and an advanced front in waterfront access for the public? In the future, would you like to see a children’s science center, a small burger stand on the edge of the water, a beer garden, or a protected wilderness for endangered species? A swimming pool in the East River, a place for small boats to launch, a museum dedicated to the industrial history of the area and its service to our country, a preserved historic site, affordable housing, or a place to play? In the absence of real estate development, we have an opportunity to produce the neighborhood we want now and fight for the parks and waterfront walkways promised by the city in its rezoning plan.

Join us in a discussion of the Bring to Light festival and how it can serve as an advocate for your interests, strengthen the community, improve its physical character, and be a part of the many initiatives underway to make the Greenpoint waterfront more publicly accessible, greener, more sustainable, and a better place for the everyone in the neighborhood. Although this is a one-night event, we want it to have a lasting positive resonance throughout the year.

Check it out!

How Can We Use The Waterfront Now: A Community Meeting
September 13, 2011 starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Polish National Home (AKA: The Warsaw)
261 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

New York Shitty Slide Show du Jour: Polish American Folk Dance Company

June 20, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As I have mentioned previously on this site, Greenpoint’s very own Polish American Folk Dance Company is gearing up to compete in Poland this upcoming summer. To this end they have conducted a number of fund-raising events including having a live performance at the Warsaw. This came to pass yesterday afternoon. Yours truly attended and had a most enjoyable time. Follows is a slide show of highlights. Be sure to watch this in its entirety because the littlest dancer of the group is to be found at the very end. She is mind-bogglingly cute!

Those of you who like what you have just seen can make a donation to the P.A.F.D.C. by clicking here.

Miss Heather

This Sunday: Rzeszów 2011 Folk Festival Fundraiser

June 15, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Last month (in a post featuring two very lovely young ladies) I had made mention that Greenpoint’s very own Polish American Folk Dance Company was raising money to compete at Rzeszów Festival, an international dance competition in Poland. Well, that time is drawing near and you have an opportunity to see them strut their stuff (and lend them a hand) this upcoming Sunday, May 19, at The Warsaw! The festivities start at 3:00 p.m. and tickets (which are $10.00 for children/students and $15.00 for adults respectively) can be purchased at the door or at The Forum Agency which is located at 616 Manhattan Avenue. Check it out!

Rzeszów 2011 Folk Festival Fundraiser
June 19, 2011 starting at 3:00 p.m.
The Polish National Home (AKA: The Warsaw)
261 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Polish Reggae

April 22, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Am I the only person who finds this rather enticing? In any case, the fact they named this event (band?) after a creature which purportedly sucks blood from livestock (Ed. Note: chupacabra means “goat sucker” in Spanish) is pure gravy. No pun intended.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Saturday Night

April 10, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken April 9, 2011.

Miss Heather

Coming To Greenpoint: The Dead Milkmen

I spied the above fliers at Beacon’s Closet today before endeavoring upon a fruitless search for sundresses. What I found were “clothes for hos” instead. This in and of itself would not have been a problem— but they were big for me to wear! Nonetheless I was pretty jazzed to learn the Dead Milkmen are coming to town. Given the “thing” for all things nowadays 80’s this is probably the coolest to come to north Brooklyn since the Cramps!

The Dead Milkmen
April 9, 2011 (show starts at 7:00 p.m.)
The Warsaw
261 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222
Price of admission: $25.00 (tickets can be purchased here)

Here’s a little something to get you in the mood. “Punk Rock Girl”— or as prefer to call it: the courtship of Miss and Mister Heather.

Miss Heather

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