New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Calavera


As spotted on this lovely afternoon on Metropolitan Avenue. Closing on a somewhat related note (this of course being Day of the Dead), Williamsburg’s very own Huitzilli will be offering free sugar skull workshops October 26th!


Spaces are limited so it is probably best to RSVP sooner as opposed to later. Check it out!

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Manhattan Avenue

On the way home from today’s sojourn around north Brooklyn the Mister and I decided to check out the street fair coming to pass on Manhattan Avenue. While certainly enjoyable as always, yours truly made it a point to swing by this booth which was selling Lucha Libra gear. Knowing a sterling opportunity to torment the Mister when I see one, I struck up a conversation with the fellow manning this booth.

Me: I really like this. Unfortunately, I can tell it is too small.
Vendor: I have them in your size.
Me (pleased): You do? That’s great! Of course my husband would not want me to have one.
(The Mister is getting visibly uncomfortable)
Vendor: Your husband?
Me (pointing at the Mister): Yeah, this guy. He knows one day he’d come home from work and I’d go “Lucha Libre” on his ass.

This fellow found this quite amusing and commenced to tell me one of the best tales I have heard in a long time. It was as follows:

I live in Coney Island. One summer I was selling my goods on the boardwalk. One day a man and woman selected and purchased masks. The next day they came back by and gave me a beer. I asked them why. They went on to tell me that the night before they had the best sex they have ever had in their life. I really didn’t want to know that.

Not only did yours truly find this tremendously entertaining, but it reminded me of one of the best reader contributions I have ever received. It dates from October 20, 2008 and comes from right here in north Brooklyn. Without further ado here it is (again):

Rebecca11222 wrote (in an email entitled “Valentines Day for Halloween”):

Found 10/20 on North 9th between Roebling and Driggs. 2nd shot is close-up of invitation.

Hmm, we have a Mexican wrestler mask and a note tucked under the windshield wiper of a car. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Looks like someone from the ‘burg had a little fun last night… albeit in West Nyack, New York! I’m dropping trou, strapping on my mask, hopping on the Metro North and heading to Nanuet without delay!

Kinky upstate sex is the new Williamsburg!

So there have you. In closing I’d like to thank David (who, it should be noted, also books Lucha Libre events!) for making my day. You can check out his wares on Facebook by clicking here (NOTE/CAVEAT: you have to friend him first). Those of you who wish to get your kink on and buy local should be advised Williamsburg’s very own Huitzilli offers an array of wonderful (and affordable) Lucha Libre masks. Tell the wonderful proprietress of this establishment, Emily, that Heather sent you. Have fun, Greenburgers!

SATURDAY: Sugar Skull Workshop

October 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This item comes from my friend Emily Cantrell of Huitzilli. This upcoming Saturday, October 23rd, she will be hosting a sugar skull workshop! Here are the deets per her Facebook announcement:

Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos (and Halloween) by learning how to make your own edible decorations!
Please join us for a free demonstration by Doña Ines from Puebla, Mexico…

Saturday October 23,
Session I 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Session II 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

You can RSVP via Facebook or by calling (718) 701-3195

Sugar Skull Workshop
October 23, 2010
624 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

More Day of the Dead Fun


Those of you who are in search of more Day of the Dead fun in north Brooklyn are in luck: I have two more events to pass along to you. Here they are!


First up, Huitzilli will be serving up chocolate and churros (imagine a cinnamon flavored cheeto and you have the general idea) Sunday, November 1st, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.. While you’re there be sure to check out some of their great Day of the Dead wares. Here are a few highlights.


Sugar skulls galore.


Fun jewelry.

And of course I would feel remiss if I didn’t mention this Porkysesque bit of mirth. CAVEAT: Previous link may not be safe for work.

Check it out!

Churros & Hot Chocolate
Sunday, November 1, 2009 starting at 3:00 p.m.
624 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

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This item comes courtesy of my buddy Bitchcakes. Here’s the 411 per their email announcement:

Try and come by for our annual Dia de los Muertos holiday at our coffee bar where we honor our passed family and friends with food, drinks (e,g, new Azteca mex chocolate/espresso shots), decor, and more. Pass flyer on to your friends!

Although the official celebration is Monday afternoon after 6pm, the coffee bar will have the traditional ofrenda (altar) loaded with pictures and mementos of lost loved ones this weekend til next weekend. I’ll be working Saturday early afternoon til 3pm and Sunday morning til 1:30. Try our tamale plates (w/ elote/Mexican corn) and mexican mocha IF you haven’t been by yet.

I have tried the Mexican mocha. It is nothing short of amazing. Coupled with their tamales you have a winning combination!

Day of the Dead Celebration
Starts Saturday, October 31 and runs through November 7, 2009
(the “official” party will be November 2, 2009 starting at 6:00 p.m.)
Beaner Bar
447 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Have a happy, haunted and safe holiday weekend, folks!

Miss Heather

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