March 14, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item was brought to my attention from the Manager of Blackout. This upcoming Friday, March 18, The folks from Que(e)ry will be conducting a fundraiser benefiting the Library and Archives of the Transgender Foundation of America in Houston, Texas. Follows is a little bit about this group per their press release:

Que(e)ry began in 2010 as a subgroup of The Desk Set, an informal group of librarians, archivists, library science students and other individuals who love books and occasionally throw fund-raising parties for non-profit organizations whose missions support literacy and culture. Read more about The Desk Set in The New York Times and The New York Sun.   Que(e)ry was developed by Desk Set members as a safe space for everyone; Que(e)ry aims to promote awareness for non-profit organizations that have established libraries and archives that advocate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and two spirit (GLBTIQTS) rights and heritage. Que(e)ry has held 2 successful parties to benefit organizations like the LGBT Center, the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the Tom of Finland Foundation, and the Leather Archives and Museum.

What can you expect at this event? Well, all manner and variety of things queer including (but undoubtedly not limited to): queer DJs, queer raffle prizes, queer literary-themed drinks and, most intriguingly, “nerdy go-go dancers”. The suggested price of admission is $5.00 – $10.00. Check it out!

Que(e)ry III: A Party for Queer Librarians and Those Who Love Them
March 18, 2011 starting at 8:00 p.m.
Blackout Bar
916 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Spring Has Sprung In North Brooklyn!

Yes folks, you can literally smell it in the air: springtime has finally come to north Brooklyn.


The winteriana has been packed away and replaced with more springtimey fare— such as this deliciously terrifying rabbit from India Street. And not unlike the mighty Monarch butterfly, a number of construction projects have emerged from their respective chrysalises to display their new found glory for all to enjoy.


This humdrum specimen hails from 916 Manhattan Avenue. As you can see it sports some seriously fierce asphalt siding.  No more.  After a couple of modification permits (and a little Greenpoint magic) it has been…



Of course what would any discourse about abjectecture be without a mention of my good friend Karl Fischer?


Holy 311 calls! It would appear the scaffolding has begun to come down at 200 Franklin Street…


and what a magnificent sight it is!


A number of images come to mind when people use words like “craftsmanship” “luxury” or “quality”. This is not one of them.

And last, but hardly least, what would a revue of north Brooklyn abjectecture be without a Belvedere? Good news kids: thanks to the wizards at Belvedere/Bridge Realty North 9 Street Williamsburg can now claim one of their very own!


Or should I make that XXVI?*


Congratulations northside Williamsburg you’ve just joined the club!


Too bad this sign doesn’t apply to architecture.

Miss Heather

*Not to let them have a monopoly on all the fun. Behold: Belvedere X of Eckford Street!


Nice balconies.

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