Greenpoint Photo du Jour: From Russell Street With Love

February 14, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken February 13, 2012.

New York Shitty Photos du Jour: Season Greetings From 97 Russell Street

December 3, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken December 3, 2011.

Greenpoint Halloween Watch: 97 Russell Street Represents!

That’s right folks: the Halloween decorating (courtesy of a wonderfully sweet lady named Beverly) has begun.

It’s looking good!

Ghoulishly good!

As happenstance would have it, I bumped into the head of the 94th himself, Deputy Inspector Hurson, just around the corner on Driggs Avenue. I asked him if he had checked out this display. He had not. However, he did state that he had checked out 648 Humboldt Street. He was impressed— and rightfully so!

I took a moment to tell the folks responsible for this ever-growing display that I really liked the “day care” tableau (as seen above) and the girl in the pink dress reminded me of Courtney Love. They found this quite amusing— but added with a wink that this year might be their final run. I suspect I speak on the behalf of a number of north Brooklynites when I write:

Say it isn’t so!

To be continued…?

Spotted On Russell Street: Easter Cheer

April 11, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, BAD ASS, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I was pleased as punch to see the lovely owner of 97 Russell Street, Beverly, working with merry abandon her her latest opus. She informed me that the eggs gracing the stoop will light up. Awesome!

Miss Heather

‘Tis The Season: 97 Russell Street

December 7, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken December 5, 2010.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Mini Slide Show Du Jour: Russell Street Spooktacular!

October 19, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken October 19, 2010.

Miss Heather

P.S.: As always you can see these images in larger format by clicking here.

New York Shitty Day Ender: It Has Begun!

October 5, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

That’s right dear readers, the folks at 648 Humboldt Street and 97 Russell Street have commenced constructing their rather extensive (and bad ass) Halloween decorations for this year! So as to give you a taste of the ghoulish Greenpoint goodness undoubtedly to come I leave you with this slide show…

and some shots of 97 Russell Street’s spooktacular display from last year— which can be seen by clicking here.

Miss Heather

Another Item From The New York Shitty Inbox: Best Christmas Lights in Greenpoint?

December 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 
peaceTHUMBJack writes:
Hi Miss Heather,
I’ve been subscribing to your blog for quite a while – I think you do an excellent job, really enjoy your posts. I’m eating dinner at Lomzynianka tonight and wanted to walk by some xmas lights afterward. What’s your suggestion on a ‘greatest hits’ of holiday lights in Greenpoint? Thanks a lot and keep up the great work.
Thanks for the kind words, Jack! I assure you they are much appreciated! That said, here are my recommendations:
  1. 648 Humboldt Street
  2. 97 Russell Street
  3. 57 Franklin Street
  4. Oak Street (all of it)
  5. Huron Street has two great houses: one is between Manhattan and McGuinness, the other is between Manhattan and Franklin. Trust me, you’ll know them when you see them.
  6. Hausman Street just north of Meeker Avenue
  7. And of course, there’s the El Blablazo Community Christmas tree (which graces this post). This can be found on Manhattan Avenue between Eagle and Dupont Street.
Have a delicious dinner and enjoy the holiday extravaganza, Jack! Speaking for myself I will be taking it easy. I have a very ambitious Christmas dinner to prepare. Last night I made vegetable stock and tomatillo sauce. I am pleased to announce no one was hurt!

Miss Heather

Tis The Season: 97 Russell Street

December 7, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Yesterday I hit you with some holiday spirit courtesy of 648 Humboldt Street.

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Today I present for your enjoyment some yuletide greetings from their neighbors (and friendly competition around the corner) at 97 Russell Street!

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WELCOME

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Joy to you courtesy of Walt Disney.

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North Pole here we come!

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And last— but hardly least— a trio of snowmen* and a gift-giving bear.

Miss Heather

*With no snow! Inasmuch as I hate to say it, this snow-less season is irking me. It is a tradition at Chez Shitty to watch The Shining during the first blizzard of the season. Mind you, while raiding the liquor cabinet— this provides the ambiance!

Greenpoint Halloween Watch: Looking Good On Russell Street

October 27, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Yesterday I shared the good news about 648 Humboldt Street’s Halloween decoration extravaganza. Today I will give equal time to their neighbor (and friendly competitor): 97 Russell Street.

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At long last my itch for demonic clowns has been scratched!

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Impressive.

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Abandon all hope ye who enter here!

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NOTE: this butcher knife wielding gentleman is wearing a NYC Department of Corrections ball cap. I found this to be a tremendously amusing touch. When asked by the owner of this house why I found this so entertaining I couldn’t muster a satisfactory answer. I just do.

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The headless horseman is on the synthesizer.

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Satan himself is twinkling the ivories.

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A ghostly quartet provides the chorus.

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And a good time was had by all— even the rats got into the act!

I want to give a New York Shitty shout-out of gratitude to the folks at 97 Russell Street for making Halloween a little more fun for all of us. Thanks guys, gals… and ghouls!

Miss Heather

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