The Word On The Street, Part II: Framed

March 11, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, The Word On The Street 

From Beaver Street.

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Beaver Street

December 12, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Street Art 

Taken December 10, 2012.

Bushwick Street Art du Jour: Beaver Street

February 24, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Street Art 

Taken February 22, 2012.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Whiskers

Franklin Street, 11222


North 7 Street, 11211

Johnson Avenue, 11237

Ingraham Street, 11237

Beaver Street, 11206

Taken February 22, 2012.

Bushwick Street Art du Jour: Beaver Street

February 14, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11221, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Street Art 

Taken February 13, 2012.

Bushwick Photos Du Jour: Beaver Street

August 4, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Street Art 

Taken August 3, 2010.

Miss Heather

Let’s Talk About Beer

June 12, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

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From the December 6, 1886 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle*:

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Ninety three million gallons of beer? That is impressive— but hardly surprising. Brooklyn once sported a large number of breweries. Many of them were located in our own proverbial backyard. Which brings me to the photograph gracing the beginning of this post. This building is located at the intersection of Belvidere and Beaver Streets. If you look very carefully behind the fire escape you’ll find this.

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This building, now simply known as 75 Belvidere Street, was once a brewery. Curious to learn a little more about Vigelius & Ulmer’s lager works I did a little poking around the Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives. It took a few searches but the following item, which dates seven years after Mr. Vigelius and Ulmer opened shop was totally worth the extra effort.

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Yes sir, things were hopping (horrible pun completely intended) in Bushwick during the 1870’s. Then again, this is hardly surprising given our fair city’s love of suds: 1,500,000,000 glasses per annum is a lot of beer. Given the previous statistic it goes without saying that (lawsuits notwithstanding) Vigelius and Ulmer became very rich men! As this obituary for the former attests.

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Luckily enough for beer lovers— and us— Mr. Vigelius’s partner persevered. And we are left with this lovely building, Ulmer’s office, on Belvidere Street.

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What’s more Mr. Ulmer was a bit litigious in his own right— especially when one miscreant tried to weasel his way to get out of paying for his product. From the December 4, 1900 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle:

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In closing if any of you, dear readers, happen to be in the area do check out the Vigelius and Ulmer brewery. It’s really neat! And oh yeah: if you happen to order large quantities of beer today— or any other day, for that matter— be damned prepared to pay for it!

Nobody likes a welcher.

Miss Heather

*You can this article in its entirety by clicking here.

Bushwick Photo Du Jour: Arizona

May 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick 

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From Flushing Avenue.

Miss Heather

THIS WEEK: Sauce On The Side

February 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

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This Saturday, February 7, 2009 starting at 6:00 p.m. Lumenhouse will he having an opening reception for its latest exhibition, Sauce on The Side.  Per New York Shitty reader, featured artist and fellow Greenpointer Tony Luib:

This is going to be an exciting show and a great way to see everything that I have been working on for the past year. I will have up to 8 sculptures & paintings pulled from several different series of work, that I have been working many hours on. I am also fortunate to be showing with two great artists with new work for the show.

I am inclined to agree. After taking a look at Camilla Padgitt-Coles’s* work online and getting a(n albeit) limited preview of Zuan Lee’s work this show looks very promising. Check it out!

Sauce on the Side Opening Reception
February 7, 2009 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Lumenhouse
47 Beaver Street
Brooklyn, New York 11206

There is a lot more art-related goodness scheduled for this upcoming weekend I plan to pass along so stayed tuned!

Miss Heather

*Be sure to check out her prints. They’re quite lovely.

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