Williamsburg Street Seating du Jour: Tourism Special

This is the vision which met the Mister and I last weekend as we were strolling down Bedford Avenue. The above-depicted (and really nice) ladies and gentlemen were very interested in our interest in their little photo session. One even offered to let us sit there next. We declined and then tried— and failed— to explain the good news about the widespread bedbug problem in north Brooklyn.

I sincerely hope these folks do not come away from their vacation in our fair city with a little “added value”.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Sign of the Times

February 23, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Subway, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From the 8th Avenue bound L train.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Feral Mattress Watch: 1023 Manhattan Avenue, Revisited

February 21, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Feral Furniture, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

L, (who took the above follow-up photo of this item today) opines:

Look it has frosting now!! Looks like a ghetto Pop Tart! Heehee!

Indeed. Nonetheless, I cannot help but wonder how the bedbugs are faring in these inclement conditions. WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE STOP AND THINK ABOUT THE BEDBUGS?!?

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Feral Mattress Watch: Manhattan Avenue

February 19, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Feral Furniture, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

When mattress is torn up in such a fashion hereabouts it usually an indication it has bedbugs. I mention this bit of information because not too long after I took the above photograph I saw young child jumping up and down on this item. In plain view of her mother.

Miss Heather

Southside Feral Mattress Watch: Box Springs with Benefits

February 7, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Feral Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From South 1 Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Feral Mattress Watch: Inhabited

February 5, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Feral Furniture, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Sherry Wasserman (who sent me the above specimen) writes:

Miss Heather:

Since Monday I’ve noticed many orphan mattresses. You’ve covered a few in your blog, but I think this one takes the cake. Ever since the big blizzard, garbage pick up in the Garden Spot of the Universe has been sporadic at best, and I’m wondering if anyone in nearby neighborhoods has experienced anything similar. This mattress — tagged with a bed-bug warning — has been waiting for the department of sanitation for most of this week. Correct me if I’m wrong, but the streets are clear and we haven’t had any blizzard-level precipitation that would warrant the cancellation of garbage pick up. Has New York’s Strongest given up?

Actually, this reminds me of an email I received from a Williamsburger but have been woefully remiss in sharing. Here it is. E writes:

Your post on the Mattress Mountain of Manhattan Avenue reminded me about something I saw on the Dept of Sanitation website.

I was there looking for information on Christmas tree pick up, but something else caught my eye:  whenever you throw out a mattress in this fine city of ours nowadays, you’re supposed to encase it in plastic to prevent spread of bedbugs.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dsny/html/collection/bulk.shtml

Apparently, it’s a fairly new rule.  Obviously, it’s not being enforced (I know, shocker!  Cuz our Sanitation Dept is soooo great! #sarcasm).  I see un-encased mattresses wherever I go in our fine borough.

Anyway, just thought you may want to know.  Maybe if the rule is actually publicized, people will do it regardless of lackluster enforcement?

So there have you.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Chinches

January 8, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

January 5, 2011

January 8, 2011

Apparently either people do not know what know what chinches are or being a “blood meal” is not a “deal breaker”. My advice: before renting an apartment in the Garden Spot (or anywhere in our fair city, for that matter) check the Bedbug Registry. Warning/Caveat: before clicking the previous link be prepared to be totally horrified.

Miss Heather

Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Room With Benefits

January 5, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken January 5, 2011.

Miss Heather

East Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Uh Oh

From Waterbury Street.

Miss Heather

Spotted On Leonard Street, Part II: Mattress With Benefits

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

Taken October 5, 2010.

Miss Heather

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