Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Uh-Oh

February 24, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken February 24, 2010.

Miss Heather

Southside Degentrification Watch: Street Furniture Selections

November 18, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Today I decided to take a walk to Grand Ferry Park. I do this when I need some peace and quiet (and believe you me, after all the Greenpoint Nazi/homophobia stuff I really needed it). In so doing I discovered some stellar pieces of street furniture. Here they are.



On a beatific day such as this, who wants to stay outdoors? Pop out those bucket seats and get some sun! Ingenious.




I found this one to be absolutely breathtaking. This is because it smelled so fucking bad I was gasping for air! And now the piece de resistance



If my memory serves me correctly this mattress has inhabited South 1st Street for about a month. Note the “No Dumping” sign in the background. So it goes. Anyhoo, in the elapsing time this item has been employed as an ad hoc public forum/chatroom.


Sleep’n on the street. Struglin.


Bedbuggin’ out!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Unwanted Visitor

October 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


This message (which for the life of me I cannot comprehend— and this is not for wont of trying) comes courtesy of Franklin Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Welcome To Queens


From the Pulaski Bridge.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Alternative Use For Manhattan Avenue’s Bike Lane #457

July 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


Grab a dolly and your best bud and take that new twin mattress home!

To close on the subject of mattresses always exercise caution when purchasing one. In New York State it is legal to sell “reconditioned” mattresses, e.g.; used mattresses that purport to be “sanitized” for re-use. I use the word “purport” because they quite often are not. Reconditioned mattresses are required by law to have a yellow tag— but unfortunately often do not. It should also be noted that reconditioning isn’t a guarantee it won’t harbor a few unwanted guests, if you know what I mean.If the price of that mattress (or box springs) seem to be too good to be true, it probably is.

To get an idea why this practice should be abolished (or at the very least strictly regulated) click here and you will be redirected to New York Vs. Bed Bugs web site. If you want to see some shit that will really gross you out click here.

Sleep tight!

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photos Du Jour: What A Piece Of Work Is The Crosstown Local

May 5, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crazy People, Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic 

Nassau Avenue


O Wonder!

How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O Brave new world
That has such people in it!

Greenpoint Avenue


What piece of work is a man the G train! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! In apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? man delights not me: no, nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so. — William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act II, Scene II

Miss Heather

Food For Thought

February 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Bushwick, Greenpoint Magic, Queens, Williamsburg 


I came across the following YouTube video courtesy of Bedbuggers.

The next time you think about taking home that old couch or buying a “used” mattress think of this. Lou Sorkin was present at the now infamous HPD bed bug workshop in Greenpoint last May. Not only does this gent have a rather extensive knowledge of how bedbugs breed but he also has his own bed bug farm! That’s dedication folks.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Sleep Tight!

December 31, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

I can think of no better way to end 2008 than with this festive window display from Manhattan Avenue. On that note today’s offerings on New York Shitty will be lite. In lieu of making Christmas dinner yours truly will be creating a New Year’s feast of gargantuan proportions. Wish me luck!

Miss Heather

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: Rides

December 18, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

“The Beast”, Powers Street, Williamsburg, 11211.

“Gonna Get Got”, Powers Street, Williamsburg, 11211.

“The Bed Bug King”, Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint, 11222.

Ask not for whom the Bed Bug King comes, he comes for thee!

One would think given the nature of what they’re exterminating the Bed Bug King would be a little more low key. I guess not. Having the “Bed Bug Mobile” parked in front of one’s digs has got to be more than little embarrassing. Ouch.

Miss Heather

A Very Greenpoint X-Mas Present

December 4, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Last night as the Mister and I were walking down Green Street we made an interesting discovery.

Christmas came early for one lucky house on Green Street.

True to form, some miscreant was thoughtful enough to remove the plastic from this mattress. Thus enabling some very special Santa’s helpers to spread their very special brand of holiday mirth to a household near you! I’m too sure who this item belonged to, but I have a recommendation as to what to give them for Christmas. It can be found on Amazon.

The Allerzip Waterproof Bed Bug Proof Zippered Bedding Encasement. Don’t believe me? Click here and see them for yourself. Curiously enough the manufacturer does not indicate whether this item is designed to keep these creepy crawlers inside or out. I suppose they’re leaving that up to the consumer. To close on a related note, bargain hunters should be advised there are no used models for sale at this time.

Miss Heather

P.S.: While you’re shopping why not toss in a “Bugs In Bloom” bath accessory tumbler? It’s the least you can get for that special someone who has the gift that keeps on giving.

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