Thought Of The Day

October 13, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11216, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn 

My initial reaction when I saw this was:

Some people really should have their ad copy checked before bringing in the sign maker.

Then I thought about it some more and concluded that in this case (which I presume to be accidental) the outcome is far superior to whatever “vision” the owner of this establishment might have had. What a difference one single letter makes!

Miss Heather

Bed-Stuy Photos Du Jour: Jellyfish

June 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn 

When I saw this delightful mural (which graces a school on Nostrand Avenue) I simply couldn’t resist posting it here. Two words: love it!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Smile!

June 15, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn 

Yesterday I commented to my husband that some incredibly talented people have joined my photo pool of late. He agreed. In fact, I’m finding it very difficult to choose among all the great images I am seeing! For this reason I am going with this image from carnade to kick off the day. Why, you ask? Because who can resist smiling back at this beautiful face? Love it!

Miss Heather

Found On Vernon Avenue: “Piggy”

May 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn 

When I spied this critter while walking down Vernon Avenue recently I did a double-take. As I learned from the gentlemen hanging out at this community garden this is not at all an uncommon occurrence.

A lot of new people like you who are moving into the neighborhood are fooled by her at first.

Moses (the gentleman at right) said and then he told me I was welcome to come by and hang out at his garden whenever I felt like it. I thanked him for his gracious offer and inquired as to his sow’s name. “Piggy” was his reply.

I mulled this over for a moment and made a recommendation:

Perhaps you should put on a sign on the fence saying “WARNING: Premises patrolled by an attack pig”. Moses and his companion (who I learned was once my neighbor, he lived at Box Street and Manhattan Avenue eight years ago) gave this matter some thought and agreed that this might be worth pursuing.

I have promised Moses to bring a portrait of Piggy to him the next time I am in the neighborhood. If you happen to be around 119 Vernon Avenue why now say hi to Piggy, Moses and his pals? They’re really nice guys.

Miss Heather

Bed Stuy Photos Du Jour: Truck

May 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, Street Art 

From Stockton Street.

Miss Heather

Now Open On Stockton Street: Flt Fxt

May 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn 

Screw Madison Avenue. This is the most inspired ad campaign I have seen in a long, long time.

Miss Heather

Bed-Stuy Photo Du Jour: Marcy…

May 24, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, Street Art 

Taken May 24, 2010.

Miss Heather

Name These Kittens: The Bed-Stuy Quartet

Yesterday I had the blues so I went for a walk. I’m glad I did. It was on Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg that I learned things could always be worse. For example, I could be this guy— or worse yet, his ex-girlfriend. So it goes. Today I met some little ones who had an even rougher life… and they’re only six weeks old!

When Jay of Dog Habitat told me last weekend that they just got in a litter of kittens rescued from Bed-Stuy naturally I had to make their acquaintance.

Here they are!

These two are definitely the more outgoing of the bunch. The “crouching tiger” is the solitary boy of the litter. I nicknamed him “Biggie Smalls” because he is the biggest of the “smalls”. His more defiant companion (who Jay has nicknamed “Smudgy”) appears to be the leader of this crew, as you will see.

These two are much more shy. Especially the one on the left.  The one on the right is the runt of the litter. Given she is little…

VERY LITTLE and hails from Bed-Stuy I nicknamed her L’il Kim. Not that these kittens have names per se: they don’t. But more about that later. Here’s Jay telling us how these Bed-Stuy beauties came to be (albeit temporarily) Greenpointers.

Then Jay left me alone to get acquainted with them. We started with an ice breaker I like to call “watch the hand”.

Then we upgraded to a cat toy.

Then we had a little lunch.

But back to the purpose of this post: these kittens do not have names! For this reason Jay and I decided a contest is in order. Do you have names for this winsome quartet of cuties? If so, please tender them via comments or email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Otherwise, you can see more pix and videos of these cuties by clicking here.

In closing, here a little something for the dog lovers out there. The above lovely lass, Abby, was recently found wandering around Jackie Robinson Parkway in Queens. Luckily a good Samaritan picked her up. And by the previous I mean lucky for her and us: she’s a sweet gentle thing!

As I have (often) written before: anyone who is interested in providing a loving home to any of these lovely (and loving) furkids should contact Dog Habitat via telephone at (347) 601-8678 or via email at: rescue (at) doghabitat (dot) org. Tell ’em I sent you.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Quel Beast

February 11, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Street Art 

From Tompkins Avenue.

Miss Heather

Bed-Stuy Photo Du Jour: Snow Clown

February 11, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn 

This post is dedicated to a very special person and comes from Willoughby Avenue. On a related note, I have added some more pix to my Blizzard 2010 set on flickr. You can see them by clicking here.

Miss Heather

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