Tis The Season: Red & White

December 8, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 




From Meserole Avenue.

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.


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





Joy to you courtesy of Walt Disney.


North Pole here we come!


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!

New York Shitty Day Starter: Only In Greenpoint

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


This bit of vehicular of holiday cheer hails from Greenpoint Avenue and comes courtesy of Laura Hofmann. Great find!

Miss Heather

‘Tis The Season: 648 Humboldt Street

December 6, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Since the afternoon proved to be sunny— if a bit brisk— I decided to go out for a walk. And in so doing I spied a number of homeowners busy hanging garlands, Christmas lights and other holiday mirth on their homes. When I finally reached my destination, 648 Humboldt Street (which some of you might recall are no slouches in the Halloween decoration department), I was pleased to find their holiday cheer in full swing.



Carousels, ferris wheels, candy canes, lollipops, ginger bread people and a nativity with Mr. and Mrs Claus presiding over the mirthmaking on the second floor.


All in all it is quite an impressive sight— but photographs don’t quite do it justice. Follows is a little video footage to help you appreciate the feast of the five senses that is 648 Humboldt. Enjoy!

I want to give a New York Shitty shout-out to the peeps of 648 Humboldt Street for this, their best Christmas display ever! In addition I would like to tender my heartfelt condolences to the residents of 646 and 650 Humboldt; I don’t think I could handle listening to that Christmas music ALL DAY.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Happiness is a Cold (War) Gun

December 5, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As his recent Thanksgiving window display made all too clear Chris, the proprietor of T & N Wine and Liquor, is a man of— how shall we say— unique sensibilities. Needless to say when I noticed he has embarked upon his Christmas decor this afternoon I simply had to know what was in store. Chris was rather coy but he told me it would be pretty subdued. Noting the disappointed expression on my face Chris then gestured to me head to the last register. He had something to cheer me up.


This is an advertisement he recently placed with a Polish language publication. To truly appreciate the ad copy (which he translated to me and I will go into in a minute) one needs to take a closer look at the wares being advertised.


  1. Polish vodka in a “decorative” container aping an artillery shell.
  2. A “field artillery kit” consisting of a “bottle” of vodka in the form of a Kalashnikov, six shot glasses (or “bullets” as Chris called them) and a flask shaped like a grenade.

Which brings me back to Chris’s snappy copy (NOTE: this is highly paraphrased):

These will guarantee you a peaceful evening.

His rationale behind this cryptic statement:

If you have a gun no one will bother you.

Indeed. You will be delighted to know these items will be the centerpiece of Chris’s Christmas opus. I can hardly wait!

Miss Heather

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: ‘Tis The Season

For the newer readers out there, every year starting around this time I run daily photographs of Christmas decor from my community. Kicking off this, 2009’s selections, are a quartet hailing from Williamspoint’s main drags. Enjoy!



Bedford Avenue, 11211



Manhattan Avenue, 11222

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: It Has Begun

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


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at my favorite house on Dupont Street!

Miss Heather

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