New York Shitty Day Ender: Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

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


From Clay Street.

Miss Heather

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: Wheels





Clay Street


Freeman Street




Green Street


Banker Street


North 15 Street

Miss Heather

P.S.: Some of you might have noticed that a new “category” graces this post. It is called “BAD ASS” and is inspired by the Cadillac-cum-date rape of my senses and sensibilities which graces the beginning of this post.

New York Shitty Day Ender: High Times At the Greenpoint Hotel

August 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

You can always leave it to the good ol’ Greenpoint Hotel to liven up an otherwise dull— if cloyingly muggy— Sunday afternoon in the Garden Spot of the Universe.







The above photographs were taken today at 5:50 p.m. After asking a few bystanders what happened (none knew) I finally spoke to a gentleman standing in front of the San Diego Laundromat (which is located on the corner of Clay Street and Manhattan Avenue in the armpit of this flophouse megaplex). Here’s what he had to say:

…It’s the guys next door. (pointing to the Greenpoint Hotel) This happens about five times a month. Always a false alarm. That’s why we don’t worry about it. Maybe one day when they come it will be for real?

I told him I hope that never happens— but who knows?


Not that this incident appears to have negatively impacted interest in the “warm*, cozy, cheap” rooms this establishment is offering. Why outlay money for cable to watch “Cops” or “Rescue Me” when you can live it?

For only $500.00 a month.

Miss Heather

*Per someone who is currently living there these “cozy” rooms are stiflingly warm— and stuffy. It IS August after all.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Holy Sh*t!

July 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Luke writes (in an email entitled “Crikey!”):

this morning my girlfriend and i were in champion coffee’s backyard
and this guy showed up… wtf?


Household pet or is Garden Spot of the Universe at long last reverting back to its original primordial state? First is was a raccoon*, then it was a chicken on Craigslist and and now reptiles have entered the fray. Too bad Marlin Perkins is no longer with us— as it would appear our ‘nabe is a becoming a veritable Noah’s Ark of critterdom.

Miss Heather

*about whom Luke writes:

also, the raccoon that was in the tree @ box st has moved on.  we saw him on tues (sleeping), and he was still there yesterday (stretching etc).  i hope he’s ok.

thanks for (offering) the raccoon to us.  go greenpoint wildlife!

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: A Little Soul

July 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 









From McGuinness Boulevard & Clay Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: A Little Wildlife In The Garden Spot

July 20, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Today was exactly as I wanted it to be: peaceful and even a little bit dull. That is until this evening when my buddy Laura tipped me off to the excitement unfolding in far north Greenpoint.



A raccoon took residence in a tree on Manhattan Avenue between Clay and Box Street.


Amusingly enough he (or she)  is hanging his hat across the street from the Greenpoint Hotel and the Marzili Hostel. Maybe they were booked tonight?


Or maybe they have a “no raccoons allowed policy”? This is a shame as he (or she) is pretty darned cute!



Miss Heather

Photo Credits: The second photo comes courtesy of Mister Heather.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Area 51

July 7, 2009 ·
Filed under: Area 51, Greenpoint Magic 


From Clay Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: Hello Kitty!

June 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 





From McGuinness Boulevard.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Gearing Up For “The Bounty”

June 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Happy B DayNYS

Tomorrow they will commence filming The Bounty, an “action/comedy” featuring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler right here in Greenpoint. Provided the weather holds. When I told one of the men charged with overseeing the last minute preparations that the weather is going to be iffy, he said:

We’ll work with it.

You gotta love an attitude like that. Here’s a slide show of how things were shaping up when I walked by today. Enjoy!

To close on a more local note Champion Coffee, arguably one of the best purveyors of java in north Greenpoint, will be closed until June 19th.


Coffee lovers needing a Monday (Tuesday and Wednesday) morning commute caffeine fix should plan accordingly. My recommendation: Cafecito Bogota. Not only are the co-proprietors of this business incredibly nice chaps, but the cholados are amazing!

Miss Heather

Spotted: Greenpointer Actually Using New Park…

May 11, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek 

(or at least getting ready to!)


Christo (who took the above photograph) writes:

Sunday afternoon. Manhattan ave. Btwn Clay and Box. Heading toward the park/boat launch. I couldn’t stick around to see if they made it.

Speaking for myself I would want a LOT more boat between me and Newtown Creek than this. But as long as I’m not the one making the trip to Woodhull I say to each their own.

Miss Heather

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