From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Columbia Street

March 15, 2012 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

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This amusing bit of signage comes courtesy of Lost In Brooklyn. Great find!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Eshete

June 4, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11201, Cobble Hill, Cobble Hill Brooklyn 

Eshete: Cobble Hill Brooklyn

This chap is a big favorite of yours truly (real men love cats) and Chris Arnade (who took the above photograph). He writes:

This is the sixth picture I have posted of Eshete, the “catman” of Columbia St. The rest are here.

I have known him now for over three years, walking by almost daily, and look forward to our chats. Despite having some serious issues, he has always been super sweet and nice to me. He is obsessed with his cats, riding his bike from upper Manhattan every day to spend afternoons with them.

I don’t know his full history, I am polite enough not to pry. I do know that he’s had a rough life. He was the only member of his family to survive the Ethiopian civil war and spent many years after as a refugee.

A geography nut, every one of his cats is named after a place: Congo, Damascus, Venice, Rico (Puerto that is), etc.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Eschete

Eshete Again: Cobble Hill Brooklyn

Taken by Chris Arnade.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Eschete Revisted

September 19, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11201, Cobble Hill, Cobble Hill Brooklyn, Crazy Cat Lady 

Eshete with Venice and Damascus

Taken by Carnade.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Eshete

September 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11201, Cobble Hill, Cobble Hill Brooklyn, Crazy Cat Lady 

Eshete watching his cats

Taken by Carnade who writes:

The “Cat man” of Columbia St in Cobble hill. His cats are named Unique, Special, To fast, Congo, Vienna , Rico (Puerto), Addis Abeaba, and Damascus. Eshete is a bit of a geography fan….

Miss Heather

Stolen In Red Hook: Solanum Quitoense

I honestly do not know where to start with this item (which I found on Union Street this afternoon) so I will leave you with these three points:

  1. The amount of detail in this flier is truly astonishing. I am particularly impressed with the description of the flavor of the fruit this plant life bears and the photograph of the glove found at the scene of the crime. I won’t even go into the root knot nematodes (because until today I had no idea what they are, much less the fact they existed).
  2. “the pimple whisperer” = brilliant
  3. “hew-haw” = just made into my vocabulary
  4. Okay that makes four points. In any case I sincerely hope Emma (AKA: “the pimple whisperer”) gets her Solanum Quitoense back— and soon!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Weathered

August 10, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11231, Red Hook, Red Hook Brooklyn, Street Art 

Taken August 10, 2010.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Blue Chip In Red Hook

August 10, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11231, Red Hook, Red Hook Brooklyn, Street Furniture 

This, one of the finest street sofas I have encountered in a long time, hails from West 9 Street in Red Hook. Note the baseball bat nestled under the cushions.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Faces Of Cobble Hill

August 5, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11201, Brooklyn, New York City, Street Art 

Faces of Cobble Hill

Taken by Carnade.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Red Hook Blues

July 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11231, Brooklyn, Red Hook 

Taken by Carnade.

Miss Heather

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