The Word On The Street, Part II: Nostrand Avenue Free Verse

March 25, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11216, Crown Heights Brooklyn, The Word On The Street 

Today yours truly went on a five hour photo walk/drive with the fabulously talented Chris Arnade. Although I have many treats in store for you, gentle readers, I feel this missive deserves its own post. I realize it is a bit difficult to read so I will transcribe it for you:

My dad is a rat.
Me mother is a roach.
I’m a turd.
So I put my garbage here.

Miss Heather

 

From Mackerelville To Dangertown

November 27, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Lest you think you think you have little to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day my fellow Greenpointers, life could be much, much worse. The Garden Spot of the Universe did not have a very happy turkey day 125 years ago. Don’t believe me? Read this article from the November 29, 1883 edition Brooklyn Daily Eagle and see for yourself.

What constituted “Dangertown” here in 11222, you ask? I’m saving that for an extra juicy post! Otherwise lest any of you are wondering “Crow Hill” is now known as Crown Heights. It was given this moniker because it was an African-American community. And next year we will have an African-American president. How times have changed— for the better!

Be kind to your neighbors today. Love them for who they are, not what they are. We’re all in this together.

Miss Heather

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