Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: This Is Your Neighborhood

September 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Recession, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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Kent Avenue

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Driggs Avenue

Miss Heather

P.S.: To see a larger image of the latter most flier simply click on the image.

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: No 3rd Terms

September 20, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From Driggs Avenue.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: An Offer You Can’t Refuse

September 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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When I saw this special at Driggs Pizza (whose Famous Grandpa pizza is outstanding, by the way) I couldn’t resist documenting for posterity. Granted, it’s not on the par of the “President Obama Special” but the offer of two slices of pizza accompanied by “1 Beer Can” (Budweiser only) is an enticement I can honestly say I have never seen before.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Shrooms

When I arrive home after an afternoon of knocking around the Bronx to find the following in my inbox (courtesy of A Perfect Bag), well, I simply must pass it along.

shroomsAPERFECTBAG

So this is what happens when I leave our fair burgh for a few paltry hours: ritualistic vegetable abuse! As some of you might recall something very similar to this happened a couple of years ago on Bedford Avenue. It would appear our perpetrator has since progressed from tomatoes to mushrooms. What’s next— chard? Potatoes? Rutabagas? Only time will tell. In any case no one cannot pin this one on me— I have an alibi!

Miss Heather

Photo/Discovery Credit: A Perfect Bag

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: Red & Blue

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Blue bike with Cookie Monster a la Manhattan Avenue

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meet red bike with catsup on Driggs.

yummy

Miss Heather

P.S.: As you have probably noticed, dear readers, I have taken to posting later than usual lately. This is because my computer happens to be located in the warmest room of my humble apartment. You can anticipate more postage later today— but for time being I am off to beat the heat!

New York Shitty Day Ender: People In My Neighborhood, Dog Days

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Nassau Avenue

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Norman Avenue

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Driggs Avenue

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Not everyone has benefited from the luxurification along the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. Take this man tired after collecting cans resting under it, for example.

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On a more “up” note,  I encountered this young man on Greenpoint Avenue. This gent, Jared, was headed over to Van Gogh’s Radio to hang his art work. You can read more about him here. (Click this link— you know you want to!)

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This gaggle of Greenpointers hail from Kent Street. I do not know the woman to the right. I want to: she is always dressed to the nines and has a knack for color coordination.

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In weather such as this it is always good to wear a hat, like this woman in front of Cafecito Bogota.

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One need not sacrifice style to beat the heat. The woman clad in the striped blouse always sports red lipstick to match her cap. She knows how to coordinate: her outfits are always painstakingly coordinated with her sneakers. Madison Avenue meet Manhattan Avenue: where natty practicality rules!

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I’m not too sure what this guy is doing. But he’s doing it in the middle of Manhattan Avenue— and no one seems to mind.

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Bedbug King, meet the Mayor of India Street and Manhattan Avenue!

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And lastly, my favorite Manhattan Avenue dude: Ziiggyy. The previous is no typo. That’s his name! He didn’t know what to make of me at first— in fact he was suspicious.

I asked:

Can I take a picture of your guitar?

To wit he replied:

Only if you give me $1,000.

If I had $1,000 I’d keep $500 and give the other $500 to you!

I replied. He laughed. The ice being broken, we talked shop while he shopped for a new pair of sunglasses— a task which he saw fit to enlist my assistance. I gladly obliged. The blue sunglasses didn’t suit Ziiggyy so we searched for an alternative. And talked about life— and sunglasses.

Me: So you don’t like the blue ones. Why?
Zig (for short): I don’t like them. They just aren’t right for me.
Me: So you want glasses with rims?

(Zig sorts through the glasses, puts on a green pair— replete with green lenses.)

Zig: I like these but who wants to see the world green?
Me: There’s a reason for the term “seeing the world in rose-colored glasses”. This is Greenpoint— green lenses aren’t going to make it look any better. Only worse. What about this purple pair?
Zig: But they’re rimless— you said we should look for rimmed glasses!
Me: Yeah, but I think these might just be it.
Zig: (trying them on) They do match my shirt…
Me: And your earring, that’s amethyst right?
Zig: That’s my birthstone!
Me: So you were born in February? I was born in January!

(high five)

Long story made short, Ziiggyy bought the glasses. Upon parting ways I said:

I consider myself to be very lucky to have met you.

To wit he replied:

I do not believe in luck. To believe in luck is to believe in good luck and bad luck. I believe in God’s will. That’ why I do not worry (about luck): it’s out of my hands. I’m happy.

Me (stunned):

Well, thank you for humoring me.

Ziiggyy:

That’s what I do: humor people. Make them laugh, make them cry and…

Me:

make them think!

He nodded in agreement and we parted ways. You can learn more about Ziiggyy and his guitar by clicking here.

Miss Heather

P.S.: This post is for all the “Ziiggyys” in the world. We need you.

New York Shitty Day Starter: McCarren Park

August 12, 2009

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encampment

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July 2, 2009:

…I’ll call you late tonight – I am running to a meeting re. the homeless problem in Parks/on our waterfront street ends.

Stephanie Thayer
Administrator for North Brooklyn Parks – NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation
Executive Director – Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA)

It would appear that meeting wasn’t very effective.

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McCarren Park is pathetic.

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These pits have become the norm for park goers. You get used to negotiating around them. It becomes natural after having ones shoes soaked in god-only-knows-what onceor twice.

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Gross.

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Grosser.

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DISGUSTING.

Your tax dollars at work.

Miss Heather

North Brooklyn Lost & Found

Manhattan Avenue, 11222

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Driggs Avenue, 11211

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North 7 Street

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The two previous photographs represent only a fraction of fliers I found in Williamsburg today regarding the disappearance of little Lou-Lou. Although I do not want to come off as blaming the victim the sad reality is dog theft (for reward money/resale) is a serious problem in north Brooklyn: always keep a watchful on eye on your canine companions. And please, please, please, collar and microchip your pets. It’s the responsible thing to do.

This having been written, if you know anything about Diamond Street’s found ferret or Lou-Lou please contact the folks at the above-listed phone numbers.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: It Crawled From Greenpoint

whoopsTHUMBTomorrow, August 13, 2009 the folks at Impose Magazine are bringing at home by hosting an evening of storytelling entitled “It Came From Greenpoint” at Bar Matchless. The will event kick off with the debut of a new band called Field Diary. Starting at 8:00 there will be a sextet of readings by local writers— including a number of Greenpointers! Here’s the line-up:

  • Rachel Shukert (Author, Have You No Shame?)
  • Juliet Linderman (Editor of the Garden Spot’s very own Greenpoint Gazette!)
  • Maggie Serota (freelancer, Onion A.V. Club)
  • Jeremy Krinsley (Editor of Impose)
  • Jason Diamond (Jason Diamond, Publisher of Impose, will read his old roommates gay romance novel involving Stephen Malkmus)
  • And a “Featured Reader” who is to be announced!

Any and all Greenpointers (and Williamsburgers) looking for an inexpensive (and very entertaining) way to while away this upcoming Thursday evening will be hard-pressed to do better than this. Check it out!

Volume 1: It Crawled From Greenpoint
August 13, 2009 starting at 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 suggested donation
Bar Matchless
557 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: Summer In The Shitty

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Huron Street

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Manhattan Avenue

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North 7 Street

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Driggs Avenue

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Bedford Avenue

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Calyer Street

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Java Street

Miss Heather

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