Greenpoint Video Du Jour: A Musical Interlude

April 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


Today’s selection of music comes from my walk around the Garden Spot March 19th. As you will see we folks in the 11222 carry both kinds of music: country (as played by the above gents— who are damned good!) and western. Enjoy!

You can see more photographs from my Sunday excursion by clicking here.

Miss Heather

P.S.: On a somewhat related note I will be uploading more footage from the Robot Monkey World Chimpionship this evening so stayed tuned!

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Spartan

April 18, 2009 ·
Filed under: Street Art, Williamsburg 


From Driggs Avenue.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: A Sampling Of Street Art

April 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: Street Art, Williamsburg 


Metropolitan Avenue



North 9 Street


North 10 Street


Bedford Avenue



Kent Avenue

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Fashion Watch: Urban Jungle

April 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


My neighborhood is known for a number of things. Being the vanguard of fashion is not one of them. This is a shame as I have noticed that although a number of things in my neighborhood have changed, there “look” here has not. As crazy as it may sound the tools of the fashion trade for the ladies in the Garden Spot are not too different than what is to be found in Texas. Black leather mini skirts, stiletto heels, UV ray kissed skin, blue eyeshadow, prominently displayed (and often augmented) breasts and hair (preferably blond, but any day-glo shade of red will suffice in a pinch) coaxed into forms that would make Gaudi proud


are to my fair burgh what the little black dress and a pair of Manolos are to our friends across the East River.

It should be noted that although there is a general disdain amongst Greenpoint gals for the laws of nature there is one thing they all revere: they loves them some leopard print.

Tiger print.

Zebra print.

Dalmation print.

Fake fur.

You name it: if it once prowled the plains of the Serengeti I can assure you it graces the physique of many a lady here in Greenpoint. Enough so that on any given day the not-so-mean streets of my neighborhood look like an outtake from Mutual of Omaha’s Animal Kingdom. To prove my point I recently grabbed my camera and put on my Marlon Perkins thinking cap to capture some of these exotic birds of prey. Follows is slide show of what I found— along with a few oldies but goodies. Enjoy!

This one’s for you ladies of Greenpoint. I for one think you’re beautiful! NOw if you don;t mind I’m off to purchase a gallon of Clairoxide.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Al Fresco Living

April 6, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Street Furniture, Williamsburg 





Driggs Avenue


Maspeth Avenue


South 1st Street


Ainslie Street


Metropolitan Avenue

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: April Showers

April 1, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


Eric Perlmutter (who contributed this fun and curiously appropriate shot) writes:

Saw this today on Lorimer between Bedford and Driggs and thought you might like it.

Indeed I do! Thanks for passing this along Eric and here’s to 60 degree weather and sunny skies tomorrow!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Urban Fur

March 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 


Driggs Avenue



Bedford Avenue


North 9 Street



Franklin Street




West Street

Miss Heather

Reader Submission Du Jour: White People

March 19, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


Ashley writes (in an email entitled “From the corner of Driggs and Leonard”):

Couldn’t resist sending you this one… have you seen it?

I must confess that no, I have not in fact seen this. However, it does remind me of something I saw recently on Keap Street.




Miss Heather

Notes From The Community Council Meeting

March 17, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 


Although not as well attended as February’s meeting last night’s 94th Precinct Community Council Q & A session once again proved to be full house. As was the case last month the Production Lounge (and the numerous quality of life issues it has posed for its neighbors) was the primary— but not necessarily exclusive— topic of the evening. Follows are a few other points/factoids I found of interest:

  1. Burglaries and grand larceny are up from last year.
  2. There is one burglar at large whose activity has increased in the last two weeks. His M.O. is to strike during business hours. He is particularly interested in lap top computers.
  3. Robbery and felony assaults are down.
  4. There are 68 bars in the 94th Precinct.

Something I observed at this meeting which I found interesting was the very visible presence of local business owners. Establishments such as the Shayz Lounge( whose owner, an incredibly cute man named Seamus— who some might remember had the front window of his bar punched in last month— brought up the subject of local bar owners putting their heads together regarding some of the problems eating and drinking establishments have recently posed for the community of late), the Black Rabbit, Dalaga and Papasitos, were among those presence. Conversely, it should be noted that no one from the Production Lounge was present at this meeting.

On that note and without further ado follow are some selections from the evening’s meeting. For the sake of brevity (there was much redundancy with both the questions posed by the attendees and answers tendered by Deputy Inspector Fulton) and my own sanity I have done a great deal of editing so please consider these movies as highlights or “Cliff Notes” of what came to pass. On with the show!

SEGMENT 1: This primarily deals with minutes from the previous meeting and Deputy Inspector Fulton giving us a rundown of current crime trends.

SEGMENT 2: In this segment D.I. Fulton gives us more information regarding the two recent homicides in Greenpoint as well as a drunk driving fatality. He begins to take questions. Not surprisingly it kicks off with neighbors of the Production Lounge airing their frustration.

SEGMENT 3: The owner of Shayz Lounge speaks & much ado about the Production Lounge.

SEGMENT 4: Mixed bag: more ado about the Production Lounge, car break-ins and a bartendress raises her concern about a uptick in muggings at the Bedford Avenue stop of the L.

In conclusion I suppose what I found most compelling was that a woman present finally mustered the nerve to say what was undoubtedly on the minds of a great many people in the room.

Miss Heather

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: Fire Hydrant Cavalcade

February 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 


Evergreen Avenue, East Williamsburg/Bushwick.


Powers Street, Williamsburg.


Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg.


Java Street, Greenpoint.


India Street, Greenpoint.

Miss Heather

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