East Williamsburg PSA: Punk Is Not Dead

February 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

punksnotdeadnys

As you can clearly see from this photograph taken yesterday* punk is alive and well on Bushwick Avenue.

Miss Heather

*February 2, 2009: twenty years to the day John Simon Ritchie— better known as Sid Vicious— died.

Bushwick Photo Du Jour: Look Mom!

January 29, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

lookmom

From Morgan Avenue.

Miss Heather

East Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Winter Harvest

January 15, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

ripe

From Bogart Street.

oranges

waterchestnuts

From Grattan Street.

Miss Heather

Dung Of The Day: Glass Half Full Edition

January 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Dog Shit, Dog Shit Signage, Dung of the Day, Williamsburg 

thedoogthumbAfter learning about the latest incarnation of this sign last week I simply had to see it for myself. What’s more I wanted to gauge its effectiveness. I have some good news and some bad news to relay:

1. While on the one hand it would appear the local citizenry are obeying the letter of the sign,
2. on the other they do not seem to be grasping  its spirit.

Glass half empty or glass half full? I’ll let you make the call.

causeandeffect

While I’m on the subject of dog shit and day-glo paint, I was recently forwarded a most amusing item from my friend over at And I am Not Lying. Here’s a teaser to pique your interest:

There were two good things about my apartment in Virginia:

The rent was only $175 a month, and Brad the landlord never came over. Ever. Or so we thought. This seemed ideal at the time, as I was using the living room as a painting space in addition to training live chickens to play keyboards in the living room. The less company, the better.

But like so much else in the world, the good and bad parts of that situation were horribly entangled.

We’d moved into the place in a hurry in the dead of an unusually cold winter – which served to keep the smell down..

Yup, and it only gets better.

Miss Heather

East Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Cash Rules

January 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

cashrulesnys

From Bogart Street.

Miss Heather

P.S.: While we’re on the subject of greed, be sure to check out this and this post about 80 Metropolitan’s advertising campaign. Did you know the demolition of the Dutch Mustard Factory was in fact a conversion? According to their marketing hacks it is. Who knew?

Bushwick Photo Du Jour: The Carnivore’s Dilemma

January 12, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

dienys

From Johnson Avenue.

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour Part II: Montrose Avenue Dog Doo Sign Gets Another Upgrade!

January 7, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Dog Shit Signage, Williamsburg 

Michael writes:

I was walking to the store by my job . This was spotted on Montrose avenue and im sure u would appreciate this photo….

I have been a fan of this man’s (who I call “Super”) work for some time. This is by far the best sign he has created to date. Thanks for passing this along this great find Michael!

Miss Heather

East Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Hot 4(4) Barack

December 29, 2008 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

From the Moore Street Market (AKA: La Marqueta).

From a boutique on Graham Avenue.

Miss Heather

P.S.: When I see things (like the above shirt sported by a mannequin with perpetually erect nipples) I have to wonder if Mr. Obama had any idea that he (as a Senator or President-elect) would get this kind of props.

Red Shed Garden

I have walked by this community garden (which is located just across Kingsland Avenue from the Greenpoint Hospital) many times. This weekend, however, I was lucky enough to swing by while their volunteers were busy beautifying north Brooklyn. They were also kind enough to let me come in and take some pictures. My complete set can be found over at Flickr. Here are a few highlights.

I’m not too sure what this chap, the littlest volunteer at the Red Shed Garden, was doing. But whatever it was it required the use of a plastic baseball bat. Doing a spot of weeding, perhaps?

The work these people have done is really impressive. I for one loved the use of a wheelbarrow as a planter.

This is the beginners’ garden. Interesting Garden Spot Fact: the land currently occupied by Mary D’s Housing For Seniors on Eagle Street used to be a community garden. When Mary D’s was built it was promised there would be a community garden on the premises. There isn’t one. The garden you see on Eagle Street is for Mary D’s residents only.

Here’s a nice shot with the old Greenpoint Hospital in the background.

And of course what would a post about the Red Shed Garden be without featuring its namesake? Anyone who is interested in volunteering at this beautiful oasis nestled in the heart of uglyass condoville should contact the folks at Red Shed via their brand-spanking new web site.

Miss Heather

From Bushwick With Love

As it would happen, a good friend of mine resides in Bushwick. On occasion she sees fit to send me pictures from her wanderings around the neighborhood. Today was one of those days. She writes:

I was going to save this and give it to you as an anniversary present, but it’s just too good to sit on till October. This is what I saw while walking my dog this morning. I made sure to swing back by with my camera on the way to the train to work. I did not arrange this. I merely happened by and saw its intrinsic sublimity.

From Bushwick with Love

This looks like one hell of a party (note the baggie of cocaine to the rat’s right). They sure seem to like Heineken down there. I sense a phat product placement deal will be headed Bushwick’s direction soon. With publicity like this, who needs Madison Avenue?

Miss Heather

P.S.: Thanks a lot for the gift, Chintamani! This is like Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Ramadan all put together.

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