New York Shitty Mini Slide Show Du Jour: Fall

September 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Yesterday yours truly took it easy. However, as the afternoon whiled on I found myself drawn (by virtue of the lovely weather) to go on a little walk. Follows are some highlights from my sojourn. Enjoy!

As always you can view these images in larger format by clicking here.

Miss Heather

FRIDAY: Fashion On Franklin Street

September 8, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This items comes from via the New York Shitty inbox via one of the inimitable (and fabulous) boys of Alter. Roy writes:

Hey Miss Heather,

Hope you are well. I wanted to a share with you that this Friday, Sept 10th is Fashion’s Night Out. A global outreach to get people excited about shopping produced by Vogue, NYC and the CFDA. Most of the shops on Franklin St are participating and we all have collaborated on promoting the night. I have attached the flyer for it and would love to see if you are interested in featuring it on your site. Each store will have different events going on. Some will have DJ’s, free giveaways, complimentary drinks, discounts etc. (Alter will also be selling the official FNO tee shirt as well as having a photo studio in the shop to shoot all customers who attend and of course champagne) Its going to be fun night on Franklin St. There will be an after party at Veronica People’s Bar as well!

This is the second year for this event and last year was great for all the shops that participated. Only 4 last year, this year 10!

Duly blogged! Show your local indie businesses a little love this upcoming Friday and check this out!

Fashion’s Night Out
September 10, 2010 starting at 6:00 p.m.
Franklin Street (between Milton and Freeman Street)
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: I Just Want My Neighborhood Back

August 31, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Culture War, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

BrooklynSerpico comments (in regards to this post):

Anyone finding themselves today saying, “I Just Want My Neighborhood Back”?

I will not lie to you, dear readers: I have had a long day. On top of the errands I had planned for today (which included dropping off a print for BARC’s upcoming fundraiser— the deadline is tomorrow, by the way) I was awakened by a very unpleasant olfactory sensation. It was not Greenpoint either. Rather, one of our cats had experienced some, um, “distress” and decided to leave it in the bathtub. This, in turn, was inspected thoroughly by one of her fellow felines. Exactly which one, I do not know. But he (she?) managed to step in it and leave poopy paw prints all over our bathroom. Diarrhea is not the way I like to start my day— at least not in my own home, anyway. But I endeavored to persevere. I even got an ice cream to cheer me up. It worked. Then I went home.

When I arrived back in Greenpoint I bought groceries. This is in and of itself not problematic.

Save, of course, when you have to dodge electrical cables, “film people”, minders and various hangers on telling you where you can and cannot walk in your own neighborhood.

Pair the previous with the fact you are carrying groceries (as I was) and it becomes quite rage inducing. This post goes out to the fine folks at MTV and the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting. I suspect I speak for a number of my fellow Greenpointers when I write that it would be greatly appreciated if the latter would cut my community a little slack. Some of us actually have to live here.


Miss (the woman in the green dress who walked by your camera willfully and deliberately picking her nose with her middle finger) Heather

P.S.: Had I felt more up to the occasion (and had a few buddies in tow) I would have pulled my usual tactic which is shouting en masse (and very enthusiastically):

Do you need any fluffers?!?

It has been my observation nothing creeps out effete film folk more than highly agitated, sweaty 30+ something women offering such “services”.

P.S. #2: As a Greenpointer I find this (which comes courtesy of Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York) grimly amusing. That’s right folks: they recruited Williamsburgers to make Greenpoint look, well, like Williamsburg.

Has Anyone Seen Ophelia?

August 31, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

If there’s one thing that breaks my heart it is lost pet fliers— this doubly true when I see them literally plastered on anything and everything able to hold them. If you have seen Ophelia or know of her whereabouts please contact her people at the above-listed telephone numbers. She is clearly very loved and missed!

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Hot! Hot! Hot!

From Freeman Street.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part I: Raccoon Injured On Manhattan Avenue?

June 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item comes from a lady named Sophia, she writes:


So, I’m not sure if you have any information about this, but since it’s the sort of subject matter you usually cover, I thought I’d ask. Last night at around 9:00, a baby raccoon fell onto the sidewalk on Manhattan Avenue between Green and Freeman (right in front of the Mark Bar) from where its mother had made a den in the roof of the building. It survived, but was pretty badly injured, and lay there helplessly. A crowd gathered, and three or so people (sympathetic Mark Bar patrons?) were diligently tending to the little guy while attempting to contact the appropriate City authority on their cell phones. I didn’t stick around to see how the situation resolved. Were you aware that this happened? And if so, do you have an update?

To answer Sophie’s questions, no I did not know about this— but I would love to hear an update from someone in the know. If anyone has the low down on what happened pleased tender them via comments or email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com.


Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Spiderman

June 5, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This tableau hails from Freeman Street and comes courtesy of Katie Sokoler. Great find!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Art Unit

May 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Freeman Street.

Miss Heather

Has Anyone Seen Skipper?

I found this flier today while knocking around Manhattan Avenue. If you have seen Skipper or know of her whereabouts please contact her people at the above-listed telephone number.


Miss Heather

Found On Freeman Street: A Very Special Kitty

In the hopes of a repeat of Socks’s triumphant return to his rightful owner I present to you this found cat flier from Manhattan Avenue. No gender is indicated but I seriously doubt there are many black cats with extra toes running amok on Freeman Street. If you know to whom this lad (or lass) belongs please contact his (or her) good Samaritan at the above-listed telephone number. Thanks!

Miss Heather

UPDATE, March 16, 2010: I have been told this kitty is safely back at home! Anne writes:

Kitty, temporary named “Bathroom Cat”, was claimed by his owner on the first floor of the building the next day (March 10).  Bathroom cat was awesome and fat.  And that is that.

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