From The New York Shitty Inbox: Grand Street’s Second Annual Window Display Competition!


The very nice lady who heads the Grand Street BID, Artineh Havan, writes:

Dear Miss Heather,

I hope that you are well and had a nice Thanksgiving. We are having our 2nd annual holiday window display competition next Saturday, December 14th from 1 to 4 pm. We hope you will mention it on your blog. If not, we totally understand.

We have asked high school art students to design holiday windows for 12 of our businesses and inviting the community to vote for their favorite.

To entice people to come to Grand Street we also have Santa walking around, free face painting and scavenger hunt for kids. We are also raffling off a $100 gift card for those who vote.

Below please find a little write up. I have attached our postcard for you, and this link to our website’s photo gallery shows a few samples from last year. We are very excited and cannot wait:

Due to last year’s successful event, the Grand Street BID has organized its 2nd annual window display competition. This year four schools—the Green School, The High School for Enterprise, Business and Technology, Progress High School, and the High School for Architecture and Design—are designing holiday windows for 12 businesses on Grand Street between Lorimer and Humboldt Streets in East Williamsburg.

The students will install the designs on Friday, December 13th, a day before the competition; and on Saturday, December 14th the community is invited to vote for their favorite window and be entered to win $100. The winning design students will also win a gift certificate to a local art store.

There will be free face painting at Café Chillo: 702 Grand Street; kids’ scavenger hunt and Santa on Grand Street as well as lots of specials and discounts.

The event this year is bigger than last, which had two schools and eight windows.

The goal is to promote our businesses by involving the community and showcasing students’ talents.

Thank you so much for your consideration, and I hope to see you on Grand Street.

Gladly posted— and thanks Artineh!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Grand Street Walks!

July 8, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Grand St WW poster

A very nice lady named Artineh Havan, who is the brains behind the Grand Street Business Improvement Distinct writes:

Dear Miss Heather,

…I saw you last and hope that you are doing well.

We are getting ready for the second annual Grand Street “Weekend Walk” block parties on July 13th and 20th from 2 – 8 pm, this time from Manhattan to Bushwick Avenues to provide a car free public space for the community.

Please feel free to post it on NY Shitty as you see fit, and we hope to see you on Grand Street on either or both of those days.

Those who are curious can get more details about these event by clicking here or via the Grand Street BID’s Facebook page. Check it out!

Grand Street Weekend Walks
July 13 & July 20th, 2013 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Grand Street between Manhattan Avenue and Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part III: Holiday Window Display Competition & Night Out

On December 4th I wrote (in this post regarding the Big BK Toy Drive):

…What if I cannot attend tomorrow’s event?

You ask? NO PROBLEM! There are a number of toy drop-off locations where you can make a donation (which are being accepted through December 16th!). Follows are a few:

Now without further ado here it is!

Ms. Havan writes:

Dear Miss Heather,

As previously mentioned, we are so excited about our holiday event this year…For the first time, we have asked local art students to design window displays for eight of our businesses.  We are inviting the community out on Thursday, December 13th from 6 to 8:30 pm for their debut:  to walk around, enjoy refreshments, and vote for their favorite window.

For voting for the best window, everyone will be entered in a raffle to win great prizes.  The best window will also win a prize.  We will also have Santa and Carolers as well as a Holiday Scavenger Hunt.

I have attached our poster, postcard (both back and front) and e-flyer.  Kindly mention it if you have the space.

Gladly! This sounds like some serious fun folks— so mark your calendars and check it out!

Holiday Window Display Competition & Night Out (courtesy of the Grand Street Business Improvement District)
December 13, 2012 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Grand Street between Union Avenue and Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211 


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