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 

 

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Pencil Is Lost!

November 19, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This was brought to my attention by a fellow cat lover and all-around nice lady Eva. If you have seen Pencil (who calls Lorimer Street and Grand Street her home) please contact her people at the above-listed telephone numbers. Thanks!

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: From Grand Street With Love

October 9, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken October 8, 2012.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Pegasus

September 24, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Grand Street.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Great Moments In North Brooklyn Abjectecture

(Or: Frank Lloyd Wrong)

Arizona needs its own architecture… Arizona’s long, low, sweeping lines, uptilting planes. Surface patterned after such abstraction in line and color as find “realism” in the patterns of the rattlesnake, the Gila monster, the chameleon, and the saguarocholla or staghorn – or is it the other way around—are inspiration enough. — Frank Lloyd Wright.

Apparently north Brooklyn, despite the decided lack of rattlesnakes, gila monsters or long, low sweeping lines is also deserving of such treatment. At least this is what this sign intimates. Behold 865 Grand Street for yourselves!

Here’s a view looking eastward.

Here’s a front view.

Here’s a view looking west. On a flight of fancy I looked up this edifice on the Department of Buildings web site. I found this complaint particularly interesting.

If anyone from the Department of Buildings is reading this, I can assure you they were working today!

Or perhaps this chap was simply enjoying the view?

In any case, I found the steel girders required to hold this hunchback (Grand Street’s second such one) together rather disquieting. I know what you’re asking yourselves, gentle readers:

How can this possibly be legal?

Very simple: when the (ostensible) contextual zoning in Greenpoint was approved (in response to turds like 308 Eckford Street), certain thoroughfares— Grand Street being one of them— were, in fact, “upzoned”.

Watch this clip and learn for yourselves.

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Grand Street

September 14, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken September 12, 2012.

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Eyes On The Street

September 12, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Grand Street.

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Grand Street

September 11, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken September 10, 2012.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: From Grand Street With Love

Here’s a shot of “Tom” from a previous post:

I think he is serious.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Grand Street

August 13, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken August 13, 2012.

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