From The New York Shitty Inbox: Third Annual NYC Beard & Moustache Competition

Myk O’ Connor writes:

Hey Miss Heather!

Just wanted to let you know we are having our 3rd Annual NYC Beard and Moustache Competition on Saturday, December 8th at Warsaw in Greenpoint!  This year we have 13 categories (including 2 womens; most realistic and most creative).  Raffle prizes, Belly dancer, bands and mother fucking perogies!  Registration is 630pm and doors 7pm.  Cost is $15 in advance $20 at the door.  All proceeds go to NYC Chapter of The MS Society.  VIP and Super VIP ticket options available for both spectators and and competitors!

We also have drink specials this year and are utilizing the app Beard Wars for a separate “People choice” prize for competitors. Our website is

Thank you!

Naturally I had some questions about this affair. Among them:

What, if any, attention will there be for back hair? I ask because I know a lot of really hairy dudes here. Methinks this should be taken under consideration. 😉

Myk replied as follows:

I have been to competitions where hairy dudes take off their shirts and most definitely score points for “flair” “costume” and audience reaction!

So there have you. Check it out!

Third Annual Beard & Moustache Competition
December 8, 2012 starting at 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
Cost of Admission: $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door
The Warsaw
261 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222



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From The Greenpoint Grapevine: More About The Dupont Street Suicide

July 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


Remember the dead body recently found on Dupont Street? I do— one does not easily forget such things. In my initial post about this tragic passing of events I reported the person was homeless. I have since heard buzz that this is not the case.  Anonymous writes:

so i just got some more sad details about the suicide on dupont. (this is second hand from a neighbor, i still need to confirm)

it turns out that the guy wasn’t homeless, but lived with couple other older polish people on the second floor of my bulding at 139 dupont st. i guess his wife decided to go back to poland and he stayed here, residing somewhere else.

i guess he then decided to take his life. i guess he was found with a bag over his head and a noose, and had been there for some time. a few of us on the block had noticed a stench about a month ago, but put it down to rats or it just being greenpoint.

i didn’t personally know this man, but would seem him often, coming into my building drunk. he always wore workers clothes and looked like he’d lived a tough life, hard to tell how old he was, probably in his 50’s but looked older.

i do know that the apt he lived in was vacated recently and i hadn’t seem him around, though one night he was sleeping in the hallway.(not the first time i’d seen this, i don’t think he actually had keys to get in the building, they always seemed to buzz him in or look out the door when the heard someone coming up the steps.)

when they found the body, it looks like they had found a piece of wood that he had scrawled a note on.
i overheard another polish man translating it for the cops, and on it was my address and 131 dupont, with the message to give his tools to someone named ritchey,

there hasn’t been any activity on the consctruction site since the fall or early winter. one neighbor says they saw workers go in there on the day before the cops came, and they ran out. he also thought that they might have been (undocumented workers) and probably didn’t want to get involved, the guy who found him the next day was english speaking.

that’s about all i know.

it sounds like a really sad story, esp now that i know the guy was a neighbor and i can put a face to him

Indeed. But one need not have known this man to feel genuine sadness for the circumstances that led up to his suicide. I suspect I speak for many when I write that I hope he has at long last found the peace that so eluded him in life.

Miss Heather

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