From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Brooklyn

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Taken by Lost in Brooklyn.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Good Riddance

October 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

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Taken by lostinbrooklyn.

LAST GASP: Yes We Can!

September 6, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11215, Greenwood Heights, Greenwood Heights Brooklyn, Recession 

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As found by lostinbrooklyn— and, as you can see, it already has one taker!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Eyes

January 22, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11215, Greenwood Heights, Greenwood Heights Brooklyn 

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Taken by lostinbrooklyn.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: (speechless)

December 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, That's Really Racist 

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What can one say about this item (as found in Greenwood Heights by lostinbrooklyn) other than perhaps “Wow, this is really offensive”? Are any of you, dear readers, fluent in Russian? If so, please do yours truly the favor of translating the label of this delightful product. My curiosity is killing me.

Miss Heather

Now On The Blog Roll Of Gowanus Lounge Dot Com: IDT Energy

In regards to Bob Guskind (to whom they have dedicated a page) they write:

Bob Guskind was a unique man, and his writing will forever stand as a testament to the person that he was.

While we’ve bought the site Gowanus Lounge, we are not trying to replicate or replace his work or his spirit.  We intend to continue to explore issues that are important to the people of New York, while also addressing topics of concern to other markets and communities.

Bob Guskind’s work has been moved to another location where fans can continue to read his prose and benefit from the wisdom that he provided.

Speaking as someone who has had the benefit of Bob’s wisdom I found Gowanus Lounge 2.0’s linkage to “Energy Savings” and “IDT Energy” of particular interest. The Mister and I pointed and clicked. Here’s what we found:

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The IDT Energy Store (You can see the registration info by clicking here). When you click on “Company” here’s what you’ll find:

Yup, the same people who saw fit to plague my community with people hitting our buzzers— REPEATEDLY— stating they were from Con Ed and that they wanted to review our energy bills. Time and time again. This is not purely Greenpoint phenomenon either. You can read other accounts/musings/ranting regarding IDT’s chicanery by clicking on any of the following links:

But I do not want to suggest IDT has plied its dubious trade solely in the county of Kings. No sir, their nefarious reach goes much further. Which brings me to this delightful video submitted from a reader in Harlem.

Needless to say after the aforementioned barrage of negative publicity IDT has seen fit to retool its image. In the 20th century the last refuge for a scoundrel was religion. In the 21st Century miscreants and ne’er do wells go “green”…

and operate blogs: idtenergy.wordpress.com

In closing, I leave you with this choice morsel from Gowanus Lounge 1.0 dating from January 28, 2009. Note the comments (and all caps abuse). Here’s my favorite segment from someone who calls himself IDT EMPLOYEE:

PS: THE PEOPLE WHO CLAIM THEY GOT SCAMMED ARE IGNORANT & NEEDS TO PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT’S GOING ON AROUND THEM. TO THOSE WHO DID NOT CHOSE THEIR ESCO HAVE FUN PAYING THOSE 3 EXTRA TAXES THAT IDT MEMBERS DO NOT PAY…

Can a leopard change its spots? I’ll leave it up to you, dear readers, to make the call All I ask is please be an informed consumer and do not take this businesses promises at face value. Exercise due diligence!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Meineke Man!

June 6, 2009 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn 

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Being a lover of men rendered out of mufflers (and fezzes) I couldn’t resist posting this image. It hails from (what I would presume to be) Greenwood Heights and comes courtesy of Lost In Brooklyn. Great find!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: The Green-Wood Rabbit

April 13, 2009 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn 

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This happy little hopper comes courtesy of Lost In Brooklyn and can be found in the most unlikely of places: Green-Wood Cemetery.

Miss Heather

Brooklyn Photos Du Jour: Going To Green-Wood

March 12, 2009 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn 

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I imagine a number of you have heard that yesterday Bob Guskind’s funeral came to pass at Green-Wood Cemetery. Not only was this affair was low key (READ: no media presence/circus) but I was genuinely touched by the many wonderful thoughts Bob’s friends, family and professional colleagues offered during the service. Enough so that I felt compelled to offer a few of my own. I had not planned to do this but for reasons that will come to light eventually I had my reasons for doing so.

As is my usual habit I brought along my camera yesterday. Follows are some photographs from my trip to and from Green-Wood Cemetery. I was pretty blown away by some of them. I suspect you will be too. Enjoy!

I would like to thank again all you who have reached out to me over the last week. You might not have heard back from me (my inbox is an e-NIGHTMARE) but your thoughts and condolences were and are very much appreciated. Thanks!

Miss Heather

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