Southside Photo Du Jour: What’s In Name?

June 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 


What exactly are “cancellation shoes” you ask? I honestly have no idea. But for those of you who simply must find out I’d recommend going to 161 Havemeyer Street. Be sure to ask for Jack.

Miss Heather

22 Havemeyer Street, Revisited

April 15, 2009 ·
Filed under: Culture War, Williamsburg 

It has been six weeks since Bob shot the above, his last, footage. In this time little has changed for those who have been displaced by this building. But this is not to suggest it’s been anything other than business as usual for Mr. Choi.


The above photograph (which was taken last week) is proof positive that no dirty deed goes unrewarded in Williamsburg. A Tale of Two Cities indeed!

Miss Heather

A Southside Slice Of Life: Jesus Is Lord

March 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

From Broadway & Havemeyer Street.

Miss Heather

TONIGHT: Brother Can You Spare Some Rent?

February 27, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

cityrelAny of you looking for something to do this evening with a decidedly timely twist might be interested in an event being conducted at The City Reliquary this evening. It is called Brother Can You Spare Some Rent?: A “Modern Day Depression-Era Fundraiser. I’ll let their press release take it from here:

Times are tough all around – roller coaster stock markets, job losses by the hundreds of thousands, bipartisan bickering with no relief in sight. It’s even tougher for 501 (c) (3) non-profit Community Museums. So the City Reliquary is hosting a fundraiser to raise some of (last month’s!) rent. BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE SOME RENT? is a Modern Day Depression-Era Fundraiser held in our backroom and backyard. For a minimum $10 tax-deductible donation at the door, you can come and participate in scores of historical diversions and entertainments circa 1935. The City Reliquary is proud to present:

  • Pie the Landlord! That’s right – the City Reliquary will have our very own cigar-chomping, unshaven, smelly Landlord demanding our rent! Tell him where to shove it with a whipped cream pie in his face!
  • Madame LuLu LoLo, Fortune Teller Extraordinaire: She Sees All and Knows All and Your Fortune Might Help Pay Our Rent!
  • Hobo Photos a Go-Go: Take your picture in our hand painted carnival sign.  Remember the Recession of ’09 with a photographic keepsake!
  • Depression-era movies: shown on the projector in the backyard. Laugh it up with Mae West, the Marx Brothers and James Cagney.
  • Oil drum fires: (and more modern propane heaters) to keep you warm while you chill in the cold. All fires will be regulated carefully by official FDNY supervision!
  • DIY Fingerless Gloves Table! Because nothing says Depression-chic than rockin’ a pair of fingerless gloves!
  • Prohibition-era Beer provided by the Brooklyn Brewery and Depression-era “Rum” Punch provided by the City Reliquary at contemporary-recession era cost.
  • Homemade Mulligan Stew by Chef Master Mark at wallet-friendly prices.
  • DJ Stacher playing hits from the economically challenged 1930s (Harlem Jazz) and 1970s (early Rap); as well as Big Money tracks from the 1980s (disco) and 2000s (electro). Get down!

The previous diversions will set you back a very “Depression-friendly” $2.00 – $5.00 a pop (in addition to the suggested donation of $10.00 at the front door). All proceeds will be used to help the City Reliquary pay (last month’s and this month’s) rent.

Brother Can You Spare Some Rent?
February 27, 2009 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
The City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

The only item I can think of that has (arguably) been overlooked is Housing Court. Sure, this is not exactly the stuff of the 1930’s— but speaking as someone who has been there I can attest that it would excellent fodder for a board game, Kabuki play and/or a rock opera.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Fear & Loathing

February 16, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 





From Havemeyer Street.

Miss Heather

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