New York Shitty Day Starter: Season Greetings From 648 Humboldt Street

December 4, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken December 3, 2011.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Williamsburg Houses

December 3, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken December 1, 2011.

Urban Fur: Guarding The Hen House

December 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Urban Fur 

From Humboldt Street.

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: A Humboldt Street PSA

November 15, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Class War, Culture War, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken November 15, 2011.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: A Halloween Inquiry

October 31, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A lady named Chris writes:

Hi Miss Heather,
Love your blog! Read it all the time and I feel that it is very funny, yet a great service to the community so Thank You for doing it!

My question for today is: You highlight so many houses in the Pernt that are decked out for Halloween. I am now wondering if you have compiled a list of the top houses to hit for this big day? I tried searching on your site but didn’t have much luck. Maybe I am searching the wrong phrase? I tried “Halloween decorations”.

Any advice would be much appreciated and thanks again!

As it would happen I was out and about today documenting Greenpoint’s best ghoulish goodness. Before I proceed to the “winners” (so to speak) here is a slide show showcasing genuine Greenpoint Halloween goodness as spotted by yours truly. Enjoy!

And now onto my picks!

216 North Henry Street: While sporting a small front yard, they make excellent use of it!

This house on Beadel Street: I did not get the address. However, it packs a nice punch and crossing Vandervoort Avenue in order to view it is rather horrifying its own right!

Best Block: Without question this distinction goes to Hausman Street. Watch the following slide show and learn why!

And last— but hardly least— we have the usual suspects: 648 Humboldt Street and 97 Russell Street. I have to say Beverly (the lovely lady responsible for the latter) outdid herself this year. Mazel tov!

Other haunted houses worth a visit: 85 Calyer Street and 57 Franklin Street. I hope this was helpful, Chris. Have a very happy (and safe) Halloween Garden Spotters!

Happy Halloween From New York Shitty!

October 31, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This oldie but goody hails from Humboldt Street (and dates from 2007) but I could not resist reposting it because it is (still) the most AWESOME jack o’ lantern arrangement I have ever seen. Let us now proceed to eat, drink and be very scary on this— yours trulys very favorite day of the year— Garden Spotters!

Greenpoint Halloween Watch: 97 Russell Street Represents!

That’s right folks: the Halloween decorating (courtesy of a wonderfully sweet lady named Beverly) has begun.

It’s looking good!

Ghoulishly good!

As happenstance would have it, I bumped into the head of the 94th himself, Deputy Inspector Hurson, just around the corner on Driggs Avenue. I asked him if he had checked out this display. He had not. However, he did state that he had checked out 648 Humboldt Street. He was impressed— and rightfully so!

I took a moment to tell the folks responsible for this ever-growing display that I really liked the “day care” tableau (as seen above) and the girl in the pink dress reminded me of Courtney Love. They found this quite amusing— but added with a wink that this year might be their final run. I suspect I speak on the behalf of a number of north Brooklynites when I write:

Say it isn’t so!

To be continued…?

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: It Has Begun!

That’s right folks, 648 Humboldt Street has commenced work on one of— if not THE most— BAD ASS Halloween house in Greenpoint! Follows are some highlights from yesteryear to get everyone in the Halloween spirit.


New York Shitty Day Ender: A Humboldt Street PSA

Taken September 17, 2011.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Very Special Burglary

A lady we’ll call “L” writes:

Hi Heather,

I live on Humboldt and Grand, and my apt was just burglarized on Tuesday during the day. I dunno if it is related to this:  – but thought it could be possible since it’s right down the street. Whoever broke into my place got away with my stuff though— including my 32” TV, 2 computers, and a whole bag of lingerie I’d just received as a bachelorette party gift!

Before I proceed I want to say I am very relived this woman was not home when this break-in came to pass. She is safe and sound. The previous having been written; a 32 inch television, two computers and lingerie? In the words of Major “King” Kong in Dr. Strangelove:

Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.

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