The Word On The Street, Part I: The Best

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Taken June 3, 2014.

From The new York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Lost Cat?

September 21, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A person we’ll call “L” writes:


This cat followed me home late last night and wouldn’t leave. It’s very friendly but was very hungry and dirty. It doesn’t have a collar only an old flee collar. It’s currently hanging out in our back courtyard with food and water. Would you mind posting it on your blog in case it’s owner is looking for it? Please don’t post my email address! The cat was spotted near Kent St and McGuinness when it started following me.


From The New York Shitty Inbox: Gate Sale

September 19, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A very nice lady named Phyllis writes:

Hi Miss Heather:

Hope you can mention or you blog or website that there is a
What: Gate Sale/Flea Market
Date: This Saturday 9/21/13 starting 10:00 AM
Where: Monitor Street between Nassau Ave and Norman Avenue


In closing, I feel compelled to note a few more things going on this upcoming weekend…


Kent Street will be having its annual block party.


Once again: Touch A Truck!


And on Sunday Dusty Rose Vintage will be hosting an autumn solstice pop-up market!

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Kent Street




Taken June 13, 2013.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: I Love You Too, Stranger

May 31, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Dammit I Love U

Taken by Todd Shaffer.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Special F-Bomb Edition

Kent Street




Huron Street



Franklin Street


Yes Sir: We Garden Spotters (at least the vandals among us) love us some F-bombs. (Taken April 14, 2013.)

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Electra Is Missing!


Pastor Merz (whose premises this felines call her place of enjoyment) writes:


this may not be ny shitty worthy but it is important to me. Electra is like our baby. thanks.

Done! If you see something, say something— and spread the word!

UPDATE, April 15, 2013: I am pleased to announce Electra has found her way back home. Pastor Merz writes:

By the way, thanks all for the prayers and everything else…Electra came back. I think she was locked in someone’s basement. She looked like shit but smelled like bounce fabric softener

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Request From Reverend Merz

January 2, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This missive comes from the Pastor-in-charge of Greenpoint’s very own Church of the Ascension (and all-around nice guy): John Merz:

From the Rev John Merz, Episcopal Priest at the Church of the Ascension at 127 Kent Street. Greenpoint’s oldest church:

Feb 13th is Ash Wednesday which is the beginning of the season of Lent. One of the ancient practices in Lent is for people to walk the stations of the cross (walking meditation…an ancient practice) At Ascension we have the traditional 14 stations around the church space.
The 14 portray these themes (click here). I would like to propose that people take one or two and interpret or rework them. There are no boundaries at all in this, save one, no irony. It has been my experience that ironic detachment is a cover for a certain kind of intellectual or creative impotence (i.e. Serrano’s Piss Christ or Chris Ofili’s work would not fall under something disrespectful or ironic if that gives a bit more nuance of where I am coming from).  So with that one ground rule I would love to open the opportunity for those interested in working on a station.

The stations are archetypal and display are icons of some of the basic processes of being human: letting go, facing fear and fate, finding help along the way, the utilitarian worlds knack for punishing the creative loving spirit (maybe some artists can relate to  that).  Finally there is the brooding and hard reality of death’s opacity. I am not sure if it would be possible to pull something together for the week of Ash Wednesday but if there are artists that want to jump on this email me at let me know what you think and if you have friends that would be down send it along to them and have them get back to me. Maybe we can do an opening sometime in Lent…anyway, if you like the idea let me know, if you have a station you want to do let me know too. If you want to come and see the stations stop by on a Sunday or schedule an appointment with me

Yours, John

I for one think this is a wonderful idea. Let’s get cracking north Brooklynites— and spread the word!

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Handlebars

November 6, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Kent Street.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Kent Street

August 14, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken August 13, 2012.

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