New York Shitty Day Starter: Fun At The Junk Shop

March 26, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

The following was originally intended to be a “day-ender” on Thursday but due to circumstances beyond my control it has been relegated to “day starter” status Friday. Not that it diminishes the content in any way: it doesn’t.


It all started with this little plastic bag as displayed by my co-worker Steve.


It was an “Emergency Kit”. When this item was brought to the attention of the “Greenpoint Round Table” hilarity ensued.

As did a rather incisive view into the workings of the male mind.


  1. There is language in this clip you do NOT want your Human Resources Personnel/humorless cubicle monkeys to hear.
  2. All the featured players, e.g.; George Diaz, Kerry Bomb and I are comedians to one degree or another. Take it in jest. No offense is intended nor should be taken. We make fun of everyone, each other and ourselves, as you will see.

On with the show!

I worked ten years in corporate America before deciding it was not for me. There was something about that environment that never sat well with me. Perhaps it was the structure, hierarchy and artificial sense of geniality? Or was it having more stringent expectations placed upon me, a woman, regarding my personal conduct and appearance versus that of my male colleagues? Probably all of the above.

The previous having been written I am grateful to have been involved in the previous and admittedly vulgar dialog. I cherish above all things honesty. George Diaz was honest— if not politically correct— about his feelings regarding homosexuals and the transgendered. He was also being a comedian. It’s been my personal experience that people such as George are not the ones who propagate hate. It’s the ones who refuse to talk.


Miss Heather

Coming To Franklin Street: Pentatonic

March 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


Some of you might have noticed activity at the long vacant storefront at 139 Franklin Street last weekend. Well as luck would have it I know a couple of the guys involved in the new business that will call this space its home: Kerry Bomb (of the U.S. Bombs and Bad Luck Charms) and Seth Founds (of the Long Fellows). They were nice enough to take time from prepping the shop to give me the scoop.


The store will called Pentatonic and as and the name indicates its merchandise will primarily consist of musical equipment such as guitars, drums, amps, keyboards and the like.


Customers will be more than welcome to test out the merchandise before buying. A special “isolation booth” will be located in this corner for just this purpose.

thumbnailThis is not to suggest that Pentatonic will be of exclusive interest to musicians. They also plan to carry a selection vintage and new clothing; jewelry, compact discs and LPs with a distinct rock and roll flavor. Crafters take note: per Kerry, Pentatonic is interested is carrying merchandise on consignment. No details on exactly how this is going to work, but when I get them I will pass them along here on New York Shitty. As for an opening date, Seth told me they are aiming for April 15- 20th.  That’s less than a month away!

To close on a completely non-musical note, I would be remiss if I didn’t make a mention of the bathroom at this establishment.


Not only is it appointed with this elegant cantilevered commode…


but it may very well be the only loo in all of Greenpoint whose light fixtures sport dimmers so you can have a little mood lighting with your crap. Genius!


Curiously enough it also comes equipped with a shower. Kerry quipped that they were going charge $3.00 per wash. Given that some folks in the Astral haven’t had hot water in roughly two days he might have more takers than he bargained for.

139 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

OPENING DATE: t.b.a. (probably mid-April)

Miss Heather

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