From The New York Shitty Inbox: Good News!

Kyle (who took the above photograph) writes:

You had a recent post showing this lost poster. Thought it was cool that the owner did this… Corner of driggs and kingsland

It is! I am delighted Charlie found his way safely back home. Thanks Kyle!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Lost On Kingsland

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

A person we’ll call “M” writes:


Sorry to bog down your inbox with another missing-cat email, but I have to do all I can to try to get my kitty back. She escaped our apartment after a raccoon ripped a hole in the window screen. We live on Kingsland Ave. between Nassau and Driggs, and I think she must be hiding close by. She was formerly-feral, so might run if approached quickly or with lots of noise. I’m sure she’s super scared, but she’s not at all aggressive. She’s a medium-sized tortoiseshell, so mostly black with brown and cream flecks (short hair) and greenish-yellow eyes. I’m attaching a photo. She sat on my lap for the first time a few weeks ago in the year since I’ve had her, and I’m so sad that she’s gone now that she’s finally started to trust us.

I can be contacted 24/7 at 347.634.5073

If you happen to see Coco— or know of her whereabouts— please say something to M. I have been told string and wet food are the way to her heart. Thanks!

New York Shitty Day Ender: Saint Nick

Taken today on Olive Street. Closing on a (somewhat) related note, the folks at St. Nick’s Alliance, among others, have something to say tomorrow to our fair Mayor (per an anonymous tipster):

This coming Wednesday December 21st  at 10:30 am GREC will deliver over 2000 letters written by community residents asking  Mayor Bloomberg and HPD to “de designate” TNS/Great American as the developer of the Greenpoint Hospital site. The demands follow workers allegations that the private builder has pocketed wages and cheated laborer and working people at a City affordable housing development project in the Bronx…

I along with GREC members, will be accompanied by community supporters and the Grinch to make sure the City selects the most qualified developer in a even handed process.

Time: 10:30 am

Location: Outside HPD Headquarters, 100 Gold Street


New York Shitty Day Ender (O)UR NY

December 16, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

Taken December 16, 2011 under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in Greenpoint.

New York Shitty Photos du Jour: One Stop Beer Shop

One Stop Beer Shop

As promised, here is a slide show of highlights from my sneak peek at One Stop Beer Shop this afternoon. Enjoy!

While the interior might still look a wee bit rough, the chaps at One Stop assured me they will be ready come December 20th. This is a good thing given that during my visit a very enthusiastic neighbor inquired as to when they will be open for business. Clearly word is getting around!

One Stop Beer Shop
Opening Date: December 20, 2011 December 28, 2011
134 Kingsland Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

P.S.: Special thanks go out to Stas and Benjamin for being kind enough to let me pop by today!

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part III: One Stop Beer Shop

A chap named Benjamin writes:

Hi Miss Heather,

WHO: One Stop Beer Shop
WHAT: A creative approach to a beer bar, One Stop Beer Shop combines a growler shop and bar with over 100 diverse beers, small bites
and cocktails, with a focus on beer mixology

WHEN: December 20, 2011 December 28, 2011 | 6:30pm-12pm
WHERE: One Stop Beer Shop 134 Kingsland Ave (off the Graham stop on the L)

I would like to invite you personally to the opening of my bar – One Stop Beer Shop on Dec. 20th at at 134 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn.

One Stop Beer Shop is designed to be a warm community bar. In addition to an exceptional beer selection, it will also serve beer mixology drinks. We use a variety of beer blends and in many instances adding quality spirits to creatively do more with beer. Moreover, a collection of signature cocktails created by top mixoligists from Moonshine will be revealed at the opening.

Any coverage would be hugely appreciated. Please let me know if you need more information for your calendar listings or broadcasting through your blog. I have attached the press release* for reference.

Thank you and look forward to seeing you on Dec. 20th.

I am pleased to announce I will be getting a sneak peek at One Stop Beer Shop before it opens. When this comes to pass I will share my findings here for all to see. In the meantime, mark your calendars Greenpointers!

One Stop Beer Shop
Opening Date: December 28, 2011
134 Kingsland Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

*Here it is!

Live From The 94th Precinct Community Council Meeting

(Special D.I. Hurson-less Edition)

As the above table indicates, Deputy Inspector Hurson was not present at last night’s convocation. An explanation for his absence is later given by the lady who oversaw the proceedings in the following footage.* Scott Adamo, our precinct’s Community Liaison, happened to be on vacation as well so another officer, Henry the Crime Prevention Officer for our precinct, was on hand to take notes so he can bring the issues which arose at this meeting to both Mr. Adamo and Deputy Inspector at a later time. Let’s just say that certain people present— particularly a stalwart Community Council attendee (and personal favorite), Phyllis— kept this chap on his toes! Without further ado here is the footage. Enjoy!

PART I: Preliminary announcements, including the revised schedule and location for forthcoming 94th Precinct Community Council meetings. (You can view the calendar for the remainder of the year by clicking here.)

  • Two 94th Precinct officers are commended for a recent arrest at the Cooper Houses (during which they were injured).
  • A representative from the New York City Fire Department speaks about employment opportunities.

PART II: The Q & A Session Begins

  • The issue of an increased homeless presence/encampment at Jerzy Popieluszko Square is raised by a concerned citizen. Apparently the former caretaker has stepped down and now the gates are being left open (thus facilitating the previous). I myself have seen this. It’s pretty bad.
  • Community Board 1 Public Safety Committee member Tom Burrows speaks and a victim of the anti-gay incident I wrote about in this post gives a personal account of what happened.

PART III: Phyllis Speaks

  • It has been verified by a second party that there is in fact a man at large on Bedford Avenue fitting Phyllis’s description. He sports women’s underwear (manties?) and flowers in his hair and likes to abuse women verbally (no mention of a stick was made). He was described to me as a small (think approximately 5’2″ tall) Asian-American chap between 30 and 50 years of age. He is quite insane and has been spotted in the East Village as well.
  • Phyllis is 74 years old and makes it very clear she will be keeping on eye on our Finest.

PART IV: A resident of Ainslie Street (who has been overseas for some time) notes that north Brooklyn has an alcoholism problem much to the amusement of fellow attendees.

  • Public urination is mentioned.
  • Phyllis chimes in.

PART V: Diane Jackson of the Cooper Houses brings up the matter of recent robberies thereabouts and is of the distinct opinion that the perpetrators hail from the adjacent homeless shelter located on the premises of the former Greenpoint Hospital (Ed. Note: Do give this a listen, it is seriously disturbing stuff.)

PART VI: Lincoln Restler Speaks— and Phyllis responds (Boy, does she ever!)

  • One word: fornication. Stated repeatedly and in a church by (who else?) Phyllis, no less.

New York Shitty Analysis/Commentary:

  • For a meeting which seemed to be finished before it had even started, it proved to be very interesting. One friend of yours truly opined that it was (an I quote) “better than cable television”.
  • I am very happy the young women who experienced harassment for simply bar-hopping in my fair ‘burgh showed up and spoke up. Granted, an error in judgement was made (throwing the bottle back) but ultimately what is important (and easily overlooked) is that she and her party were not the instigators. That distinction goes to a man who (for reasons only known to him) saw fit to verbally harass her and hers for simply walking down the street. This is not only unacceptable but it also begs the question (in my mind, anyway) as to who’s next? Greenpoint is without argument one of the safest (and finest) neighborhoods to be found in New York City. Nonetheless, when incidences such as this are brought to my attention it is all too clear that there is still work to be done.
  • Mr. Restler handled his trial by fire Phyllis rather well. Given that she saw fit to grill Councilman Steve Levin at last month’s meeting and get him, Rami Metal and D.I. Hurson to all attest that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a good President** proves she is not partisan in regards to Democratic Party politics but is an equal-opportunity force to be reckoned with! I can hardly wait to hear what she has to say come September. Until them folks…

Miss Heather

*Here’s what I have been told by a tipster about this:

spoke to my buddy from the 7th precinct.  the call last night in East New York was a suicide by cop.  Dude shot a guy at an automotive store then waved the gun around at cops


**Who, as it was rather piquantly noted by Tom Burrows, cheated on his wife Eleanor rather flagrantly. Ergo, fornication and good governance— at least per Phyllis’s logic— can and did mix.

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Ride

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

From Kingsland Avenue.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Red Shed Garden

Mike and friends take a little break from gardening.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Winning

March 14, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Kingsland Avenue.

Miss Heather

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