TONIGHT: NBK Closing Reception

This item comes from the a lady named Laura. She writes:

Please join the St. Nicks Alliance Arts & Culture Program this weekend for the closing of our inaugural exhibition NORTHBROOKLYN, featuring the first performance of Meet You Halfway, a theater piece created by Marisa Wallin specifically for Arts@Renaissance.  Hope to see you there!

NBK: NorthBrooklyn Closing Reception
August 21, 2010 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
St. Nick’s Alliance/Renaissance Center of North Brooklyn
2 Kingsland Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Flags

August 15, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken August 14, 2010.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Kosciuszko Bridge Free Verse

Yesterday afternoon I received a text message from none other than Queens Crap. It went as follows:

Great graffiti msgs on wall of bqe by crappy park

To wit I, the New York Shittite I am, inquired:

Which crappy park?

Let’s face facts: those of us who our “Parks Advocates” profess to serve in the 11211 and 11222 — the hoi polloi, if you will— while different in many ways can agree on one thing: our parks are overall, um, a bit lackluster. I was not being coy or cheeky when I asked Crappy for a clarification. I was a asking a legitimate question. If this is not damning indictment of the “system” which has been put in place to “benefit” my community I do not know what is. But I digress.

Crappy replied:


That’s all I needed to know.

Welcome to Sgt. William Dougherty Playground located at Vandervoort and Meeker Avenue in the armpit whoops, I meant on-ramp of Kosciuszko Bridge. I immediately noticed something amiss (as indicated by the above arrow). It took a little investigating— and a LOT of patience— but I unraveled this mystery. Or at least documented it. Here it goes.

(NOTE: You can view this section in larger format by clicking here.)

I love a happy ending.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Meeker Avenue

August 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

(Or: Seven Pieces)

Taken August 14, 2010.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: True Love

July 22, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

From Kingsland Avenue.

Miss Heather

SATURDAY: Red Shed BBQ & Fundraiser

This item comes courtesy of my friends at Red Shed Community Garden. This upcoming Saturday, July 17, starting at 1:00 p.m. they will be throwing their annual barbecue and fundraiser. Live D.J.s, grilled food from local businesses (I have been told vegetarian-friendly fare will be offered!), a bake sale and plant swap are among the treats promised. In addition there will be a raffle with prizes from local businesses including:

  • Knitting Factory – tickets/drinks for two
  • Brooklyn Kitchen – Summertime Gift Basket
  • Namaste Yoga – 5 free passes
  • Blue Stove – gift certificate for a whole pie
  • 3rd Ward – $75 gift certificate good towards a class
  • Oslo Coffee – 2 gift cards good for 10 free drinks each
  • Word Books – a copy of Fresh, Fast & Green
  • Crest Hardware – garden hand tools and plant
  • Rose Red and Lavender – green and purple shiso plants and a Hori knife
  • Cho’s Variety – coffee

You can get more details by checking out Red Shed’s web site. I went to this event last year. It’s a lot of fun. Check it out!

Red Shed Community Garden Barbecue & Fundraiser
July 17, 2010 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Red Shed Community Garden
266 Skillman Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

East Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Harold & Maude

From Kingsland Avenue.

Miss Heather

Spotted On Kingsland Avenue: Ingenuity

When I saw this parked in front of Boneshakers today I simply had to pass it along here. Genius. Sheer genius.

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: Arts@Renaissance

Some of you might recall that in May I took a tour of the basement at the old Outpatient Annex at the Greenpoint Hospital. It was being rehabilitated and an inaugural art exhibition was planned for the space. Well folks, this is it! Not only do they have a curated show of artwork by north Brooklyn artists for our delectation but three evenings of live performances to boot! You can peruse a full itinerary of the opening festivities by clicking here. Check it out!

July 9, 2010 – August 22, 2010
Opening Weekend: July 9 – 11; 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Greenpoint Hospital Outpatient Annex/Arts@Renaissance
2 Kingsland Avenue (at Maspeth Avenue)
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

P.S.: You can view the press release by clicking here.

New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: Underneath The Greenpoint Hospital

(Or more accurately: its Outpatient Annex.)

As I mentioned in this post the folks at St. Nick’s are having an open call for artists. Well, as promised today I took a tour of the space they are converting into an art and performance space. All things said it is very much a work in progress. Having just completed asbestos abatement, they can now move forward finishing the space. This is not to suggest that one cannot see the potential: you can. The main area would be perfect as a performance or installation space, to cite just one example. In addition, it was really neat to poke around the labyrinth of rooms, closets and antechambers in their pre-rehabilitated state. If you are into urban decay you are going to love this photo set. Enjoy!

Anyone interested in proposing an on-site installation or performance, wants to submit work for their open call or simply has questions about this space should contact Laura McLelland @ lmclelland (at) stnicksalliance (dot) org. Oh yeah, be sure to read the submission specs and requirements first!

Miss Heather

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