LAST GASP: Presenting Newtown Barge Park Dot Com

June 29, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item was brought to my attention by Laura Hofmann, one of the founders of Barge Park Pals, the community watch dog/advocacy group for this park. She writes:

Is it common for concert organizers to set up a website for a “one time gig”?

I honestly did not know what to say. So I looked up the owner of this site instead.

So much for keeping it local.

Miss Heather

P.S.: I would be remiss if I didn’t point out this corker from Open Space Alliance North Brooklyn’s own web site:

Thanks to the efforts of the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee (NCMC) and Barge Park Pals, a parkhouse with comfort station will be built in Greenpoint Playground. The small triangular playground is bounded by Franklin Street, Commercial Street and Dupont Street and is adjacent to the Newtown Barge Playground which is the only active park space in North Greenpoint (and yet Ms. Thayer et. al. saw fit to commandeer part of it for a concert. — Ed. Note.). The playground is heavily used and the comfort station is a long needed amenity.

So let me get this straight: it “is heavily used” and yet, Ms. Thayer, our Parks Administrator and Executive Director of OSA, told a reporter from the Williamsburg Greenpoint News + Arts this same park was (and I quote)  “underutilized”?

So which one is it, Ms. Thayer? Or by “underutilized” do you mean by those willing to pay $12.00 to enjoy a park their tax dollars are already (ostensibly) paying for?

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Take The Bodega Challenge!

sandaTHUMBThis item comes courtesy of L Magazine’s publicist: a gentleman named Dan. He writes:

Us here at Electric Orange are fellow Greenpointers, and check out NY Shitty on daily basis.  We do a lot of stuff online with development, promotions and such, but our favorite work tends to be around the neighborhood. One of our local clients (The L Magazine) has a pretty rad promotion going on right now that I wanted to tell you about. It centers around the local bodega, and they are going to be crowning the best reader submitted NYC bodega come December. The person who submits the winning entry will get their favorite beer hand-delivered to them by The L, from their bodega, for a week.

We have so many great bodegas in Greenpoint, so I wanted to pass this along to you and your readers.

Indeed. What’s more, 42 bottles of beer is pretty darned sweet way to kick of the holiday season! You can learn more about this contest by pointing and clicking your way to L Magazine’s web site. NOTE: the deadline for submissions is December 17th.

Miss Heather

Vollies Needed For Williamsburg Walks

June 4, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 


As many of you are probably already aware this upcoming weekend kicks off “Williamsburg Walks”.  For those of you who are not in the know this means every Saturday through July 11th, from noon until sunset, Bedford Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from North 9th – North 4th Street. There will also be a great number of activities associated with this year’s event including, but not limited to, the Northside Music & Arts Festival. Needless to say an endeavor of this scope needs volunteers. This is where you come in. You can help the folks at Neighbors Allied for Good Growth and L Magazine to ensure this year’s event is a success by donating “street furniture” or some of your time. To learn more about how you can lend a hand contact the event’s organizer, Gregor Nemitz-Ziadie via email at:

g (dot) nemitzziadie (at) gmail (dot) com

or point and click your way to’s “volunteer” page.


Miss Heather

Image Credits: NAG

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