Williamsburg Video Du Jour: A Slice of L Train Life

November 17, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

I cannot honestly profess to like the music this gentleman is playing (too space-agey), but the instrument (which I would presume he himself designed and built) is pretty darned neat. It’s a work of art in and of its own right!

Miss Heather

Subway Photo du Jour: Myrtle Avenue Bound

November 16, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Advanced Life Forms, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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This goes out to my new friend Nick.  Not only was it a pleasure making your acquaintance on the L train this afternoon but you can rest assured if I ever find myself in need of a package tour to Puerto Rico you will be the first person I call!

Miss Heather

A Gift From Rachael: Welcome To Williamsburg

Last week I finally met up with my buddy Rachael. This does not happen very often as she is a bartender and such she keeps vampire hours. Nonetheless when we do get together she always has interesting stories to tell. This time was no exception. What’s more, she found something she thought I would find of interest. I did.

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Something bearing a resemblance to Bigfoot (or would that be Sasquatch or a Yeti? NOTE: you can view this in larger format by clicking on the above image) getting ready to take a ride on the L train. I’m not terribly certain what this is supposed to mean but I do take issue with the choice of subway lines: we all know Bigfoot rides the G.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Ever wondered what a unicorn would look like with a pair of woman’s breasts? Look no further. Rachael’s got you covered. Why?

Wiiliamsburg Election Watch: No Confidence

October 29, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Culture War, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

I suspect I speak for many when I say I harbor no, zero, ZILCH enthusiasm regarding the upcoming election. Even though we, the voters, ostensibly have a “choice” the selection of candidates for the 2009 Mayoral Race strikes me as being tantamount to selecting between syphilis and gonorrhea. Either way you’re still sick.

Which brings me to a “write-in” candidate I discovered at the Lorimer Street entrance of the L train earlier today:

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NOBODY.

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Lorimer Street Nightmare

October 17, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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anonymous writes:

Hi Heather. Thought you might appreciate this. This is on the corner of Metropolitan and Union – the Lormier L train dumps everyone on the street to wait for crowded buses. What a nightmare for all.

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Indeed. Dare I say this makes the riding Crosstown Local look good.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: LiLo

October 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From the Manhattan Avenue bound platform of the L train at Lorimer Street.

Miss Heather

Subway Photos Du Jour: Fear, Loathing, Love & Beef

August 29, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Crosstown Local, Culture War 

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Lorimer Street stop of the L.

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Metropolitan Avenue stop of the G.

Miss Heather

A Choice Tidbit From The New York Times Archives

August 26, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Asshole, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Speaking as someone who has lived in north Brooklyn for ten years I remember a time when Williamsburg was more or less defined as the first four stops on the L train— no “ifs” “ands” or “buts”. Over the ensuing years this has been expanded to include pretty much anything short of Ridgewood and given current trends they may very well be next. Only time will tell if my fair burgh will be rechristened “Williamsburg(h) Heights”. Lest the first three sentences of this post have not made it clear I have found a heaping help of black humor to be immensely helpful when living in the shadow such a capacious and rapacious giant. And what a shadow it is! Case in point:

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I found this bad boy outside the Morgan Avenue stop of the L. Per the ad copy (which can be seen in larger format by clicking on the above image*) this Valhalla is located off the DeKalb Avenue stop of the L. Apparently eight stops out of Manhattan now qualifies as “East Williamsburg”. Albeit with a significantly smaller typeface.

Imagine if you will, dear readers, a time when real estate agents were not so fast and loose about “branding” a neighborhood  “Williamsburg”. A time when Williamsburgers didn’t even want to be called Williamsburgers; they wanted to be simple Brooklynites. There was such a time. What’s more, the New York Times documented it on February 23, 1896. Enjoy!

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Found In Brooklyn, who took the above photograph, writes:

And this Toll Brothers monolith on the other side. Ewwwww. Can you imagine being one of the numbers living in there? This would fit in better in a business district of a city such as Phoenix or Miami but whatever it’s here and they are not selling like hotcakes.

Welcome to the newer conditions of society.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Mannahatta* Bound

August 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bushwick, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Street Art 

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From the Morgan Avenue stop of the L.

Miss Heather

*Curious as to what this is about? Click here.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: An Ugly Incident At Bedford Avenue

July 1, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

thumbJASONWAGNERA number of you, dear readers, have brought this story to my attention. For those of you who are not in the know, a rather ugly arrest recently came to pass at the Bedford Avenue stop of the L train involving— get this— a PUG. Although there is certainly more to the story than what has come to light, I strongly encourage each and every one you to read Gothamist’s coverage (they have since added some photographs of the incident, such as the one to the left, which was taken by Jason Wagner). One word: DISGUSTING.

Miss Heather

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