New York Shitty Day Ender: Sweet Dreams

August 5, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From McGolrick Park.

Miss Heather

Now At McGolrick Park: Baggies & Dead Squirrels

I have long been remiss in checking out how things are shaking across McGuinness Boulevard. Namely, McGolrick Park. Fortunately I got a much-needed reminder via an email from an anonymous tipster. He/she writes:

…Used needles are being found in the woody garden areas of McGolrick by Nassau.  That’s the scarey part, but I am awaiting confirmation because this was third hand info…

I decided to go down there and see if I could find any. First up, the good news: I didn’t.

And now the bad news: it became all too clear from the get-go someone has a pretty brisk business selling and/or consuming illegal intoxicants— especially around Nassau Avenue and Russell Street. Without further ado here is a slide show featuring the rainbow assortment of baggies I found on my sojourns. I have tossed in a few shots of dead squirrels I found as well. Why, you ask? Because one would think the Parks Department would be “on” that kind of thing. Enjoy!

Miss Heather

Update, 6:12 p.m.: I have received an email regarding “activity” at McGolrick park from someone who wishes to remain anonymous. He/she writes:

I live on McGolrick Park and have seen more drug activity lately- came home from work one day to a woman nodding out in her car parked in front of my apt.- car door was wide open and she was seriously messed up.  I called the cops and they were uninterested.  I asked them to come because I figured if she tried to drive in her condition it would be dangerous.  They asked if I had “seen her commit a crime” and I said no, but obviously they might want to check into the situation and they refused.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Tic Tac Toes

May 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From McGolrick Park.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Made in The Shade

May 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From McGolrick Park.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Roses & Siding

May 19, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From McGolrick Park.

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: McGolrick Park

February 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This lovely image comes courtesy Jason Peragallo. Great capture!

Miss Heather

P.S.: I took a little sojourn around Greenpoint north. You can look forward to a mini slide show in a bit. Stay tuned!

Has Anyone Seen Lucy?

November 1, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

lucy

Nancy (who forwarded me the above flier) writes:

Hi…as an occasional reader of your blog, I suspect you’d be willing to help us get the word out about our missing friend Lucy. Lucy is a lab/shepherd mix, she was very recently adopted through a rescue org from Puerto Rico and she is very skittish. She got spooked yesterday and managed to get out of her harness on Graham Avenue, near Meeker. As people tried to help grab her she ran faster. She was last seen running around between McGolrick & the spaceship poop refinery by a gentleman on a bicycle that tried to keep up with her. We believe she’s hiding in or near a factory. She has a collar and should be approached in a non-scary way. Thanks for any help you can give us spreading the word to keep an eye out for Lucy.

(she’s my friend’s dog, that’s her number on the flyer.)

If you have seen Lucy (who, as indicated above, is believed to be hiding out somewhere near the Shit Tits*) or know about her whereabouts please call her family at the above telephone number. Thanks!

Miss Heather

UPDATE, November 3, 2009 4:45 p.m.: She’s been found!

*Although I am really warming up to the term “spaceship poop refinery”.

Greenpoint Videos du Jour: Dog Parade Redux

November 1, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Here it is: highlights from yesterday’s dog parade from McGolrick Park. Nothing fancy (try filming dogs— they’re harder than cats. Felines don’t give a damn about attention; canines care a lot.). Noetheless you’ll see a couple prize winners and many other winsome pups in the following footage!

Part I

Part II: Featuring Eeyore

Part III: Featuring Amelia Earhart

Over and out!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Slide Show du Jour: Dogs On Parade

October 31, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

MirthNYS

As promised, here’s a slide featuring highlights from today’s dog parade and costume contest at McGolrick Park. Enjoy!

On that note, dear readers, I am off to cook up a little Halloween fun (and food)!

Miss Heather

And the winners are…

October 31, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

There ended up being so many great contestants at the District Dog Halloween Parade today my fellow judges and I had a very hard time deciding picking a winner! In fact, we decided to hand out six instead of three honorable mention awards just to give recognition where we felt it was due. On that note— and without the further ado— here are the best dressed dogs in Greenpoint!

HONORABLE MENTION

Frida KahloNYS

Frida Kahlo

Liver Flukenys

Liver Fluke

WonderNYS

Major Wonder

Amelia EarhartNYS

Amelia Earhart

Log

Log of Fire

THIRD PLACE

eyeore

Eyeore BackNYS

Eeyore

SECOND PLACE

3 HeadsNYS

Cerberus

FIRST PLACE

Sushi1nys

Sushi2nys

Sushi!

I want to give props to all the folks (and their pups) who participated in today’s parade. You’re all winners as far as I’m concerned. This evening I will not only post a slide show from today’s festivities but also (paws crossed) some video footage as well. So stay tuned!

Miss Heather

UPDATE, November 2, 2009: You can read a fellow judge’s take of the 3rd Annual District Dog Halloween parade and costume contest by clicking here.

P.S.: As you have probably noticed I have only listed five out of the six Honorable Mention winners. This is because I have forgotten who the sixth winner was! Any and all help jogging my memory (via email or comments) would be most appreciated. Thanks!

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