THIS WEEK: Screw The Heart…

February 11, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

cityreliquaryElla needs a liver! This item comes courtesy of Matt Levy from the City Reliquary. He writes:

Because not only is Ella beautiful, but she has a sense of humor regarding her inadequate bodily organs…

On Friday February 13th, from 7 – 11pm the City Reliquary will be hosting a special benefit to assist a friend and reliquarian, Ella Watson, who is scheduled to receive a liver replacement.  So, on the eve of this Valentine’s Day remember: Screw the Heart; Ella Needs a Liver!

Get good mojo on Friday the 13th by coming out to help raise some cash for Ella Watson, badass and beloved artist, (and her soon-to-be adopted liver). Even if you don’t know Ella, the night promises to be a blast: there will be live music, dark humor, light hearts, hot toddies, hotter chili, treats from the Gramercy Tavern, and cheap Brooklyn Lager on sale (for the good livered amongst us).

There will be art for sale (for $50.00 or less!) and “a thematic DJ set by Jesse Arnold” is also promised. The suggest donation for this event is $10.00.

Fundraiser For Ella
February 13, 2009 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
The City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Avenue
Williamsburg, New York 11211

Miss Heather

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: Special Valentine’s Day Edition

February 9, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner I am going to kick off today’s offerings with a few photographs to help get my fellow north Brooklynites in that lovin’ state of mind. Enjoy!

falloutshelter

From Kingsland Avenue.

loveme

From Metropolitan Avenue.

ilovegod

From Graham Avenue.

iloveyou

poopnbutt

From Newel Street.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Street Skates

February 6, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

streetskates

From the intersection of River Street and Metropolitan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: SUB PRIME

February 1, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

subprimenys

greenspannys

freemadoffnys

From Metropolitan Avenue.

Miss Heather

THIS WEEK: Over Spilt Milk

January 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

cityreliquary

This Friday, January 30, from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. the NY Food Museum and City Reliquary will be hosting an opening for its latest exhibition Over Spilt Milk: The Fight for Fair Price & Fair Profit in Depression Era New York. To give you a better idea what this show is about here is an excerpt from their press release:

…The show will feature documents and artifacts from the 1930s, when immigrant Meyer Parodneck and a handful of anti-poverty activists founded the Consumer-Farmer Milk Cooperative to ensure farmers received a fair price, and consumers paid a fair price, for milk. The Co-op played a pivotal role opening the market controlled by milk distribution giants. With their own processing plants and distribution stations, the Consumer-Farmer Co-op sold milk to consumers at the lowest possible price, and paid farmers the highest possible return, for nearly fifty years. Overcoming a mountain of obstacles, this organization made a difference to hundreds of struggling farmers and to the children of low-income New Yorkers.

The exhibition includes period Co-op newsletters and advertising campaigns, vintage paper milk containers, and cooperative movement propaganda. Pivotal moments in the Co-op’s story are illustrated with miniature dioramas.

This event will not only set you back absolutely nothing, but salmonella-free refreshments courtesy of Peanut Butter Company will be in the offering. Yummy.
Over Spilt Milk Opening
The City Reliquary
January 30, 2009, 7:00 – 10:00 a.m.
370 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

THIS WEEKEND: A Very Special Sabbath Celebration

December 15, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

I have a confession to make: I despise the holiday season. Not only are the days too damned short (Sunset at 4:30 p.m.? Is this really necessary?) but the reason for the season seems to be lost on most. Instead of being kind to their fellow man and lending a hand to those less fortunate than themselves many of our fellow New Yorkers are quibbling over who will purchase that last widescreen television, electronic gizmo (that will undoubtedly be obsolete in a year) or trampling some hapless temp at Walmart. In other words acting like class “A” certified assholes. And some Americans have the temerity to wonder why the rest of the world hates us? But I digress.

Fortunately this upcoming weekend there will be an event for people like myself: Monster Island’s 7th Annual Holly Jolly Sabbath.Those of you who are angry, tired, wanting this Christmas thing to be over already and are Black Sabbath fans (like myself) here are the rules.

There is no mention as to whether Ronnie James Dio “Sabbath” will be included in this event. I certainly hope not. I’m an Ozzy gal 100%!

Holly Jolly Sabbath
December 21, 2008 (no time indicated, but I am certain the later you show up the more interesting it will be)
Monster Island
Metropolitan Avenue between Kent Avenue and River Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

For the record this post was writted while listening to “Crazy Train”.

Miss Heather

Dysfunction Junction: Crosstown Local Co-Dependency

December 7, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

I have often wondered why the MTA does not host “meet your station manager” days for the Crosstown Local (as they do for other subway lines like our tonier sister the L). Initially I chalked this up to the Transit Authority’s desire not to have their employees screamed at and pommeled with brickbats by a very angry public. Last night at Metropolitan Avenue, however, I finally learned the truth: the very G train itself is more than happy to field inquiries from concerned commuters. What’s more, this four car wonder will put it in writing!

Behold the Crosstown Local wailing wall. It is located at the southern end of the Smith – 9th bound platform.

Dear G Train
Well sorry about those things i said about you last week
But the thing is, you are never here for me Seriously why? Please please
come here pick me up, be there for me? is that (so much to ask?)
-love
Gutter

REPLY

Dear Gutter:
I don’t have much time, but you should know that whenever I’m here, you’re not. And when you’re home I’m out, scouring the old paths – looking for you. I’ll always be here on my way there. Where will you be?
Love, G.

OH YEAH…

You only come see me when you need a ride.
Stop using me, freeloader!

Gutter/Other

G train- You’re A Slut! Give anyone A RIDE!

Oy vey. Where is Doctor Phil when you need him?

Miss Heather

*As sponsored by HSBC because different values make the world a richer place penis!

A Revue Of Williamsburg Pay Phones

April 4, 2008 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11211, Williamsburg 

It has been awhile since I indulged my fixation for maltreated public pay phones. Today I will usher in the weekend with a few new finds from Williamsburg.

South 4th Street

I am quickly learning that this is a pretty common example of pay phone abuse, e.g; the receiver is broken into two pieces. I like to call these “danglers”.

Union Avenue

The person responsible for this devious bit of pay phone chicanery has presented us with a poser. Those who are lucky enough to approach this pay phone from the north can quickly ascertain its lack of functionality. Everyone else is not so fortunate. Caveat emptor.

Metropolitan Avenue

I am fascinated by the number of pay phones whose receivers are simply ripped off. Are these collectible? Is there an underground community of public pay phone receiver fetishists in New York City? If so, I hope they use plenty of disinfectant.

Speaking of prophylaxis, be sure to pack a little protection before you give this person a ring. From your cell phone, of course.

Miss Heather

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