TODAY: Stoop Sale Selections

For those of you who are staying home this holiday weekend (and want to do a little shopping on the cheap) here are a few stoop sales to consider.

150 Milton Street

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Although the prospect of parsing through used (?) bathing suits skeeves me out to no end books and CDs are always on my shopping list. Especially if they’re cheap!

Yard Sale #1
September 5 & 6, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
150 Milton Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

208 Huron Street

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This one is for early risers only. Given that the wares advertised are for (small) children those of you who might be interested will probably be up and about anyway.

Yard Sale #2
September 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
208 Huron Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

And last— but hardly least— today is the last day of this loft sale in Williamsburg.

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Happy bargain hunting!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Caution

August 15, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Street Art 

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This missive can be found near the corner of Franklin and Milton Street and comes courtesy of algul siento. Great catch!

Miss Heather

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: A Selection of Street Seating

June 27, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Street Furniture, Williamsburg 

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North 6 Street

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Meadow Street

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Metropolitan Avenue

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Jackson Street

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Milton Street

chair

Huron Street

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: The Garden Spot

June 6, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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Russell Street

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Milton Street

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Franklin Street

While I am on the subject of gardens, the Mister and I will be making a field trip to Flatbush today. Needless to say I am charging up the camera and you can look forward to seeing some pictures later!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Pink!

May 19, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

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Milton Street.

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Meserole Avenue

blossomsnys

McCarren Park

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Richardson Street

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: R.I.P. On Milton

May 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

As I mentioned in the previous post I spent Mother’s Day Sunday by kicking back and taking it easy. Doing nothing is something I am not exactly something I am very adept at. I am by my very nature a restless person and as the day waxed into evening I felt the urge to get out and take a walk. It was on Milton Street across from the American Playground I found this absolutely amazing “urban gravestone”.

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Per a woman enjoying her Sunday afternoon nearby (and who asked me if I was the “New York Shitty lady”!) this mural was started on Saturday and completed today. It took only twenty fours hours (if that) to complete this lovely tribute to two loved ones whose lives ended tragically early. Those of you who have the time and inclination really should go to  Milton Street between West and Franklin and see this wonderful work of art in person. The above photographs do not do it justice.

Miss Heather

Post Blizzard Wrap-up Part II: A Walk Around The Garden Spot

March 4, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

As promised here is a slide show featuring highlights from my jaunt around Brooklyn’s one and only 11222 yesterday. Enjoy!

Inasmuch as I gripe about the snow I have to admit it has does have its charm— as does Greenpoint!

Miss Heather

Post Blizzard Wrap-up Part I: Best. Snowman. Ever.

March 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

This weekend I met up with my buddy Norman over at Atlantic Yards Report and had pizza at Motorino.* After we discussed the latest book I am reading (In The Country Of Brooklyn by Peter Golenbock) I told him I could hardly wait for it to snow so I could scout for snowmen. Of all the neighborhoods in all of Brooklyn no one makes a snowman like we Greenpointers do.

Well, today I finally got around to doing my scouting. The pickings were pretty slim but we must not confuse quantity with quality. I was (and am) not the least bit disappointed.

MILTON STREET

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This finely fettled little fella from brought a smile to my face.

MCCARREN PARK

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Of course there is no hard and fast rule stating one can only build “people” out of snow.

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Someone in the Garden Spot of the Universe understood this and elected to make this item which I call “The McCarren Park Snow Mound”. I do not want to suggest that all snowmen need be pedestrian. A little ingenuity (an empty garbage can and a pair of work gloves) can reap delightful results. Case in point:

LEONARD STREET

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(priceless)

Miss Heather

*Which he liked!

P.S.: I will be posting more photographs from my jaunt around Greenpoint in a bit so stay tuned. I have some pretty nifty stuff up my sleeve!

Reader Comment Of The Day: Shots On Franklin?

February 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crazy People, Greenpoint Magic 

Trusty Nick writes (in regards to this, the previous post):

Thought I heard gunshots last night (sunday morning) around 3:30am from my place just off Franklin on Milton.  Sounded like a fight and at least 4 shots…  anyone else hear this?

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As it would happen I bumped into (who I presume to be) the owner of Shayz Lounge. He was so sweet I wanted to pick him up and keep him in my pocket. But I digress.

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Upon noticing a rather substantial hole in the front window of his business I asked him what happened. He told me that at around 3:00 o’clock this morning a couple (who were NOT patrons of his establishment) got into a verbal altercation in front of his establishment. Not having mastered the art of Anger Management this gentlemen decided to voice his displeasure to his mate by smashing his fist through a window. THIS window. In addition I was told a number of people on Milton Street have reported having their car windows smashed in lately.

Aren’t you happy, fellow Greenpointers, our neighborhood is attracting such a fine caliber of citizen? I suspect I speak for many when I say I hope this jerk broke every bone in his damned fist.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Life On Mars

February 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Follow are a few shots from a film shoot I stumbled upon yesterday while out for walk. Enjoy!

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A most unexpected feast on Milton Street.

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Trucks aplenty.

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In all the years I have lived here I do not think I have ever seen this garage door open.

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There were a slew of cool old cars on Noble Street. This Corvair was hands-down my favorite!

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muchafootonfranklin

Much was afoot on Franklin Street.

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This is not to suggest it was all work and no play on the Life On Mars set. These chaps were clearly having a good time while catching a few rays on Noble Street!

Miss Heather

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