From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Best Little Park In NYC

September 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

McGolrick Park

Ryan Murphy (who took the above photograph) muses:

Best little park in NYC, with the awkwardest name. I’m going to miss having it a block away.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: McGolrick Park

August 15, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken August 14, 2010.

Miss Heather

A Donia Cafe Update: Not So Fast…

August 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Today I swung by Donia Cafe to see if it was— as a commenter recently indicated— in fact, open for business. First up, the bad news:

Donia Cafe is not open— just yet. But I noticed signs of activity and knocked on the door. A very nice man (who I presume to be the owner) answered. I asked him when they were slated to open. Now the good news: he said Donia will open this upcoming Tuesday— and was nice enough to give me a menu (which you can get a sneak peek of by clicking here)!

Donia Cafe
Opening Date: August 14 August 17
85 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Sweet Dreams

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

From McGolrick Park.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: Just Add Beer

August 3, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Fidelity Park, a memorial gore dedicated to Greenpoint veterans of World War I.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Tie A Yellow Ribbon

From Monitor Street.

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 Street Seating Du Jour: Swords

From Monitor Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Video Du Jour: Fire Truck Chorus

May 6, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As some of you, dear readers, might know your truly has been under the weather of late. I do not know if it is a cold (anymore) or allergies. Frankly it doesn’t matter: it sucks. In any case today I mustered up the energy and moseyed over to Monitor Street and Norman Avenue. You see, I have been voicing concerns with the transportation chair of Community Board 1, Karen Nieves, about road/sidewalk maintenance and congestion in this general area. The purpose of today’s sojourn was to document conditions at this intersection and Monitor Street in general. I was not only successful in this endeavor* but I came away with a little “added value”: making the acquaintance of a fire truck siren mimicking dog. Yes, you have read me correctly. But don’t take my word for it: without further ado, here it is. NOTE: listen carefully towards the end. Enjoy!

After the conclusion of this performance I inquired of his person this pup’s name. “His name is Zeus” she replied “and he thinks he is a god”. As do I, Zeus, as do I…

Miss Heather

*documenting Northside car service vehicles idling, cars parked on the sidewalk and double parked on the street and other fun stuff which can be seen here.

Greenpoint Dog Doo Sign Du Jour: Calling All Pigs!

From Monitor Street.

Miss Heather

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