New York Shitty Day Ender: 86

March 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From North 3 Street.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: El Sol

March 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken March 21, 2010.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Degentrification Watch: Wythe Avenue

March 5, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Culture War, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Some of you might recall 242 Wythe Avenue (as seen above) is the former site of the sales office of the 80 Metropolitan Avenue “Star Quality” luxury condominiums (better known to locals as a living tombstone to landmarks preservation process and a cynical attempt at PR spin). Yesterday I found myself at this very location. And in so doing unwittingly stumbled upon the nexus of a culture war of the highest Billyburg caliber (READ: sullen utterances of revolt scribed using sidewalk chalk and paint pen).

This is the item which first caught my eye. It hails from the far left side of the building just above the call box. One does not see a semi colon used nowadays. This is because most people do not know how to use them properly. My heartfelt kudos go out to the grammar teacher who taught this person the correct way to connect an independent clause with an elliptical clause.

Now our intrepid chalkster (or chalkstreuse) has pointed out a potential pedestrian hazard. The natives are indeed getting restless!

The missive to the left reads “Shafer”. I have no idea what this means. The inscription to the right, however, is all too recognizable.

Of course, every opinion has its counterpart— and in post real estate boom Williamsburg they are conveniently located! In this case, next door.

Speaking as someone who has a MFA (and five figures of debt to go with it) I cannot help but wonder where the author of this missive is coming from.

Nevermind.

Miss Heather

Coming To Bedford Avenue: Duane Reade

February 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Abjectecture, Culture War, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

The scaffolding is down at Bedford Avenue and North 3rd Street and oh, what a sight it is!

Of particular interest to yours truly was the promise of a Duane Reade…

which, it should be noted, will be located right across the street from a veritable Williamsburg institution: Kings Pharmacy. I was not the only person who questioned the wisdom of this business placement. A number of passersby took notice as well. Then again, it’s not like Bedford Avenue hasn’t borne witness to this kind of thing before.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: DRoPstitch

January 27, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From North 3 Street.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Dead Men

October 19, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

deadmen

From North 3 Street.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Six Years Later

September 26, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

CASHnys

North 3rd Street circa fall 2003

comingsoon

North 3rd Street September 25, 2009

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Take It Back

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This great image (which hails from North 3rd Street) was a much-needed reminder to yours truly that this Saturday, September 26, 2009 starting at 11:00 a.m. Project ENVISION Williamsburg will be hosting a launch party at our very McCarren Park. Here are the details from the event’s organizer, Jennifer Wyse, as culled from the CB1 Yahoo Group:

Hi everyone!

My name is Jennifer Wyse and I am a member of the Project ENVISION Williamsburg
coalition. Project ENVISION is a group of community members and New York City
rape crisis service providers dedicated to sexual violence prevention through
community involvement. We want YOU to tell us how you envision sexual violence
stopping in Williamsburg!

On SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH, come welcome our group to the neighborhood with food, a raffle, speakers and FUN in MCCARREN PARK Field House, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm! We will be presenting the results of our research about sexual violence in Williamsburg and asking for YOUR input and involvement!

Anyone interested in learning more about this event or Project ENVISION can do so by clicking here. Spread the word!

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Juxtaposition

September 18, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

home

North 1 Street

homeless

North 3 Street

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Kurt Lives!

September 17, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

KURTLIVES

From North 3 Street.

Miss Heather

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