Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Cucarachas!

January 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From North 6 Street.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Verboten

January 12, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From North 6 Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: North 6 Street Selections

January 11, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken January 10, 2010.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Seating Du Jour: Season’s Greetings From North 6 Street

January 4, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

bitches

Taken January 4, 2010.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: C215

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

c215

From North 6 Street.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Bobbed

December 15, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

bobbed

From North 6 Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: The Unbearable Blightness of Being

December 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Culture War, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

As I mentioned previously, the online and offline zeitgeist in north Brooklyn— be it northside, southside or even Greenpoint was on decidedly on the surly side today. I have spent a great deal of my day patiently listening to people complain about one thing or another that pisses them off. Now it is my turn.

218 North 9 Street

unpoliced

I have no idea who inscribed this on the rapidly deteriorating construction fence which graces this site, but he or she hit the nail on the proverbial head. Follows are a few amenities you can find at this property located in the heart of fashionable Williamsburg.

garbage

Pockmarked sidewalks and garbage.

moregarbage

LOTS OF GARBAGE.

fence

As the previous photograph indicates, this open air loft has an open door fence policy. Any and all are welcome to come on over, sit a spell and hang their hat.

coat

Or in this case, a coat.

lot1

Who wouldn’t want a balcony looking at this?

lot2

Or this?

184 North 8 Street

anymore1214

I have written about this site on a number of occasions. They have since sealed off the garage door which had been pried open. With predictable results.

welcomemate

CANT STOP US WELCOME MATE

236 North 7 Street

north7

But Bloomblight isn’t just about derelict lots. Just take this, for example.

sidewalkshed

The above summons is for a defective sidewalk shed. Somehow the heap of garbage (which includes a suitcase) was overlooked.

And last, but hardly least…

north6

This failed attempt at public safety hails from North 6 Street just west of Wythe Avenue.

caution

caution2

caution3

Lest I have not made it clear already I strongly believe people respond to the environment around them. This is why I am a big fan of public art— especially in our subway system. Gestures as grand as a mosaic or as simple as keeping public facilities neat and clean send a positive message. The vigilance (or this case, lack thereof) with which our municipal government enforces the laws put in place to preserve our, the citizenry’s, quality of life speaks volumes about their attitude as public servants.

This is unacceptable. No one should have to live with this.

Miss Heather

P.S.: All the above photographs were taken December 14, 2009.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Much Ado About This Weekend

carynrose

Or would that be much to DO this weekend? If what I found in my inbox today is any indication there is a log going on this weekend. Mark writes:

Hey Miss Heather did you see this? Papacito’s is celebrating it’s pseudo-one year birthday and recently acquired liquor license. They’re inviting people to come celebrate with free food and tequila. Pretty cool!

Most cool indeed! Among the goodies promised are free tequila shots from 11:00 – 1:00 a.m. and live mariachi music. Check it out!

PAPAS BIG BASH
Saturday, December 5 2009 9:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.
Papasitos
999 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Detroit Rock City

If mariachi is not your cup of tea, a good friend of mine (and fabulous D.J.), The Professor, will be spinning an evening of “Motor City rock, soul, punk and psycho-funk” at Greenpoint’s very own Boulevard Tavern. Having known the Professor for some time I can attest to his outstanding taste in music. Go. You will not be disappointed!

Detroit Rock (and Soul) City
December 5, 2009
Boulevard Tavern
579 Meeker Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Last up, there will be not one— but two holiday craft fairs this weekend! Monika writes:

Dear Miss Heather, FYI — two fab holiday shopping events taking place this Sunday in Williamsburg a few blocks apart!

Handmade Holiday Fair
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Time: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Location:  Brooklyn Ale House, 103 Berry Street (at North 8th), Williamsburg
FREE

“Sock monkeys, affordable art and we mean affordable!!  Handmade clothing and more by Carri Skoczek, Kat St. John, Heather Jordan and some other gals.   This sunday, come one, come all!!   Great bloody marys and free bagels!”

AND:

Winter Market @ Public Assembly
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street (between Wyeth and Kent), Williamsburg
FREE

Presented by Northern Brooklyn Based Boutiques, Designers, Vintage Collectors and Culinary Creatives.
Featuring Edibles, Wearables, Antiques, & Gifts from $1-$100.

And that’s all she wrote. Have a fun and safe weekend Williamspointers and Greenburgers!

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: The lovely photograph gracing the beginning of this post comes courtesy of Caryn Rose. Great capture!

Lost on Metropolitan Avenue: Pippin

November 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Crazy Cat Lady, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

LOST

When I spied this flier (which hails from Metropolitan Avenue just north of the BQE) soliciting help to find a cat named Pippin I could not help but pass it along here. If any you have seen this handsome gent with “bright green eyes”, an “oatmeal-gray” coat and “chipped front right fang” or know of his whereabouts please contact his people at the above telephone numbers. Thanks!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Yours Truly

November 9, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

ASVP

From North 6 Street.

Miss Heather

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