New York Shitty Day Ender: Bubble

March 15, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From North 9 Street.

Miss Heather

LAST GASP: Much Ado About Animals!

Starting tomorrow there will be a number of animal-related events in Williamsburg and beyond. Here they are in chronological order:

Tomorrow, March 5, 2010 starting at 10:00 p.m. New York City’s Animal Shelter Map, Trails to Tails will be unveiled on the steps of City Hall. A couple of north Brooklyn institutions will be present including BARC and our very own Assemblyman, the ubiquitous Joe Lentol! I have it on very good intelligence that these maps are pretty darned neat. If you have the time and/or ability to swing by, check it out! If nothing else, it will be an excellent opportunity to inquire of our fair Mayor as to why the Center for Animal Care & Control is so destitute they are soliciting donations for food.

Trails to Tails Map Unveiling
March 5, 2010 starting at 10:00 a.m.
City Hall (1 Centre Street)
New York, New York 10007

Next up, North Brooklyn Cats will be having an adoption event at Muddy Paws Saturday, March 6 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Among the fetching felines to be featured are:


and his sister Lilith


and many, many more. In closing, I would like to point out that a good friend of mine recently adopted a rescue from this organization. His name is Bug (!) and you can see pictures of him enjoy his life of luxury (at least inasmuch as his big sis permits) by clicking here.

North Brooklyn Cats Adoption Event
March 6, 2010 starting at 2:00 p.m.
Muddy Paws
447 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Last up, Greenpoint’s very own Empty Cages Collective will be having an adoption event this upcoming Sunday, March 7 starting at at 12:30 p.m. at PS9 Pet Supply. As some of you might recall these folks had an event last month at 8 of Swords Tattoo. I later learned they received no less than four adoption applications and a generous $100 donation from a New York Shitty reader. Me-OW!

Empty Cages Collective Cat & Kitten Adoption Event
March 7, 2010; 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.
PS9 Pet Supply
169 North 9 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

And that’s all she wrote!

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: The lovely lass who graces the beginning of this post is named August. She holds court over yours truly’s favorite 99 Cent Store in the Garden Spot!

A Williamsburg PSA: ODB Saves!

February 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From North 9 Street.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Whitewash

February 10, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, King's Crap, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

A few thoughts:

  1. Whitewashing over a Vacate Order— next to perhaps drawing a red circle around said Vacate Order— only serves to draw more attention to said Vacate Order.
  2. How the hell can a building which is under construction get a Vacate Order? Then again, you can always trust Williamsburg to be on the cutting edge when it comes to such matters.

I guess the Department of Buildings is at long last taking a more pro-active stance when it comes to enforcement.

Miss Heather

LAST GASP: Homicide at Huron & Manhattan Avenue?

I have received two emails about this incident. L writes:

Hi Miss Heather —

fyi – just saw this on Gothamist news map — sending as your investigative reporting is the BEST —

Homicide | Manhattan Ave & Huron St Manhattan, NY | 1/24/2010 5:31 p.m.

(lest it seems i regularly read crime reports (!), was looking for info on why a helicopter was buzzing my neighborhood for an hour last nite – but no report)

T writes:

…gothamist newsmap homicide manhattan / huron?!

what’s the story?

That’s what I want to know. The story.

When I got off the B43 at 5:00 p.m.-ish today I saw an ambulance, two police cars and a handful of lookie-loos between India and Huron Street. If there was an “incident” it happened well before I came on the scene. I suspect I speak for many fellow Greenpointers when I write that I find this very disturbing. If anyone reading this has the 411 please tender them via comments or via email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com.

Your identity will remain anonymous.

Miss Heather

P.S.: L also writes;

…& while we’re on subject of crime – also on Gothamist, saw 2 reports of armed robberies at Roebling & N 9th in a week – one’s on today’s list (from last nite) — both evening, NOT middle of nite — that’s a dark & quiet corner — but seems stalled development has made things worse.

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Cans

January 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From North 9 Street.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Selections: Mail Theft Is A Punishable Crime

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

The latter most image (which along with its two predecessors is by an artist called Kid Acne) reminds me of former mail delivery woman I once had. She was a tiny woman of perhaps 45 years of age. She reminded me of younger version of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. AN INCREDIBLY ANGRY younger version of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. One time she chewed out a friend of mine for having Power Puff Girl stickers on her mailbox. She didn’t: the mailbox in question belonged to a neighbor. But my friend couldn’t muster the nerve to belabor this point. She simply accepted her punishment.

God, I miss that woman.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Special props go out to Luna Park for bringing this phenomenon to my attention. Great catch!

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


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.


Pockmarked sidewalks and garbage.




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.


Or in this case, a coat.


Who wouldn’t want a balcony looking at this?


Or this?

184 North 8 Street


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.



236 North 7 Street


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


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…


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




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.

TOMORROW: Santa Claus At PS9!

December 4, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 


This item comes courtesy of my friends at the McCarren Dog Run. Tomorrow, December 5, from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. you can have your furkids photographed with Santa Claus — or would that be Claws? In any case, two 4 x6 inch prints will set you back a mere $20.00. Not a bad deal at all!

Photos With Santa Claus
December 5, 2009 noon until 6:00 p.m.
PS9 Pet Supply
169 North 9 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

I don’t know about you, but I for one hope Edie the hamster will swing by and tell Santa what she wants for Christmas. She’s been a very good girl this year!

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: Cat & Kitten Adoption Event

This morning I awakened to discover that Chez Shitty has neither heat nor hot water. I was able to deduce the latter by the quantity of kitties cuddled up against me for warmth. I learned the latter via the Mister who made this discovery the hard way. Lucky him.

I mention this anecdote because cat ownership isn’t just about a lesson in humility and being a heat source: it is also about companionship. On that note, tomorrow November 7, 2009 starting at noon Empty Cages Collective will be having an cat and kitten adoption event at Williamsburg’s own PS9!


If you have been mulling over sharing your bed with a furry companion— or simply want to swing by, say hi and perhaps leave a donation— why not swing by PS9 tomorrow? They’ll be happy to see you!

Empty Cages Collective Cat & Kitten Adoption Event
November 7, 2009; 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
PS9 Pet Supplies
169 North 9 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

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