From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Monkey Is Back


A friend and fellow cat lady named Lisa writes:

Meant to send you this sooner but I keep getting distracted. I’ve been told it’s a condition called “kittenhead” that afflicts people who care for bottle babies this time of year! Anyway, this really great couple stopped by our adoption event at Muddy Paws and brought the flyer attached. The cat looked familiar and the address was spot on. I pulled up my old flickr set and sure enough, IT’S MONKEY!

Monkey is NOT A STRAY!


You were able to draw attention to his living situation last time and probably were the reason his people responded in the flickr comments last time, maybe we can do the same this time. Their flickr accounts are stagnant and maybe they moved leaving Monkey behind? I’ll get some updated photos of the “Bloomblight” on my way to the new Indian restaurant tonight and send them, but the plywood with Monkey’s declaration is long gone as are the Enchanted Gardens as you know too well.

You can view a wonderful video of Monkey in “action” by clicking here. Otherwise, if anyone reading this knows to whom this winsome fellow belongs— or wants to provide him the loving permanent home he so richly deserves— please contact Kristen! Thanks— and spread the word!

New York Shitty Halloween Watch: North Henry Street

October 26, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken October 25, 2012.

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Tagged

From North Henry Street.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Prodigal Pup?

September 4, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11222, East Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A lass named Lori writes:


I was walking down Richardson Street at 9:30am and spotted this little dog (see attached) between N.Henry and Humboldt. I’m in this area at the same time daily and have never seen this dog before. I have a feeling he might belong to someone as he seemed very friendly and followed me for a little bit (maybe looking for help). He has no collar but his coat looks like it had been shaved recently. He also has a limp, but looks like it’s from an old injury as he didn’t seem like he was in pain. It would be great if you can share on your blog. Hopefully someone will recognize the dog as belonging to someone in the area. If not, maybe he can be rescued. He seems like a really sweet little guy.
Thanks for your help!

Anyone who knows to whom this pup belongs can contact Lori via email at: lehoffman(at)gmail(dot)com


New York Shitty Day Ender: Whiskers

June 4, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From North Henry Street.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Good

From North Henry Street.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: North Henry Street

June 3, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken June 3, 2012.

Last Gasp: Found In North Brooklyn

 This lovely lass. My friend at Brooklyn Imbecile writes:

eric, the guy who walks our dog at lunchtime, found an abandoned puppy at mcgolrick park this morning around 8am, no collar, no microchip.

here’s his blog.

Here are the deets from Dog-e-Dog:

This little girl was found (no collar, no microchip) on Richardson & N. Henry this morning. She seems to be a shepherd/mastiff mix about 3 months old. She is not spayed, but very, very sweet. 
If you know whose dog this is or are thinking about adopting, please contact me or Greenpoint Vet (347-529-4345 or Please share this post so we can get her back home.


I have received word this sweet lass has a temporary place to hang her proverbial hat. (Thanks Julia!)

Let’s find her permanent one!

Photo Credits:


Greenpoint Photo du Jour: No Parking

October 31, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

Taken October 31, 2011.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: A Halloween Inquiry

October 31, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A lady named Chris writes:

Hi Miss Heather,
Love your blog! Read it all the time and I feel that it is very funny, yet a great service to the community so Thank You for doing it!

My question for today is: You highlight so many houses in the Pernt that are decked out for Halloween. I am now wondering if you have compiled a list of the top houses to hit for this big day? I tried searching on your site but didn’t have much luck. Maybe I am searching the wrong phrase? I tried “Halloween decorations”.

Any advice would be much appreciated and thanks again!

As it would happen I was out and about today documenting Greenpoint’s best ghoulish goodness. Before I proceed to the “winners” (so to speak) here is a slide show showcasing genuine Greenpoint Halloween goodness as spotted by yours truly. Enjoy!

And now onto my picks!

216 North Henry Street: While sporting a small front yard, they make excellent use of it!

This house on Beadel Street: I did not get the address. However, it packs a nice punch and crossing Vandervoort Avenue in order to view it is rather horrifying its own right!

Best Block: Without question this distinction goes to Hausman Street. Watch the following slide show and learn why!

And last— but hardly least— we have the usual suspects: 648 Humboldt Street and 97 Russell Street. I have to say Beverly (the lovely lady responsible for the latter) outdid herself this year. Mazel tov!

Other haunted houses worth a visit: 85 Calyer Street and 57 Franklin Street. I hope this was helpful, Chris. Have a very happy (and safe) Halloween Garden Spotters!

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