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Taken May 9, 2013.

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Pink Elephant

February 25, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken February 24, 2012.

Southside Photo du Jour: Pooh Corner

If this scene (as discovered on Hooper Street today) is any indication, Pooh has dispensed with the honey in favor of stronger stuff. Eeyore, Tigger and Piglet were nowhere to be found. These are tough times indeed!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Olde English 800

May 13, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

By Steven R. Hazlett.

Miss Heather

Long Island City Gentrification Watch

March 10, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens 

I am certain a number of you have noticed I have been posting a lot of Long Island City material of late. I want it to be known there is a reason for this: yours truly is going to have a show of her photography at Creek & Cave next month!* Shortly after this deal was finalized with the curator (a very nice lady I would like to add) I came to the realization that if I am going to have a show in Long Island City it might behoove me to feature a photograph (or two) of Long Island City. To this end yesterday I bravely marched across the Pulaski Bridge in search of shutter bug fodder. What awaited me, however, was enough to make the hair stand up on the back of my neck.

Before I proceed I want to make something abundantly clear: it takes a lot to truly disturb me. When I climbed down the stairs at 53rd Avenue I heard the most gut-wrenching coughing you can imagine. Did this faze me? No, it didn’t. If anything it made me feel right at home. Eventually I happened upon the source of said sound. It was a woman. She was coughing up blood on the street. She looked up at me and said.

Excuse me miss, would you happen to have a napkin?

I gave her what I had: one paltry little napkin. I apologized that it was all I had (because I really did feel bad about this given the situation). She replied:

Thank you very much.

And then went back coughing in the most blood curdling manner imaginable. The rest of the afternoon I thought about this exchange. One simply does not see this kind common courtesy much anymore. This is a shame as the way I see it, if a woman coughing up blood under the Pulaski Bridge can be bothered with such pleasantries as “please” and “thank you” there really isn’t any excuse for the rest of us. Then again, I suppose I should expect as much from Greenpoint’s tonier neighbor to the north. But I digress.

It was about fifteen feet from this woman that I encountered something which disturbed me at a fundamentally core level. Words failed me. Fortunately I had my camera.

Apparently drinking Olde English 800 with a straw is more common that I had previously suspected. God help us all.

Miss Heather

*When the opening date is finalized I will post the detail— but I have been told Creek & Cave will be providing free food. Hot damn!

New York Shitty Day Ender: And The Winner Is…

January 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Caption This, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

The Mister and I have reviewed the entries and surprisingly enough quickly agreed on the winning entry. I had my cell phone handy lest we needed a tie breaker. No need. Before I proceed I’d like to take a moment for a couple of honorable mentions.

Miss Heather’s Choice:

Actually, the only irony here is that the person drinking this was actually old and English. — Walrus Taco

This one is headed in the right direction, but it doesn’t address “800”. Close, but no cigar.

Mister Heather’s Choice:

Olde English 800:  It’s gotten to that point. Time for help. — Em Two

We both laughed our asses off at this one but felt “Time for help” was a bit redundant. If you’re drinking Olde English 800 with a straw this is already apparent. No need to belabor the issue.

And now without further ado the winner:

Olde English 800: Suck it like a Slurpee, Crush it like a Motherfucker. — Em Two

Congratulations Em Two! I will be getting in touch with you regarding your prize in the next day or two. This week I present for your enjoyment this specimen from Greenpoint’s very own Bushwick Inlet!

There is something elegantly practical about this. Not only does the rubber band keep the bag secure, but it provides a good grip so as to resist slippage. Who wants to cry over spilled Courvoisier? What’s more, it is eerily reminiscent of something one would see on There, I Fixed It. I like it!

The deadline for captioning this bad boy is Monday, February 1, 2010 5:00 p.m. EST. I haven’t determined a prize yet but I’ll come up with something. Get cracking folks!

Miss Heather

Caption This: Found On North 7 Street

January 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Caption This, Culture War, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

When I saw this my jaw dropped. I was literally speechless. This is really saying something since I usually have a lot to say. Some could argue (successfully) that I have too much to say. Not this time. Anyone out there have a caption for this lovely item? If so, please tender them via comments or email at:

missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com

I look forward to seeing what you guys and gals cook up. Methinks I’ll offer a prize of a 8″ x 12″ print of the winner’s choice. Get cracking Greenpointers and Williamsburgers!

Miss Heather

UPDATE, January 21, 2010: I am pleased to report I have already received a number of compelling entries! Since I remembered I didn’t give a deadline. Here it is: Monday, January 24, 2010 5:00 p.m. EST.

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