TOMORROW & BEYOND: North 6th Pride!

Today’s rather brutal weather has provided yours truly an opportunity to peruse her “spam” for any/all items of interest to North Brooklynites. Exactly how the above missive ended up there I do not know. One would presume someone who operates a site called New York Shitty would have an open door for missives of this nature— but clearly my email nanny feels differently. Go figure. Nonetheless, here it is. Check it out!

North 6th Pride
Friday, June 22nd & Saturday June 23rd
North 6th Street between Kent Avenue and Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Live From “Stand Up! Speak Out!”: Part I

I am pleased to announce there was a full house at last night’s forum against anti-GBLTQ violence! Not only were a number of our elected officials and representatives from the Police Department present, but a great many concerned citizens from as far-flung locales as Park Slope! Some of these individuals had very powerful tales to tell, as you will see. In any case 9and without further ado) follows is the footage I shot. NOTE: I will be adding more later today so check back!

INTRODUCTION: Lincoln Restler and Tom Burrows introduce themselves and give a general run-down of the evening’s itinerary

PART II: State Assemblyman Joseph Lentol Speaks

Part III: Pastor Ann Kansfield of the Greenpoint Reformed Church Speaks

  • Lincoln and Mr. Burrows give a nod to the other members of the clergy present
  • Mr. Restler gives a general run-down of anti-GBLTQ incidences in north Brooklyn.

PART IV:  A citizen named Dave gives a personal account of being attacked.

PART V: Chris, a friend of a man recently attacked, speaks.

PART VI: Representatives from the Anti-Violence Project, Safe Horizons and the NYPD Speak

  • LADIES NOTE: Project Envision is working on a project regarding street harassment!

PART VII: A Representative from the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office Speaks

PART VIII: Rami Metal, Community Liaison from Councilman Steve Levin’s office, speaks

More to come… You can view the rest here!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Stand Up! Speak Out!

I had intimated some time ago that such a forum was being organized by Lincoln Restler. I am very happy to announce that on Monday, August 22nd, starting at 6:30 p.m. Public Assembly will be hosting “Stand up! Speak out!”. Those of you who have experienced anti-LGBTQ harassment— or simply want to know what resources are available to our (growing) LGBTQ community— should make it a point to attend this event. Stand up and speak out north Brooklynites!

LGBTQ Stand up! Speak out!
August 22, 2011 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Public Assembly
70 North 6 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

THIS WEEK: Living Kills & Easter Vomit!

May 10, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This item comes from a person named “JB”. He/she writes:

I’m a former Greenpoint resident and I just started an art collective with a bunch of Greenpoint/Williamsburg/Brooklyn folks called dead·pan (collective).

We’re going to be creating multimedia events and curating an online gallery — the idea is for a bunch of people working in different mediums to collaborate on events and content.

It involves Greenpoint photographer Hannah Thomson, Greenpoint filmmaker James Jones, Williamsburg residents Eva Talmadge ( and Dustin Long (author of Icelander, McSweeney’s &  Grove Press), Susan Y. Chi (The Forgotten Borough), Audrey Ference (the L magazine’s “Natural Redhead”) Simone Heusler (artist, textile designer, musician), The Poetry Club Art Space, KGB Bar, Kino Films, and bands The Tablets, The Living Kills, and Miezekatze.

We’re already planning a second multimedia July 9 event to help raise funds for the Greenpoint Reformed Church Soup Kitchen with Katherine Carlton, who may have been in touch already.

Our first event is Friday May 13 at Public Assembly. I’ve attached a flyer here. You should come out and we’d love it if you gave it a shout out, if you felt so inclined. It should be a lot of fun. Some of the giveaways include free Drawn &  Quarterly books, HarperCollins books, music, and distilled alcohol (bourbon). We’ll also have food from Nha Toi and Van Leeuwen.

I have a confession to make: I could care less about the foodstuffs (whoever nice they may be) these folks had me with Easter Vomit!

Dead Pan Collective Presents The Living Kills
May 13, 2011 doors open at 8:00 p.m.
Public Assembly
70 North 6 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Price of admission: $6.00
2 for 1 Happy Hour from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Miss Heather

P.S.: You can view the work of Dead Pan’s participating artists by clicking here.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Bouncer

February 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Bouncer @ Public Assembly

Taken by Will Star.

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: Mister Market

This item has been brought to my attention by that dynamic duo, Tommy and Roy, better known as the Alter Boys. Tomorrow they, along with a number of other notable north Brooklyn businesses (like Kill Devil Hill!) will be selling their wares at the Mister Market. The whole shebang kicks off at noon. Why not swing by and see what they’re got cooking?

Mister Market
June 13, 2010 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Public Assembly
70 North 6 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

You can get more information about this event by checking out Mister Market’s web site.

In closing (and on a shameless self-promoting note) I’d like to remind everyone that the “closing reception” for my photography show at Creek & Cave is tomorrow starting at 3:30 p.m. You can get the full 411 by clicking here.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Lest any of you are wondering why I put “closing reception” in quotation marks it is because I have gotten word that my show has been extended! And somehow “middling reception” does not strike me as being very snappy.

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


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!

Saturday, December 5 2009 9:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.
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

“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!”


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

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!

TODAY: A Couple of Art-Related Events For A Good Cause

April 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

First up, the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn and Woodshed Collective will be co-hosting a fund raiser at Public Assembly this evening starting at 8 o’clock. Here’s the 411 from their press release:

The 19th Annual North Brooklyn Talent Show, to be held at Public Assembly, in Williamsburg, April 22nd at 8pm. The evening will include a talent portion, running roughly from 8-11, to be followed by musical acts; entry is $10. In addition, both organizations will be providing information about programming for the upcoming summer season.

All proceeds go to benefit the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn and Woodshed Collective; two not-for-profit organizations devoted to accessible cultural programming.

Performers include: Grace McLean, Preston Martin, Dan Cozzens, Victoria Watson, Lauren Pabst, Behind the Façade, John Teufel, Jon Pack, Jason Kalter, Stumblebum, Mercury Landing and more.

The Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn is a not-for-profit which, through fund raising and working with the community, elected officials and the New York City Parks & Recreation Department, furthers the restoration and preservation of the existing parks as well as the development of new parks in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg communities, weaving these several green spaces into a tapestry of parks as a resource for the people of New York City.

Woodshed Collective aims to entertain and provoke by creating a fully realized installation theater. Our work seeks to escape the traditional theater of performer and spectator, where one is on stage and the other sits quietly in the dark.

We celebrate the separation from cinema and television: claiming for theater the vital, immediate interaction between audience and event. Presenting our work free of charge, our goal is to increase access to theater in underserved communities.

North Brooklyn Talent Show
April 22, 2009 starting at 8:00 p.m.
Public Assembly
70 North 6 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Next up, for those of you who are feeling more adventurous The Peoples Art,  will be throwing an opening for an exhibition of art work entitled “Spectrums” featuring art by the students of the Horizon Academy at the Flushing Campus of CUNY Law School. Once again, here are the deets per their press release:

Join us for a very special, FREE event next Wednesday April 22, from 6-9PM at CUNY Law School.  Spectrums is a one-night only exhibition of artwork from Horizon Academy (HA) on Rikers Island.  HA is an alternative High School for 19 to 21 year old men while incarcerated.  All proceeds from purchases will go to art supplies for the students and HA’s Artists-In-Residency Program, taught by Ronnye Hightower.

Spectrums will feature prominent guest speakers, live music, open mic, prizes and refreshments.  This free reception is made possible by generous support from Pieper Bar Review.

The guest speakers include Principal Gloria M. Ortiz, who opened HA eleven years ago, and keynote speaker Marvin E. Schechter, Esq., a 30-year veteran attorney specializing in criminal defense.  Both are Directors for Getting Out, and Staying Out  (GOSO) a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the recidivism rate for 18-24 year old young men through purposeful education and directed employment.

The People’s Art is a new organization created by Noah W. Marmar and the Community Economic Development (CED) Clinic, within Main Street Legal Services at CUNY Law School. The People’s Art is committed to addressing recidivism through meaningful arts programming.  This event marks the public launch for The People’s Art.

April 22, 2009 starting at 6:00 p.m.
CUNY School of Law at Queens College
65-21 Main St.
Flushing, New York 11367

And that’s all she wrote!

Miss Heather

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