New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: Woodside Selections

June 7, 2010 ·
Filed under: Queens 

As promised here are some highlights from yesterday’s Forgotten-NY tour of Woodside, Queens. Enjoy!

Miss Heather

P.S.: I have word the next tour on Kevin’s agenda will be Bushwick! The working date is June 27; he will post details on Forgotten-NY when they’re finalized.

Name These Kittens: The Bed-Stuy Quartet

Yesterday I had the blues so I went for a walk. I’m glad I did. It was on Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg that I learned things could always be worse. For example, I could be this guy— or worse yet, his ex-girlfriend. So it goes. Today I met some little ones who had an even rougher life… and they’re only six weeks old!

When Jay of Dog Habitat told me last weekend that they just got in a litter of kittens rescued from Bed-Stuy naturally I had to make their acquaintance.

Here they are!

These two are definitely the more outgoing of the bunch. The “crouching tiger” is the solitary boy of the litter. I nicknamed him “Biggie Smalls” because he is the biggest of the “smalls”. His more defiant companion (who Jay has nicknamed “Smudgy”) appears to be the leader of this crew, as you will see.

These two are much more shy. Especially the one on the left.  The one on the right is the runt of the litter. Given she is little…

VERY LITTLE and hails from Bed-Stuy I nicknamed her L’il Kim. Not that these kittens have names per se: they don’t. But more about that later. Here’s Jay telling us how these Bed-Stuy beauties came to be (albeit temporarily) Greenpointers.

Then Jay left me alone to get acquainted with them. We started with an ice breaker I like to call “watch the hand”.

Then we upgraded to a cat toy.

Then we had a little lunch.

But back to the purpose of this post: these kittens do not have names! For this reason Jay and I decided a contest is in order. Do you have names for this winsome quartet of cuties? If so, please tender them via comments or email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Otherwise, you can see more pix and videos of these cuties by clicking here.

In closing, here a little something for the dog lovers out there. The above lovely lass, Abby, was recently found wandering around Jackie Robinson Parkway in Queens. Luckily a good Samaritan picked her up. And by the previous I mean lucky for her and us: she’s a sweet gentle thing!

As I have (often) written before: anyone who is interested in providing a loving home to any of these lovely (and loving) furkids should contact Dog Habitat via telephone at (347) 601-8678 or via email at: rescue (at) doghabitat (dot) org. Tell ’em I sent you.


Miss Heather

Miss G Train…

it could be you!


Or not. The City Reliquary (who is hosting this contest) writes:

Come watch the crowning of our “Miss G Train” LIVE at the City Reliquary backyard, with refreshments and entertainment on Nov. 19th 7-10PM

Thanks for your interest in entering the “Miss G Train Pageant”.

In this contest, you can make up your own rules! Be creative in presenting yourself as the best candidate for “Miss G Train”! Tell us what you think being “Miss G Train” is all about, and why you fit that description to a “G”.

Please email your description along with a PHOTO to: missgtrain (at) cityreliquary (dot) org by Monday Nov. 16th for consideration.

Include a phone number we can reach you at prior to the competition. There is no minimum or maximum word count for your descriptive entry. Your descriptive entry will be read to the audience and judges during the pageant. Use your written statement to tell everyone why you should be wearing the sash on stage that night! (Portions of your submission may be used for media requests, but all personal information will remain private.)

Costume choice is up to you at the big event, and will be considered as part of your presentation. Ballroom Gown, Hipster Vogue, Commuter Chic, its up to YOU! Also, consider submitting some choice music to accompany your runway walk (you can bring an iPod cued to your music or send a request to our DJ in advance). You are in charge of your overall presentation, and the right soundtrack may just convince our celebrity judges that YOU make the best candidate!

FINALISTS will be informed of their status by 12:00 noon on Thursday Nov 19th.

Email in advance for any additional questions and GOOD LUCK, competition is RUNNING ON or close to ON SCHEDULE!*

Given the City Reliquary’s choice of “cover girl” for their solicitation I have to wonder what demographic they’re appealing to: nubile, newbie hotties/slummers or hardcore Crosstowners? I think Miss G train should sport the qualities of the subway line she will represent:

  • Highly erratic
  • Dysfunctional
  • Capricious
  • Weird
  • Four cars short of  a load
  • And, on occasion, downright GROSS

Get busy fellow G trainers— and you know who you are!

Miss Heather

*Does this mean if I submit my entry a day late it will count?

P.S.: What about about a Mr. Crosstown Local? I can think of a number of candidates offhand— none of whom you would want to see naked. Methinks I’ll have to make this happen!

Blissville Photos du Jour: Autumn on 31st Place

November 4, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City 






Taken November 3, 2009.

Miss Heather

Quick Link: Immaculate Destruction At St. Saviour’s?

November 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: Queens 

From Queens Crap:

These were taken about 10am this morning at the St. Saviour’s site. There was a partial stop work order in effect which stated that there could be no excavation within 20 feet of the damaged retaining wall and that they were to repair the shoddy construction fence. So they were replacing the fence manually while excavating the wall with heavy equipment without any protection whatsoever for the public. I can’t really describe in words what was going on there – you have to watch these videos to understand. But the arm of the backhoe was swinging out over the sidewalk and they were driving it on top of an unstable mound of dirt. Both 311 and 911 were called but no one came.

You can (and should) read the whole story (including a hilariously Kafkaesque response from the Department of Buildings) by clicking here.

Miss Heather

It’s a Go!

June 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: Abjectecture, Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Queens, Williamsburg 

the-luminousthumbOne June 2, 2009 Queens Crap wrote:

Miss Heather is holding a contest between the ugliest buildings in Brooklyn and Queens:

We need a real contest. A Brooklyn versus Queens smack-down of fug infamy— or outer-borough barfchitecture. To this end I have created this flickr group and will get the ball rolling with my nominee: The Luminous.

I have to admit, that may be tough to top. But send your photos to me and we’ll try.

Let’s show our friends in Queens what Brooklyn is made of: CRAP! You can also tender submissions to yours truly via email at:

missheather (at) newyorkshitty (dot) com

Let’s get it on!

Miss Heather

Subway Photos Du Jour: Dazed & Confused

May 4, 2009 ·
Filed under: Queens 



The only part of this “service announcement” that makes any sense are the annotations.

Miss Heather

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

Queens Photos Du Jour: Sunnyside Shots

March 6, 2009 ·
Filed under: Queens, Sunnyside 

My pilgrimage to Sunnyside for delish Mexican food earlier this week might have ended in failure*, but you know what they say about life: it isn’t about the destination it’s about how you get there. Courtesy of rush hour gridlock and some on the worst drivers this fine city has to offer I had plenty of time on my hands while riding the B24. After noticing the evening sun was bathing everything in sight in a gorgeous fiery hue I decided to while away the time by taking a few pictures. I have entitled this set of photographs Sunnyside Shots. Yes, I am aware some of these images do not hail from this neighborhood per se— but I like the sound of this title and I am sticking with it. Besides, its all about the pictures anyway. Enjoy!


A little Bronx on Greenpoint Avenue in Queens.


Calvary Cemetary.


I love the crazy reflections in this one.


Those of you who are in the know can attest that this building (which is located on Greenpoint Avenue) is one very ugly one indeed. Somehow I managed to make it look nice. No worries, I’ll run it on Fedders Friday soon enough!


I finally got around to taking a photograph of this Greek Orthodox Church (which I love) after getting off the bus.


Empire State.


And that’s all she wrote!

Miss Heather

*Sort of: we went to Arriba Arriba on Queens Boulevard. It was pretty tasty. Enough so I would go back.

Jackson Heights Photos Du Jour: After Dark

January 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: Queens 




From Roosevelt Avenue.

Miss Heather

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