From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part I: Grand Larceny?

This items comes courtesy of the 94th Precinct via an anonymous tipster:

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following two suspects wanted for a grand larceny that took place within the confines of the 94th Precinct. The details are as follows:

On Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at approximately 1750 hours, inside of 783 Manhattan Avenue (Rite Aid), two suspects proceeded to go to the cold and flu isle, place an undetermined amount of Mucinex cold medicine into a large red gift bag (emphasis mine— Ed. Note) and exit the location without paying for the merchandise.

The two (2) suspects are described as; Male black, 5’8′ 170 pounds, approximately 18 years old with short black hair.

Photos attached

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crimestoppers’ website and at or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: More Anger

December 29, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Lot’s Wife writes:

I read your blog frequently, and I always appreciate your dedication to pointing out what is NOT working (and what is) in our neighborhood.  Which brings me to my point of concern.  Perhaps you’ll have some advice for me or at the least let your readers know of this sure-fire money making opportunity.

The Rite Aid that everyone loves on Manhattan Ave., the one with the disco interior that people like to show off to newbies and tourists, has a backside on Lorimer between Meserole and Norman.  Maybe you knew this or maybe you didn’t.  In any case, the manager of RiteAid appears not to know or care about the back of the building.  Every single year the Lorimer side is neglected.  This wouldn’t matter, but Lorimer Street is a very residential block with a fair share of elderly people, children, and dogs.  Broken glass is strewn along the sidewalk which never gets cleaned up.  There is no street light across the entire stretch of the building so that even though the building is around the corner from the police station, it becomes a haven for drunks throughout the night who leave their urine and feces about, which also never gets cleaned.

What bothers me most is that EVERY SINGLE WINTER they don’t shovel the sidewalk when it snows.  And if ever they do, it’s a 5 inch path.  This year is no different.  Everybody on the block, including the elderly owners of buildings managed to clear their snow before 11am the next day after the storm – in other words, yesterday.  It’s the law and no one wanted to get ticketed.  It’s also a courtesy to the people in our community who have trouble walking down the street on the best of days.  Rite Aid STILL has not shoveled.  I called the manager of the store today and he said that he put in a call this morning to get it done.  This morning.  A day after everyone else in Greenpoint had already shoveled.  They managed to shovel the Manhattan Avenue entrance yesterday morning, but not the Lorimer side.  I’ve left a message with their corporate office and am awaiting a return call.

I would like to invite you or anyone to slip and fall outside the ass of their building and sue them.

Having seen the splendor— if you can call it that— which is the backside of this establishment myself I can personally attest it is revolting. Aside from perhaps taking photographs and submitting them via 311 online I am drawing a blank. Thoughts, anyone?

Miss Heather

Quicklink: Scouting New York Does The Meserole Theater

March 3, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item was brought to my attention by my buddy over at Queens Crap. Included in this post are some nifty shots of the Meserole Theater back in its hey day. Yours truly was particularly pleased Scouting NY took notice of and paid lavish attention to the disco ball gracing the main floor.

Check it out!

Miss Heather

Thumbnail Credits: Scouting New York

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Zeitgeist

November 8, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Furniture 

Today’s “day starter” was probably a more than ample indication that I kicked off this beautiful day in a rotten mood. For those of you who are not “in the loop” I will use this post as my personal wailing wall:

  • Friday morning Chez Shitty had neither heat nor hot water.
  • Friday night Chez Shitty had heat and hot water.
  • Saturday night Chez Shitty had ample heat and NO hot water.
  • Sunday morning Chez Shitty was sweltering but no hot water was to be had from our taps.

After some investigation on the Mister’s and my part we deduced that only one of the three plumbing stacks in our building were, in fact, providing hot water. Or to put it another way: only one third of our building had hot water. Yet we were the first and to my knowledge, ONLY, people to complain about this. Go figure.

I consider myself to be a pretty simple person. I don’t ask for much. Life promises very little other than paying taxes and dying. I endeavor to use the time I have to enjoying myself, getting to know people and helping make my neighborhood a better place for those who are here presently and those will (inevitably) come.

The previous are difficult to do when one’s hair looks reminiscent of Don King in his prime and one’s skin is itching for lack of proper hygiene. A number of people (the Mister included) romanticize foreign locales or “the good old days”. I am not one of these people. I do not want to live in a world without:

  • Penicillin
  • Woman having the right to vote
  • Legalized birth control
  • Indoor plumbing/sanitation

And the all too relevant subcategory under “Indoor plumbing/sanitation”: HOT WATER. Does this make me arrogant American? I think not. I believe the latter most three points to be a human right (as a majority of humans populating planet earth are women). The first is a given— or if it isn’t— it should be.

Then again, I think feminine hygiene products (and birth control, for that matter) should be free. This may strike some as socialism but I see it as common sense. Viagra and its numerous brethren are covered by many health care plans in New York State but birth control and maxi pads aren’t. And now, thanks to certain politicians those who may have to seek the recourse of abortion, can’t .*

A friend of mine was once told (by a female practitioner, no less):

If you want to play, you gotta pay.

What is wrong with this picture? As I made it clear at the beginning of this post, dear readers, I am NOT in a good mood. But I digress.

This morning I was faced with two options:

  1. Stay home and fume over having no hot water.
  2. Go for a walk and fume over having no hot water.

I chose the latter. Follow are highlights from my jaunt with commentary. Enjoy!



Anyone who has ever has to stand in line at Rite Aid (which is where this missive hails from) will understand the author’s state of mind. It’s almost as bad as our Post Office. ALMOST.




A stuffed dog. On a leash. 100% Greenpoint.


Jew York

A flickr contact of mine, Jon Feinstein (a very talented photographer), documented something identical to this in Williamsburg. He tagged his photograph as being “antisemitism”. I’m not certain if that is what is going on here.


But this annotation certainly suggests antisemitism on someone’s part. Which party, I do not know.

And last, but hardly least, what is probably the best piece of street seating I have ever beheld!





Clearly I was not the only person who was in a shitty mood today.

Miss Heather

*Those of you who take issue with “House Vote 884” AKA: The “Stupak” Amendment, click here for a list of who was naughty and nice.

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