Greenpoint Videos du Jour: Dog Parade Redux

November 1, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Here it is: highlights from yesterday’s dog parade from McGolrick Park. Nothing fancy (try filming dogs— they’re harder than cats. Felines don’t give a damn about attention; canines care a lot.). Noetheless you’ll see a couple prize winners and many other winsome pups in the following footage!

Part I

Part II: Featuring Eeyore

Part III: Featuring Amelia Earhart

Over and out!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Slide Show du Jour: Dogs On Parade

October 31, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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As promised, here’s a slide featuring highlights from today’s dog parade and costume contest at McGolrick Park. Enjoy!

On that note, dear readers, I am off to cook up a little Halloween fun (and food)!

Miss Heather

And the winners are…

October 31, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

There ended up being so many great contestants at the District Dog Halloween Parade today my fellow judges and I had a very hard time deciding picking a winner! In fact, we decided to hand out six instead of three honorable mention awards just to give recognition where we felt it was due. On that note— and without the further ado— here are the best dressed dogs in Greenpoint!

HONORABLE MENTION

Frida KahloNYS

Frida Kahlo

Liver Flukenys

Liver Fluke

WonderNYS

Major Wonder

Amelia EarhartNYS

Amelia Earhart

Log

Log of Fire

THIRD PLACE

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Eyeore BackNYS

Eeyore

SECOND PLACE

3 HeadsNYS

Cerberus

FIRST PLACE

Sushi1nys

Sushi2nys

Sushi!

I want to give props to all the folks (and their pups) who participated in today’s parade. You’re all winners as far as I’m concerned. This evening I will not only post a slide show from today’s festivities but also (paws crossed) some video footage as well. So stay tuned!

Miss Heather

UPDATE, November 2, 2009: You can read a fellow judge’s take of the 3rd Annual District Dog Halloween parade and costume contest by clicking here.

P.S.: As you have probably noticed I have only listed five out of the six Honorable Mention winners. This is because I have forgotten who the sixth winner was! Any and all help jogging my memory (via email or comments) would be most appreciated. Thanks!

New York Shitty Day Ender: Free Willy!

October 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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willie

Jay Lombard (who forwarded me the above photographs of a very happy and lucky lad named Willy) writes:

Heather – At last! Dog Habitat Rescue has a dog available for adoption! Meet Willy – he was stray who was taken to the Brooklyn animal care & control shelter and was within hours of being euthanized. He’ll be staying at Unleash: Brooklyn until we find him a permanent home. Look for Willy at the front of the parade at tomorrow’s Halloween party in McGolrick park.

Thanks for sharing the good news with us, Jay! As he indicates in the above email anyone interested in meeting Willy and giving him the loving home which has so eluded him can make his acquaintance at District Dog’s Halloween Parade tomorrow at McGolrick Park. Here’s the 411 for those of who are not in the know:

HALLOWEEN_NYS

3rd Annual District Dog Halloween Parade
October 31, 2009 starting at 1:00 p.m.
McGolrick Park
Brooklyn, New York 11222

And on that note, dear readers, I am calling it a day. Have a wonderful pre-Halloween evening!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Big Money

October 29, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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I stumbled upon this most unusual piece of currency (and its creator, Christian Hooker) earlier this week on Norman Avenue. You can see more of his Dollar series (one of which graces the art collection of Russell Simmons!) by clicking here. Go ahead, he’s a really nice guy!

Miss Heather

P.S.: On a related note, anyone care to guess where in Greenpoint the following can be found?

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unum

Greenpoint Halloween Watch: Looking Good On Russell Street

October 27, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Yesterday I shared the good news about 648 Humboldt Street’s Halloween decoration extravaganza. Today I will give equal time to their neighbor (and friendly competitor): 97 Russell Street.

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At long last my itch for demonic clowns has been scratched!

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Impressive.

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Abandon all hope ye who enter here!

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NOTE: this butcher knife wielding gentleman is wearing a NYC Department of Corrections ball cap. I found this to be a tremendously amusing touch. When asked by the owner of this house why I found this so entertaining I couldn’t muster a satisfactory answer. I just do.

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The headless horseman is on the synthesizer.

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Satan himself is twinkling the ivories.

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A ghostly quartet provides the chorus.

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And a good time was had by all— even the rats got into the act!

I want to give a New York Shitty shout-out of gratitude to the folks at 97 Russell Street for making Halloween a little more fun for all of us. Thanks guys, gals… and ghouls!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Slide Show du Jour: Creepy Cavalcade!

October 18, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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As All Hallow’s Eve draws closer Greenpoint keeps getting more and more ghoulish (like this goose I found on Noble Street). Follows are some highlights from my sojourn around the neighborhood today. Enjoy!

648 Humboldt Street didn’t disappoint. However, I am concerned about the absence of the demonic clowns. They’re my favorite (after the Humboldt Hurler). But we have thirteen days to go…

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Nassau Avenue After Dark

October 16, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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This stunning photograph of the Palace Cafe* comes courtesy of Ryan Murphy who I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart for giving me permission to re-post here. Absolutely beautiful shot, Ryan!

Miss Heather

*Better known to old timers as “Goodmans”

Greenpoint Halloween Watch: More Russell Street Spookiness!

October 12, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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ratbat

cockroach

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Taken October 10, 2009.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Blue Ribbon

October 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

blue ribbon

From the Greenpoint Food Market.*

Miss Heather

*Which is pretty damned cool and I encourage everyone to check out. Try the scallion pancakes with coriander mustard. WONDERFUL!

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