LAST GASP: Monthly Tit Tours?

March 19, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek 

Yes, gentle Greenpoint readers, this would appear to be the case! Per NYC.gov:

We’re #1 at processing (and publicizing) #2! I know where I am taking my mother when she visits our fair city this spring. How about you?

Miss Heather

P.S.: Special thanks go out to Laura Hofmann for bringing this to my attention!

 

 

 

 

 

New York Shitty Day Ender: Audience Participation Time!

(Or: Divine Inspiration)

If there is one thing being unemployed and this downright frigid weather is good for it is contemplation. My mind has been awash with many an idea. Most of them are admittedly rather bad— but there have been some good ones. Which brings me to this:

I realize this doesn’t seem like much but I assure something very special is going on here. And this is how it all got started.

Yours truly (fairly) recently received an email from a Professor at the City University of New York. It read as follows:

Would you kindly consider giving me permission to use your photo of the Newtown creek Wastewater Treatment plant and Park?  This image very much suits my purposes in an article and book I’m doing on infrastructure. Both publishing organizations are non profit, and I do not receive a fee for the article.

However, I’d be willing to pay a small amount for use of the photo. I’m attaching a jpeg of the image. If this is ok, I will send you a form to sign.
thanks kindly.

Here’s the image in question.

As you can imagine I was absolutely delighted by this development. The Shit Tits have long been a source of fascination and adoration for yours truly. I would even go so far as to say I put these “girls” on the map, in manner of speaking. I allowed her to use this image without fee provided I get a copy of both the article, book in question and am cited credit. Yes kids, you have read me correctly: I will soon be adding “published photographer”* to my rather anemic resume! But instead of resting on my laurels I got to thinking:

Why doesn’t the Newtown Creek Waste Water Treatment Visitors Center have a gift shop?

and more importantly

Why hasn’t someone seen fit to create a Shit Tit snow globe?

I have no control over the former— but I recently used an Amazon gift card to make the latter happen! My snow globe kit came replete with pink and blue “snow” which I have every intention of using as they look like the manifold number of plastic bags one sees on the creek after any given rainfall. It also allows for a musical movement. I plan on hacking a jewelry box the Mister purchased me (under the erroneous notion I would actually use it). “Everything is Beautiful” by Ray Stevens will provide the soundtrack for this, the first and only snow globe featuring Greenpoint’s most prominent “assets”. After some informal “crowd sourcing” I determined a kayaker should be present. He is present and accounted for— as are tiny turds and “Coney Island whitefish”. I’m seriously considering adding a rainbow. We’ll see. But I digress from the purpose of this post.

As I have been feverishly sculpting miniature digester eggs and assorted detritus it hit me:

Why not do a series of snow globe souvenirs documenting places of dubious distinction?

This too, I have “crowd sourced”. One chap suggested the Greenpoint Terminal Market. I disagreed; this would be better rendered as an ashtray or incense burner (fodder for a later project, I can assure you). I for one think Woodhull Hospital and Karl Fischer Row are excellent candidates. As is Gowanus Canal, which was recommended by my/Greenpoint’s favorite “crazy yoga lady” Christina. Have any ideas/suggestions for my “Dubious Distinctions” series of souvenirs from hell? Tender ’em via comments or email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. I look forward to hearing from you!

Miss Heather

*And contributing writer for another publication. More about that later (Think: March).

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Shit Tits?

Joshua (who took the above photograph) writes:

You may have received 1729 copies of this photo already… if so, here’s 1730.  Either way, ‘Shit Tits’ apparently makes me think of you.  From the side of the KFC/ Taco Bell/ Sexy Laundro/ Key Food supercenter.  Right next to the dumpster all the GP bums piss/ smoke weed behind.  Took the picture Sunday, it was already painted over last night.

What else can I say other than:

1. This is the first time I have seen this.

2. I am actually touched someone would see the words “shit” and “tits” and think of me. I am not kidding. I am dead serious.

Miss Heather

P.S.: On an unrelated note I am uploading the last few videos from last night’s meeting. I hope (pray) to have them up later this evening!

New York Shitty Day Ender: Reflection

November 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


Taken November 21, 2010.

Miss Heather

LAST GASP: Poop Haiku

November 19, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

So it’s another Friday night. Another evening I have dedicated to working on my own stuff yet get seduced by my inbox.

My friend Laura writes:

I just love this! The facility and Nature Walk in Haiku!

As do I. Coodence, you just got yourself blogrolled!

Miss Heather

Best of 2010: You Go, Girls!

October 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

That’s right folks, our very own Nature Walk and digester eggs Shit Tits got some more recognition via the Village Voice’s 2010 “Best Of” issue! Don’t believe me? See this much-overdue accolade for yourself by clicking here.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Special thanks go out to my buddy Kevin Walsh of Forgotten New York for bringing this item to my attention!

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Don’t Drink The Water

October 9, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

That’s right folks: this morning yours truly toured the ‘Tits!!! Needless to say I will be assembling a mini slide show of my sightseeing experience for your viewing pleasure. You can look for that this evening. Until then dear readers I am off to enjoy this beautiful day!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Mini Slide Show Du Jour: The Sights & Sounds Of The Garden Spot

October 3, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

It is on days such as this that I am reminded— once again— that I live in a very special place. God bless you, Greenpoint!

Miss Heather

P.S.: As always, you can view this slide show in larger format by clicking here.

Have The Shit Tit Experience!

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

Yes folks, the juggernaut that is our local waste water treatment plant keeps on coming with this item— which was brought to my attention by my friend Aaron Short. Open House New York will once again be allowing access to our beloved landmark Saturday, October 9th, and Sunday, October, 10th! You can get a full schedule of times and make a reservation (as I have) by clicking here. Note: strollers are not allowed and “sturdy closed-toe shoes” are required. Heh…

Miss Heather

LAST GASP: The Shit Never Sleeps?

September 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As if my props to this, the Garden Spot’s most prominent landmark, via Time Out New York was not enough now I have learned our very own Shit Tits have made their way onto the silver screen. In an Oliver Stone film, no less! Jen (one of the fabulously cool co-pastors of the Greenpoint Reformed Church) writes:

Hi Heather,

You might already know about this, but today Ann and I went and saw the new Wall Street movie and the shit tits play a major role in the film.  Of course they aren’t playing the role of a poop processing center.  Instead they have been casted as a green energy research facility. Creative casting.

Methinks I might just have to see this (or would that be “them?”) on the big screen!

Miss Heather

P.S.: On a related note, the Greenpoint Reformed Church’s food pantry and soup kitchen needs your help now more than ever. You can make a donation by clicking here and learn how you can volunteer by clicking here.

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