Urban Artifact: Love’s Detritus

May 30, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Urban Artifact 

From Skillman Avenue.

East Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Pick One

From Skillman Avenue.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Another Bicyclist Hit?

July 26, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Criminal Activity, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This item comes from our 50th Assembly District Democratic Leader (and all-around nice guy) Lincoln Restler. He writes:

I am emailing you because a good friend of mine was smashed by a car riding his bicycle in the early hours of Sunday morning at Graham and Skillman just a few blocks from C’s accident. A car stopped temporarily to let my friend pass and then the driver stuck his foot on the gas to hit him full force. He went flying and was knocked unconscious. He woke up in Woodhull. Not only was it a classic hit and run – but my friend’s bike was stolen. Well, actually he was borrowing another friend’s bike. It has been seen around the neighborhood, so I was wondering if you might do a post to get the word out that this is a stolen bike. Details below about the bike and my friend Tyler’s first person account of what happened. thanks so much.

Without further ado, here it is.

“On Saturday night I was hit by a car on a bicycle at the intersection of Graham and Skillman. I was knocked out cold from the collision and woke up in the Woodhull ER. Luckily I was wearing a helmet or it could have been much worse. The car took off and the bicycle was stolen form the scene sometime while I was unconscious or after the ambulance had taken me away. I am writing to ask for people to keep a look out for this bicycle, details below, in the neighborhood. A good friend had lent me the bike to ride home and we are desperately seeking to get it back in his hands (no questions asked). He is a free-lance reporter and relies on the bike to get around and cover the local news. It’s bad enough that this was a hit and run accident, but to have the bike disappear on top of it is just wrong. The local police (94th precinct) have been unhelpful, so we’re turning to the community. If you have any information about the bike or accident please contact me directly at tyler.griswold@gmail.com

Details on the bike:
It is a red Lemond Tourmalet steel-framed (59cm) road bike with Shimano components, white bar tape and a Fizik Arione saddle (this is important for the identification because I had put a fancy racing seat on it). The bike was in excellent condition, although the rear derailleur had a creak.”
This is one of the most infuckingsane things I have ever heard of happening here folks (and believe you me, I have seen/heard a lot). If you know of this bicycle’s whereabouts or bore witness to this accident please contact Tyler at the above-listed email address. Thanks.
UPDATE, 5:06 p.m.: No new news, but in my rush to post this item I forgot to pass along this wonderful resource one of my commenters has brought to my attention. Do take a moment to give this a read— and I hope none of you ever have to use it!

Missing In/Around Woodpoint Road: Zoe

I’m not 100% what happened here but I suspect this pup was purloined. If any of you, dear readers, have seen Zoe or know of her whereabouts please contact her rightful owners at the above-listed telephone number. She is clearly missed.


Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Red Shed Garden

Mike and friends take a little break from gardening.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: A Stroll In Queens


As promised, here are some highlights from yesterday’s sojourn around Queens. Before we proceed I’d like to tender a few thoughts/teasers:

  1. I stumbled upon not one but two clownmobiles. Slap happy after four hours of walking I have fun with the owners of one of them.
  2. Just as in the fine borough of Kings if a patch of drying cement is left unattended in Queens someone will draw penis on it.
  3. After finding another “adult film” discarded by the railroad tracks on Skillman Avenue yours truly has decided to start a “found porn” map. Is anyone with me on this?

Without further ado, here it is. Enjoy!

You can view this slide show in larger format by clicking here.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Skillman Avenue

If this is any indication I’d hazard to guess that not only Santa, but his little helpers and Santacon have already visited this house.


Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Skillman Avenue

October 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken October 26, 2010.

Miss Heather

SATURDAY: Red Shed BBQ & Fundraiser

This item comes courtesy of my friends at Red Shed Community Garden. This upcoming Saturday, July 17, starting at 1:00 p.m. they will be throwing their annual barbecue and fundraiser. Live D.J.s, grilled food from local businesses (I have been told vegetarian-friendly fare will be offered!), a bake sale and plant swap are among the treats promised. In addition there will be a raffle with prizes from local businesses including:

  • Knitting Factory – tickets/drinks for two
  • Brooklyn Kitchen – Summertime Gift Basket
  • Namaste Yoga – 5 free passes
  • Blue Stove – gift certificate for a whole pie
  • 3rd Ward – $75 gift certificate good towards a class
  • Oslo Coffee – 2 gift cards good for 10 free drinks each
  • Word Books – a copy of Fresh, Fast & Green
  • Crest Hardware – garden hand tools and plant
  • Rose Red and Lavender – green and purple shiso plants and a Hori knife
  • Cho’s Variety – coffee

You can get more details by checking out Red Shed’s web site. I went to this event last year. It’s a lot of fun. Check it out!

Red Shed Community Garden Barbecue & Fundraiser
July 17, 2010 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Red Shed Community Garden
266 Skillman Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: El Sol 25 & Primo

July 8, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken July 8, 2010.

Miss Heather

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