Southside Photo Du Jour: Music

From Wythe Avenue.

Miss Heather

FRIDAY: “Sew Draw”

November 10, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This item comes courtesy of Megan who writes:

Miss Heather,

I attach a press release for our next exhibition.  It promises to be a stunner; both of these artists work at a prestigious gallery in Manhattan, and they should draw an interesting crowd.  We’d love to get the word out to your readers.

Here’s a little information about the featured artists, Richie Lasansky and Allison Read Smith from the aforementioned press release:

Born in La Paz, Bolivia, while his parents were in the peace corps, Lasansky’s interest in drawing and art stems from an age when he could first hold a pencil. His parents being music and dance performers, he traveled around with them, constantly drawing everything he saw. For a while he thought his interest in animals would lead him to a career in science. After graduation from Hebron Academy, he studied biology at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., but upon graduation, moved to Iowa to study printmaking formally with his grandfather – Mauricio Lasansky. He spent eight years in this apprenticeship…

Allison Read Smith was born and raised in Memphis, TN and has lived and worked in NYC for the past twelve years.
Merging Southern storytelling with the more brisk pace of New York she has generated a body of work that uses pedestrian materials, such as newspaper, magazines, postal stamps, cardboard, and rubber. For this exhibition she relies mainly on roofing rubber to generate a cartoonish, malleable dark humor….

You can get (much) more information by pointing and clicking your way over the Pandemic’s web site. Check it out!

Sew Draw
Opening Reception: November 12, 2010 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Pandemic Gallery
37 Broadway
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Autumn On The Southside

October 11, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken by Emily Raw.

Miss Heather

Southside Photos Du Jour: Of Youth, Angst & Boredom

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

From South 1st Street.

Miss Heather

Spotted On On The Southside: Esteban Duran

September 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

When I saw the above juxtaposition I could not help but giggle. If there’s one thing politicians have to do a lot of it is smiling. So I shot a photo and kept on walking. Not even ten minutes later, lo and behold, I bumped into the man himself on South 3rd and Keap Street!

As you can see Mr. Duran has a genuine affection for sporting a smile! After talking shop and establishing:

  1. that my husband knows who to vote for— or more accurately: who NOT to vote for— under threat of being locked out of Chez Shitty* and
  2. that he was familiar with New York Shitty!

I wished him luck and continued on my peregrinations around his ‘nabe. Nice meeting you Mr. Duran— and good luck! As for the rest of you, dear readers: the polls close at 9:00 p.m.— SO GET OUT THERE AND VOTE!

Miss Heather

*This is not a threat. It is a promise. 😉

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Broadway

July 22, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken by Noah Devereaux.

Miss Heather

Southside Street Art Du Jour: Imminent Disaster

June 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Kent Avenue (across the street from the soon-to-be- converted Domino Sugar Factory, whose residential conversion will undoubtedly work wonders for north Brooklyn’s already over-burdened subway system).

Miss Heather

Southside Street Art Du Jour: Kent Avenue & South 4th Street

April 22, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Dog Shit Signage, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken April 21, 2010.

Miss Heather

Southside Restaurant Watch: Carino Restaurant & Cantina

April 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Today when I walked by 82 South 4 Street, the site of Latitude Zero I noticed, well, that it wasn’t there. This place will soon be Carino. Curious to know what gives I asked a gentleman on site. He happened to be one of the owners— and a really nice guy.

Here’s the scoop: Carino is the brainchild of the former managers of the now defunct Bonita. They have brought together much of the staff from the latter establishment and hope to open on April 27. The possible hang-up: they need to install the dishwasher and build customized shelving around it so as to be “up to code”. That’s it. All the necessary permits are in place.

But let’s get down to brass tacks. I asked this gentlemen:

Will you be serving cheese enchiladas?

His answer: YES!

And so my quest for a decent cheese enchilada marches bravely (and optimistically) forward…

Scheduled/Hoped For Opening Date: April 27, 2010
82 South 4 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

(718) 384 – 8282

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Booker

February 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Kent Avenue.

Miss Heather

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