New York Shitty Day Ender: Happiness

July 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

happy

This bit of happiness hails from 277 South 2nd Street (between Marcy Avenue and Havemeyer Street). The above image is a mere teaser to the tantalizing four stories of aborted and boarded up  “Fedderism” that awaits your delectation if and/or when you elect to swing by and see this Fedderus Interuptus in person. And I encourage each and every one of you, dear readers, to do just this.

Kevin Walsh (of Forgotten New York) writes in this post (which needs to be seen to truly be believed):

I’ve come to the conclusion that Johnny Rotten was wrong when he said there’s “no future for you.” There is a future for Queens, and what we’ve seen on this page is that future.

And the image gracing the beginning of this post is the future of north Brooklyn! Scratch that— this is north Brooklyn’s present. Given the number of “luxury” properties and Kings crap that are still being built here despite a surplus, lack of interest and money north Brooklyn is well along the road to its own personal perdition…

COMINGSOON

and a very sad future, indeed!

Inasmuch as I hate to be pedantic or “preachy” I am going to make an exception for this post. When you cast your ballots this fall*, fellow north Brooklynites, I want to to think about the above image.  Our elected officials (with the complicity and/or implicit— if not explicit— approval of certain “grassroots” organizations/”community organizers”) enabled this.

Miss Heather

*And I hope you do— regardless of whether or not you agree with me. North Brooklyn has long sported a deplorable voter turn-out. Make your voice heard!

Southside Photo Du Jour: Groovin’ On A Sunday Afternoon

July 20, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

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From South 3 Street.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Southside Cinderella

July 18, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

This afternoon the Mister and I went out for a walk, cameras in tow. Wishing to see sights that are genuinely interesting— not a spectacle that has been engineered as cheap campaign advertisement for a certain City Councilman running for Comptroller and the developer on whose site this dog and pony show came to pass. And, it should be noted, has seen fit generously donate to said councilman’s campaign.* We headed to the Southside without delay.

The Mister and I disagree about a number of things. You name it; we argue about it. Our household is like My Cousin Vinny albeit with a southern drawl: his. He’s a carnivore, I’m a vegetarian. I like sunshine, he prefers rain. He likes winter, I love summer.** The list goes on and on.

But we both agree one thing: we love Art Deco apartment buildings. The Southside has many of them. At some point I will feature my favorites right here on New York Shitty. But this post is an impressive Sweet Sixteen party we stumbled upon at South 2nd Street. Although it did feature ponies we had to confess: we were very impressed!

shedshade

cinderella

carriage

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band

And of course the guest of honor…

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A lovely lass in red!

This “Sweet Sixteen” celebration warmed my heart. Enough so that I’m go to end this post with a little Ringo.***

Happy Sweet Sixteen!

Miss Heather

*You can expect a post on New York Shitty about this. Soon.

**Which is sort of interesting given he was born in the summer and I in winter. I guess the grass is greener…

***The least objectionable and still very alive Beatle. Married to a former Bond girl and Playboy centerfold, no less: Barbara Bach.

People In Our Neighborhood: Summertime

July 18, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

labamba

Keap Street

s4street

South 4 Street

bedfordave

Bedford Avenue

grandferry

Grand Street

womanwithcat

North 5 Street

peachpicker

Nassau Avenue

nose

piggyback

yummytaco

happyend

Manhattan Avenue

franklin

Franklin Street

blackrabbit

Greenpoint Avenue

Miss Heather

North Brooklyn Street Art Du Jour: Potpourri

July 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Street Art, Williamsburg 

KentAve

benjamins

Kent Avenue

rat

detritus

Berry Street

south3street

South 3 Street

nosferatu

boerumstreet

Boerum Street

harlequin

freewesley

Harrison Place

ftrainer

bird

baddog

landshark

Grattan Street

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Domesticity Al Fresco

officechair

West Street

televisionset

Green Street

redandgreen

vacuumcleaner

South 5 Street

wrecked

North 5 Street

north9st

North 9 Street

comfychair

Norman Avenue

Judgestreet

Judge Street

pinkleather

Graham Avenue

tvonfranklin

Franklin Street

DVDplayerwithasswipesandcrap

RHComics (who contributed the above photograph: writes:

Unfortunately it’s time for me to move on.  The 11222 offers a small variety of shack or dump and occasionally a one bedroom (with a shower in the kitchen and a toilet on a different floor) within my price range.  All very tempting but I’ve reluctantly decided to return to Queens, the land of my birth.

New York Shitty will continue to be a daily read for me, unless the memories become too painful to bear. In closing here is a picture i took of a pile of shit someone left on top of a VCR Sunday morning on the corner of Newel and Norman.

This makes me sad. Inasmuch as some say the rents are falling here (and to some extent they are) the fact of the matter is they are still WAY above their fair market value. To close on related note if you want to see something that will bring you to point of tears (either via laughter or abject sadness) click here.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: South 2nd Street

June 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: Street Art, Williamsburg 

numberone

This one goes out to all you fathers out there. Today is your special day!

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Northside Vs. Southside

June 18, 2009 ·
Filed under: Street Art, Williamsburg 

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loadingzone

silhouette

River Street

JFK

Grand Street

dain

redandgreen

silhouette2

Dunham Place

chair

Kent Avenue

Miss Heather

Borough Of Found Toys: Special Puerto Rico Day Edition

June 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Boriquen Bear

It’s been a while since I have hit you with some found toy goodness. This is not due to lack of vigilance on my part; I have found an errant play thing here or there— just not enough to merit a post. That is, until today. I have a bevy of beauties to share with you from points Green and beyond. Enjoy!

PR Day On Dupont StNYS

Dupont Street

Noble Street

Noble Street

mrhand

elmo

duckwithcoffee

North 6 Street

Pumpkinhead

Scooby

Bedford Avenue

bigdog

South 2 Street

poohRIP

Alas poor Pooh!

Pooh TooNYS

North 8 Street

Caught in concertina wire with neither Piglet nor Tigger or even Eyeore to save him! It just goes to show that sometimes it’s better for a bear to leave that hunny pot be…

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Windows

May 17, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

window-on-rodney-streetnys

Rodney Street

kent-avenuenys

Kent Avenue

337nys

Ainslie Street

framenys

Scholes Street

opennys

Waterbury Street

Miss Heather

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