Southside Street Seating Du Jour: Up In Smoke

November 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From South 4 Street.

Miss Heather

P.S.: This post goes out to the peeps at Boing Boing for linking to my “Edie’s Big Adventure” post. The resulting traffic was enough to crash my server. Thanks for the blog love guys (and gals)!

New York Shitty Day Ender: Carlito

November 27, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From Rodney Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Pigeons

November 27, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From Rodney Street.

Miss Heather

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: Urban Fur

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Broadway

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South 5 Street

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Manhattan Avenue

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Lorimer Street

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Clifford Place

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Meserole Avenue

In closing, here’s an item that might be of interest to you dog lovers out there: Dog Habitat’s Black Friday Adoption Event!

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Jay Lombard (of Dog Habitat, who sent me the above image) writes:

Hey lady! We wanted to invite you to visit our adoption event tomorrow from noon to 5 p.m. Eight rescue dogs available for adoption from puppies to adolescent age. Pure breeds and brooklyn mutts. Please help us find homes for these beautiful pups!

I was initially confused by Jay’s missive. There are no ladies at New York Shitty. But I do appreciate the sentiment and will certainly make it a point to swing by and say “hi” these lovely pups. You should too.

BLACK FRIDAY ADOPTION DAY
November 27, 2009; 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Dog Habitat/Unleash Brooklyn
216 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

In closing this post goes out to Lisacat who did her best to assuage the suffering of an auto shop cat named Bondo. I am certain wherever he is (junkyard cat heaven?) he is grateful for your hard work. I know I am.

Miss Heather

P.S.: While I am (ostensibly) on the subject of fur, I discovered something on Manhattan Avenue today that really bothered me.

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The above photograph graces Forgotten-NY’s Greenpoint page. Regarding this wonderful example of old school signage Kevin Walsh writes:

When you’ve got a good sign, you don’t need to ever replace it. The old school phone number, probably EVergreen, is still there too.

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That is, of course, unless you are Belvedere Partners Corporation. In which case you drill a “For Sale” sign on top of it. I can’t honestly say I am surprised that they saw fit to do this. These folks have been peppering north Brooklyn with balconized Neoclassical crap for years. One of their latest opuses graces Skillman Avenue. It’s a real beauty. It goes without saying you can look forward to seeing it on New York Shitty. Soon.

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: A.S.V.P.

November 26, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From South 5 Street & Berry Street.

Miss Heather

Southside Photo Du Jour: Loco!

November 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From Broadway.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Alas, Saint Nick…

November 19, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

I knew him well.

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When I encountered this, Santa Claus in a shopping cart, on Driggs Avenue I had to take a photograph of it. The porter of said building was as perplexed and amused as I was. He encouraged me to take St. Nick home. I told him taking Santa home in a shopping cart would be a schlep to Greenpoint.

Perhaps Santa’s new sleigh could be pulled by rats or stray cats?

I suggested. He laughed. And we both agreed the holidays suck.

Miss Heather

Southside Photo Du Jour: Tug

November 18, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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This melange of old and new (which I absolutely adore) hails from Berry Street.

Miss Heather

Southside Degentrification Watch: Street Furniture Selections

November 18, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Today I decided to take a walk to Grand Ferry Park. I do this when I need some peace and quiet (and believe you me, after all the Greenpoint Nazi/homophobia stuff I really needed it). In so doing I discovered some stellar pieces of street furniture. Here they are.

RIVER STREET RECLINERS

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On a beatific day such as this, who wants to stay outdoors? Pop out those bucket seats and get some sun! Ingenious.

KENT AVENUE FUTON

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I found this one to be absolutely breathtaking. This is because it smelled so fucking bad I was gasping for air! And now the piece de resistance

SOUTH 1 STREET: ANNOTATED

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If my memory serves me correctly this mattress has inhabited South 1st Street for about a month. Note the “No Dumping” sign in the background. So it goes. Anyhoo, in the elapsing time this item has been employed as an ad hoc public forum/chatroom.

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Sleep’n on the street. Struglin.

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Bedbuggin’ out!

Miss Heather

NEXT WEEK: Heat Season Workshop

NAGlogoSince I have received a number of complaints from folks lacking proper heat I feel compelled to pass this item along. Monday, November 16, at 7:00 p.m. NAG (Neighbors Allied For Good Growth) will be conducting a Heat Season Workshop. The purpose of this gathering (lest it is not obvious) is to raise awareness of this city’s heating regulations and outline the rights and avenues of recourse tenants have when dealing with non-compliant landlords. Those of you are tired of being cold and want to know what you can do about it should make it a point to attend.

NAG Heat Season Workshop
Monday November 16, 2009, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
110 Kent Avenue, Floor 2
Brooklyn, New York 11211

NOTE: You must RSVP for this event. This can be done by calling (718) 384-2241,  or sending an email to ryan (at) nag-brooklyn (dot) org.

Miss Heather

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