From The New York Shitty Inbox: Of Blood & Cat Litter On Green Street

April 14, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Wow, WTF 

A fellow I will call “M” writes (to our City Councilman and a 94th Precinct Community Affairs Officer as well as yours truly) writes:

Hi Scott (I think he means Steve— Ed Note),

I’m a fellow neighbor in Greenpoint and saw the aftermath of a disturbing incident on Franklin at Green St. (in front of T.B.D.) yesterday morning around 7:00am. A young male was face down in a pool of blood and the 3 people on the scene were standing over the body as if there was no hope for the man. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it and haven’t been able to find out if the victim is okay. I’m writing to see if you have any insight to the incident as it happened blocks from my home. Appreciate any info you can share.

All the best…

This afternoon I took a stroll to the corner of Green Street and Franklin Street. Sure enough, there was blood.

And a lot of cat litter.

Over the years (and NYS will be eight years old soon— I have ceased to keep track anymore) I have received a number of inquiries of the variety “M” has tendered. All are troubling. However, “M” did the right thing: he/she not only took up the matter withthe 94th Precinct’s Community Affairs Office (concerns such as this is why they’re there!) but also our City Councilman*. This is how you do it, north Broklynites!

To be continued…?

*Who also happens to have a tumblr page. Check it out!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Phil Collins Day 2012?

February 4, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Phil Collins Day Parade

A number of folks have asked me if there is a Second Annual Phil Collins Day celebration in the works. I have been woefully remiss in following this up. Thankfully I today received an email from a(nother) lass named Heather— and the answer is an emphatic “YES!”. She writes:

Phil Collins Day 2012

This year Phil Collins Day will be celebrated with a confessional booth .
From 12-10pm come and confess your trials and tribulations of love.
Obsessions, endless loves, crushes and heartbrokens welcome.  Mask making section for anonymity’s sake.

All confessions will be sent directly to (and only) Phil Collins.

60 Freeman St.
Brooklyn 11222
other festivities at TBD Bar, Paulie Gee’s Pizza, Shay’s Lounge and VPC.

come celebrate the multifarious nature of love…

Thank You!


You can check out their website,, for more details. Check it out!

Phil Collins Day 2012
February 15, 2012 noon – 10:00 p.m.
60 Freeman Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Photo Credits: yoursecretadmiral

THIS WEEK: Snorters

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

When I spied this (posted at Pets On The Run) while running errands recently I simply knew I had to post it here. The reasons for this are two-fold:

  1. I know a lot of folks reading this have furkids of the snorting variety.
  2. Having grown-up with an English bulldog myself, Amos, let’s just say I have a fondness for such critters. Amos was not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer— but that is what made him so darned interesting. For starters, anything that could would invariably find it way into this animal’s mouth (and face certain annihilation). This included (but was not limited to) a great number of my dolls. Being a tomboy (and as such much more interested in Legos and Erector Sets) this didn’t bother me too much.

In all seriousness, this sounds like a lot of fun. Be advised there is a weight limit: 25 pounds or less. For more information about this event you are advised to contact Jen at jenschiffer (at) mac (dot) com. Woof!

Snorters: Bring Your Dog To The Bar!
October 23, 2010 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
224 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Last Saturdays of Summer

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

This item comes courtesy of a lady named Jennifer. She writes:

Hi Heather,

We have not had the pleasure of meeting, but I do hope we get the chance soon.  I am the consulting coordinator for the newly revitalized Greenpoint Business Association and we have launched our first marketing campaign for Greenpoint local businesses who are members.  The about section on the web site / blog can fill you in on the details of what the members receive and how they support the community.

It would be great if you can highlight Last Saturdays of Summer and the shopping campaign.  Shoppers pick up a shopping Passport each Last Saturday at designated locations – for June 26th it is t.b.d, Black Rabbit and Matchless and then they shop, drink and or dine at a minimum of 6 of the participating businesses and are eligible for a 4:00 raffle back at any of the 3 bars they picked up their passports at.  Prizes are from the GBA members and other supporting outside businesses…

You can get the full lowdown on Last Saturdays of Summer, including a roster of participating businesses, by pointing and clicking your way over to the Greenpoint Business Association’s web site. Check it out!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Greetings

May 1, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From the beer garden at t.b.d.

Miss Heather

REMINDER: Souper Trivia Night II at t.b.d Tonight!

January 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Just a quick reminder that tonight the Greenpoint Reformed Church in partnership with t.b.d will conducting their second Souper Trivia Night with proceeds to benefit Red Cross’s Haiti earthquake humanitarian relief. To sweeten the pot, a prize for “most creative/interesting answer” will be given in addition to the conventional first, second and third place prizes. This was yours truly’s idea as I found myself muttering some pretty, um, colorful answers when stumped at the first Souper Trivia soiree. Hope to see you there!

Souper Trivia Night II
January 28, 2010 starting at 7:00 p.m.
224 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

You can get the full rundown on tonight’s event by clicking here.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Trivia For a Souper Cause

January 18, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A lot of people have been horrified by the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. Of all the people I know none more so than my friend, poet and Greenpoint fashion plate extraordinaire, Philip. As it would happen he hails from Haiti. He told me when he saw the church he in which he was baptized rendered to a pile of rubble he was devastated. Buildings can inevitably be replaced, human lives cannot. This is why I was incredibly happy to learn that the folks at the Greenpoint Reformed Church and t.b.d. have organized a benefit for Red Cross Haiti Relief.

Samara writes:

Dear Miss Heather,

Thank you for donating a photograph to the silent auction of the Souper Trivia fundraiser for the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen (I am now the happy owner of said photograph, as I bid on it and won it) and for including the event on

There will be another trivia night fundraiser @ t.b.d. on Thursday, January 28th @ 7:00; this time, all proceeds will go to the Red Cross’s Haiti Relief Fund.

The format will be the same: $5 a person to play, teams of up to 6, 5 categories of 10 questions each, plus a picture round. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes are gift certificates to local Greenpoint establishments. Ann will be the MC. The only difference is that this time there will not be a raffle or silent auction.

Please come if you can. And we would be very grateful if you could include the event on

Duly posted, Samara— and thanks for the kind words. In closing I would like to make it known to all business owners reading this that you too can help by donating prizes. Here’s the deal: they need to in increments of six. After the first Souper Trivia Night concluded a problem arose: as prizes were given out to the winning teams it was discovered they could not be distributed evenly to the winners of six teams! Thus far The Brooklyn Kitchen has donated six gift certificates of $20 each as prizes for a winning team. I will be contributing six photographs to be given out as prizes as well.

Souper Trivia Night II
January 28, 2010 starting at 7:00 p.m.
224 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Any and all who are interested in learning more about this event or wish to donate prizes should contact Samara at:

samaraqk (at) earthlink (dot) net

Use your creativity and your heart: donate a prize. It’s for a very worthy cause.

Miss Heather

UPDATE, January 26, 2010; There will also be a prize for most creative and/or compelling answer to a trivia question!

THIS WEEK: Coming Down!

January 5, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

welcomeLORESAll good things must come to an end. For this reason I wanted to remind everyone that this upcoming Thursday, January 7, 2010 will be the closing date for my show of photography, Brookland, at t.b.d. Quite frankly I am a little “festivitied out” after the holidays but will be there from 7:30 – 8:30p.m. to meet and greet folks, sign pieces for those who have purchased them and hopefully sell a few more! Those of you who have the time and the inclination to brave this frigid weather please swing by and say “hi”. I’d love to meet you!

My Closing Reception
January 7, 2010; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
224 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather


December 16, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Yesterday I shared with you the good news (for holiday shopping procrastinators like myself, anyway) about the Greenpoint Reformed Church’s Holiday Flea Market. Well, I have even more local shopping goodness to pass along: there will be a second sale the same day only blocks away!


Among the goodies promised at this event are vintage apparel, hatboxes, decorative items, kitschy curiosities and “retro drink specials”. Although I myself make it a point to never drink and shop (it’s hazardous to my wallet) this sounds like a mighty fun way to get one’s holiday shopping done while buying local. Check it out!

Sip & Shop: Vintage Clothes ‘n More Sale
December 19, 2009; 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
224 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Meat


Concluding today’s posts and kicking off this very chilly weekend is this image from Irving Avenue in Bushwick! On a related note, I feel compelled to pass along an event that you meat mavens and freebie lovers will undoubtedly find of interest:

200poundsTHUMBStarting at 2:00 p.m. this Sunday, December 13, t.b.d. will be serving up 200 pounds of meat— for absolutely free! Per their Facebook announcement:

Greenpoint’s Billy “BadAss” Ferrer and Mike DePrima (Lamb & Jaffy) are cookin up 200 lbs of meat (provided by Lance Jager).

Come on by TBD Bar this Sunday and enjoy some free meat
and $4 Happy Hour Specials until 8pm

120 lbs of pork ribs!!!
80 lbs of beef brisket!!!

We’re gonna have a DJ and there’s football on the big flat screens!!

Well, I know where I won’t be this upcoming Sunday afternoon…*

200 Pounds
December 13, 2009 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
224 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

*Disclosure: I am a vegetarian.

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