From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part III: Cleaning Up After Hurricane Sandy

December 14, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek 

 

This comes via an anonymous tipster and will undoubtedly be of interest to a great many folks here in north ‘Point. This upcoming Monday, December 17th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Visitors Center at our very own Shit Tits Waste Water Treatment Facility an information session will be conducted for families and businesses impacted by Sandy. Mark your calendars— and ask questions Greenpointers!

Cleaning Up After Sandy: An Information Session
December 17, 2012 starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Newtown Creek Visitors Center
329 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, new York 11222 

Closing on a related note, those of you who have not seen this segment on PBS regarding the toxic aftermath of Sandy please do give it a watch. In it Greenpoint’s very own (former) resident, Jacqueline Lombard, speaks out. You go, girl!

*You can view Mr. Levin’s missive in Spanish by clicking here.

LAST GASP: (Not So Good) Vibrations?

August 23, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

The Shit TitsThis comes courtesy of the wonderfully dedicated folks at the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee (via Facebook):

Vibrations are being felt by businesses near the Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (AKA: the Shit Tits — Ed. Note). If you live or work in the vicinity of the facility, and feel vibrations, you can call 311 and make a complaint. Be sure to get the complaint number and forward it to the NCMC liaison at nc(dot)mc(at)verizon(dot)net. The complaints help the committee to help you.

If you feel something, north ‘Pointers, say something— to NCMC!

New York Shitty Photo du Jour: From The Pulaski Bridge With Love

Marriage proposal starting with the word “Yo” + the Pulaski Bridge/McGuinness Boulevard + The Shit Tits = pure, unadulterated Greenpoint glory. It is my sincerest hope that whoever to whom this missive was directed to said yes!

 

By Popular(ish) Demand: Posters!

March 18, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Last month the proprietor of one of our Polish delis took a fancy to my Greenpoint Valentine’s Day card and requested I make a poster of it to grace his establishment. As the image at left indicates, I gladly obliged. Then something happened which neither of us anticipated: a number of people inquired as to how they can get a poster of their own.

Not being the kind of person who turns away pocket money when it can be had, I have opened a store on Zazzle where this item can be purchased. This poster measures 16″ by 20″ (same as the original), is printed on semi-gloss paper and can be yours by clicking here. I myself have purchased one and have to say it is pretty nice (granted, I am a mite bit biased)!

In closing, I am open to creating other products sporting this image— and to this end would like your help! Please share your suggestions via comments or email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Thanks!

LAST GASP: My Funny Valentine

February 15, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A chap named Andy writes:

I went to Newtown creek and here is a video I made of the visit on Valentines day…

OUTSTANDING— and thanks for sharing!

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: From Manhattan Avenue With Love

Taken February 13, 2012.

Quicklink: Love Stinks

February 9, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Those of you looking for a special to celebrate this upcoming Valentine’s Day will be pleased as punch to know there will be a tour that very day at our beloved Shit Tits replete with a Hershey’s Kiss at the end. Aaron Short has the scoop (on the poop) which you can read by clicking here.

Check it out— and oh yeah: buy one of my cards (as seen at left)!

New York Shitty Day Ender: The Shit Tits

November 3, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

305/365 - Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, Greenpoint.

Taken by Gina Herold.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: This Week At The Shit Tits

May 15, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Pa Heather once told yours truly she had no ambition. I took issue with this at the time but in the cold, cruel clarity that is hindsight he was correct: I was lacking direction. This has since changed. I have found my happy place (that being Greenpoint, of course) and while living here I have discovered a manifold number of things which engage me. Among them: being the goodwill ambassador of and mascot for our beloved Waste Water Treatment Plant. More specifically: The Shit Tits. While this might not be everyone’s idea of “making it” in Greenpoint (or in New York City and at life for that matter) it is mine. Don’t shit on my dreams and I will not shit on yours.

I was not shit talking when I wrote my snow globe was progressing nicely. It is.

After no less than three attempts methinks I have it right this time around. The first prototype was simply too “busy”: too much shit in too little space. I realized a trifecta of turdiness was in order:

  • One snow globe of a Shit Tit (as seen above in unfinished form)
  • One snow globe of the Nature Walk (replete with a kayaker!)
  • One snow globe of the Dupont Street sludge tank (for obvious reasons)

But back to the events at hand:

The Green Apple: Recycling
May 19, 2011 starting at 6:00 p.m.
The Newtown Creek Waste Water Treatment Visitors’ Center
329 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Unbottle Your Crafting Skills
May 21, 2011 starting at 11:00 a.m.
The Newtown Creek Waste Water Treatment Visitors’ Center
329 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

P.S. (and this goes out to the folks NYC Department of Environmental Protection): This is one of the best email exchanges I have had in ages. Please do not fire this person because of this post. It made my day!

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