From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Plea From The McCarren Dog Run

The headmistress of the McCarren Park Dog Run, Christine, writes:

Good afternoon Heather,

I can’t tell what a soul crushing pain in ass this project has been … This week we got the news that we need another $4k for it.   After months of asking our contractor to include every cost into their budget and such, we found out the they didn’t include excavating the dog run of nearly a foot of chips and such from the whole dog run before they could start.    It is gonna cost another $4k … not being one to give up BUT feeling pretty defeated and actually having some very dark thoughts … I reached out to the dog run community … Can you help spread the word?  …We are in a challenge grant period right now raise a $1k get $1k from Must Luv Dogs.  We have got 36 hours to do it.   Must Luv Dogs is the latest of supportive pet stores to help.  Others who have helped are PS9 and NYC Pets.  These 3 stores have shown a level of generosity that is amazing.

Here’s the deal (once again), folks: this project, which has all the necessary permits in place, can either break ground this month or be postponed due to a lack of funds. As Christine has made clear, a few local businesses have stepped up to the plate to help make this (much overdue) project happen. One such establishment is Must Love Dogs and to this end they are offering a matching grant of $1,000.

The deadline is midnight, October 2nd— that’s tomorrow, so time is of the essence! You can tender your donation(s) via the McCarren Dog Run’s ChipIn widget on their web site or via PayPal at:

brooklynassociationfordogs@gmail.com

Let’s make this happen, Greenburg dog lovers!

Photo Credits: billy l.

 

 

From The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Archives & Beyond: Fireworks!

July 4, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Yours truly has been hearing a lot of fireworks lately. In fact, I heard some being discharged one very short block away from the location of a two-alarm fire which came to pass recently. Clearly a lesson has not been learned. For better or for worse, dear readers, we Greenpointers love us some fireworks. This in and of itself would not be a problem if we could simply use them correctly. Without further ado here are a couple of items from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives for your Independence Day reading pleasure. We’ll start with a personal favorite of yours truly: the tale of one Uriah Hoare. Enjoy!

June 15, 1860

Those of you who are wondering (as I did) as to why Mr. Hoare was arrested on “suspicion”, I found the answer via an item from the New York Times’s “Brooklyn Intelligencer” section dating from the very same day! It is truly something special.

And of course, when playing with fire crackers it is highly advisable to keep said articles pointed away from one’s face. On June 30, 1902 a Sutton Street resident named James Connolly learned this lesson the hard way.

Have a fun— and safe— 4th of July Garden Spotters!

Miss Heather

 

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Flatus

June 9, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken June 9, 2011.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Eyes

June 3, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Union Avenue.

Miss Heather

P.S.: You can see more fun uses of these bad boys by clicking here!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Hanging Out

June 3, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Men hanging out

Taken by Warm Sleepy.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photos du Jour: Ride

May 27, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, BAD ASS, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

Miss Heather

East Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Love’s Detritus

From Union Avenue.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Foliage

May 13, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Union Avenue.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art du Jour: Quel Beast

April 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Union Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: A Union Avenue PSA

April 8, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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Rounding out today’s posts (because I am feeling deliciously lazy and have decided to not to  fight it) I leave you with this admonition captured by Miss Mousey Brown.

Miss Heather

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