Williamsburg Pay Phone du Jour: Not So Benign Neglect

November 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

It’s been a while since I have hit you up with some abused public payphone goodness. This is because I haven’t found any that struck me as being compelling. Until I went to Grand Street, that is. There I discovered a specimen that is truly in a class of its own!


The receiver isn’t the only thing off the hook here.


I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!


Do you realize how long it would take for the base to rust through like this? This is truly impressive!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Gran Fury

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

justice is blind



I can check off almost all the previous as being someone I know and care about. Except Park Slope Moms. They terrify me. But I recognize their right to organize.

America is ostensibly a civil society. Let’s act like one once again (15th and 19th amendment) and give our  fellow gay and lesbian citizens the same rights we take for granted.

Miss Heather

Reader Comment of the Week: Something Very Neat Indeed!

October 9, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

TroyREVToday I could not for the life of me get motivated. I wouldn’t go so far as to say I was depressed. It was more like a case of the autumn doldrums to which I tend to be prone. There’s something about the days getting shorter and the weather getting cooler that makes me want to stay in bed in the morning.

Fortunately I got a little something in the way of a pick-me-up that I wanted to share. It made me smile and I am certain it will do the same for you. Which brings me to the thumbnail gracing this post: as some of you might recall yesterday I posted a lost dog flier for a pup named Troy. Well, I am pleased to announce that he is not only home safe and sound but I had a part in making this happen! kaveh writes:

Hey Heather,
Troy has been returned to his home! I was walking home last night and noticed my upstairs neighbor, who doesn’t own a dog, was walking one. Fast forward 10 minutes later, I’m checking your blog (as I have been doing daily for years) and see this posting about Troy. I thought he looked familiar and told my wife about it. This morning my wife saw our neighbor and sure enough, he was found a couple of days ago. We referred back to your blog, they called the owner and we hear that Troy was brought home today. So thank you for posting this and for making this wonderful blog.

You know, some days operating New York Shitty feels like an exercise in masochism. I receive no compensation whatsoever for the amount of time I put in researching and writing posts and let’s face facts: “bloggers” do not exactly get a lot of respect (and to be perfectly frank a number of them do not deserve it). The previous having been written, I have a confession to make: knowing that I have helped a Troy find his way to his rightful owner makes all the trials, tribulations, frustrations and late nights totally worth it. Thank you so much kaveh, for sharing the good news with us!

Miss Heather

Has Anyone Seen Troy?


This— the latest addition to the slew of lost pet fliers I have found this week— hails from Union Avenue and Bayard Street. Troy’s person, Jessica, writes:

Just moved to Greenpoint from Virginia and my dog Troy got out last night Oct. 7 without his collar. He is a 2 yr old German Shepherd who is very friendly and gentle but extremely timid. Troy is about 55 lbs and has white on his paws, chest, and tip of his tail. He shys away from unfamiliar faces which makes locating him tricky. Please call me if you see him so I can assist in the rescue and get him home.

If you have seen Troy or know of his whereabouts you know what to do… Thanks!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Dissonance

September 24, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 


Bayard Street


Union Avenue

Miss Heather

Spotted In Williamsburg: Matthew McConaughey

September 24, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 



I cannot pinpoint the exact reason why, but this made me erupt into fits of uncontrollable laughter.

Miss Heather

SUNDAY: A Fundraiser For A Very Worthy Cause


Dog people, dog lovers and McCarren Park dog run patrons take note: this Sunday, September 27, 2009 the folks of the McCarren Dog Run Association will hosting a benefit, “Drinking For Dogs”, at PS9 starting at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of this event is very simple: to raise funds for a much-needed “dig out” and improvements to the dog run’s drainage system. The McCarren Dog Run is without argument the most trafficked dog run in north Brooklyn. Ironically enough, it is also the one most in need of repair.

This is our dog run folks. We can upgrade it before the numerous condos, nondos and luxury apartments around it reach completion (thus adding many, many more users) or we can wait and watch it further deteriorate. The choice is ours. For this reason I advise any and all dog owners— especially those who use the McCarren Dog Run— they “regulars” or otherwise— to attend this event. Or at the very least make a donation. The latter can be done by clicking here.

Drinking For Dogs
September 27, 2009 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 per ticket which can be purchased by clicking here.
PS9 Pet Supply
169 North 9 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Those who are interested in learning more about “Drinking For Dogs” can do so by pointing and clicking their way to the McCarren Dog Run’s Facebook announcement or by checking out their web site.


Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: The Never Ending Cycle

September 24, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 


From Union Avenue.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: McNuglets

August 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 


From Union Avenue.

Miss Heather

Bloomblight Photos Du Jour: Built For Collapse

August 19, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

95 Bedford Avenue




250 North 10 Street




568 Union Avenue





It would appear the invocation of  “watchmen” didn’t quite work as intended.

Miss Heather

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