New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: McGuinness Boulevard

A few thoughts/observations about this missive (which I spied this afternoon while walking down the Champs-Élysées of north Brooklyn) and the person who created it:

  1. This chap is obviously very unhappy at the prospect of having a 200 bed homeless intake center for single men near his home.
  2. How do I know this, you ask? Well, in addition to the above missive I have met him at one of the Town Hall meetings regarding the aforementioned shelter.
  3. During our conversation I also learned he was responsible for this, which is just plain awesome.
  4. This gentleman is 75 maybe 80 years old if a day. In addition, I came away from the previously-mentioned conversation with the distinct impression his politics lean most decidedly to the right. Thus I am rather surprised— and in a very good way, I’ll add— that he knows what Village Voice is, much less be bothered to take a copy home to read or annotate.

I suppose it just goes to show that the Garden Spot— and the people contained therein— still have a few surprises up their respective sleeves! God bless you, Greenpoint Greenpernt!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Village Voice

December 31, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This vision of efficiency hails from the intersection of Huron Street and Manhattan Avenue and is dedicated to Jen Doll.*

Miss Heather

*Whose tome amused me tremendously. Especially this part:

Note to Mayor’s office: The “homebound” make for the perfect angry commenters/hecklers, as long as their Internet service holds out.

I can personally attest to this. God can I ever. I can only hope the rage I found in my inbox is but .00000001% of what found its way to Bloomie’s doorstep.

A Moment Of Gratitude

December 2, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

What else can I say but…


Miss Heather

P.S.: You can see the complete list by clicking here.

LAST GASP: I Blog New York

January 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, East Village, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Queens 

This post goes out to my buddies Kevin “The Historian” Walsh of Forgotten New York, the inimitable Crappy “The Populist” of Queens and Jeremiah “The Grumbler” Moss of Vanishing New York for being amongst the Village Voice’s picks for Gotham’s 18 finest blog stars.

Mazel tov!

Oh yeah, yours truly made the list too: “Local Girl”.

Check it out!

Miss Heather

P.S: Bed Stuy Blog could have, should have qualified for this list.

Best Neighborhood Blog?!?

October 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, BAD ASS 


When I saw the incoming link for this on the back end of my blog, I clicked it. Then I proceeded to stare at it in disbelief. Once I figured out this was, in fact, for real I proceeded to rock out to Metallica until the wee hours of the morning. Much to the Mister’s dismay and extreme annoyance.

I suppose such an honor deserves a speech. I’ll spare you that, dear readers. But I want to thank each and every one of you for reading New York Shitty, giving me tips, feedback and, on occasion, much-needed encouragement. The Village Voice‘s props belong to you too!

Now if you don’t mind I’m off to the brand-spanking new Taco Bell on McGuinness Boulevard to get an order of celebratory nachos. It’s a red letter day in Greenpoint!

Miss Heather

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