Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Along The Waterfront

March 31, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

skylinenys

Late Sunday afternoon the Mister and I braved the blustery weather to explore some of north Greenpoint’s waterfront. Our persistence paid off: the fog provided a certain “mood” which rendered our experience thoroughly enjoyable (if a wee bit chilly). Follows is a Flickr slide show I created featuring my favorite shots. Enjoy!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Urban Fur

March 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

3leggedcat

Driggs Avenue

xmastree

neruda

Bedford Avenue

north9st

North 9 Street

bonita

sia1

Franklin Street

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twopugs

weststreetpups

West Street

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: West Street Story

March 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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deathmobile

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73

lifeformimports

thanks

shadowandspraypaint

phoenix

weststreetshadows

Taken March 21st & March 26th, 2009.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: A Revue Of Greenpoint Street Furniture

March 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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West Street

headboard

bbqandchestofdrawers

officesuite

sectionalwfuton

Green Street

Miss Heather

The Pencil Factory Lofts Get A Very Greenpoint Welcome

March 18, 2009 ·
Filed under: Dog Shit Signage, Greenpoint Magic 

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nowopen

I am certain a number of you (like the gentleman above) have noticed the new sales office for the Pencil Factory Lofts on Franklin Street. I know I have; I have been watching it manifest with rapt interest for the last three weeks.

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I am pleased to announce as of last weekend (and perhaps a tad earlier) it is open for business on Franklin Street! A number of things interest me about this development. Purchasing one of said “lofts” is not one of them. I neither have the means of affording one nor do I have the desire to co-habitate with their target clientele base (which, from what I can deduce is affluent 20-somethings and 50-something men with 30-something trophy wives). It’s nothing personal; I am certain a number of the previous people are perfectly nice. Rather, it is a matter of class: I have none. Which brings me to this.

garbage

I understand (especially given the current state of the economy) that the wizards behind the Pencil Factory Lofts want to move as many units as possible. It is also very obvious that 122 West Street (as seen at the beginning of this post) is nowhere near completion. This requires that a sales office be located elsewhere. I suppose 131-135 Franklin Street is a nice enough building, but the overflowing garbage cans and detritus which perennially grace the front of this edifice do not strike me as putting a good “face” on their organization. Quite to the contrary: aside from being an eyesore the above tableau highlights the stark difference between the lives of the people actually live in Greenpoint and that of the kind of people businesses like The Pencil Factory Lofts want to live here.

The inequity of this (which is all too pervasive nowadays) has been nagging at me for sometime. And I’ll be perfectly frank: it makes me angry. Yesterday as I walked down West Street I learned I am not alone.

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weststreettags2

It would appear that 122 West Street has received a little “added value”. Somehow I do not think this was what the architect had in mind when he filed plans with the Department of Buildings.

dobpermits

Talk about your genuine, gritty “urban” experience. It doesn’t get much more authentic than this.

fuckface

Or this.

swo

Or this.

Now that I think about it maybe having a sales office at 135 Franklin Street (which is a healthy distance from the above hilarity) isn’t such a bad idea after all.

Miss Heather

Dung Of The Day: Fun With Urban Blight

March 17, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bum Shit, Dog Shit Signage, Dung of the Day, Greenpoint Magic 

FRANKLIN STREET, 12:45 p.m.

heartgreenpoint

I am growing weary of this, Paul.

<3 Greenpoint.

WEST STREET, 1:00 p.m.

fence

Oh…

asshole1

my…

paulrichard

GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Greenpoint After Dark

March 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Earlier this week I met up with The Professor for a couple of drinks and some long overdue catch-up time. Some of you might know that the Professor is a D.J. by trade. He spins at The Beauty Bar every Tuesday night. I also have it on very good intelligence that Greenpoint’s very own CoCo66 is going to give him a trial run soon. When I get a confirm on the date and time I will pass it along here.

In addition to his love of music The Professor is an extremely gifted photographer. Follows is a sampling of his latest work. Enjoy!

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kitprof2

kitprof3

kitprof4

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You can see all the above shots and much, much more via The Professor’s Flickr page. Check it out!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Moments Of Zen

March 8, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

elvis

Green Street.

pablo

hearts

West Street.

whatup

spongebob

donna

Kent Street.

scarf

20

Franklin Street.

Miss Heather

Dog Doo Sign Du Jour: Gratitude

February 11, 2009 ·
Filed under: Dog Shit, Dog Shit Signage, Dung of the Day, Greenpoint Magic 

150westst

thank-younysrev

This public service announcement has been brought to you courtesy of 150 West Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Life On Mars

February 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Follow are a few shots from a film shoot I stumbled upon yesterday while out for walk. Enjoy!

banquetnys

A most unexpected feast on Milton Street.

trucksaplentynys

Trucks aplenty.

weststreet

In all the years I have lived here I do not think I have ever seen this garage door open.

corvair

There were a slew of cool old cars on Noble Street. This Corvair was hands-down my favorite!

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muchafootonfranklin

Much was afoot on Franklin Street.

hangingout

This is not to suggest it was all work and no play on the Life On Mars set. These chaps were clearly having a good time while catching a few rays on Noble Street!

Miss Heather

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