Urban Fur: Withers Street

May 10, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Crazy Cat Lady, Urban Fur, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken May 8, 2010.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: Gone With The Wind

May 8, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This cavalcade of Bloomblight comes courtesy of Williamsburg and was shot on May 8, 2010.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: East Williamsburg Gothic

Yesterday, despite my better judgment (90+ degree weather and the aftermath of a cold do not mix), I took a walk. I went to the no-man’s land some call Greenpoint and others call East Williamsburg. Over the years I have developed a cynical disdain neighborhood taxonomy. This is due in large part to the real estate industry.

What I saw was the past, present and future of north Brooklyn. Do we, as a community, want to be the same or enjoy being different? Should we accept derelict testaments to speculation and greed such as 64 Maspeth Avenue as being a fact of life?

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Courtesy Of Your Friendly Neighborhood

From Withers Street.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Snowbound

From Withers Street.

Miss Heather

A Very Special Request From The Editrix of New York Shitty

January 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11215, Gowanus, Park Slope, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Yesterday the Mister decided to accompany me on my Sunday constitutional. All in all, he took it in good stride (no pun intended) and humored my numerous detours to get a closer of look at things I consider interesting. This of course included savoring the handiwork of north Brooklyn’s real estate juggernaut: Belvedere Bridge Realty. While he may not understand why, he knows I have a developed a fascination with these faux classical, serial numbered properties. He also knows that with such magnificent obsessions (and I have quite a few) it is best to humor yours truly.

To this end he stood by patiently as I tittered myself into a shutter-bugging frenzy at the sight of Belvedere XXXIV (which can be seen at left and is located on Withers Street) and listened (or at least appeared to be listening) to my wry commentary regarding the numerous “Open House” fliers we happened upon during our sojourn. Some even had balloons affixed to them. I can only hope the promise of free pony rides and clowns making balloon animals are next. But I digress.

It was at the intersection of Berry Street and North 9 Street we found the following. We were rendered speechless.

The Belvederization of Park Slope?!? Needless to say I had to get to the bottom of this (inasmuch as one can without G train service). We headed to the closest Belvedere without delay.

Sure enough, it is true! Replete with all the accoutrements we have grown to expect from Belvedere: commodious roof decks and balconies. Needless to say I must see this. However, I am more or less precluded from going to 125 12 Street personally. I am not only too busy with matters north Brooklyn but quite frankly doling out $2.25 in subway fare strikes me as being far too much money to outlay on such an endeavor.

This is where you come in: could some kind soul get a photograph of this property and send it to me via email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com? I’m dying to see Belvedere XXXVI. Especially in light of the fact this edifice is conveniently located near Lowes, the Brooklyn Queens Expressway and the aromatic Gowanus Canal. Who wouldn’t want an eyeful (or noseful) of that!

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Here’s Johnny!

September 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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This wonderful portrait of Jack Nicholson can be found in the valet parking booth at Bamonte’s*. Although you cannot see it in the above photograph, Jack has Danny DeVito to keep him company.

Miss Heather

*Whose blueberry cream pie is absolutely amazing. Give it a try. You won’t regret it!

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Memento Mori

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

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From Meeker Avenue.

Miss Heather

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: Street Seating Selections

Man oh man is it hot out! For this reason I have decided to beat the heat by sidling up to the a/c and rolling out some of my favorite Williamspoint street seating. Enjoy!

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This pleather with sneaker and toaster ensemble hails from India Street.

BQEcouch

Although a little worse for wear, this Brooklyn Queens Expressway number has a certain air of gravity about it I find compelling.

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A little brown velour from Green Street.

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Behold, the Bedford Avenue crusty couch.

throop

Need to beat the heat? This green leather recliner from Throop Avenue is appointed with a can of Arizona iced tea! And last, but hardly least:

lorimer

What this great DIY number from Lorimer Street may lack in elegance it more than makes up for with good ol’ Greenpoint ingenuity. Note the  presence of two cushions so the user can adjust his (or her) comfort level accordingly. Outstanding!

Miss Heather

Found On Union Avenue: Chance To Live In $7,000 A Month Apartment!

July 26, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

700bucks

I’m not too sure how well this is going to go over in the heart of Bloomblightville, Brooklyn, 11211 but here it is. Wanna to live in a two bedroom, fully furnished “luxury apartment” in the West Village? Here’s your chance!

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Per the rules no purchase is required. Interested parties can learn more by clicking here. Apparently you have to submit a 30 second video explaining why you should get it. I would strongly recommend anyone who was rendered homeless by the building collapse last month at 493 Myrtle Avenue enter and tell his (or her) story.

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As for who is responsible for this piece of Darthitecture— given the mezzanine abuse I’m guessing Robert Scarano or Karl Fischer. Perhaps the folks over at Curbed can enlighten us?

Miss Heather

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