Williamspoint Street Art Du Jour: Manhattan Avenue Selections

Taken January 26, 2010.

Miss Heather

Quicklink: Poles Flee Greenpoint!

January 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Culture War, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

C writes: Saw this on my greenpoint feed. Translation is spotty, but interesting read on EU acceptance of poland and its effect on greenpoint, and the change in demographics from a Polish perspective.

I agree: this is an interesting read. Although the translation is a bit awkward at times, the point more or less gets across. Above all, I (and I suspect I speak for many of my fellow Greenpointers when I write this) want to know is where these folks found a studio apartment for $1,000 a month. I haven’t seen one of those in years. Check it out!

Miss Heather

Image Credits: Polonus TV

Daily Bloomblight: Thank You For Not Smoking

January 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Bloomblight, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Methinks maintaining a smoke-free environment is the least of this property’s (which is located at 164 West Street) problems.

Miss Heather

P.S.: The sun is out and it’s a balmy 46 degrees. I am going for a walk. More later.

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: !!!

January 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

From Java Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Calyer Street Cares

January 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

When I see something such as this it brings a smile to my face. This is not to suggest I take what has happened in Haiti lightly, I don’t. Rather, the above flier is proof positive that my fellow Greenpointers have huge hearts. If you want to make a difference you can make a donation to the Red Cross by clicking here or you can attend the fundraiser at t.b.d, Souper Trivia Night 2, this upcoming Thursday, January 28. For the full rundown regarding the latter click here.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Bike Buffet?

January 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Think your wheels are safe and sound if they’re in your apartment building? Think again. A Calyer Street tipster writes:

Two bicycles stolen over the weekend, including my partner’s. They did not take all the bikes, just the ones that were used the most and therefore easiest to get to. did not even take the most expensive bikes… It’s been five years that we’ve lived here and have never had to lock the bikes. It was definitely a crime of opportunity but it’s terrible – my partner and the other guy whose bike was stolen USED their bikes almost every day. everyone else whose bike was shoved in the corner rarely rides, even if their bikes were more expensive.

now i’m just worried that the thieves will come back and help themselves to the bike buffet. and i want another lock on my door.

Let this be a warning to you, my Williamspoint bicycle enthusiasts. Play it safe: be hypervigilant about keeping the entrance of your apartment building locked at all times. Better yet, keep your bicycle in your apartment. Better to suffer a little inconvenience than discover your bike has gone for a ride without you!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Chalk Walk

January 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This much-needed splash of color on this dreary day comes courtesy of Katie Sokoler. You can read the story behind these footprints by clicking here.

Miss Heather

LAST GASP: Homicide at Huron & Manhattan Avenue?

I have received two emails about this incident. L writes:

Hi Miss Heather –

fyi – just saw this on Gothamist news map — sending as your investigative reporting is the BEST –

Homicide | Manhattan Ave & Huron St Manhattan, NY | 1/24/2010 5:31 p.m.

(lest it seems i regularly read crime reports (!), was looking for info on why a helicopter was buzzing my neighborhood for an hour last nite – but no report)

T writes:

…gothamist newsmap homicide manhattan / huron?!

what’s the story?

That’s what I want to know. The story.

When I got off the B43 at 5:00 p.m.-ish today I saw an ambulance, two police cars and a handful of lookie-loos between India and Huron Street. If there was an “incident” it happened well before I came on the scene. I suspect I speak for many fellow Greenpointers when I write that I find this very disturbing. If anyone reading this has the 411 please tender them via comments or via email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com.

Your identity will remain anonymous.

Miss Heather

P.S.: L also writes;

…& while we’re on subject of crime – also on Gothamist, saw 2 reports of armed robberies at Roebling & N 9th in a week – one’s on today’s list (from last nite) — both evening, NOT middle of nite — that’s a dark & quiet corner — but seems stalled development has made things worse.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Guernsey Street

I have watched this (which hails from 189 Guernsey Street) evolve over the years. I have been told it is supposed to be a trellis for grapevines. I’m not so sure this is the case. Anymore, anyway. It has become something more.

Much more.

This may very well be the Garden Spot’s solution to the Watts Towers.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Quality Control

January 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Kobe takes great pride in personally inspecting each and every cat tree at his place of work (and it should be noted, play): Animal Planet!

Miss Heather