Although I am certain today’s rain and sleet have since rendered this very special chap (which hails from Oak Street) unrecognizable, here he is for posterity. New York Shitty analysis: Love it!
Speaking as someone who prefers used over new (my lifestyle makes second-hand desirable— what’s more it’s much easier on the wallet!) I feel compelled to pass along this item. Our local Salvation Army is extending their regular “Family Day” to Wednesday and Thursday this week. This is an excellent chance to pick up some apparel on the cheap to wear “as is” or retool into something neat. Check it out!
Salvation Army Extra Family Day
February 24 & 25, 2010
981 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222
There aren’t many “early adopters” left in Garden Spot anymore. MOst have been priced out. Thankfully Philip (AKA: the best dressed man in Greenpoint as seen at left) is still here. I find his presence is comforting in the ever-changing world that is 11222. I am of the distinct impression this Philip is an old soul. I suppose it takes one to know one. Most importantly: he’s a really nice guy.
Last weekend he swung by the junk shop. He had a short story for me. It is entitled “Greenpoint Bar” and you can read it by clicking here. CAVEAT: this tome is rather explicit so if you are offended by material of a sexual nature do not click the previous link.
As for the rest of you: enjoy!
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art
From Newel Street.
Many of you are no doubt familiar with the senseless death of Solange Raulson. For those of you who are not, she was struck and killed by a truck at the intersection of Nassau Avenue and McGuinness Boulevard December 13, 2009. Many questions have arisen about how this tragic event came to pass and how it is being handled by the N.Y.P.D. Most remain unanswered. But two things can be asserted with 100% certainty: she died too young and is missed by many.
ghostbikes.org erected a memorial at this intersection (which you see at left) to serve as a reminder of Ms. Raulston’s life— and death. Now jump forward to today: as I was running errands I made an interesting discovery.
This item has gone MIA. I find this curious as the other memorials at this intersection were untouched. Does anyone have the 411 regarding what happened here? If so, please share via comments or contact me email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com.
Filed under: 11222, Advanced Life Forms, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
Okay, I’ll admit these above imagery does not do this vehicle justice (try taking photos from a moving bus— it is not as easy as you may think). The OCD manifest here is compelling nonetheless. Note they Holstein print seat covers, fuzzy dice, assortment of beanie babies (black and white all) and the maneki neko. NICE.
Filed under: 11211, 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, East Village, East Village Manhattan, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Manhattan, New York City, Urban Fur, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
North 8 Street
East 2 Street
From McGuinness Boulevard.
From Kent Street.
The non-cat the Mister and I call “Rocky Raccoon” made an unexpected appearance last night— or more accurately— this morning. 5:15 a.m. to be precise. The ruckus was enough to wake the Mister. This is no small achievement. I write this as someone who some experience in this matter. Needless to say when he called me into the bedroom and I noticed all the felines staring out the window with rapt interest I knew I had clearly missed out on something very special.
Inasmuch as I can ascertain (I had the presence of mind to grab the Maglite but not my camera) Rocky was whaling on some fellow varmint. The shrill utterances I heard would certainly indicate this. Needless to say I will investigate/document this matter later. IN DAYLIGHT.
Otherwise, I was disappointed “Rocky” didn’t feast on the shit-filled diaper outside our bedroom window. It’s been there for two months. I guess Rocky has developed more effete tastes.