Today, being the second day of winter and unseasonably warm, yours truly decided to go out for a bit. The original purpose was to secure foodstuffs for Christmas dinner. This did come to pass, albeit with a number of detours— and detours from the aforementioned detours. I had a hankering to check out our local Industrial Business Zone. More specifically: I wanted to check in on my favorite feral feline: Callie. This I did, as you can see. The guys at SGI, Peter in particular, pamper this pussy to no end. I love those guys! But I digress.
En route I happened upon this curiosity.
It would appear that Christmas came early to 230 Bogart Street in the way of a Vacate Order. WAIT— make that a PEREMPTORY Vacate Order.
You know what they say:
Except when said cabaret is bereft of a permit and adequate fire protection— in an Industrial Business Zone in Brooklyn. Whoops.
Brooklyn Beast, the business which graced the first floor of this edifice, has posted a notice on the door…
and online. Yours truly is particularly intriqgued by the following (which dates from December 16th):
We are deeply saddened to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances we were forced to close our doors at 230 Bogart St. We have had an unbelievable year that changed all of our lives. The friends and families we’ve met over the year have continuously encouraged us to further spread our mission to inspire others through movement…
Families? This would suggest there were children on the premises. Nice. But the piece de resistance is this:
Special thanks goes out to Queens Crap for helping me research this. Ho! Ho! Ho!
This post is dedicated to the lovely ladies I had the pleasure of waiting— and waiting— at the B43 bus stop at Cook Street for ~40 minutes.
A bunch of pissed off “old” ladies with bags of groceries in tow and a ladder company of New York’s Bravest make for a heady mix.
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, The Word On The Street
From Meserole Street.
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Newtown Creek, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, Urban Artifact
As discovered by my buddy Larry while pounding around Newtown Creek today. Perhaps we should hook her up with the Greenpoint Avenue teddy?
A good buddy of mine put it best:
If there’s one place to dock a party boat, it is Newtown Creek.
I wonder if the operators of this, um, facility paid taxes on the revenue from this “hotel”? In any case, you can read this tome by clicking here.
Filed under: 11206, Culture War, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, The Word On The Street
Taken October 8, 2013.
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From Bogart Street.
Filed under: 11206, 11211, 11222, 11249, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
I present for your edification, gentle readers, the agenda for next week’s Community Board 1 meeting! As you can see there are a great many sidewalk cafe and liquor license renewals on the proverbial table. If any of you have anything to say about any of these items this is the time to speak up folks! Remember you must sign up by 6:15 p.m.!
Filed under: 11206, Dog Shit Signage, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, The Word On The Street
From Montrose Avenue.
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Taken September 30, 2013.
As taken today by the one and only Bitchcakes. Great shot!