Special thanks go out to Drake’s “person”, M & W Laundromat’s very own Miriam, for coaxing a pose!
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art, The Word On The Street
From McGuinness Boulevard.
Taken August 22, 2014.
This magnificent beast’s place of enjoyment is the Mini Mart at 711 Manhattan Avenue. As you can see she opted to spend this lovely day in the shade watching the world go by. And, as I learned, I too was being watched. Noticing my interest in this comely cat a few fellows decided to give her head rubs and yours truly a little art direction. More specifically: they wanted me to shoot a photo of her from this angle.
We all agreed this one did not quite work.
She stopped being cute.
One of my collaborators noted. To wit I replied:
Of course she stopped being cute. She’s a cat. If you want cuteness on demand ask a dog.
Filed under: 11222, Gentrification, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
A fellow named James writes:
Hi Heather, this is James Jones. I’ve lived on Green St. for a very long time and I’m a big fan of Newyorkshitty.com. I am a filmmaker and a few months ago I had a chance to interview Steven Goldsholle, of Goldscholle plumbing on Manhattan Avenue, a few days before he closed his business down. I made several film shorts from the interview. He talks about how Greenpoint has changed, the store’s history and his plans for retirement. If you think any of this may be of interest to your readers, please feel free to provide a link to this channel or one of the films. Either way, I’ll keep reading! Thanks.
Naturally I am not going to pass up a chance to share this. Without further ado, let ‘em roll!
Thanks so much for sharing this with me, James! A great many of us, including of course the local canines, miss us some Steve.
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, Urban Fur
Sometimes the photograph isn’t quite right…
but the love makes up for it. I love a man who loves animals. Sweet!
(Taken August 16, 2014.)
Taken by autovac.
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact
Jilly Ballistic writes:
Not sure if you came across this divine structure previously, but I thought you should know about it.
Nice. I for one am delighted the East River Ferry is back in service. No doubt a tourist or two has disembarked here to meet this, our proud ambassador. Welcome to Greenpoint!
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, The Word On The Street
From Manhattan Avenue.
Filed under: 11101, 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Newtown Creek
Taken by autovac.