Greenpoint Business Watch: What’s Up At 199 Green Street?

February 17, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I have been asked this question many times. Today I have an answer. Sort of.

Regrettably this establishment was closed when I walked by (so I could not ask its proprietor/proprietress about their business) but it appears to be a clothing shop/craft space of some sort. Does anyone have the 411 about Scales? If so, please share via comments or email at:

missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com

Inquiring minds want to know!

Miss Heather

UPDATE 10:20 p.m.; Here’s the 411 per one of 199 Green Street’s neighbors we’ll call V:

I live next door and have seen the comings and goings for some time. It appears to be a woman in her mid 20s with a sewing machine, an ironing board, a wooden chest, and not much else in there. Right now, as the sign says, she is making circle scarves (cowls) which you can see hanging in the window, I believe. I walked by the other day and the sign said “be back at 7:00, at soccer,” which was cute. It looks like it’s about a 150-200sqft storefront, behind those curtains, so there’s not a lot to miss.

For a while, it seemed she was living there, but that may have just been her setting up shop. At least now it’s curtains rather than the butcher paper that was up previously.

UPDATE, February 18, 2010: Thanks to my buddy Seth I have been put in touch with the owner of this establishment! Hopefully I will meet up with her tomorrow. More to come…

MTA Photo Du Jour: A B62 PSA

February 17, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Who knew McGuinness Boulevard was so fashion conscious? I guess that’s Greenpoint gentrification for you.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Kingsland Avenue

February 17, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As a young angst-ridden feminist I used to stew over the manifold perquisites given to my male counterparts for no other ascertainable reason than they sported a certain physical appendage I lacked. This was the source of a considerable amount of resentment and bitterness for yours truly for a very long time. Then, in the clarity of my 30′s I thought the better of it: if I were born a Mister I’d simply get into more trouble than I do as a Miss. I’d also probably get my ass kicked. A LOT.

Time heals all wounds.

There is a more than grain of truth to this adage. I’ve learned to accept my lot. Besides, if I was a he I wouldn’t have half the fun I do as a she. Among other things men wouldn’t offer me candy. Not in Bushwick anyway. But this is not to suggest I don’t feel the occasional pang that comes from being bereft of a wang. CASE IN POINT: something I found on Kingsland Avenue earlier today.

Even the older and (much) angrier feminist I am in 2010 cannot help but take a moment to admire this level of pen(is)manship.

Is that a cursive M I spy with my little eye? And to think some have the temerity to call our fair city’s public education system a failure…

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Off Roadin’

February 17, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Eagle Dupont Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Cat/Dog

February 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Kent Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Snowbound

February 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Huron Street.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Girls Night Out

February 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Anthony of Serious Lunch writes:

Hi Miss Heather

Long time reader and such and such.

Our Greenpoint based comedy group SERIOUS LUNCH just released a new video featuring Ellie Kemper from The Office and Hope Davis.  The best part is that it was shot right here in the neighborhood at Anella, Coco66, and East River Tattoo.  Check it out.

I know you don’t really post sketch comedy stuff, but it prominently features the neighborhood.  Hope you enjoy!

I can’t honestly say I “get” this. But then again yours truly’s wedding entailed a surreptitious trip to Brooklyn Municipal Hall (via the G train, no less) on Halloween. Shortly there after we had our photo taken in front of an inflatable scab-busting rat. The men protesting found this tremendously entertaining. We emailed this photo along with a scan of our marriage certificate to our respective families to announce the good news.

One of my more religious relations actually got upset I wasn’t married in a church. I imagine this person wanted me to wear a white dress as well. No dice. This here bride wore black.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: The Oak Street Kittens, Revisited

February 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As you can see from these photos (taken this weekend by algul siento) the Oak Street kittens are growing up— and fast!

Miss Heather

LAST GASP: Williamsburg Greenpoint News + Arts

Yours truly is in the latest issue of the Williamsburg Greenpoint News + Arts! A few thoughts:

1. While my portrait is absolutely stunning (thanks William Hereford!), the Mister and I cannot help but chuckle over the fact I am posed with a Mac laptop. This is because I cannot operate a Mac to save my life.

2. I am delighted my thoughts about entering politics were not excised by the WGNA’s Editorial Department— especially in light of the fact my interview follows that of Steve Levin, our new City Councilman.

Enjoy!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Marilyn

February 15, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From the Pencil Factory Lofts.

Miss Heather