Reader Contribution Du Jour: No Poopie

Cat (who forwarded the above bit of dog doo polemic) writes:

Found this on Oak Street today and thought I’d share.  Looks like the kids of the garden spot of the universe are joining the crusade against dog shit.

Indeed!

Miss Heather

Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: TNR Workshop

Anyone who has read this site for any appreciable period of time knows that I have a fondness for cats. Conversely, a significant amount of my readership are animal lovers of one stripe or another. One question I am often asked about the stray cat problem in Greenpoint (and beyond) is:

How can I help?

The following is a start.

On Saturday, May 8, starting at noon Greenpoint’s own Word Books will be hosting a Trap Neuter and Return Workshop. Among the numerous topics to be covered are:

  • How to handle and trap feral cats
  • Arranging veterinary care
  • How to set up and maintain a feral cat colony
  • Raising awareness about the various resources available to you in creating and maintaining a feral cat colony

Upon completing this workshop attendees will be TNR certified and as such will have access to low cost spay and neutering services, traps and equipment. If you are concerned about feline overpopulation in your community and to do something about it I strongly advise you attend this work shop. You can register for this via email at: lois (at) nycferalcat (dot) org (be sure to indicate Brooklyn TNR Workshop in the subject line) or telephone at (212) 662 – 5761.

TNR Workshop
May 8, 2010 12:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE!
Word Books
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

For more information about TNR click here to be directed to Neighborhood Catss web site.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Pay Phone Du Jour: There Will Be Blood

April 12, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

LAST GASP: Greenpoint Fashion Watch

April 11, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Turn Out The Lights

(Or, 239 Banker Street Revisited)

Today on a lark I decided to swing by 239 Banker Street (formerly known as the Sweater Factory Lofts) to see what’s shaking. I was not disappointed.

After I shot the above photograph a gaggle of hipsters took notice and stopped. One of them (who I would presume to be their leader) initiated contact:

I’m guessing you broke that glass because the landlord ripped you off?

I turned around, pointed to the plywood gracing the entrance and replied:

Like I would live in a place like this? I don’t think so.

There was a pregnant pause and then my new friend told me about how the former tenants of this building were ordered out of the building, screwed out of their security deposits and so on and so forth. Although I know of all of this already I listened attentively as he gave me the whole run-down. After he concluded his speech out rolled the corker: he was one of the tenants vacated from this building! There is undoubtedly a life lesson to be had here, dear readers. I will leave it to you to ascertain what it is. But I digress.

When this gent finished his tale of woe I brought it to his attention that he and his neighbors were not the only people Max and his funky bunch owe money to:

(Insert punchline here.)

Miss Heather

P.S.: In (somewhat) related news it would appear that someone has egged the entrance to the Pencil Factory Lofts.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Booty

April 11, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: Deuce 7

April 11, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

From Driggs Avenue.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Wish Fulfillment

April 11, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Many of you recall that Socrates Diner closed its doors several months ago. There has been much speculation as to why this came to pass. Truth be told I am just as in the dark as you are. However, I can state with 100% certainly what is going to take its place. Brace yourself for some very  good news!

Jay writes:

From the sign in the window it looks like Socrates restaurant will soon become Bombay Garden. Glad to see an Indian restaurant but sorry to goodbye to the ol’ Greek place.

Yours truly (who has wanted an Indian restaurant in Greenpoint for some time) had to  see this with her own eyes. To this end I headed to 651 Manhattan Avenue without delay. Sure enough, he was right.

What’s more, when I walked by they were busy at work!

Bombay Garden
651 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

I have no idea when Bombay Palace will opens its doors. However, I did get an E.T.A. for another restaurant-to-be in the Garden Spot.

Per a worker, Vamos al Tequila* will be opening in roughly three weeks!

Vamos al Tequila
Opening Date: ~May 1, 2010 (Perhaps in time for Cinco De Mayo?!?)
162 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

*Which, as I reported two weeks ago, is rumored to be the brainchild of the folks behind 7A.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Half-mast

April 10, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This photo was taken by Greenpointless and is dedicated to our friends in Poland.

Miss Heather

THIS WEEKEND: Spring Fever

April 9, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item comes courtesy of the folks at Gallery 106 who write in their press release:

Spring is the season of rejuvenation. Urges repressed through the long winter months roar to the surface, adding vigor and passion to otherwise ordinary lives.  Spring sees bulky winter coats replaced with skirts and sleeveless shirts, handshakes replaced with kisses, and S.A.D. replaced by L’amour Fou.  This show is a celebration of new found optimism, invigoration, and desire.

Spring Fever
April 11, 2010 – May 9, 2010
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 11 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Sundays 1:00 -6:00 p.m.
106 Green Street (located next to the Versailles of the Garden Spot: The Viridian)
Brooklyn, New York 11222

For more information about this event or Gallery 106 in general I strongly recommend you check out their (rather spiffy) web site.

Miss Heather