Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Altschuller’s Emporium

April 8, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Name That Brooklyn Bathroom!

This challenge comes from Greg Stone (who assembled the above montage). Get cracking readers!

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Of Paws & Print

This lovely lady is named Jasmine. As you can see she takes her responsibilities at her place of work (the newsstand at the corner of Norman Avenue) very seriously. This image comes courtesy of the camera of Jay Lombard of Dog Habitat. Great capture!

Closing on a related note, I would like to remind everyone that Dog Habitat’s upcoming fundraiser,  “Poker Unleashed”, is scheduled for this upcoming Sunday, April 11, 2010 starting 2:30 p.m. I have it on good intelligence there are still a few slots left. Those of you who are interested in participating should contact the guys (and gals) of Dog Habitat via email at: pokerunleashed (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Fan of Fanaberie

April 7, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

fanaberie

I have a confession to make: I do not like to shop. Among other things I rarely have money to outlay on such niceties as handbags, jewelry, etc., and what’s more, after dealing with shoppers several days a week I care not to join their ranks. However, I have been hearing a lot of buzz about this establishment and feel compelled to pass some of it along here. Monika writes:

Dear Miss Heather,

I haven’t seen any mention in your blog of Fanaberie (102-A Nassau Avenue between Leonard and Eckford).  It’s a new clothing/accessories store run by a LOVELY Polish woman.  I know you are interested in supporting local businesses and I thought you might want to check it out.  I just bought a fabulous bracelet for 20 bucks (!!) and a few weeks ago, found the “wallet of my dreams” (modern style, big but not too big, and non-leather!) for $25.  I think this place will appeal to both the Polish and non-Polish community (if only they give it a look).  Anyhow, I was so inspired after my visit there today that I wrote a review for Yelp…FYI — http://www.yelp.com/biz/fanaberie-brooklyn

This is a ringing endorsement if I have ever read one. Methinks I will have to bite the bullet and check this place out!

Fanaberie
102 Nassau Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Ash Street

April 7, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

Ash Street

Taken April 4, 2010.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: 74 Kent Street Raided?

74 Kent Street

Last night I received a number of emails regarding helicopter activity along the waterfront. I have a creeping suspicion the following email (from someone who wishes to remain anonymous) might have some thing to do with this. Anonymous writes:

…I know first hand that there was a DEA /SWAT team raid on the building last night.  There were several vans of fully armed and armored agents in addition to a handful of stereotypical nondescript white guy spooks.  Several people were arrested and the street between franklin and west was closed well into the early morning as they were seizing evidence from the building and using sledge hammers to do it… It’s truly strange days around here now.  Ms. Kim of the river barrel was a witness to some of this as well.  I’ll let you know more when I know more.

74 Kent Street is home to DL Laboratories: a business dealing which deals with caulks, sealants and other such stuff. I can hardly wait to hear what this is about. Sheesh…

Miss Heather

UPDATE, 11:43 p.m.: per the New York Post one of the purported ringleaders of this Quaalude ring is Thomas Fairley. It shouldn’t come as surprising news that he is the owner of 74 Kent Street. For more reading about the “big bust” in Greenpoint click here. Apparently a substance abuse counselor from our public school system has been arrested as well. Nice.

New York Shitty Day Ender: REVS

April 6, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

Taken April 5, 2010.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Shopping

April 6, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

P.S.: For those of you who are not in the know, this chap is one of Greenpoint’s more notable (and in my opinion: likable) citizens.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Franklin Street

Taken April 5, 2010.

Miss Heather

Has Anyone Seen Kitka?

There are no deets on this flier (which hails from Driggs Avenue and Diamond Street) as to whether this fetching feline is a lady or a lad. Nonetheless, you know the drill: if you have seen Kitka or know of his (or her) whereabouts contact his/her people at the above-listed telephone numbers. Thanks!

Miss Heather

UPDATE: It has been brought to my attention (see comments) that Miss Kitka is an alias for Cat Woman. I have confirmed this. However, the best Cat Woman ever will always be Eartha Kitt. PAWS DOWN!