Feel Good Greenpoint Moment Of The Day

June 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

I learned about this good natured bit of anonymous mischief from Emily Raw. She writes:

My next-door neighbor Tyler had hung some potted flowers from his air-conditioner cage, but they weren’t doing too well. Last night I guess someone on the neighborhood went on a rescue mission & replaced the dying live flowers with some very cheerful plastic ones from the fabulously ubiquitous Greenpoint dollar stores. Best street art ever!

I empathetically agree. This is what being Greenpointers is all about: giving each other a hand…

or if need be, a bouquet!

Miss Heather

Could It Be?

June 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

The police arrested an ex-con with a history of stabbing-while-biking in the weekend stabbing of a Queens woman walking in Long Island City. Police say Eli Granger stabbed a woman in the chest while riding on his bike. A tip to Crimestoppers led the police to Granger’s home at a Greenpoint “flophouse.”

- Gothamist

Looks like Greenpoint’s favorite hotel might have just added a little more value to New York City’s standard of living! I don’t know about you, but I can hardly wait until Max and his buddies open another establishment on Banker Street.

Miss Heather

Photo Credit: Gothamist

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Subway Love

June 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

From the Norman Avenue entrance of the Smith & 9th Street bound G train.

Miss Heather

Ginger Beer In Greenpoint!

June 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

After several trial runs the fabulous bartendrix at the Black Rabbit, Karin*, has found a recipe she likes. She is going to whip up a new batch this weekend and it should be ready for your delectation on Tuesday! I have been told by the owner free tastings will be in the offering.

What: Homemade Ginger Beer

When: Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Where: The Black Rabbit, 91 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11222

Why: Because real honest-to-god ginger beer is sheer bliss in the summer— especially when employed to make Dark and Stormies!

How: The G train, B43 or B61 to Greenpoint Avenue, the B48 to Manhattan Avenue

Check it out!

Miss Heather

*formerly of Rififi, currently of Little Branch

LOST CAT

June 24, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic 

Yeah today was supposed to be my day “off” but whenever I find lost pet fliers I make it a point to post them stat. If anyone has seen this handsome, nameless and (for the most part) toothless chap please contact his owner at the above telephone number.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Nassau Avenue

June 24, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

This is the ad hoc ashtray the powers that be have seen fit to place in front of this bar at the corner of Manhattan and Nassau Avenue.

Miss Heather

Meanpoint Photo du Jour: Noble Street

June 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Asshole, Greenpoint Magic 

Remember that standee of his girlfriend Olympia placed at the corner of Franklin Street and Noble Street for her birthday? Well, over the weekend it received a few modifications.

This is not witty. This is not funny. This is a heartless act of vandalism perpetrated by a person bereft of any sense of compassion whose self-esteem is derived by denigrating others. I have no doubt Olympia spent a lot of time working on this. It was very much a labor of love. How long did it take some anonymous asshole to destroy it? Probably five minutes. Way to go, jerkoff!

I have a better idea: why doesn’t the person who saw fit to vandalize this work of art go to hell?

Miss Heather

Something I Really Didn’t Need To Know

June 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Anyone who is married will tell you the institution is all about sharing. Sharing a home, sharing a life, sharing the stomach flu, and so forth. This mutually agreed upon bond also entails learning things about one’s partner you may very well prefer not to know. Case in point:

Miss Heather: She is a really beautiful woman. This is really saying something given she is green.
Mr. Heather: Green women can be sexy. Haven’t you ever seen that Star Trek episode?
(Miss Heather swivels around in her office chair, stares at Mr. Heather)
Miss Heather: You should be SO happy Overheard in New York won’t accept submissions from conversations you are involved in.

Yes, my husband is a colossal dork. MY DORK until death do us part. Lucky me.

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photo du Jour: Pug & Fug

June 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

I cannot honestly say I am a big fan of Tori Spelling (although to be fair she was good in House of Yes). Had it not been for her famous (and now, deceased) father she would not blight our television screens once a week. Everyone knows this— and in all probability she does too. The previous having been said even I have to admit this is a bit harsh.

Ouch.

Miss Heather

REMINDER: Dog Bowl 2008

June 22, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

This is just a quick reminder that tomorrow, June 23, 2008 is Dog Habitat’s fund raiser and silent auction at The Gutter. I have been told that there are still plenty of slots available for anyone who wants to bowl at 6:00 or 8:00 p.m. but the 7:00 slot is nearly full! For those of you who are not interested in bowling, the bar will be open to the public and a silent auction will be conducted. Among the items for the bidding are “a gift basket from Dean and Deluca, spa services, an iPod nano and a whole bunch of dog-related treats and services.”

Check it out!

Dog Bowl 2008
The Gutter
200 North 14th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Once again, interested registrants should contact the organizers online via Dog Habitat’s web site and by calling or swinging by District Dog. Individuals are requested to pay $30.00, a team of two will set you back $50.00 (that’s $25,00 a person!). Also be sure to indicate which time slot you want: 6:00 – 7:00, 7:00 – 8:00 or 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Miss Heather