Morning Miss Heather,
I’ve been living in Greenpoint for the past 4 years now and follow your blog regularly. For the past year I’ve been giving away free sunflowers all over greenpoint, to young and old, greenpointer and new yorkers. I feel the greenpoint (especially) needs color and the perfect way to accomplish this is through sunflowers. I raise baby sunflowers from seeds and then give them away, in turn spreading the wealth of color. It’s time to go to the next level though. So, is there any kind of funding that the NY Parks dept can supply? If so, how could I propose a plan for funding…
I think this is a terrific endeavor, Matt. And while I do not know how one goes about securing funding for such projects, I know a number of people reading this blog do. If anyone has advice for Matt please tender them via comment or email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. I will gladly forward them. Otherwise you can read more about Matt’s project by clicking here.
Image Credit: Matt Barbieri
These blossoms hail from Oak Street and come courtesy of algul siento. Now if we have a little sunshine and some sixty degree weather (which is supposed to happen tomorrow) we’ll be all aces.
From Dobbin Street.
From Franklin Street.
Taken March 29, 2010.
From Leonard Street.
Hello Miss Heather,
I have a question I was hoping you might be able to help provide some insight on, seeing as you are generally my go to source for Greenpoint related news. I live on the corner of Franklin and Huron and for the past 2 years have learned to ignore the monstrosity being built down the block from me. However, I might have accidentally warmed up to it a little bit, if only because the construction workers were extremely polite and cordial-to the point where I actually looked forward to seeing them in the morning and evening as I went on my commute. Anyway, I’ve started to notice some activity in the ground floor store fronts and am curious as to what is going in. I didn’t see any signs posted that might provide answers, but in the store front right on the corner of Franklin and India I saw the potential for a coffee shop/restaurant. Mainly some chairs, maybe a fridge, a chalkboard menu with was I think was “English Breakfast” and reasonable prices. Is there any chance the Greenpoint Coffee House might have found a new home? Or am I just projecting my owns dreams and desires into this store front?
Here’s what I know:
- The last day the Greenpoint Coffee House was open there was a liquor license petition for a tavern serving “light fare” to be located this address.
- I have heard rumors— and that’s just what they are, rumors— that some folks from the Greenpoint Coffee House are behind this endeavor.
In any case, it certainly appears a bar will be taking this space. The buzz I have heard affirms this.
On a related note, you might be interested to know the Garden Spot Cafe (which will be taking over the Greenpoint Coffee House’s old space and is purported to open this spring) has applied for and been awarded a liquor license. In closing, I’s like to pass along this liquor license application I found while poking around Community Board 1’s web site:
Lest you are wondering where 1110 Manhattan Avenue is located, it is directly across the street from the place formerly known as the Greenpoint Hotel.
P.S.: Here’s one last piece of tantalizing neighborhood gossip.
It is rumored the people behind 7A are behind the restaurant slated to grace Casa Mon Amour’s old space at 162 Franklin Street.
Taken March 27, 2010.
From Polonia Book Store on Manhattan Avenue.
Filed under: 11211, 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Before I call it a day I want to pass along a couple of adoption events scheduled for tomorrow, March 28. Without further ado here they are in short order!
First up, Empty Cages Collective will be having an adoption event at NYC Pet starting at noon and running until 5:00 p.m.
Empty Cages Collective Cat & Kitten Adoption Event
March 28, 2010; 12:00 – 5:30 p.m.
241 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Secondly, the ladies of North Brooklyn Cats will be hosting at Muddy Paws starting at 2:00 p.m.
North Brooklyn Cats Adoption Event
March 28, 2010 starting at 2:00 p.m.
447 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Check ‘em out!
P.S.: The above black and white ball of cuteness are five kittens, “The Manhattan Specials”, which were recently rescued from the Center for Animal Care and Control by Lisacat.