I stumbled upon this storefront today as I was running errands. I didn’t have time to pop in— but then again I really didn’t have the need: I do not collect LPs. However, I know a number people reading this do and would undoubtedly find what Co-Op 87 offers of interest. Per the sandwich board in front, this establishment feaures records from Kemado, Mexican Summer, Captured Tracks, Sacred Blues and Minimal Wave; and specializes in “limited edition” and “exclusive vinyl”. Those of you who are attending tomorrow’s Record Riot may very be behooved to swing by and give this place a look-see. Not only is Co-Op 87 a mere ten minute walk from the Warsaw, but I am damned curious to hear more about this, Greenpoint’s newest business!
Swing by, check it out and let me know what you think!
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As coincidence would have it I found a also found the latter most in my inbox when I arrived home. Ed writes:
Hey Miss Heather,
Longtime reader here. Keep up the good work. Found some hipsters hard at work and they made this fella. People think he looks Polish. Hope the creators read your blog to get credit for this.
You and me both, Ed. It is quite the masterpiece!
Taken February 27, 2010.
This handsome chap comes courtesy of lady_rachel and hails from, appropriately enough, Norman Avenue. For those of you who are not in the know Norman Avenue was named after the founding father of Greenpoint: one Dirck Volckerstzen. Better known as “Dirck the Norman“— who was undoubtedly all too familiar with the fluffy stuff which is currently proliferating in our fair ‘burgh.
It should also be noted (because I am a history dork/Greenpoint geek) there was once a place called Norman’s Kill. Don’t take my word for it. Here’s a snippet from an article from the March 11 1888 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. NOTE: “E.D.” means Eastern District which encompasses what we now know as Williamsburg, Bushwick and Greenpoint.
Negotiating the streets might have been a slog for us bipeds today, but as you can see the seagulls of Huron Street took the snow in stride— in a manner of speaking. As a matter of fact, I’d go so far as to day they were having a grand time!
And on that note, dear readers, I am calling it an early day. A nice hot bath and an evening of relaxation beckons!
As promised, here is a mini slide show of highlights from my walk around north Greenpoint this morning. Enjoy!
And on that note, dear readers, I am off to prepare a little wintertime stew! You can view more nifty images of snow white Greenpoint by checking out the New York Shitty photo pool.
This lovely image comes courtesy Jason Peragallo. Great capture!
P.S.: I took a little sojourn around Greenpoint north. You can look forward to a mini slide show in a bit. Stay tuned!
From North Henry Street.
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From Manhattan Avenue.
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Yesterday afternoon my buddy from the Newtown Pentacle and I sojourned to St. Cecilia’s Auditorium for the Kosciuszko Bridge Project Open House. While hardly standing room only, the peeps behind the presentation were pleasantly surprised by the turn-out. I suspect word about the blue chip refreshments (which included coffee, tea, cream, milk, zero fat milk, water and soda; cookies and crackers with an assortment of cheese) might have had something to do with this. But who’s to say for certain?
In any case, I filmed the proceedings for your entertainment and edification. Mostly the latter. This material might strike many of you as being boring (for the most part, it is) but if you reside in this southern Greenpoint or western Queens you should view this footage. How this projects proceeds (or not) will effect our community for a long time to come.
PART I: The process/research leading up to this project & how the bridge will be constructed
PART II: Property acquisition & park space (including a kayak launch on Newtown Creek!)
PART III: A run-down of the four bridge types under consideration
PART IV: End of Presentation, the Q & A session begins
PART V: A Lombardy Street resident asks some very compelling questions
PART VI: An Apollo Street resident speaks and the meeting concludes
I suppose some of you are probably wondering which design I voted for. Here you go.
The rationale for my decision was (more or less) as follows:
1. I found it visually compelling and felt it juxtapose nicely with the Manhattan skyline.
2. This design leaves more open space under the bridge. Given how oppressive this area is currently I believe this to be a big plus.
3. It embraces/showcases the Shit Tits rather nicely!