Great Moments in Aluminum Siding, Volume XVII

July 28, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Vinyl Siding 

Last week, dear readers, we learned about the sub-neighborhoods of Greenpoint. Our fair burgh’s affection for siding has at last been duly noted for posterity (my only hope is Very Small Array will make t-shirts). Not only do a great many people know about the quantity and quality of siding to be found here in the Garden Spot of the Universe, but there are some who actively seek it out! Siding connoisseurs, if you will. What’s more, they’re damned choosy. As I learned today.

I was walking down Calyer Street when I noticed a gaggle of smartly dressed folks bearing clipboards and file folders. Thinking that they were Realtors or speculators I tagged along behind them. They weren’t: they were siding specialists!

Man (pointing to the entrance of a house on Calyer Street): Is this the right period?
Woman: Could be. (All stop to examine said domicile)

It was at this point my curiosity got the better of me. I fancy myself as an ambassador of sorts for our fine neighborhood. What’s more, I am not shy about striking up conversations with total strangers. Especially if they happen to be brandishing clip boards.

Miss Heather: Excuse me, are you scouting locations or something?
Woman: Yes.
Miss Heather: I take it you are looking for vinyl siding.
Woman (pointing to aforementioned edifice): Well, actually this one is aluminum.
Miss Heather: Don’t worry, we have plenty of both around here. Good luck!
Woman: Thanks.

And on that note I left them to their building of choice.

Calyer’s ready for her close-up Mr. DeMille!

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Summer Love

July 28, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

From Bedford Avenue.

Miss Heather

Meet Kia

July 28, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

I can be yours to love and ride all night long for only $75.00. I need new tubes, other than that I’m puuurfect.

XOXO

Kia

Anyone interested in taking Kia home tonight should direct his/her inquiries to Kill Devil Hill.

Kill Devil Hill
170 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Happy riding!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Dupont Street

July 28, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

I offer this, dear readers, for your Monday morning commute delectation. No matter how shitty your job may be, you can take solace that there is always something worse.

Miss Heather

Have You Seen This Charcoal Grill?

July 27, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

I can’t imagine what kind of jerk would steal a barbecue grill but clearly such a person exists, hence the above flier (which I found on Greenpoint Avenue). If you have seen this barbecue grill (which, among other things, is massing a handle) please contact the rightful owner at the above telephone number. Thanks!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Dog Days & Cat Nappers

July 27, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

From Huron Street.

Miss Heather

Andromeda NYC

July 27, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Yes, yet another contender has thrown his/her ring into the tattoo ring in Greenpoint. This establishment’s name is Andromeda (which I would presume to be an offshoot of that Andromeda of Ab Fab fame) and its business hours are noon – 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, noon – 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Andromeda NYC
827 Noble Street (just off Manhattan Avenue)
Brooklyn, New York 11222

This development makes me wonder if tattoo parlors slated to become the next banks* here. Thoughts, anyone?

Miss Heather

*Yes, Thai restaurants have been supplanted by usury.

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Romanse

July 27, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

From South 5th Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: 696 Manhattan Avenue

July 26, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Queens 

Queens Crap writes:

Well, the main office is now toast and the Flushing Office is now a cheesy strip of stores. Maybe Miss Heather can clue us in to the fate of the Greenpoint Office…

I am pleased to report that the former site of the Greenpoint office of the Long Island Star-Journal is alive and well. What’s more, it’s thriving!

NAPOLEON RIDES AGAIN!!! Albeit at the behest of Dunne’s Polemost Liquors in Little Poland.

Miss Heather

Has Anyone Seen Colby?

July 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic 

Diana G (the woman who gave us the good news about Belvedere XL) writes:

A cat is lost on Guernsey near Meserole… The owner gave me a flier and she seemed quite upset about losing Colby so perhaps you can get the word out?

If any of you have seen Colby, please contact his person at either of the above telephone numbers.

Thanks!

Miss Heather