Greenpoint Lost & Found

February 27, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady 

As I was knocking about the Garden Spot today I found two fliers regarding lost and found pets. I am going to pass them along here— along with a few notes.

I stumbled upon this flier for a found pup (Bichon Frise? Maltese?) on Noble between Franklin and Lorimer Street. No details are given other than he (or she) was found on Lorimer Street. If this is your dog or you know to whom he (she?) belongs please contact the 94th Precinct at the above-listed telephone number.

I found this flier at 87 Dobbin Street. Once again no details are given. However, if you have happened upon a kitten resembling the one depicted in the above photograph around the intersection of Dobbin Street and Norman Avenue, chances are pretty good it is this guy (or girl). I suppose it goes without saying— but I am going to say it anyway: if you have seen the above kitty or know of his/her whereabouts please call his (or her) people at the above telephone number. Thanks!

Miss Heather

New & Noteworthy: CO-OP 87

February 27, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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!

Co-Op 87
87 Guernsey Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Swing by, check it out and let me know what you think!

Miss Heather

Greenburg Photos Du Jour: More Snow Creature Selections

Noble Street

Banker Street


McCarren Park






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!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: The Snowmen of Huron Street

February 27, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken February 27, 2010.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: The Norman Snowman

February 27, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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.

You can continue reading this (lengthy— but interesting) tome by clicking here. Otherwise, if you’re curious about Het Dorp, click here.

Enjoy!

Miss Heather

LAST GASP: From The New York Shitty Photo Pool

February 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City 

Okay, I said I was signing off earlier. Then I saw this lovely photo by the incredibly talented (and it should be noted, fellow Greenpointer) Victoria Belanger. Not only does this image hail from one of my favorite non-Brooklyn places (Chinatown) but it showcases one of favorite storefronts EVER: Nam Wah Tea Parlor on Doyers Street! Needless to say I had to share it STAT.

See y’all tomorrow.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: The Seagulls of Huron Street

February 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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!

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Never Scared

February 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Skillman Avenue.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Slide Show Du Jour: Blizzard 2010

February 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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.

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: McGolrick Park

February 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This lovely image comes courtesy Jason Peragallo. Great capture!

Miss Heather

P.S.: I took a little sojourn around Greenpoint north. You can look forward to a mini slide show in a bit. Stay tuned!