From Banker Street.
Filed under: Area 51
From Leonard Street.
First it was a bar, then it was an apartment, now 1030 1088 Manhattan Avenue is going to be…
a laundromat! This might not strike some of you as being “front page news” (it isn’t). But given there are only two laundromats north of Green Street, I suspect this will be very welcome news to my fellow north ‘Pointers.
P.S.: While I was in the area I grabbed a shot of the space slated to become Milk & Roses.
K (who sent the above photo) writes:
Hi Miss Heather,
First off, thank you for your blog — i visit it daily and heart it SO much! I wanted to send you a pic of the toxic construction site on N11 and Bedford – specifically how precarious the sidewalk structure is. I work in a building that looks onto the site and have watched the construction/non-construction go on for what – almost a year now. In any case, a couple weeks ago I was walking on the sidewalk across from Turkey’s Nest and saw that the corner of the sidewalk had essentially fallen in. The resolution to the ‘hole’ was to just fill it up with concrete (geniuses!) and not actually consider the lack of foundation this sidewalk currently has. So, I thought – this is when I will finally make the move and take a picture of what is actually going on on the other side of the blue wall we all see on Bedford. The image is attached to this email – you will see that we are all walking on a falling wall of foundation that is being held up(?!) by metal columns…
If you’d like, I can continue to send you the slow moving construction as I have a perfect bird’s eye view.
As you can imagine, I took up K on her generous offer and I look forward to her bird’s eye view of this unfolding train wreck. In the meantime, you might want to watch where you step Williamsburgers!
P.S.: Here’s a nice big shot of this wading pool provided by another reader, Langer!
From Leonard Street.
From Franklin Street.
From Metropolitan Avenue.
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
Following up on the success of February’s event in East Williamsburg, Roommates Wanted be hosting another event at Williamsburg’s Alligator Lounge this upcoming Sunday, April 4, starting at 7:00 p.m. As always this event is free, drink specials are in the offing and of course there will be pizza. If you are in search of a roommate this is an excellent opportunity. Check it out!
Roommates Wanted Mixer
April 4, 2010 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
600 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Those who are interested in learning more about this event should check out Roommates Wanted’s web site.
P.S.: If you want to see something, um, interesting run an image search for “Burt and Ernie” on Google. CAVEAT: images #7 and #16 of the results are VERY NSFW.