From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Spring?

March 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Sinboy

March 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Dobbin Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Hippity Hoppity

March 29, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Franklin Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: REVS

March 29, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

Taken March 29, 2010.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Ellis G.

March 29, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Leonard Street.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Furniture Du Jour: Metropolitan Avenue

March 29, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

New York, New York by Good Ol’ Blue Eyes

Williamsburg, Brooklyn; New York

A city that never sleeps?!? I beg to differ. If north Brooklyn is any indication they’re sleeping all over the damned place. I christen this arrangement (a chaise lounge replete with pillow and comforter) the Metroproletariat Hostel.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: More Phree Agentz

March 29, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Metropolitan Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Fat Cap

March 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From North 7 Street.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Bar At 200 Franklin?

March 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

M writes:

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Miss Heather

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.

Spotted On Metropolitan Avenue: Yola’s Times Two

March 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

It looks like Yola’s is getting a little— no, make that A LOTbigger!

Miss Heather