This image fails from Maria Hernandez Park and comes courtesy of Carnade. On that note, I am giving myself the day off to have a little fun of my own!
From Manhattan Avenue.
I encountered this winsome chap today while I was out and about. His person, a very nice lady whose name I did not get, assured me tongue dangling is Cody’s M.O. She then quipped to her male companion that perhaps he’d get more women if he walked down the street with his tongue hanging out. Who knows— it might be worth a try!
P.S.: This post goes out to Ma and Pa Heather. Today they had to put their beloved Tortie, Matisse, to sleep. She was a pip, that cat. She will be missed.
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Here’s another delightful light drawing from the McCarren Park pool courtesy of Justin Mair.
From Roebling Street.
Polishing off my selections from East Harlem I present you with this item which was the source of considerable debate between yours truly and the Mister. He said he thought it was advertising a product to help you beat urinalysis. I countered that it was shilling a laxative. Or at least that’s what I hope it is for. A cursory search of Herbal Clean’s web site does nothing to clear up this mystery. However, Herbal Clean offers an array of interesting products— including Emu Oil!
Some of you might recall I recently stated there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for Transmitter Park August 3rd. Well, dear readers, this morning I received confirmation! Note: the time has been set at noon, not 11:30 a.m. as I originally reported.
WNYC Transmitter Park Groundbreaking Ceremony
August 3, 2010 at noon
Greenpoint Avenue and (roughly) West Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222
In the meantime you can peruse the updated plans for Transmitter by clicking here.
I have a confession to make: both the Mister and myself were completely taken by surprise when we encountered this: a grand opening for the newest business to grace the Garden Spot, Loren. Here’s what I have found via the Interwebs about this establishment:
The options out there for denim are, to put it mildly, many. Endless cuts, colors, washes, selvages—the prospect of navigating it all is enough to keep you in your oldest pair forever. But at his new shop, LOREN, opening tomorrow in Greenpoint, LIPS jeans designer Loren Cronk has simplified the options and is offering them all at one denim-obsessed store. LOREN is the launching pad for Cronk’s three new brands—Soldier & Brave, Melody, and BLKSMTH—each of which comprises a limited number of styles, and together run the price gamut from cheap to expensive, the better to suit anyone and everyone…
Anyone out there have anything to add? If so please share via email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com or via comments. I’d love it hear it!
Many of the people reading this are probably aware that yours truly loves to read. In fact, it has become a bit of a problem: my house is overflowing with books! I am also a big fan of anything that benefits our local library. For these reasons (and more) I feel compelled to pass along that tomorrow, July 31st, Word Books will be having a book swap! Here’s the 411 per their web site:
Hey, we know you have too many books. It’s a common problem around these parts. But you still want more books. Because books are fantastic. And also you love libraries. Whatever can you do?
You can attend our first-ever book swap this Saturday, 7/31, from noon to 4pm!
As part of the Greenpoint Business Association’s Last Saturdays of Summer promotion, we’ll be hosting a book swap outside (if weather permits; if not, we’ll take it into our basement). Here’s the deal:
- Bring up to five books
- Take up to five books
- Leave a suggested donation of $1 per book
All donated money will go directly to the Greenpoint Public Library, the better to help them when the re-open after their renovations are complete.
So spread the word! Especially amongst your friends with great book collections. If this one goes well, we will definitely have more in the future.
July 31, 2010 Noon – 4:00 p.m.
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222
From North 8 Street.