Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: A Query

June 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I happened upon a number of these fliers while walking down Manhattan Avenue this morning. I must have encountered at least eight between Huron and India Street alone. Clearly this person is annoyed. Believe you me yours truly feels his (or her pain); several years ago I had the misfortune of having a neighbor who was seemingly unaware that smoke detectors require batteries in order to function simply jettison it out the window in a fit of pique. As a result we had to listen to its dulcet mating call for 24 hours straight. This made me very unhappy.

The good news is methinks I have located the source of this sound! Last night as the Mister and I were walking down Manhattan Avenue we were rather mystified by a strange beeping sound originating from the pay phones located in front of Ott Restaurant. Feeling cheeky, I answered both pay phones with an enthusiastic:

Dobranoc!*

I was met with silence— and the beeping kept right on going! If the author of the above missives is reading this methinks this is where you’ll find your culprit. Good luck!

Miss Heather

*This means “Good Night” in Polish.

Williamsburg Street Art du Jour: Future Cop

June 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Bedford Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Pay Phone du Jour: Monologue Machine

June 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens 

From Court Square.

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photo du Jour: Whiskers

From the Queens-bound platform at Metropolitan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Boot

June 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From North 7 Street.

Miss Heather

Now For Sale At Eastern District: Sol Sauce

June 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Last week yours truly had a journey of discovery. This culminated in the above product, Sol Sauce, being stocked at our very own Eastern District. It all started when I first beheld this product at the Beaner Bar. Being a person whose culinary life basically revolves around the acquisition and consumption of Mexican foodstuffs I was intrigued. So I purchased it.

Unlike a number a sauces gracing my designated “salsa shelf” in the refrigerator this one was summarily devoured in two weeks. I headed back to the Beaner Bar to acquire another one only to discover they were out! Needless to say I got online immediately so as to learn how I could procure more without actually having to go to Astoria (where this product is produced and which is no longer “serviced” by the Crosstown Local).

Long story made very short I learned that I not only knew the two women behind this endeavor (one of them, Rosie, actually curated a show of my photography last year at Creek & Cave) but they were friends of mine. I fired off a quick note to them via Facebook. Shortly thereafter I learned that she had in fact shopped this product at our very Eastern District. That’s when I took action and, well, I will let Rosie tell you the rest!

Just wanted to let you know . . .

We only had two bottles of Sol Sauce at the Beaner Bar. Since my brother is their neighbor and good friend, we decided to try doing a bit of consignment with them.

The first bottle – GOT STOLEN.

And you (of all people) bought the 2nd one.

Also, when we dropped off the case to Eastern District today we mentioned we heard you came in. Chris proceeded to let us know you came in with a completely empty bottle “empty, like you somehow got your tongue to reach all the way into the bottom of the bottle to clean out every last drop”.

Glad you like it!

Alas, I do not have such Gene Simmons-like talents (I merely added water to the remains of the bottle so as to get every last drop of the stuff). If I did I have little doubt I would have had some very interesting career prospects back in the day. In any case, Sol Sauce really is that good. It sports a pretty heady cocktail of peppery goodness including, but not limited to: chipoltes, New Mexico reds, arbols and habaneros. Give it a try!

Sol Sauce
$7.25 per bottle
Eastern District
1053 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

I also have word that Kill Devil Hill is selling this product as well!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Manhattan Avenue

June 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken May 31, 2011.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Pomoz!!!

June 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Some of you on the north end of Greenpoint might have noticed this sign (which is prominently placed on the front door of T & N Wine & Liquor). The imagery pretty much speaks for itself. What I was curious about (not being very proficient in Polish) was the text. Was this a flier admonishing folks about the dangers of public intoxication? Believe it or not the thought had crossed my mind. Knowing the cranktabulous owner of this establishment, Chris, rather well I really should have known better.

Last night my curiousity finally got the better of me and I asked him what gives. Follows was his (very general) translation):

HELP!!!
For every one of these fliers posted Mietek gets a bottle of lowest quality wine.
Show that you care.
Do not let this man get sober!!!

So there have you.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: River Street

June 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

River Street

Taken by Jonathan Percy.

Miss Heather