Coming To Franklin Street: Pentatonic

March 23, 2009 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


Some of you might have noticed activity at the long vacant storefront at 139 Franklin Street last weekend. Well as luck would have it I know a couple of the guys involved in the new business that will call this space its home: Kerry Bomb (of the U.S. Bombs and Bad Luck Charms) and Seth Founds (of the Long Fellows). They were nice enough to take time from prepping the shop to give me the scoop.


The store will called Pentatonic and as and the name indicates its merchandise will primarily consist of musical equipment such as guitars, drums, amps, keyboards and the like.


Customers will be more than welcome to test out the merchandise before buying. A special “isolation booth” will be located in this corner for just this purpose.

thumbnailThis is not to suggest that Pentatonic will be of exclusive interest to musicians. They also plan to carry a selection vintage and new clothing; jewelry, compact discs and LPs with a distinct rock and roll flavor. Crafters take note: per Kerry, Pentatonic is interested is carrying merchandise on consignment. No details on exactly how this is going to work, but when I get them I will pass them along here on New York Shitty. As for an opening date, Seth told me they are aiming for April 15- 20th.  That’s less than a month away!

To close on a completely non-musical note, I would be remiss if I didn’t make a mention of the bathroom at this establishment.


Not only is it appointed with this elegant cantilevered commode…


but it may very well be the only loo in all of Greenpoint whose light fixtures sport dimmers so you can have a little mood lighting with your crap. Genius!


Curiously enough it also comes equipped with a shower. Kerry quipped that they were going charge $3.00 per wash. Given that some folks in the Astral haven’t had hot water in roughly two days he might have more takers than he bargained for.

139 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

OPENING DATE: t.b.a. (probably mid-April)

Miss Heather


5 Comments on Coming To Franklin Street: Pentatonic

  1. rowan on Mon, 23rd Mar 2009 2:25 pm
  2. hot water was back on this morning. let’s see what happens later on tonight.

  3. missheather on Mon, 23rd Mar 2009 2:28 pm
  4. So how long were you without it— about two days, right? *shudder*

  5. rowan on Mon, 23rd Mar 2009 4:40 pm
  6. yep. cold showers, baby. they suck but i wanted to be clean.

  7. al oof on Tue, 24th Mar 2009 6:14 pm
  8. that is a suhweet bathroom. i wanted to write a guide to north brooklyn public bathrooms but i am lazy.

  9. missheather on Tue, 24th Mar 2009 6:22 pm
  10. This here crapper should be in Architectural Digest! That’s all I’m saying.

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