Reader Tip Du Jour: Three Kings

(OR: King of Kings, King of Beers & King’s County)

Jay Lombard (of Dog Habitat) writes:

189 green St. Fire escape. Check out the aluminum tree. Gives new meaning to Christmas cheer.

Needless to say I had to investigate this matter immediately. Here’s what I found.


I realize the above image is a bit lacking in terms of quality so I will describe it to you. It is a Christmas tree lovingly erected in the honor of the King of Kings. It is constructed of 12 ounce cans of Budweiser (the King of Beers)  and topped with a bow. It is located at 189 Green Street; Greenpoint, Brooklyn U.S.A.: the County of Kings!  As a very kindly chap across the street noted as I was taking the above photographs:

Pretty cool, eh? She even taped it so it would not fall over!

An opus as this deserves recognition. I don’t care if Christmas is last week’s news. This is Greenpoint Glory at its very finest!

189 Green Street, I salute you!*

Miss Heather

*Chez Shitty is a Budweiser and Miller High Life household. Brooklyn Beer does not inhabit our fridge. The reasons for this are numerous, but I’ll tender two:

  1. The political leanings of Brooklyn Brewery’s owner, Steve Hindy. This gent is decidedly pro-Atlantic Yards.
  2. Most of “Brooklyn Beer” is not made in Brooklyn. It is made in Utica.

Mostly the first point.


5 Comments on Reader Tip Du Jour: Three Kings

  1. localperc on Sun, 3rd Jan 2010 2:45 am
  2. Didn’t know that about the Atlantic Yards support. I remember hearing that they were looking for land in Brooklyn, close to their former brewery on North 11th, to meet growing demand, but the land was too expensive. This was just as the condo boom was starting and the developers were bidding it all up. That might have been a rumor though. I did just have a pint of their lager at Brooklyn Bowl and it was perfectly fresh and delicious.

  3. missheather on Sun, 3rd Jan 2010 3:18 am
  4. Steve Hindy is in some part responsible for the condo-ization/luxurification of Williamsburg and now he is complaining about the aftermath. Hindy, a millionaire, gets a “Green Grant” of $800,000 while small businesses on Newtown Creek will have to rely on loans to help them remediate years upon years of abuse heaped upon their properties and our waterfront. What is wrong with this picture?

    Enjoy his beer. I will refrain. I’m certain Hindy will get a nice juicy franchise when the Nets arena is built. God only knows he has kissed enough ass.

    For further reading on this matter I recommend you read Atlantic Yards Report. They know their stuff!

  5. rheingold on Sun, 3rd Jan 2010 5:29 am
  6. Schaefer, at one time brewed at the site of that luxury condo tower complex on Kent Avenue is still available. To enjoy other late, lamented Brooklyn beers, you’ll need a time machine.

    Utica was a punch line on The Honeymooners, that most Bushwicky of sitcoms.

  7. rutila on Sun, 3rd Jan 2010 1:13 pm
  8. Chez Sherry is a Brooklyn-Brewery-free environment too, mostly because its beers suck.

  9. rowan on Thu, 7th Jan 2010 5:11 pm
  10. Chez Rowan’s mistress is belatedly disappointed because Brooklyn Pennant Ale is one of my favorites. But I will never touch Bud or Miller High Life. I am sorry.

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