Go Go Greenpoint!

February 26, 2008 by
Filed under: Crazy People, Greenpoint Magic 

As I was coming home from doing a little grocery shopping this morning I picked up a copy of the Greenpoint Courier. Boy, am I glad I did. Not only did our former porter make it to the paper, but he got top billing to boot!

Greenpoint Courier, 2/22/08

In the crime blotter, that is. Current and soon-to-be Green Street residents (you hear me out there, 110 Green?) will be pleased to know that Mr. Castano (presumably sans the aforementioned alleged “metal object”) is out of the hoosegow and has resumed loitering at the above-mentioned intersection.

It just goes to show that Greenpoint is indeed gentrifying at an alarming rate: just a few years ago we could only afford to punch people with empty fists.

Miss Heather

P.S.: A New York Shitty reader and commenter, Donjii, just brought this gem from Metro New York to my attention.

Burning incense was singeing the bedsheets, he said. “There was feces all over him, and he started fighting me”

You can always count on the good ol’ Greenpoint Hotel to keep it real in the Garden Spot!

Comments

3 Comments on Go Go Greenpoint!

  1. donjii on Tue, 26th Feb 2008 11:44 am
  2. Have you seen this?
    http://ny.metro.us/metro/local/article/Troubled_man_injures_cop_in_Greenpoint/11864.html
    Will they ever close down this place?

  3. missheather on Tue, 26th Feb 2008 11:50 am
  4. I’m guessing the answer is not anytime soon. The person who owns that building has a lot of money and influence. Believe it or not, he’s building a rather large condominium down in South Brooklyn. If my memory serves me correctly it is in South Slope/Gowanus.

  5. pablitostar on Tue, 26th Feb 2008 8:04 pm
  6. I think the greenpoint hotel will be the last vestige after gentrification is complete. Hell, even people with urine and feces spread all over them need a place to sleep. Oh, and it’s drug free, so don’t even bother…

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