TODAY: Dalaga’s Valentines Day Sale Begins!

February 7, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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As it would happen I swung by Dalaga yesterday. They have a lot of lovely and affordable items in stock for him and her.

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Except of course for the above black frock in a size small: I purchased the last one! Be advised they still have plenty of sizes still available in white. It’s a very cute dress and at $66.00 the price can’t be beat! Be sure to check out their BYBOE heart necklaces while you’re there as well.

Valentine’s Day Sale
February 7 – 14
Dalaga
150 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

(718) 389-4049
HOURS: 12:00  – 9:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday, 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sundays

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool

February 7, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Today I have decided to kick off the weekend with a few selections from my photo pool. Enjoy!

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Almost at the end of the G line by Gubatron.

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McCarren Park by algul.siento.

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A lost glove on Lorimer Street by Caryn Rose.

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The Greenpoint Savings Bank in beautiful black and white by mugsniffer.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Video Du Jour: Sherlock Holmes

February 7, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

It is an excruciatingly rare occasion that my boss Larry and I will exchange meaningful “WTF” glances with each other when a customer enters the store. And when we do it usually means one of two things:

  1. The person in question has shit his (or her) pants.
  2. The person in question is certifiably insane.

As of yesterday afternoon now I can include a third reason: the person in question is old enough to be my father and is wearing a Sherlock Holmes hat with neon green glasses.

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When this dude came through the door I knew it was going to be interesting. It most certainly was. What started it all was when I asked Larry who the sweet little old lady* was who left the store because “she was so cute I just wanted to pick her up and keep her in my pocket.”

Upon hearing this “Sherlock” chimed in:

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Don’t you want to keep me in your pocket?

After giving this some thought I said “Sure, why not?” and took the above photograph. The manifold ways in which this man was fascinating are simply too many to recount here. Follows is snippet of conversation following “Sherlock’s” refusal to pay $5.00 for a beaten up conch shell. Enjoy!

New to the neighborhood or just visiting? I can only hope it is the former. This man should have his own t.v. show.

Miss Heather

*And by “little” I mean at staturesque height of  5’2″ I towered above her.

North Brooklyn Photo Du Jour: Miss Williamsburg

February 7, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

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From Kent Avenue.

Miss Heather

STOOP SALE ALERT: 131 Kent Street

February 6, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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I spied a woman posting these fliers this afternoon and figured why not pass it along? It has been my experience that the stoop (or in this case tag) sales on Kent Street have pretty good pickings. So if you’re in the market for furniture, paintings or “good misc.” (presumably on the cheap) check this one out!

Tag Sale
Saturday, February 7 & Sunday, February 8, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
131 Kent Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Riddle Of The Day

February 6, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Jay Lombard of Dog Habitat asks:

When is a square not a square?

Answer: when it’s in Greenpoint!

The sports bar that was located at 1 Bedford Ave has been given a makeover and a new name: Greenpoint Square. I didn’t have a chance to take a photo of it this morning. The windows were covered so I couldn’t tell how close they are to opening (another) bar in GP. I was laughing at the name because Greenpoint’s ‘flatiron’ building is anything but square!

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Well, I swung by today to give this place a look-see. Not only were these guys gracious enough to tell me their planned opening date (next Friday, February 12) but they also let me inside to take a couple photographs!

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Will these guys make their self-imposed deadline of one week? I’m not terribly sure. Nonetheless they are doing some very lovely work on the space I am very eager to see the finished product!

Greenpoint Square
1 Bedford Avenue (Greenpoint’s “Flatiron Building”)
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Proposed Opening Date: Friday, February 12, 2009

Miss Heather

Bushwick Photo Du Jour: T.V. Set

February 6, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

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How I could have overlooked this in the light of Lux Interior’s untimely passing is beyond me. The previous having been said, this soon-to-be antiquated set of bunny ears hails from Boerum Street.

Miss Heather

North Brooklyn Street Art Du Jour: Holy Trinity

February 6, 2009 ·
Filed under: Street Art, Williamsburg 

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From North 6th Street.

Miss Heather

Cookie Road Update

February 6, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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Not too much to report here save I spoke to the owner of the store (whose incredibly adorable pup, Lola, can be seen above). She putting the final touches on the place and is awaiting another battery of inspections by the city. If all goes well Cookie Road should be open for business next month! As I have mentioned before, my dentist’s husband attended their evening of free tastings several months back. His review was glowing. Whether or not this is due to the quality of the product or is part of some vast conspiracy to drum up more fillings remains to be seen tasted.*

Cookie Road
97 Oak Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

*This is a joke.

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Street Skates

February 6, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

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From the intersection of River Street and Metropolitan Avenue.

Miss Heather