It would appear that erecting a manger is so prohibitively expensive in Greenpoint nowadays it necessitates selling air rights for high rises. I wonder if former city councilman, failed pretender to the Brooklyn Boro Presidency, Libertarian, despoiler of north Brooklyn and all-round real estate whiz lobbyist, Ken Fisher, is behind this arrangement? If it worked for Ismael Leyva, surely we can spare a little FAR Jesus of Nazareth!
Filed under: Area 51
From Smith Street.
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic
From Hausman Street.
Smith – 9th Bound Platform at Fulton Street
Queens-bound platform at Greenpoint Avenue
From Debevoise Avenue.
While this newest addition to the Garden Spot of The Universe isn’t entirely new, I have been meaning to give it a mention on New York Shitty. Today, dear readers, is that day.
Here are the deets: Yes Gallery is located in the basement of 147 India Street between Manhattan Avenue and beautiful McGuinness Boulevard. They opened late October with a group which, quite frankly, I’m pretty disappointed I missed. It looked fantastic. Anyhoo, I was lucky enough to see their second show, have a quick chat with their proprietress and meet her French Bulldog Cobra (who, if you’re wondering, is a SHE).
Here’s a sneak peek at the interior of this establishment.
While difficult to capture on camera, it is a lovely space. What’s more, the show they currently have up is pretty spiffy to boot! I for one really like this painting of a primeval couch. Those of you who have the time really should give this show a look-see. It closes on December 15, 2008.
In other news (of particular interest folks staying in New York City this holiday season and last minute shoppers alike) I have been told their next show will feature 100 8″x10″ photographs by 100 different artists for sale at the (very) reasonable price) of $99.00 a pop. The opening is scheduled for December 21, 2008. I will publish more details here as I learn them.
Yesterday we visited our friends over on Humboldt Street. Today I thought it only appropriate to see how the competition is doing over on Russell.
It would appear that (unlike Halloween) 97 Russell Street has a commanding lead. Here are a few highlights.
I have a confession to make: these carolers sort of give me the creeps.
However, I do like these angels.
The same goes for these snowmen.
Especially this one which bears an uncanny resemblance to Winston Churchill.
Naturally a nativity is present…
and not even the windows have been left untouched. Thus far this is the finest Christmas display I have seen this year. Therefore, I give 97 Russell Street two enthusiastic thumbs up!
Filed under: Williamsburg
The older readers among you might remember this little guy. I found him hanging out with a few friends knocking back a few brewskis in front of 1000 Manhattan Avenue (Greenpoint’s gift which has mercifully since quit giving) one Saturday afternoon back in 2007.
Well, this week I discovered (while researching this post) that this fella was not the first such animal to call north Brooklyn his home. Apparently his brethren were quite fancied by the local populace at the turn of the century. Enough so that even one of our fire houses had a goat as a pet. We can only hope the fate that awaited our little Greenpointer was better than what awaited his predecessor in this article from the April 15, 1895 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Enjoy!
He became very ill and hid himself in the darkest corner of the cellar.
This reminds me of how I felt after my high school English teacher made us read Sylvia Plath. Ugh.
As you can see the marquee says nothing about massages. I can only hope this is an oversight on their part.