Filed under: Greenpoint Magic
Filed under: 11206, 11237, Asshole, Brooklyn, Bushwick, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn
From Central Avenue.
From Freeman Street.
From Johnson Avenue.
It has been a while since I have checked in on this, one of Greenpoint’s finest eccentrics. As a matter of fact it was almost a year ago to this day I saw this gent tidying up his yard (in sub-freezing weather) wearing nothing but a pair of tighty whities. This was a sight I assure you I will not soon forget. This photograph comes courtesy of Rowan5, who happens to have taken a number of very nice shots over the weekend. Check ‘em out!
As predicted Jack O’Neill’s has changed hands and as of last Saturday it has closed its doors. You can check out its newest incarnation January 17th when it reopens as the Shayz Lounge.
I suspect I speak for many when I say I hope the new owners are going to keep the Irish pub theme and not attempt to transform this establishment into something unduly “hip”. Given the name they have selected I am not terribly optimistic, but I suppose we all will just have to wait and see.
130 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222
OPENING DATE: January 17, 2008
P.S.: Speaking of “hip” those would-be entrepreneurs among you who happen to have some a lot of extra change laying around might be interested to know 259 Banker Street has officially hit the market.
Today I am going to kick things off with a few photographs I took of this weekend’s snowstorm. Enjoy!
From North 14th Street.
From Wythe Avenue.
From Banker Street.
From Franklin Street.
Yesterday a few of my friends and I whiled away the day bowling. We paid for two hours thinking (in our naivete) they’d let us finish the second round. They didn’t. They cut us off. Nonetheless before they tossed us out my buddy over at Bad Advice achieved her dream: cracking 100.
You’re a 300 (or whatever they consider to be a perfect score) in my book! As are the other wonderful Greenpoint, Williamsburg, “East” Williamsburg friends who ventured out to celebrate my birthday. Thank you!
Otherwise I saw fit to leave my calling card at the Gutter. I like to call it “Racked In Black”.
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic
This textbook example of Greenpoint driving comes courtesy of Manhattan Avenue.
P.S.: As of January 11, 2008 the fender is still there.
Filed under: Williamsburg
Shortly after writing this post I received an email from my buddy over at Brooklyn11211. In a nutshell this missive stated that this block was on the docket to become landmarked. At the time (and I mean no disrespect to my colleague when I write this) I thought to myself:
That’s fine and dandy. Let’s see if it really happens.
Well yesterday I received an email from the Waterfront Preservation Alliance of Greenpoint & Williamsburg. It was entitled “Fillmore Place Calendaring at Landmarks on Tuesday” and it read as follows:
Williamsburg is on its way to having its first Historic District:
Click on the above link and see for yourself. Reading is believing.