From The New York Shitty Photo Pool

January 12, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

snowyardrowan

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!

Miss Heather

Goodbye Jack O’Neill’s, Hello Shayz Lounge

January 12, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

jackieo

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.

shayz

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.

Shayz Lounge
130 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222
OPENING DATE: January 17, 2008

Miss Heather

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.

forrent

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: Snow

January 12, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Today I am going to kick things off with a few photographs I took of this weekend’s snowstorm. Enjoy!

redtrucksmall

From North 14th Street.

walkinginthesnownys

From Wythe Avenue.

truckonbankernys

From Banker Street.

snowbikenys

From Franklin Street.

Miss Heather

Boobification Photo Du Jour: Racked At The Gutter

January 11, 2009 ·
Filed under: Boobification, Williamsburg 

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”.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Happy Ending

January 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

This textbook example of Greenpoint driving comes courtesy of Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

P.S.: As of January 11, 2008 the fender is still there.

Fillmore Place, Revisited

January 10, 2009 ·
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.

In other words: I’ll believe it when I see it. Actions speak louder than words. Especially when one lives in an area where a number of noteworthy buildings have been needlessly and careless razed.

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:

Fillmore Place Starts Landmarking Process

Click on the above link and see for yourself. Reading is believing.

Miss Heather

Reader Question Du Jour: Casa Mon Amour

January 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

After announcing earlier this week that Casa Mon Amour was going out of business I received the following question from a reader named Rowan:

…any idea what Beatrice will do next?

Well as it would happen a gentleman named Tony was kind enough to share the scoop with yours truly. I will in turn pass it along to you:

I just had a smoke with Beatrice from Casa Mon Amour. As you know the restaurant is closed down now. She wants to spread the word that she is selling anything and everything now and will be around all day Saturday (1/10) for a CMA indoor yard sale. Like I said on the post, a big bummer. Beatrice said that she will be having a few private parties for the immediate future but no plans for any further restaurant business.

Those of you who are interested in (what I would surmise will be) a sale of restaurant fixtures might want to brave the inclement weather and make your way down to Casa Mon Amour tomorrow, January 10th. I also have word that the restaurant itself is for sale and she has had at least one “nibble”.

Casa Mon Amour
162 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

In other restaurant related news…

What (somewhat) recently vacated restaurant space appears to not only have a taker also has an application for a liquor license pending with Community Board 1… along with a few summonses from the Department of Buildings? For the reveal click here.

Miss Heather

A Black Rabbit Birthday!

January 9, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Those of you who are planning on hitting the local watering holes this evening may wish to swing by the Black Rabbit. Why, you ask? Well aside from serving up tasty drinks (such as the Key Lime depicted above) today, January 9th, happens to be the birthday of Kent’s (the owner’s) wife, Ann. Those of you who have met her (as I have) can attest to how funny and friendly this lovely lady is. Besides, we winter babies have to stick together.

Give her your regards!

The Black Rabbit
91 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

While you’re there be sure to congratule them on becoming the parents of a lovely baby daughter!

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: Empty Cages Collective Adoption Event

January 9, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

All you bone fide and aspiring cat lovers out take note: tomorrow, January 10th, Empty Cages Collective will be having an adoption event at P.S. 9 Pet Supply in Williamsburg. Why not brave the snow and kick off the new year with a fuzzy new friend?

ADOPT (at P.S. 9 Pet Supplies)
169 North 9th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

You can also see the fur kids of Empty Cages online at their Petfinder page.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Closing Time

January 9, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

From Franklin Street.

Miss Heather