From McGuinness Boulevard.
The Salvation Army on Manhattan Avenue is sporting quite a noteworthy assortment of holiday decor today. Best to get down there while supplies last!
The one thing I am going to miss now that the real estate boom is over is the mind-bogglingly bad locations being shilled as quite “livable” by developers. Let’s take the L Haus, for example.
Nestled next to Brooklyn’s Eighth Wonder Of The World (that being the Pulaski Bridge) this phlegm-hued architectural marvel makes me think of many things. Livability is not one of them. But believe it or not I discovered recently locations can come worse. Where did I have this epiphany, you ask? Where else: Greenpoint. Albeit by a nose.
Behold 20 Division Place.
Located at the bucolic paradise that is the intersection of Division Place and Debevoise Avenue, this lot not only sits atop the Meeker Avenue plume, but it is also been approved by the Board Of Standards and Appeals (in their nothing less than Solomon-like wisdom) for six condominium units and four garages! I know you are all reaching for check books about now so I have been kind enough to share the scenic vistas which await the person lucky enough to call this Valhalla home.
Here’s Debevoise Avenue looking north.
Division Place facing east.
Debevoise Avenue facing south.
If you lived here these shoes could be yours!
And of course Division Place facing west. I am certain there’s a nice view of Manhattan to be had here if exercise enough imagination.
And while you’re there why not say hello to some of your new neighbors?
The folks in apartment two seem like normal enough folks to me.
I am pleased to announce that the minds behind Greenpoint’s favorite Halloween display are busy working their magic this holiday season. Here’s a sneak peek of what they are cooking up.
No Santa (or Mrs. Claus) yet but I am certain they will make an appearance in due time. Otherwise I’ll leave you with this jolly fat fella sporting the red suit from down the block.
Perhaps I have lived in Greenpoint too long but this guy looks a little soused.
Last night as the Mister and I were walking down Green Street we made an interesting discovery.
Christmas came early for one lucky house on Green Street.
True to form, some miscreant was thoughtful enough to remove the plastic from this mattress. Thus enabling some very special Santa’s helpers to spread their very special brand of holiday mirth to a household near you! I’m too sure who this item belonged to, but I have a recommendation as to what to give them for Christmas. It can be found on Amazon.
The Allerzip Waterproof Bed Bug Proof Zippered Bedding Encasement. Don’t believe me? Click here and see them for yourself. Curiously enough the manufacturer does not indicate whether this item is designed to keep these creepy crawlers inside or out. I suppose they’re leaving that up to the consumer. To close on a related note, bargain hunters should be advised there are no used models for sale at this time.
P.S.: While you’re shopping why not toss in a “Bugs In Bloom” bath accessory tumbler? It’s the least you can get for that special someone who has the gift that keeps on giving.
If your name happens to be Thomas I would stay away from this bodega on Humboldt Street if I were you. You may not make it back home!
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic
Now that the Mister has been kind enough to relinquish the computer (he was home sick today) I will hit you up with today’s bit of holiday cheer from The Garden.
But if you want to see the real action, go inside. Alex writes:
i walked into the garden today for lunch and saw this holiday decoration getup… if you haven’t seen in person, i strongly recommend you stop by…however, since i get all my gp news from you, i am guessing that i am no.78 in sending you this hot tip.
Actually he was the first. Although I am fairly certain this decor was used last year it doesn’t make it any less disturbing. If you harbor an irrational fear of elves, gnomes, dwarves, little people in general or are on psychotropic drugs, DO NOT click the above link.
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic
From Van Dam Street.
and headed towards Driggs Avenue as of 1:30 this afternoon, representatives for IDT Energy are still spreading their holiday cheer scam across the Garden Spot.
Upon noticing the clipboards I had my suspicions. When I saw their I.D. holders emblazoned with the “IDT Energy” logo they were confirmed. For more information about what IDT Energy is up to check out this post on the Gowanus Lounge or check out this flier the one man* army over at Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Heights has created to make people aware of what these miscreants are up to. And while you’re at it, why not rattle off a concerned email to a few of your elected officials (see end of post)?
I have… and so should you.
*Who rocks despite the fact he went to J.J. Pierce. (Inside joke)
From Manhattan Avenue.