Feel Good Greenpoint Moment Of The Day

June 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

I learned about this good natured bit of anonymous mischief from Emily Raw. She writes:

My next-door neighbor Tyler had hung some potted flowers from his air-conditioner cage, but they weren’t doing too well. Last night I guess someone on the neighborhood went on a rescue mission & replaced the dying live flowers with some very cheerful plastic ones from the fabulously ubiquitous Greenpoint dollar stores. Best street art ever!

I empathetically agree. This is what being Greenpointers is all about: giving each other a hand…

or if need be, a bouquet!

Miss Heather

Could It Be?

June 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

The police arrested an ex-con with a history of stabbing-while-biking in the weekend stabbing of a Queens woman walking in Long Island City. Police say Eli Granger stabbed a woman in the chest while riding on his bike. A tip to Crimestoppers led the police to Granger’s home at a Greenpoint “flophouse.”

- Gothamist

Looks like Greenpoint’s favorite hotel might have just added a little more value to New York City’s standard of living! I don’t know about you, but I can hardly wait until Max and his buddies open another establishment on Banker Street.

Miss Heather

Photo Credit: Gothamist

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: King Kong

June 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

From North 1st Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Subway Love

June 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

From the Norman Avenue entrance of the Smith & 9th Street bound G train.

Miss Heather

Ginger Beer In Greenpoint!

June 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

After several trial runs the fabulous bartendrix at the Black Rabbit, Karin*, has found a recipe she likes. She is going to whip up a new batch this weekend and it should be ready for your delectation on Tuesday! I have been told by the owner free tastings will be in the offering.

What: Homemade Ginger Beer

When: Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Where: The Black Rabbit, 91 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11222

Why: Because real honest-to-god ginger beer is sheer bliss in the summer— especially when employed to make Dark and Stormies!

How: The G train, B43 or B61 to Greenpoint Avenue, the B48 to Manhattan Avenue

Check it out!

Miss Heather

*formerly of Rififi, currently of Little Branch

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Redux

June 24, 2008 ·
Filed under: Area 51, Williamsburg 

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, those folks in Williamsburg know their Bobby De Niro and Al Pacino movies.

Miss Heather

LOST CAT

June 24, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic 

Yeah today was supposed to be my day “off” but whenever I find lost pet fliers I make it a point to post them stat. If anyone has seen this handsome, nameless and (for the most part) toothless chap please contact his owner at the above telephone number.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

Post Mermaid Parade Malaise

June 24, 2008 ·
Filed under: Area 51 

Today, dear readers, I am going to take a little break from the Internets, go out and enjoy offline life. Therefore, it is very likely this will be today’s final post— or not. Greenpoint is a rather mysterious place! In any case I will leave you with this, my colleague Blognigger’s piquant take on what happens when you (or in this case, me) puts up a post featuring a photograph of a man gagged and taped to a chair. Enjoy!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Nassau Avenue

June 24, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

This is the ad hoc ashtray the powers that be have seen fit to place in front of this bar at the corner of Manhattan and Nassau Avenue.

Miss Heather

Meanpoint Photo du Jour: Noble Street

June 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Asshole, Greenpoint Magic 

Remember that standee of his girlfriend Olympia placed at the corner of Franklin Street and Noble Street for her birthday? Well, over the weekend it received a few modifications.

This is not witty. This is not funny. This is a heartless act of vandalism perpetrated by a person bereft of any sense of compassion whose self-esteem is derived by denigrating others. I have no doubt Olympia spent a lot of time working on this. It was very much a labor of love. How long did it take some anonymous asshole to destroy it? Probably five minutes. Way to go, jerkoff!

I have a better idea: why doesn’t the person who saw fit to vandalize this work of art go to hell?

Miss Heather