The show starts at sunset (approximately 8:00 p.m.) and early arrivers will be treated to “traditional harp music” courtesy of Donie Carroll, Dan Neely and members of The Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra. This event is absolutely free and you can get more details by clicking here.
P.S.: For those of you looking for a little something to quaff tonight Dandy Wine will be hosting another tasting right here in Greenpoint. Here are the deets per the email I received this morning:
My girl Melissa will be here pouring three lovely wines, all from different regions and different varieties, but all wonderful just the same.Â Here is the line-up for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th, 2008:
1.Â MARTIN CODAX, ALBARINO 2006, RIAX BAIXAS, SPAIN (Martin Codax was a 13th century Galician troubadour, whose romantic works spoke of the inherent beauty of the Spanish countryside and coast.Â The nameÂ Â Â Â was given to the winery that produces this refreshingly dry Albarino.Â Tart on the tongue, with nice round juicy fruits of citrus, peach, and pear! Yummmm.) $13
2.Â GHOST PINES, CHARDONNAY 2006, CALIFORNIA (This is a winemaker’s blend; sourcing the best fruit from Sonoma, Napa, and Monterey counties.Â Flavors of baked apples, crisp pear, and creamy oak.) $19
3.Â GASCON, MALBEC 2007, MENDOZA ARGENTINA (Since 1884, Gascon has been recognized for the rich, smooth flavors that come from this high altitude vineyard situated along the Cordillera of the Andes Mountains.Â Full-bodied and elegant, this Malbec has layers of blackberry, blueberry, dark cherry and mocha.Â Perfect wine for FALL!!!) $14
If you missed last week’s tasting due to travel, apathy, or lack of email, you must come for a visit and drink some wine, eat some cheese, and meet your fellow Greenpointers!Â All the cool kids are doing it…Â it’s the best happy hour in town!
We’ll be pouring wine from 6 PM – 9 PM.Â Hope to see you there.Â We are located at 153 Franklin Street between India and Java in beautiful Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
And if you can’t make it to the tasting, be sure to drop by soon, we have a lot of new wine to check out.
Photo Credit: Sunnyside Shorts dot net
Quay Street, Greenpoint.
5th Street, Long Island City.
Filed under: Fedders Friday
Today’s installment of Fedders Friday comes courtesy of the Pelham Bay Park bound 6 train.
Just look at this beauty.
Is that a “For Rent” sign I see in the window?!?
I wasn’t fast enough to catch the front of this one.
No worries, I got the back. Speaking of balconies…
Check out these. I for one am a big fan of the slab of concrete gracing the top-most one.
Way to go, Bronx!
Filed under: Area 51
Having studied Latin American history in college (history was my minor) I feel compelled to pass this item along. It sounds fascinating. Among the scheduled speakers are U.N. representatives from Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela. What’s more, it is ABSOLUTELY FREE!
Latin America In The 21st Century
Friday, September 5, 2008, 6:30 p.m.
Cooper Union Great Hall
30 Cooper Square
New York, New York 10003
For more information call 212-942-5758 or email cbalbertolovera (at) gmail (dot) com
Welcome to the New Whirled Odor!
This old coot cracks me up.
I left Texas in 1996. I moved to New York City in search of a better life (and a MFA). I got both: albeit in installments. I have lived in the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. My life was rough at times but I never, EVER wanted to go back to this.
Can you blame me?
From Dekalb Avenue, Bedford Stuyvesant, August 21, 2008.
From Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint, September 3, 2008.
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic
mugsniffer (the chap responsible for this delightful photograph) writes:
A pair of Con-Ed workers slumber their morning hours away on Guernsey street on Labor Day morning ’08. Can’t say I blame them…
Indeed. I took a nice long nap on Labor Day. Of course I was not at work at the time!
Filed under: Area 51
Photographic evidence that our neighbors in the Bronx also engage in pay phone abuse (and have a knack for creating monologue machines).
Depending on one’s outlook on life (e.g.; glass half empty or half full) this image (from North 14 Street) could be said to look like one of two things:
- A tree
- A mushroom cloud
For the record, I initially thought it was a mushroom cloud (it’s actually a tree).
As a consequence (of my rather black sense of humor) I have not been able to get this song out of my head all afternoon.
Today Lily at Dandy Wines asked me what was shaking in Greenpoint. I told her “not much”. Summer may officially be over but nothing else has changed; it is still humid and I feel languid. That said, I did see one thing of interest today.
A film shoot taking place in front of Brooklyn Label…
replete with trucks and tents on Java Street.
The woman in red gave detailed instructions to the actors (the man and woman behind her) to wait until the light turned and cross the street. At first this level of direction struck me as being a little excessive, but then I noticed this missive down the street…
this on Driggs Avenue…
and this in the women’s restroom at San Loco.
I suppose some people are in need of more detailed instruction than others.
P.S.: Anyone know what this film shoot was for? Just curious.