Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Dupont Street

July 28, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

I offer this, dear readers, for your Monday morning commute delectation. No matter how shitty your job may be, you can take solace that there is always something worse.

Miss Heather

Have You Seen This Charcoal Grill?

July 27, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

I can’t imagine what kind of jerk would steal a barbecue grill but clearly such a person exists, hence the above flier (which I found on Greenpoint Avenue). If you have seen this barbecue grill (which, among other things, is massing a handle) please contact the rightful owner at the above telephone number. Thanks!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Dog Days & Cat Nappers

July 27, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

From Huron Street.

Miss Heather

Andromeda NYC

July 27, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Yes, yet another contender has thrown his/her ring into the tattoo ring in Greenpoint. This establishment’s name is Andromeda (which I would presume to be an offshoot of that Andromeda of Ab Fab fame) and its business hours are noon – 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, noon – 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Andromeda NYC
827 Noble Street (just off Manhattan Avenue)
Brooklyn, New York 11222

This development makes me wonder if tattoo parlors slated to become the next banks* here. Thoughts, anyone?

Miss Heather

*Yes, Thai restaurants have been supplanted by usury.

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Romanse

July 27, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

From South 5th Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: 696 Manhattan Avenue

July 26, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Queens 

Queens Crap writes:

Well, the main office is now toast and the Flushing Office is now a cheesy strip of stores. Maybe Miss Heather can clue us in to the fate of the Greenpoint Office…

I am pleased to report that the former site of the Greenpoint office of the Long Island Star-Journal is alive and well. What’s more, it’s thriving!

NAPOLEON RIDES AGAIN!!! Albeit at the behest of Dunne’s Polemost Liquors in Little Poland.

Miss Heather

Has Anyone Seen Colby?

July 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic 

Diana G (the woman who gave us the good news about Belvedere XL) writes:

A cat is lost on Guernsey near Meserole… The owner gave me a flier and she seemed quite upset about losing Colby so perhaps you can get the word out?

If any of you have seen Colby, please contact his person at either of the above telephone numbers.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

Meet Belvedere XL

July 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Diana G writes:

So that photo you posted a few weeks back on Guernsey where it looked like they were putting styrofoam up on a building turns out to be the latest Belvedere atrocity – BELVEDERE XL!

When I read the above email I thought she had certainly made a typo. I was all too wrong.

Presenting Belvedere XL!

God, this is just screams great advertising copy like:

Livin’ Large At Belvedere Forty

or

Sip Your Forty At Belvedere Forty!

or best yet

Belvedere 40 …Works Everytime!

I want to give a big thanks to Diana G and the wizards at Belvedere Realty for giving me the biggest laugh I’ve had all week!

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: Diana G & Miss Heather

P.S.: I am still eagerly awaiting the debut of Belvedere 30. Think about it.

Bedford Avenue Polemics

July 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

I will wrap up today’s offerings with a review of decidedly political artwork from none other than Bedford Avenue. Enjoy!

Presenting Team Facelift for Dinkins!

I can’t exactly pinpoint the reason why, but somehow G. W. Bush’s head and a parking meter go together splendidly.

Poor Dubya, they even went after his daddy here…

and here.

This one is hands down my favorite. That said, I wonder how effective deriding the second golden age will be in a neighborhood that is rapidly becoming a virtual gated community built by the wealthy for the wealthy. I suppose the new “influx” (if they even notice this missive at all) would applaud it. It’s neighborhood “color”.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Symmetry

July 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

From the intersection of North 15th and Banker Street.

Miss Heather