Filed under: Greenpoint Magic
I have long wondered exactly what is going in this space at 14 Bedford Avenue (which is located just around the corner from Le Brique). Today I finally took a peek at the permits posted in the window.
I have not found any applications for a liquor license pending on Community Board 1′s agenda and there will be no meeting next month, so it looks like we will have to wait until fall to learn more!
Filed under: Williamsburg
Look very carefully at the truck parked next to this monument company (or click on the above image) to see why I found this so amusing.
On Sunday, July 20th, Third Ward will be hosting their 1st Annual Pig Roast & Dance Party. I can’t say I am too enthused about the fare (I am a vegetarian), but cold drinks, flying horseshoes, “high-stakes badminton” and live music are also in the offering. All in all this event sounds like a lot of fun. Be sure to check out the last day of Jeremy Leichman’s show, Suits, while you’re there!
195 Morgan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11237
For more information point and click your way over to Third Ward’s web site. On that note, dear readers, methinks I am going out to enjoy this beautiful summer day. You can anticipate more New York Shitty goodness later!
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic
From Franklin Street.
It’s been some time since I have written about this establishment. In fact, it is long overdue. Thankfully a reader named Colleen alerted me to their web site, reminding me of something I want to pass along to you, dear readers.
As some of you might recall the Greenpoint Lofts are “business ready loft condominiums” which sport such unbusiness-like amenities such as a fitness center, penthouses and a rooftop terrace with skyline views. The location leaves much to be desired, but it is not at all an unattractive conversion. Obviously someone else agrees with me regarding the latter because I recently discovered a new tenant: Porcupine Tattoo!
This isn’t your grandma’s business condo!
Ever had one of those days where you just can’t get motivated? Call it the summer doldrums or whatever you want, today I have it! Thankfully Laura Hofmann was kind enough to pass along these great old photographs of Greenpoint taken in the 1980′s. Enjoy!
This one should be recognizable to just about anyone: it is the site of our new(ish) Starbucks. The McDonalds is still with us although the pizzeria to the north is now a Polish deli. Somewhat related: the bar (which is obstructed by a van in the above image) looks untouched. This might change as I noticed the “For Rent” sign there has been removed. I wonder what will occupy this space? I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
Here’s a view of the Greenpoint Avenue bridge and the site of our new and improved waste treatment plant.
Ah the joy that is (or would that be was) 1960′s architecture!
And of course what would a photographic record of old Greenpoint be without a nod to the “Texas tea” that makes our neighborhood (in)famous!
Photo Credits: Laura Hofmann
Filed under: Area 51
My buddy over at Bad Advice tipped me off to this very cute little guy in search of new digs. She writes:
My friend Jannese noticed a commotion a couple doors down from her home in downtown Brooklyn. She watched as the cops dragged a guy, covered in shit (no joke) out of his apartment. The cops were saying they didn’t know what to do with his dog, so Jannese rescued it. The apartment was as shitty as the guy was. (We’re talking genuine fecal matter.) She already has two dogs and can’t keep this one, so if you know anyone who might be interested, please pass this along.
You can read more about Marco’s story here. Be advised it is pretty disgusting. Anyone interested in giving this distinguished older gentleman a home should contact Jannese at chiwas_rule (at) yahoo (dot) com.
From Franklin Street.
Casa Mon Amour
162 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222
On a related note, it would appear that Little Korea’s ill-fated space at 645 Manhattan Avenue might be poised to get the Gallic touch.
Le Brique means “the brick” in English. I have it on excellent intelligence they are building an outdoor patio in the back. That sounds really nice and all, but will the fare be tasty? That’s what I want to know!
VIVA LA FRANCE!
Filed under: Bushwick, Dog Shit, Dung of the Day, Greenpoint Magic, Long Island City, Queens, Williamsburg
It got off to a late start but the press conference conducted by Nydia Velazquez, Anthony Weiner* and Joseph Lentol came to pass without a hitch. For those of you who were unable to attend this event, the following footage should give you some idea of its purpose: goading the Federal government to declare the area around Newtown Creek a Superfund site.
Here is the second half where Craig Michaels, legal counsel from Riverkeeper, and Assemblyman Joseph Lentol speak.
It looks like Ms. Velazquez and I agree on two things: the 2008 FISA Amendment Act sucks** and our community has waited long enough for a thorough clean-up of many a score of environmental abuse. 2026 is not good enough. We deserve better.
P.S.: The new park where this press conference was held (and is still not open to the public) has already been given a hearty Greenpoint welcome!
*Who laughed when I waved at a passing Watertaxi and exclaimed:
Welcome to one of the most polluted waterways in the United States!
**I originally stated in this post she voted in favor of this act. This is not true. Ms. Velazquez voted against it. It was passed anyway.