Culture on the Cheap
The Greenpoint Hotel Goes Upscale!
I have written much about this institution. When I first moved to Greenpoint I had the dubious honor of living around the corner from this den of iniquity. I quickly became acclimatized to having crack heads, derelicts, ex-cons and register sex offenders as neighbors. Police raids became routine, e.g.; buy groceries, run laundry, watch 20+ policemen (and women) raid the Greenpoint Hotel.
I have since moved on, but nothing— and I mean NOTHING— prepared me for the email I received last night.
Laura: Hi Heather! I thought you’d get a kick out of this. The Greenpoint Hotel has a website that boasts of its “luxury suites”.
Miss H: Seriously, this isn’t a joke?
Laura: My personal favorite is that they refer to it as a “bed & breakfast”. I guess it’s the place to be!
Miss H: Mary, Jesus and Joseph— and I am not even CATHOLIC!!!
Laura: I so thought this was up your alley! Enjoy!
This institution got hit with a Stop Work Order after one patron partaking of said “comfortable accommodations” set his mattress on fire and was found frolicking in his own feces last February.
Before being hauled off to Bellevue, he assaulted a police officer! Keith Moon, eat you heart out! Hilarious hoax or wishful thinking? Check out their web site and* decide for yourself!