Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Ready For Rain

July 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Holy Sh*t!

July 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Luke writes (in an email entitled “Crikey!”):

this morning my girlfriend and i were in champion coffee’s backyard
and this guy showed up… wtf?

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Household pet or is Garden Spot of the Universe at long last reverting back to its original primordial state? First is was a raccoon*, then it was a chicken on Craigslist and and now reptiles have entered the fray. Too bad Marlin Perkins is no longer with us— as it would appear our ‘nabe is a becoming a veritable Noah’s Ark of critterdom.

Miss Heather

*about whom Luke writes:

also, the raccoon that was in the tree @ box st has moved on.  we saw him on tues (sleeping), and he was still there yesterday (stretching etc).  i hope he’s ok.

thanks for (offering) the raccoon to us.  go greenpoint wildlife!

FREE IN GREENPOINT: Live Chicken

July 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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Do you or anyone you know have a chicken coop and need another chicken? It’s a beauty. (! — Ed. Note) We used it for a film yesterday and need to find a home for it.

Preferably someone who will use it for eggs.

CALL ME ASAP

How can I not shake the feeling this fetching fowl is going to find its way onto somebody’s dinner’s plate? In any case if anyone reading this is in need of a “free live chicken” here’s your golden opportunity.

Ah Craigslist, you never cease to entertain…

Miss Heather

P.S.: Special thanks go out to Tony On Kent Street for forwarding me this gem.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Double Header

July 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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From Dupont Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Lofts For Rent

July 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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As you can see that Stop Work Order, thousands of dollars in (unpaid) fines and the little matter of this building being zoned as a hotel are doing a smash-up job of deterring Greenpoint’s good friend, Max Stark, from shilling his illegal apartments. How much more “in your face” can it possibly get than this? This is a disgrace.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: A Little Soul

July 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

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From McGuinness Boulevard & Clay Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Down & Out

July 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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From India Street.

Miss Heather

Purloined Row Boat Update: Found?

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Laura wrote (at 9:23 p.m.):

I see that someone lost a row boat. We found one on Saturday at the Nature Walk. I don’t recall if the sides were the color described. From the back on the photo, looks like it could be grey. There’s a number on it 995. I’m going to call the phone number listed to see if it’s the same row boat.

Laura writes at (9:31 p.m.):

The phone number that the folks have written on that sign is the 94th precinct phone number. (718-383-3879— Ed. Note) The officer who answered the phone knew nothing about the boat, but is going to call one of the detectives to see if they know anything. Good luck with that!

Let’s see. All they (94th precinct) have to do is go to 132 Noble Street, ask for a chap named Christopher, take him to the Nature Walk and ask him if this his boat?

So it goes.

Miss Heather

Salvation For Rent— AGAIN!

July 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

December 2008:

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When at first you do not succeed (and do click on the above image to view this Craigslist advert!)…

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try, try again!

July 2009:

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Those wacky chaps at H. Hirsch (who, as some might remember, wanted to convert this building into a 35-38 unit condominium complex) are back at it. What’s more, given the recession and all, they’re ready, willing and able to “separate”!

How will this bode for the numerous gents who like to hang out at said premises and use it as a pissoir? Only time will tell.

Miss Heather

New & Noteworthy: Orphanage Mopeds

July 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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Okay, this isn’t that new (per the gentleman I spoke to this afternoon this establishment has been open since April) but I want to pass it along to all my moped-loving friends and neighbors. Although I eschew operating motorized transportation (or anything with wheels period— I do so in the interest of public safety*), I think mopeds are a great way to fight gridlock. What’s more, instead of selling new merchandise the folks at Orphanage restore older (and many cases, very neat) models for re-use. Swing by their shop (or web site) and see for yourself!

Orphanage Moped Shop
1138 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

(718) 389-1979

And that’s all she wrote!

Miss Heather

*and out of reverence for the movie Repo Man— which is why I ride the bus. Both of them.

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