Quicklink: Get To The ‘Point!

March 15, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Gentrification, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, WTF 

NYpoScreencapBack in January, Dave Maundrell, president of aptsandlofts.com, hosted an open house for the building he was unveiling — a modest, 7,100-square-foot affair at 48 Box St. in Greenpoint, consisting of six condos.

“All the two-bedrooms were from $650,000 to $700,000,” says Maundrell. A 1,463-square-foot three-bedroom was asking $1.03 million.

Of course, such condo prices are not so unusual in the adjoining upscale Williamsburg. But Greenpoint has always been plagued by the lack of subway options (the nabe’s infamous G line doesn’t go through Manhattan) and somewhat tired housing stock.

But you’d never know it if you were at Maundrell’s open house — 250 people crowded in to look at the six units on offer.

“We basically sold out the first night marketing,” says Maundrell, adding, “everything above ask.” …I moved there with my family almost 10 years ago, exactly,” says Alan Hill*, who bought a townhouse on Java Street. Back then, Greenpoint “seemed more family-friendly and more affordable,” than other Brooklyn neighborhoods.

“There’s been a complete revival of Franklin Street,” says Hill, referring to the artery running parallel to the waterfront. “When we [moved in], the street was truly desolate — there was a bar on one end, a cafe on the other, and nothing in between.”

(you can read this tome in its entirety here)

There are a number of reasons your truly found this tome fascinating. Firstly, you have the rendering the authors of this tome elected to use. It hails from McGuinness Boulevard. I can assure you, gentle readers, 48 Box Street looks nothing like this. It is much, much uglier (which is probably why the Post elected to roll with something else). In fact, I’d go so far as to say 48 Box Street is Greenpoint Ugly! Then of course there is the checkered history of 48 Box to consider. No mention is made of this. Read ’em and weep!

  • http://www.newyorkshitty.com/greenpoint-goodness/3691
  • http://www.newyorkshitty.com/greenpoint-goodness/40517
  • http://www.newyorkshitty.com/greenpoint-goodness/3902

And oh yeah: did I mention that this building still does not have a Certificate of Occupancy?

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Whoops.

*Au contraire, Open Space Alliance North Brooklyn Board Member**/home-owner, Mr. Hill! Franklin Street was not “desolate”. Businesses were located there and people were employed by them. They were simply not businesses which cater to you.

**It costs a couple grand to have this sinecure.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Dali

March 15, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Street Art 

Dali mural at 5Pointz by Zimer -DSC_1172 mag

Taken by John Fullard.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Kilts

March 15, 2013 ·
Filed under: New York City, Queens, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

kilts

Taken by greenelent.

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Left Hand Wave

March 14, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

dunhamplace

From Dunham Place.

Urban Artifact: Hole In One

March 13, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact 

holeinone

As with most things I see while walking around my community’s sidewalks, I wonder about the story behind them. I have no idea what this piece of feral fashion’s was (as spied today on Lorimer Street), but I bet it was a pretty good one!

The Word On The Street, Part II: Wythe Avenue

March 13, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

wytheave

 

The Heart is meant to be Broken.

(Taken March 13, 2013.)

The Word On The Street: From Devoe Street With Love

March 13, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

devoe

Taken March 12, 2013.

The Word On The Street, Part III: From Woodpoint Road With Love

woodpointroad

As translated from German:

I love her always.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Bloomberg

bloomberg

As spotted today on Ten Eyck Street. Those of you who are not in the knows as to what the above-depicted object is, click here.

The Word On The Street: Slave

slave

From West Street.

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