Need A “Warm Cozy Cheap” Room To Rent?

November 21, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Or maybe your Aunt Tillie is coming to town over Thanksgiving and you need to find her a place to stay? If so I have some good news and some bad news.

The good news: Greenpoint’s got ’em.

The bad news: they are located at none other than the Greenpoint Hotel* which, correct me if I’m wrong, has been receiving a larger number of visits from the fire department and E.M.S. workers than usual lately. Perhaps this ad campaign this is their way of making up for attrition?

If you don’t believe the fkier gracing the beginning of this post is shilling rooms at this rather colorful establishment Google the above telephone number and see for yourself! Seeing is believing.

Miss Heather

UPDATE, 8:45 p.m.: Apparently the Greenpoint Hotel is making the rounds on Craigslist as well (see comments). Be sure to check out my screencaps of their HIGHLY amusing advertisements by clicking over to my flickr set. Here’s a sample of the hilarity which awaits you!

YUP. And believe it or not, it gets even better.

*Those of you who have not done so already should read this New York Times article entitled “Cheap Rooms, and ‘a Drug for Every Floor”. It is quite illuminating.


5 Comments on Need A “Warm Cozy Cheap” Room To Rent?

  1. rheingold on Fri, 21st Nov 2008 9:16 pm
  2. Check out The G.H.’s copious postings on craigslist (go to the sublet/temporary list on Brooklyn craigslist and search for keywords “$500” and “Greenpoint”). The November 18 series of postings is particularly noteworthy-the ad copy reads like acid jazz. A sample:
    “Enter into a place/
    of complete comfort/
    where your style and/
    your individuality is up to you.”
    Points too for the graphic design (blocks of screeching color over text).
    Perhaps it could be somebody’s art project, reciting the G.H.’s craigslist ads while a beatnik plays bongos in the background.

  3. missheather on Fri, 21st Nov 2008 9:36 pm
  4. This one is a real pisser:

    I’m screencapping these bad boys and dumping on flickr. TOO FUNNY!

  5. missheather on Fri, 21st Nov 2008 9:38 pm
  6. “Live in style coordinate your space as you like, tiled rooms big beautiful windows, and a colorful gorgeous overlay of ceramic tile in every bathroom.”


  7. rheingold on Sat, 22nd Nov 2008 1:14 am
  8. Miss Heather–

    Thanks for posting the research. I think the Greenpoint Hotel’s all-time craigslist corker is no longer up there. It touts the peaceful trip to dreamland to be found at the Ol’ G.H.

    The ad was titled “Rest In Peace”.

    Kid you NOT!

  9. missheather on Sat, 22nd Nov 2008 11:41 am
  10. That IS a hoot! I don’t know how well I’d sleep at night knowing I’m sharing digs with a registered sex offender… or two!

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