What’s Up At 999 Manhattan Avenue?

May 8, 2009 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 



Some of you might have noticed the rather abrupt departure of the psychic (as well as her rather adorable cat who can be seen above) who occupied the space adjacent to Papasitos. I have no idea as to her whereabouts (nor do I care to know: that woman was OBNOXIOUS).

However, I can tell you what’s taking her place: more Papasitos! Given how packed this restaurant gets (for a damned good reason: among other things their jalapeno poppers are amazing) doubling or tripling their seating capacity is stellar news for both Cody Utzman, this establishment’s owner, and diners alike. I can hardly wait to see what they do with the extra space!

999 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather


4 Comments on What’s Up At 999 Manhattan Avenue?

  1. rowan on Fri, 8th May 2009 3:08 pm
  2. hurrah for Papacito’s! though i will miss the cat. it was such a cutie-pie.

  3. deadzebra on Sat, 9th May 2009 9:20 am
  4. hopefully they will have more than one person working the restaurant floor, taking calls and processing payments. it seems to have become an overwhelming job for a lone soul given the popularity of the place

  5. bpicha on Sat, 9th May 2009 1:56 pm
  6. Get real, that place is nasty. Inspected on April 2, 2009 by the health department, cited for 44 violation points for things such as:

    No immersion basket
    Immersion basket not provided, used or of incorrect size. Incorrect manual technique. Test kit and thermometer not provided or used. Improper drying practices.

    Washing utensils in water below 170°F
    Minimum final rinse temperature of 170°F or proper chemical and temperature levels not maintained in manual utensil washing operation.

    Non-food contact surface improperly constructed
    Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained.

    No accurate thermometer
    Accurate thermometer not provided in refrigerated or hot holding equipment.

    Improper plumbing
    Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.

    Not vermin-proof
    Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to vermin exist.

    Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.

    Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.

    Food not cooled properly
    Food not cooled by an approved method whereby the internal product temperature is reduced from 140°F to 70°F or less within 2 hours and from 70°F to 45°F or less within 4 additional hours.

    Hot food not held at or above 140°F.


  7. neighborhood threat on Sat, 9th May 2009 9:07 pm
  8. I’m glad someone else posted the massive DOH violation. I was about to link to it.

    It’s not the only repeat offender in the neighborhood. But we now have them on ban until they clean up their act. And we liked them, and ate from there often.

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