Happenings On Franklin Street And Beyond

March 6, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

As anyone who has walked down Franklin Street lately will attest, there is a lot going on there nowadays. I did a little (and by “little” I mean just that) investigating. Here are my findings.

99 Franklin Street

Jan & Aya is setting up shop 99 Franklin Street. This store is purported to sell housewares made by local artists. I have no word as to when they will open, but I have been told this establishment’s hours will be Wednesday – Sunday.

153 Franklin Street

Being on of the drinkingest ‘nabes in New York Shitty, I suppose it should hardly be surprising that 153 Franklin Street is slated to be a wine store. No word on what it will be called but they look pretty far along in terms of outfitting the space so I imagine will learn soon enough.

988 Manhattan Avenue

While I am on the subject of alcohol, it looks like The Habitat at 988 Manhattan Avenue is well on its way to completion. Per their flier, the Grand Opening is slated for this month and micro brews, local wines, cocktails and spirits; good eats and happy hour specials will be in the offering.

The Habitat
988 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222
(718) 383-5613
www.habitatbrooklyn.com (NOTE: this site appears to be parked at the moment)

126 Franklin Street

Lastly, I noticed yesterday that the storefront at 126 Franklin Street has been vacated and is in the process of being gutted. Given the general trend on Franklin Street my educated guess is this space is being converted back to commercial use*. One can only hope it will not house (yet) another bar, as I suspect I speak for many when I say Greenpoint has enough of those already. I also suspect I echo the sentiments of many a Greenpointer when I say I am going to miss the residents who were ousted from this space. I always treasured the sight of the old shirtless man** who made it a practice to sit in the front window and sip tea, but I suppose such change is inevitable.

Miss Heather

*Word has it a pizzeria will occupy this space. 4/20/08: it will be an office for a contracting business. *sigh*

**Note: during the cold winter months he did wear an undershirt.


3 Comments on Happenings On Franklin Street And Beyond

  1. rowan on Thu, 6th Mar 2008 12:09 pm
  2. neat! a pizzeria within walking distance. be nice if they were a sit-down place, too.

  3. rowan on Thu, 6th Mar 2008 12:10 pm
  4. wow even happier about the wine store.

  5. DukesSoups on Thu, 6th Mar 2008 7:16 pm
  6. For some reason I thought The Habitat was called Greenpoint Social Club, but


    has GSC listed at 916 Manhattan? Is that another bar, then?

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