The Face Of Greenpoint

October 1, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

This weekend I was delighted by a number of excellent photographs taken by one mugsniffer. So much so I felt they needed — no make that must— be shared (along with a couple pix from yours truly). Here they are. Enjoy!

The denizens of Greenpoint along Manhattan Ave in front of “The Big Dee” (formerly Dee & Dee).

My favorite local crazy guy engages in conversation with another citizen on Manhattan Avenue.

A photo shoot taking place on Manhattan Ave. recently with some wild-haired young people.

The gentleman at the far left is known hereabouts as “The Amish Guy”. Anyone who has seen him in person will attest that his beard has to be seen to truly be believed.

I know what you are thinking:

Wow, what a cute little old lady!

I suppose she is. Unless of course you have had the pleasure of listening to her SCREAM for a solid 60 seconds because she wanted the price for a nightshirt (as I have). These, dear readers, are a few of the faces which will greet you in Greenpoint on any given day. Central Park East the Garden Spot of the Universe is— most decidedly— not.*

Miss Heather

*Which is why I live here. I am one of them.

Photo Credits: The first three images come courtesy of mugsniffer.


7 Comments on The Face Of Greenpoint

  1. bitchcakes on Wed, 1st Oct 2008 11:33 am
  2. Finally! Someone got a picture of Amish Guy!!

    As for that crazy guy, I witnessed him brazenly pissing in between 2 parked cars on my street in broad daylight on a recent morning. It was all I could do to not *literally* kick him in the ass with my heel as I passed by.

  3. d on Wed, 1st Oct 2008 12:02 pm
  4. Is that the same crazy guy who constantly mutters to himself in this guttural, low pitched voice? The weird thing is I had a neighbor who sounded exactly like that when I lived in Manhattan 11 years ago, could hear him but never saw him. When I heard the crazy guy after moving here I was like, either 2 guys talk like that or it’s the same guy! Doubt it’s the same guy but it’s still so bizarre how they sound exactly alike.

  5. missheather on Wed, 1st Oct 2008 12:14 pm
  6. You mean this guy?

    I don’t think so.

  7. superclam on Wed, 1st Oct 2008 7:38 pm
  8. I love the Amish Guy!! What about the guy I call “The Hobbit”, a little old man, about 5′ tall, whose beard covers most of his face? He’s sometimes on the steps of the church on Manhattan near Greenpoint.

  9. d on Thu, 2nd Oct 2008 12:19 pm
  10. That is the same guy! He’ll go off on these tangents of mutter sometimes. And funny enough, after I left that comment, I was walking down to the Nassau G and passed by him, and he muttered and held out his hand.

  11. Brendan on Thu, 2nd Oct 2008 11:48 pm
  12. Ok so I’ve seen that little old lady haggle over the price of a can of Dinty Moore at the corner store that had a fire (north west corner of Manhattan and Greenpoint), she’s crazier than a shit house rat.

    One guy not mentioned here is the 4 foot 8″ bald guy that whistles all the time and tells young girls that he loves them and calls them sweetheart. He walks around with a limp…stares out the window of his 1st floor apartment at 115 Greenpoint ave. Creepy dude.

  13. missheather on Fri, 3rd Oct 2008 3:08 pm

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