Opening Tuesday: Agra Taj Mahal

May 25, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

ATM

After what seems an eternity it is finally happening: north ‘Point will be getting its first Indian restaurant!¬†You can check out Agra Taj Mahal’s rather extensive menu (which not only includes lunch specials but is very vegetarian/vegan friendly!) by clicking here.

Agra Taj Mahal
Open: Tuesday, May 28 2013
Hours: Monday – Sunday Noon – 11:30 p.m.
Delivery: Yes!
1005 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222
(718) 389-2200

LAST GASP: Coming To 1005 Manhattan Avenue…

June 8, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Indian Restaurant (name t.b.a.)
Opening Date: July 7, 2012 (approximate; per the owner it will take “about a month” to get the space ready)
1005 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Closing

May 26, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

With its celebratory opening day flags still in place, J & S Indian Deli & Grocery has announced they will be closing their doors. Given the amount of time and effort the owner has invested in revamping this storefront, I feel more than a little sad. Perhaps he’ll find a good tenant? But given all the vacant storefronts here I am not terribly optimistic. I suppose we’ll have to wait and see…

J & S Indian Deli & Grocery Store
Status: Closing
1005 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: OPEN!

March 20, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

The Indian/Spanish Deli, J & S, has opened its doors at 1005 Manhattan Avneue. The offerings currently appear to be a bit sparse but I look forward to seeing what they have to offer once they get up and running. What’s more, the owner is a seriously nice guy! Why not swing by and say “Hi”?

J & S Indian Deli & Grocery Store
Status: Open
1005 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: 1005 Manhattan Avenue

Many north ‘Pointers have probably noticed that this space (former home of El Encanto Mexicano) has been undergone a serious overhaul. Today, after commending the owner on the lovely job he has done rehabbing this storefront, I inquired as to what was to occupy his new and improved space.

An Indian/Spanish deli

he replied.

Color me excited!

Greenpoint Pay Phone Du Jour: Disconnected

October 9, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Over the last couple of weeks yours truly has noticed the above pay phone (which is located at 1005 Manhattan Avenue) has become rather popular with certain individuals in my community. Or to put it more accurately: one man will use the phone while his buddies (all of whom seem to have a lot of free time on their hands) hang around and wait. This very scenario came to pass last Thursday. They were there for at least 20 minutes. Some may say it takes a village to raise a child, but in yours truly’s experience it does not take a team of buddies to call one’s mother— if you know what I mean. Suffice it to say I found this activity to be more than a little suspicious. Now jump forward to today: October 9, 2010.

It would appear I am not the only person who has taken notice of this phenomenon.

What I find fascinating is how this anonymous saboteur not only saw fit to remove the receiver in its entirety— cord and all— but went to the additional trouble of filling the coin slot with grout. The final “fuck you”, if you will, is the fact he (or she) left the bottle cap with which he (or she) applied said grout on the top of said phone. I’m guessing so as to make it clear this was not an accident.

So it goes on the wild west fringe of the County of Kings: Greenpoint Brooklyn, USA.

Miss Heather

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