Urban Fur: Friends

Today as I was knocking along Manhattan Avenue I spied something rather amusing. A small female grey tabby prancing down the street. A pussy with a purpose, if you will. Much to my amazement she sauntered into New A. J. Farms Market. As many of you are aware this establishment has (fairly) recently acquired a new employee: a rather handsome fellow with black and white fur. His name means “butterfly” in Korean. Suspecting something very interesting was about to happen I headed into A. J. Farms without delay. What I found was rather remarkable.

Two buddies getting caught up on the morning’s events…

and “Butterfly’ was none too happy about me documenting it!

Shortly after taking the above photographs I asked the owner what gives. He told me that while he had no idea where this mystery lady was coming from this was, in fact, no an unusual occurrence.  It would appear “Butterfly” (who it should be noted is neutered) has a lady friend!

Miss Heather

 

Urban Fur: The New Kid On The Block

Some of you might a new (bewhiskered) face at New A.J. Farms Market. Well, his name is Butterfly (albeit in Chinese) and he was too busy orienting himself with his new place of work and play to comment.

Miss Heather

Reader Comment Du Jour: Has Larry Been Catnapped— Again?

December 15, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I have heard rumors that Larry, our beloved bodega cat, has gone M.I.A. Sadly, it would appear this is in fact the case. His former “person”, Neer, writes:

Hi Heather, how is everything out there? sorry, write you this late but today just now, i come to know our larry is missing since Friday and is not returning after went out side at midnight and i don’t know what to do. So I’m writing to you. I hope he is loved now and is happy. If you find out anything about larry please let me know too. missing you all and greenpoint.

If you have seen Larry or know of his whereabouts please contact his “people” at New A.J. Farms Market STAT. They— and I— are very worried about him.

New A. & J Farm Market
1014 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222
(718) 383-4354

Miss Heather

Now Open 24 Hours: A.J. Farms Market

December 11, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I have long heard rumors that this store was up for sale. The current rumor is this business has indeed sold. In any case, New A. & J Farm Market is now open 24 hours!

New A. & J Farm Market
Open 24 Hours
1014 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Goodbye

October 15, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

It is with a heavy heart that I inform everyone that one of my favorite bodega ladies, Neer, of AJ Farms Market will be leaving us— SOON. I learned this today, which was her last at her soon-to-be former job. She will be moving to Maryland where she has family (and undoubtedly bigger and better opportunities). After recovering from the initial shock I wished Neer the best of luck and begged her to stay in touch. She said she would try— and informed me she might take Larry, one of the Garden Spot’s most-beloved bodega cats, with her. I told her that while his absence would definitely be felt by his numerous fans hereabouts (foremost among them: yours truly), I understood: Larry is, first and foremost, her cat. Or more accurately: she is Larry’s person. Whether to stay or go is his decision to make, not ours.

Goodbye, Neer. I will miss our near-daily chats and musings over Larry’s (latest) antics.* Whether you knew it or not, you will be missed by more people than you think! You were more than just a woman at the cash register to many of us: you were a friend. And I suspect I speak for many when I write that I am proud to have called you a neighbor.

Miss Heather

*Beating up dogs, mostly.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Welcome to Williamsburg

December 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This morning as I was running errands I noticed the A & J Farm Market at was getting a face lift. It new awning now proclaims it be the “New A & J Farm Market”. But that’s not what I found interesting. Rather, it was what was revealed when they removed the old awning.

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The old sign (which can be seen in larger format by clicking on the above image) reads “Williamsburg Floor Covering”. Yes folks, it would appear that the ‘Burgification of Greenpoint not only predates the real estate boom, but also reaches as far north as Green Street. I for one take issue with this. To set the record straight this building is located in Williamsburg Heights or North Vinyl Siding.

Miss Heather

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