Urban Fur: Mordred & Zoltan…

March 19, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

were sporting their finest fettle Friday night!

Note the jaunty pink toe nail polish.

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: George Diaz Does Cafecito

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

I knew something was up when George made a beeline to me on Manhattan Avenue today. This is not to suggest we are not friends: we are. Rather, he had a glint in his eye. It bespoke of impending mischief. Sure enough, that’s exactly what it was.

Tomorrow, May 16, our neighborhood bad ass and brains behind Latino Laughter will be a guest barista at Cafecito Bogota. Aside from “jailhouse coffee” being in the offing I honestly do not what this will entail. Truth be told, I doubt George does either. In any case he is a really funny guy so you can probably expect a heaping helping of  stand-up (and attitude) with your java!

Cafecito Bogota
1015 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Restaurant Watch: Activity At Ichiran?

January 18, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

If today had an overriding theme it would be one of restaurants. I started my morning with an employee of Cafecito recounting how one of our more colorful citizens threw a fit last night when he refused to serve her (because she was drunk) and she hit him on the back of the head with a menu. Apparently she threw a coffee cup at one of the cooks on another occasion. Speaking as someone who has been on the business-end of this woman’s behavior (she grabbed my arm and went on a five minute tirade on the sidewalk because I refused to give her Halloween candy last year) I find this behavior, however aberrant or inconceivably, entirely plausible. Not only is this woman certifiably nuts, but she also has a thing for elephants. I know this because she is also a frequent patron of the junk shop. Whenever we get in anything of a pachydermal nature I cringe. No matter how intoxicated or otherwise impaired she may be, this woman has an uncanny ability to locate any and all things elephantine in the store. When she does she invariably proceeds to shout:

Olifant! Olifant!

Over and OVER. To be perfectly frank, it’s downright unnatural— and a bit creepy. But that is not what this post is about. This is.

Video evidence of someone actually working in what has long been promised to be Ichiran’s noodle shop! I pointed this most auspicious (and overdue) activity out to a neighbor, he told me not to get my hopes up. He is under the distinct impression someone is living in this space.

This just keeps getting stranger and stranger folks!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Much Ado About Ichiran

November 25, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I have received a number of emails in the last 24 hours regarding this much-anticipated and long-awaited noodle shop slated to grace 1015 Manhattan Avenue. Here’s one such example. Christo writes:

Hi Heather

Remember when the noodle shop (ICHIRAN) next to Triangolos had the “registration” box hanging off the front of the building? Well I put my info on the box about 6 months ago, and this is the first contact I received back.

Thought you might be interested.

Eater beat me to the punch announcing this (you can get their take on this infamous email by clicking here). Regardless, here’s what I saw while walking by this afternoon.


Signs of actual activity! Not only is the gate open (so presumably someone is working in there) but they have taped up a smallish sign in the window reading “Ichiran” and no less than two announcements about their web site registration!


Could Ichiran at long last be readying itself to open? I can only hope so. I suspect I speak for many of my fellow Greenpointers when I write that on a dreary day like this I could really use a hot bowl of ramen soup!

Miss Heather

Congratulations Cafecito!

January 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

cafecito12109Those of you who have not done so already might want to check out today’s New York Times $25 and Under feature: our very own Cafecito got a rather admirable bit of bandwith and top billing!

Cafecito Bogota
1015 Manhattan Avenue
Puntaverde, New York 11222
(718) 569-0077

Way to go, Oscar and Hernando!

Miss Heather

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