Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Wanted

WANTED

In the 14+ years I have neverĀ EVER seen a NYPD-sanctioned (?) notice regarding bicycle theft. Now I have. The neighborhood is a’ changin’…

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Almost Done

August 17, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

The final touches are being made and as you can see foodstuffs and sundries have their way to the shelves. Per a chap overseeing the renovation of Greenpoint Grocery they will re-open in “3-4 days”. Nice job, Saleh and Amin!

Greenpoint Grocery
Re-opening Date: August 20, 2011 (estimated)
1018 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Spotted At 1018 Manhattan Avenue: Shuttered

June 27, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Many of you have probably noticed that the above bodega (and Greenpoint institution of sorts) has been shuttered. I had heard rumors that Saleh and Amin were trying to sell this establishment but I am pleased to announce that this is not the case! Rather, they are undertaking a massive renovation project and hope to be back open in a couple of weeks. I can hardly wait to see the new and improved Greenpoint Grocery!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Saleh

May 23, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Salah

This photograph was taken by Will Star and features none other than the co-proprietor of Greenpoint Grocery, Saleh. I have it on excellent intelligence he is in the process of selling his establishment so be sure to stop by and say “Hi” while you can!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: I Want My Money

May 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Lest I have not made this clear I am rather fond of the proprietor of Brooklyn11211. He is a very intelligent person. He has an eye for architectural goodness and possesses a brand of acerbic wit I adore. But we occasionally disagree— make that more often than not nowadays— regarding the 2005 rezone. And rezone 2.0. The 2005 rezone in north Greenpoint is a total and utter failure. Derelict properties, vacant lots and “nondos” pepper my landscape.

Needless to say I found it interesting when my colleague, Brooklyn11211, recently conversed with Jake Mooney of the New York Times and relayed a far more optimistic view of Greenpoint than I possess. What would I know? I only live here and have the pleasure of living on the same block with one of gentrification’s most notorious failures: The Viridian. Sure, I was never fond of the bus depots running 24/7/365 which preceded this faux Modernist turd. But after that “public nuisance” was razed and Magic’s folly commenced Ms. Jacob’s eyes ceased to exist. And my block got seedy.

Now that Magic Johnson (and his funky bunch have declared bankruptcy) and his heap of shit (110 Green Street, AKA the Viridian) is derelict my block has become much more lively. CASE IN POINT:

This delightful footage I shot at 1:00 this morning.

My colleague in Williamsburg and Jake Mooney can talk up Greenpoint all they want. The previous is my reality. And I suspect over the summer it is only going to get worse.

Toodles!

Miss Heather

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