From The New York Shitty Inbox: Something Truly Shitty

August 11, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Dog Shit, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A fellow we’ll call “G” writes:

Dear Miss Heather,

Love your blog. Is there anyway you would could reblog my blog about my apartment, 110 Green Street. I’d like to inform others not to live here and just how crappy the management is here.
If not, no hard feelings. Thanks and keep up the good work.

As it would happen, I myself have had the pleasure of receiving a photo of the above-depicted bit of gastronomic distress.

Here it is. The taker of this photograph opines:

Here’s one for your blog. This tasty display of canine explosive diarrhea was discovered in the “lounge” of the Viridian. I’m guessing by the presence of the “Caution!” sign that the dog’s owner has no plans to clean it up. But that’s just the kind of considerate behavior that I’ve come to expect from my neighbors.

Here’s another pair of photos this individual has see fit to send yours truly. Along with commentary.

Check it out… This is the hallway window on my floor. It is hanging out of the wall. (See next picture)

This shows the separation between the window and the wall. The area showing the view across the street is completely open to the outside.

It should be noted this person also informed me that following the fireworks/beer tossing incident on July 4th (which resulted in a police helicopter buzzing the area and generally scaring the bejezzus out of folks), the management of this building issued a memo informing tenants of the rules regarding use of the roof (as seen at the beginning of this post) and that surveillance cameras were installed so as to catch anyone using it without permission. These were promptly rendered non-functional.

Yes sir, it would appear the Viridian has some rather serious problems. Those of you wishing to have a staycation, have the odd $137.00 to burn and wish to see this shit show firsthand might be interested to know a resident of the Viridian is renting her penthouse apartment via airbnb. Otherwise I recommend checking out “G’s” documentation of the train wreck that is 110 Green Street”. It’s something else.*

UPDATE, August 12,2012: There appears to two websites dedicated to 110 Green Street. Behold, Viridian Gripes! I for one found the latest poll rather illuminating.

*Not to suggest I am surprised that the “quality” of construction at this luxury building has become an issue.

I’m not.

LAST GASP: On The Subject Of Helicopters

As some of you recall— and bore witness— there has been a lot of helicopter activity in the Garden Spot this week. While this has become pretty much standard operating procedure on July 4th nowadays, after hearing buzz about a police officer being shot, I wanted to know what gives. To this end I sent an email to head of the 94th Precinct, Deputy Inspector Hurson. Follows is his reply:
There was a Police Officer shot in Manhattan that night (July 5th — Ed. Note), however I think people noticed the helicopter I called in to assist us in dispersing a roof top party at 110 Green Street that had turned unruly. People
started dropping fireworks down on pedestrians and when my Officer arrived started throwing beer bottles at them from the seventh floor roof.

Throwing fireworks at pedestrians? Volleying beer bottles at police officers? This is ridiculous folks. Really.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Home Invasion At The Viridian?

November 11, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

You read me correctly, folks. None other than the head of the 94th Precinct, Deputy Inspector Hurson, has alerted me that a home invasion came to pass at 110 Green Street (AKA: The Viridian) involving two men— one of whom was sporting a fire arm— today. Thus far no arrests have been made.

This just goes to show that even a building with a doorman can be vulnerable to individuals with very bad intentions. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: be sure the front door of your building and apartment is locked at all times; be mindful of your surroundings and above all if you see something say something to the police. That’s what they’re here for!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part I: Viridian Trash

March 15, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

73/365 - Green Street, Greenpoint.

I suppose March 14th is as good as time as any to get rid of that Christmas tree. Sheesh.

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: Gina Herold

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Old & New

October 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Green Street.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Ode To BP

October 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This challenging art work hail from the Viridian and comes courtesy of Ryan Murphy. Great find!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Props & Bicycle Theft At The Viridian

A very nice chap (and Viridian resident), Michael, writes:

Hey Miss Heather,

Avid reader, first time tipper. First I gotta say I love the blog – really great stuff. Indispensable if you live in GP. And congrats on the NY Mag article!

I wanted to write you b/c my 2 bikes were stolen from the Viridian garage (110 Green Street) yesterday (I think). They were last seen on Thursday at 11:30pm and were gone this morning around noon. The 2 bikes were: 1) 1980’s Schwinn World Sport – blue frame with black handle bars, fixed and 2) 1980’s Windsor Carrera Sport – gray frame with red handlebars. I’m really bummed about them being stolen… Maybe you or one of your readers will see them around town. If you do please let me know! Thanks again and keep on rockin!

First off, thanks for the incredibly nice words Michael. They are greatly appreciated! You might be interested to know I will be featured on L Magazine’s web site this upcoming week— so keep an eye out! Otherwise, if anyone has seen a bicycle fitting either of the above descriptions please contact Michael via email at: michael (dot) auerbach (at) gmail (dot) com.


UPDATE, October 3, 2010: Michael has gotten one of his bikes back! He writes:

I got 1 back! Saw some dude with the Windsor on green. Said he found it on the end of Huron street and he gave I back to me! Still missing the Schwinn tho! I hope we can get it back!!!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Fire At The Viridian?

September 8, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

It just goes to show that when I take a vacay from the neighborhood all hell breaks loose. First it was getting above ground (from the G) to hear the sound of women screaming at each other on Huron Street. Then my buddy Kerry told me that he heard two people fell out of the window at the Viridian. When I got home the following was awaiting my reading pleasure in my inbox. Nancy writes:

The boy just called to let me know the Viridian is on fire. I’m at work and the carnage will probably be under control by the time I get out. Please take some pretty pictures for me!

Does anyone have the 411 on what happened? If so please share via comments or email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Your identity will remain anonymous if you so desire.


Miss Heather

UPDATE, September 9, 2010:

an anonymous tipster (who forwarded me the above photograph) writes:

Fire was on 3rd floor and only appeared to be 1 or possibly 2 apartments.

A Green Street PSA: Please

Given this building is located next door to Greenpoint’s pride and joy, The Viridian, methinks it takes very little deduction to figure out yo whom this missive is directed. In light of the fact some Viridian residents saw fit to use the indoor garden used as a doggie dumping ground I wouldn’t bet against it anyway.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: The Viridian Gets DOH’ed?

June 4, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

If the above photograph which was taken by a Viridian resident is any indication that would appear to be the case. He/She writes:

Don’t know the story behind this pool closing but I’ll find out.  Someone pulled a caddyshack?

To be continued…?

Miss Heather

UPDATE, June 5 2010: I have just received word from my tipster that the pool has been reopened. Hmm…

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