THIS WEEKEND: Le Petit Boudoir Grand Opening

April 29, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Just over a month ago I was contacted by a very nice gentleman regarding a store he and his wife are opening on Franklin Street. His name is Mike and you might be interested to know he is the chap behind Mercat Negre on Grand Street. Naturally I had to get the 411 so I swung by. Things were a little rough— but it looked promising. As I left that day I asked Mike to give me a heads-up when they were closer to opening. This too has come to pass. In fact, I just got back from previewing what will be Le Petit Boudoir. I am pleased to report it is looking good!

Here’s what you can expect opening day (which is this upcoming Saturday!):

  • Vintage clothing
  • Sunglasses galore
  • Handmade soaps and candles (I have been told they will be using produce from Greenpoint’s very own Rooftop Farms in some of these goodies!)
  • jewelry and much, much more!

Check it out!

Le Petit Boudoir
OPENING: May 1, 2010 after 1:30 p.m.
135 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Closing on a Franklin Street related note, today I spoke with one of the owners of the restaurant slated to occupy 162 Franklin Street: Vamos Al Tequila. Not only was she nice enough to let me see their space…

but she assured me that enchiladas will be on their menu (which they hope to have finalized next week) and they plan to open in “10 days”. I can hardly wait!

Vamos Al Tequila
Opening Date: ~May 9, 2010
162 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

And that’s all she wrote!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Business Watch: A Blind Item

March 17, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This afternoon as I was walking down Franklin Street I bumped into a friend of mine. As it would happen this person is a local business owner and in this capacity hears a lot of neighborhood buzz. For starters, he/she told me a boutique is slated to open on Oak Street (who knew?). But what I found intriguing was the following, which constitutes today’s blind item:

What vacated storefront on Franklin Street is also slated to become a boutique?

The answer might interest and/or amuse you. For the reveal click here!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Recession Watch: Pencil Factory Lofts Gets Served

December 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Recession 


I have been queried by a number of people lately about the status of the Pencil Factory Lofts (as seen above). Some of you might remember this site has been troubled this year: among other things, work was stalled back in May and a new construction company was purportedly brought in to complete it. Well, long story made short, it would appear that work has halted once again. Exactly why, I do not know. When will it resume, you ask? That’s anyone’s guess. But taking into account what I found at their former sales office this afternoon I’d hazard to say the prognosis isn’t looking very good.



In post-real estate boom Greenpoint eviction papers are the new black!


Miss Heather

Images Credits: Pencil Factory Lofts image comes courtesy of Curbed.

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