Coming Soon To Greenpoint Avenue: New York Sports Club

August 7, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


It would appear the buzz I have heard is true: 147 Greenpoint Avenue, formerly Club Exit, will soon be home to 147 Greenpoint Avenue. I suspect those who have been the aforementioned club’s neighbors in days past, fitness-conscious or otherwise, will find this to be a most welcome development. The last I checked, physical altercations— including “gunplay”— rarely come to pass at health clubs. Of course this being Greenpoint (where the unexpected can and does frequently happen), whose to say?

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Curtain Call For Club Exit?

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

N (who sent the above image) writes:

Dear miss heather,

I live next door to club exit, last week there was a huge fight that left at least one bleeding in the middle of greenpoint ave. Today I noticed this sign on the doors as I was walking home. They finally lost their liquor license?

I have detected a lot of buzz about this online. I have been meaning to do some poking around to learn what happened but simply have not had time. Although I certainly would not rule out N’s liquor license theory (this club has long been a public nuisance and the location of many a violent altercation) fact of the matter is I honestly do not know. If anyone out there is “in the know”, please share via comments.* Inquiring minds want to know!

Miss Heather

UPDATE, January 9, 2010: B writes;

Miss Heather,

I would not pop the champagne corks regarding “Club Exit Bites The Dust” because they are applying for a liquor license renewal (Alteration) at Community Board 1 on January 12 6:30 p.m. They are listed at number 13 on the Liquor License Renewals List.  See CB1 Agenda attachment…

Anyone wishing to comment for or against this renewal should attend the meeting and arrive early—at least by 6 p.m.—to sign up and speak your mind. I would also suggest you call or email CB1 with your opinions or questions.

After all, it is your  Community Board.

UPDATE, January 9, 6:19 p.m.: I have heard via the Greenpoint grapevine that Club Exit was shut down for drug activity. They are going to remodel and reopen (hence the license hearing) as a “new club”. I write “new” because this establishment will be under the same ownership.

*Or you can send me an email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Your identity will be kept confidential.

New York Shitty PSA: Tomorrow

May 11, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


Those of you who have grown weary of the above two establishments and the nuisance they have posed to our community mark your calendars. Tomorrow is the day you have been waiting for! The following screencap is an excerpt of the eating and drinking establishments whose liquor licenses are up for renewal.


As you will notice two of Greenpoint’s more, how should I say, NOTORIOUS venues are on this list. This means at tomorrow night’s Community Board One meeting you will, at long last, have an opportunity to let your feelings be known about the manifold contributions these establishments have made to our community’s quality of life:

  • noise
  • litter
  • traffic congestion and lest we forget…


  • bullets

Community Board 1 Meeting
May 12, 2009; 6:30 p.m.
211 Ainslie Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Be advised that in order to speak you MUST sign in by or before 6:15 p.m.

Miss Heather

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