From The New York Shitty Inbox: Coming To 214 Franklin Street…

October 19, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Fuck This Shit, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


Those of you who cannot get enough folks traversing our sidewalks and subways sporting luggage— or watering holes on Franklin Street, listen up. I have some news which will undoubtedly please you! A person we’ll call “C” writes (in an email entitled “New Hotel On Freeman @ Green Street”) simply:

Naturally my curiosity was piqued (Freeman Street does not cross Green Street, no doubt a typo on “C’s” part) so click on the above link I did. Follows is what I found awaiting my delectation.

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As you can see, gentle readers, this plan was approved just over ten months ago. I would be remiss if I did not point out that it is the handiwork of north Brooklyn’s good friend, none other than Robert Scarano. Well, he did not file the permit. We all know this fellow, a poster child for the ethically-challenged, is not allowed to do so. If my memory serves me correctly it had to do with a little latitude/liberties he took on Freeman Street? Why yes, that was it!

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First it was the Box House Hotel. Then it was the Henry Norman. Both of these displaced local, small businesses. Now we have this one which not only does that but is taking out residential space to boot. In a community whose rental market is already “tight” enough as is. Straight up folks: enough is enough. We need more housing— and truly affordable housing at that— for New Yorkers. Not another hotel.

Adoptable Cuties: Kitten Cavalcade At Dog Habitat!

Earlier this week I was contacted by Jay Lombard of Dog Habitat. He told me they had a few new residents of the feline persuasion. Needless to say I had to make the acquaintance of these guys (and gals) STAT. Yesterday this came to pass. Without further ado here they are!

First up, a trio of kittens found in Queens:

And how can we forget Mangus? The rather friendly (and furry) chap whose image graces the beginning of this post!

You can (and should) see more photos of these adoptable cuties and a few of their canine pals at Dog Habitat’s web site. Otherwise anyone interested in meeting these little ones and giving them the loving home they deserve should contact the folks at Dog Habitat at: rescue (at) doghabitat (dot) org or (347) 203 – 3934.


In closing, I feel compelled to write that tomorrow, May 22nd, Glasslands Gallery will be hosting an benefit for Dog Habitat. You can get more details (and purchase tickets) by clicking here.

Brooklyn Howls
May 22, 2011 doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

Spotted On Franklin Street: Grand Opening

March 21, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I spied this while running errands this morning and felt it would be of interest to my fellow north ‘Pointers: a bodega has opened shop at 214 Franklin Street. I did not have the wherewithal to pop in (I got soaked while strolling the waterfront*) but at a casual glance it appears to sport the usual fare: diapers, toiletries, basic groceries with a little produce tossed in for fair measure.

New Bodega (no name given)
214 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

*No worries, I have some seriously neat treats to share from my jaunt!

New York Shitty Day Ender: Live From The Phil Collins Day Parade!

All in all, it was a pretty impressive turn-out for this, the first ever (public, anyway) Phil Collins Day Parade. Moves Gallery even had a mask-making station on hand for merry-makers. And merry-makers, a marching band and giant head of Mr. Collins (as promised) there were! Without further ado, behold the Greenpoint glory yourself. Enjoy!

Here’s how the whole affair wound down in front of Shayz Lounge courtesy of diana gee.

I suspect I speak for many when I write that I sincerely hope we will see another such event next year. Nice job, folks!

Miss Heather

P.S.: You can read Aaron Short’s account of this event— which includes no less than 17 references to songs by Mr. Collins— by clicking here.

Spotted At 214 Franklin Street: Movin’ Out

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

It would appear that after being inexplicably shuttered for several weeks Junk is leaving us. Does anyone have the 411 on what happened? If so please share via comments or shoot me an email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Thanks!

Miss Heather

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