Prizes Wanted

November 11, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

churchThose of you who are familiar with Greenpoint know its people, while occasionally brusque, have a lot of heart. Which brings me to the purpose of this post: yesterday I was contacted by Ann Kansfield, the co-Pastor of the Greenpoint Reformed Church, about an upcoming fundraiser she is organizing. On Thursday, December 3rd, our very own TBD will be hosting a trivia night with proceeds to benefit the Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry. Other than attending (that’s pretty much a no-brainer) here’s another way you can help: by donating prizes. A number of local businesses have already stepped up to the plate (thanks Mousey Brown, Dandelion Wine, Cafe Grumpy and anyone else I am missing!). I myself am planning on donating a piece of art work. Truth be told, the possibilities are pretty limitless.

If you too would like to lend a hand by donating a gift certificate, handicraft, or whatever your imagination can muster please contact Ms. Kansfield via email at ann (at) greenpointchurch (dot) org. Not only will it make you feel good, but you will be supporting a great cause: feeding your fellow Greenpointers!


Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Free Willy!

October 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 



Jay Lombard (who forwarded me the above photographs of a very happy and lucky lad named Willy) writes:

Heather – At last! Dog Habitat Rescue has a dog available for adoption! Meet Willy – he was stray who was taken to the Brooklyn animal care & control shelter and was within hours of being euthanized. He’ll be staying at Unleash: Brooklyn until we find him a permanent home. Look for Willy at the front of the parade at tomorrow’s Halloween party in McGolrick park.

Thanks for sharing the good news with us, Jay! As he indicates in the above email anyone interested in meeting Willy and giving him the loving home which has so eluded him can make his acquaintance at District Dog’s Halloween Parade tomorrow at McGolrick Park. Here’s the 411 for those of who are not in the know:


3rd Annual District Dog Halloween Parade
October 31, 2009 starting at 1:00 p.m.
McGolrick Park
Brooklyn, New York 11222

And on that note, dear readers, I am calling it a day. Have a wonderful pre-Halloween evening!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Dog Habitat Gets A Very Special Caller


I recently bumped into Rob Maher one of the minds behind Unleash Brooklyn and Dog Habitat. He told me about something really neat which happened recently. It involves the above lass. Her name is Spooky and this is her story:

Spooky found us. No, really! She walked up the stairs and sat on our front door just before the temperature dropped this fall. She is about six months old. She is extremely friendly, but in need of some personal attention and lots of love.

Anyone interested in learning more about this street smart Greenpoint girlie— or wants to make your home Spooky’s permanent haunt— please shoot the guys (and gals) of Dog Habitat an email at: rescue (at) doghabitat (dot) org. They can also be reached via telephone at: (347) 601-8678.


Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Dog Lover’s Special

October 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


This dapper dog can be found on Dobbin Street and struck me as the perfect way to kick off an announcement for a very nifty upcoming event at Unleash Brooklyn: Looking for Calvin and Hobbes by Nevin Martell. Here’s the 411 as gleaned from Unleash Brooklyn’s Facebook announcement:

In honor of October being Adopt-A-Dog Month, Saturday, October 24 Unleash: Brooklyn and Word Books will be hosting an evening featuring Nevin Martell, author of the newly released book, Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip… Come celebrate the friendship between mankind and their furry friends while learning about the elusive creator of one of the most beloved comic strips of all time. Looking for Calvin and Hobbes is an affectionate and revealing book about uncovering the story behind this most uncommon trio – a man, a boy and his tiger.

Looking For Calvin and Hobbes
October 24, 2009 starting at 7:00 p.m.
Unleash Brooklyn/Dog Habitat
216 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Check it out!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Happiness In Black & White

June 13, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


From Franklin Street.

Miss Heather

What’s Up At 216 Franklin Street?

June 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


Although the “for rent” sign hasn’t come down I recently spied a flurry of activity at East Coast Alien’s former space at 216 Franklin Street. Curious to see what’s up I took a sneak peek.


By all appearances it looks like they are converting this space into an eating and drinking establishment (note the bar behind the garbage can in the above photograph) but I have found nothing whatsoever in the way of liquor license or Department of Buildings applications to bear this out.

Anyone out there have the scoop as to what is going on at 216 Franklin? If so please share via the comments. Thanks!

Miss Heather

Junk Has Arrived In Greenpoint

February 4, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 


No, I’m not talking about that kind of junk (it made its resurgence in my fair nabe known some time ago).


Rather, Junk, the thrift store located at Driggs Avenue and North 10th Street has opened a new space down on Franklin Street! I spoke with a gentleman working there and he said they officially opened last week and still had a great deal of merchandise to roll out. As of my visit today they had a great deal of affordable furniture for the choosing. This is a good thing given the dearth of furniture options here (no disrespect to Greenpoint Furniture intended). I wish these chaps the best of luck!

Junk II
216 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

HOURS: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. daily

Miss Heather

TODAY: Going Out Of Business Sale

February 1, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


Last night I finally received a disappointing confirmation of something I had suspected for a month: East Coast Aliens is going out of business. Today from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. they will be hosting a “Huge Blow Out Sale” featuring items such as sound equipment, furniture, art/silk screening supplies and much, much more. If you’re looking for a bargain (let’s face it, art supplies are not cheap) check it out.

East Coast Aliens Closing Sale
February 1, 2009, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
216 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

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