From The New York Shitty Inbox: Gate Sale

September 19, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A very nice lady named Phyllis writes:

Hi Miss Heather:

Hope you can mention or you blog or website that there is a
What: Gate Sale/Flea Market
Date: This Saturday 9/21/13 starting 10:00 AM
Where: Monitor Street between Nassau Ave and Norman Avenue


In closing, I feel compelled to note a few more things going on this upcoming weekend…


Kent Street will be having its annual block party.


Once again: Touch A Truck!


And on Sunday Dusty Rose Vintage will be hosting an autumn solstice pop-up market!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: 233 Norman To Become A Hotel?

September 12, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Gentrification, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


I kicked off my day with not one but two missives about this. Not only does it appear to be true, but the landlord has seen fit to give tenants thirty days notice and threats of eviction have been issued as well. And of course I would be remiss if I did NOT point out that north Brooklyn’s good friend, Robert Scarano— or at least his firm— will be handling the project. Not a good sign.

In any case, it’ll be interesting to see how a hotel* with rooftop terrace will fare being downwind from our local waste water treatment plant.


But hey, what do I know? As P.T. Barnum was reputed to say:

There’s a sucker born every minute.

Just another day in Greenpoint, folks…

UPDATE, 5:06 p.m.: As you can plainly see, construction has commenced.





*Perhaps this fellow is going to perpetrate a “239 Banker”? I rule nothing out as being too absurd anymore…

From The New York Shitty Inbox: “This For That”

May 10, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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A lady named Marisa writes:

Hello Miss Heather.

We’re hosting a swap at the Dusty Rose Vintage wholesale warehouse and I thought it might be something you’re readers would be interested in.  If you’re so inclined, here are the basic details, flyer and press copy.  And please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Who:  Dusty Rose Vintage presents
What: “This for That” annual spring clothing swap
When: Thursday, May 30th, 7 – 10 pm
Where: 233 Norman Ave, Greenpoint
Admission: $3 with bag of clothes, $5 without
Facebook event:

Are you broke, but yearning to spruce up your summer wardrobe? Lady, it’s your lucky day. Dusty Rose Vintage is Greenpoint’s largest vintage clothing warehouse, and will host their first annual “This For That” clothing swap on May 30th.

Here’s how it works: just rock up with a bag of spring/summer garments and accessories you’re done wearing but want to find another loving home. $3 gets you in the door, then swap to your heart’s content. With a packed crowd of other Greenpoint fashion addicts, you’re bound to make awesome trades. Plus it’s a perfect opportunity to spring-clean your closet, and go shopping without a shred of guilt. Can’t put a bag together? Just pay a little more: $5 on the door.

Dusty Rose will lay on free punch for to quench your thrifty thirst, and if you can’t make the swap but still want to donate, you’re welcome to drop clothes off at the warehouse in the week before the event.

If you’re a true vintage fan, this is a great chance to get a sneak-peak at Dusty Rose Vintage BEFORE they officially throw their doors open to the public in June. Trust us: this place is going to be a goldmine of affordable vintage, unlike anything in New York City.  It has to be seen to be believed.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part I: Anyone Looking For A Studio Share?

April 13, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item comes courtesy of a chap named Tony. He writes:

I just signed a lease on a really nice 600 square foot art studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at 233 Norman Avenue (same building that my studio was in a year ago).

I am a small-scale sculptor (here’s my work) looking to share my space with another artist or craftsman or two.

This space can be divided into two or three spaces, depending on what you, the potential studio mate wants.  I’m open to both possibilities.  The rent would be either $350 or $550 for your portion.  The total rent for the space is $1050, plus minimal utilities.

This is a good space, in a well-maintained building, good natural light, freight elevator, intercom, good neighbors, safe area, 24/7 access, open studios, near the B24, B48 & the G train

I’m looking for a respectful, dependable studio mate with a 6 month minimum commitment. First, last & security to move in.

It’s also worth mentioning that I work a full-time job and won’t even be in the space during normal business hours.

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you might know that might be interested.

Any and all who are interested in viewing or sharing Tony’s studio space should contact him via his advertisements on Craigslist. These can be found here and here.

Miss Heather

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