Now At Far Better Auto Repair: The Skinny Door Policy*

October 13, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Culture War, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Jay (who sent me the latter two photos) notes:

Spotted on Franklin St inside the arcade at the auto repo lot. Where else? Only in Greenpoint!

What yours truly wants to know is if the ensuing demonstration/revolution will be on Twitter.

*Props go out to a lady named Peggy for this. Good one!

New York Shitty Mini Slide Show du Jour: Now With Weekend Hours!

June 14, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Although I broke the good news about Far Better Towing’s pinball parlor almost two years ago, this morning I noted a number of new amenities (among other things) which I believe merit mention. Feeling deliciously lazy I am opting to sharing them via slide show versus writing about them. Enjoy!

Am I the only person who wants to check this place out on a Saturday night?

Far Better Towing Pinball Parlor/Game Room
Hours: (none given for weekdays) Friday & Saturday; Noon – Midnight
Caveat: Patrons under 18 years of age are not allowed until after 5:00 p.m.
237 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Photo du Jour: Franklin Street

April 5, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

It would appear that Greenpoint’s first (and only) auto-shop-cum-pinball-parlor has added a pool table— and a candy machine is in the works!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: The Franklin Street Pinball Parlor Is Back!*

February 23, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

54/365 - Franklin Street, Greenpoint.

Taken by Gina Herold.

Miss Heather

*As first tipped off to yours truly back in 2009!

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Far Better

November 12, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

farbetter

lovebug

When I approached the man working at this auto shop and asked if this little lady was in for a tune-up he was initially confused but got the joke soon enough. If this petite set of wheels looks strangely familiar to a number of you, here’s why: she used to belong to Manhattan Avenue’s very own the Corner Frenzy. Now she will be an attraction at Far Better’s Auto Repair & Pinball Arcade (which I wrote about last month). This has to be one of the most inspired joint ventures capitalism has ever spawned— and it comes courtesy of (where else?) the Garden Spot of the Universe!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Pinball?

October 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Robert writes (in an email entitled “Pinball Wizardy”):

There is a makeshift pinball arcade set up in the car impound lot on Franklin btwn Eagle and Dupont. You must check this out.

I’ll be upfront: I found this very difficult to believe. So I headed to the location of the purported pinball parlor without delay.

pinball

It’s for real.

pball

videogame

I spoke to the owner of this establishment about his new side business. He told me he brought the machines in for the enjoyment of “the guys” because “you only live once”. I was also assured kids of all ages are more than welcome to come by and play. TIP: the “Grand Slam” machine will only set you back 25 cents a game!

Only in Greenpoint, folks.

Miss Heather

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