From The New York Shitty Inbox: This Sunday!

December 12, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

coco66

A very nice lady named Melissa writes:

Hi, I am involved in a holiday market this weekend in Greenpoint. I was wondering if you would be able to post the flyer? Any help would be appreciated!! 🙂

Duly/gladly posted! Those of you who want more information about the participating artists are advised to check out this event’s Facebook page here. Support your local artists this holiday season and check it out!

Spotted At 66 Greenpoint Avenue: For Rent

December 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Given the rather troubled (and highly publicized) history of this address it will be interesting to see if Mr. Kelleran gets any takers.

Coming To 120 Franklin Street: Van Gogh’s Radio 2.0?

No liquor license hearing notice has been posted, but per the agenda for our local Community Board’s Public Safety Committee agenda this may very well be the case!

You will also notice, dear readers, that Coco 66 (albeit via 68 Greenpoint Avenue) is also on the docket. Hmm…

But back to 120 Franklin Street— and CKTP LLC. After some research I deduced the Greenpoint grapevine may very well be correct. The chap behind CKTP LLC endeavor, Christopher Klusak, has close ties to Van Gogh’s Radio.

Will Van Gogh’s Radio be making a comeback? It certainly appears to be the case. However, there’s still that liquor license hearing meeting on September 27th. Only then will we know for certain…

Community Board 1 Public Safety Committee Meeting
September 27, 2011 starting at 6:30 p.m.
CB1 Main Office
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

 

 

LAST GASP: What’s Up At Coco 66?

July 12, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I have noticed a number of search query “hits” about this establishment on the back-end of my web site recently. So much so that this afternoon I did a walk by to see what’s up.

By all appearances Coco 66 appears to be shuttered…

and something is going on next door at Coco 68. This is very curious indeed! Now factor in an email I received this evening after meeting with a wonderful group of young ladies (about matters north Brooklyn). A person we’ll call ipfreely writes:

Hi Miss Heather,

Did something happen to Coco 66? Just wondering.

http://twitter.com/#!/sevagranik


http://bobbyfinger.tumblr.com/post/7507796469

Weird.

Some of the people reading this tome are undoubtedly aware this establishment has had issues with “the authorities” before. Perhaps this incident is somehow related to what happened last year? In any case, if anyone reading this tome has the 411 on what happened please share via comments or email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. You identity will remain anonymous if you so desire. Thanks!

UPDATE, July 13, 2011 3:08 p.m.: I have gotten the word from the man upstairs (that being none other than the head of the 94th himself, D.I. Hurson!) as to what happened. Here you go!

Miss Heather,  I noticed on your web page that you noticed that Coco 66 is closed. We did a joint operation Saturday with the State Liquor Authority Coco 66 was operating without a Liquor license. The owner was arrested and all the Liquor was order destroyed by the SLA.

UPDATE, July 14, 2011: Paper Magazine has a pretty good (if rather short) article as to what happened. Give it a read!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Coco 66

April 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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Taken by the newest member of the New York Shitty photo pool, Grizzzly B. Lovely shot!

Miss Heather

Spotted On Greenpoint Avenue: Apology

November 2, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

It would appear that Vacate Order— while curiously absent from the front door— is still in effect at Coco66.

Hmm…

Miss Heather

P.S.: It would appear Coco66’s lack of a Place of Assembly permit has not gone unnoticed as well.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Closed For Renovations?

October 27, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

The above item (which hails from the Village Voice and is a follow-up to their breaking story about the closure of Coco68 last Friday) was brought to my attention by my buddy over at Brooklyn11211. He writes:

I see they’re still closed down – but they have a perfectly logical explanation. It was just less confusing for all involved to reschedule their shows at other venues.

You can read this article in its entirety by clicking here. Otherwise I’ll leave you with yours truly’s favorite passage— with a little New York Shitty analysis thrown in for good measure!

Apologies for the confusion yesterday. Briefly: after you and I spoke we had a meeting at Coco’s and we all decided that since some shows were already moving to other venues this week, just because they were worried (rightfully so given your establishment saw fit to cram 400 people into a space allotted for 74, this can hardly be construed as “professional”), we would take this time now to take a couple days off and make some renovations to just kinda move forward and become a better venue with more space for people. So we are taking a couple days to do that. We were doing construction all night last night (I can personally attest to this. I can also attest that neither Coco66 nor Coco 68 have permits for any of the work they are doing.) , and all day today (more work without a permit, is the Department of Buildings reading this?), just in the back to have more space and do bigger and better shows (which we are not in fact legally entitled to conduct given we have neither a Cabaret License nor a Place of Assembly Permit*).

Miss Heather

*As someone in the know explained to me:

They absolutely don’t have a cab license. Must have zoning use group 12 on the CO and the description must read “eating and drinking establishment with no restrictions on entertainment.”  Not even a PA. Hence the 74 max occupancy.

This is rather curious given the owner of Coco66 and Coco68 seems to be operating a construction company out of the latter.

One would think Mr. Kelleran would be aware legalities such as these. Hmm…

New York Shitty Day Ender: Under Construction

October 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As of 9:00 p.m. this evening it would appear* that Coco 66 is installing a little dry wall. Hmm…

Miss Heather

*And sound

TOMORROW: The Don Project

July 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item comes from a chap named Vandal. He writes:

Hi, Heather.

I’m a friend of Jay Lombard and Rob Maher of Unleash/ Dog Habitat. They suggested to get in touch with you to possibly spread the word on our upcoming benefit concert for the film, “The Don Project”.

What is The Don Project, you ask? Well, you can follow their web site— or read their press release!

Emerging filmmakers Matthew Maguire, Dan Bowhers, and Vandal Truong team up for this powerful, intimate piece of cinema. the result is the short film, The Don Project- a little bit punk rock, and a little bit neo-realist. It is a “day in the life”, character study of Don, a dog walker and lingering skate punk scene-ster living in the current day of Brooklyn, New York.

The benefit fundraiser for the film is Saturday, July 17th at Coco 66 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The cover is a mere five dollars. The bands lending their support are Invisible Lines, The Amboys, Black Water, and Cecilia Celeste. Partnering with the non profit group Dog Habitat, all the film’s profits will be donated to help fund dog rescues and adoptions.

Recently wrapped principle photography, the film is now in post production and gearing up for film festivals throughout the country. The Don Project was shot in numerous Brooklyn neighborhoods including Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Bushwick and Bay Ridge.

So there have you. Check it out!

The Don Project Benefit Concert
July 17, 2010 starting at 8:00 p.m.
CoCo66
66 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Noise Woes

July 12, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A person we’ll call N writes:

Hey Heather,

I hate to beat a dead horse, but this problem just won’t go away.  I was up again until 4am because of Coco66’s monthly dub step night.  The 2nd Saturday of every month, Coco’s really loves to just blast that bass until the wee hours of the morning. I called 311 and made a complaint.  The funny thing is, I looked up the status just now (as seen at left — Ed. Note) and it said the Police took action and fixed the problem, which is a most blatant lie.  They didn’t do anything, as I said I was up until 4am.  I’ve also contacted the Community Board twice now, once in May (never to hear a response) and again last week.  At this point I don’t know what’s left for me to do other than move, which I really shouldn’t have to do if the city just upheld it’s own ordinance laws.  Do you have any advice?

Although I have outlined the protocol for this kind of thing numerous times (and despite the fact it appears to not to be working for N so far) here they are again:

1. Contact Community Board 1 and forward all pertinent documentation— including 311 complaint numbers— to them. Their email address is: bk01 (at) cb (dot) nyc (dot) gov

2. Contact Assemblyman Joe Lentol’s Office. This too can be done quickly and easily via email: lentolj (at) assembly (dot) state (dot) ny (dot) ny (dot) us

3. Contact Councilman Steve Levin’s office. His email address is as follows: slevin (at) council (dot) nyc (dot) gov

4. Go to the next 94th Precinct Community Council and make D. I. Fulton aware that the officers under his watch did not resolve the noise problem to your satisfaction. I suspect the next meeting will, unfortunately, be in September. But you should contact them via telephone and confirm this.

5. And in N’s case talk to your neighbors and see if they too are experiencing sleepless nights due to CoCo66’s din. The more people you have following steps #1 through #4 the better!

In closing (and in reference to point #5), has noise from CoCo66 (or CoCo68, for that matter) been a problem for you? If so I’d very much like to hear from you. Please tender you two cents via comments or email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Your identity will remain anonymous if you so desire. Thanks!

Miss Heather

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