Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Meet Armenian Adam

September 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

You asked for it— so here it is folks. NOTE/CAVEAT: the previous link is very not safe for work!

Miss Heather

P.S.: Special thanks go out to this store’s proprietor, Chris, for asking me if I am over 21.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Adult Toys

September 11, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From T & N Wine and Liquor on Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Manhattan Avenue

April 9, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken April 9, 2010.

Miss Heather

Spotted At T & N Wine & Liquor: Chicks & Bunnies

March 31, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

When I hopped off the bus after today’s sojourn I encountered this, the latest window display at T & N Wine and Liquor. As you can see it is garnering a great deal of attention. When I arrived home my inbox was filled with inquiries as to what is going to happen to these chicks after Easter. Here’s the scoop per this establishment’s proprietor, Chris. CAVEAT: this story does not have a happy ending.

Chris purchased these chicks from a hatchery. He ordered twenty five of them so they tossed in one more (the dark one) for free. Believe it or not these little ones were delivered via the United States Postal Service. He had to go to our illustrious post office to pick them up. After Easter they will go to a farm a friend of his owns upstate. Here they will live for six weeks. After that they will be dinner. Apparently this variety of chicken is has been bred/engineered for body mass. After six weeks their legs can no longer support their bodies.

What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals—and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me— nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so.— Hamlet

Miss Heather

UPDATE, April 1, 2010: I have just learned that Chris has changed his plan. Anyone who wants a chick after Easter can have one. Oh yeah, as for the rabbits: they belong to a friend.

UPDATE, April 2, 2010: It would appear that NBC surfs blogs for leads. As it would happen I spoke with the proprietor of T & N Wine and Liquor last night. He told me that the reporter said they learned about his display “on the Internet”.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Dazed & Confused

March 11, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

When I saw this today I wondered if Chris, the proprietor of this establishment, was merely being mischievous or if this missive was addressing a bona fide problem. Although I have known this chap for some time even I can never tell for certain. After all this IS the man whose front window was once graced by a very real cooked turkey with, um, benefits for three whole days. I decided to settle the matter for once and all: I asked Chris what gives. His answer might surprise you.

Chris assured me that there has, in fact, been some confusion. Despite the awning gracing this property (which you can see clearly indicates spirits are sold therein) and posters in the window advertising discounted liquor some have inquired about footwear. Or have been upset that their liquor store is now shoe store— he didn’t indicate which. Given the near insurrection I beheld at a local pharmacy recently when their lotto machine was down (and thus could not issue tickets or give payouts) I would hazard to guess it’s the latter.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Happiness is a Cold (War) Gun

December 5, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As his recent Thanksgiving window display made all too clear Chris, the proprietor of T & N Wine and Liquor, is a man of— how shall we say— unique sensibilities. Needless to say when I noticed he has embarked upon his Christmas decor this afternoon I simply had to know what was in store. Chris was rather coy but he told me it would be pretty subdued. Noting the disappointed expression on my face Chris then gestured to me head to the last register. He had something to cheer me up.

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This is an advertisement he recently placed with a Polish language publication. To truly appreciate the ad copy (which he translated to me and I will go into in a minute) one needs to take a closer look at the wares being advertised.

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  1. Polish vodka in a “decorative” container aping an artillery shell.
  2. A “field artillery kit” consisting of a “bottle” of vodka in the form of a Kalashnikov, six shot glasses (or “bullets” as Chris called them) and a flask shaped like a grenade.

Which brings me back to Chris’s snappy copy (NOTE: this is highly paraphrased):

These will guarantee you a peaceful evening.

His rationale behind this cryptic statement:

If you have a gun no one will bother you.

Indeed. You will be delighted to know these items will be the centerpiece of Chris’s Christmas opus. I can hardly wait!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: T & N Wine Gears Up For Turkey Day!

November 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Advanced Life Forms, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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Chris has really outdone himself this time.

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This here is the real Greenpoint, folks— and don’t you forget it!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Halloween Watch: T & N Wine and Liquor

October 8, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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It would appear that Chris is still finding new and inventive ways to display Crystal Skull vodka!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Macabre On Manhattan Avenue

August 5, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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I’m not too sure where Chris (the proprietor of T & N Wine and Liquor) is going with this— but I like it! The addition of the black light is an inspired touch.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Gearing Up For The 4th

July 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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From T & N Wine And Liquors on Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

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