Adoptable Cutie: Meet Papasito


Per the folks at Dog Habitat (where this handsome fellow presently hangs his hat— or would that be sombrero?):

This adorable boy is Papacito. Unfortunately he was another victim of irresponsible pet ownership. He was found by one of our staff members in a box in front of a dumpster next to Papacito’s in Greenpoint. There was a bag next to the carrier with cold cuts, some dry food, a rabies tag, a little money and a note describing his demeanor and health. This sweet cat deserved better than to be deposited on the street but now he’s safe here with us. Can you open your home to a poor, abandoned boy?

If anyone reading this wants to provide this fellow the loving forever home he richly deserves, please contact the folks at Dog Habitat via email at rescue (at) doghabitat (dot) org.

Thanks— and spread the word!

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: What’s Up At Calyer?

May 16, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


A person we’ll call “K” writes:

Hi Miss Heather,

Can’t find out from anyplace on-line- CALYER our fave eatery is gone, replaced by some hipster bar-b-q place- it happened in a matter of a few weeks! No signs, no warnings (that we heard) –

We can stop by Anella’s (same owners I believe) and ask about it, but thought just maybe you might have heard something…

Hope at least they have merely moved, not ceased operations… (though I guess they will never be called “CALYER”).

What a loss. The place not only had amazing food, it felt-and-looked cool inside. Don’t get it, thought they were doing well.

By all appearances it would appear Jimmy’s Diner has opened a second location. To my knowledge this is the second such restaurant the owners have divested of in the last six months or so. The other being of course being Bellwether. Hmm…

Jimmy’ Diner
Status: Open
92 Calyer Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

P.S.: While we are on the subject of Greenpoint eateries, it would appear Papasito’s has changed hands as well. This would explain a number of things including:

  • Why only cash is being accepted presently.
  • The lack of noise on Cinco De Mayo.


  • A noticeable change/shift in clientele.


From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Papasitos

September 19, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken by Emily Raw.

Urban Fur: Waiting

August 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Low Tech

July 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Much Ado About This Weekend


Or would that be much to DO this weekend? If what I found in my inbox today is any indication there is a log going on this weekend. Mark writes:

Hey Miss Heather did you see this? Papacito’s is celebrating it’s pseudo-one year birthday and recently acquired liquor license. They’re inviting people to come celebrate with free food and tequila. Pretty cool!

Most cool indeed! Among the goodies promised are free tequila shots from 11:00 – 1:00 a.m. and live mariachi music. Check it out!

Saturday, December 5 2009 9:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.
999 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Detroit Rock City

If mariachi is not your cup of tea, a good friend of mine (and fabulous D.J.), The Professor, will be spinning an evening of “Motor City rock, soul, punk and psycho-funk” at Greenpoint’s very own Boulevard Tavern. Having known the Professor for some time I can attest to his outstanding taste in music. Go. You will not be disappointed!

Detroit Rock (and Soul) City
December 5, 2009
Boulevard Tavern
579 Meeker Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Last up, there will be not one— but two holiday craft fairs this weekend! Monika writes:

Dear Miss Heather, FYI — two fab holiday shopping events taking place this Sunday in Williamsburg a few blocks apart!

Handmade Holiday Fair
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Time: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Location:  Brooklyn Ale House, 103 Berry Street (at North 8th), Williamsburg

“Sock monkeys, affordable art and we mean affordable!!  Handmade clothing and more by Carri Skoczek, Kat St. John, Heather Jordan and some other gals.   This sunday, come one, come all!!   Great bloody marys and free bagels!”


Winter Market @ Public Assembly
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street (between Wyeth and Kent), Williamsburg

Presented by Northern Brooklyn Based Boutiques, Designers, Vintage Collectors and Culinary Creatives.
Featuring Edibles, Wearables, Antiques, & Gifts from $1-$100.

And that’s all she wrote. Have a fun and safe weekend Williamspointers and Greenburgers!

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: The lovely photograph gracing the beginning of this post comes courtesy of Caryn Rose. Great capture!

New York Shitty Day Starter: Coming At You From Greenpoint

My buddy Larry da Junkman has been involved in a number of very interesting projects lately. Follows is a snippet of one of them. It is part of an ongoing collaboration with the Vole Show and is entitled Think Tanking: Journey To The Newtown Creek Nature Walk Part 2. Larry’s daughter (clad in fairy wings and a tiara no less) steals the show. Enjoy!

I can hardly wait to see what these madmen come up with next.

Miss Heather

What’s Up At 999 Manhattan Avenue?

May 8, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 



Some of you might have noticed the rather abrupt departure of the psychic (as well as her rather adorable cat who can be seen above) who occupied the space adjacent to Papasitos. I have no idea as to her whereabouts (nor do I care to know: that woman was OBNOXIOUS).

However, I can tell you what’s taking her place: more Papasitos! Given how packed this restaurant gets (for a damned good reason: among other things their jalapeno poppers are amazing) doubling or tripling their seating capacity is stellar news for both Cody Utzman, this establishment’s owner, and diners alike. I can hardly wait to see what they do with the extra space!

999 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Video Du Jour: Dark Side Of The Moon

April 11, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


True to form things were pretty quiet yesterday, Good Friday, here at the 11222. The college students (who I presume to be on “break”) have all gone out of town. If Greenpoint had tumbleweeds they would indeed be blowing across our streets.

The only activity of note has been at the sausage shops. Their clientele (in search of a quality kielbasa to celebrate the resurrection of our lord) formed queues which overflowed onto the sidewalks. But this is nothing unusual. In fact, I’d be more worried if I did not see a large number of sausage enthusiasts peppering our fine burgh’s sidewalks this holiday weekend. Although I am a vegetarian I find their presence strangely comforting: they are proof-positive that the unique character of my neighborhood has not been eradicated. Yet.

Good Friday in Greenpoint means different things to different people. A trip back home to be with loved ones for some, a wait at the sausage shop for others. For me it’s just business as usual. To someone else it meant parking his (or her) car in front of Papasitos, putting their theft deterrent gear in place (in this case, “The Club”), popping open the trunk, rolling down the windows and cranking Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” for everyone’s edification. What’s more interesting is no one seemed to mind…

except for my buddy Larry da Junkman. He told me in an exasperated tone that this had been going on (and off) for several hours. I’m guessing he’s not a big Pink Floyd fan. I myself would have preferred “The Wall”.

Hello, hello, hello. Is there anybody in there?

Miss Heather

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