Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Shovelin’

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



I have no idea who this child’s parents are— but whoever they are, they are very, very lucky. I have never in all my years seen someone have so much fun shoveling snow. Of course, part of this raspscallion’s mirth might be due to the fact he was beaning passersby with loads of the stuff. He hit the Mister not just once, but twice. I like this kid.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Humboldt Street

December 20, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


Katie Sokoler (who took the above photograph) writes:

There is some guy skiing down my block!

That’s Greenpoint for you, folks. Good times!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: SNOW!

Calyer Street


Guernsey Street


Norman Avenue



Manhattan Avenue



Bedford Avenue



Taken December 19, 2009.

Miss Heather

Image Credits: The photograph of Calyer Street and the Greenpoint Savings Bank come courtesy of Caryn Rose!

Post Blizzard Wrap-up Part I: Best. Snowman. Ever.

March 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

This weekend I met up with my buddy Norman over at Atlantic Yards Report and had pizza at Motorino.* After we discussed the latest book I am reading (In The Country Of Brooklyn by Peter Golenbock) I told him I could hardly wait for it to snow so I could scout for snowmen. Of all the neighborhoods in all of Brooklyn no one makes a snowman like we Greenpointers do.

Well, today I finally got around to doing my scouting. The pickings were pretty slim but we must not confuse quantity with quality. I was (and am) not the least bit disappointed.



This finely fettled little fella from brought a smile to my face.



Of course there is no hard and fast rule stating one can only build “people” out of snow.


Someone in the Garden Spot of the Universe understood this and elected to make this item which I call “The McCarren Park Snow Mound”. I do not want to suggest that all snowmen need be pedestrian. A little ingenuity (an empty garbage can and a pair of work gloves) can reap delightful results. Case in point:




Miss Heather

*Which he liked!

P.S.: I will be posting more photographs from my jaunt around Greenpoint in a bit so stay tuned. I have some pretty nifty stuff up my sleeve!

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