Quick Links: Village Voice & Larry Da Junkman

November 7, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11215, Culture War, Gentrification, Park Slope, Park Slope Brooklyn 

VVlarry

Every so often I am reminded that I know some pretty darned interesting people. This morning (when this tome from the Village Voice was brought to my attention) is just such an example. I clicked on the link and sipped my coffee. After it pulled up I found myself muttering:

I know that guy in the gorilla suit.

It’s true. I do. What’s more I have to say I am really jazzed by the thoughtful commentary Larry tenders in both the previously-mentioned article and this Op-ED which can be found on his blog. Follow is a teaser from the latter:

…The issue here was always a bigger picture of a changing City and country. The idea of a flea market being a corporation is embarrassing. A flea market is a community of various people coming together and realizing that they could be an outdoor store of used items; some are junk, some are collectible, and some are antiques. Some junk turns out to be a rare antique, and some antiques turn out to be reproductions. Some people are selling off their dead dad’s pipes, and some people are selling their dead fishes, (not needed anymore) fish tank. It is hard to believe that it is packaged as something to be marketed and trademarked. It’s embarrassing laughable, not for Brooklyn Flea, but for customers who believe the preciousness of it all…

Give ’em a read!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Brooklyn Flea

April 16, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Brooklyn Flea 2013, Williamsburg: Angel

Taken by Scoboco.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Reward

March 1, 2013 ·
Filed under: Astoria, Astoria Queens, New York City, WTF 

reward

Taken by Eriadorian.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Keep Off The Grass?

May 13, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Culture War, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

A person we’ll call “E” writes May 12, 2012:

Hey Heather. I wanted to pick your very informative brain to ask if you knew of any way to find out whether something that appears to be a public space is or not ? I’m talking in particular of the grassy areas just outside of the Brooklyn Flea/Smorgasburg. People are being told they cannot sit on the grass at all now.  I was asked to move today, and when I asked when we would be able to, was told not at all over the summer. Its a ridiculous sight seeing literally hundreds of people sitting around d the edges of a lovely grassy area that’s out of bounds. Absurd. If you want to check it out, go to morrow during the flea…

Naturally I had to see this for myself so today I swung by to see what gives…

Aside from a mass demonstration of cognitive dissonance I didn’t see a problem.

Although I have put out “feelers” as to what is (or isn’t) going on here (and will update this post accordingly) if anyone has the 411 please share via comments or email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Your identity will remain anonymous if you so desire. Thanks!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Brooklyn Flea

October 9, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

282/365 - Brooklyn Flea, Williamsburg.

Taken by Gina Herold.

Thanksgiving, Black Friday And Beyond!

November 27, 2008 ·
Filed under: Clinton Hill, Ft. Greene, Greenpoint Magic 

First off, busy or forgetful oenophiles in Greenpoint will be happy to know Dandelion Wine will be open today from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. to serve your vino needs!

Dandy Wine
153 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

I don’t know about you, but the one thing I really love about New York City on a holiday weekend is the peace and quiet: e.g.; the two percenters are out of town! What’s more, there’s no need to go to Manhattan to do your holiday shopping this weekend. There’s plenty of action here in north(ish) Brooklyn. Fuck chain stores! Here are a couple (more) places you can get your gift-giving on. And benefit small businesses to boot!

Miss Wit (the brains behind this shirt and bona fide Sunset Parker to boot) will be at large at the ‘Flea this Sunday. Or you can make her acquaintance the previous day in *sniff* Manhattan.

If it doesn’t involve riding the G train I am not interested. 99.44% of what’s worthwhile in life is the journey, not the destination. Anyone who has patronized the Crosstown Local as long (or longer) than I have will tell you this.

The Brooklyn Flea
Sunday, November 30, 2008, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
357 Clermont Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11238

Last— but hardly least— Greenpoint’s very own Dalaga is having a sale. With champagne, no less! Per their press release:

Come on in and don’t worry about the cold… we will be serving champagne Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to warm you up. Let’s get this gorgeous holiday started!

Indeed.

Dalaga
150 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 1122
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Free champagne = I’m there!

Miss Heather

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