Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Charlotte Patisserie

October 11, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Charlotte Patisserie’s web site appears to be under construction. However, they do have a Facebook page which you can view by clicking here.

Charlotte Patisserie
Open Date: TBA
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
596 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Spotted at 1011 Manhattan Avenue: Windows

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

After a long wait the paint is finally coming off the windows at 1011 Manhattan Avenue. Intrigued, I finally asked the folks behind this reputed coffee-shop-to-be what gives. Here’s the low-down:

  1. This establishment will serve coffee and pastries in the morning and wine, beer and “small food plates” in the evening.
  2. They plan on opening around the end of the month.
  3. The cat I spied peering out the front door recently is named “Sooti” and her sinecure as “shop cat” was merely temporary. She now resides in an air conditioned apartment upstairs!

So there have you.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Seating du Jour: 1011 Manhattan Avenue

March 14, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

When I saw this ad hoc arrangement of street seating this morning I simply had to document it. This, in turn, piqued the curiously of the above chap. We struck up a conversation:

I take it you got a permits to operate a sidewalk— or would that be street— cafe?*

Man (laughing):

No, I’m here to drop these off to a new coffee shop opening up here.

Me: I take it you mean at 1101 Manhattan Avenue?

He didn’t seem to know for certain, but this is the buzz I have been hearing over the last several months. If anyone out there knows the skinny on this new establishment I would love to hear from you. Please share via comments or email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Your identity will remain anonymous if you so desire.

Miss Heather

*To give credit where it is truly due, I was not the originator of this idea. That distinction goes to our Public Safety Chair who, upon my telling him about coming home to find not one— but three individuals sitting atop torn cardboard boxes drinking beer and feasting upon fried chicken on my stoop (a Garden Spot party!), advised me to apply for such a permit and a liquor license. He’s a true visionary/entrepreneur, this guy.


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