Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Pot O’ Gold

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In observance of today, St. Patrick’s Day, I share for your viewing pleasure one of yours truly’s favorite storefronts: the aptly named Dunne’s Polemost Liquors. As you can see, they have an entire window dedicated to this special day. The other is dedicated to Easter. It sports tequila. Exactly what this has to do with the holiday I have nary a clue. This is simply how Greenpoint rolls.

To close on a related note (things “Polemost”), this weekend I had an interaction with a very personable fellow hosting a vodka tasting at one of our local liquor stores. He offered me a sample. I politely declined. Then the Mister and I pointed extolled upon the marvel that is Spirytus. This fellow, who is apparently “not in the know”, asked us about it. We explained that it was not unlike Everclear and was 192 proof.¬†Our new friend:

I thought it was 96 proof?

No sir, I replied. “It’s 96% alcohol. You can take a shot of it, hold a lighter in front of your face, blow it out and make fireballs.”

That’s serious.

He replied.

Why yes, yes it is— but (once again) that’s how we roll in the Garden Spot!

Happy St. Paddy’s Day From New York Shitty!

March 17, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Franklin Street


Manhattan Avenue

From the window of the awesomely-named Dunne’s Polemost Liquor store.

As this sign from Christina’s Polish Restaurant attests: everyone’s Irish on St. Paddy’s Day! Have a very happy (and safe) St. Paddy’s Day, Greenpointers!

Christina’s Polish Restaurant St. Paddy’s Day Special
March 17, 2011 (DUH)
853 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: WINES & CORDIALS

July 9, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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This cool sign* hails from Dunne’s Polemost Liquors on Manhattan Avenue which, as it would happen, is featured in this week’s Forgotten NY slice entitled Straight & To The Point. Check it out!

Miss Heather

*”EV” stands for “EVergreen”, or 38, one of the old school abbreviations for telephone exchanges once used hereabouts. Therefore, this telephone number is 383-1616

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