Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Wet Paint

It would appear that the chaps responsible for the Garden Spot glory that is the “El Blablazo” tree pit have seen fit to give it a little sprucing up in anticipation of this upcoming holiday weekend! Great job, guys!

Miss Heather

P.S.: Special thanks go out to Laura Hofmann who not only tipped me off to this, but also took the first photo gracing this post!

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: It Has Begun!

December 9, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

That’s right, folks the guys behind the Greenpoint glory that is “El Blablazo” are rolling out the yearly holiday display. If last year’s creation and the number of boxes of supplies I saw are an indication, I’d say we’re in for a real treat. For those of you who have forgotten, here is some footage from last year. Enjoy!

Miss Heather

Happy July 4th From New York Shitty!

July 4, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

How else can a Garden Spotter give a nod to this, our fair country’s birthday, than to feature our very own El Blablazo tree (which has received some additional accouterments for just this occasion)? In addition what could possibly be more American than playing a little lotto while wearing an Appetite For Destruction t-shirt? Don’t everyone answer at once.

Regardless of how or where you decide to while away the day have a fun— and safe— holiday!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Special 4th Of July Weekend Edition

July 2, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: El Blablazo

May 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Today as the Mister and I were walking to Animal Planet to purchase some cat food we noticed a flurry of activity at the El Blablazo tree. Something was clearly up, so we went in for a closer look.

I asked the man presiding over the sceneĀ  if they were prepping for Puerto Rican Day (which is coming soon). He enthusiastically answered to the affirmative.

This is awesome.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: El Blablazo

May 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken May 14, 2010.

Miss Heather

‘Tis The Season: El Blablazo

December 4, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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When I received the above photographs from Christo this evening I knew I had to see what the guys behind El Blablazo were cooking up in person.

It is nothing short Greenpoint glorious!

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tinsel

The gentleman responsible for this masterpiece have assured me that they will resume decorating El Blablazo tomorrow. In addition, they told me anyone was welcome to come by and add decorations because this tree is (and I quote) “a public tree”!

El Blablazo Community Christmas Tree
1074 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Tree Pit Watch: 1074 Manhattan Avenue Kicks It Up A Notch

October 15, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

There’s no two ways about it: today was (and still is) a nasty, cold and wet day. This afternoon (after some serious procrastination) I bundled up and started my “commute” to the junk shop. Sort of. As I was crossing Manhattan Avenue I saw something in the corner of my eye that so piqued my curiousity I simply had to go in for a closer look.

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The guys at 1074 Manhattan Avenue (who as some of you may recall were inspired by their neighbors at 1071 to create their own tree pit seating) have spiced things up with a fresh coat of gray paint, some red tinsel and a sign reading “EL BLABLAZO”. Naturally, I had to get to the bottom of this.

Me: Hey, what up with the tinsel and the sign?
Group of Dudes Hanging Out: ?
Me: I really like it— but my Spanish isn’t as good as it used to be. Could you tell me what this means?
GoDHO: (after some conferring one speaks) It means someone who talks too much. You know, as “blah blah”.
Me: Oh, I got you. That’s the story of my life.
GoDHO: (laughter) You see, this bench is a place for people to sit and talk…
Me: and sometimes they talk too much, right?
GoDHO: Exactly!

This, dear readers, is yet another reason why I live in the Garden Spot of the Universe.

Miss Heather

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