Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Bloom

April 17, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Freeman Street.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Found Keys

January 16, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

If you— or someone you know— lost a set of keys on Freeman Street between McGuinness Boulevard and Manhattan Avenue Friday night, no worries someone has found them! You can get them back by shooting him an email at rob (at) freemanstudio (dot) net. Spread the word!

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Freeman Street

November 19, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken November 18, 2011.

New York Shitty Slide Show du Jour, Part II: Business As Usual

August 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Freeman Street

As promised follows are some highlights from my sojourn around north ‘Point this afternoon. Aside from the two above-depicted houses (which can be found on Freeman Street between Manhattan Avenue and McGuinness Boulevard and are lacking electricity) the damage was minimal. Rather, it would appear that the Garden Spot has (inasmuch as is possible) regained its sense of normalcy. As you will see we are enjoying our (scant) public spaces, the El Blablazo tree has survived; some hapless soul was (is?) awaiting access to the Box House Hotel and I even met a dog named “Kitty”. While not depicted, Jerzy (AKA: the chap who lives in a truck on Franklin Street), is safe and sound— if quite busy! I suspect he feels the same way we all do: it’s nice to have our neighborhood— replete in all its glorious eccentricity— back. On that note and without further ado, enjoy!

You can view these images in larger format by clicking here.

New York Shitty Street Seating du Jour: Still Standing

August 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Furniture 

From Freeman Street.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Freeman Street

August 15, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken August 15, 2011.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Drunk Driving Incident On Franklin Street?

A person we’ll call “H” writes:

Attached is a pic of a major car accident on Freeman and Franklin.  Around 3 or 4 in the morning Saturday night I couldn’t sleep and was watching TV….suddenly an enormous, frightening screech and crash went off…just from the sound of it I thought this was going to be really bad.  I looked out my window and saw a car facing south in the northbound lane of Franklin.

Went down there to help with any possible casualties….by the time I got there (5 minutes) there were 4 or 5 other guys and the two guys who were in the car were amazingly OK but I am pretty sure very drunk.  They kept demanding they help us move the car which was laughable…the front right tire was completely blown out and the front of the car was basically resting on cement.  After a few minutes the driver finally figured out it wasn’t moving and they took off (I’m no genius, but I think to avoid a DUI).  Looks like they were headed north on Franklin, somehow veered into the south lane and nailed the back of a parked truck which nailed the cars parked in front of it.  A Mercedes in front of the parked van got its front pretty crumpled.Cops came, looked for the guys, couldn’t find them (no surprise) and called a tow truck.  These guys were both really dumb and really lucky…..

UPDATE, 3:31 p.m.: Another person we’ll call “B” has stepped forward with more information!

Heather,

I was walking home from Shayz Lounge when this happened, I was at the intersection of Greenpoint & Franklin when I heard the collision. By the time I reached the scene, the drivers were gone, but those who had arrived out of concern were standing around waiting for the cops. When the squad car did show up, the officers took all the details form those who saw the driver & passengers leave (no one saw the actual accident). Just as I was about to walk away, I saw someone who fit the driver’s description standing half a block away, speaking on his cell phone. I asked one of the guys who had seen him if that was him . . . it was. He had walked back to turn himself in. He gave himself up and was arrested at the scene.

His friends did not return; at least not while I was there.

Anyway, I thought you might want to know.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Photo du Jour: Freeman Street

July 4, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken July 4, 2011.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: What’s Up At 227 Franklin Street

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

Signs of activity have been spotted at the former (and very cool) sandwich shop which once graced the corner of McGuinness Boulevard and Freeman Street! A chap named Chris writes In an email entitled “Dunkin Donuts on Mcguinness!”

http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/JobsQueryByNumberServlet?passjobnumber=320248380&passdocnumber=1

go to job description:

11 Job Description
INTERIOR RENOVAITON OF EXISTING FIRST FLOOR STORE FOR DUNKIN DONUTS. INSTALL PARTITIONS, PLUMBING FIXTURES AND MECHANICAL VENTILATION AS REQUIRED. NO CHANGE IN USE, EGRESS OR OCCUPANCY.
Related BIS Job Numbers:
Primary application Job Number:

I checked for myself and sure enough: we’re getting a Dunkin Donuts. While I generally dislike chain stores and franchises (I prefer to keep my money “local” by patronizing smaller, “mom and pop” businesses) this may not be a bad thing. The surrounding area 9which is largely industrial) is not very well served in terms of eateries. In addition, this will be conveniently placed near the last stop in Greenpoint for the B62. I have little doubt this establishment will be a god-send to java-craving (and hungry) commuters!

Dunkin Donuts
Opening Date: t.b.a.
227 Freeman Street (at McGuinness Boulevard)
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

 

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Freeman Street

June 10, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

160/365 - Freeman Street, Greenpoint.

Taken by Gina Herold.

Miss Heather

  • NYS Flickr Pool

    Ad CityCity LifeLaundry Day MetrocardHomeless JesusWilliam Wegman Dog MuralLove ConeBrownsvilleCanarsie Pier
  • Ads