MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Benefit For Conrad Mea & Family

It has been brought to my attention that the kindly founder of Grandma Rose’s, John Ricco, and the folks at the R Bar will be co-conducting a benefit for a family who lost their home as a result of the recent fire at 147 Conselyea Street. Here are the deets per the event’s Facebook page:

If you haven’t heard, Conrad saved 13 people from a fire Saturday June 2nd. He & his family lost everything! We, with Grandma Roses, invite you all to help a heroic neighbor & his family. The party will start with a BBQ @ Grandma Roses & continue @ R-Bar. Bring your wallets & show your support for a great local cause!

Barbecue/Bar Benefit For Conrad Mea & Family
Saturday, June 16, 2012 starting at 6:00 p.m.
Grandma Rose’s Pizzeria & the R Bar
457 Graham Avenue & 451 Meeker Avenue respectively
Brooklyn, New York 11222


Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Live From The Church Of The Ascension

November 24, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

If what yours truly saw (and smelled) earlier today was any indication, I’d say this year’s Thanksgiving “dinner” is proving to be a smashing success. John Ricco, the owner of Grandma Rose’s pizzeria and a host of volunteers volunteers worked 48 hours straight to ensure that 1,000 delicious meals were prepared to feed our community’s neediest. After the feasting commenced, Pastor Merz and John shared a few thoughts— and a prayer.

Thanksgiving comes to pass only once a year. The Church of the Ascension’s soup kitchen and food pantry need your help year ’round. Those who are interested in volunteering (or simply making a donation) can learn more about how you can lend a hand by sending an email to the above-listed email address. Thanks!

Happy Valentine’s Day From New York Shitty!

This Valentine’s Day greeting hails from Grandma Rose’s (which serves pretty tasty fare, I will add) on Graham Avenue. Those of you who will be celebrating the day single, do not despair. Let the following dialogue from Chez Shitty (regarding the video I am about to share with you) provide some semblance of solace.

Me (with more than a hint of sarcasm): Love means never having to say you’re sorry.
The Mister: It means having to say you’re sorry for the rest of your life.

Without further ado here it is: one half of a conversation to which anyone who has ever been in a relationship— be it functional or otherwise— can relate. Enjoy!

Have a happy and safe Valentine’s Day, New York Shittites! May this day be filled with flowers, candy, romance or whatever. Speaking for Chez Shitty, yours truly has received a very special present from the Mister. Here’s how we broke the good news to the cantankerous and somewhat legendary proprietor of T & N Wine and Liquor: Chris.

Preface: The Mister decided upon exiting the Crosstown Local that he fancied a little Hennessy after his meal.* To this end we headed to T & N without delay.

Chris: Look at this attractive couple!
Me: You’re funny.
Chris: What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?
Me (to the Mister): Tell the nice man what you’re giving me for Valentine’s Day.
The Mister: I’m going out of town.

This was met with much amusement by our fellow liquor store patrons. Fret not, dear readers: the inhabitants of Chez Shitty, two legged and otherwise, will be eagerly awaiting— locks unchanged— the Mister’s return!

Miss Heather

*We are— albeit in a decidedly Garden Spot kind of way— not unlike Nick and Nora.

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