From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Vet In Greenpoint?

March 31, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Mike C. writes:

Miss Heather,

This must have sprung up near overnight because I haven’t noticed it all. There’s a new vet opening on nassau and eckford. Maybe you reported on this and I haven’t seen the post, but they are in the phase where the IT guy is involved (he’s who I spoke to there) so they must be pretty far along.

Needless to say I headed down today without delay.

Sure enough, it would appear the Garden Spot is slated to get a veterinarian’s office! I asked the gentleman working atop the scaffolding is he had any idea as to when this establishment was going to open. He said he didn’t know. Given what I saw on the ground floor, I’d say soon.

What’s more, Greenpoint Veterinary Hospital is conveniently located off the Nassau Avenue stop of the G train and the B48 bus! But let’s defer to the experts: the hardworking chaps from National Grid working across the street. They took a keen interest in my keen interest in this establishment. After I offered to take their portrait (because they offered to take mine) we got down to brass tacks.

Me: As far as I know Greenpoint doesn’t have a veterinarian. People have to go to Long Island City or Williamsburg. This is a big deal.
National Grid Dude (talking to one of his comrades): You know, now that I think of it, I haven’t seen a veterinarian office here.
Me: It’s conveniently located near the G train and the B48 bus to boot!
N.G.B.: This is a good location. Smart move on their part.
Me: I’m going to alert my readers to this. I write a blog about north Brooklyn and I’m always getting asked about veterinarians in Greenpoint.
N.G.B.: You write a blog? Cool.
Me: Thanks. By the way, if you haven’t tried Kestane Kebab just down the street, you should. It’s very tasty.

Greenpoint Veterinary Hospital
Opening Date: t.b.d.
111 Nassau Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

(347) 529-4345

I am pleased to report the National Grid guys have tried Kestane Kebab and found their fare tasty. I advised them to try the lentil soup next time. They promised they would. To be continued?

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Falafelgasm!

December 1, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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lentilsoup

Lentil soup

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Mixed cold appetizer platter

falafel

Falafel in a pita

lambchops

Lamb chops and fries

friedliver

Fried liver

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Kadayif

Tonight the Mister and I finally got around to giving Kestane Kebab a whirl. We were surprised by how busy they were for a Tuesday night. After we sampled their wares, however, we understood why: their food is absolutely, mind-bending delicious! Go. NOW.

Kestane Kebab
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
110 B Nassau Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

(718) 349-8601

Tip: try the haydari and lentil soup. The latter has mint in it. Very filling and refreshing!

Miss Heather

P.S.: You can view their menu by clicking here.

Greenpoint Restaurant Watch: At Last!

November 20, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

kestaneEarlier this week my buddy Tony (who has contributed a number of fun items to New York Shitty of late, thanks!) wrote:

…ya think that kebab place on nassau will ever open?

Well I am proud to announce that I have a definitive answer as to when Kestane Kebab will open: TOMORROW!

Kestane Kebab
OPENING DATE: Saturday, November 21, “in the afternoon”
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
110 B Nassau Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

(718) 349-8601

You can get a peek at their menu by clicking here. Otherwise here’s a sneak peek of what awaits you tomorrow.

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interior

I’m getting hungry already!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Food Watch: A Menu & A Rumor

October 26, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

kestanethumbToday I walked to Kestane Kebab stomach a rumbling in the hope that they had opened. No such luck. However, they do have menus available to the curious and hungry. Naturally I grabbed one. As you will see (by clicking here) it is rather extensive (it even includes seafood) and has some of the most esoteric copy I have read in a long, long time. For example, item #28, a gyro:

Layers of marinated ground meat wrapped around the large vertical split and grilled in front of an ingenious herd of charcoal fire.

Who can argue with that? In all seriousness if any of you, dear readers, has the  scoop as to when this establishment will open please share. I am very eager to try it. “Ingenious herds of fire” and all!

Kestane Kebab
OPENING DATE: Unknown
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
110 B Nassau Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

(718) 349-8601

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In other news (well, of the rumor variety) some of you might have noticed that Paloma’s old space (60 Greenpoint Avenue) is at long last getting an overhaul. The the neighborhood buzz is an Italian restaurant is going to move into this space. Hmm…

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Falafel Watch: Kestane Kebab Versus Mediterranean Shawarma

September 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

112 Nassau Avenue, 9/8/09

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849 Manhattan Avenue, 9/9/09

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The awnings are up and it looks like it will be a tight race to see which of these two establishments will open first. Given what I have seen of their respective interiors, my money is on Kestane Kebab. Either way I can hardly wait!

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: A Falafel Pandemic?

July 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

So we have established that on top of the fabulous lady who sells falafel at the corner of Milton and Manhattan Avenue, Bagels On the Run and (presumably) a new Middle Eastern place at 849 Manhattan Avenue will be serving up these chickpea laden delights. Well, as I learned this morning it doesn’t stop there.

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Tony (who took the above photograph) writes:

there must be a falafel pandemic in the point, cause I just saw this on nassau btwn eckford & leonard, where lucky 7 deli was, the little-known beer-specialty deli.

Could Kebabs be Greenpoint’s new “Thai”?

Miss Heather

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