Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Kill Devil Hill

February 26, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken February 24, 2012.

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Kill Devil Hill

October 20, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken October 19, 2011.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Presenting The Brooklyn Diggers & A Very Nifty T-Shirt!

September 21, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Emily Gallagher (a lady behind this collaborative endeavor) writes:

Hi Heather! …Basically I started a group with Ryan from NAG, our artist friend Gillian, Jason Gaspar (an artist and food justice guy who worked at the Wyckoff Farmhouse with me) and Mary B. from Kill Devil Hill. Our mission is to bring Brooklyn’s working class history– and thus, social justice history and issues– to the attention of residents who live in the neighborhoods presently. We call ourselves the Brooklyn Diggers, in reference to the Diggers in England in the 1600s (and of course also that we are digging up history.) This is our first project, so hopefully it goes well! We won 2nd place at FEAST this past summer so we are filling in the extra money that we need to pull it off. I am planning on reaching out to the Monitor Museum and inviting them to table…

Even though we are using the USS Monitor as our springboard, the event will really be more about imagining life in Greenpoint in the 1860s. We’re also hoping to make it hands-on, engaging and fun for all ages. I’m working with some historians I know from the Tenement Museum and costumed interpreters from another program I worked for, called Live-In Theater. I think it’s pretty wild that the age of the workers in many of the shipbuilding facilities in the neighborhood were essentially the same age as many of the newcomers in the neighborhood today. And life was rough! To think who might have lived in the tenements and houses we sit in presently…! You can check out our rarely updated blog at www.brooklyndiggers.wordpress.com (read the about section for our manifesto) and our proposal is up there. Let me know of any questions you have!

If you want to help make this really neat project happen (and get a really cool souvenir commemorating a great piece of American history), head over to Kill Devil Hill and pick up one these t-shirts!

U.S.S. Monitor Commemorative T-Shirt
$25.00 each
Kill Devil Hill
170 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Kill Devil Hill

August 21, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Kill Devil Hill

Taken by Will Star.

Miss Heather

Now For Sale At Eastern District: Sol Sauce

June 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Last week yours truly had a journey of discovery. This culminated in the above product, Sol Sauce, being stocked at our very own Eastern District. It all started when I first beheld this product at the Beaner Bar. Being a person whose culinary life basically revolves around the acquisition and consumption of Mexican foodstuffs I was intrigued. So I purchased it.

Unlike a number a sauces gracing my designated “salsa shelf” in the refrigerator this one was summarily devoured in two weeks. I headed back to the Beaner Bar to acquire another one only to discover they were out! Needless to say I got online immediately so as to learn how I could procure more without actually having to go to Astoria (where this product is produced and which is no longer “serviced” by the Crosstown Local).

Long story made very short I learned that I not only knew the two women behind this endeavor (one of them, Rosie, actually curated a show of my photography last year at Creek & Cave) but they were friends of mine. I fired off a quick note to them via Facebook. Shortly thereafter I learned that she had in fact shopped this product at our very Eastern District. That’s when I took action and, well, I will let Rosie tell you the rest!

Just wanted to let you know . . .

We only had two bottles of Sol Sauce at the Beaner Bar. Since my brother is their neighbor and good friend, we decided to try doing a bit of consignment with them.

The first bottle – GOT STOLEN.

And you (of all people) bought the 2nd one.

Also, when we dropped off the case to Eastern District today we mentioned we heard you came in. Chris proceeded to let us know you came in with a completely empty bottle “empty, like you somehow got your tongue to reach all the way into the bottom of the bottle to clean out every last drop”.

Glad you like it!

Alas, I do not have such Gene Simmons-like talents (I merely added water to the remains of the bottle so as to get every last drop of the stuff). If I did I have little doubt I would have had some very interesting career prospects back in the day. In any case, Sol Sauce really is that good. It sports a pretty heady cocktail of peppery goodness including, but not limited to: chipoltes, New Mexico reds, arbols and habaneros. Give it a try!

Sol Sauce
$7.25 per bottle
Eastern District
1053 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

I also have word that Kill Devil Hill is selling this product as well!

Miss Heather

Reader Comment du Jour: F Is For…

May 31, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

It’s been awhile since I have showcased a comment from you, the readers. This is not because I have not been reading (and enjoying) them: I have. The previous having been written, I have to confess that this one (which is in reference to my post announcing the new Greenpoint tank tops available at Kill Devil Hill) is a little more compelling than most. K.A.A. writes:

Another thing to note is the nautical flags. Normally a red square in a white field stands for the letter F and is spoken as ‘Foxtrot’ . The flag also means ‘ I am disabled, communicate with me.’

In nautical and military slang it can also stand for the word Fuck.

So, it seems we have two disabled Greenpoint girls who at least want to talk, will probably go down and maybe even want to fuck

Too funny

It just goes to show you learn something new every day!

Miss Heather

Now At Kill Devil Hill: Wish Fulfillment

May 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As some of you recall earlier this month I announced that the Garden Spot’s very own Kill Devil Hill has created their own Greenpoint t-shirt (as seen at left). While lovely I took my time acquiring one.  They are nice to be certain— but therein lies the rub: unlike their Bad Brains and Shit Tit inspired predecessor by my buddy Subtexture they are, well, a little too nice.  Then I received an email from a lady named Donna who forced me to reconsider this assessment. She writes:

Thought you might get a kick out of this. My two eldest sisters grew up in Greenpoint during the hippie heyday. One joke the locals had was that “Greenpoint girls go down like anchors”!… I of course bought this shirt for my sister and told the woman in the shop the “legend”…she loved it!….. Maybe those shirts being worn by all the new people will take on another significance but, everytime I see them I think of what my sisters told me! lol!

Needless to say this changed everything. I scurried out the door to secure one but alas when I arrived they had sold out! However, I did make a recommendation to the kindly woman behind the counter (Mary, who assured me more shirts were on the way): with summer coming up could they produce a tank top? Today, gentle readers, I got the good word: they’re in!

Hi Heather,

As per your request, we made some Greenpoint anchor tank tops. They are in the shop and come in the same color, navy with white writing. Have a great weekend.

Mary

Mission accomplished!

Greenpoint Tank Tops
$22.00 each
Kill Devil Hill
170 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Now For Sale at Kill Devil Hill: Greenpoint Tee Shirts & More

May 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

When I spied these wares at Go Green Greenpoint yesterday afternoon I simply had to share the good news here. Not only is the asking price of $20 for these tees easy on the wallet, but the nautical theme is rather charming. I brought up the matter creating a tank top  or some other more “fitted” item for the ladies with the woman manning this table. She told me they were working on such an item. I can hardly wait!

Kill Devil Hill
170 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Holiday Throwdown

November 29, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item comes courtesy of a lady Ingrid. She writes:

Miss Heather,
Would you mind posting the Friends of the Greenpoint Library’s Holiday Throw Down?

This upcoming Friday, December 3, starting at 9:00 p.m. The Diamond will be hosting the Holiday Throwdown. Live D.J.s, a photo booth and $1.00 raffle whose proceeds will benefit our very own library are among the delights promised. You can get the full rundown by perusing this event’s Facebook page. Check it out!

Kill Devil Hill’s/Friends Of The Greenpoint Library Holiday Throwdown
December 3, 2010 starting at 9:00 p.m.
The Diamond
43 Diamond Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Kill Devil Hill

October 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken October 18, 2010.

Miss Heather

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