From The New York Shitty Inbox: Goodbye, Manhattan Furrier

March 17, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A woman named Jennifer writes:

I’m a longtime resident of Greenpoint and I’m making a documentary about Irving Feller, the furrier who owns a shop at 685 Manhattan Avenue. After 60 years of business, he is finally closing shop at the end of the month. We will be there this Saturday, March 19th from 12pm-5pm. If anyone wants to swing by and buy up his native american jewelry & vintage fur coats…or simply give their regards…I know he would appreciate it. Greenpoint is losing one of it’s finest gems…the era has finally ended.

Manhattan Furrier R.I.P.
March 19, 2011 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
685 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

How much do you want to bet, fellow Greenpointers, this space will be occupied by an(other) “eating and drinking” establishment? Emphasis on the latter.

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: the Webmaster himself, the inimitable Kevin Walsh of Forgotten-NY.


From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Manhattan Furrier

October 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


Taken by Single Linds Reflex.

Miss Heather

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: Urban Fur




South 5 Street



Manhattan Avenue


Lorimer Street


Clifford Place


Meserole Avenue

In closing, here’s an item that might be of interest to you dog lovers out there: Dog Habitat’s Black Friday Adoption Event!


Jay Lombard (of Dog Habitat, who sent me the above image) writes:

Hey lady! We wanted to invite you to visit our adoption event tomorrow from noon to 5 p.m. Eight rescue dogs available for adoption from puppies to adolescent age. Pure breeds and brooklyn mutts. Please help us find homes for these beautiful pups!

I was initially confused by Jay’s missive. There are no ladies at New York Shitty. But I do appreciate the sentiment and will certainly make it a point to swing by and say “hi” these lovely pups. You should too.

November 27, 2009; 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Dog Habitat/Unleash Brooklyn
216 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

In closing this post goes out to Lisacat who did her best to assuage the suffering of an auto shop cat named Bondo. I am certain wherever he is (junkyard cat heaven?) he is grateful for your hard work. I know I am.

Miss Heather

P.S.: While I am (ostensibly) on the subject of fur, I discovered something on Manhattan Avenue today that really bothered me.


The above photograph graces Forgotten-NY’s Greenpoint page. Regarding this wonderful example of old school signage Kevin Walsh writes:

When you’ve got a good sign, you don’t need to ever replace it. The old school phone number, probably EVergreen, is still there too.


That is, of course, unless you are Belvedere Partners Corporation. In which case you drill a “For Sale” sign on top of it. I can’t honestly say I am surprised that they saw fit to do this. These folks have been peppering north Brooklyn with balconized Neoclassical crap for years. One of their latest opuses graces Skillman Avenue. It’s a real beauty. It goes without saying you can look forward to seeing it on New York Shitty. Soon.

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