From The New York Shitty Inbox: Perception Vs. Reality

September 4, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Wow, WTF 

Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 2.40.05 PMA lady we’ll call “N” writes (regarding the screencap at left):

screenshot from googlenews. the pr and the reality of greenpoint! (these paths seem to be crossing a lot these days). and cheers to the tough guy owner of milk and roses…

You can read about what happened at Milk and Roses (and Acapulco Deli as well it would appear) here. Here’s an excerpt/teaser:

…Davis has been charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office. He was released without bail and ordered to stay away from the cafe. (Emphasis mine — Ed. Note) His attorney did not respond to request for comment.

Wow. Just wow.

Update, September 5th: I have taken this up with Assemblyman Lentol’s office and they are working to find out exactly what happened and why the District Attorney’s office is handling this case the way they are. To be continued…?

LAST GASP: Welcome To The Neighborhood

May 6, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Many of you undoubtedly know that Milk & Roses is open for business. What you might not know is Usha Veda, the newest yoga studio to grace the garden spot and the folks at Milk & Roses will be throwing a “Welcome to the Neighborhood Party” this upcoming Sunday, May 9 starting at 4:00 p.m. Among the goodies promised are live music and refreshments. Check it out!

Welcome To The Neighborhood
May 9, 2010 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Milk & Roses and Usha Veda Yoga
1104 and 1110 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Oh yeah, moms are encouraged to attend!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Milk & Roses Is Open…

April 27, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

(and apparently a big hit with one Greenpoint resident!)

Amanda writes:

Hi Miss Heather!

I’m a Greenpoint sister and a loyal reader of newyorkshitty. I just wanted to let you know there is a fantastic new cafe called Milk and Roses on Manhattan Ave. between Clay and Dupont. It’s BEAUTIFUL inside and they have a nice garden that is well on its way in the back. There is also an old baby grand piano inside. It’s my new favorite place in Greenpoint and it is unmissable. Go now before their liquor license comes through because I have a feeling when summer hits and the vino flows, it will be packed!

Thank you for the entertainment of newyorkshitty! I love my neighborhood and it is always nice to know that someone else appreciates Greenpoint. I wouldn’t live anywhere else in New York.

Amanda on Dupont St.

This morning I swung by to see this establishment for myself.

They have done a rather impressive job— and the cappuccino I had was rather tasty too! You can peruse Milk & Rose’s menu by clicking here. Check it out!

Milk & Roses Bistro
1110 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

NOTE/CAVEAT: this establishment is cash only!

Miss Heather

Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: A Reclaimed Storefront

March 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

First it was a bar, then it was an apartment, now 1030 1088 Manhattan Avenue is going to be…

a laundromat! This might not strike some of you as being “front page news” (it isn’t). But given there are only two laundromats north of Green Street, I suspect this will be very welcome news to my fellow north ‘Pointers.

Miss Heather

P.S.: While I was in the area I grabbed a shot of the space slated to become Milk & Roses.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Bar At 200 Franklin?

March 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

M writes:

Hello Miss Heather,

I have a question I was hoping you might be able to help provide some insight on, seeing as you are generally my go to source for Greenpoint related news. I live on the corner of Franklin and Huron and for the past 2 years have learned to ignore the monstrosity being built down the block from me. However, I might have accidentally warmed up to it a little bit, if only because the construction workers were extremely polite and cordial-to the point where I actually looked forward to seeing them in the morning and evening as I went on my commute.  Anyway, I’ve started to notice some activity in the ground floor store fronts and am curious as to what is going in. I didn’t see any signs posted that might provide answers, but in the store front right on the corner of Franklin and India I saw the potential for a coffee shop/restaurant. Mainly some chairs, maybe a fridge, a chalkboard menu with was I think was “English Breakfast” and reasonable prices.  Is there any chance the Greenpoint Coffee House might have found a new home? Or am I just projecting my owns dreams and desires into this store front?

Here’s what I know:

  1. The last day the Greenpoint Coffee House was open there was a liquor license petition for a tavern serving “light fare” to be located this address.
  2. I have heard rumors— and that’s just what they are, rumors— that some folks from the Greenpoint Coffee House are behind this endeavor.

In any case, it certainly appears a bar will be taking this space. The buzz I have heard affirms this.

On a related note, you might be interested to know the Garden Spot Cafe (which will be taking over the Greenpoint Coffee House’s old space and is purported to open this spring) has applied for and been awarded a liquor license. In closing, I’s like to pass along this liquor license application I found while poking around Community Board 1’s web site:

Lest you are wondering where 1110 Manhattan Avenue is located, it is directly across the street from the place formerly known as the Greenpoint Hotel.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Here’s one last piece of tantalizing neighborhood gossip.

It is rumored the people behind 7A are behind the restaurant slated to grace Casa Mon Amour’s old space at 162 Franklin Street.

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