From The Greenpoint Grapevive: A(nother) Robbery On Nassau Avenue?

I learned from a tipster this morning that another robbery has come to pass on Nassau Avenue this morning at 2:00 a.m.. This time at the Mini Mart Deli & Grocery at the southeastern corner of McGuinness Boulevard and Nassau Avenue (as seen above). I decided to swing by and ask what happened. The very nice lady behind the counter confirmed that a robbery did indeed come to pass between “2:00 and 3:00 in the morning” and that two men were involved. No word about whether or not guns were involved. The most important thing is no one got hurt. Otherwise: YIKES!

Miss Heather

A North Greenpoint PSA: The Indian Groceries Are In!

November 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Last night I took the Mister to see the marvel that is the Mini Mart Deli Grocery. True to the proprietor’s word, there was a slew of Indian delicacies awaiting our perusal.

spices

Spices!

morespices

Indian food fixins’.

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And for the less culinary inclined: Micro Curry!

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All in all I was very impressed with all the foodstuffs they have managed to cram inside and outside this establishment. Not only are the usual suspects (such as tomatoes, which truth be told didn’t look so great.) in abundance but there was more exotic fare such as okra, ginger (some of the best I have seen hereabouts) and culantro (albeit labeled as “spinach”) for the picking. Make no mistake about it dear readers: I am very excited about this!

Mini Mart Deli Grocery
1068 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Bodega Watch: OPEN!

November 24, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

mini mart

True to the proprietor’s word the Mini Mart Deli Grocery at 1068 Manhattan Avenue is open for business!

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Intrigued by the palette containing ten pound bags of onions for a $1.99 (a bargain at twice the price) I went inside to see what’s up. It is still very much a work in progress— but all the essentials are there, e.g.; coffee, tea, toiletries and the like. There were also a couple surprises:

  • The (admittedly limited) produce section sports some of the freshest veggies I have ever seen north of Green Street.
  • A vast assortment of Indian sweets graces the space next to the cash register. When I went to purchase my $1.00 extra large cup of tea (per the owner this was a “special grand opening offer”) a woman was busy selecting her confection of choice. It was a time-consuming decision (hey, I understand) but she was pleased with her choice. And the proprietor, who is a very nice guy, promised her a free cup of coffee in return for her patronage.

This same gentleman assured me he will be stocking a vast array of “heat and eat” Indian foodstuffs (starting at buck a pop) for north Greenpointer’s (24 hour) delectation. I can hardly wait!

Mini Mart Deli Grocery
Opening Date: NOW!
1068 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

And that’s all she wrote.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: A New Bodega For North Greenpoint

October 15, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

In addition to learning the good news about “El Blablazo”, I was pleased as punch to see the long-vacant space at 1068 Manhattan Avenue finally has a tenant. What’s more, it will be a bodega (or as I like to call them “deligros”).

minimart

Anyone who lives north of Freeman Street will attest that is there is a dearth of quality grocery stores (and many other necessities, like laundromats, for example) in far north Greenpoint. Hopefully Mini Mart will be a first step in redressing this. When will it open, you ask? I do not know— but I am going to keep swinging by until I can find someone to ask!

Mini Mart Deli Grocery
1068 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

And that’s all she wrote.

Miss Heather

UPDATE, October 16, 2009: This will be a 24 hour bodega. Huzzah!

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