Borough Of Found Toys Vol. V

February 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

It has been a long time since I have hit you up with some found toys. I assure you this was not an oversight on my part: I simply haven’t found any playthings of note. That is until last weekend. Enjoy!

clifford

From Nassau Avenue.

mejorborracho

From South 2nd Street.

pepelepew

From South 3rd Street.

bondagebear

From South 4th Street.

van

From South 5th Street.

tweety

From Humboldt Street.

cowandchicken

From Bedford Avenue.

Miss Heather

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: Hanging Out

February 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

superbowlnys

Unlike a number of people I was not bitten by the bug that is “Super Bowl Mania”. Quite frankly, I could care less and am very happy it is over. Super Bowl Sunday (as they call it) was such a beautiful day there was no way I was going park my butt in front of a television. I’d rather be out savoring the fifty degree weather. I was not alone. The following are highlights of my Sunday afternoon sojourn. Enjoy!

GREENPOINT AVENUE

lovin-itnys

Don’t let the dour expression on this woman’s face fool you: she’s lovin’ it!

NASSAU AVENUE

gentsonnassaunys

I have no idea what these gentlemen were discussing but they were clearly having a good time.

MANHATTAN AVENUE

genienys

Enid’s rolled out another fantastic bit of snowflake art. Not that their clientele seemed to notice.

BEDFORD AVENUE

photographernys

It was a great day to get out and take photographs…

north-1-streetnys

…catch up with a few friends…

SOUTH 5th STREET

chillinnys

…or just kick back and chill. Figuratively speaking.

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photo Du Jour: Smile!

January 20, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic 

smile

This bit of timely advice hails from the Smith & 9th bound platform at Nassau Avenue.

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Manchines

January 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

manchinesnys

Desi Desi (who was kind enough to pass along the above photograph) writes:

attached is a pic i snapped of a banner over a soon to be laundromat. over 80 new manchines!  pretty funny!  it’s over at the corner of kingsland and nassau (244 Nassau Avenue to be precise —Ed. Note).  all joking aside i’m excited for a new laundromat in our neck of the woods, all the ones close by are super shitty.  also, do you have any word on when wardak is supposed to open?  i either trek to key food, or i deal with met food since it’s close but man, it is so bad.

Wardak looked pretty close to completion back in November but with this economy who knows? If anyone out there knows if/when this grocery store is set to open by all means please share.

And oh yeah, the Met Food on Nassau Avenue is disgusting. However, it makes a rather nice appearance in the movie Street Trash. Watch this trailer and see for yourself!

Miss Heather

UPDATE, 4:15 p.m.: I swung by Wardak on my way to Boneshakers (to purchase some cupcake and sauerkraut love). They were busy at work!

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I’ll expound upon on my Boneshakers experience in a bit. Stay tuned!

‘Tis The Season: Special Transportation Edition

December 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Anyone who lives Greenpoint (particularly around McGolrick Park) is familiar with the house at left. It is located on Nassau Avenue and is without argument one of the more endearingly quirky landmarks our fair burgh has to offer. The previous having been said, it goes without saying this edifice is a reflection of its owner. Whether this gentleman (who I have nicknamed the “Karate Krishna”) knows it or not, he is a Greenpoint celebrity of sorts.

Many stories about about this gentleman (as seen at right) abound, such as his habit doing Tai Chi in his backyard every morning. God only knows his political views (which he has seen fit to expostulate upon in the front windows of his shop) are interesting enough. I cannot rightfully say I agree with most of them, but how can I not love a guy who takes his grandchildren around the neighborhood in a tricked-out carriage such as this? While beating a tambourine, no less!

Needless to say I was absolutely thrilled when I walked down Nassau Avenue today and discovered he had souped it up for the season!

Behold, a very special Greenpoint sleigh!

The four foot tall inflatable candy cane is my personal favorite. Although the addition of a umbrella handle for greater steering control is a nice touch as well.

Here’s a view of the back.

I don’t know who you are, “Karate Krishna”, but I want to thank you on behalf of all my fellow Greenpointers for giving us a something to smile about this holiday season!

Miss Heather

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