From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Want FIOS?

April 1, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As many of my fellow Greenpointers are well aware, our community is a hodge-podge of FIOS service. Many theories about why this is so abound. The most plausible seems to be that after Sandy hit Verizon ceased installation so as to conduct much-needed repairs elsewhere— but I digress. Thanks to Slava Rarr and Joe Lentol you can get it. Spread the word!

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: FIOS For Everyone!

July 25, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A very nice lady named Marcy writes:

Dear Miss Heather,

I’m hoping you can post a little notice about this petition (and the link) on your most useful and lovely nyshitty website as there are some of us (many) living on the less tony streets of Greenpoint who cannot for the life of us get decent fast internet from Verizon because we are (sadly) considered to be marginal in the eyes of Big Brother Verizon.

I actually made the petition because the Verizon techs themselves (who are always here as our DSL is always down) suggested it as the only way to get noticed (outside of contacting TV stations)…They told us they (Verizon) won’t bother with us (unless we raise a stink) or until the new towers go up.  All the details are in the petition itself.

Here it is—with thanks in advance if we can get some more folks to sign if they see it on your site!

As some of you reading this might be aware, yours truly (somewhat) recently moved to bigger, better digs. On Manhattan Avenue, no less. There is one building on my block— ONE— which has FIOS. Why this is so I have no idea. And I down with this? You bet your ass I am!

Spotted At 832 Manhattan Avenue: Activity

November 10, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I have good and bad news to share with you, dear readers. We’ll start with the good news first: the owner of said property has assured me he is going to leave this store’s distinctive (and downright lovely) front intact. And now the bad news: this will be yet another cell phone store. Verizon is set to make its debut on Manhattan Avenue. For those of you who are keeping count, this will be the fifth establishment located in this general area which offers this product. Here are the other four.

821 Manhattan Avenue (NOTE: Sprint has relocated to another space Manhattan Avenue, as you will see)

771 Manhattan Avenue

760 Manhattan Avenue

758 Manhattan Avenue

Verizon
832 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part I: A Question About Internet Service Providers

December 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Alicia writes:

Hi there,

I recently moved to Greenpoint and as the blog-guide to my new hood I thought you might have a tip on internet service providers in the area.  It’s a boring inquiry, but advice would be extremely helpful.  My realtor said my options are either Time Warner for cable internet or Verizon for dsl internet.  How’s your service? (Speedy?  Not so speedy?)  And what is the dollar per month of surfing the net status?

I have tendered my opinion about Verizon to Alicia (oh, did I ever). However, I would like to hear my fellow Greenpointers’s take on Internet service providers so she can have a more fair and balanced picture of what is available here. Please share your thoughts/experiences via comments or email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Thanks!

Miss Heather

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