Monthly Archives: October 2007

Gossip Roundup

Received this tip-filled email from a reader:

I was at a town hall meeting with tish james and heard from
the pres. of pratt that they have taken over the kentucky fried
chicken spot!!! It is going to be a 6 (or more) story building with
retail on the ground floor. The space is actually still owned by the
person that owned the KFC, but pratt worked some deal where they get
the land and the owner gets the building… Don’t quote me on that,
I’m super tired and I definitely didn’t give them enough
attention. : ) The other bit of gossip on this front is that the
owner wants some kind of pharmacy on the ground floor. Although I
really hate box store pharmacies, this is something that area does need.

More gossip…

The bodega on the corner of grand and clifton is interviewing chefs
for a brick oven pizza joint! I will probably be close to a year till
they open, but worth the wait.

Terri, of Choice fame, is on hold with the spot on greene bec. of
permit issues. They hope to open in the next few months.

The 6-story building sounds promising and not too tall. It IS amazing how much unused space exists on Myrtle (more on this later).

Haunted House 10/31

halloween attacks!

Location: 313 Clinton Ave (bt DeKalb and Lafayette)

This year’s theme: Halloween Attacks!  Make sure to stop by this evening during the Halloween Walk to check out the annual performance.  It’s going to be good, and also involve nearby houses.  It’s slated to be the best production yet!

New Building on Park?! WTF?

what IS this?A few weeks ago, I came across a bizarre new building on Park by the BQE for sale by Corcoran. It looked to me like a building full of condo apartments, but the Corcoran listing I found said it was a legal 2-family listed at $979k.
weird condos?

I procrastinated in posting this, and now the Corcoran link isn’t working, and I can’t find anything about it online!  What happened, and what IS this place?

The Great PUPkin: Recap

This year’s PUPkin was great! I was fortunate enough to be a judge, which meant that for the first time ever I was able to see ALL the costumes. Lots of great homemade costumes this year. I wasn’t able to take as many photos as I’d have liked, but here are a few of my favorites:

top dog

li'l devil

albus dumbledor

second prize

Prizes:

First: Astronaut (This is the same guy who did the flying monkey in 2005. How he got his dog to wear the plastic bubble on his head is the question of the century.)

Second: The Three Tenors (Three gigantic slow-moving dogs dressed in human tuxedos with a banner and an entourage)

Third: Nipper, the RCA Dog (Complete with gramophone that was actually playing music on the dog’s back)

Honorable Mentions: Albus Dumbledore (wonderful homemade wig and spectacles made of tin foil), Sunflower (TINY Chi dressed as a sunflower bigger than her head, made out of recycled materials), and Gilligan (complete with red shirt, life vest and sailor hat).

Other favorites of mine (and close finishers) included Carol Burnette dressed as Scarlet O’Hara, a tiny Chi dressed as a devil (his ears were his horns, pictured above!), a Frenchie in pajamas and slippers, and a Boston Terrier as the G train.

Thanks to my fellow judges, Ellie Balk and Carl Graur!

the honorable judges

RePop: First Friday and HALLOWEEN BASH, Nov. 2

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First of all we’d like to thank all of the new folks who have popped into the shop recently and have submitted requests for merchandise! We are working hard at locating the perfect items for you and appreciate that you have chosen RePOP as one of your sources for fine vintage offerings! Find attached in this e-mail a list of new arrivals coming into the shop this week!

Second, Please be our guest this Nov. 2 for a wonderful group show of photography by Lucia Cousins & Elizabeth Lambert in conjunction with our 2nd Annual Halloweenie Extravanganza!


A HALLOWEENIE EXTRAVAGANZA: PHOTOGRAPHY by LUCIA COUSINS & ELIZABETH LAMBERT

RePOP is proud to present their first photography exhibition featuring the electrifying work of two Brooklyn based photographers, Elizabeth Lambert and Lucia Cousins. Inspired by the ebb and flow of New York as well as the unique and haunting, these artists capture the beautiful fleeting remnants of a metropolis, examining closely the seen but often misunderstood spaces within the whole that pass us by in our hustle and bustle from one place to the next. By-gone grafitti, advertisements, surreal images, doll babies with soul, subway tunnels and sensual silhouettes are all represented in this glorious body of work soaring above the obvious to analyze the bits and parts of what makes an urban jungle tick.

And back due to popular demand in conjunction with November 2 First Friday, RePOP will be hosting their 2nd annual Ghoulish Halloweenie Extravaganza. The festivities begin around 7:30 pm and carry on to the wee hours both within the shop and our private back room. The event will be catered by the scrumptious talents of Urban Palate* and costumes are required with a grand prize awarded to the best! All attendees are encouraged to bring an offering of their favorite poison to contribute on this evening of art, dance and merriment.

New merchandise arrivals this week include: tall 1930’s black and white dental cabinet, companion hygenist lowboy (both perfect for bathroom or art and jewel accessories) Danish Modern TV Credenza, Danish Rocking Chair (amaaazing!) Swedish Bookcases, Walnut High Chests & Credenzas, Milo Baughman & Hollywood Regency Berger Style Sectionals, Mid-century duck decoys and lures, African American Sculpture, Gilded Hollywood Regency lighting, 1970’s ball room plats, vintage pocket knifes, Columbian pony hair wallets and necklaces, Baughman Flat Bar Chair and other comfy and wonderful seating, complete dish sets by Metlox, new jewels and accessories by the fabulous Miss Ellie and tons more!!! As always all guests enjoy 10% off in house merchandise on First Friday so come on down and get something lovely.

*Urban Palate is a Clinton Hill catering team, and I hear they’re great! Halloween menu will include:

Mini Croque Monsieur
Saffron Risotto Balls
Sicilian Meat Balls
Organic Seasonal Vegetable Crudite Served with Bagna Cauda & Yogurt
Herb Sauce
Mini Red Velvet Vampire Cupcakes
Chocolate Orange Pumpkin Cupcakes

I have a really great costume planned, so you’d better bring your A game…