Sunday, April 27, 2008

30th B-day Party

Yuki is throwing a party for me.

Here is the info...

Johnny is turning 30. Come to The Habitat to help
Johnny flush his 20's down the toilet in one of two of
the bathrooms.

Saturday May 3rd, 9pm
The Habitat, 988 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint
Brooklyn between India and Huron Street.

G Train to Greenpoint Ave, Exit at the India Street Exit

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Welcome to Shirley, A Memoir of an Atomic Town

This past Monday I went to Kelly McMasters book release party at the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park south. I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy of her book, Welcome to Shirley, A Memoir of an Atomic Town. If you at all have anything to do with the Tri-hamlet it really opens you up to what is so good about Mastic/Shirley. It also victimizes the people of the town to the big brother which till this day are still constantly dumping on us. The book and its popularity is really going to show the public who is the real bad guy in the skeme of all the Mastic bashing.
Thank you Kelly. The people need a voice.

Buy it here.

Copy and paste this link.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Cleaning-up Shirley and the Mastics

Start closest to you. Take some pride and clean-up your own property. Its sickening to see you neglect and have no sense of place. Please, we are asking.

Southaven Park, Shirley, Long Island

Some claim the area to be East Yaphank, but the squishy-soft pine needle crunching underfoot is land within Shirley. With all the bad media reports about Shirley and the Mastics, never does the printing exploit the natural elements the tri-hamlet has laid out for the inhabitants. The negative stigma leaves the woods virtually souless and empty to enjoy the Carmens River shoreline in solitude. Within the confines of the dark forest is a grove of large pine trees that reminds me of the speeder-bike scene in Return of the Jedi. Walking through the giants light plays tricks around me.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Fiore, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

We stopped by this establishment the minute they ripped down the brown paper visual blockade. We knew it was Italian and I can't help but try and put all noodles inside my belly, but we were thwarted due to the no credit transactions (I hate cash only), and the non-existent liquor license. But time wore on and now half of the mis-steps have been cleared. Wine is pouring.
Yuki went with the Sea Brim which excelled in the crunchy skin department. I had the Ravioli with a brown butter sage sauce and there pasta aldenteness was perfect. We closed the meal with apple pie and ice cream (Italian name deleted from my forgetful memory) which capped my capacity.
Interior done with an eye for beauty.

It was cheap and great!


284 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Near Roebling

Thursday, April 17, 2008


The Habitat is having their Grand Opening Saturday, April 19th starting at 7pm. All are welcome.

988 Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint Brooklyn, between India and Huron. G Train to Greenpoint Ave. exit at the India street exit.

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Habitat opening, limp, soft, flacid opening, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

The day finally settled into the calendar. For Thirstday 62 The Habitat hosted a Flacid Opening. All were in attendance including parental units. A++ to everyone that made it happen and eventually equalling my spilling of guts into the toilet the next morning.
Friday night to the beach house. Dune eats in a handstand cause his head is too heavy.

Seth Ludman's Drawing opening. He does some funny drawings. Check his site here

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Monday, April 7, 2008

I was in Granada, Spain last year at this time.

We flew into Lisbon, Portugal, rented a car, drove throughout southern Portugal and southern Spain for two weeks. It was during the festivities of Semana Santa (Holy Week).

Forge River, Mastic Park, April 5th

Mr. Weatherman why do you fib? You said rain Saturday and 60 degrees with sun for Sunday. Well it was the effing opposite. Sunday was cloudy and cold and Saturday was the one with warmth in it. I put the plans into Sunday and let Saturday waste away. I think I hate you.
Did take the dogs down to the Forge River Marina. I heard May 10th is a clean-up around the Forge, I will partake.

Friday, April 4, 2008

The Diamond Bar, Greenpoint Brooklyn

I have been here a few times now and frankly there was never a time before last night that I was there with more than my group of friends. So with that in mind, I never really grew a liking to the place. Last night with the more flesh that arrived the better their standings grew in my likings. Yes their beer selection is great with many imports and micro's, but the lighting in this place always kills me. It looks like a civic meeting in a Knights of Columbus. If I can suggest anything, turn the lights down a bit so it feels like a bar. There are a few games to be played, shuffle board and a horse-shoe rendition in the backyard. Oh yeah, their backyard is great!

*** Because the owner is a nice dude and the beer is awesome and I love Franklin Street.

43 Franklin Street, Brooklyn NY 11222

718 383 5030

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

mastic weekend- 3/28 - 3/30 2008

The weekend had a mission attached to it. Buy a new car. We did.
Also rode around Mastic Beach in and out of every cove. So many beaches and so undeveloped. We took the scenic route to Scott Pasfield and Nick's house over by the Section 1 Marina in Mastic Beach. I met Scott here on blogger due to the fact he is using Mastic as a beach haven as well. Check out to see some of his great photography work. Had dinner at their house. I wish I took some photos of their place, it was beautifully decorated and had great positioning on the Great South Bay overlooking Fire Island.