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Prospect BArk!

ProspectBArk! This Brooklyn-based dog walking and pet sitting service created just ten months ago, has begun to take root – especially in Greenpoint! Since May, the company’s neighborhood team has grown from one walker, Matt Finucane, to a group of three with the addition of Amy Shui and Nancy Gutierrez.

“I like living in Greenpoint and working for ProspectBArk because they both make me feel like I’m part of a small community,” says Amy. “I really enjoy being able to help other Greenpointers make sure that their pets are comfortable while they’re away.”

The service is for people who adore their pets – and employees take that seriously! Each of the walkers is fully licensed, bonded, and insured. They not only love animals, but have the experience and credentials to take good care of them. Owner Chun-Soon Li says that employees are chosen based on their trustworthiness and rapport with the pets. But the great thing about Matt, Amy, and Nancy is that they’re also just regular folks who love the neighborhood as much as we do: spending Friday nights at The Pencil Factory, running at the track at McCarren Park, and browsing for books at Word and Open Air Modern. Matt agrees that “Greenpoint is a great neighborhood to walk dogs. Friendly people, two dog parks close by, and scenic surroundings. On a nice day when I’m walking my dogs it doesn’t even seem like a job. Lots of people hate their jobs, so that’s not something I take for granted.”

ProspectBArk’s burgeoning client base is indicative of happy customers and great word of mouth. Meredith Smith – a loyal Greenpoint client – says that her cat, Marshmallow, is adopted and she couldn’t bear the thought of leaving her in a kennel with lots of random, noisy animals: “Since I’ve been using ProspectBArk, just knowing Matt is taking care of my cat in her own environment makes me feel totally at ease when I go out of town. He feeds her, gives her some much-needed affection, plays with her and leaves a full report while I am away. Plus, Matt lives right down the street!”

They set themselves apart from the competition in many ways. Since each dog or cat has a primary caretaker (the same one every time!), pets aren’t given just walkers and sitters, they’re given best friends – a benefit that bigger companies or kennels can’t guarantee. Amy likes the individual attention ProspectBArk is known for and the fact that they don’t practice pack walking. Her favorite part of the job? “Just getting to spend time with happy pets!” Also, the team hosts Doggie Daytrips, one day getaways upcountry for dogs and their owners.

ProspectBArk is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, a regular supporter of the ASPCA and the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, and a contributing member of PETA.

UPDATE! If you’re interested, sign up now — Until the 4th of July, ProspectBArk is offering a Spring Special for new Greenpoint/Williamsburg clients – $15 half hour walks which include a leisurely or brisk stroll, fresh water, treats, thorough brushing, and a towel-dry if it’s been raining. That’s a lot of lovin’ for your pooch, and these are the people to do it.

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Prospect BArk!

ProspectBArk! This Brooklyn-based dog walking and pet sitting service created just ten months ago, has begun to take root – especially in Greenpoint! Since May, the company’s neighborhood team has grown from one walker, Matt Finucane, to a group of three with the addition of Amy Shui and Nancy Gutierrez.

“I like living in Greenpoint and working for ProspectBArk because they both make me feel like I’m part of a small community,” says Amy. “I really enjoy being able to help other Greenpointers make sure that their pets are comfortable while they’re away.”

The service is for people who adore their pets – and employees take that seriously! Each of the walkers is fully licensed, bonded, and insured. They not only love animals, but have the experience and credentials to take good care of them. Owner Chun-Soon Li says that employees are chosen based on their trustworthiness and rapport with the pets. But the great thing about Matt, Amy, and Nancy is that they’re also just regular folks who love the neighborhood as much as we do: spending Friday nights at The Pencil Factory, running at the track at McCarren Park, and browsing for books at Word and Open Air Modern. Matt agrees that “Greenpoint is a great neighborhood to walk dogs. Friendly people, two dog parks close by, and scenic surroundings. On a nice day when I’m walking my dogs it doesn’t even seem like a job. Lots of people hate their jobs, so that’s not something I take for granted.”

ProspectBArk’s burgeoning client base is indicative of happy customers and great word of mouth. Meredith Smith – a loyal Greenpoint client – says that her cat, Marshmallow, is adopted and she couldn’t bear the thought of leaving her in a kennel with lots of random, noisy animals: “Since I’ve been using ProspectBArk, just knowing Matt is taking care of my cat in her own environment makes me feel totally at ease when I go out of town. He feeds her, gives her some much-needed affection, plays with her and leaves a full report while I am away. Plus, Matt lives right down the street!”

They set themselves apart from the competition in many ways. Since each dog or cat has a primary caretaker (the same one every time!), pets aren’t given just walkers and sitters, they’re given best friends – a benefit that bigger companies or kennels can’t guarantee. Amy likes the individual attention ProspectBArk is known for and the fact that they don’t practice pack walking. Her favorite part of the job? “Just getting to spend time with happy pets!” Also, the team hosts Doggie Daytrips, one day getaways upcountry for dogs and their owners.

ProspectBArk is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, a regular supporter of the ASPCA and the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, and a contributing member of PETA.

UPDATE! If you’re interested, sign up now — Until the 4th of July, ProspectBArk is offering a Spring Special for new Greenpoint/Williamsburg clients – $15 half hour walks which include a leisurely or brisk stroll, fresh water, treats, thorough brushing, and a towel-dry if it’s been raining. That’s a lot of lovin’ for your pooch, and these are the people to do it.

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Doggy Meet n Greet

MEET ‘N GREET IN McCarren Park this Sunday, 11 am!
ALL POINTS BULLETIN: Greenpoint dog walkers from ProspectBArk are converging on McCarren this Sunday, April 18th, at eleven o’clock! If you’re looking for a dog walker, dog runner or cat sitter, come say Hi to Chun-Soon, Matt, Amy and the gang. Chances are you’ve run into some of them already, as these Greenpoint natives are often seen with their own hounds in the run on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
They will be on hand with free coffee, donuts and home-made dog biscuits (complements of Amy), as well as to answer any questions you may have about their services. As I previously posted, they are running a Spring Fling Special with discounted rates until July 4th so catch them at the McCarren dog run before all the donuts & biscuits run out!
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Doggy Meet n Greet

MEET ‘N GREET IN McCarren Park this Sunday, 11 am!
ALL POINTS BULLETIN: Greenpoint dog walkers from ProspectBArk are converging on McCarren this Sunday, April 18th, at eleven o’clock! If you’re looking for a dog walker, dog runner or cat sitter, come say Hi to Chun-Soon, Matt, Amy and the gang. Chances are you’ve run into some of them already, as these Greenpoint natives are often seen with their own hounds in the run on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
They will be on hand with free coffee, donuts and home-made dog biscuits (complements of Amy), as well as to answer any questions you may have about their services. As I previously posted, they are running a Spring Fling Special with discounted rates until July 4th so catch them at the McCarren dog run before all the donuts & biscuits run out!
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Greenpoint’s Own Dog Walker!

ProspectBArk! is a new dog walking, pet sitting company that services Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Bushwick, and of course the Prospect Park neighborhoods. Started by Chun-Soon Li in PLG (the “other side” of Prospect Park) to cater to pet owners of Brooklyn, ProspectBArk has professional animal caretakers in neighborhoods that the bigger companies tend to neglect.

A few months ago, Chun-Soon met with Greenpoint native Matt Finucane to discuss a partnership role in her new, but burgeoning, business. “We had drinks at this really sweet bar, called The Pencil Factory,” recalls Chun-Soon. “and we’re talking about these amazing ideas I have for a new type of pet care business. I really wanted to focus on parts of Brooklyn that other, more established companies don’t service: Sunset Park, Bushwick, Ditmas, LIC. Then Matt looks at me and says, ‘Why not here?’ So, we decided that he would be Greenpoint’s own ProspectBArk walker. “

Matt did not know much about the “Polish neighborhood” above Williamsburg before moving to Greenpoint from Kansas City; now, he wouldn’t leave for a million bucks. As he explains it, there’s just something about the area: big city energy tempered by a very laid-back, unpretentious air. Coming from the midwest, something about Greenpoint felt a bit familiar to him. When not walking dogs down Franklin Street, Matt can be seen writing comedy sketches at The River Barrel (he is a budding stand-up comedian).

It didn’t take Matt long to convince Chun-Soon that Greenpoint needs a service like ProspectBArk. Offering dog walks, dog and cat-sitting, and a pet taxi, ProspectBArk provides Greenpoint residents with something they need: a professional animal lover who is punctual, reliable and local. But ProspectBArk also switches it up. They offer Doggie Daytrips, so you can send your pooch with them for an afternoon or whole day “upcountry”. Of course you’re welcome to join at no extra charge, since everyone needs a break from the city. Past Daytrips have been mini-expeditions to Bear Mountain, Palisades Park and certain off-season beaches. Chun-Soon Li also does pet photography (she took the images in this post and on their site) and offers steep discounts for her ProspectBArk clients. Though small, the company is licensed, bonded and insured, and its team consists of people who are pursuing pet-centered careers (Like Natasha Ogilvie-Boszoki, dog trainer extraordinaire).

You can check out these and ProspectBArk’s other offering on their site, prospectbark.com. They’re also on Facebook and Yelp (though barely). If you need any help walking your dog, or you need someone trustworthy to watch your cat while you’re away, give them a call — Matt is your man!

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Blog Buzz: Backyard Beer Gardens, McGolrick Vagrants & Flare

I know, I know. Posting has been slow as shit lately. Especially from me. But there was no way you were gonna get a post from me over Labor Day Weekend and then well, I just been busy. Tuesday night we went to see Hunter Parrish in Spring Awakening on Broadway (he is so hot!) and then last night I had to work late.

Here I am now with a Blog Buzz…

There’s a new Beer Garden in town and it’s ‘private’. But they’re hosting a Newcomers Party this Saturday, just join their Yahoo Group. Bushwick Beer Garden is also available for private parties – definitely the sort of place I’d want to go for a party! – NY Mag

Cafecito Bogota will be hosting the *very first* Spanish Language conversation MeetUp group in North Brooklyn. It will take place at 1015 Manhattan Avenue (at Green Street) on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 7pm. There will be fine South American wines and Colombian tapas.

Also next Wednesday Brooklyn Based is holding their latest Cocktail Club soiree at Barrette, 601 Vanderbilt Ave. at Bergen St. in Prospect Heights. So far two of the Greenpointers Girls are going – Me and GG, but I hope that all of us will be able to attend and meet some readers and fellow bloggers.

The Viridian condo development thingy on Green Street is going to be one of six selected for a “Condo Showcase”! Will Bob Barker be there be there? – Brooklyn Eagle

Dan Redding has a great little post on Greenpoint/Williamsburg History and a super pic of Belinda’s! What a blast from the past! – Magnet Cat

Peter Pan’s girls are among the The Most Fashionable Food Service Uniforms. Greenpointers reader Kelley Hoffman of Refinery29 gives props to those cute pink & green get-ups the equally cute Polish girls rock at the Manhattan Ave institution. – Refiney29 & The Huffington Post

Fashion Blog Is Mental features our very own Alter and tries on the whole store. Warning: Drool worthy pics that will make you spend your paycheck in one day. And um, GG – they’re starting to carry some Triple 5 Soul items… – Is Mental

Middle/East blog features those crazy librarian kids from local social group The Desk Set. They secretly make me wish I had paid attention to that whole Dewey Decimal System thing in school. – Middle/East

Is Ichiran finally coming to Greenpoint? A new comment on an old thread suggests it’s possible. “I ran by there this morning and the window gate was up and there were indeed tables in there. I was also able to see table settings with spoons, napkins and chopsticks. Looks like they are almost ready to open — I hope so, it’s been a long wait.” I wouldn’t hold my breath though. – Chowhound

Casa Mon Amour is going French! “On Tuesday September 2nd, our kitchen staff will change and we will offer an exiting French Bistro Menu. It is a bit sad to let go of the Plantains and Pernil, but it is going to be great. Hope to welcome all of you there.” I’ll really miss the Maduros and Pechuga Empanizada myself, but I’m sure whatever Beatrice does will be wonderful.

The Pool Parties are over, the last concert has played and it’s cest la vie to McCarren Pool as a concert venue. Or is it? The Brooklyn Paper writes that “The brand new horseshoe-shaped swimming pool, ice-skating rink and community center that are scheduled to open in 2011 also includes an indoor performance space, said Parks Department spokesman Phil Abramson.” But there’s a catch – “There is going to be an exercise room, space for yoga, and there might be space for small performances,” Abramson said.” Yeah, not exactly room for 7,000 concertgoers anymore. – The Brooklyn Paper, JellyNYC & Brooklyn Vegan

To fill some of that concert space void, The Knitting Factory will open in March in Williamsburg. – LimeWire Music Blog

The Fred Flare store is opening this Saturday with a Sample Sale. And I was worried about what to get my little sister for her 15th birthday on Monday. Just in time… – via This is the Diary of Sara*

Tonight is the Mr & Mrs Williamsburg Pageant and Miss Lola Wakefield is competing to try and figure out once and for all if she truly is a hipster. Her blog is great and I don’t care if she is either way – she’s hysterical! – Stuff Hipsters Don’t Like

BJ’s for Hookers! I just really wanted to write that. – The Brooklyn Paper

Do you ♥ Acapulco? I know I ♥ Acapulco. And now you can join the Facebook group that ♥ Acapulco. I did! No, really. – Facebook

And this week The Habitat has pecan pie a la mode and my Sixpoint Sweet Action is back. I think there needs to be an I ♥ The Habitat Facebook group now.

Speaking of social networking and sites like that, I’ve succumbed the Greenpointers name to Twitter and Yelp. I’ve been reviewing places on Yelp for awhile and I find myself always checking out what Yelpers have to say about a joint before I check it out.

Greenpoint blogger Citizen Skein visits the local vagrants of McGolrick Park. My BFF growing up’s Dad used to be one of those guys. Wait, I think that might be him in the neon green shirt… – Musings On Point

Astroland is dead
. This weekend is the end for the 46-year-old Coney Island icon. – NY Post Blog

I’m so bummed I missed owning this postacard from eBay. “Flirtations are a regular occurance in Green Point NY. And there’s something doing every minute”. Come on, how awesome is that?

P.S. Thanks to Brownstoner, The Rich Girls Are Weeping and Brooklyn Based for linking to us this week.

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