Rent-stabilized tenants of 196 Huron Street held a protest in front of the building on Tuesday evening calling on their landlord to provide long-neglected repairs to their apartments.
A fresh batch of ten “affordable” apartments in Greenpoint and Williamsburg is now open for applications via the NYC Housing Connect website.
Located in the bullseye of the on-going sewer petroleum vapor epidemic, 128 Huron Street in Greenpoint offers three one-bedroom apartments in the lottery; two of the one-bedrooms are priced at $1,999 for one to two occupants with an annual household income between $68,538 – $111,020. The other one-bedroom apartment is $2,250 per month for one to two occupants with an annual household income between $77,143 – $111,020.
Amenities at 128 Huron St. are listed as stainless steel appliances and a balcony. Apply here by July 19th.
Huron was originally just called H Street, but it was changed to Huron in the 1850s, possibly in honor of a locally built steamship the U.S.S Huron, or it could simply honor the New York state Native American people.
Huron Street was once famed for the beauty of its gardens. At one time Huron Street had two gardens that were so beautiful that they helped make Greenpoint “The Garden Spot of Brooklyn.” Cousin’s garden near Franklin Street was a show place of Greenpoint. The Provost House near Manhattan Avenue also had a beautiful garden with grapevines and was known as The Brass Castle. Number 119 seems to be one of the oldest buildings in Greenpoint and might have shared the street with the gorgeous gardens. The gardens vanished long ago, but the foodie bookstore/cafe Archestratus (160 Huron St), near where the Provost House once stood, is a garden of culinary delights.
Sunday will be the one-year anniversary of Archestratus, Greenpoint’s very own cookbook shop/cafe/place of food-related treats and events at 160 Huron Street. Archestratus will be celebrating by having a day of comfort: they will be making and giving out spaghetti for free from 11am-6pm. Oh, and better yet: they’ll be playing spaghetti westerns (another source of comfort for owner Paige Lipari and her employees).
“It will be a day to say thank you to everyone who’s supported us this past year,” said Paige. “Sunday will be all about coziness and gratitude.”
At the end of February, the eclectic and fun reclaimed furniture Huron Street shop, Suite Pieces, will close its doors. Their Long Island locations will remain open and customers can enjoy up to 25% off all home decor.
The store will be open Friday-Sunday until it closes at the end of the month. For more information on the closing, see the store’s blog post.
162 Huron Street
If you’re looking to add some punchy new wares to your dwelling and not burn through your wallet, the new home goods boutique, Suite Pieces (162 Huron St), is the latest addition to Greenpoint.
The cozy locale has vintage furniture and DIY supplies to give that unique feel to your pad. The products are meticulously curated from vintage card cases, glassware, to reworked tables, chairs, and bureaus. A painted vintage mirror runs $95 while vintage glasses were a few bucks.
Local shop Methods is the spot to go for chill threads for the boys. Unique designed t-shirts and hats are their bread & butter and they do them well.
Right now there are quite a few items on sale that would make excellent options including the Methods custom polo. Made with pima cotton to their exact specifications, you’ll find both the softness and tailoring to be just right. Features their Cut n Sew logo emroidered extra thick with metallic silver threading for just $20.