Historic march for Climate Change is happening this Sunday. The whole country will be there. Every Greenpointer should be there too.

As Greenpointers, we are already hyper-aware of the toxic soup that bubbles beneath our streets and the ravages of what Ms. Superstorm Sandy did to the area.  We all know, at least most of us do, climate change is a real thing that needs addressing.  So this Sunday instead of heading out to your favorite brunch spot or slipping that pillow over your head, why not come out and do something for the health of the world and march along aside 100,000+ people who all care about climate change. Trust me, with a 158 other countries participating, this is one historic event you are not going to want to miss.   Continue reading

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Get to Know Square Zeros Podcast and Website + ZeroFest Preview

Jon Mann & Derek Hawkins

Greenpointers makes a good effort to share relevant information on the local music scene, but since music is only a single aspect of what we do here, there are plenty of other sites that go way deeper. One that can’t be recommended highly enough is Square Zeros, which comes to us from Derek Hawkins (a Greenpoint resident) and Jon Mann (of East Williamsburg/Bushwick). It’s a podcast, it’s a live music source, it’s an archive, it’s full of essays, and most importantly, it’s an effort to reinforce and build community among musicians and kindred spirits. Continue reading

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Opening Tonight: Matt Coats at Brouwerij Lane

Stop by Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave.) tonight for the opening of Self-Distributed: a new photo series by Matt Coats, local photographer and beer consumer, who spent his summer vacation tracking down and photographing craft brewers in NYC that self distribute their wares. For many small breweries, self distribution is a critical business move. While extremely physical and time consuming, small breweries can gain an extra 25-30% income that they would otherwise be yielding to distributors. On top of the percentage cut, self-distribution methods harken back to an old-timey era of business, when manufacturers and retailers connected on a more neighborly level.

Check out the opening tonight, Sept. 18, 7 pm-close, at Brouwerij Lane, and try some of the beers made by the makers in Matt’s work! The show will be up all month long. Some of the breweries on tap tonight include: Singlecut Beersmiths, Gun Hill Brewing Company, Finback Brewery, Transmitter Brewing, Dirck the Norseman(aka Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co.), Rockaway Brewing Co., and Other Half Brewing Company.

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Rebel Alliance Saturday at TBD (9/20)

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Attention Rebel Alliance

On Saturday, September 20, the Rebel Alliance – and their friends and foes – will converge for a night of fun and debauchery at t.b.d. brooklyn (224 Franklin St). The huge lounge will be kitted out in Star Wars theme, including a full-sized Han Solo carbonite (see video), Salacious Crumb figure, Sith and Jedi light sabers, Mandalorian warrior probe and more. Original Star Wars artwork will be featured on the walls. Continue reading

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Hit and Run Driver on the Loose

Photo courtesy of Google Maps

The tragic scene unfolded early Sunday morning when a 26 year old Greenpoint woman on her way home was callously struck by a hit and run driver. The unfortunate incident occurred at the intersection of Meeker and Manhattan Avenues beneath the rumblings of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. The woman was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and is considered in serious condition. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Film Festival, Rock the Pulaski, Animamus Art Salon – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (9/17–9/23)

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

WEDNESDAY 9/17
* War Correspondents @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 7:30pm, $25, New Yorker staff writer Philip Gourevitch will be interviewed by Brooklyn Brewery founder and former AP Middle East correspondent Steve Hindy, More info
* Wunderkind Trivia Night 
@ Verboten (54 North 11th St) 8pm, FREE, A heated, team-based battle of wits that will test both your brain and your liver with challenging questions and cool prizes, More info

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Greenpoint Open Studios is Happening!!! (10/3-5)

We are so excited to announce that Greenpoint Open Studios is BACK and better than ever! During the weekend of October 3-5th, 2014  –  265 artists are opening their doors to the public in Greenpoint in order to build, sustain, and support a thriving creative community in North Brooklyn. Get ready for a HUGE weekend for art in the neighborhood!

Weekend Schedule

• Fri. 10/3, 8-11pm - GOS Launch Party @ Dirck the Norseman (7 No. 15th St.) Open bar for participating artists 8-9pm, plus Hors d’oeuvres, DJOMGWEBCATS, RSVP

• Sat. & Sun. 10/4-10/5, 12-6pm - Greenpoint Open Studios – All Over Greenpoint!

Grab a brochure at the launch party or at one of our designated HUB spaces: Alter Men (109 Franklin St), Alter Women (140 Franklin St), The Diamond (43 Franklin St), Cafe Grumpy (193 Meserole Ave), Van Leeuwen Ice Cream (632 Manhattan Ave), Fowler Arts Collective (67 West St) & Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave), RSVP

• Sun. 10/5, 6-8pmGOS Wrap Party @ TBD (224 Franklin St) Wind down with a BBQ & 1 Free beer for participating artists! RSVP

Follow Greenpoint Open Studios on FacebookTwitter @greenpointarts & Instagram @greenpointopenstudios!

Hashtag #greenpointopenstudios

Greenpoint Open Studios is presented by Greenpointers with Media Partner Hyperallergic.

Special thanks to Assemblyman Joe Lentol for his support and to the following local sponsors: Java Studios, Alter Brooklyn, Dirck the Norseman, Brouwerij Lane, Cato’s Army Navy, Paulie Gee, Glasserie, Five Leaves, Silk Road Cycles, Green Desk, Diamond Bar, Gowanus Open Studios, TBD.

If you are an art lover who wants to support GOS, kindly make a donation via paypal to Greenpoint Open Studios in the amount of $25

Local business sponsors email arts in greenpoint (at) gmail [dot] com.

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Bread Brothers: Bagels, “A Gelateria of Cream Cheese,” and So Much More

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Bread Brothers Daniel (centre), Jeremy and David

Bagels, delicious bagels! With their amazing array of freshly baked goods and delicious cream cheeses, the brand new Bread Brothers Bagel Cafe will make you crave bagels for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

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Greenpoint Gallery Night Instagram Round Up

The streets of Greenpoint came alive with the sound of art this past Friday, September 12th, as Brooklyn residents (and maybe Manhattanites, hah) wandered through the open doors of many of the neighborhood’s galleries. Here’s an Instagram recap of the merriment & art. Continue reading

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Oh no he didn’t. Bike thief steals wheels and kid’s seat too!

Stroll through McCarren park on any given day and you’ll see sun worshipers, book readers, parents and kids tossing Frisbees, even an occasional Dust Devil. What most of us don’t expect while we’re soaking up the greenery is a professional  thief in action, taking off with your bike and your kid’s seat. Continue reading

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