Lost Lectures Finds Its Way to NYC (4/25)

Can you keep a secret? The Lost Lectures will be in New York City next Friday, April 25th. No, The Lost Lectures isn’t the Indiana Jones film that George Lucas left on the cutting room floor. It’s an emergent series of cutting edge speakers, performances, interactive demos and art installations. Originally from London, The Lost Lectures’s have partnered with Hyperallergic for its New York City debut. Continue reading

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Judgmental NYC, Mutant Alligators, & the “New Williamsburg” x 1000 – The Hook Up (4/18)

Curbed tipped us off to this offensive map of stereotypes and cliches around the city, created by  Joe Larson and posted on his blog, Judgemental Maps. Greenpoint is dominated by “OIL SPILL, Polish People, and Really Cool Coffee Shop”– not a terrible summary.  Best of all though is the “Nuclear Industral (spelled wrong) Cesspool.” Even if the makers of this map couldn’t spell the word “industrial,” they did label Newtown Creek as “Mutant Alligators,” which is entirely accurate. If you’re offended, remind yourself that this is a map of STEREOTYPES, not accurate statistical facts.

Racked did a cool feature on Psyche Jewelry, which is based in Greenpoint and run by the gorgeous and talented Nina Berenato of Bushwick.  Continue reading

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Spring Market Recap + Photo Booth!

Once again, we had a super successful market last weekend! Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the season, lounge on the roof deck, and shop for local goods from our fabulous vendors. And special thanks to Yuka Miyata for doing an amazing job organizing it all!  Check out market photos here.

Also remember the awesome flowery photo booth that we had upstairs? The photos have arrived and we learned that the attractive level of Greenpointers is ridiculously high. Thanks to Gus Ponce for manning the camera! You can see the results here and tag yourselves!

And now, I’ve made some high school yearbook-style category winners, for your viewing pleasure: Continue reading

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Record Store Day Preview: Greenpoint Edition

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Tomorrow (Sat 4/19) is Record Store Day. This annual event is held at independent record stores all over the country and further afield. It offers many exclusive releases, in store performances, and other fun goodies. Since we have several awesome record stores in our neighborhood, we put together a little resource about what’s happening at each one this weekend. Continue reading

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What Will Become of the Huxley Envelope Building?

Photo by Joanne Ambia

Many of you might be familiar with the nearby Huxley Envelope building, a fixture sight on the waterfront and an identifier of Greenpoint across the soiled waters of the East River.

Remediation Site Map

But what you might not know is that the entire building and surrounding land could be demolished, as a result of a major brownfield cleanup run by the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), which will purge the area of what they refer to as “hazardous waste and/or petrolium.” An official report found that the cleanup will not post a significant threat to public health …but more on that later. Basically the remediation is going to detox the shitty/toxic soil embedded on our deceivingly pretty waterfront, which I’m sure we can all agree, is a good thing. I mean, this soil has to get clean at some point; that’s the whole idea of a Superfund site. Continue reading

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Shows Tonight 4/17 and Greenpoint Music

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It’s another night packed with several noteworthy shows. There’s also a new EP by a Greenpoint band Zebros I want to tell you about. Continue reading

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Food Book Fair and Pop-Up Bookstore at the Wythe Hotel

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Food Book Fair 2014

It’s almost time to welcome the return of the popular Food Book Fair to Brooklyn.
Now in its third year, the event will run at the Wythe Hotel between 25th-27th April and will bring together food enthusiasts, chefs, artists and writers for a long weekend of foodie fun. Continue reading

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The Fireworks Are Back!

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GOOD NEWS! The July 4th fireworks are returning to the East River this year, meaning we can watch them from rooftops across North Brooklyn.

We have fellow Brooklynite, Billy de Blasio, to thank for the change, which he announced on Monday. The fireworks will actually be launched from the Brooklyn Bridge and sources that we just made up say it will be spectacular. Continue reading

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