I QUIT!

Good morning! I’d like to share some personal news with you.

I QUIT!

Not Greenpointers… I resigned from my full time job at Polo. It has always been my dream to be able to work on this website full time and to work on my personal photography.

After 6 years of shooting millions of pieces of clothing, I began to feel like I needed to do something more worthwhile. And while we have done some amazing things here in the last two years, I know that with more time – we can do so much more!

I want to finally focus on one project, rather than have a whole bunch on the backburner. Greenpoint – you are it! July 1st – I am all yours!

I am so excited to really take the website to the next level and have lots of exciting plans in store. I’d also love your feedback. What do you want from the website? Let me know in the comments! And wish me luck!

Thank you for supporting the website! I take my work here very seriously. It isn’t just a blog – it’s the BEST blog, because we have the BEST readers and the BEST local supporters and let’s face it GREENPOINT IS THE BEST NEIGHBORHOOD!

Have a wonderful day!

About Jen G

After living in NYC my entire life, I found the strongest sense of community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Running this blog is truly an honor and the best part is meeting its readers in real life. Everyday I am energized by smiles and inspiring conversations with fellow Greenpointers who tirelessly do and create incredible things that are good for our community and share the same love I have for life here. If you see me walking with my little dog "D" - please say hi!

28 Comments

  1. Amanda says:

    I would love to see more brunch reviews and more information on restaurant specials (for brunch, happy hour or just a day of the week). Thanks!!

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  2. j.yoo says:

    Congrats, Jen! Follow your bliss, lady!

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  3. Declan says:

    Congratulations, Jen, here’s to prioritizing the things you love and care about!

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  4. Samantha Sharifi says:

    Huzzah!!!!
    Proud of you.
    Here for whatever you need me for.
    xx

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  5. Maria says:

    Congratulations Jen and much continued success.

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  6. Dana says:

    congratulations!!!

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  8. Congratulations! Excited to see what’s in the future for Greenpointers. As for content, I’d love to see more reviews of restaurants, cafes, and shops. Keep up the great work!

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  9. mozee says:

    “feel like I needed to do something more worthwhile.”
    Words spoken by people who are removed from reality. Sorry, but photography and blogging cannot be called worthwhile. They are hobbies.

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  10. Sherry says:

    Does this mean you’re not moving to Ridgewood?

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    • Jen G says:

      I LIVE IN RIDGEWOOD! I WORK IN MY STUDIO IN GREENPOINT!

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      • Sherry says:

        SORRY — it was a legit question after I read: “Greenpoint – you are it! July 1st – I am all yours!”

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        • Jen G says:

          It’s all everyone asks since I moved. But I know many Greenpoint businesses owners who work here and live somewhere else and are huge parts of the community. Trust me it was a tough decision and ironically, moving to Ridgewood is what afforded me to quit my job and be able to do this full time. With the rent I was paying in Greenpoint, it would not have been possible. And now I own, which is something I always wanted and again would not been able to afford in Greenpoint. Now that I don’t have to go to Midtown everyday I will be in Greenpoint a whole lot more, too. All my friends are here and all my favorite places to eat and hang out. When I can move back, I will! That’s if I don’t move out to the country or something!

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  11. Jen G says:

    thanks to everyone for sending over the positive and encouraging vibes. this website has been a blessing and is THE MOST WORTHWHILE project i have ever done!

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  12. John says:

    Congrats! Also, an importable google calendar and a map view would be nice :P .

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  13. S. says:

    Sounds great! Perhaps you’d like to blog about how you pulled it off financially? Most of the people I know who “follow their bliss” are doing so with Dad’s credit card in their back pocket. Would love to hear real life tips for real life grown ups (assuming you are one!).

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    • Jen G says:

      I certainly will! Definitely don’t have access to Daddy’s credit and I am a grown up. I had to plan, save, MOVE to a MUCH CHEAPER place and work two full time jobs (second one being the website) until it made just enough to barely get me by. That being said, I haven’t proven it out yet! I also plan to freelance with photography to supplement. But I will go into MORE detail with a post. Thanks!

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  14. Rocco Galatioto says:

    All the best, Jen. I know, along with your mother that you will succeed at whatever you will do. Good luck. Infinite love.
    YD

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  15. Rocco Galatioto says:

    Now you will have more time for vegan reviews..just kidding.

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  16. Sarah says:

    What a big step! Congrats! Love the blog, can’t wait to see even more!

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  17. Just want to add my congratulations to the pile – this is such an awesome blog already, so I’m excited to see what it’s going to evolve into now that you’ll be doing it full time.

    xo

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  18. max says:

    Heck yea, get it girl. now we will have to see each other on real people friends time.

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  19. Garret S. says:

    Congrats, Jen! Your blog is great. I get lots of my local Greenpoint news from it and am excited that you’ll be able to do even more with it now. Good luck!

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  20. illea says:

    news on crime?
    restaurants, bars, happy hours?

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