By Jen G

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!

Greenpointers is HIRING! ($$$)

Do you love Greenpoint and want to contribute to the community in a positive way by working for a well respected and popular local blog? Greenpointers is hiring!!!

News Editor / Blog Manager

Can you write well researched, informative and fun blog posts (on the fly), manage a team of talented editors and contributors, while managing the day to day upkeep of a WordPress blog? Are you self-motivated, Greenpoint-obsessed, extremely organized and impeccably detailed? You know who you are! (Monthly Stipend, Immediate Hire)

Weekend Editor

Think Jonathan Schwartz’s Frank Sinatra Fridays - light, fun and creative blog posts for reading over a cup of coffee in McGolrick/Winthrop Park. You can get weird because it’s the weekend! (2 Posts/Weekend – Saturday & Sunday, Pay Per Post) Here I am really looking for creative and unique content in all types of media.

Local Ad Sales

Do you know all the local business owners by name and sincerely want them to succeed? Advertising is a crucial component of Greenpointers’ mission not only because the revenue funds our website and pays our writers, but because we directly promote small businesses that make our neighborhood awesome and give jobs to our friends! (Commission, Immediate Hire)

To apply email greenpointers (at) gmail [dot] com.

In the subject line write: YOUR NAME + POSITION.

In the body of the email write a short statement on why you are a great fit for the position. Include a resume or link to a website.

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10 TIPS FOR ADOPTING A RESCUE DOG + FREE Seminar Tomorrow! (4/23)

When you adopt a rescue pup you’re doing a good deed and saving a cherished life, but you may also be taking on some unforeseen problems. This makes your decisions before adopting and after you get him home very crucial to his peace of mind as well as your own.

Denise from Empire of the Dog has (in just one session) helped me out so much with my rescue dog named “D.” This woman is a serious miracle worker. She offers a FREE Rescue Dog Seminar at her business, too. The next one is tomorrow Wednesday April 23 at 7pm at Empire of the Dog (415 Grand St.)

Here she shares some helpful insights for before and after rescuing a dog.

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A Streetcar Named “What’s Manhattan?”

I’ve said it before, I only go to Manhattan to visit the dentist, since finding a new dentist is the only thing more painful than going into “the city.” Otherwise I’m very content to stay on this landmass we know as Long Island and within the confines of the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. But travel between the two sometimes illogically results in “having” to go through Manhattan.

With development on the East River waterfront outpacing transportation solutions, commuting remains a hugely unanswered question. In Greenpoint, with much complained about G service (which is only going to get worse before it gets better) and still no East River Ferry service at India St on the known horizon, maybe it isn’t too cockamamy of an idea to imagine a self powered wireless street car that runs along the Queens and Brooklyn waterfront between Astoria and Red Hook. Continue reading

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Terrarium Class – May 4th at Passenger Bar!

Next Terrarium Class - 5/4 at Passenger Bar

We are taking our Terrarium Class to Williamsburg on May 4th from 3-5pm at Passenger Bar (229 Roebling St). Our lovely and talented teacher Claire will show you how to create a miniature living kingdom. Spruce up your dark and lonely apartment with plants that are actually very easy to care for. $60, includes all materials PLUS a FREE beer! Reserve your terrarium now.

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Not An Urban Outfitters! Franklin St is Getting… a Convention Center!

Brooklyn Expo Center - Opening October 2014

When the curtains fell to reveal a wrap around glass front building at 79 Franklin St (at Noble St) in Greenpoint, many residents wondered and dreaded what would open up there. A few of the predictions were American Apparel, Blue Bottle, Brooklyn Industries, laser tag, a roller disco and Trader Joe’s. Soon signs reading “Brooklyn Expo” were hung in the windows. Continue reading

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Kingsland Coladas + Spring Shopping Today (4/13)

The weather finally turned gorgeous just in time for our Spring Market today. On your Sunday stroll head over to 67 West St, 5th Fl – a 6,000 sq. ft. sun lit loft (with rooftop access) filled with over 70+ craft, art, makers and plenty of food vendors! Public hours today: 1-7pm.

Make sure to get crafty, get your nails did AND a portrait in our blossoming photo booth upstairs in the loft!

Our bar will proudly serve Brooklyn Brewery beer, Greenhook Ginsmith Kingsland Coladas, Kombucha Brooklyn, Adelina’s Rice Balls and Cafecito Bogotá Empanadas.

See you later…

Special thanks to our sponsors!

Brooklyn Brewery
Carpingo
Brooklyn Makers
Greenhook Ginsmiths
Cafe Grumpy
Kombucha Brooklyn
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Doggie Playgroup in McGolrick Park Begins this Saturday! (4/12)

Doggie Playgroup Starts this Saturday!

If your dog (ahem or you) are looking for some fun and positive socializing, then head over to McGolrick Park Dog Run this Saturday from 11:30am-12:30pm for Doggie Playgroup! All breeds and ages are welcome, but there is a size/weight limit – under 20lb. Oh and don’t bring any bitches in heat. All dogs must be spayed/neutered, up to date on shots and not aggressive.  Continue reading

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The Art of Being Honest: “Alternate Landscapes” & “Werner Herzog Eats A Sandwich”

Artist Maj Anya DeBear at The One Well

On a recent Friday night I visited two art shows that both opened on Greenpoint Ave. Both artists, Maj Anya DeBear and  Roxanne Palmer mentioned that honesty was one driving force behind their recent artworks. While being true to oneself creatively in a hard to please art world is difficult to attain, the resulting satisfaction and confidence that came through made for two stand-out openings on either side of McGuinness Blvd. Continue reading

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“Nirvana” THE BAND in Greenpoint Last Night!

Nirvana at Saint Vitus in Greenpoint - Photo @brooklynvegan

When I get up in the wee morning and do a quick #greenpoint search on Twitter, I’m prepared for anything – fires, hit and runs, and other horrible things – but thankfully my jaw drop this am wasn’t cause by a tragedy – unless missing out on a celebrity PACKED show at Saint Vitus Bar, with Joan Jett singing for Nirvana is a tragedy in your world.  Continue reading

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