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!

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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Sweet Sweet Spring Market (4/13)

Plenty to satisfy your sweet tooth on Sunday!

There will be plenty of delicious sweet snacks and finds at our Spring Market this Sunday! Here are picks from a few featured vendors:

First Edition of Victorian Cakes with Hand-Embroidered Muslim Jacket byReed – $200

• Rosemary Pecan mini Cookies (30) by Thumbs Cookies – $16

• Happy Birthday Cupcake! Card by Perchance Press

Crepes Sugar or Butter by La crepe cest si Bon – $3

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This Happened in Greenpoint: Taylor Swift Drag Performance (VIDEO)

I’d heard the name but admittedly didn’t know who Taylor Swift is and somehow managed not to knowingly listen to her music. Are you a fan? Aside from Lena Dunham, main stream pop culture isn’t on Greenpoint’s map, but a show on view at Fowler Project Space titled “Who’s Taylor Swift Anyway?” seeks “to explore our relationship to celebrity through embodiments of the pop-fictional character, Taylor Swift.” Now I know.

At the opening there were paintings and interactive art installations. I instagrammed “D” the dog with a donut (#iamtaylorswift) while cruelly not letting her eat the art. The catchy tunes on repeat were familiar and got stuck in my head. I hate that! The night was capped off with this performance by Chris Tyler, who doesn’t need an introduction. Just watch.

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Baby Is Not In A Corner at Our Spring Market (4/13)

No Cry Babies On Sunday!

When we first started these markets, there weren’t any baby vendors in site… oh how we have grown in just a few years. There will be plenty of cute baby stuff for your own little ones at our Spring Market this Sunday. If you aren’t preggers, I bet you know someone who is and we the have perfect baby shower gifts, plus we guarantee the market will be more fun than registry shopping at Babies R’ Us (shudder). See you Sunday!

Make sure to stop by these featured vendors:

body・face・hair Baby Wash by Limegreen – $8

Diet Cat Onesie by Haskieville Apparel – $18

Baby Pacifier Strings by Cheek-ie – $22

Organic Baby’s Bottom Balm by Sustainable Shanti – $8

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