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!

Greenpoint Open Studios is Seeking Artists & Sponsors!

The deadline to participate in Greenpoint Open Studios (10/3-5) is only a few days away. We have over a hundred artists already signed up and we are looking forward to a really successful event! If you are a Greenpoint artists and you haven’t signed up, what are you waiting for? It is totally FREE! SIGN UP NOW!

In order to keep Greenpoint Open Studios free to artists and to the public we are relying on donations from local businesses and individuals.

If you are a local business and would like to sponsor Greenpoint Open Studios, please email artsingreenpoint (at) gmail [dot] com.

Local businesses who are already on board include: Alter, Dirck the Norseman, Paulie Gee’s, Brouwerij Lane, Java Studios, Cato’s Army Navy, Silk Road Cycles, Gowanus Open Studios, Green Desk & Five Leaves.

If you are an art lover who wants to help make this event happen, kindly make a donation via paypal to Greenpoint Open Studios in the amount of $25.

100% of funds raised will be used for organizing the event and creating the printed materials for the weekend.

Thanks in advance for your help and support!

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Mr. Gray Needs A Home / Sweetest Cat Ever

Is Mr. Gray Your Cat? Help Find A Home For This Gorgeous Animal!

Have you ever met my dog D? She is amazing and we found her at the Ridgewood Reservoir – an amazing place I highly recommend you visit.

This past weekend as we walked through wildflowers and watched swallows dive into the pond, we heard a sweet kitty cat cry. Mr. Gray, as we are calling him, was hunting for lizards (there are lizard there) but he wasn’t doing a great job. When we called back to him, he ran to us and we were immediately friends. This cat is amazing. And he is gorgeous: light gray with subtle stripes and golden eyes. A real stunner.

He was clearly not feral, but he was very hungry and on the skinny side. We couldn’t walk away from this magical animal and while I waited for Jon to get the cat carrier, Mr. Gray sat in my lap, purring and gently playing with me. Some animals are gifts – Mr. Gray is a gift. (Jon’s theory about all pets at the reservoir is that they were abducted by aliens, had their brains scrambled and return as perfect pets.) Mr. Gray is perfect.

We brought the handsome boy to the vet  and he was extremely calm in the car and friendly to the doctor. With no tags or microchip, it turned out that he is a young male neutered cat who has a recently healed surgery scar on his shoulder. He is feline leukemia and FIV negative and was given a flea bath. We can’t seem to find Mr. Gray’s owners and are seeking a new wonderful home for this incredible animal.

If this is your cat, please email me – editor (at) green pointers [dot] com. If you would like to adopt Mr. Gray – I am bringing him home from the vet tonight and you can come and see him anytime.

Please spread the word so we can help find Mr. Gray a home.

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Call for Visual / Video Art for Projection at GOS Sign-Up Party (8/15)

Send GOS your visual / video art!

On Friday 8/15 from 7-10pm Greenpoint Open Studios is hosting a sign-up party at The Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St). GOS is seeking visual / video art to project during the party!

*To participate please email .jpg, .tif, .gif, .mov, .avi files – under 10MB to artsingreenpoint (at) gmail [dot] com. Still and moving images will be accepted. In the subject of the email write: Sign-Up Video (YOUR NAME)

The evening will include music by DJ ItunesZ, a free beer for artists who sign-up, a short talk about GOS plus the opportunity to ask questions to organizers and meet other artists. This event is open to the public and ALL (not just participating artists) are encouraged to participate.

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

#greenpointopenstudios #gos2014

RSVP to party on FB! (and invite your friends!)

* We will do our best to include all work, but due to quantity and quality restraints we cannot guarantee your artwork will be shown. Thanks for understanding!

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Dog Thrown or Jumped from BQE

Warning: Graphic Content

A reader named Lacie wrote in this morning about a terrible incident that happened last evening after 6pm, under the BQE at Meeker Ave and Manhattan Ave. She saw a crowd of people surrounding a 50-60lb white and brown male neutered pit bull (no tags or microchip) that was believed to have been thrown from the above highway. He was lying on the cement bleeding from his mouth. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Open Studios Sign-Up Party (8/15) – *FREE BEER!

Join Greenpoint Open Studios at the Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) on Friday, August 15th from 7-10pm for Greenpoint Open Studios Sign Up Party / Info Session.

The deadline to join Greenpoint Open Studios (10/3-5) is August 31, 2014.

You can join on line at www.greenpointopenstudios.com or come to the sign-up party!

Artists who sign up will enjoy a FREE beer courtesy of Diamond Bar! Plus we will have music and art to enjoy and a brief information session about the event. Continue reading

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ATTN ARTISTS: SIGN UP FOR GREENPOINT OPEN STUDIOS!


Greenpoint Open Studios is back and we need all artists with studios in Greenpoint to participate! It’s totally free and totally awesome. Hit up Greenpoint Open Studios’ website and add your studio info plus an image of your work. That is it! And Save The Date for a Sign-Up/Info Party on 8/15/14… more details to come.

Follow Greenpoint Open Studios on Facebook, Twitter @greenpointarts & Instagram @greenpointopenstudios!

#greenpointopenstudios #gos2014

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The G Trains “stuGGLe” Begins Friday (7/25) for an entire month! Tell Us Your G Train Story

We Can All Relate

Dear Greenpointers,

There is no funny or cheerful way to put this. There will be no G train service between Nassau Ave and Court Square in Queens from Friday, June 25th (at 10:30pm) through Tuesday September 2nd (5am). Service operates between Church Ave and Nassau Ave.

There will be free shuttle buses providing service at all times. Manhattan Ave shuttle buses run between Nassau Ave and Court Sq, stopping at Greenpoint Ave and 21 St. McGuinness Blvd shuttle buses run between Lorimer St and Court Sq, stopping near stations at Nassau Ave, Greenpoint Ave and 21 St. Continue reading

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Got Summer Market Wood? (7/20)


We will have plenty of handcrafted wood items at our Summer Market – Sunday July 20 from 1-7pm at Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl). Here are just a few of our featured vendors:

Bird and Stone – Set of Two Wooden Stackers

Christi Jay – Wood/Textile

Pernt Cutting Board

 

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Summer Market this Sunday (7/20) – What You Need to Know…

This is our FIRST ever Summer Market, so we are very excited and want it to be a MAJOR success. So please come, bring your friends and tell everyone…RSVP on FB!

There will be over 70+ amazing and talented local vendors!

Don’t miss out on Brooklyn Brewery beer, White Sangria & Cafe Grumpy Iced Coffee at the bar. All funds raised from the market go to paying our awesome contributors!

We couldn’t do it without the support of our awesome sponsors:

As always there will be a FREE Photo Booth by Marofoto and the amazing background will be an art installation of a GIGANTIC friendship bracelet by Hannah Lamar Simmons.

Yes, our favorite nail artist @Peenk! will be in the house – making your nails all shiny and summery – also totally FREE!

SEE YOU THERE!

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