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!

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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Cornhole Tournament & HGTV at LIC Flea this Saturday (7/19)

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Win this Cornhole Set, $100 LIC Flea Bucks & FREE beer this Sat. at LIC Flea!
Hunting for something special at flea markets is always fun, but add in a cornhole tournament and you really have nothing better to do this Saturday. But wait, add in the chance to be on national television for the taping of the hit tv show Flea Market Flip and you should be running to catch the G to Long Island City.
The cornhole tournament will be happening all day at LIC Flea, so come and test your tossing skills. The winner will walk away with their very own cornhole set, $100 to spend at the flea, FREE beer from LIC based Rockaway Brewery and other great prizes. Sign up for your spot in the tournament here. Continue reading

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Bushwick Nightz Book Launches Tonight at Lot 45

Can I just first say how much I love Bushwick Daily (our unofficial sister blog) and its founder Katarina Hybenova (amazing woman) and how stoked I was to find out she was co-publishing a book with Catopolis called Bushwick Nightz - short stories about Bushwick. I am proud to be holding a physical copy of this book in my hands and am excited to let you know the book launch is happening tonight at Lot 45 (411 Troutman St.) at 7pm. Tickets: $10 (includes a book) at the door and the first 75 peeps get a free glass of champagne.  Continue reading

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Summer Market is Packin’ Heat! (7/20)

Summer Market is on fire!!!

This Sunday 7/20 we have lots of amazing food vendors, and a few are bringing the heat to our Summer Market! Don’t get burned…

Gustavo’s Chipotle Salsa

Brooklyn Grange Hot Sauce via Heatonist

Sriracha Spice Chili Powder

RSVP on Facebook!

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Body of Peter Spear Found

It is very sad to report that the body of missing man Peter Spear was found. On the Facebook page created in order to find him, his family shared the following message:

“It is with the deepest sorrow we have ever experienced that we report to you that our precious Peter Spear’s body was found and we have identified it. We are together as a family and lovingly supported by friends. The community of love that came together around Peter was a testament to how he cared for each of us. We know that you love Peter and that you love us and want to help. As needs arise we will not hesitate to reach out. Please continue to pray for us. No arrangements have been made yet. We will share those details as plans go forward.”

Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.

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What’s a Summer Market Without the Beach!?

At our Summer Market next Sunday 7/20 we are bringing the beach to Greenpoint with styles from the following awesome vendors!

Ena Colours Card Case – $54

J.Topolski Seahorse Necklace $38

Rabbit & Dragon Nautical Pillow Set

Wonderwoulf BluBlu Baby Shoes – $42

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Help Find Peter Spear – Missing Greenpointer

Have You Seen This Missing Person?

I got a message from a reader whose friend Peter Spear went missing this past Sunday  (7/6/14) from Pine Plains, NY. His full name is Peter Delaney Spear and if you have information about him please contact Detective Ralph Franceschi at 845-486-3880.

There is a Facebook page dedicated to finding him: facebook.com/findpeterspear

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