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!

Autumn News from the McGolrick Park Farmers Market

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McGolrick Park Farmers Market

Happy Autumn, Greenpoint, from Down to Earth Markets, the crew behind the McGolrick Park Farmers Market. We’re writing with the latest market news, including an important announcement: On Sunday, November 30th, the market will move indoors to the Lutheran Church of the Messiah! The church is located at 129 Russell Street, between Driggs and Nassau Avenues. This will be our second winter in this location, and we thank Pastor Amy Kienzle and the church community for hosting us during the chilly months. The market will be held every Sunday, from 11 am to 4 pm, throughout the winter, including over the holiday weekends.  Continue reading

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Pot is Legal in Oregon & Greenpointers is For Sale

Dear Greenpoint,

I moved to Oregon!

And I couldn’t think of a better morning to announce it because after yesterday’s election recreational marijuana is now legal here. While that is a respectable reason to move across the country, it isn’t the exact reason why I am now here. My husband Jon took a position as City Forester in Corvallis and our dreams have come true to go to hot springs and hikes every weekend and be around big beautiful trees. Can you tell I am happy?

I lived the last 33 years – my entire life – in NYC and it was time to move on. But Greenpoint will always be the home I return to. In fact, I’ll be back in a few weeks for our Holiday Market (12/7) and to screen our “Gasper & Son” Neon Documentary. I’m stoked to see everyone!

What about Greenpointers?

I have been answering this question for months. While running the business from the West Coast has been really fun and is totally manageable, I believe the best thing for Greenpointers is to hand the torch to someone who will continue its mission to serve you, the amazingly wonderful people of Greenpoint, while living less than 3,000 miles away.

Greenpointers is officially for sale.

Not only is the online business very successful but our events are a huge part of the brand, so I hope to find someone who can be a savvy local publisher and an event planning guru. I know you are out there. Continue reading

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Announcing Greenpointers Holiday Market on 12/7!

It’s our biggest and most exciting event of the year! Mark your calendars – Greenpointers Holiday Market is happening on Sunday December 7th from 1-7pm. All your holiday shopping is happening under one amazing roof. Keep it local and choose gifts for everyone from over 70+ local makers, artisans and artists. There will be jewelry, fashion, food, artwork, pottery, candles, skincare, toys, housewares, decor, vintage and so much. It’s all taking place at The Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl) – a gorgeous 6,000 sq. ft. space overlooking Brooklyn and the NYC Skyline.

There will be food to enjoy from local vendors, beer from Brooklyn Brewery, delicious mulled wine and Cafe Grumpy coffee. Get your holiday pictures taken in our FREE Photo Booth. Spiff up your manicure at our FREE Nail Art Table. Get crafty up in the loft.

Greenpointers will proudly be screening its “Gasper & Son” Short Neon Sign Documentary Trailer before premiering it in nationwide Film Festivals in 2015. A raffle with tons of great prizes from local businesses will support the post-production of the film! All other funds raised will support the Greenpointers Writers Fund.

We can’t wait to get jolly with you at this year’s market! Vendor and prize list coming soon…

RSVP on FB, Tag us #greenpointers_market

Market vendors, apply here. If you are interested in sponsoring the market, email markets (at) greenpointers [dot] com. If you can donate a prize – email editor (at) green pointers [dot] com. Thanks in advance for your support!

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Soup Bowl Fundraiser – Potters Needed!

It’s our 3rd Annual Soup Bowl Fundraiser on Sunday, November 23rd from 3-5pm at EAT (124 Meserole Ave).

For $25 get a locally handmade ceramic bowl + a bowl of soup from The Splendid Spoon. Free beer from Brooklyn Brewery.

100% of Proceeds benefit Greenpoint Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen

*Reserve your bowl now via paypal.

RSVP on Facebook.

Local ceramicists – we need bowls! Please email editor (at) greenpointers [dot] com if you will kindly donate a bowl or two for this wonderful event!

There will be a limited among of bowls available. Unless you pre-pay, we cannot guarantee a bowl. Thanks for your understanding.

Special thanks to Libby VanderPloeg for donating her time to creating this special poster!

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Hudson River Foliage Cruise + Lobster Mac n’ Cheese & $30 Discount!

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I can’t think of a better way to behold the amazing leaf change than aboard a cruise while eating Lobster!

The Water Table’s Foliage Cruise is this Saturday November 1, 1–5PM and there is a special discount for Greenpointers off the $90 ticket price.

Enjoy views of the amazing Hudson Valley fall foliage with the only cruise leaving from Brooklyn. It will depart from India St. Pier at Greenpoint, in a heated vessel, and make its way up the Hudson River to the picturesque views of autumn.

The ticket includes lunch, which is Lobster Mac and Cheese or Roasted Root Vegetable Salad and Cookies by Ovenly). Full bar on board available for purchase featuring seasonal cocktails, beers and wines.

All this for only $60. BUuy tickets before they sell out. Use the discount code Greenpoint.

Make sure to follow The Water Table on Twitter @thewatertable, Instagram @thewatertablenyc & Facebook/thewatertable, #thewatertable

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Glow In The Dark Punk Rope to Benefit the Greenpoint YMCA (10/30)

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Looking to get into shape, but tired of the same boring old routine? Why not pick up a jump rope, or better yet a Glow In The Dark Punk Rope and sweat, skip, shimmy, and shake to a “killer” playlist of ghoulish tracks right before Halloween!?

This Thursday (10/30) from 8:30-9:30pm at the Greenpoint YMCA (99 Meserole Ave), Punk Rope creators, Tim Haft and Shana Brady are putting together a super fun class to benefit the  the Greenpoint YMCA’s Annual Campaign. The campaign supports college readiness programs, after school programs, water safety programs, and many more programs that benefit children and adults from economically disadvantaged families.

No rope jumping skill necessary. LED ropes will be provided.

All participants will receive a Punk Rope pin.

Plus there will be vegan chocolate provided by Mountain morsel and prizes…

Come in costume to be eligible to win:
$25 gift certificate to the Soft Spot Bar
$25 gift certificate tKilo Bravo
$25 gift certificate to JackRabbit Sports
Punk Rope schwag
Waboba Moon Ball
Waboba Flyer
Waboba Street Ball

REGISTER HERE

DONATION: $20 (or more if you wish)

LIMITED TO 30 PARTICIPANTS

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You NEED this 3br with a ROOF DECK in Greenpoint!

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Yes we all know that real estate prices are going up in Greenpoint. And guess what? They aren’t going down, so when you find a great place – with a gigantic 2000sq. ft roof deck and a great landlord – you take it! This place is a Greenpoint dream apartment. And the inside ain’t too shabby either. The 3br features French doors, wood floors, high ceilings, a nice kitchen with modern appliances, large bathroom, separate dining area, living room, and a closet in each room. The layout is smart and practical, and the outdoor space (did we mention it yet?) is to die for and completely private. The building is located just a short walk to McGolrick park, and is close to the L train and G trains. This is a unique opportunity to live in a great apartment with a very nice landlord.

Complete listing with tons of photos here.

Please call to make an appointment: (347) 881-3107

Sponsored post by Josef Galatioto Broker.

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Update: Ebola… at The Gutter!? Dr. Tests Positive, First Case in NY

Just got off the phone with our Art Editor who was headed to a CMJ show tonight at The Gutter only to find out it was closed. According to Brooklyn Vegan, “The Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg shut down, allegedly due to Ebola scare (CMJ shows included).” A few hours ago a Daily Mail headline read ”Ebola panic in Brooklyn, doctor who treated patients in West Africa visited hip bowling spot in Brooklyn before he was rushed to the hospital with 103 fever.” The Daily News gives a more detailed account Dr. Craig Spencer’ self-quarantine, bowling and Ubering on Wednesday. His fiancé has also been quarantined and his apartment in Harlem has been sealed off. Results overnight will confirm whether he actually has Ebola.

Update: According to NY Times, Dr. Craig Spencer tests positive for Ebola.

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Bedford + Bowery Bazaar at Hester Street Fair this Saturday! (10/25)

(sponsored)This Saturday, it’s that rarest of things: a really good reason to be in Manhattan on a weekend. Bedford + Bowery – New York magazine’s site covering North Brooklyn and Downtown Manhattan – is bringing together the best of both worlds for an outdoor festival of food, shopping and music. Come for the free beer (while it lasts!) from Brooklyn Brewery; stay for the beats by members of LCD Soundsystem; and sip still more exotic brews from Greenpoint’s own Torst, whose newly Michelin-starred chef Daniel Burns will be serving up duck sandwiches. You’ll also get to try Vietnamese grub from Ridgewood’s Bunker, Malaysian street food from Williamsburg’s Pasar Malam, Japanese rice burgers(!) from East Village’s Yonekichi, Icelandic stews from the LES’s Skal, Korean-American fried bird from the Seoul Chicken, southern grub from Empire Biscuit and lots more.

Rad vendors like Etsy NY will be selling vintage clothing, home wares, jewelry, books, and zines. For Halloween, Bushwick’s Catland has all your occult items and Greenpoint’s “Wizard of Odd,” Billy Leroy, will be staging a one-day-only comeback of his famous Houston Street antiques and oddities tent. There’ll be used records – and brand new vinyl from Greenpoint label Captured Tracks. And speaking of music! Your DJs for the day will be none other than DFA Records artists Museum of Love (featuring Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem) and Nancy Whang (LCD, The Juan Maclean). It’s all FREE and happening this Saturday from 11am to 6pm at the Hester Street Fair, at Hester and Essex Streets on the LES. Find more info here and follow @bedbow for updates!

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Halloween Parade at McGolrick Park This Saturday! (10/25)

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The District Dog Halloween Parade and Costume Contest hosted by World Famous *BOB* is happening this Saturday October 25th at 1pm at McGolrick Park. There will be prizes for the top 3 costumes and treat bags for all contestant from Stella & Chewy’s, Grandma Lucy’s, Empire of the Dog. Brooklyn Waggers will be on hand hooking up our four legged friends.

You have less than a week to come up with a killer dog costume! If you need a refresher on how awesome this event is – take a look at this video we made a few years back!

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