Sunday Snaps

Sunday Snaps: Carnival Celebration in (The Other) Greenpoint

@citybubu - Carnival in Greenpoint, Cape Town South Africa

The “other side of McGuinness” #OSOM sure feels like “the other Greenpoint” but there is an entirely OTHER Greenpoint on the other side of the world in Cape Town, South Africa. I spend a lot of time lurking on Instagram and wishing we had such warm days and a gorgeous mountain landscape. This weekend they are celebrating Carnival. Enjoy… Continue reading

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Sunday Snaps: Land of A Thousand Rainbows

On the evening of July 3rd, a rainbow was photographed from infinite angles in Greenpoint, Brooklyn – Land of a Thousand Raindows! This happens every year around this time and it’s always magical.

Thanks to the following Instagram friends for taking these gorgeous photos – and tagging them “greenpoint”!

@aldana19, @nykner89, @candywonny, @newer42, @kdw68, @__meli07__, @robtennant, @anyzio24, @jkfood, @bryangardnerphotography, @india209, @boygirlmagazine, @kristenbillie, @pentachrome, @nonformat, @iammorganh, @terrencegerard, @eliotbk, @janeypinks, @violetshuraka, @ahntay, @samavecchia, @judith_prieth, @bitchcakes, @bullandlion, @aldana19, @donk4k, @travelingshears

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Sunday Snaps: Magnolia Trees in Brooklyn

© Jen Galatioto
© Jen Galatioto
© Jen Galatioto

Everyone goes nuts about the Cherry Blossoms, but the true stunners are the Magnolia Trees, which make the most glorious giant pink and white flowers that only last a week. My last apartment in Greenpoint had a huge Magnolia in the yard and when it bloomed last spring we had a punch party to celebrate. These photos are dedicated to my Mom and Dad who took me to Brooklyn Botanic Gardens an infinite amount of times as a kid.

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Sunday Snaps: Oh That Greenpoint Siding!

I remember having a conservation with a architectural historian about Greenpoint. He remarked at how beautiful our landmarked blocks are and I said, “how about landmarking the siding? That is quintessential Greenpoint!” And Connie O’s, of course.

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Sunday (Late Night) Snaps: Chris Uphues’ Hearts Everywhere!

Seems like no matter where I go I see one of Chris Uphues’ happy heart wheat pastes. I’m not complaining. Bright and colorful with big dark eyes – they make my brain happy!

Chris UphuesBy far my favorite placement is outside the Nassau G stop.

His work looks fantastic at Beaner Bar (447 Graham Ave.).
Chris showed at Fountain Art Fair this weekend.
I’m loving this gold heart on the north end of Manhattan Ave.

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Sunday Snaps: Wizard Skull

While on a walk in South Williamsburg I saw this amazing Egyptian Ronald McDonald wheat paste by Wizard Skull. Of course I instagrammed it and Wizard Skull sent me more twisted and disturbing Ronald McDonald drawings. The genius doesn’t stop there, as you can see with Freddy Kreuger as Skeletor and Abe Lincoln with a Rick Ross tattoo. Follow @wizardskull

@wizardskull
@wizardskull
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