Ok, let’s be real. We all ate ourselves to pieces last week and with the holidays just around the corner, we’re not stopping. I like to binge eat as much as the next guy, but it probably wouldn’t hurt to remain physically active while doing so. It’s easier said than done, but our friend Dy from Human at Ease (ease is their middle last name) has a program that guides people through the intense process of getting fit, and as a result, it’s a lot less intimidating. Continue reading →
On Monday, Brooklyn’s newest record store opened its doors at 64 North 9th Street. It’s the New York home of famed British store/label Rough Trade and it seems like it will be a nice addition to the neighborhood. Continue reading →
Vinyl is alive and well. Besides a smorgasbord of little and medium-sized record stores throughout north Brooklyn, today marks the opening of Rough Trade, a 10,000 square foot monster of a music store with all the bells & whistles. (NY Times)
Speaking of big buildings, the Pencil factory building next door to where Kickstarter has opened for business on Greenpoint Avenue is for sale. “The three-story structure includes 17,485 square feet of space and is zoned for hotel, retail or office use” As long as it doesn’t become a Duane Reade I’m good. (DNA Info)
The push to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan continues locally with the help of the owners of Dalaga who are asking for much needed supplies, including: energy bars, tents clean blankets, towels, batteries, soap and medications. They will also be donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the store’s own line of jewelry, greeting cards and tote bags to the cause. Awesome. (Greenpoint Gazette)
Whether you love to hate it or hate to love it, Girls is back for a 3rd season and L Duns (can I call her that?) just released the HBO trailer on this other popular thing called the internet.
The end of last season got a little wonky, as the writing team tried to give Hannah’s quirkiness a back story with a mental illness that was never brought up before and made very little sense in the context of her character. Watching her shove one-too-many-Q-tips into her ear was less than enjoyable and might have caused one cast member, Charlie, Marnie’s love interest played by Chrisopher Abbott, to actually leave the cast because he “didn’t like the direction things were going in. ”
Last year I sat in a community meeting at Greenpoint Church on Milton St and listened to neighbors argue for and against the 10 bed homeless respite that had opened in the basement after Hurricane Sandy hit and the weather was getting down to freezing temperatures.
After the controversy it created, the church decided to shut it down and it moved to Ascension Church a few block north. But the respite did not reopen this winter season. Continue reading →
The Brooklyn Special Victims Unit is still searching for the suspect in an attempted rape that happened in Williamsburg just past 4pm on Friday 11/8.
The victim, 27, was walking down Graham Avenue towards Scholes Street when a man grabbed her from behind, slammed her head on the ground, and tried to rape her. Luckily, he took off when someone nearby heard the screams and intervened. The women was rushed to Woodhull for treatment.
According to Detective Paribello, who is in charge of the case, the suspect has still not been found, despite flyers being posted around the neighborhood.
The description of the suspect is as follows: black male, early 30s, between 5′ 8″ and 6ft tall, about 170 lbs, short hair.
If you recognize this man from the security camera photo above, please contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. Paribello and the NYPD are urging everyone to help spread the word, so we can guarantee this man doesn’t strike again.
Update #3: According to DNAinfo, Christopher Meyer was NOT the victim of a hit and run because, “the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad later found that Meyer fell under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway when his bike’s front tire hit a curb, throwing him to the ground.”
Update #2: There is video footage from The Brooklyn Kitchen which shows Christopher hitting the curb before crashing into the northbound lane, according to Gothamist, but NYPD has not yet commented on the investigation.
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Reader Jeff Conklin wrote in to let us know that his friend Christopher Meyer was the cyclist who was struck and killed by a hit and run driver on Meeker Ave on Monday around 4am. Continue reading →