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All That Sparkles is Gold Donuts & the Promise of a Better Newtown Creek — The Hook-Up 1/22

Peter Pan's crullers are ready for their beauty shots. Photo via Christopher Lee for The New York Times.
Peter Pan’s crullers are ready for their beauty shots. Photo via Christopher Lee for The New York Times.

The treasure that is Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop is not a secret to anyone who’s lived in Greenpoint for more than two months, but it was recently given the New York Times treatment. Donuts! Must be a Brooklyn thing. Especially when they’re leafed in 24-karat gold.

Uber baby, or Übermenschen? A baby girl was born in the back of an Uber while stuck in BQE traffic in Greenpoint on Monday. Continue reading

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Following CitiStorage Victory, No Rest for the Bushwick Inlet Park Activists

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North Greenpoint was treated to some unusually good news regarding the legal status of its waterfront right around the New Year, but as the anniversary of the CitiStorage fire approaches, open space activists are hardly about to rest on their laurels. Continue reading

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The Fight for Promised Park Land Continues: Action Plan Meeting with Bushwick Inlet Park Tonight! (1/13)

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Thank you Mayor DeBlasio for nixing the chance for developers to build residential apartments on our promised park land! It’s a step in the right direction but the fight continues – there can still be an office or retail space built until the city can actually buy the land.

Join Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park tonight (January 13th at 7:30pm) at Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co. and learn about the current fight and next steps in completing our promised park land. Continue reading

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Is this Your Cat? Found in Master Piece Smoke Shop Saturday (1/9)

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Does this adorably special furr-ball belong to you? S/he was found on Saturday, January 9th at approximately 1pm when he ran into the back door of Master Piece Smoke Shop avoiding the cold weather. Neighboring store owners also stated that the cat tried to run into their establishment.

This gorgeous cat is described as 12 out of 10 on the affection scale and is particularly vocal.

Please email Michael Brandon at michaelrobertbrandon@gmail.com Continue reading

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Electronics Recycling on Grand St. Rain or Shine (Sat, 1/16)

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What do you do with your old electronics that you can’t seem to give away? Throwing it in the trash is illegal ($100 fine), so here’s your chance to get rid of them old things once and for all – legally! Partnered with Lower East Side Ecology Center and Tekserve, Grand Street BID is hosting an E-Waste Recycling event January 16th from 10am-4pm on Grand St between Graham Ave and Humboldt StContinue reading

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Hot Sauce, Hot Rents & Hot Accolades — The Hook-Up 1/8

Greenpointer and holder of many other titles Rev. Ann Kansfield. Photo: Kirsten Luce via The New York Times
Greenpointer and holder of many other titles Rev. Ann Kansfield. Photo: Kirsten Luce via The New York Times

Two Greenpoint Landing buildings have reached a construction milestone — a vertical one. Both 33 Eagle and 21 Commercial Street have topped out.

Greenpoint is on the map for hot sauce in New York City. Though the resident expert at The Heatonist cautioned that there’s “no face-melting sauce coming out of New York City right now,” Paulie Gees favorite Mike’s Hot Honey represents some of the best of the Big Apple’s Big Pepper Ambitions.

Making locals proud is Rev. Ann Kansfield, the Fire Department’s first lesbian chaplain, who made the New York Times’ short list of New Yorkers of the Year.

At PS34, legos are serious business. The school even appointed a Lego Program Coordinator to help steward our next generation of little engineers.

Williamsburg: it’s hot. It’s a global brand. It’s getting “a new wave of huge luxury hotels…to cater to the influx of gawking globetrotters.”

“Eight hundred dollars for a room; it’s outrageous,” says this New York Times expose on renting in Greenpoint, which is, incredibly, written in 2015.

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Call for Vendors!! Valentine’s Market (2/7)

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Poster design by Vivien Lee

Greenpoint is for lovers! We’re talking the urban kind of love. The kind of love that is open, accepting, variegated, expansive and blooms out of a sometimes gritty backdrop. So we’re ready to kick off 2016 with our annual Valentine’s Market at Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street) from 1pm-7pm on February 7th, 2016. RSVP here!

We are seeking all types of local vendors (food, artists, crafters, jewelers, potters, etc.) so apply here or directly in the form after the jump.

We are still a bit high from the buzz of our last “Winter Wonderland” themed Holiday Market where we had around 4,000 visitors! Many vendors sold out and several shoppers asked us where to find them post market so we answered in our recap. Check out some photos here. Continue reading

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Sorry to Do This, but Here’s a Quick Guide to Sticking to Your Resolutions about Town

You'll sweat so hard you'll stop seeing color. Photo: CrossFit South Williamsburg
You’ll sweat so hard you’ll stop seeing color. Photo: CrossFit South Williamsburg

You don’t really want to be reading this, but just in case you kind of do, here are a few relatively new players in Greenpoint’s health and fitness scene. Because doing good for a body doesn’t have to mean leaving your 10-block-radius no-bra zone. Even if you can’t technically pull that off during a bout of jumping jacks, or you’re a dude and you’re struggling to relate to this entire premise. Continue reading

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Here’s How You Can Help the Victims of the Richardson St Fire

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Early Tuesday morning, a fire at 30 Richardson St. left two dead and others displaced. Those who survived were forced out into the cold with no possessions and no longer have a home to return to.

Many of you have asked about ways to help, and you can do it by donating to The Richardson Street Fire Relief Fund. If you cannot provide a monetary contribution, then please send out love and prayers for a healthy recovery for everyone.

Thanks to all the firefighters who responded to the fire and if you’re around any of the local fire houses you can also thank them directly: Continue reading

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Greenpoint’s Median Home Price Hit Record High in 2015

Greenpoint Landing having a party...without us. Photo: Kim Masson
Greenpoint Landing having a party…without us. Photo: Kim Masson

To absolutely no one’s surprise, 2015 was the year real estate hit an all-time high in Greenpoint, but we’ve got some data to back that up.

Via PropertyShark
Via PropertyShark

At $950,000, this year’s median home price was up 27.1% over 2014, which had clocked in at a modest $747,500, according to PropertyShark. Continue reading

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