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GPL cuts down 75 yr old trees. Parks Dept scoops up $414,000 in Restitution Fees

Old London Plane Trees hang over GPL Property Photo Credit: Darren Lipman
Old London Plane Trees hang over GPL Property
Photo Credit: Darren Lipman

In recent weeks, some of you may have spotted the mutilation of 5 trees bordering the northern edge of Barge Park. These trees, identified as 75 yr old London Plane Trees, have been around longer than most of us and recently met their untimely death at the hands of our new neighbor Greenpoint Landing, and the Parks Department.

How they were chopped down and how much money Greenpoint will be getting out of the deal is rather murky indeed.

Let’s just say, in NYC money really does grow on trees. Continue reading

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Our Summer Market is Happening this Sunday (7/19)!! Preview our Vendors!!

July 19 (1-7PM) at Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl)// Poster design by Akane Ogura

We are excited for our annual Summer Market and cannot wait to introduce to you our awesome vendors!

The Deets: Sunday July 19th from 1-7pm at Greenpoint Loft (67 West, St, 5th Fl)

RSVP on Facebook !

Activities (FREE): Photo Booth by Gustavo Ponce, with Greenpoint Garden Variety Watermelon Patch designed by Libby VanderPloegNail Art by @Peenk!, Massages by Human@Ease,Henna Tattoos by Miss V, Rooftop Yoga by Hosh Yoga (donation based).

Refreshments: Craft Beer by Greenpoint Beer and Ale + Homemade Watermelon SojuCafe Grumpy Iced Coffee + many food vendors!

Special thanks to our sponsors! Continue reading

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Reach Out And Touch Faith: Havanah Jesus Makes Divine Skate Style

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Chiara-Livia and Mi Gerer are making some serious waves. The sisters are the creatives behind Havanah Jesus, a fashion skate apparel line that is also a film and tv production company, which also produces events and parties. With a “cross between urban life style and holy imagery,” the images have a lifestyle brand down pat. Oh, and it’s pretty awesome  that they’re based in our beloved Greenpoint, too.

I’m particularly psyched about the idea of two sisters running a business, since I’ve been working towards similar goals with my best sister (and only sister). I had the pleasure of catching up with Chiara and Mi to discuss designing and sisterhood.
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Summer Cocktails at the Franklin St Community Garden (Thurs,7/16)

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Celebrate summer in a lush urban oasis while supporting the community!

This Thursday July, 16 from 6:30PM-8:30PM, Franklin St Community Garden is hosting a cocktail party to support their Children’s Education Program.

For $20, you get 2 drinks, delicious local food, a raffle ticket for items donated by local Greenpoint businesses, and an evening of live music surrounded by greenery and good company.

Tickets are available for purchase here. Continue reading

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2015 Brooklyn Short Script Contest!!

Rector Studios & Carrier Lighting
Rector Studios & Carrier Lighting

Filmmakers, scriptwriters, or those aspiring to be! Here is your chance to win $1000 in cash and get your film produced! Rector Studios & Carrier Lighting is giving Greenpointers an exclusive discount to enter.

“This year the Brooklyn Short Script Contest is expanding its Grand Prize to include the full production of the winning script! A unique opportunity for aspiring writers to take home the 1000$ cash prize & have their story brought to life! Continue reading

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Broad City Burlesque Comes to Matchless Tonight! (7/10)

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Tonight, Broad City leaves the comfy environs of Abbi’s couch (or should we say Bevers’ couch?) in Astoria and comes to Greenpoint.

Marinara Stardust and Bambi Galore will bring your favorite Comedy Central broads (and their accompanying boys) to the stage at Matchless tonight (Fri, 7/10). From feminism to immigration, work inequality to marijuana reform, no pertinent topic will be uncovered (and no behind left covered) at Broad City Burlesque.

“If you have lived in NYC in your twenties, you have probably had some shitty job like Abbi while waiting for a big break, hooked up with a rando, or ended up at a roof party,” Bambi said. “The situations are relatable and that adds to the humor.”

Marinara and Bambi have been a co-producing team since 2011, when Bambi lived in Greenpoint and Marinara in Williamsburg. Their avant-garde burlesque style espouses glitter, freedom, political discussion and performances that go there.

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It’s about time! Greenpoint Avenue Bridge gets Dedicated Bike Lane!

Photo credit: Daniel Mauer via Bedford+Bowery
Photo credit: Daniel Mauer via Bedford+Bowery

Whether in driving a car or riding a bike, at some point or we all have experienced the hair-raising ride across Greenpoint Avenue’s treacherous J.J Byrne Memorial Bridge. For years we’ve watched on the edge of our seats as trucks hurdle over Newtown Creek barreling along at 70 mph, cars making the made dash to the LIE, and poor little bikers constantly getting nudged off the road (or worse, sideswiped) by someone not paying attention to the oddly placed bike lane.  Thankfully all of that drama has come to an end with a little help from the DOT. Continue reading

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Watermelon Soju, Craft Beer, Rooftop Yoga, Henna Tattoos, Painted Postcards, 50+ Vendors, & more!!! Summer Market (7/19)

Designed by Akane Ogura
July 19, 2015 (1-7PM) at Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Floor)// Poster Design by Akane Ogura

Summers in Greenpoint call for outdoor revelry and picnics so we’re bringing both to the upcoming Summer Market because did you know that Greenpoint Loft has an amazing rooftop space with views of the Manhattan Skyline and the East River? Plus, illustrator Libby VanderPloeg is hand drawing a Garden Variety Watermelon Patch for a picnic themed photobooth manned by Gustavo Ponce! Your handsome mugs will come alive like living art as they did in the last market.

RSVP for Sunday, July 19th from 1-7PM at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl).

There will be FREE Activities, Craft Beer and Refreshments, Local Shopping, and Music:

GreenpointLoft_Rooftop_View_275pxRooftop Yoga: Is there a better way to get your urban zen on? Visitors have enjoyed Greenpoint Loft’s outdoor section for its views but we thought we should take advantage of the weather by inviting Hosh Yoga to host a donation-based yoga class there.

Henna Tattoos: Ohm your way over to Miss V, who will get her demons out by doling out some Henna Tattoos. Continue reading

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