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Little Poland Gallery presents “Women for Women” Designers Sales Event (3/7-3/8)

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, Little Poland Gallery is hosting, Women for Women Designers Sale Event. The gallery will be presenting an incredible collection of women’s clothing made by a carefully curated selection of European designers, and featuring natural fabrics including beautiful linens and cottons.  All of the items are being offered at extremely affordable prices, making this the perfect chance to get started on your spring wardrobe.  Plus every woman will leave with a FREE gift with their purchase.

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Manhole covers explode along Norman Avenue!

 

Manhole explosion in Park Slope on FEb 2nd, 2015. Photo credit:Todd Maisel/Daily News Manhole explosion in Park Slope on Feb 2nd, 2015. Photo credit:Todd Maisel/Daily News

 

Well there she blows–not once, not twice, but thirteen times! Yes folks, feel free to keep your dirty little minds in the gutter because that is where the action was last night for the FDNY and NYPD.

Some of you might have woken up to quite the bang this morning when 13 manhole covers exploded into the sky along a stretch of Norman Avenue. The explosion happened at approximately 3 am after several residents complained of strong gas smells through out the early hours of the morning.  Continue reading

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A Greenpoint “Love” Story: Two Business Owners Create a Book Together

 

Illustration by Libby VanderPloeg - herself on the right, and Adina Grigore on the left

 

Greenpointers is excited to present a joint interview with two Greenpoint residents and business owners who recently collaborated on, and published, a book – a partnership they told us originated from this very website. We had to find out more.

The book is called Skin Cleanse: The Simple, All-Natural Program for Clear, Calm, Happy Skin. Adina Grigore, founder of skincare brand S.W. Basics, wrote it, and asked local illustrator Libby VanderPloeg to illustrate it. It was published last week, just ahead of S.W. Basics’ March 1st launch in 500 Target locations nationwide – a huge accomplishment for a small business with a commitment to natural ingredients.

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News from the McGolrick Park Farmers Market + Growing Cities Screening (3/4)

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Greetings from Down to Earth Markets, the crew behind the McGolrick Park Farmers Market! We’re open indoors through the winter on Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm. Find us at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah on Russell Street, between Driggs and Nassau Avenues.

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Flowers or Towers at CitiStorage lot? Activists plan City Hall Rally.

Rendering of the promised 28 acre Bushwick Inlet Park.

A couple of weeks ago we reported a war was brewing at the former CitiStorage site, and while the flames have died down, the heat is on to reclaim our parkland. So Greenpointers got your skewers sharpened yet? If not, you better arm yourselves because it’s roasting time and you’re not going to want miss this.

Our good Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park have declared March 12th as the day we demand the city makes good on its promises to deliver our park according the 2005 Waterfront Rezoning. Some of you maybe thinking–why should we care if the City reneges? The answer doesn’t get more simple than this: If we don’t go to City Hall with our pitchforks and starting screaming like hell, we will be looking at another luxury tower in a only a few short years. Don’t want your promised park hijacked by another bloated developer with dollar signs in his eyes? Yeah, me either.

You see this battle isn’t just about a park or another tower, this is about a promise the City has NO intention of keeping. If there was ever a time to get really pissed, this is it. Continue reading

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Grab your Pitchforks. A war is brewing over CitiStorage’s future.

Rendering of Bushwick Inlet Park

Well I hate to say I told you so, but even as CitiStorage still burns, the 11 acre lot could be sold to private developers–as soon as tomorrow, warns City Councilman Steve Levin. Many of you may recall from last week’s post, the future of the CitiStorage site was on shaky ground, but I doubt any of us would imagine losing our parkland so soon.

According to the FDNY, the site is still under investigation and investigators have yet to access the origin of the fire due to hazardous conditions.  For the unforseeable future, we won’t know if there was foul play that sent CitiStorage up in smoke, but we do know the land is up for grabs, and perhaps to the highest bidder.

So while I don my silk turban and gaze once again into my crystal ball to predict what other crazy conspiracy theories might come true–like arson charges and measly insurance payouts–I am here to warn you: A war is afoot to reclaim CitiStorage as parkland and it’s time we start sharpening our skewers.

The South Williamsburg neighborhood group El Puente is hosting a CRITICAL CALL TO ACTION tonight and everyone from Williamsburg and Greenpoint should be there. Continue reading

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Goodbye Bill. Famed Williamsburg Pizza Deliveryman Passes Away

Sometimes bad things happen to good people.

Earlier this month, North Brooklyn lost another little snippet of its former self when local friend and famed Williamsburg pizza deliveryman, Bill Meier, passed away. Always known for his spunk and vivacious personality, Bill was delivering pizzas for Williamsburg Best Pizza for years before he fell ill.

Upon learning of Bill’s illness, more than 1,000 friends, family, and local fans took to Facebook hoping to raise money for his medical bills through a silent art auction. Continue reading

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This Sunday: Craftbeer, Haiku, Rosewater Gimlet, 60+ Vendors, & more!!! Valentine’s Market (2/8)

We’ve been keeping toasty by warming up for our Valentine’s Market and hope you can join us this Sunday, February 8th, 2015, 1-7PM at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl).

With the 60+ vendors, this market is going to be an amazing place to buy unique and high quality gifts for your sweetie and yourself.

The day will feature FREE fun activities including massages by Human@Ease, Nail Art by @Peenk, and a Photo Booth.

In addition, we’re super excited to have Greenpoint Beer & Ale provide delicious craft beer specially brewed for this occasion. We also welcome The Haiku Guys (who were just written up in the NYT) into the fold to write personalized love-themed verses onsite. And thanks to Brooklyn Gin, we will be serving a lovey dovey Rosewater Gimlet!

Don’t forget to enter Carpingo’s drawing for a chance to win a membership + $50 credit towards a car rental. Deadline to comment on the post is tonight (2/3/15 11:59PM).

Please RSVP on Facebook!

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Word on the Curb: Shrunken Blizzards, Yeti Sightings, Considerate Criminals & more!

 

Photo by Harold M. Lambert

 

It was cold so there must have been shrinkage.

At least that is what the great George Constanza would have said if he had to describe the most boring blizzard in NYC’s history. Monday’s storm had subways shut down, curfews imposed, and weathermen promising us Brooklynites over 24 inches of pure unadulterated snow.  But when the blizzard showed us his mighty wrath with only 6 measly inches, you could hear the frustrated groans across the borough–and we mere mortals weren’t the only ones making noise that night.

One tipster wrote us that he spotted an allusive Yeti  binge drinking and growling at patrons at local waterhole Oak & Iron before hitting the snow covered sidewalks to terrify a few local residents during Monday night’s blizzard.

As if a Yeti sighting was not rare enough, another Brooklyn resident has come forward with evidence that Big Foot is alive and well, and residing inside Prospect Park. According to a man calling himself Russell Strarck, he claims to have captured footage of an over-sized hairy humanoid foraging for food inside Brooklyn’s largest park on Tuesday morning.

Don’t believe in Big Foot? Perhaps this mountain man’s testimony might convince you big hairy things exist in forests after all.

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Where would you go with a FREE Carpingo membership?

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Don’t you want to get out of the city one weekend?  Just easily hop in a car and drive off?

With Carpingo, you can find cars parked all around Brooklyn, reserve your car for just the time that you’ll need from as little as 1 hour, use your membership card to unlock the car to start/end your reservation, and enjoy your driving freedom without worrying about gas, insurance, and parking!

Tell us where you’d go in the comments for a chance to win a FREE membership with Carpingo plus a $50 driving credit!

Deadline to comment is Tuesday, 2/4/15, 11:59PM.

Good luck!

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