Grease those wheels! Brooklyn’s Epic Ride is this Saturday!

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Epic Ride

Bikes! Beer! Parks! Amazing city views you can only witness on a 40-mile bike ride through Brooklyn and Queens! You can have it all this Saturday, July 25th in Brooklyn Greenways Initiative’s annual EPIC RIDE!

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DIY Flower Crowns: Make Your Own with Alisa Floral Design!


Fairy tale romances, midsummer night’s dreams, summer sprites, and woodland fairies. We are enchanted by Alisa Floral Design‘s flower crowns and are so excited to have them join us this Sunday (7/19) at our Summer Market!

Alisa_Floral_FlowerCrown_275pxAlisa Floral Design will be providing buckets of different fresh flowers and foliage and for $15 you can pick as much as you like to make your own custom crown.

You can make yours as big and bold as you want, or go for a more subtle look. Once you have your materials picked, Alisa will show you how to start your crown and then you finish it yourself by tying it with twine or ribbon. Continue reading

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It’s all happening – Rehearsal Studios on the Cheap in Williamsburg!

Historic Williamsburg Public Library now home to cheap artist studios.
Historic Williamsburg Public Library now home to affordable artist studios and rehearsal space. ©BerlinRosen

There’s good news this summer for local artists and the mamas and papas of Williamsburg! The Brooklyn Public Library and Spaceworks, a nonprofit that develops affordable rehearsal and visual arts studios throughout New York City, have partnered to bring a community arts space to the newly renovated second floor of the Williamsburg Public Library, located at 240 Division Avenue.

Harking back to the history of Williamsburg’s creative community, the center will offer low-cost rental spaces for visual and performance artists, along with a variety of free arts programming for children and adults hosted by local arts organizations like El Puente and 826NYC. Continue reading

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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!

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

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)


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.

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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)


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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