The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund in Action (More Action)


Last week, we bore witness to the first visible evidence of a benevolent tree invasion overtaking our neighborhood.

That, if you recall, is one of several projects brought to us by the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (the payout from the Exxon oil spill settlement), which is funding initiatives to improve the local environment.

Today, the GCEF-funded Greenpoint Eco-Schools initiative is having a ribbon-cutting ceremony of sorts, and Greenpointers will have an opportunity to vote for future projects before the week is up. Continue reading

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Get Slayed: In God We Trust Is What To Wear This Fall

In God We Trust continues its tradition in badassery. The shop recently unveiled its Fall/Winter 2015 collection, with a mind for layering these pieces or wearing them stand alone. Either way, you’re sure to look like a gorgeous babe.
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Be Radical In Inkkas Footwear



Inkkas is changing the way we think about footwear and it’s all happening in Greenpoint. The shop is a cozy splash of bright color on 77 Franklin Street and it’s quickly becoming a driving force in the fight against deforestation and environmental degradation.
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Cozinha Latina: An Urban Tropical Oasis with an Eclectic Brazilian Influenced Menu

Chef Shanna Pacifico and the Roasted Delicata Squash

“Cozinha” is the Portuguese word for “kitchen” and is the inspiration behind one of the latest additions to the diverse spectrum of food establishments in our neighborhood. Cozinha Latina (37 Greenpoint Ave) is derived from “the one room in every home that represents family, love, community, and celebration” in Latin American culture and offers an array of dishes, from small to large plates, drawn from this tradition.

But it isn’t exactly a place where you can expect a home cooked meal, like your grandmother made it. It is the brainchild of a team of some well-established veterans of the culinary space, who have transformed what was formerly a sports bar into an urban tropical oasis with an eclectic menu. Continue reading

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Sumo Party, Firestone Fest, The Hustle – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (11/11–11/17)

Double6Flyer_200[Sponsored]  Subject Matters Double 6 Studio, 66 Green St, Saturday and Sunday 11/14-15 4pm, FREE
An exhibition presenting a group of photographers who each communicate distinct perspectives, aesthetics, and themes, More info

12193361_769589153164249_2365669854349336163_nGreenpoint Artist Mixer & Open Meeting
The Diamond, 43 Franklin Ave
November 11, 7:30pm, FREE, RSVP
We are gearing up for a Spring 2016 Greenpoint Open Studios (end of April) and want to bring Greenpoint artists and arts appreciators together for an initial open meeting. Extended happy hour until 9pm!

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

83-exxlWEDNESDAY 11/11
* Pot Painting Workshop
@ Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $50, Create a symbolically charged, hand-painted flower pot with symbolic meaning, More info
♫ Antibalas Residency @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 8pm, $15, With Santigold and Superhuman Happiness, More info

12140146_10206948148717850_8770284605903729848_oTHURSDAY 11/12
* Coloring Book Party
@ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Join the coloring craze with the exquisite, kaleidoscopic designs of Payton Cosell Turner, More info
 Monko Sexo Trasho @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $8, A night of video oddities and standup comedy, RSVP

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A Tree Grows in Greenpoint, and We’re About to Get 499 More

Kids and trees! The young saplings of our future.
Kids and trees! The young saplings of our future.

Last Friday, Greenpoint took a small step in the direction of better living up to its name.

With one tree planted out of a proposed 500, the “Greening Greenpoint” project is well on its way to transforming our corner of Brooklyn into the verdant oasis we always knew it could be.

Neighbors, local officials, and students from the nearby St. Stanislaus Catholic Academy looked on during a tree-planting ceremony that took place Nov. 6 near 189 Driggs Avenue. There, a Hackberry tree was planted: a native shade tree that’s popular with the birds. Thanks to the students, the block then received over 300 new daffodil bulbs. Continue reading

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GOS Artists Mixer and Open Meeting at The Diamond (11/11)


Hey Greenpoint artists (or anyone interested in arts in Greenpoint)! We want to get together for a mixer and initial open meeting about the next GOS tomorrow (Wed, 11/11) at The Diamond (43 Franklin St) at 7:30PM. RSVP here!

Come with your ideas, get involved, or just come to talk art over drinks!

This will be the first of a series of monthly mixers at a different local watering hole leading up to the main event, which will be in Spring 2016 (end of April). If you can’t make this one, the next will be in mid-December so stay tuned.

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TICKET GIVEAWAY! Catlady Craft Night at Brooklyn Craft Company (11/21)

Kitten on a white backgroundBrooklyn Craft Company, a DIY class and event space, is hosting a Catlady Craft Night and we have a free ticket to giveaway ($95 value)! Catlady Craft Night is a big crazy cat-themed DIY party for the modern catlady (cat gents are welcome, too)! Attendees can look forward to making several cat-themed craft projects including wire cat rings, painted cat figurines, cat-shaped leather change purses, canvas totes, and needle-felted cats made from wool and — yes, they’re going there — cat fur!

You can also look forward to cocktails, music, a cat meet-and-greet hosted by Brooklyn Animal Action, where attendees can snuggle with actual cats and even adopt them if they make a love match, a raffle to benefit Brooklyn Animal Action (a portion of event proceeds benefit them as well), and the sparkling company of Brooklyn’s raddest catladies!

How to enter: In the comments below, answer the question “True or False: A cat, standing in a still position, can jump more than 3 times its own length.” Continue reading

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De Islas Redefines Cool Patterned Prints

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What I always find amazing about Greenpoint is it’s solid collaborations and spontaneous attitude for innovation. De Islas is taking cool prints and making them dazzle. Artists, friends, and collaborators, Junko and Elena are the creative forces behind this enigmatic brand. I got to chat with them about the journey of discovery and why Greenpoint dazzles us all.
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Meowsers! Cat Lady Craft Night Is On! (11/21)

four little persian kittens - grey, white and brown colors
To all the purrrfect cat lovers out there: 11/21 is your power day. Brooklyn Craft Co. is holding a festival of magical cat crafts for you. On November 21st, take part in a glorious pop-up cat cafe (!), snuggle adorable cats and kitten while making something pretty awesome for yourself.
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