Greenpoint Couple Found Dead in Hot Tub

Yes, this actually happened. On Sunday afternoon, a mailman found a couple naked and dead in their hot tub on Nassau Ave. An empty gallon of vodka was found nearby and according to authorities, the tub was still running.

And somehow the scenario gets even darker. Alicia Wieczorkiewicz and Jacek Crockiewitz, who were found facing each other in the tub, were not married. Crockiewitz’s wife showed up at the home later, stumbling upon what we can only assume was a very morbid and bizarre scene. Continue reading

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DRAGnet, Bad Buka, Troubletopia, and Kat Face – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/16–4/22)

(sponsored) One Day in NYC Meet Up @ The Made in NY Media Center by IFP (30 John St) Wednesday 4/16, 7pm, FREE, Grab some drinks, charge your batteries, and brainstorm ideas with fellow creatives, filmmakers, and inspired people for the largest filming event in NYC! Plus: new Uber users get $25 off one trip to or from the meet up with code OneDayinNYC25, RSVP

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

WEDNESDAY 4/16
* Speak Up for Vision Zero @ Hope Gardens Multi-Service Center (195 Linden St) 6pm, FREE, Join Transportation Alternatives and Bushwick community groups to identify the neighborhood’s most dangerous streets and prioritize concrete safety improvements, More info
* Wines of Argentina Presents Cambalache @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (165 Banker St) 6pm, $80 (includes all food & drink), This unique event showcases the wine, food, art, and music of Argentina, More info
* Quiz-Off @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 7:30, FREE, Six rounds of twenty questions, first prize is a $75 bar tab, More info 

THURSDAY 4/17
Resonance: The Thoughts Before Thought @ Headscapes (26-19 Jackson Ave) 6pm, FREE, In this artist-run group show, the most common objects have deeper meanings, darker pasts, and, most importantly, shared meanings, RSVP
* NYC Basic Tips & Etiquette @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Author Nathan Pyle answers questions like how much to tip your tattoo artist and how long you should honk your horn, RSVP
* The Triangle Project @ TBA Brooklyn (395 Wythe Ave) 6pm, FREE, A collaborative art, music, activist, and cultural exchange project bringing people together across new boarders and states of mind, RSVP
 DRAGnet Two-Year Anniversary @ The Metropolitan (559 Lorimer St) 11pm, FREE, A dozen drag performers including Untitled QueenHorrorchata, and Merrie Cherry, RSVP Continue reading

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Women’s History Month – In Conversation with Sisters-in-Law Katherine Conkling Thompson & Elizabeth Thompson

Katherine Conkling Thompson (left) & Elizabeth Thompson (middle), with cousins Penelope, Beatrice, and Abby (right) - © Fabian Palencia

Today we present the grand finale of our Women’s History Month interview series, which began in March and introduced us to some wonderful women through the thoughtful nominations our readers submitted. We’ve already posted interviews with six Greenpointers who are doing exceptional things in the neighborhood – Amy, Jay, Sogoal, Lauren, Nackie, and Meg – and today we have a unique final post to share.

Allow us to introduce two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Thompson and Katherine Conkling Thompson, who both nominated each other! Their Greenpoint homes are just three blocks apart, on Milton and Calyer Streets respectively, so we arranged to sit down with them together at Katherine’s house on a misty gray Sunday evening. Her daughter Abby (17) and Elizabeth’s daughters Beatrice (8) and Penelope (4) joined us in the living room and took part in our interview. Katherine’s older daughter Charlotte (20) is away at college and was sorely missed, especially during the photos – and her eldest son, Eliot (22), also deserves a mention, as his childhood soccer adventures play a large role in why his aunt Elizabeth nominated his mom. Continue reading

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UGH Work Stress– Ask a Therapist!

Sorry, but this terrible stock photo was too amazing not to use.

Q: Dear Daniel,

What is the best way to deal with work stress?

A: Dealing with work stress can feel totally overwhelming and all encompassing at its worse. First off, it’s critical to be mindful that your work or your career are a component of your life, albeit an important one….you are not your work and your work should not define you. Of course this is easier said than done. I encourage you to take a step back and define the stress you are experiencing rather than having it all jumbled up as “work stress” or “I hate my job.” Often enough, it is your relationship to your job or relationships at your job that feel the most overwhelming and burdensome. Continue reading

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Terrarium Class – May 4th at Passenger Bar!

Next Terrarium Class - 5/4 at Passenger Bar

We are taking our Terrarium Class to Williamsburg on May 4th from 3-5pm at Passenger Bar (229 Roebling St). Our lovely and talented teacher Claire will show you how to create a miniature living kingdom. Spruce up your dark and lonely apartment with plants that are actually very easy to care for. $60, includes all materials PLUS a FREE beer! Reserve your terrarium now.

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Not An Urban Outfitters! Franklin St is Getting… a Convention Center!

Brooklyn Expo Center - Opening October 2014

When the curtains fell to reveal a wrap around glass front building at 79 Franklin St (at Noble St) in Greenpoint, many residents wondered and dreaded what would open up there. A few of the predictions were American Apparel, Blue Bottle, Brooklyn Industries, laser tag, a roller disco and Trader Joe’s. Soon signs reading “Brooklyn Expo” were hung in the windows. Continue reading

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PareUp with the App that Cuts Food Waste and Gets you Great Discounts

PareUpAs a nation, America is consuming more than ever before. And with greater consumption comes a greater amount of waste.

Around 40% of all food produced in the US is wasted every year. In NYC alone we throw away 6.5 million pounds of food EACH DAY, that’s the equivalent of 24 subway cars filled to the brim. When so much of the global population is starving, this statistic is extremely alarming. Continue reading

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Interview with Jeffrey Silverstein of Singles Club

© Singles Club

I am a big fan of writing and music, so anything that combines the two in an interesting way will get my attention. I was excited, then, to learn about a very cool creative endeavor called Singles Club, which mixes music and writing and much more. Continue reading

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Northern Territory Rooftop Bar Officially Open!

Northern Territory Rooftop View
Skyline View that will have Punters Coming in Droves

Its official: Judging by a weekend of gleaming porcelain limbs sunning themselves in McCarren Park, our long-lost love Springtime has finally returned! Which means it’s now time to start thinking about where we can make the most of these warmer days and nights.

When I popped into Aussie newcomer Northern Territory (12 Franklin Street) on Saturday evening I was happy to learn that their rooftop bar is now fully operational. Continue reading

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Recipes Gone Wild: Grandma Ethel’s No-Bake Chocolate Matzo Layer Cake

 

Drop those yeasted baked goods, my friends, because tonight Passover begins! This very important week on the Jewish calendar, sometimes referred to as the “season of freedom” (what could be better?!?) and “festival of  the matzo,” is a sacred commemoration of the emancipation of the Jewish people from slavery by the Egyptians 3,300 years ago. So in honor of Passover, I’m cookin’ with Matzo, that blank-canvas of a cracker—thin, crunchy, and, toasty, ready to absorb any flavor combo you throw it’s way .  While talking to Greenpointer’s own Gina Pollack at our Spring Market yesterday, she described to me this chilled, no-bake chocolate matzo cake that her Grandma, Ethel Harvey, used to make for the family…and I new we had to share it! Continue reading

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