Megan Talay Celebrates 23 by Playing Pete’s Candy Store on April 10th

Megan Talay at Rockwood Stage 1 Feb 2015

Singer-songwriter Megan Talay performed in New York City for the first time at age 20. Talay, like some of her influences (Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Ingrid Michaelson), got her start at The Bitter End. Since then, she has played her self-penned folk, pop, and rock songs at venues like the Sampler, Cameo Gallery, Arlene’s Grocery, and Rockwood Music Hall. This Friday, April 10th at 10:00pm, she’s coming to Pete’s Candy Store to celebrate her 23rd birthday and you’re invited. Continue reading

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Greenpoint of View: The Secret Origin of Midtown Comics

GPOV3 Cover WebHow long have you been here? And, how has the neighborhood changed since then? We all have our stories about the undulating Greenpoint streetscape—people moving in, people moving out, condos and developments covering up the sky, and coffee shops springing up faster than organic dry cleaners. Is it good? Is it bad? Tony Wolf chimes into the discussion with his autobio-comic: Greenpoint of View: The Secret Origin of Midtown Comics.

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Another one bites the dust. 30 yr old Woodworking co-op priced out of Greenpoint

Photo credit: Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Paper
Photo credit: Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Paper

 

In the fast-paced shell game of who is making money off of Greenpoint’s real estate scene, carpenters are getting no love these days. The Brooklyn Woodworkers Co-op–a Greenpoint carpenter collective– who has been sawing, slicing and molding wood for the last 30 years inside the Pencil Factory is now on the chopping block after being presented with, you guessed it, an insane rent increase.

Philippe Prelati, owner of Atelier Prelati who makes custom doors and member of the Brooklyn Woodworker’s Co-op, says the landlord is jacking up the rent from $20,000 to $55,000 a month—practically 3x’s what they are paying these days.

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L.A.B. Brooklyn Opens this Weekend (4/11) with Artisan Goods, Fine Art, and a Trunk Show

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Tucked away in the Garden Spot of Greenpoint (144 Driggs Ave ), L.A.B. Brooklyn will be opening their doors this weekend (4/11) with a wide variety of local artisan goods and fine art. Expect an eclectic mix of goods, everything from housewares to handmade luxury bags made by veteran craftsmen as well as new comers launching their lines this spring.  Continue reading

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Tasty Reads: The Fourth Annual Food Book Fair is Happening this Weekend

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Foodie book lover? Bookish food lover? If this sounds like you then take note! The fourth annual Food Book Fair is taking place at Wythe Hotel this weekend and it’s probably right up your alley. The fabulous three day event is packed with literary events, panel discussions, delicious meals, and flavorful gatherings that the discerning foodie will not want to miss.

The weekend also plays host to the magnificent Foodieodicals festival, which shines a spotlight on some of the best independent food magazines from around the globe. The Saturday afternoon fair also puts a strong emphasis on local publications and includes stalls from Bakeri Zine, Edible Brooklyn, Diner Journal and Put a Egg on It. Tickets are only $5 and the amount of edible freebies we got at last year’s event more than covered the entrance price.

Food Book Fair runs Friday 10th-Sunday 12th April at the Wythe Hotel and you can see a complete schedule of events here. Tickets for specific events can be booked here.

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Tapeheads, Flux Thursday, Vanishing Act – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/08–4/14)

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

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^ The Pitchfork Review Issue #5 Release Party @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Featuring contributor T. Cole Rachel in conversation with Fred Schneider of the The B-52’s, RSVP
* Tapeheads @ Richlane Social Club (595 Union Ave) 9:30, FREE, A gathering of tape collectors, labels, and enthusiasts, with cassette DJ sets by Body Building / Champagne Sequins / Yellow Maven, RSVP
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So you want to self-publish? 10 points to consider before you go to print

IMG_20150330_113644Before the Internet, you needed a book agent or a handful of luck if you wanted to spare your novel a slow death in a publisher’s slush pile. But now, with the triple power of the Internet, tablets, and self-publishing platforms, it’s possible for anyone to release a book into the world and do well. Or, even astoundingly well (Fifty Shades of Grey was originally self-published as an e-book and a print-on-demand). But should you do it? Here are ten points to consider—from someone who has self-published—before you take the plunge. Continue reading

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Location-Based Home Services Start-Up Loq-ly Comes to Greenpoint

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NYC based cleaning start-up Loq-ly is expanding to Greenpoint to make home services more accessible and affordable without sacrificing workers’ quality of life.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Customers book a service in Loq-ly’s online platform.
  2. When enough people sign up in the same neighborhood, Loq-ly schedules jobs according to location and day.
  3. Home service providers save time traveling between jobs and are guaranteed enough work in one area, allowing them to pass on savings to customers.

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Van Leeuwen Flagship Store and Recipe Book Coming Soon!

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Spring may be off to a patchy start, but ice cream season is here regardless and local producers Van Leeuwen are on a roll right now. February saw the opening of a new store in the West Village, closely followed by the relocation of their Greenpoint outlet to a newer, bigger premises on Manhattan Avenue. Now, plans are underway for a flagship store on Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, due to open mid-May.

The all-natural Greenpoint ice cream company was started in 2008 by Laura O’Neill and Ben and Pete Van Leeuwen, who set out to make ice cream using the finest possible ingredients. After initially selling their wares locally from two buttermilk-yellow ice cream trucks, rapid success soon saw them opening their own brick-and-mortar stores around NYC, and even branching out to LA, where they currently operate two trucks and have new stores in the pipeline. Their upcoming Williamsburg flagship is a marker of just how rapidly their ice cream empire has grown. Continue reading

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Let’s Get Serious: Macha Jewelry

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Macha Jewelry is awesome because it’s an eclectic mix of dainty, sweet, rough, and hard edged. Basically, it’s everything I feel as a Greenpoint gal. Macha was London created, but now their studios are in West Street Studios building. Glorious.

Learn more about this delicious jewels and perhaps get a bauble of your own.
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