Don’t Be a Resolution Wrecking Ball! Make this Year Your BEST Year!

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Besties Human@Ease
Besties Human@Ease

Ok, let’s be real, Greenpoint. We all ate and drank ourselves into oblivion during the holidays and now that 2015 is here, it’s New Year Resolutions time! But as usual, they are going to be challenged. Hey, we all like to indulge as much as the next guy, but it wouldn’t hurt to start this year off on the right track and actually finish what we start. Easier said than done, right? Fortunately, owner and health coach Dy from Human@Ease has a program that guides people through the process of getting fit, focused and committed; as a result, it’s a lot less intimidating… and it works!  Continue reading

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4 Course New Year’s Eve 2014 Dinner at Esme

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Still haven’t made New Year’s Dinner Plans? Join Esme tonight for our first ever New Year’s Eve Dinner.

Four courses including an egg yolk ravioli, roasted leg of lamb, scallop crudo and a mascarpone cheesecake. Wine can be paired for $35 or drinks can be ordered a la carte. Vegetarian options will be available and seating begins at 7.30pm. 75 Dollars includes tax and tip.

To reserve please call 718.383.0999 or email: hello (at) esmebk [dot] com.

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Happy New Year! Greenpointers is Sold!

It’s always good to end the year with a bang, so I am extremely excited to announce that Greenpointers is sold!

Julia Rhi, a born and raised New Yorker and Greenpoint resident is the new Owner of Greenpointers. Please welcome her aboard!

There was quite a bit of interest in this sale from other local publishers and talented creative teams. But in order to keep the soul of this business alive and its neighborly point of view in tact, I was hoping to find a community minded individual who has a vested interest in Greenpoint. I found Julia.

Over brunch at Five Leaves’ amazing House Made Ricotta, I found Julia to be intelligent, enthusiastic, energetic and full of great ideas for Greenpointers. She comes from a technology start-up background, so look forward to updates and improvements on the website. Julia strongly values the arts and local businesses and does most of her socializing in the 11222, so I’m sure you will see her around town. And meet Julia at the next Greenpointers Valentine’s Market on Sunday February 8th! Hopefully she will bring along her “jorkie” pup Ella, too.

When I bought Greenpointers from Justine three years ago you gave me a chance and have been incredibly supportive since. Thank you. I have been profoundly touched by this community and so many talented amazing individuals who call Greenpoint home. I’ve been able to do things I’d never imagined I could, like the Gasper & Son documentary among countless other creative projects and events. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Gasper & Son will remain a project of fellow filmmakers Hannah Jayanti, Miguel Rodriguez and myself. We have an exciting road ahead in 2015 so please stay up to date on Gasper & Son’s Facebook page or at gasperandson.com.

I won’t be totally out of the picture just yet because I will be working with Julia to transition the business for a few months.

If you want to catch any of my west coast mule riding or owl hugging antics follow me on Instagram @jengphoto, Tumblr and my website jengpywell.com.

I will remain a huge fan and supporter of Greenpointers and I hope you do, too. I look forward to seeing what Julia creates and feel confident that with the support of readers and the community she can bring Greenpointers to the next level!

Keep making Greenpoint awesome.

Cheers to 2015!

Muchos Hugs,

Jen G

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New Year’s Eve, Comedy Hypnosis, Monko Sexo – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (12/31–1/06)

(sponsored) No. 7 North NYE Party: Fried Chicken and Champagne!
931 Manhattan Ave, 8pm, FREE, More info
No.7 North, a neighborhood cocktail bar with an awesome red felt pool table, is doing a crazy cool, awesome, fun, no pressure, no cover, super fun New Years Eve! We’ll be mixing up cocktails and serving up super delicious (and cheap) food. $2 Fried Chicken, $3 Broccoli Tacos, $4 for one of each!

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

WEDNESDAY 12/31
♫ Gimme Tinnitus NYE @ Aviv (496 Morgan Ave) 6:30pm, $8, With the Gradients / Celestial Shore / Palberta / Baked / Multicult / Palehound / The Big Sleep / Vomitface / Parlor Walls, RSVP
# Prix Fixe NYE 
@ Battery Harris (64 Frost St) 6:30pm, $65–$125, Four-course menu, champagne toast, and DJ Michna, Buy tix
* Happy Fun Cry Karaoke Party
 @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 8pm, FREE, Ring in the New Year with live karaoke, plus a midnight champagne toast, RSVP
* Roaring 1920s NYE @ Milk & Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave) 10pm, FREE, Live jazz, themed cocktails, complimentary canapés, and a midnight prosecco toast, More info
☺ Naked Comedy Show
 @ The Creek & the Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave) 11:45pm, $12, Featuring NYC’s best & bravest comedians performing in the nude; audience nudity optional, Buy tix

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New Year Small Plate Celebration at Adelina’s + Open Bar! Reserve Now

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Your last meal of 2014 should be delectable with lots of variety, plenty of libations to go around and Italian! Join Adelina’s this New Year’s Eve for a Small Plate Celebration. There will be two seating times at 7pm & 9pm for a 2 hour, 7 course small plate dinner extravaganza plus an open bar!

DJs Ronny-Moo & Tray-Z will be spinning great tunes all night! And don’t forget the midnight complementary prosecco toast!

Adelina’s regular a la cart menu will be available at the bar for walk ins.

Limited seating available so reserve now by calling 347-763-0152

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Famous Greenpointer : Mae West

Mae West – Greenpointer
A portrait of Greenpointer Mae West - illustrated by Rebecca Clarke

Mae West is Famous Greenpointers of the month! According to Wiki, “during her childhood, West’s family moved to various parts of Woodhaven, Queens, as well as the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods of Brooklyn. It was in Woodhaven, at Neir’s Social Hall (which opened in 1829 and is still extant) that West supposedly first performed professionally.

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Fried Chicken + Champagne…! Ring In the New Year with No. 7 North!

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Don’t want to go for a super fancy pre-fixe? Rather stay local? At No.7 North, we got you covered. No Reservations, No Cover. Serving up Fried chicken and champagne! Or if you don’t like meat (and even if you do) our famous broccoli tacos and champagne. Or Taiwan beer. Or super fancy but still affordable awesome cocktails. But really, it’s just gonna be a super sweet party in Greenpoint to celebrate the New Year. And Seriously, Fried chicken and Champagne?! FUN.

No. 7 North
931 Manhattan Ave
(718) 389 – 7775
info (at) no7north [dot] com

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Wanted! Greenpoint Store Owners Willing to be Photographed in Their Store…

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Steve's Meat Market © Rosie de Belgeonne

Calling all local store owners! Can you spare a few moments to be photographed in your shop?

Greenpointers food editor Rosie de Belgeonne is embarking on a photography project with the aim of documenting as many local businesses as possible.

As we all know too well, the neighborhood is changing rapidly, so now seems like the perfect time to make a visual record of the very special community we have here in Greenpoint.

So…butchers, bakers, travel agents, hairdressers, dry cleaners…if you run ANY kind of store, Rosie would love to photograph you! Continue reading

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“Subway to California” author & family fled Greenpoint in 1961

Joseph Di Prisco, the author of “Subway to California" ©Joseph Di Prisco

Fifty-three years ago, the Di Prisco family fled their Greenpoint home, steps ahead of the FBI. The father had been a compulsive gambler and small-time member of a crew that specialized in bookmaking. He knew too much about local police corruption, and ultimately went into hiding in California after a “close call” when federal agents tracked him into the woods of Long Island. Continue reading

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Holiday Love From McGolrick Park Farmers Market

Christopher Washington of Radicle Farm Company

Greetings! On behalf of everyone behind the McGolrick Park Farmers Market, Happy Holiday season. We raise our glass to peace on Earth and goodwill to all.

Stop by the market this Sunday, December 28th, and next Sunday, January 4th, 2015 for good wishes and great foods by local farmers and food makers. We are open every Sunday, from 11 am to 4 pm, all winter. It’s warm and cozy at our home inside the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 129 Russell Street, between Driggs and Nassau Avenues.

The market offers fresh seafood, pasture-raised meat, delicious charcuterie, amazing pickles, handcrafted tempeh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, Japanese-inspired dressings and marinades, incredible breads, pies, and other baked specialties, fresh, “living” greens (more to come on this), thick and creamy yogurt, and Fair Trade nuts, coffees, and more.  Continue reading

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