In Conversation with Daniel Burns: Greenpoint’s First Michelin Star Chef

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Last year, a small restaurant hidden behind a bar on Manhattan Avenue was awarded a Michelin star, the first one ever to be granted in Greenpoint.  The recipient of this accolade was Luksus, a relatively new restaurant headed up by chef and partner Daniel Burns, whose resume reads like a shortlist of the world’s finest eateries. After working at Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck in the UK, Daniel spent three years running the pastry department at Noma, the Copenhagen restaurant frequently voted the best in the world. In 2010 he moved to NYC and opened the Momofuku test kitchen for David Chang. Having worked alongside so many iconic chefs, it’s little surprise that his first solo enterprise was an instant success.

Luksus was launched in July 2013, just months after the opening of Tørst, the artfully designed beer bar situated in front of the restaurant, of which Daniel is also a partner. Tørst is a collaboration with Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, gypsy brewer and founder of Evil Twin Brewing, who curates the beer program for the bar and also creates the beer pairing menu for Luksus

Last week Daniel and Jeppe celebrated Tørst’s two-year anniversary, and were greeted by lines around the block of ale aficionados hoping to join the party. We caught up with Daniel to hear about his Michelin star, cooking ‘Greenpoint food’ and his dreams of selling ice cream from a bicycle in McCarren park. Continue reading

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Vendors Wanted!! Spring Market 2015 (4/26)!

Hello Spring, we’re more than ready for you because this Winter took a giant frosty bite out of a lot of the fun.  So we’re gearing up to reignite it with our Spring Market on Sunday, April 26, 2015 (1-7PM).

RSVP to mark your calendars, invite your friends, and stay updated on our activities!

At this time, we are seeking all types of local vendors (food, artists, crafters, jewelers, potters, etc.) so apply here or directly in the form at the bottom of this post.

Are you a corporate level business, a distillery, or a business that is based out of the NYC area? Vendor tables are strictly reserved for local independent artisans and small businesses but you may qualify as a sponsor and can submit an application here.

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Four Greenpoint Restaurants Named Among Brooklyn’s Best…

Greenpoint_Top_restaurantsWhere are the places you always take guests to eat when they come visit you in Greenpoint?

Brunch at Five Leaves? Pierogi at Lomzynianka? A Mediterranean feast at Glasserie? Let’s face it, we have a lot of amazing options to choose from.

This week, Village Voice named four Greenpoint establishments in their list of 99 Essential Restaurants in Brooklyn: Continue reading

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City Hall Rally is happening TODAY!

It’s a beautiful day Greenpoint and we’ve got a lunch date at City Hall. Come on down and let’s make some noise! Let’s tell the mayor we want our park and not another tower!

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(Enter through Broadway entrance, directly across from Murray Street)

Today, March 12. Lunchtime 1-2pm

 

How to get there:  4/5/6/N/R to City Hall; J to Chambers; 2/3 to Park Place; A/C to Chambers; E to World Trade Center

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Dusty Rose Vintage Sale

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On Pi day, you might very well be eating pie, but you will also want to spice up your spring wardrobe. Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave) is holding its great pile sale — for $25 you can dig and fit as many goodies as you can fit into a bag. Dig, discover, and shop!

With spring in the air, what thrifting gems are you hoping to score?

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Outer Space Party, Pedals & Pi, Ladies Arm Wrestling – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (3/11–3/17)

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

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# Fuck Cancer @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $50, A North Brooklyn restaurant & bar tasting event and silent auction, Buy tix
* Khal @ Glasshouse (246 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Sketched animation of visual scores will be accompanied by spoken word interpretations, RSVP

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* Rally for Bushwick Inlet Park @ City Hall (Broadway & Murray St) 1pm, FREE, Help hold the City of New York to their promised of building a park on the North Brooklyn Waterfront, More info 
♫ Boom Baby
@ Macri Park (462 Union Ave) 10pm, FREE, A Thursday night dance party that brings together the best of hip-hop, rock, house, and Latin tunes, RSVP

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Instagram of the Day: @ThatShannon

Hello, Greenpoint! Are you reading this on your cell phone while waiting for the G train? Me too. What better way to get your daily dose of colorful, fun, and cool things than from fellow Greenpointers who are spreading the creativity. Check back here and on our Instagram @Greenpointers for more artist & designer spotlights. Artists of the world, unite!

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@ThatShannon: Since 2012, Shannon has been working as a freelance designer & illustrator with companies all over the country (including Modcloth) from her design studio in Greenpoint. She specializes in printed graphics, embroidery & appliques, and patterns & textiles. Her Instagram is a colorful medley of her latest, vintage-inspired creations and the adventures of her dog, Franny.

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Tumbleweeds Art Camp Returns this Summer to Inspire Kids’ Creativity

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Oh, to be a kid again: warm summer days romping through McGolrick Park, in between being immersed in my own imagination and bringing my ideas to life by experimenting with a wide variety of materials, long before my creativity was blocked by all the challenges of adulthood. Don’t miss this special opportunity to nurture your own child’s creative genius by sending them to Tumbleweeds Art Camp this summer.
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Light show hits CitiStorage. Activists gear up for Thursday’s City Hall rally.

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If any of you were strolling around Kent Avenue last Friday night you might have seen an interesting light show appearing on the wall of the CitiStorage building.

Friends of Bushwick Park are rallying the troops for this Thursday’s City Hall protest and Friday night they lit up their message for all of NYC to see. For those of you who haven’t heard by now, the future of our 28 acre park is in serious jeopardy of getting sold to developers for another residential tower if we don’t stand up and say something. Thursday’s March 12th rally is calling on Mayor DeBlasio to fulfill a 10 year old promise of a park this area desperately needs.

Pack your lunch, make that “doctor’s appointment”, or do what ever you need you to and get your fannies down to City Hall this Thursday at 1 pm. Bring your loud angry voices, your most obnoxious noise makers, your pets, or anything else that will make some noise. If we want our park, City Hall needs to feel the heat. Continue reading

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