Orange & Pomegranate Winter Fruit Salad

Close-up of plated orange & pomegranate salad
Salad close-up ©Dakota Kim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This salad features some seasonal, seedless citrus: blood oranges and Cara Cara oranges. Both types of oranges are usually expensive, and so can be substituted as needed with grapefruits, clementines or similarly juicy citrus of your choice.

This past week (and hopefully in the weeks to come), Mr. Berry at 872 Manhattan Avenue has been selling Cara Cara oranges for a dollar each, and blood oranges for 79 cents. Pomegranates can be found at a number of neighborhood groceries, including C-Town and The Garden, though they are always cheaper when spotted at the smaller fruit and veg shops.

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What Jonas Wrought — The Hook-Up 1/29

It's that igloo. You know the one.
It’s that igloo. You know the one.

Weird to think that all that white stuff on the ground is half melted less than a week later, but here’s the low-down on that $200/night igloo that you’ve probably seen retweeted ad nauseum all week. The most surprising thing about all of this is that AirBnB has other igloos around the world that are up to code.

In other news of Winter Storm Jonas Exceptionalism: this woman skied from McCarren to Central Park. How many miles did you log on your Netflix Fitbit? Continue reading

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Thursday Spotlight: Josh Cochran

Photo source @joshcochran
Photo source @joshcochran

When he’s not working from his studio in Greenpoint, teaching at the School of Visual Arts, or filling in as art director for the New York Times Op-Ed page, Josh Cochran holds his annual Get Nude. Get Drawn exhibitions with fellow artist and friend Mike Perry. This year will be their fifth. The project consists of getting together some of Brooklyn’s most talented illustrators and dedicated day sessions of drawing nude models in their respective styles. The exhibition will show drawings made by the two originators themselves, along with artists Chrissy Angliker, Jon Burgerman, Mario Hugo, Julia Rothman, Edward Ubiera, and Joo Hee Yoon. Anticipating tonight’s show I asked Josh to share a few words about the playful collaboration and what it’s like to delve into the world of nude art.

Exhibition:
Thursday, January 28th
Tictail Market
90 Orchard St
7 – 11 pm

Photo source @joshcochran
Photo source @joshcochran

GP: Can you introduce yourself?
I’m an illustrator for magazines, newspapers and advertising. Sometimes I make murals as well.

GP: I hear you have a studio here at the Pencil Factory. What is your history with the space and what is a typical day in the studio like for you?
I’ve been here off and on for about seven years. It’s this big building with a bunch of other creative people working in various studios. Sort of feels like school, in a good way! Sometimes if I’m working on a project, it’s really nice to lean over and get an opinion of one of my studio mates. I come in around 10am and leave around dinnertime. I try to get my commissioned work out of the way so I have some time to work on personal projects. I try to work during daylight hours but of course if I have a deadline, this gets shifted around a little.

GP: How did the idea for this exhibition come along? How did you and Mike meet?
Mike and I met at the ADC Young Guns awards party. We were both getting an award, and just started talking. The idea for the project came about when we were both talking about how we wished we could draw nudes again but maybe approach it from a different perspective. In art school, drawing the nude was really academic and I wanted to find a fresh, spontaneous way to work. Drawing from normal, non-professional people really changes how you approach drawing. There is a certain amount of awkwardness and honesty that I hope to capture.

GP: Have you worked with any of tonight’s artists before?
I’ve worked with a couple of them before. Edward Ubiera and I did a mural project together last summer. Also I’ve done a few projects with Julia Rothman. This Brooklyn art world is pretty small actually.

Photo source @joshcochran
Photo source @joshcochran

GP: What other kinds of shows do you plan on putting
together in the future?

No immediate plans just yet. Though this is the 5th year of doing nudes and definitely planning on keeping this project going until we’re both very old. It’s been really interesting seeing how the project and work has evolved through the years.

GP: With these drawing sessions, what is the procedure like in order to get people the most comfortable?
We try to keep it as professional as possible. There is a changing area and we usually set up a bunch of props and lights that the models can interact with. Usually we try to chat a little bit with each model to see what kind of poses they want to do or what will make them feel more comfortable. I think one person this year drank half a can of beer, which seemed like it helped!

GP: What are you looking forward to the most with this exhibition?
I’m really looking forward to meeting some of the models. It’s been fascinating hearing the stories from people that have modeled for us. We’ve gotten people who’ve wanted to pose in order to get over a phobia of being naked in public, women who are about to have a baby, my studio mate who wants to embarrass me, etc. It’s always been sort of a crazy experience.

Photo source @joshcochran
Photo source @joshcochran

You can find more on Josh here.

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Weekend Music Picks, or, Nights in Black Satin (1/29 – 1/31)

Lily Virginia; black velvet

 

I’d like to make you feel something and maybe one day you’ll sing a song of mine a little too loudly walking down the street. 

That’s what we’d all want out of life, right? Or at least out of a recent crush.

I grabbed that from Lily Virginia’s Bandcamp page. She plays the Brooklyn Convergence at Muchmore’s on Friday.

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Tomorrow (1/29): See The Giraffes At St. Vitus

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If you’re feeling cooped up from all this snowy weather, why not get out and get into some mayhem this Friday, January 29th? The Giraffes are celebrating their first vinyl release, Usury, with Silver Sleeve Records and it’s going to be a hell of a show at St. Vitus. Plus, Gran Puta and It’s Over will be getting in on the chaos.

Get deets on scoring tickets with a special edition vinyl here. Prepare to get brutalized!
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Soulsa Jams, Berning Down the House, Rise & Fall – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (1/27–2/02)

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

Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 7.38.40 PMWEDNESDAY 1/27
* Look at Yourself, Man @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $6.27, A selfie workshop for dudes, presented by TEDxxx, Buy tix
☺ Comedy Night @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 9pm, FREE, Featuring hosts John Mahone and Alan Yaspan, More info

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.52.20 AM THURSDAY 1/28
* Asylos Traverses
@ Humboldt & Jackson (434 Humboldt St) 7:30pm, $10, A staged reading with movement, choreography, lip synching, dinosaur bones, and drinks, RSVP
♫ Berning Down the House @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 8pm, $10, A fundraiser for Bernie Sanders featuring an array of artists, musicians, DJs, and advocates, RSVP
♫ Do You Like Disco 1-Year Anniversary @ The Metropolitan (559 Lorimer St) 10pm, FREE, With SPRKLBB / Yam Bataller / Nita Aviance /  David Sokolowski, RSVP

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Maeven: A Vintage Pop-Up You Must Visit

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Brace yourselves. Maeven, an online vintage store, is rocking a pop-up shop on 170 Franklin Street. Enjoy scoping out their dreamy and whimsical pieces until 1/31.  The classy but Greenpoint-edgy pieces are delightful and I can’t wait to add a few to my collection.

Scroll through for some of my favorite picks and store hours.
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Five Ways to Help the Greenpoint Church Hunger Program

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Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to get more involved with Greenpoint’s vibrant volunteer community? Here are five ways you can help a hardworking neighborhood volunteer program, the Greenpoint Church Hunger Program on Milton Street, to feed the folks who need a warm meal on these cold winter days.

1. Volunteer in the kitchen on a Wednesday evening between 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m and recreate that winter soup you love to Instagram. You can cook, set up, serve and/or clean, and you don’t have to show up at 3:00 p.m. If you have a day job, show up after work to see how you can help. Continue reading

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“What If Brooklyn Was A Cartoon Character?” Conversations With Daniella Urdinlaiz

Chainsaw by Daniella Urdinlaiz
“Chainsaw” by Daniella Urdinlaiz

Daniella Urdinlaiz is a Greenpoint-based artist specializing in illustration, animation, and design. From her drawing desk she’s created worlds that have traversed the internet realm onto films, websites, and blogs such as Thought Catalog, working as their primary visual artist.

“I’m drawn to people and things that are strange and bizarre to me,” she exclaimed as I stared at the rubbery octopus tentacle on our plate by the bar top of Alameda. Over shiso cocktails, the storyteller shared a bit of her own story, from her Catholic school upbringing in Miami to dreams of having her own cartoon show. Continue reading

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