Hey North Brooklyn, Here’s Our Toxins Mapped

To shine a light on Brooklyn’s murky legacy of contamination, the Neighbors Allied For Good Growth (NAG) and Pratt’s Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative (
SAVI) released a beta version of a ToxiCity Map revealing the underground toxins of Greenpoint and Williamsburg. The map release event was held at the Sunview Luncheonette in Greenpoint last Tuesday, but in case you couldn’t make it, here’s a re-cap.

NAG's ToxiCity Map outlines N. Brooklyn contamination.
NAG’s ToxiCity Map outlines N. Brooklyn contamination.

To get right to the point, the most significant contamination hotspots persist around Franklin and Dupont Streets (across from where Greenpoint Landing is going up) and McGolrick Park (which is host to stubborn dry cleaning plumes). There’s also the still-functioning and unsettling Radiac storage facility (cough…VICE employees may want to look into this), keeping things radioactive on Kent Avenue around the corner from PS 84. Continue reading

Category: (Not)Forgotten Greenpoint, Community, Historical Greenpoint | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment

Look Smart and See Happy with Sunny Eye Shop

Dr. Saniya Shoaib at work

What does a fashionable kid who loves science do when she grows up? She follows a pathway to medicine that incorporates style. She becomes an optometrist then opens a shop that carries beautifully designed shades and spectacles.

After years of working in the industry, Greenpointer Dr. Saniya Shoaib O.D., better known as “Sunny” blends full service high-tech eye care with innovative eyewear in Sunny Eye Shop (284 Driggs Ave). Continue reading

Category: Community, Sponsored, Wellness | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

The Brooklyn Wine Book: Get 2-for-1 Wine Glasses at Great Local Bars and Restaurants


Greenpoint is playing a starring role in Brokelyn’s first-ever Brooklyn Wine Book, a booklet of tickets good for 2-for-1 glasses at fantastic wine bars and wine-focused eateries from here to Cobble Hill.

Stop in for a bowl of Spicy Beef Rendang and a couple of Rieslings at Selamat Pagi (152 Driggs) an airy Balinese-inspired spot with a wine list as creative as the menu. Swing by the gorgeous River Styx (21 Greenpoint) and Continue reading

Category: Eat & Drink, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

New Restaurant ‘Cassette’ brings French-Catalonian Flavor to Franklin Street

Images courtesy of Cassette

‘Tis the season for new restaurant openings, and last week Greenpoint had three*. One of the tastiest additions to our burgeoning dining scene is a delightful French Catalonian eatery called Cassette, whose name roughly translates as ‘little box’. Don’t let the name mislead you though, as the space is anything but small. Positioned on the corner of Kent and Franklin streets, the front of the restaurant takes up at least a quarter of the block, which it comfortably shares with Ramona, Kennaland and the former Lulu’s.

Cassette is adjacent to the Kickstarter HQ on Kent, which is somewhat convenient since one of the partners is Kickstarter founder Perry Chen. In creating the new restaurant, Perry teamed up with Henry Rich, owner of Boerum Hill’s popular neighborhood Italian Rucola. Also hailing from Rucola is head chef Joe Pasqualetto whose passion for good, simple food means that Cassette’s veg-focused menu is primed for success from the word go. Continue reading

Category: Eat & Drink, Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

MADEINBKLYN: A celebration of Brooklyn Music, Art, and Culture (Wed 10/7)


Brooklyn-raised recording artist and singer/songwriter Chetti is proud to present #MADEINBKLYN: A celebration of Brooklyn Music, Art, and Culture for one night only this Wednesday (10/7, 7:30pm) at t.b.d brooklyn (224 Franklin St). The event is based off the theme of her single, “#MADEINBKLYN” from her EP, In The City. Listen to #MADEINBKLYN here. Continue reading

Category: Art/Music, Culture, Events, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

Brooklyn Barge Bar Finally Open – Just in Time for Autumn!

bbb_greenpoint_bargeSummer may be officially over, but a little change of season’s not standing in the way of the launch of the longest-anticipated bar in Greenpoint.

After months of uncertainty, Brooklyn Barge Bar finally opened its gangplank to the public on Friday. Continue reading

Category: Eat & Drink, Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tonight is Greenpoint Gallery Night! (7pm-10pm)

550pxIt’s Friday night and we’re feelin’ alright! Kick it off with Greenpoint Gallery Night (7-10pm)!

Participating venues:

Booklyn Artist Alliance • 37 Greenpoint Ave
Brouwerij Lane • 78 Greenpoint Ave
Calico • 67 West St
Dandelion Wine • 153 Franklin St Continue reading

Category: Art/Music, Culture | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

Proudly Presenting 60+ Breweries at the Brooklyn Pour next Sat (9/26)! Get $10 off!


The Village Voice is proud to announce the final lineup of 60+ breweries for the 5th Annual Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, September 26th from 3pm – 6pm at Brooklyn Expo Center here in Greenpoint!

60+ breweries include: Allagash Brewing Company, Anchor Brewing Company, Austin Eastciders, Bluepoint Brewing Company, Braven Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Brew Shop, Dogfish Head, Continue reading

Category: Culture, Eat & Drink, Events, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

Carnival Party Introducing The Gibraltar at T.B.D. this Saturday (9/19)!

Personal Invite550

The Serhant Team of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing NY is proud to introduce the carnival unveiling of The Gibraltar (160 West St) at T.B.D. Brooklyn (224 Franklin St) on Saturday, September 19 from 3pm-6pm. The carnival unveiling will include a carnival bouncy house, a dunk tank, and many more of your favorite carnival games. Food will be catered by Lobster Joint and drinks will be provided by Tito’s Vodka and Brooklyn Brewery. It’s all fun and games for this debut! Continue reading

Category: Community, Events, Sponsored, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

Recently Shuttered Champion Coffee will Reopen at Two New Locations

Image c/o Yelp

Champion Coffee may have recently shuttered at 1108 Manhattan Avenue (due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’), but caffeine addicts have no reason to be be sad. Two new Champions are soon to spring up elsewhere in Greenpoint to replace it.

First up will be a new cafe at 142 Nassau Avenue, on the site of Sweet Fox, which has now closed down. Champion’s Talitha Whidbee tells us that “Sweet Fox owner Jean Marc was ready to get back to his catering life and away from the constant demands of a cafe so we bought Sweet Fox from him which we will remodel over the next month and re-open as Champion Coffee.” This location will be almost exactly the same as the original Champion (with a slightly pared down food menu), and will be opening around September 22nd.

There is also a second, larger space in the pipeline, at 1107 Manhattan Avenue, directly across the road from the original. “Due to its size it will be a little longer in coming to fruition, but we are shooting for end of November”, Talitha tells us. This location will have the standard Champion food and drink menu, with the addition of kombucha on tap from Mombucha and a few other exclusive beverages.

In the meantime North Greenpointers craving a coffee fix could do worse than to try out the newly opened Sweetleaf Coffee (or Propeller, or Early, or Bakeri…).

Category: Eat & Drink | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments