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Greenpoint Cheap Eats Diaries Volume II: Chinese Musician

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Lunchtime Feast at Chinese Musician

Last week Gina and I set out on a mission to find great local eats that would set us back no more than $7 per person. After kicking things off with a supremely wallet-friendly breakfast at Peter Pan’s, this week we decided to seek out a dirt-cheap lunching spot.

We got word that Chinese Musician (151 Greenpoint Avenue) does a lunch special for a mere $6.50. This allows you to choose a soup, a rice and an entrée from a list of 33 dishes (or 43 options if you’re feeling flush enough to spring an extra dollar). This was obviously a very exciting prospect for us.

On Saturday afternoon we slid into a sunny window booth and, before we’d even ordered, our hosts greeted us with iced water, a pot of green tea, a big bowl of savory bites and a sweet chili dipping-sauce. For free. We suspected we were onto a good thing. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Cheap Eats Diaries Volume 1: Peter Pan

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Cheap Eats Destination Number One: Peter Pan Donuts

We love cheap food. And we don’t just mean your regular budget-friendly fare. We’re talking down and dirty, there’s-only-$12-left-in-your-bank-account cheap food.

Our mission is to find satisfying, delicious meals for under $5-$7 per person. Rosie and I are going to wade through this wasteland of small plates and $15 kale salads to bring you the very cheapest of the cheap. It’s no easy task, but we (and by we I mean me, Gina) are willing to try just about anything (keep an eye out for our White Burger post) in the name of broke-ness.

To kick things off we met for a power breakfast at Peter Pan, which we have deemed the best breakfast bang for your buck in, quite possibly, all of North Brooklyn. There, we said it. Continue reading

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What to do with $1 Million? Participatory Budgeting Voting Begins Tonight (4/1 thru 4/7)

You have the next seven days to vote on how $1 million dollars should be invested in neighborhoods that include Greenpoint & Williamsburg. Projects include technology upgrades at PS31, restoration and beautification of the playground at PS34, a new dog run in East River State Park, district wide tree plantings and installation of tree guards for new trees on Kent and Nassau Ave.

You can choose up to 5 projects to vote on. This is a great chance to have a say in where public funding goes in our communities!

Monday, April 1
* Northside, The People’s Firehouse, 113 Berry St. at N 8th: 6-8pm

Tuesday, April 2
* Northside, The People’s Firehouse, 113 Berry St. at N 8th: 6-8pm

Wednesday, April 3
* Greenpoint, PS 34, 131 Norman Ave: 7:45-9:30am
* Northside, The People’s Firehouse, 113 Berry St. at N 8th: 6-8pm

Thursday, April 4
* Northside, The People’s Firehouse, 113 Berry St. at N 8th: 6-8pm

Friday, April 5
* Greenpoint, PS 31, 75 Meserole Avenue: 7:30-9:30am
* Williamsburg, Independence Towers Senior Center, 114 Taylor St: 10am-4:30pm

Saturday, April 6
* Greenpoint Public Library, 107 Norman Ave: 10am – 5pm
* Northside, The People’s Firehouse, 113 Berry St. at N 8th: 6-8pm
* Williamsburg, El Puente Community Center, 80 Clymer St: 10am-5pm

Sunday, April 7
* Williamsburg, Independence Towers Senior Center, 114 Taylor St: 10am-4:30pm
* Northside, The People’s Firehouse, 113 Berry St. at N 8th: 6-8pm

 

 

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