On Sunday Greenpointers hosted one of my favorite of all the events that we organize, first because it supports my favorite local cause the Greenpoint Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen and secondly because it’s the most chill event we do and I actually get to talk to people and not run around like a lunatic. And we raised over $700! Continue reading
If you can’t make it to the meeting, e-mail your opinions, comments and questions to AskMarty (at) brooklynbp.nyc.gov.
Feel free to comment here and we will send an email in the morning and include all comments. Include your name (first and last initial) and cross streets.
The Daily News is reporting that the MTA has finally agreed to move their vehicles from a parking lot at 65 Commercial Street to City-owned land in the Westchester Village section of the Bronx. As part of the 2005 Greenpoint Waterfront re-zoning, the MTA agreed in principle to move the vehicles so the City could convert the parking lot to a park, but it has taken 8 years to find a suitable replacement lot.
On Wednesday’s crisp afternoon, a crowd that estimated itself at somewhere between 65 and 100 gathered to renew the call to action to prevent two (literally) looming developments from progressing without further input from the community. Organized by city council hopeful Stephen Pierson and neighborhood organization Save Greenpoint, the gathering was intended to raise awareness and support for a campaign of legal and community actions intended to prevent or at least stall the currently planned waterfront developments from manifesting in their presently intended forms. Continue reading
The Block Watch Program is being relaunched in Greenpoint, and if you would like to join the program here’s how:
Contact Police Officer Steve Truglio of the 94th Precinct at (718) 383 – 5298 and tell him that you would like to join the Block Watch Program.
The program covers a training course and assigns the volunteer a Block Watch ID number.
This is not a block watch in the literal sense, where you are obligated to walk around your block looking over your shoulder for a straight number of hours. Should you happen to see anything suspicious happening at the very moment you are leaving your house for work, or going on about your daily business, etc., there will be a number for you to call.
All your information is confidential should you wish to join, and the training will teach you how to properly handle a situation should you be there to witness it. It is encouraged to spread the word for home owners, business owners, renters, anyone who is worried about safety in Greenpoint, to get involved because as a community we can make Greenpoint safer.
Police Officer Steve Truglio
(718) 383 – 5298
100 Meserole Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Brooklyn’s been squawking a lot about chickens lately, but you hear more about the trend of raising backyard birds than you do about foraging for the fungal variety. Chicken of the Woods, also known by its less tantalizing name Laetiporus sulphureus (or Sulphur Shelf…yum!), is also worth clucking about, as it’s in season now in your local forest, park, or maybe even your own backyard. And if you find a good one, young and tender (they get more brittle as they age), throw it into your knapsack and take it back to your kitchen. When I first saw this mushroom I assumed the name came from its appearance, with feathery edges reminiscent of the tawny-colored Buff Orpington poultry breed. But after trying a bite of the cooked mushroom, I was blown away by how much it tasted like chicken! Earthy, faintly-lemony flavor and meaty, almost muscle-y, texture make this a great meat alternative in a main course or simply an interesting seasonal side dish.
The Meeting on Crime will has been moved to 8/27. Save the date!
Where: Polish Slavic Center (176 Java St)
Join the Greenpoint Neighborhood Watch to discuss the recent spike in crime with local police officers.
Have you heard about the approved plan for the Greenpoint Landing development yet? Need another visual? Pretty crazy, right?
Like it or not, the Greenpoint Waterfront will soon be drastically transformed by a 22-acre, 10-tower development. The plan includes 30- to 40-story buildings, comprising 5,500 apartments, retail space, and a new public school. If your reaction is one of shock, outrage, or overwhelming joy (because you love love LOVE condos more than life itself!), now is the time to weigh in on new changes proposed by the developers.
See you TONIGHT (Tuesday August 13th 2013) at 6:30pm for a Public Hearing at Community Board 1, at Automotive High School (50 Bedford Ave).
Better grab a bicycle or get a new pair of walking shoes. Our weekend and late night subway access is becoming limited in North Brooklyn on the G and the L lines.
G Train updates: “3 weekends down and 9 to go in 2013″ (including this weekend 8/2-5) reports MTA’s Weekender. They are also showing the progress that has been made to the G train between Greenpoint & LIC, repairs of 600 feet of track and installation of 10,000 feet of cable. Plus they have some cool underground photos.
And if that isn’t annoying enough, we just found out via Brokelyn that the L Train is not running late nights, between 11:45pm and 5am Monday thru Friday from August 5-30th, 2013. Shuttle buses will be picking up the slack.
Will these subway interruptions be cramping your style?
Question: What do you do when you have very deep roots within a church that you love and sacrifice for, and then in comes a new honcho who stops ALL ACTIVITIES within the church and Parish. The Parish was finally in a good place, someplace it had not been in awhile and wham, torn to pieces again. Do you look for a new Parish or do you keep fighting those in charge?
It sounds like you’re going through some difficult changes in your local church. Who knows, you could be describing my church. Over the time that I’ve served the Greenpoint Reformed Church, lots of changes have occurred. I’m sure that some of these were greeted with joy and others…well, I know that some folks aren’t so thrilled with the changes that have been made.
Houses of worship, especially in a city as vibrant as ours, are constantly changing. Continue reading