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We Love Everything About The Beach Bazaar at The Diamond on Saturday (2/15)

Winter Beach Bazaar at The Diamond Saturday!

Yes I need fish tacos, a bikini, the limbo, beer, sun and warmth! The Diamond Bar can provide a few of these wonderful things that remind of us summer and help us of forget about this dreadful winter we all wish was long in the past.

This Saturday (2/15) from 4-8pm join a handful of summery local vendors at The Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) and forget for a little bit that it’s still February in New York.

And don’t forget to wear you Hawaiian shirt – duh!

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UPDATE: Winner Announced!! Win Free Concert Tix From Brooklyn Bowl – The B-52s – Tomorrow! (11/7)

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UPDATE: We have a winner for tonight’s concert at Brooklyn Bowl. Greenpointers reader, Brady Welch, guessed the correct answer “Love Shack” and was randomly selected to receive the prize.  Stay tuned for another post from Brooklyn Bowl for another great concert giveaway!!

Greenpointers.com & Brooklyn Bowl have joined forces to get you into some awesome concerts for free! Our first in a series of concert ticket giveaways this Fall begins with a band also known as the World’s Greatest Party Band: The B-52s!

After 30 years of rocking out and selling over 20 million of their albums, these Athens, Georgia natives are back in Brooklyn to rock your lobster.

Now it’s time to brush up on your knowledge of this legendary rock band for your chance to win two tickets worth over $120!!

Answer the following question in the comments below:

What was the name of the B-52s first top-40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100? *

Hint: It ultimately reached No. 3 in November 1989

Deadline to comment: Tonight, 11/6/13, 11:59pm

One winner will be chosen randomly to receive two tickets. Winner will be announced tomorrow morning and emailed. Good luck!

Brooklyn Bowl  61 Wythe Avenue  Brooklyn, NY 11249

THE B-52s

Thu, November 7, 2013

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

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Tomorrow: Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Party & Contest in McCarren Park (10/26)

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Northside’s premier DOG COSTUME & TRICK CONTEST is fast approaching. Bring your pups dressed in costumes to Dog-E-Dog‘s 2nd Annual “Howl-O-Ween” tomorrow, Saturday, October 26 from 1-4pm at the McCarren Park dog run.

Last year’s inaugural Howl-O-Ween Party was a blast for dogs, dog owners and spectators alike. It was well organized and really entertaining. Check out some of the awesome and original costumes that were presented last year.

Don’t forget that there is no pre-registration, so come early! The first 50 contestants will be judged. Each contestant is assigned a # and then we proceed like the DMV or the deli: wait for your number to be called.

And bring extra dog stuff to donate to BARC shelter. Toys, food, poop bags, treats, water bowls…Your dog’s “trash” is most likely a rescue dog’s “treasure”!

Finally, don’t miss out on the raffle where you can win amazing prizes of your choosing, including but not limited to, Kate Spade leather bags, bar tabs, Gift baskets for your dog, a grooming voucher, a training session, doggy apparel and more.

Last year’s costumes from top to bottom: 1. Craps Dogs 2.Pussy Riot 3. Three Head Dog  4. WW1 Dog Fighter Planes 5. Sherlock Hound  Which one do you think was last year’s winner?

 

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Indie Film Needs Your Song

Bingo Night, currently in post-production, is an indie film about a retiree who, on the brink of eviction, devises a plan to rob her local bingo hall (and recruits her elderly friends to help). 

The filmmakers are hosting an open call for a song to feature during the movie’s heist scene, which we can only assume will be action-packed and granny-filled.

Submissions should be made by 10/13 to BingNightFilm [at] gmail [dot] com, with “Heist Song” in the subject line. Updates will be announced via the film’s facebook page.

For more info about the film, check it out on IMDB and Kickstarter.

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Cardwell Beach is Giving Away Free Digital Work This Summer!

Here is a great opportunity for a local business or startup!

Cardwell Beach, a Brooklyn creative solutions and digital agency, is spending it’s Fridays going where very few marketing agencies go during the summer: to the office. Cardwell Beach’s Summer Fridays contest will award free marketing services to one deserving New York City company. The grand prize includes in-house consultations every Friday in June, as well as free website development or other marketing solutions that are specifically tailored for the winner’s business needs.

But wait, there is a catch!

Cardwell Beach is particularly interested in working with a growing business in New York City that sees itself as a positive influence in the community. The business doesn’t need to be a nonprofit, but it does have to care about more than dollar signs. Cardwell Beach is an innovator in the advertising and digital world, and it wants to partner with a company that shares its enthusiasm for collaboration and teamwork.

Here is how it works:

Head over to Cardwell Beach’s Facebook page, click LIKE, and fill out a submission form. Every type of company or organization—from community gardens to new iPhone apps— is encouraged to apply.

Cardwell Beach’s team of designers, producers, developers, copywriters, and strategists is an eclectic and dedicated group that has helped launch major campaigns for E*TRADE, The NFL, Hercules Trophy, Lumineye, and more. Now they are looking to help one great NYC brand truly take off this summer!

So, what are you waiting for? Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner!

Sponsored Post Courtesy of Cardwell Beach.

 

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Paulie Gee Ricotta Pie Winner: Ricotta Be Kidding Me

There are two winners for the ricotta pie that Paulie Gee needed some help naming.

Winner #1 is Meghan O with “Ricotta Be Kidding Me!” (Email me at greenpointers at gmail.com to claim your prize!)

Johnny Boy who commented with “Feel Like Bacon Love” also won, but for another pie that was formerly named Marcella Matricana.

Paulie said, “I thought Feel Like Bacon Love was a better name for that pie so I renamed it.  Johnny came in last night with his fiancé so I gave them both pies.”

Feel Like Bacon Love – Italian Tomato and Butter Sauce Flavored with Onion and Smokey Bacon, Fresh Mozzarella, Pecorino Romano and Post-oven Milled Black Pepper
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Valentine’s Poetry Contest Winner Announced!

Thank you everyone who participated in the Greenpointers’ poetry contest!

Our winner is Athena Pappas with her poem “The Shayz Lounge.” Athena will be a featured reader at Poetry Teachers NYC’s open mic on February 27th, 2013 at Milk and Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave). Signup for the Open Mic at 7:30, show starts at 8pm.

The Shayz Lounge by Athena Papas

I want one stained
pencil scribbling
barely legible against
grainy brown paper
love letter jotted down
on the back of recycled napkin,

one thinking-of-you
pack of cowboy killer cigarettes,
discounted bottle of Chianti,
a blood moon stain on the end table.

One moment of the jukebox
making me feel
the pulse of fingertips
until the record ends.

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Paulie Gee Sake Pie Winner Plus Another Pie To Name!

Paulie Gee isn’t a man who settles. I knew that even after 35 comments of clever names for a new pie on his menu, if it wasn’t absolutely perfect, he wouldn’t chose one. There were some real winners, like:

The Akira Kurosake, Land of the Rising Dough, Greenpointzilla!, For Heaven’s Saké, etc

But he is a man who keeps his word, so don’t worry – someone is getting a damn pie!

Paulie Gee’s response:

“We are going to go with a name suggested by our busser Jake.  It will be called Sake Mountain Way, a take off on the Joe Walsh song Rocky Mountain Way.  Jake was inspired by whomever suggested Sake Balboa, so whomever suggested that is the winner.”

Congratulations Julie! (Email me to claim your winning pie – greenpointers at gmail.com)

And thanks for everyone who commented!

Here is another pie Paulie needs help naming, which  he says “was inspired by my favorite calzone. Fresh mootz, sliced Canadian bacon, sweet Italian fennel sausage, a touch of fresh basil and post-oven ricotta dollops.”

That looks good!

Hints: Paulie is big into music and said it could start with “Ricotta Be…”

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Name that Paulie Gee Pizza Pie: Win a Pie!

After a windy and cold shoot last night, my photo crew warmed up with a great dinner at Paulie Gee’s. When we walked in I couldn’t help but notice the delicious smell of fresh tomato sauce. Paulie said they’d just made a Vodka Sauce, but instead of vodka used Sake. Well that’s a fantastic idea. He gave us a try of the pie, that was topped with mozzarella and basil. It was delicious, less sweet and more deeply flavored and richer than his regular marinara sauce. Before he puts it on the menu he needs to come up with a name, but he needs some help.

That is where you clever readers come in! If he picks the new name of the pie from the comments, you get a free sake sauce pizza pie!

Think, japan, sake, samurai swords, dragons, etc. Good luck!

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Call For Poetry: Falling in Love – Greenpoint

I was 17 in the snow. It was the winter of 2004, new to college, and new to love. Who knew that I would get stuck in a Greenpoint apartment that winter rekindling a high school love? Beginning with a lost cellphone at the Royal Oak, to his bedroom in his loft apartment on Sutton, to Nassau Avenue, a little 1950′s diner we would call B’s on the corner of N Henry, and the swings in McGolrick park.

So to the Greenpointers who have fallin’ in love if once, if ever, if by chance, let’s scribe our loves into a poem.

And remember: we don’t just fall in love with people. Many of us fell in love, are still in love or fell out of love with Greenpoint.

Due February 10th @ 5pm, send us one of your poems, and let’s make this Valentine’s Day a brim to the hat to the nod toward love.

The winner, whose poem will be published on Greenpointers.com on the February 14th, will be a featured reader at Poetry Teachers NYC’s Monthly reading at Milk and Roses in February.

One last thing. Sometimes the best thing about falling in love is the story. Single or together this year, remember the place that landmarked your love.

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