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’sSummer 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!
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
barely legible against
grainy brown paper
love letter jotted down
on the back of recycled napkin,
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.
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…”
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!
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.
UncommonGoods, an online retailer that specializes in handmade, eco- friendly and uniquely designed gifts and accessories, is excited to announce the Upcycling Design Challenge, offering the opportunity to a new independent designer to sell their work to millions of customers.
An open call will be held until November 15, where designers are invited to share their finished products made of upcycled and recycled materials.
The top 15 submissions picked by Home Accessories buyer Katie Giannone will be sent to the UncommonGoods voting app , where the online community can weigh in on their favorites. The top 5 voted items will then move on to a panel of judges that will include Katie; Yuka Yoneda, NYC editor of Inhabitat.com; Jim Martin, owner of Green3, a longtime UncommonGoods vendor of upcycled clothing and accessories; and Jamie Cornett, designer and visionary behind Instrumental Lighting.
Do you think you (and your pie) are the main slice?
Here’s one way to find out: Go to Enid’s Restaurant (560 Manhattan Avenue) on Sunday, October 21st 2012 for the Tenth Annual Apple Pie Contest. Last year about 50 local bakers brought their apple pies to the contest. We had boozy bourbon apple pies, homestyle double crust pies and many, many apple pies laced with tasty bits of bacon.
Anyone can enter Enid’s Apple Pie Contest, and everyone is welcome to come by and check out the pies. Open pie call is from 5:00 – 5:45pm, and judging will begin promptly at 6:00pm. The only rule is that pies must contain apples and crust, and no ‘accessories’ like sauces and creams can be submitted. Apple Pie only!
Brooklyn Kitchen co-owners Harry Rosenblum and Taylor Erkkinen have judged the pies year after year, and this year they will also be joined by Millicent Souris, Brooklyn Kitchen’s resident pie instructor. Angela Thurmond, our 2012 Smorgasburg-Daisy Flour pie contest winner (it was a showstopping lemon-lavender pie) will also be a judge this year.
There will be food on sticks, seasonal drink adventures, and thrilling prizes from local vendors, so it will be a good time for everyone who attends.
It’s that time of year again! Crest Hardware (536 Metropolitan Ave) is hosting the 3rd Annual Pumplin Carving Contest on Saturday October 20, 2012 from 7-11pm. What better way to kick start your Halloween!
Admission to attend the event is FREE. There is only a charge to enter the contest (see rules below)
This is an ALL ages event! Attending in your Halloween Costume is encouraged (and more fun!) but is not required.
- $5 to register with up to 4 pumpkins.
-All pumpkins must be carved and completed upon arrival.
-Registration to enter the Crest Arts 2012 Pumpkin Carving Contest will take place at Crest Hardware from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, on October 20th.
-Voting will take place from 8:15pm to 9:00pm on October 20th, 2012.
Win two tickets to see Rush at the Barclays Center!
To celebrate Rush playing in Brooklyn, Saint Vitus Bar (1120 Manhattan Ave.) and the makers of “Adventures Of Power” present the first Annual Rush Air Drumming Contest, tomorrow 10/9 at 9pm, hosted by the Air Drumming Legend, POWER himself!
Come down and sign up for the contest, get a free beer! Then show us what you got.