“One thing about living in Brooklyn — there are always a lot of neighbors to love. But every once in a while, you meet that one who’s got the je ne sais quoi thing going in spades. Enter Yana. She lives in Greenpoint, bikes Greenpoint like it’s falling off the map, contributes to Greenpointers, and more or less embodies everything there is to crush on about the nabe.
But part of being a local in these parts means embracing the world beyond — The almighty commute factors into Yana’s lifestyle (she works in Soho, “and I absolutely love it.”), as does keeping her heritage close by way of spreading some culinary delight (She does a quarterly pop-up Filipino dinner called SALO — click that, for sure!)”
Remember the last time you walked across the Pulaski Bridge? You likely were almost run over by a cyclist, right? Or were you the cyclist coasting at a rapid pace with no time to break as you approached a halted pedestrian stopped to snap a shot of that breathtaking Manhattan skyline?
Lucky for us, this danger might soon come to an end.
The city is currently in talks to create a separate bike lane for the bridge, providing a more spacious walking route and a safer way for cyclists to cross from Greenpoint to Long Island City. A bike lane would reportedly replace one of the Pulaski’s three southbound car lanes. The current sidewalk is only eight-feet wide for cyclists and pedestrians traveling in both directions.
The only roadblock (pun intended) is the Pulaski’s drawbridge. According to DNAinfo.com, the Department of Transportation will announce a final decision this March. Maybe Greenpointers will have a safe way to head to LIC just in time for ideal spring bike-riding weather.
You wish! If you want to get intimate with your Brooks saddle you will have to go all the way to Philly for the Philly Naked Bike Ride on Saturday, August 25th, 2012 at 4pm. Otherwise we can offer you the next best thing, a ride from McGolrick Park to Fort Tilden on Sunday August 26, 2012 at 11am, guided by Greenpointer Julian, who I bet would get naked if you asked him to. He rules! RSVP on FB.
Now someone start organizing a Greenpoint Naked Bike Ride! PLEASE!
We are currently recruiting 60 marshals and other ride support volunteers (non-riders) for this 600 person ride. If you are an experienced cyclist, you can ride free by serving as a ride marshal.
Mandatory marshal training and orientation will occur the evening of Tuesday, July 10th. Non-riding volunteers will help with coordination, directing riders, registration at ride starts and help with the end of
While there was no choice to opt out of “CITI” brandedbike-share locations in Greenpoint altogether, we voted and here is a draft map of where they will be placed in the neighborhood.
• India St Ferry Terminal
• Franklin & Java St
• Freeman and Manhattan
• India & Manhattan
• Milton & Franklin
• Meserole & Manhattan
• Bedford @ Lorimer
• Eckford & Driggs
• Russell & Driggs
• Nassau & Sutton
• Norman & Humboldt
• Richardson & North Henry