I hope you had a great holiday season and wish you a happy healthy New Year! It’s now time to look forward, make changes, grow and improve.
I sincerely hope you enjoy reading the website and find useful and interesting information here. It’s truly an honor and pleasure to run Greenpointers.com and I am very happy at our growth and success. But we’re not slowing down.
In the past year we have completely revamped the website, hired a Managing Editor and have moved into a new space. Still we have a lot of new and exciting plans for 2013.
A specific area to improve in the new year is the frequency and quality of our content. It’s always been my goal to pay our talented contributors and until now contributors have been volunteering their time.
Greenpointers will always be a platform dedicated to the promotions of the arts and creativity in North Brooklyn. As an advocate for artist and creators, I hope for Greenpointers to become a profitable outlet for contributors as well.
Our 2013 Writer’s Fund is a new and innovative initiative that gives readers and supporters the opportunity to directly show their support of the creative community in Greenpoint, while choosing the type of content you want to see on the website.
If you love Greenpointers and enjoy reading this website, please consider making a donation to our Writer’s Fund. We are asking readers to make a one time donation of $25 (pays for 1 post) and local businesses a minimum donation of $100 (pays for 4 posts). But any amount $1, $5, $10 is greatly appreciated and will go toward directly paying contributors for their time and content. Donate now.
As always, look forward to raffles and events that will directly support the 2013 Writer’s Fund! Our next raffle will happen at our upcoming Valentine’s Market and we are looking for donations of prizes from local businesses.
Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at greenpointer (at) gmail.com.
How it works:
• Each $25 donation pays a writer to create an article for the website.
($20 to contributor + $5 editor/processing fee)
• Our 2013 Writer’s Fund Goal: $5000
= 200 posts @ $25/post (approx. 3-4 posts per week)
• Donation perks: $25 & up: A Special Thank You at the top of the post & on Writer’s Fund Page (links to your website/twitter, etc.) $50 & up: Thank You + Greenpointers.com tote bag $100 & up: Thank You (with logo) + Greenpointers.com tote bag + 2012 Greenpointers Photo Book
• When you donate:
1. Chose *type of editorial content: Community, Eat & Drink, Art, Music, Fashion, Events
2. Include link to your website/twitter/etc (plus 150x150px logo if applicable)
3. Include mailing address for perks
* Specific editorial content is determined by writer and editor and will not be used as advertisements for products or services. If left blank, editor choses content category as needed.
Thanks for your continued support of Greenpointers.com!
Rockaway Renegades are an all volunteer based, direct action group committed to the cleanup and relief effort currently underway in the Rockaways following the devastation left behind by Hurricane Sandy.
During the weekend of November 3 4, Rockaway Renegades organized a large donation site in Greenpoint and two days of relief in Rockaway. They were on the ground there distributing warm clothing, water, batteries, and supplies. They also prepared hot meals to distribute to a community of people who have not had heat or power since the storm.
Their efforts that weekend culminated on Sunday November 4th, when they caravanned down to the Far Rockaways with 2 trucks, 2 SUVs, and 6 cars full of food, volunteers, clothing, and supplies. Witnessing the intense need of the community there- they were inspired to do more.
Their immediate plan is to resume our relief effort on Saturday November 11 and Sunday November 12. They will be caravanning down – this time with at least 3 passenger vans full of volunteers and supplies. They are in the process of organizing additional drivers and volunteers in addition to the vans.
Once there – they will coordinate with leaders in the community to distribute much needed food and supplies while also, for the first time, contributing to the massive clean up effort that is underway there.
The Rockaway community isn’t expected to have heat or power for another 6 – 10 days and the need there is beyond belief.
“We will start collecting warm clothing and cleaning supplies for the Midlands victims of Staten Island, during store hours (2pm to 10pm) at East River Tattoo, 107 Franklin Street, tomorrow, Monday, November 5th.”
“We just got a request from Councilman Brad Lander’s office: 400 lunches are needed for medically frail seniors staying in the shelter at the Armory. We need them delivered by 1pm.
Here’s the plan: Show up at the Greenpoint Reformed Church 136 Milton St. at 9am.
If you can, please bring bread, fruit, beverages, etc.
We’ll be working hard on this from 9am to noon. At noon, we’ll pack them in my car and drive them over.
For those of you staying up late, feel free to bake cookies, brownies, etc. and drop them off tomorrow morning.
Pastor Ann is going to attempt to coordinate this, since Ann Carroll needs a break. So please, be patient with her.
If anyone is good at organizing stuff like this, feel free to let her know and she’ll gladly put you in charge. Thanks for all the great work.
Please forward this around as I’m a little worried we might not have enough volunteers since most folks are going back to work and it’s early in the day tomorrow.”
Note: Let us remember that our local Greenpoint Soup Kitchen is not only feeding hungry Greenpointers but is working night and day to prepare food for victims of Hurricane Sandy who are staying in shelters.
If you cannot volunteer tomorrow, consider making a donation directly to Greenpoint Soup Kitchen, to help support these efforts.
Donation based yoga is still the hottest workout out there. It has morphed into a social phenomenon in which tons of people come together to achieve fitness & well being. Student donations make yoga affordable for all to bring wellness to all.
Human@Ease aims to create a donation based yoga program where people give what they can during class and a percentage of revenue is given to a local charity. TRUE GIVING makes donation based yoga even better, keeping wellness affordable, and giving to local charities to further spread the love.
“We take care of our bodies through fitness, why should we stop there? With this program students not only benefit but we get to help others in the process.” – Alexander Smith (Human@Ease Trainer)
Students will vote at the end of each class for which organization to donate. This way each student will know where their donation is going and how it is helping out the community. What is better than being able to help others as we work to improve ourselves?
Human@Ease would like to welcome you to visit the gym.