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Art Receptions in Greenpoint This Weekend: April 15-17

Hey Greenpoint! We’ve got a pretty good weekend of events here. Plus it’s the Greenpointer’s Spring Market!

See you in the streets!

FRIDAY: The Screaming Hand at House of VansStickymonger at Superchief

SATURDAY: It’s Record Store Day! Also, check out Tropicalia in Furs Pop-Up Record Boutique

SUNDAYJames Brittingham, Real Reasons / Greenpointer’s Spring Market! Continue reading

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Two Hot Greenpoint Babes Rocked Speed Metal Dating

Crowd_At_St_Vitus_Speed_Metal_Dating_GreenpointThis past Sunday, Greenpoint metal bar St. Vitus hosted Speed Metal Dating. Two ladies on our Greenpointers staff went to check it out and potentially meet the metal men of their dreams (or nightmares?). Here are their stories. Continue reading

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A Greenpoint-Based Web Series Shows Us Anxiety is Normal: Jason Hood’s “Iris vs. Anxiety”

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We’ve all had that moment on the platform when we just couldn’t take it anymore. The G train wasn’t just late — it was non-existent. As in, its existence was doubted by anyone who took the train after 10:00 a.m. and before 3:00 p.m. You were so late to your class/art modeling gig/poor excuse for a job, you started having thoughts about jumping on the train tracks with the rats just to alleviate the pain of your broke life.

To add insult to injury, once you got on the G, the man next to you was jamming so hard on his headphones that his flailing appendages were certainly very definitely in your personal space. Continue reading

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Art Receptions in Greenpoint This Weekend: April 8-9

"Rye" by Walter Robinson at Owen James Gallery
“Rye” by Walter Robinson at Owen James Gallery

This evening, Friday, April 8th, stop by Owen James Gallery for the opening reception of Charles Bukowski & Walter Robinson: There’s A Bluebird In My Heart

This selectively curated exhibition brings together the poetry of Charles Bukowski and the paintings and drawings of Walter Robinson. Bukowski is well known for his poetry and verse, in which he pulls no punches in his depictions of a life filled with drink, defeat and destruction. Robinson is known for his lushly painted and ironic critiques of mass culture, consumption and desire. By focusing on the artist’s “Backpage Ads” and “Still Life” series, complimented by Bukowski’s poem “The Bluebird”, a new appreciation of Robinson’s darker undertones is achieved.

RSVP here at 61 Greenpoint Ave #315

Whitney Lynn, “Lure no. 011,” at Auxiliary Projects
Whitney Lynn, “Lure no. 011,” at Auxiliary Projects

On Saturday, April 9th, 6-8pm, Auxiliary Projects presents “Sirens,” a solo exhibition of sculpture by Whitney Lynn.

Auxiliary Projects is a collaborative project space founded and run by two multidisciplinary artists, Jennifer Dalton and Jennifer McCoy, who work with artists to create small hand-made multiples conceived to exhibit in concert with artists’ larger works.

Located at 212R Norman Ave and Humbolt.

 

To include your art events in Greenpointers, please submit details to Art@Greenpointers.com

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New Web Series Captures The Hustle (And Humor) Of Living in Williamsburg

You’ve heard of people splitting studios in Williamsburg, but would you split a bed to live within spitting distance of Bedford Avenue? That’s the premise of “Full Disclosure,” a new web series about two women living, dating, and flailing in Brooklyn’s prime real estate. The comedy, created by Katie Baker and Corrie Nance, premieres at Videology Bar & Cinema tonight (April 6th).

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The Hollows: Permeate The House

"Little Universe" by Jakob Hentze at The Hollows
“Little Universe” by Jakob Hentze at The Hollows

Generally, the galleries in Williamsburg and Greenpoint are small, windowless rooms hidden away on side streets or third floor lofts. But on Wednesday evening I attended a group art exhibition on Bedford Avenue between N 8th and N 9th in one of those beautiful brownstones. Featuring nearly twenty artists throughout the entire five-story building, this show, “Permeate The House”, acted as the inaugural exhibition for a new gallery/collective/artist residency in the heart of Williamsburg called The Hollows.

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It’s Official: Greenpoint Is (Cardinally) Directionally Challenged

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Oh nooeess

Another year, another completely made-up neighborhood acronym. Except this year, the city is calling it official in Greenpoint.

Following a series of closed-door negotiations with residential developers, Mayor de Blasio has designated the area north of Greenpoint Avenue as “North Greenpoint,” or “NoGre” (rhymes with “ogre”). As such, the area bordered by Greenpoint Avenue, North 12th Street, and the BQE will heretoforth be known as South Greenpoint, or “SoGre.”

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Clothier Upstate Stock Opens a Flagship Store and Coffeeshop in Greenpoint

Upstate Stock's new flagship store and café. All photos courtesy of Upstate Stock and Bram Robinson.
Upstate Stock’s new flagship store and café. All photos courtesy of Upstate Stock and Bram Robinson.

Upstate Stock, a clothing and accessories store, opened a large flagship store on March 12th at 2 Berry Street, next to Berry Park. The store includes a coffeeshop and plentiful seating space, with laptops allowed, according to owner Bram Robinson.

As of yesterday, Upstate Stock has added a slew of new products.

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The Lot Radio: Broadcasting Live From A Shipping Container

Francois Vaxelaire inside the coffee kiosk at The Lot Radio.
Francois Vaxelaire inside the coffee kiosk at The Lot Radio.

For years the little triangle of land between Nassau Avenue, Banker Street and North 15th Street was home to a couple of weather beaten RVs and tumbleweeds of trash. Then one day, multimedia producer Francois Vaxelaire saw a sign. It was both a fateful one and a literal one, posted on the building across the street advertising the plot of land for rent. He had a vision flash before him that he needed to rent the land and launch an internet radio station.

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Behind the Toque: Chef Mateusz Wlodarksi of Selamat Pagi

Chef Mateusz at Selamat Pagi. Photo via Matt Brown.
Chef Mateusz at Selamat Pagi. Photo via Matt Brown.

For our second piece in the Behind the Toque series (we last profiled Chef Eldad of Glasserie), we popped over to Selamat Pagi for a sunny Sunday brunch and chatted with Executive Chef Chef Mateusz (Matt) Wlodarski. Over a Bali Bowl and glass of rose, we talked experimentation, the exciting seasonal changes on the horizon, and the menu’s newest sambal, the recipe for which he shares below.

Selamat Pagi (pronounced “Sell-a-maht Pah-gee” and meaning “Good Morning” in Balinese) is the Indonesian brainchild of Peter and Ben Van Leeuwen and Laura O’Neill, also co-founders of Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream. Similar to Van Leeuwen, Selamat Pagi is a harbinger of creativity and a playful, exploratory take on an alt cuisine (for our neighborhood at least) that nails it every time.

Don’t be fooled by the small, quaint space, and its unassuming location right off McGolrick Park. Each dish on the menu is beautifully constructed, a nuanced layering of Southeast Asian ingredients into modern renditions of Balinese classics.

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