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Pot is Legal in Oregon & Greenpointers is For Sale

Dear Greenpoint,

I moved to Oregon!

And I couldn’t think of a better morning to announce it because after yesterday’s election recreational marijuana is now legal here. While that is a respectable reason to move across the country, it isn’t the exact reason why I am now here. My husband Jon took a position as City Forester in Corvallis and our dreams have come true to go to hot springs and hikes every weekend and be around big beautiful trees. Can you tell I am happy?

I lived the last 33 years – my entire life – in NYC and it was time to move on. But Greenpoint will always be the home I return to. In fact, I’ll be back in a few weeks for our Holiday Market (12/7) and to screen our “Gasper & Son” Neon Documentary. I’m stoked to see everyone!

What about Greenpointers?

I have been answering this question for months. While running the business from the West Coast has been really fun and is totally manageable, I believe the best thing for Greenpointers is to hand the torch to someone who will continue its mission to serve you, the amazingly wonderful people of Greenpoint, while living less than 3,000 miles away.

Greenpointers is officially for sale.

Not only is the online business very successful but our events are a huge part of the brand, so I hope to find someone who can be a savvy local publisher and an event planning guru. I know you are out there. Continue reading

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Greenpointers CMJ Showcase TONIGHT at Matchless

It’s Friday! Why not kick off your weekend with some great music and good people? Come on down to Matchless tonight at 8:00 for our CMJ Showcase, which we present along with Carabella and Supercrush Studios. Continue reading

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Take Over Greenpointers’ Instagram For A Week in 2014

Take Over @Greenpointers' Instagram Feed for One Week in 2014!

Happy New Year! One of the fun projects up our sleeve in 2014 is an Instagram Takeover (#greenpointers_takeover)!

52 Photographers, Artists and Instagram Addicts will be given the password to our @greenpointers Instagram account for 1 week each in 2014. It’s going to be crazy!

Then at the end of the year we will put together a zine and exhibit of some of the best work. Want to participate? Click here and fill out the form.

We can’t wait to see what this amazing Brooklyn community of photographers has in store for us this year!

Remember to check out the tag #greenpointers_takeover to see all the photos!

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GIFT GUIDE: RECIPES GONE WILD + GREENPOINTERS STUFFS

Libby rocking an official Greenpointers fanny pack!

GET YOUR GREENPOINTERS ZINE, T-SHIRTS & TOTES!!!

If you were able to pay us a visit at the Holiday Market yesterday, maybe you noticed our lovely Illustrator Libby (who made the amazing poster for the market!) – who was manning our table shaking guests down for $1 raffle tickets. Our Writer’s Fund is very healthy thanks to her skills of persuasion! Continue reading

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365 Green Living Pointers: GCEF Fund Proposal – Share Your Tips & Get a FREE Raffle!

UPDATE: all Greenpointers who fill out our Pledge Form below (which requires no purchases AKA FREE!) gets entered into our Raffle for our Holiday Market! (Deadline to enter: 12/8/13, 11:59pm)

You all know about the $19.5 Million settlement from Exxon Mobil that is to be used in 11222 for Environmental Funding, right? And you know the proposals are due on 12/18/13, right?

I want to share with you Greenpointers’ project idea called 365 Green Living Pointers and ask for your feedback and pledge for support. Continue reading

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Where To Go Now That It’s Gone: Your Post 3rd Ward Studio Guide

These doors may be shut--but there are plenty that are wide open! Photo courtesy of 3rdward.com. These doors may be shut–but there are plenty that are wide open! Photo courtesy of 3rdward.com.

3rd Ward may have had its faults (more of them than we imagined, it seems), but there was something deeply inspiring about a huge workspace and resource center designed especially for Brooklyn’s many talented creators, and we’d be lying if we told you its presence won’t be missed. However, in the wake of the spot’s closure, we’ve found ourselves reminded time and again that 3rd Ward wasn’t the only game in town–so many of our friends and neighbors have other studios, class centers, coworking quarters and event spaces with their own amazing offerings. Bushwick Daily and Greenpointers reached out to some of our favorite such institutions, and it’s with great pride that we present our readers with our official guide to ten of this borough’s greatest places to take your creativity when making is your job. Take a look through–you can thank us when you get settled in at a place that hooks it up and makes it happen!

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Greenpointers Neon Sign Documentary

You may have noticed that we revamped our logo into a Neon font. It was all in preparation for an amazing project that I want to tell you about – Greenpointers Neon Sign Documentary.

It all started when we realized that our sign sucks…

We decided to get a badass NEON sign, which we can take to all of our events and markets, a sign that reflects who we are and what we believe in – local MADE IN NYC craftsmanship – and of course document the process from start to finish with the direction of the talented Miguel A. Rodriguez (my best friend in the entire world!)

Our Neon Sign Documentary will star Robbie Ingui of Artistic Neon, a 2nd generation Neon Sign Maker. This guy is super talented, hilarious and has thee best NY accent ever! Not only will we film him making our sign and teaching us about the process, but we will also interview his father (in upstate NY) and Thomas Rinaldi, who wrote the amazing book New York Neon to learn about the history of Neon Sign Making and how it has created a unique visual landscape here for the past 100 years.

If you think this project rules, then please consider making a donation to our Kickstarter Fundraiser, which launches today and ends on 11/10/2013.

Our goal is to raise $3000 to create this short documentary and there are many awesome rewards for funding – including rice balls.

For more info, check out our Greenpointers Neon Sign Documentary Kickstarter page AND thanks in advance for your support!

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You’re Invited: Reggae & Cake Blog Birthday! (9/27)

It’s been an entire year since we celebrated our blog birthday!

We are having a proper party with Cake from Ovenly and this year Reggae from Soul Imperial at The Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) on Friday September 27, 2013 at 9pm.

Drink Special from 9-10pm: $1 OFF Beer & Wine

Come early to get a free piece of cake – it will run out!

RSVP

For the record, Justine C. started Greenpointers in 2007, and Jen G. took over it in 2011. So it’s 2 & 6 years old.

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