Air Guitar is a serious sport! So serious, in fact, that it has its own regulatory body and season. St. Vitus Bar hosted the Brooklyn qualifier for the U.S. Air Guitar Championships this past Thursday, and it was a not-so-Quiet-Riot. Fifteen contenders came out for the qualifier. Five moved on to the second round. Of those, the top three were invited to the Northeast Semifinals. Here are some of our favorite images and videos from the event. Thanks to all those who uploaded the photos/videos with #usairguitar!
The “other side of McGuinness” #OSOM sure feels like “the other Greenpoint” but there is an entirely OTHER Greenpoint on the other side of the world in Cape Town, South Africa. I spend a lot of time lurking on Instagram and wishing we had such warm days and a gorgeous mountain landscape. This weekend they are celebrating Carnival. Enjoy… Continue reading
This week’s Instagram Takeover is by @Gittlebass and we absolutely love this remarkable photo of the power plant across the East River, with barren winter trees and the old cobblestone street. Bryan told us: Continue reading
This week’s #greenpointers_takeover is by @carnobnoxious. If you want to take-over Greenpointers’ Instagram for one week in 2014 click here. At the end of the year we plan to show some of the work in an exhibit and a printed zine.
If you follow us on Instagram, you will notice that today begins our 2014 Instagram Take-Over with a very talented Queens born, Gowanus based Street Photographer Fabian Palencia @febsmatic who says about Brooklyn, it’s “the home for cultural awareness.” Continue reading
Really? Schools closed? When I was a kid, a civil war needed to break out before they closed NYC Public Schools. Lucky little bastards. They better be sledding somewhere and not inside playing video games. Why I oughta… Continue reading
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!
We were really pissed when we saw this post by Brooklyn Magazine that said, “Greenpoint looks like the poorest, most dangerous neighborhood in New York City” based on the results of a stupid poll of people judging neighborhoods based on google street view images. Everyone know those photos are lame.
Last week was such a hard week for us here in 11222, and it felt like they were kicking us while we were down. Let’s show all those bozos who thought Greenpoint is a dump that it is really charming in it’s own gritty and colorful way!
If you follow us on Instagram send the following hashtags #beautiful_greenpointers #greenpointers to @greenpointers.
On Flickr add it to the Greenpointers Flickr Pool.
You can also email us (small jpgs please!) with #beautful_greenpoint in the subject line to greenpointers at gmail.com
Stay gorgeous, Greenpoint!
Follow us on Instagram @greenpointers and make sure to tag #greenpointers to include your photo in our weekly Sunday Snaps post!