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Jen G’s Drawing at Dandelion Wine (Opening 2/7)

When I am not glued to the blog, I draw – ALOT. I draw tiaras and landscapes and dogs (just this one) and birds and other things.

Come and check out my drawings (which would make very sweet and inexpensive but original Valentine’s gifts!), drink wine and hang with the great folks at Dandelion Wine (153 Franklin St) as part of Greenpoint Gallery Night on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 6-9pm. Please RSVP.

Hope to see you!

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NEON UPDATE! 6 Days to go… Interview: Thomas E. Rinaldi of New York Neon!

New York Neon by Thomas E. Rinaldi

I want to thank everyone who has contributed to our Greenpointers Neon Sign Documentary on Kickstarter. We are at $1972 and our goal is $3000. We have less than one week to raise a little over $1000!

Below are updates to our project. We have begun filming, which has been a blast and once completed there will be a lot of editing to do, which is time consuming and costly. If we reach our funding goal, our plan is to hire a professional film editor to work on the film. After working so hard to film this perfectly we want to make sure the final product is edited just as beautifully.

A friendly little nudge for all you procrastinators: please help fund our documentary – it’s going to be so great – plus the rewards for donating rule!

DEADLINE: THIS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10th!!!

Remember, if we don’t reach the funding goal – we get zero dollars. That would be so sad.

Updates: 

This past week we filmed Fabio, the owner of Ear Wax Records, who recently moved locations from the mini-mall on Bedford Ave to a new shop on No. 9th St in Williamsburg. He hired Robbie Ingui of Artistic Neon to make a neon sign for his shop. The purpose of this interview was to get a perspective from a local businesses owner who chose to get a neon sign for his business and to get it done locally. Fabio was great on camera and had a lot of feedback for us. Plus his neon sign rules!  Continue reading

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Neon Sign Documentary Teaser!

Here is a little teaser we made to give you an idea of how AWESOME our Greenpointers Neon Sign documentary will be! If you want to see the full documentary then please make a donation in any amount to our fundraiser – so you can be a part of this awesome project. We will be forever grateful – thanks in advance… NEON!

We have less than 2 weeks left and are halfway there! Learn more about our project on Kickstarter.

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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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View from a Greenpoint Rooftop at Night

Manhattan Ave Rooftop

All of my friends who haven’t been priced out of Greenpoint have made the strategic decision to never leave their apartments. And with a view like this, overlooking Manhattan Ave, Nassau Ave and the city skyline, why ever leave?

Long Exposure of the NYC Skyline with Motion

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Amanda Browder’s – “More Than Four” CRAZY GLASSES (VIDEO!)

Greenpoint artist Amanda Browder, who in 2010 draped the facade of a Greenpoint apartment building with fabric, is up to her old artsy tricks again with Good Morning Project.

In late September as part of FAB! Festival 2013 she will be installing another fantastically colorful fabric structure on East 4th between Bowery and 2nd Ave in NYC.

In the meantime she is holding Public Sewing Days on Thursdays from 12-5pm at 75 East 4th St.

Amanda is loads of fun so when I asked to take her portrait, I knew that just one shot could not capture the many colors and flavors of her wild and quirky personality.

Not to mention she owns like 5 million pairs of eyeglasses! I asked Amanda a few questions about her obsession with specks when we did this super fun stop motion video shoot.

Read the interview and watch the video after the jump.

Music for the video is by local band High Teen Boogie.

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Confessions of A Neighborhood Blogger: “Greenpointers: A Real Community Bracing For It’s Skyscrapers”

All you ever wanted to know about Greenpointers blog written by another blog.

From Brick Undergound:

“Born-and-bred New Yorker Jen Galatioto is the latest to add her voice to BrickUnderground’s Confessions of a Neighborhood Blogger series.

Galatioto grew up in Middle Village, Queens, but when she moved to Greenpoint, Brooklyn in 2010 she found a real sense of community and home and wanted to blog about it. So a year later she bought the blog Greenpointers from Justine Carroll, who founded it in 2007. Read the entire article.

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Crazy Brooklyn Deli Sandwich Signs

Nassau Ave & McGuinness Blvd
Graham Ave
Somewhere in Bushwick

We tend to tune out signage because it’s in our face and everywhere but on closer look we can discover interesting collages with distorted and out of proportion deli meats or utterly strange images like singing hams.

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Greenpoint Portrait: Joe Lentol & Brook The Cat

Assemblyman Joe Lentol is one of my favorite Greenpointers, not only because he is supportive of the arts community, the local food movement and an animal lover, but because the first time I met Joe he attended a water balloon fight fundraiser for Greenpoint Open Studios. (I know you want it back! We do, too!)

His office is pretty rad with 70s wood paneling galore and his office cat Brook (short for Brooklyn) is the friendliest office greeter, ready to sit on your lap for major cuddling sessions.

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Portrait Week # 6: Paulie Gee

paulie gee
Paulie Gee © 2013 Jennifer Galatioto

Paulie Gee and Mary Ann (Mrs. Gee) and Jon and I do brunch double dates every so often. It’s a great time! I shot this portrait of Mr. Gee at M. Shanghai. If you go there, get the eggplant salad. If you go with Paulie, make sure to order two. He died over it.

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