It seems like everyday another business is closing in Greenpoint – especially on Manhattan Ave. But great new businesses are also opening, like P&P Shipping & Stationers (746 Manhattan).
In the stationery department we’ve lost Jam Stationery and Greenpoint’s favorite film developing spot – Enla Photo.
Have no fear – you DO NOT need to go to Staples at its cringe worthy, pedestrian unfriendly location anymore.
Filling the void, P& P Shipping & Stationers has opened a big and bright new location that answers your shipping, stationery, office supplies and yes – BELIEVE IT – film developing needs. Continue reading →
Bicycle Utopia, a transmedia project dedicated to the culture of urban cycling, launched an open call for photography and “photography-based art” on the theme of “complete streets and bike safety.” We have no idea what “complete streets” means so interpret freely…but the bike part seems relatively clear.
The show, titled “Am I Invisible? A Portrait of New York City Bicyclists” will celebrate the diversity and unique style of the city’s two-wheeled riders, while “subtly” advocating for safe streets. So consider including helmets.
The deadline to submit is 2/28 and a portion of the submission fee (a wee bit steep at $30) will be donated to Recycle-A-Bicycle, which we presume does just that, by helping youths and such.
The five best images will be awarded a $200 gift certificate to redeem in participating bike shops and the final exhibition will be held on in April at the Old Stone House and Washington Park in South Brooklyn.
Calling all writers and photographers who absolutely adore Greenpoint & North Brooklyn! Greenpointers.com is looking for dedicated content creators for original blog posts specifically in the areas of:
Fashion – street fashion, trends, new store openings
Art – interview artists/gallerists, openings, studio visits, online art trends and discussion
Music – shows, band interviews, digital mix tapes (we get tons of press passes!)
Real Estate/Architecture – new developments, rentals/homes for sale, guides
Food – Series, Reviews, Recipes, Interviews With Chefs
Environment – Local issues, Urban Sustainability, DIY Projects, Living Green
Tech – Local Start-ups, Online trends, Social Media, Local Blogs
Community News/Greenpoint Living
Events – Finger on the pulse of “What’s Happening?” in Greenpoint
Photo Series, Street Fashion, Portraits, Interiors/Exteriors, Street Photography, Events
Local series, one-off illustrations for specific posts
We pay! And we have an office where you can come and write – with a/c!
We offer pay per post at market rate and can work out contracts for series of posts. Flexible depending on experience. Ideally posts once per week or bi-monthly commitment is ideal.
First, I’d like to welcome aboard Tony Luib, who has been hired as a Managing Editor for Greenpointers.com! His organization skills are pretty insane. And you all know Victoria, right? She is now working exclusively on our events, since she kicks major butt producing those markets we all love. The team is growing!
I’d also like to give you an update on the Writer’s Fund. Well, we did it! We are now paying contributors for content on Greenpointers.com. It really feels good to send out those checks.
When you read “This article made possible by a donation to our Writer’s Fund by (blank)” that means a writer is getting paid for the story!
We are also raising money at our events, too. Saint Vitus donated $1 from every drink from the last comedy show and $5 from every supper at our next Sunday Supper will go to the Writer’s Fund, too!
I got giddy when new contributor Maria S (@msforpm) tweeted, ”Just received my first ever paycheck for writing something. Thanks so much, @greenpointers”
Heart melting! These are the opportunities we can give to creative people in Greenpoint!
It makes me so proud of how supportive the local businesses and our readers are of the Greenpoint community. Direct donations from businesses, along with the recent raffle and even donations from readers like “Greenpoint Area Guy” who wrote, “I’ve been casually reading Greenpointers for a while, and figured I’d best put my money where my mouse clicks,” has funded over $900 in posts.
Our goal is $5000 for the year… (to pay local writers $20/post for 3-4 posts/week) – so we have a ways to go…
Please consider making a donation in any amount to our Writer’s Fund. We appreciate your support and readership very much!
Greenpointers is a neighborhood website that serves as a communication hub for people who love Greenpoint. The more diversely and openly we can share our skills, ideas and information, the better we can support one another and grow as a community.
Greenpointers is holding general weekly meetings on Monday evenings at 7pm at Cafe Royal for contributors new and old, to discuss ideas, talk, write, shoot, film, draw, plan and create content for Greenpointers.com. (REDESIGN COMING VERY SOON!)
The first meeting will be held Monday, January 30, 2012 at 7pm.
Photographers, Writers, Artists, Organizers, Directors, Thinkers, Lawyers, Cartoonists, Accountants, Psychiatrists, Environmentalists, OTHER BLOGGERS, Chefs, Mechanics, Stylists, Animal Lovers, Bicyclists, Politicians, Children, Curators, Social Media Gurus, Illustrators, Designers, Bartenders, Fitness Instructors, ANYONE WITH ANY SKILLS to share that are relevant to Greenpoint is welcome.
If you have anything you want to offer, meet up in person with others who have also have something to offer.
The location and time of this weekly meeting is subject to change.
At this point, Greenpointers does not have a budget to pay contributors. But you can take advantage of the immense traffic the website gets to promote your own endeavors as shamelessly as you want.
All contributors’ content is reviewed, chosen and edited for appropriateness, relevance, grammar, spelling and posted at a time and date chosen by the editor.