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For Poland, Euro Cup 2016 Hopes Sadly Pass

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A Poland supporter walks down Nassau Avenue with facepaint and a Polish flag before the Poland-Portugal match Thursday afternoon.

Although Poland suffered a heartbreaking loss to Portugal yesterday in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Euro Cup, Polish pride was on full display around Greenpoint. Several soccer-friendly neighborhood bars were packed to capacity with red-and-white clad Poland fans, many of whom could be heard shouting passionately in Polish at every missed scoring opportunity.

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Three friends walk home down Nassau Avenue after watching Poland’s unfortunate loss to Portugal in the Euro Cup quarter-finals.

Poland took the lead early with a goal from Robert Lewandowski, but were unable to strike again for the rest of regulation. Portugal tied it up with a goal from the 18-year-old phenom Renato Sanches, and with a 1-1 tie at the end of 90 minutes, the game went into overtime. Still, no one scored, so the match was decided by a shoot-out, which Portugal won 5-3.   Continue reading

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An Inside-Out Pickup Joint: Soccer At The Pitch

The-Pitch_Williamsburg_02Ughhhh, is it iced coffee weather yet? It’s no secret that we New Yorkers aren’t blessed with a great climate. Winter = grey snow piles for days. Spring = rain, like we’ve had all week. Summer = sweat, gross smells, and sometimes you can fry an egg on the sidewalk. So what are outdoor sport-loving folks to do when NYC weather is THE WORST? Hit up The Pitch, NYC’s only indoor soccer-focused space, which just opened a few months ago in Williamsburg. Continue reading

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WORLD CUP ACTION AT T.B.D. BROOKLYN (+ Drink Deals!)

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Watch the World Cup in Greenpoint at TBD Brooklyn!

How will Team USA fare in the imposing ‘group of death’? Will favorites Germany or Spain take home the title? Or will Brazil win a record sixth World Cup title on its own soil? It all begins this Thursday June 12th at 4pm.

If you can’t make it to Brazil to find out then t.b.d. (224 Franklin St) is your best bet for watching all the World Cup madness. Soccer’s premiere international competition is just two days away and t.b.d. is your spot for every bit of world-class play. Plus they have some sweet drink deals! Continue reading

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Bring Your Mitts! Greenpoint Little League Registration This Weekend (3/8-9) + Funny Ump Video

Sure you are proud of your kid and enjoy sunshine in the bleachers while chowing down on a hot dog, but sometimes magic happens when adults participate in kid’s sporting events, as the video below proves.

The Greenpoint Little League will be holding registrations for boys and girls ages 4 to 12 this Saturday, March 8th – 3 to 6pm and Sunday, March 9th – 3 to 5pm at The Cage (62-40 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village) Continue reading

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Bring Your Moves Greenpoint! McCarren Rink Opens Today! (11/15)

Doing an image search for “ice dancing” or “figure skating” makes me realize what honey badgers these people are. I won’t even mention the obvious. Sure they defy gravity and death with their moves, but those outfits make me wonder whether they would actually eat a cobra, fall asleep from the venom, then wake up and continue eating. They clearly don’t give a fuck.

Alls I am saying Greenpoint, is when you practice your camel spin you better be wearing some sequins…

And now you don’t need to go all the way to wherever there is an ice skating rink outside of Brooklyn because McCarren Park Rink opens today!

It will will be open through January, seven days per week from 11am-10pm. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors/student and $4 for kids. Skate rentals are $5

Ice dance or die.

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Best Bars To Watch The Super Bowl In Greenpoint

What you need to know:

Super Bowl XLVII (#47) is taking place on Sunday February 3rd, 2013 in New Orleans. Kick-off is 6:30pm and the competing team are the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. Beyonce is headlining the halftime show. (I had to google this all.)

Who are you rooting for? And more importantly where will you be funneling beers and enjoying nachos and wings? A local dive? A house party?

Below are some of the best places to watch the annual man and cheese fest:

For those of you who hate sports, look out for tomorrow’s post: Best Bars To NOT Watch The Super Bowl In Greenpoint.

Best Bars To Watch The Superbowl In Greenpoint

The Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave)
You heard correctly, Roberta’s is throwing a superbowl party at The Warsaw and you can rent private rooms and skyboxes! Not to mention nachos and pierogis and wings and towers of beer. This will be more epic than Beyonce’s halftime show performance.

Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave)
Erik is bringing his TV from home. Classy.

• The Palace (206 Nassau Ave)
If you’ve never been to this Greenpoint institution, now is your chance in all its local sports bar glory.

Black Rabbit (91 Greenpoint Ave)
Because it’s classy on the big screen. Nerd Bowl (begins 6pm) will have “$5 Black Rabbit Lager, Board Games, Places To Sit & $5 Frito Pie”

• Turkey’s Nest Tavern (94 Bedford Ave)
Technically not in Greenpoint, but one of the best sport’s bars in Brooklyn. Because they serve beer out of styrofoam cups and you can see a TV from every angle, even if you’re upside down.

Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker Ave)
I have one thing to say: tater tots.

Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave)
Nice TVs, good beer, great bartenders, extensive bar menu, including the panelle special! (that’s a fried chick pea fritter sandwich with red sauce.) Plus $0.50 wings & $3 PBRs all night.

• Lulu’s (113 Franklin St)
Free pizza and watch the big screen from the second level.

Greenpoint Heights (278 Nassau)
If you live all the way on this side of McGuinness, not sure why you would need to watch the Super Bowl anywhere else.

Red Star Bar (37 Greenpoint)
Who can forget Red Star? Not Mike (below). Plus they have the best wings in town!

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Single Social Sports – McCarren Park!

Singles Social Sports has both Thursday Night Kickball, Saturday Kickball and Saturday Softball leagues at McCarren Park starting in September.

Teams are 1/2 guys, 1/2 girls. Register now!

**Registration closes on Friday September 7th**

Thursday Night Kickball 8PM-10PM starts September 20th
Saturday Softball 12PM, 1PM starts September 22nd
Saturday Kickball 2PM starts September 22nd

5-week Season
Only $55

Sign up by yourself or with a few friends
Limited Space Available

Registration includes pre-season mixer, team shirt, after game drinks, end of season party and more. Champs win a prize as well!

Each team gets two beer pitchers from 4th Down Brooklyn after the games!!!

“Social Sports Leagues Perfected”

With the desire to provide more unique, personal rec league experiences that focus on meeting new people as much as the sports themselves, S3 Leagues came to New York in Summer ’10 and has already seen over 1,600 players.

While of course winning is always ohhh so sweet, we definitely have as much fun at our post-game bars as at the games themselves. We’re more about simply having a good time than practicing to go pro.

So if you’re looking for a unique social league, where it’s ridiculously easy to make friends, have fun being active and also like the idea of playing on a team with others your age from your neighborhood, S3 has got cha covered.

Register at www.s3nyc.com. Any questions, email jake: jake (at) s3nyc.com

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GIVEAWAY: 6 WEEKS BEASTANETICS BOOT CAMP (WORTH $180!)

Now is your chance to get your butt into amazing shape! Beastanetics is giving away a slot in an upcoming Boot Camp (begins next week) to one lucky Greenpointers reader. This 12 Session/6 Week Program that meets in McCarren Park will get you into amazing shape! (Retail value: $180!)

To enter: In the comments below, answer the following question:

 

What is your favorite time of the day to work out?

 

Deadline: Thursday 9/6/2012 at 11:59pm.

One lucky winner will be chosen at random and announced on Friday 9/7.

Aside from this chance to win, Beastanetics is offering $30 off the registration fee for all Greenpointers readers by entering the code ***Greenpointers*** at check-out. Read more about this deal here. Register for Beastanetics now!

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5 Boros Basketball Seeks Sponsors

Local Youth Basketball League Seeks Sponsors

5 Boros Basketball, a youth basketball team based in Greenpoint, is currently seeking one or more local businesses to serve as sponsors. 5 Boros Basketball is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to offering youths from low-income families a chance to play competative basketball.

“Our motto is, ‘It’s All About the Kids,'” said 5 Boros Basketball Director Rick Atson. “Our goal is to keep this affordable for the kids.”

Founded in 2011, 5 Boros Basketball has quickly established a reputation for winning tournaments while stressing fair play. 5 Boros Basketball’s all-volunteer coaching staff teaches kids ages 9 to 17 the fundamentals of basketball, teamwork and sportsmanship.

5 Boros Basketball has grown rapidly, but rapid expansion means that access to court time and keeping the team financially stable have been major challenges for 5 Boros Basketball. Coaches have regularly paid for court space and tournament fees out of their own pockets in order to defray the cost from the children’s families.

Now 5 Boros Basketball has a tentative agreement with a local school to solve the problem of court time. What remains is to find sponsors to help with operation costs. To that end 5 Boros Basketball is seeking sponsorship offers from partners in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg community including local businesses, charitable individuals and all others.

Interested parties should contact Rick Atson at 347-723-4886. Or email 5borosbasketball@gmail.com

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