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Greenpoint Power Couples – Beth & Chris, Eastern District

Beth Lewand & Chris Gray of Eastern District, on their wedding day in 2009

In the grand finale to our Valentine’s Day power couple series, we saved the most unique neighborhood love story for last, as it encompasses not one, but three couples with Greenpoint roots. Beth Lewand, who owns craft beer and cheese emporium Eastern District on Manhattan Avenue and Eagle Street with her husband Chris Gray, wrote a beautiful and historical narrative of her family’s relationship to the neighborhood. We think you’ll really enjoy it. Happy Valentine’s Day to our readers and to all the couples who shared the love in this series! Continue reading

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GreenPoint PickUp: First Date

This article made possibly by a donation to our Writer’s Fund by The Skint.

First dates are tough, its your one shot at  convincing another person, temporarily at least, that your nails always look this manicured, your jokes are always this funny and anytime you ever say, “I’m going to the bathroom,” what you’re really saying is, “I only pee and I have never taken a shit in my entire life.” Continue reading

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Call For Poetry: Falling in Love – Greenpoint

I was 17 in the snow. It was the winter of 2004, new to college, and new to love. Who knew that I would get stuck in a Greenpoint apartment that winter rekindling a high school love? Beginning with a lost cellphone at the Royal Oak, to his bedroom in his loft apartment on Sutton, to Nassau Avenue, a little 1950′s diner we would call B’s on the corner of N Henry, and the swings in McGolrick park.

So to the Greenpointers who have fallin’ in love if once, if ever, if by chance, let’s scribe our loves into a poem.

And remember: we don’t just fall in love with people. Many of us fell in love, are still in love or fell out of love with Greenpoint.

Due February 10th @ 5pm, send us one of your poems, and let’s make this Valentine’s Day a brim to the hat to the nod toward love.

The winner, whose poem will be published on Greenpointers.com on the February 14th, will be a featured reader at Poetry Teachers NYC’s Monthly reading at Milk and Roses in February.

One last thing. Sometimes the best thing about falling in love is the story. Single or together this year, remember the place that landmarked your love.

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Audubon Retweet, Free CMJ Shows, Dupont Fire, Bike Fines, 10 Towers, Graham Ave Sleaze: The Hook-Up 10/13

• We don’t get usually get all gaga over social media attention but we were majorly honored when Audubon Society retweeted Greenpointers’ recent story on Birds of McGolrick Park!

North Brooklyn News

graham ave antique store owner• DNA Info: Williamsburg Antique Store Owner Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault: Greenpointers had a lot to say about “this guy” Joseph Loiacono (left) on our Facebook page.

• ABC Local: Vehicle hits woman, 2 children in East Williamsburg - Neighbors literally pulled victims from underneath the crash.

• Fire on Dupont Results in Tragic Death of Greenpointer

• Running red lights ain’t worth it, according to Gothamist Cyclist Slapped With $1,555 In Fines During A Single Traffic Stop

no name bar greenpoint menuGreenpoint Eats

• Grub Street: Greenpoint’s No Name Bar Swaps Out Ramen for Thai Fishball Noodle Soup. Food service starts at 4pm; we cannot wait to try the new menu (above).

Greenpoint Real Estate Development

In Response to Our Story “Huge Greenpoint Development Underway?”:

• Curbed: Plans For Greenpoint’s 10 Luxury Towers Moving Forward

• Gothamist: Greenpoint Developer Wants to Build 10 Huge Towers, Giant Bridge

• Free Williamsburg: Goodbye ‘Boardwalk Empire Set’, Hello Trashy Miami Style Condo Complex?

Beyond Greenpoint

• Queens NYC: East Rockaway Inlet to be dredged this Fall, Rockaway Beach gets that sand to help with beach erosion

Entertainment

• These movie lists via Brooklyn Based rule! Netflix Instant Movies from Paste  and  HTML Giant

• Greenpointers’ upcoming show at Delinquency was listed on Brokleyn’s Your Complete Guide to Free Shows at the CMJ 2012 Music Marathon!

Greenpoint Kids:

• Ed Notes: Parents Sue SUNY Over Charter School Authorization

• Mommy Poppins: List of Indoor Play Areas in Greenpoint

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Lincoln Wins, Clintons at Roberta’s, Suits Fight, The Hook-Up 9/23

• Gothamist: What? The Clintons Ate At Roberta’s!?!?

@LincolnRestler tweeted: “Against all odds – after every last valid ballot was counted, we have won by 53 votes! Can’t thank you enough for extraordinary support!”

• Brooklyn Vegan: Forbes lists Williamsburg, Brooklyn as the third “hippest hipster” nabe

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DIAMOND #1 DRAFT BAR, FARE TRADE NYC, 30 DAYS GROCERY FREE, DOMINO EFFECT, NO ROOM TO DIE: THE HOOK-UP 9/1

The DIamond Greenpoint Village Voice
© Village Voice

• Village Voice: The 10 Best Draft Beer Bars in NYC

Brooklyn Based: Fair Trade NYC: Get Your Brooklyn Food Biz Off the Ground

• Brokelyn: Gritty, crusty and oh-so-cheap: The 18 best dive bars in Brooklyn

Staying fresh: 30 days of avoiding grocery stores

• Via Greenpoint Film Festival: The Domino Effect

New York City’s Cemeteries Running Out of Room – ANIMAL

Daily News: Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream hits business sweet spot and cooks up growth plan

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Love Buggies, Pussy Riot, Oil Spill Art, Trashy Food, Gropey Lopez: The Hook-Up 8/25

Love Buggies for Burning Man
© Brooklyn Based

• Via Brooklyn Based Facebook: “One of the many strange vehicles made in BK in preparation for Burning Man next week. These are Love Buggies made by the studio Overkill, spotted on Morgan Ave.”

Brokelyn: Free Pussy Riot! Legal defense fundraiser party coming to Brooklyn

• Animal: Graffiti Writers Warn Against Dangers of Oil Spills Via NYC Rooftop Spot

• Free Williamsburg: Sleigh Bells Host Anthony Bourdain in Austin on “No Reservations”

• GOOD: Forty Percent of Our Food Ends Up in the Trash

• Brooklyn Paper: Vito Lopez groped and tried to kiss workers, Albany ethics panel says

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The Hook-Up 7/11

Illustration © Gothamist

Poopy Hudson River Threatens NYC’s First Ever Ironman : Gothamist

• Kickstarter Is Moving to Landmarked Factory in Greenpoint : Brownstoner

• Instead of Industrial Giants, Brooklyn Has Niche Factories : NYTimes

• Enter Biographile’s Short Memoir Contest – Win Julia Child Gift Package!

• Former Northern Spy Chef Nathan Foot Lands at Calyer : EaterNY

• People Eating Less of that Nasty Meat : Gawker

• Slice of History: First Pizza Museum to Open in Philadelphia : TIME.com

• Guide To Greenpoint: Top Reasons To Visit Brooklyn :  Guest of a Guest

• Top Reasons to Visit Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Excluding the Polish of course : Die Hipster

• Creative Craftsmanship: Forging Synergies in Art and Hardware : HuffPost

Barter Books for a Tab at Bushwick’s First Book Store : Brokleyn

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The Hook-Up 8/4

• EDIBLE GLIMPSES: The Alcohol Issue

• Best Places to Go Boating on New York’s Waterways – DNAinfo.com

• Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches And 4 Other Ways To Enjoy Ice Cream Sandwich Day

• Best Trivia Nights in New York City – DNAinfo.com New York

• xoJane – Will My Student Loans Keep Me From Ever Finding Love?

• Free and cheap ways to get smarter online, one-off videos to 12-week intensives

• Brooklyn Based: It’s Not Easy Getting Green, Brooklyn’s Biggest Park Advocates

• WNYC Is Exhibiting The City’s Abandoned Bikes

• Bushwick Daily: Molasses Books: Bushwick Finally Gets a Bookstore

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The Hook-Up 7/28

 

via Gothamist

• Williamsburg Covered With Posters

• Via The Yard: 7 Simple Tools to Keep Your Start-up Organized

• NY Times Drops Mother Of All Gentrification Stories On Greenpoint

• Brokelyn: Let’s all appreciate how miserable we’d be if New York had won the Olympics

• Christine Quinn Visits McCarren Pool To Address Safety Concerns

• Boing Boing: Why one mutation can protect people from HIV

• Bushwick Daily: How To Survive A Summer Eviction

• Gizmodo: 3 Million Suckers Still Pay For AOL Dial-Up [Factoid]

• GOOD: A Panoramic Photo of Last Night’s Derecho Storm Over New York

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