Do we all agree that spring sucks this year? Those electric blue skies, humping brown birds, bursting daffodils and even blooming cherry blossoms – but the damn cold won’t quit! Spring, stop sleeping in and get up and go to work! What a lazy season.
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Your Greenpoint editor and professional photographer has put together a photo book celebrating, you guessed it Greenpoint!
This fascinating collection of snaps Jen has taken over the past year makes a great gift to give to any local or a family member out of state (words just aren’t enough to describe Greenpoint!)
Greenpoint Photo Book: $20 + $5 S&H
Order by 12/13 to get your copy by Christmas. Delivery USA only
This past Saturday was Instawalk Greenpoint and readers tagged photos #greenpoint_walk. There are some great photos. Someone even fell into the East River!
I put up this photo of Jon and told everyone we found a cheap flight to Portugal! I even tagged it in Instagram: Lisbon, Portugal. We were in Brooklyn Heights but everyone believed us. Try it in your own backyard, in front of a tropical plant or in a sunny pool. Find a cool looking wall or the flowery garden of a restaurant. You will almost believe you are there. Then hide in your A/C and watch movies. No one is going to be mad you aren’t hanging out.
Near Kellogg’s Diner on Metropolitan, there are painted beach scenes on wooden panels and this tree is participating in the magic. This photograph makes me want to jump on a cruise, and I think I hate cruises. (I’ve never been on one.)
Grab a frozen cocktail at The Commodore (366 Metropolitian Ave) and pretend you are on an old creaky sailboat heading towards a deserted island. After a few – mind the brain freeze – you will be sailing away!
People are truly fascinated with water. As Greenpointers we have great views of the East River. Here are a few shots with smoke stacks in the background.
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I thought it would be a great idea to have our Instagram buds tag #greenpointers so I could use the images for Sunday Snaps. Much to my delight all you savvy instagrammers were already tagging us, and there are over 130 great images to chose from.
Today I am featuring a photographer named @thecityandtheocean. Her iconic images of Greenpoint are beautiful, not to mention she has been tagging #greenpointers since the beginning of time. Follow her. And remember to tag us so we can feature you photos on here, too! And if you’re using Flickr, please join the Greenpointers Flickr Pool.
Enjoy and Happy Father’s Day!
We posted this photo of this badass dude with his badass ride on the Facebook and we received the best comments. (We omitted the name of the deli and commenters.)
Please submit an illustration inspired by the below comments to be featured on Greenpointers! So good…
#1: There is the best picture inside Jubran. It is the owner’s brother with a falcon in Yemen. It is so bad ass. totally Tumblr-worthy
#2: hey thats my block! the best in Greenpoint of course!
#3: Radfan is the name of the Yemeni dude w/falcon. They are good people, but the store smells like 1000 dead mice are rotting inside the walls.
#4: Radfan is an awesome name… I’m naming my first child that.
#5: They are nice but don’t buy a sandwich there. I have seen their cat laying on the Boars Head Ham.
Take a moment from sale shopping and hot dog eating to think about why you get a day off this week. Formerly known as Decoration Day, because Southern ladies and schoolchildren decorated confederate graves, “Memorial Day has been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars.” - Wiki