There are few better ways to spend a Sunday afternoon in the spring than meeting your friends at a sweet bar in the neighborhood to have a few drinks. Such an act becomes even more awesome when it benefits an outstanding cause, like fighting Parkinson’s Disease. April is National Parkinson’s Awareness month, after all, so why not?
My fellow Greenpointers, I cordially invite you to meet me just south of the Greenpoint border this Sunday 4/6 at 3pm at Good Co Bar (10 Hope St) in Williamsburg to toast to spring (the sun is supposed to be out!) and help me rid the world of Parkinson’s Disease. Continue reading →
This isn’t a joke. TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 1st, 2014, the NYC Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises will be holding a PUBLIC HEARING on the Domino Sugar redevelopment proposal by Two Trees Management. The hearing starts at 9:30am on Tuesday in City Council chambers. Arrive earlier than 9am to make sure you can get in and sign up to speak. Continue reading →
Is Williamsburg suffering from megaclub mania? Verboten, a new nightclub, just opened its doors on Wythe and N11th, right near two-story club, Output and nighttime hotspot, Brooklyn Bowl. These venues have arguably created a new Meatpacking District vibe with King & Grove and Kinfolk. The Verboten brand initially started as a pop-up house and techno party before moving to its new Williamsburg home and will specialize in “underground house and techno music” (which they say is emphatically not EDM).
Some adorable pets found new homes at the Vans X ASPCA Event last weekend and our hearts were warmed. (Gothamist) Speaking of which, these dogs from soon-to-close Unleash still need homes!
On Tuesday 3/25, a man jumped into the L train tracks to retrieve a woman’s cell phone, laid down as the approaching train ran over him (although some accounts differ on whether or not he was hit), emerged unscathed, and then vanished into the night… Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 3/19 ♦ BiblioCraft Book Launch Party @ Brooklyn Craft Company (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7–8:30pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of BiblioCraft: A Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects by Jessica Pigza, with craft projects and pink sugar cookies, RSVP ☺ The Cause B Show VII: Bushwick Bound @ Cobra Club (6 Wyckoff Ave) 8–10:30pm, FREE (plus free beer with donation), this monthly comedy series raises money and awareness for Make The Road, a Bushwick organization that serves and engages New York communities facing shared hardships and injustices, RSVP Continue reading →
In the meantime, get psyched for better temps by stocking up on some new threads at the Samantha Pleet sample sale this Saturday and Sunday (3/8-3/9) at Horizons Vintage (381 Metropolitan Ave).
The sale will feature the recent fall 2013 collection with dresses and separates at 50% off, past collections priced to move, and archive pieces starting at only $50. Additionally, there will be a special discount on shoes from Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet.
This weekend – shop for handmade European fashions, jewelry and home goods at Little Poland Gallery (240 Kent Ave @ No. 1st) from 11:30am-8pm. This “Women for Women” Designer Sale event in honor of International Women’s Day promises unique styles in all natural materials like linen and cotton – and with your purchase you will receive a surprise gift! We love surprise gifts!!!
It’s almost time for NYCgo’s restaurant week in Manhattan. But if you prefer to get your foody kicks a little closer to home, Grand Street in Williamsburg is going be to hosting a restaurant week of its very own from February 17th – 23rd.
14 restaurants will be participating, each offering a three-course dinner for $25, and half of them offering a two-course lunch for a mere $10. These deals are much cheaper than those in Manhattan, with the added bonus that all the restaurants are within walking distance of Greenpoint! Continue reading →
Bedford + Bowery takes a walk down Manhattan Ave, which they say is right on the edge of gentrification…do you agree??
CBS News did a video segment on a wilderness survival course…that is being taught under the Pulaski Bridge at the North Brooklyn Boat Club outpost. The tone is 100% serious, as the newscaster comments on the joys of scavenging for wood scraps in dumpsters…as a matter of LIFE AND DEATH.
The Nordic coffeehouse Budin opened this morning at 114 Greenpoint Ave and apparently wins the prize for the most expensive latte in the neighborhood, pricing out at $7. Meanwhile, The Brooklyn Paper takes the prize for the most cringeworthy pun headline ever, i.e. “A Whole Latte Money!”
Greenpoint resident, Jeffrey Newman, talked about his mission to deliver a positive message to people with HIV/AIDS by eliminating many of the stigmas and misinformation attached to the virus. (Greenpoint Gazette)
Tonight, there’s an interesting event at Trash Bar called Church Night. It’s variety show and satire on a church service that features burlesque, music, comedy, an organist in drag, sing-a-long hymns, and a “shots and tots communion.” It starts at 8:00 and it’s FREE. The group that puts it on is based out of DC, click here for more about them.
A few seats to my right at the bar, an expensively-dressed middle-aged woman spoke loudly on her smartphone while the stoic waitstaff artfully transferred white beans from a polished steel serving tray to her wide, gleaming white plate. Behind me in a booth, two young men chatted over $20+ appetizers, their old Nike sneakers up on the doeskin-soft leather banquette. At another table, a couple whose combined age I’d place no higher than 30 photographed their dessert, flash on.
These were the patrons with whom I was sharing the subtle ax motif of The Elm, chef Paul Liebrandt’s below-ground restaurant nestled in the foundation of the King and Grove hotel in Williamsburg (160 N 12th St). Continue reading →