• On The Elm, new restauarant in King and Grove Hotel, “the Elm, with its emphasis on complex, precisely composed dishes, seems more like the geeky smart kid cocky in the knowledge that his S.A.T. scores precede him. (New Yorker)
There was a lot of back and forth on the comment thread in regard to the home invasions and sexual attacks that we initially reported yesterday so I wanted to update readers on who the attacker is and what exactly happened. According to the below article the first victim was raped in Williamsburg and he sexually assaulted three other women in Greenpoint – for a total of 4 victims.
It’s definitely frightening information, but at least he was caught.
There was also blame put on the McGuinness Blvd Homeless shelter, but after speaking with the 94th (AGAIN) this morning, Officer Truglio confirmed that the suspect from Monday night – Edgar Marrero’s last address was in Manhattan – so there is no link to the Greenpoint Homeless shelter.
Last Saturday I put on a blindfold and listened to Lady Gaga, not singing, but reading the first few pages of Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris. Typical Saturday? There were no limits for Marina Abramovic who gave instructions (via Skype) to all of us who gathered at the Wythe Hotel for a marathon reading of Solaris.
She shared the story about a shepard who closed his eyes every time she asked him a question. When she asked him why he’s doing this, he simply answered that he doesn’t need to see while talking to her. That spoke to her. Continue reading →
• Breaking Bad Premiere Party @ The Exley (1 Jackson St.) Screening Party Sunday (8/11) 7pm, FREE BBQ at 7pm, $8 Blue Cocktails, try the Saul
Goodman Old Fashioned, Showtime at 9pm, Music before and after by O Paradiso, Lead up to showtime involves a round-robin cornhole tournament, RSVP
WEDNESDAY 8/7 ♥ Speed Screening @ McCarren Park (Bedford & No. 12th) 6pm, FREE, Screening begins 8pm, Music by Dope Body / Hubble / GDFX ♫ Lawrence Rothman / Gambles / Vows @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8:30pm, $10 ♫ Sharkmuffin / Shark is typing… / Shark Boy / Shark Water @ The Living Gallery (1087 Flushing Ave, Bushwick) 9pm, $5, Yeah, Shark Week! ♫ Sky White Tiger @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 10:30pm, FREE
•Kevin & Matt Geek Out About Shark Movies! @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave), 8-10pm, $10, Celebrate Shark Week with comedian, Kevin Maher, and Greenpointers contributor/filmmaker, Matt Glasson, as they present a multimedia tribute to the best of the best SHARK MOVIES, from Jaws to Sharknado,RSVP •Rooftop Films Presents: Twelve O’Clock Boys @ Automotive High School (50 Bedford Ave), Doors at 8pm, Screening at 9, $13, An urban coming of age tale about the notorious Baltimore dirt bike pack, part of Rooftop Film’s SXSW weekend. After party at Matchless, More info ♦ Gale City Greetings @ Southfirst (28 Frost St.) 7-9pm, FREE, Opening reception for Audra Wolowiec’s sound-sculpture installation and Alissa Blumenthal’s drawings series as part of the REVERSE SUMMER LAB shared-residency program, RSVP ♫ As / W-H-I-T-E / Yvette / Alan Watts @ Death By Audio (49 S.2nd St) 8pm, $7 ♫ Hunx and His Punx @ 285 Kent 8pm, $12 ♫ Jane Eyre / Quiet Loudly / Wilder Maker @ Europa (98 Meserole Ave) 9pm, $10
FRIDAY 8/9 ♦ Magistrates of Marzipan @ The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave), 7-10pm, FREE, opening reception for a series of drawings and paintings by Sarah Intemann RSVP ♦ Correspondence II @ TSA (44 Stewart Ave, Bushwick), 7-10pm, FREE, Group show opening, exhibiting work from emerging Philadelphia artists. More Info ♫ Lordo / Life Size Maps / Haybaby / Hippy / The Gradients @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $10
SATURDAY 8/10 ♫ Back to the Beach@ Rippers (Rockaway Beach 86), 6pm, Free, Live jams from Heliotropes / Dead Stars / Quiet Loudly / Eastern Hollows / The Meaning of Life / The Veda Rays with Rippers burgers and Sixpoint beer. Rockabus has added late night busses at 10pm to take you home! • Mind Body and Roll BK @ Brooklyn Fireproof (119 Ingraham Street) 3-10pm, Skate Truck NYC will host an outdoor pop-up roller skating rink, accompanied by disco, DJ’s, kimchi burgers, and dance/wellness workshops. Bring Your Own Skates (BYOS) or $10 rental, RSVP ♥ Cycle Pop Mystery Tour @ secret location TBA 4pm, $29, Join Get Up and Ride for a biking scavenger hunt (with “obscure poetry clues”) in hidden spots all around North Brooklyn. Tour ends with an electropop dance party at the Knitting Factory. Sign up and don’t forget your bike! #Sweat it out! Vegan Shop-Up! @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St.) 12-6pm, FREE, Celebrate August heat with NYC’s only all vegan pop-up market, featuring artisan food and wears ♫ North Highlands / Brazos / Chalk And Numbers @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8pm, $10
SUNDAY 8/11 ♥Summer Shenanigans Party! @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 2pm, FREE, Vodka watermelons, sidewalk BBQ, and a KIDDIE POOL! You had us at kiddie pool. RSVP ♫ Solarists / Andrea Parkins / Weasel Walter & Elliott Sharp @ Death By Audio (49 S.2nd St) 8pm, $7
MONDAY 8/12 • Trivia Night @ Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker Ave), 8-10pm, FREE
☺NYC Broken Comedy @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave), 8:30pm, FREE, Comedy showcase featuring established and up-and-coming comics. Past performers have included Aziz Ansari, Hannibal Buress, Judah Friedlander. More Info
*Community Board 1 Public Meeting Re: Greenpoint Landing @ Automotive HS (50 Bedford Ave) 6:30pm, More info • S.A.S.S. Presents: Presidential Bad Asses @ Cameo (93 N. 6th St), 7-9:30pm, Nostalgic for 6th Grade History Class? Join the Society for the Advancement of Social Studies for a booze-fueled debate to select the “Most Bad Ass” President, (Will it be Adams, Jackson, and Roosevelt?) You decide. RSVP
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event
If you have any relationship with The Richardson—albeit it a one-nighter, Grand Ferry (229 Kent Ave) will feel strangely, wonderfully, familiar. And that’s because co-founders Jon Derosa and Joel Lee Kulp—as well as the staff, are transplants from Greenpoint’s popular speakeasy. Located on Kent Ave in Williamsburg, this waterfront tavern is inspired by a ferry that docked nearby until 1918.
Dig old stuff? If you are an antique nut like me, you will appreciate that the mirrors, prints, and resident mermaid (who exists as a sculpture and is printed on Grand Ferry’s matchbox) all hail from Kulp’s treks to the Mecca of antique fairs—Brimfield. Lining the walls are early 20th century prints of the East River—including one of the East River bridge, now known as the Williamsburg Bridge. Continue reading →
This year I decided to roam around the Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Feast during the day when the street was resting from the evening’s festivities. While taking the above photo, a real NYC cop (imagine a thick Brooklyn accent) asked “Hey, where you from?”
“We live in Ridgewood,” I said, already getting annoyed at what he was getting at.
He wasn’t satisfied and since we look (and are) hipsters he said, “No, where are you from?”
“I’m from Florida,” Jon politely answered.
“I’m from Middle Village,” I answered not so politely, then said, “Where are you from?”
“Rockaway,” he said.
“Far Rockaway?” Jon asked.
“Do I look like I’m from Far Rockaway?”
He was white. My blood began to boil.
“Why are you asking us where we are from?” I said.
At this point I think Jon was trying to drag me away, luring me with the goldfish toss.
“I’m trying to assess the area ya know,” he said, “I thought you were hipsters tourists. I mean, who takes a picture of a braciole sign?” He said it like BRA-JOEL.
“A photographer,” I said.
He walked away mumbling. I drowned my rage (and all the things I should have said like, “I’m sorry I didn’t know it was your job to “assess” where people are from?”) in a huge bag of zeppoles. It’s hard to hold back my loud mouth from Queens voice; sweet fried dough coated in powdered sugar works.
Better grab a bicycle or get a new pair of walking shoes. Our weekend and late night subway access is becoming limited in North Brooklyn on the G and the L lines.
G Train updates: “3 weekends down and 9 to go in 2013″ (including this weekend 8/2-5) reports MTA’s Weekender. They are also showing the progress that has been made to the G train between Greenpoint & LIC, repairs of 600 feet of track and installation of 10,000 feet of cable. Plus they have some cool underground photos.