VENDOR CALL!! Join our Fall Market Urban Spookfest (Oct 30)!

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Fall is teetering upon us and its fresh crisp air is a welcome change from our mellow Greenpoint summer. We are so excited to get some of the most talented local makers again for another fun filled day at the Greenpoint Loft on Sunday, October, 30 2016 for an Urban Spookfest themed market!

Creative entrepreneurs and makers of food, art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, etc. – you know who you are – sign up with us to join one of the most enjoyable selling experiences in New York City. Apply here or directly in the form after the jump.

The Greenpointers Markets started in 2011 and has been growing ever since. The last Fall Market had around 2,000 visitors and the Holiday Market had over 4,000! It’s a low-risk way to get your product or business in front of thousands of visitors and spend a day of local shopping, activities, and music in one of the most beautiful spaces in Brooklyn. Continue reading

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Promo Code for the NYC PTA Expo & Schoolfest (Sat 10/1), Babyfest (Sun 10/2)!

Parents, schools, school leaders, and kids! There are two events coming to the Brooklyn Expo just for you and Greenpointers readers get a 2-for-1 promotional discount with the promo code “Greenpointers.”

ptaexposchoolfest300pxThis Saturday, October 1, 2016 (12-4PM) at the Brooklyn Expo (72 Noble St), Town Square is hosting the NYC PTA Expo and Schoolfest. NYC PTA Expo is a fun and informative event with great products and information for all NYC PTAs and PAs. Schoolfest is a school fair that connects local schools to parents to share new information and projects.

Purchase tickets to Schoolfest here and tickets to NYC PTA Expo here. Use promo code “Greenpointers”.

For more info on NYC PTA Expo/Schoolfest, follow on Facebook.

The following day on Sunday, October 2, 2016, Brooklyn Babyfest will help expectant and new parents discover new products, test drive the best baby products on the market, meet other new parents and score amazing prizes. Continue reading

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Ambient Church, Burlesque Fest, The Saffron Tales – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (9/28–10/04)

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

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^ Polish Impact: Ha!wangarda Festlab @ Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave) 6:30pm, FREE,  Zenon Fajfer’s poetic performance in Polish, with selected poems in Katarzyna Bazarnik’s translations into English, More info
# The Saffron Tales @ Archestratus Books (160 Huron St) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of Yasmin Khan’s new cookbook with an evening of conversation and Persian food, RSVP

14257667_1162669420474055_8723062131598551103_oTHURSDAY 9/29
♫ Laguinitas Presents @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, With Self Defense Family / Free/ Pawns, RSVP
# Indian Summer Dinner Party 
@ The Heatonist (121 Wythe Ave) 7pm, $85, bigLITTLE presents a four-course dinner featuring Heatonist hot sauces paired with craft beer and cocktails, Buy tix
♫ Birds @ The Gutter (200 North 14th St) 8pm, FREE, With Sic Tic / Holly Overton, RSVP 

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Paul Gold And The Legacy Of The Lathe Kept Alive In Greenpoint

Paul Gold at Salt Mastering.
Paul Gold at Salt Mastering.

Vinyl might be making a comeback, but Greenpoint audio mastering legend Paul Gold never left it behind. At Salt Mastering (61 Greenpoint Ave.) in the Pencil Factory, he’s spent the last 10 1/2 years mastering for such acts as Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, and LCD Soundsystem.

I recently set aside some time to garner stories from Paul about his history in the business, and maybe get a few technique pointers along the way. Arriving at his place of business, I pried open his door on the fourth floor, and he shouted from the other room to come in.

Paul is a bit of a mad scientist. His hair bounces around as he moves about in his studio, and his large frame glasses are actually of his era, and not worn ironically. We sit in a relatively small unit, the front half filled with tools and scraps of audio gear, while the main mastering room is surrounded by large gear that looks like something out of those black-and-white Twilight Zone episodes on time travel from the 1950’s.

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Avila: A Delicious Venezuelan Newcomer

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Just when you thought that Greenpoint eating could not get any more exotic and there was no room left for another local ethnic place, along comes a great Venezuelan place called Avila (685 Manhattan Avenue) that is causing a stir amongst local foodies.

The two Venezuelan Arellano brothers, Allan and Frank, started the place just a few months ago. Greenpoint is now a very competitive market for a new restaurant, but they seem to have a growing following. Avila has a modest décor, but the food is so good it doesn’t need a splendid ambience. Continue reading

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People of 2morrow Shutters, Shifts Focus To New Label

People of 2Morrow's former location at 65 Franklin St.
People of 2Morrow’s former location at 65 Franklin St.

Local bohemian vintage fashion, lifestyle and home goods boutique People of 2morrow (65 Franklin St.) has closed, with plans to expand their retail offerings online. People of 2morrow, which opened in 2013, was located in the same complex as vinyl mecca Academy Records Annex, kids store Flying Squirrel, the charming You & Yours Fine Vintage and behemoth Brooklyn Expo Center. Continue reading

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Introducing Bullet Mouth: Greenpointers’ New Advice Column

Bullet Mouth is Greenpointers’ new advice column, here to answer your questions on life’s many vexing issues.

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Raise a glass to living within your means.

Dear Bullet Mouth:
I have a group of friends who love to go out to dinner and out to bars all the time, which is great, as I love to socialize and be out on the town too.
The problem is, lately I’ve been a little on the broke side and can’t afford the same lifestyle. I want to see people and be involved, but how do I avoid forking over serious cash every night?
—Cash-Strapped on Calyer

Dear Cash-Strapped on Calyer: Everyone I know has this problem. Like you, they either can’t afford night-after-night out or, if they can, feel guilty about it because they should be saving more or engaging in healthier activities. You are absolutely not a special snowflake in this regard.

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Are You a Master Barber? The Land of Barbers is Hiring!

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Old World Charm at The Land of Barbers (422 Graham Ave)

The Land of Barbers (422 Graham Ave) is a modern twist on the old school gentlemen’s experience of barber culture and is looking for a Master Barber to join their team!

Here’s the note from them with the job description and deets.

What we offer:
Specializing in excellent customer service, we welcome our friends and clients into our shop and greet them with a complimetary glass of Italian prosecco, espresso or cappaccino. After a relaxing head, facial message and hot towel, we begin crafting. Most of our clients are men but we also cut hair for women and kids on occasion. We cut all types of hair and straight razor shaves, beard trims and stache ups are part of the daily regimen. Continue reading

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Letterpress Printing: Surviving, and Even Thriving, in Greenpoint

Earl Kallemeyn, working the letter press. All photos by Kate Truisi.
Earl Kallemeyn, working the letter press. All photos by Kate Truisi. Fresh haircut by David Arce at Tomcats.

To say that Earl Kallemeyn is a throwback is an understatement. Earl’s firm, Kallemeyn Press (103 Dobbin Street), prints with the same technology that Gutenberg used to print his bibles in the early fifteenth century. You might imagine that a man who has built his business on such an obsolete technology would struggle to find business, but this is not so with Kallemeyn. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Gets Greener at Kingsland Wildflowers

Visitors at Kingsland Wildflowers, photo by Megan Penmann
Visitors at Kingsland Wildflowers, photo by Megan Penmann
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Festival Attendees

North Brooklyn community residents came out to 520 Kingsland Ave. for the first annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon in Greenpoint this past weekend. The event marked the public inauguration of the new green roof that will serve as a wildlife refuge and community space for educational programming.

 

Patrick Sampson and Spiff Wiegland
Patrick Sampson and Spiff Wiegland

Attendees enjoyed free food and beer from New York’s first organic beer maker, Smart Beer and musicians entertained the crowd of friends and family. The littlest Greenpointers (and future conservationists) danced, enjoyed educational activities, face painting and frolicking in the rooftop meadow. This new green space is an oasis in this industrial area that was at one time a rich ecological habitat. “That’s what this project is all about, greening Greenpoint,” said property owner Tony Argento.

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