Greek Gyro Shop BZ Grill Opens Across From McCarren Park in Greenpoint

BZ Grill is now open at 544 Manhattan Ave.

Greenpoint now has a Greek gyro shop with the opening of Astoria import BZ Grill this past weekend at 544 Manhattan Ave. across from McCarren Park.

BZ Grill is located at the former home of the farm-to-table restaurant Annicka and will offer outdoor seating during warmer months in addtion to the spacious interior. Continue reading

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“Glitzy” Dental Startup Joins Chase Bank at Former Williamsburg Salvation Army

180 Bedford Ave. (via Google Maps)

The transformation of the North Williamsburg section of Bedford Avenue continues with the newest lease signing at 180 Bedford Ave. by a “glitzy dental startup backed by a recent round of venture-capital funding,” the Commercial Observer reports. Continue reading

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Find Rare Desert Plants at The Arid Room by Tula

The Arid Room at Tula Plant and Design

In the newly opened Arid Room at Tula Plant and Design (59 Meserole Ave), rare cacti and succulents suck up the abundant sunlight from the south-facing windows.

The Arid Room at Tula

The expansion of the plant shop is a natural progression for owners Christan Summers and Ivan Martinez who started selling plants from a Tula-branded truck in 2016, before preparing and opening their Greenpoint retail space while having their first baby a few years later.  Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders Leads in NYC Donations With Strong North Brooklyn Support

Bernie Sanders in Transmitter Park for a speech in 2015 (Courtesy of Timothy Krause)

The website Renthop crunched the total amount of donations given to 2020 presidential campaigns by New York City residents during the third quarter and in terms of the number of unique donors, Bernie Sanders leads the candidate pack in 83 zip codes.

With more than $2.5 million raised from NYC donors, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has the highest total amount of donations.

The three presidential candidates with the highest number of unique donations in 2019 are Sanders with 3,606 unique donors, Buttigieg with 3,434 unique donors, and Senator Elizabeth Warren with 2,981 unique donors, according to the study. Continue reading

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Fashion Sundae Episode 13

The seasonal evolution toward baggy layers is upon us, evident in the NYC street-style snaps for the 13th edition of Fashion Sundae, courtesy of @WatchingNewYork. Before you know it summer will be a distant memory and we will all be wrapped like fashionabl00e0 p0otato sacks to make the blustery commute more bearable. Here are some of the looks spotted last week on the Bedford Avenue walkway for your Monday morning style inspiration: Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: Greenpoint Library Meeting, Gallery Night Returns, MTA Bushwick Inlet Towers, and More!

A Greenpoint “Mean Girls”-themed Halloween display (courtesy of Katherine Kulikowski)

Happy Friday Greenpointers. Defy the chilly air and squeeze some last-minute park time in before the leaves have all fallen for a screening of “Shocktoberfest: Pet Sematary” tonight in McGolrick Park starting at 6:15 p.m., part of NYTC Park’s Movies Under the Stars series.

Art gallery and retail shop Greenpoint Hill (100 Freeman St) will close at the end of the month and the shop is having a sale for the next two weekends before Smallhome (87 Oak St.) relocates to the space. Stop in on Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. for 40 percent off all items and art (store fixtures and furniture will also be for sale).

For more weekend fun check out what’s happening, and in the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines from the neighborhood: Continue reading

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Greenpoint Hill Marks Closing With Final Sale

Greenpoint Hill

Greenpoint Hill (100 Freeman St) will close at the end of the month and is having a sale for the next two weekends.

All items and art will be 40 percent off on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. for the final two weekends in October. Store fixtures and furniture will also be for sale. Continue reading

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Friends of Greenpoint Library to Meet Next Wednesday (10/23)

Rendering of The Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave)

The Greenpoint Library’s (107 Norman Ave.) Community Advisory Committee will meet next week in Greenpoint for a status update on the progress of the new library and for volunteer information.

A newly formed volunteer group Friends of Greenpoint Library will host the meeting on Wednesday, October 23rd, at 6:30 pm, at Anella (223 Franklin St). Continue reading

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Randolph Beer Relaunches its Williamsburg Location

You could say this gastropub knows its audience: with an additional 2,000 square feet to play with, Randolph Beer (104 S 4th St) relaunched its Williamsburg location adding shuffleboard tables, old-school video games, and a new outdoor space.

 

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A leader in the nanobrewery movement (and the first to lay its roots in Williamsburg), Randoph Beer crafts an impressive number and diverse array of beers in-house. (You can thank beer savant and full-time brewer Flint Whistler for that.) Available beers range from Cucumber Pilsner with Elderflower & Tequila Barrel Spirals (a light, botanical brew that doesn’t taste at all briny) to a Pumpkin Spice Latte Stout (riffing on the PSLs we all deny we love) and a more classic Farmhouse (made with NYC honey and fresh hops). Continue reading

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