The Miracle on Manhattan Avenue: Viking Fever at Lake Street

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None of the Vikings fans crowded into the bar will ever forget Sunday January 14th on Manhattan Avenue, and the football miracle that happened that day. Lake Street (706 Manhattan Ave) is a Minnesota bar, and home to local Vikings fans who take over the place every Sunday clad in purple uniforms. The Vikings were losing in the playoffs and were ten seconds away from a season ending loss. Looks of pain and anguish were visible around the room as their quarterback threw up the ball in one last desperate attempt to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. The ball flew up and a Minnesota receiver caught it. Then, miraculously the defender behind him missed a tackle allowing the Viking player to run half the field and score what was one of the most dramatic and unexpected touchdowns in football history. In a flash, local Vikings fans moods shifted from sorrow to rapture, exploding in wild ecstasy and unbridled joy.
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140 Affordable Units in Greenpoint now Available Through Housing Lottery

Rendering of The Greenpoint
You could live here for $613/month

You might live in Greenpoint, but do you want to live in The Greenpoint? The Greenpoint, the 40-story waterfront skyscraper on its way up at 23 India Street, is currently the tallest building in our part of town. It boasts a variety of amenities including a sundeck, two in-house restaurants, a bike room, an interior court yard, a sports court, a laundry room, a children’s playroom, an outdoor entertainment space, a fitness center, and prime access to both the India Street ferry terminal and the new public promenade that will run along the water adjacent to Transmitter Park.

Applications are now open for 140 affordable units in the building. Any New Yorkers earning 40% and 60% of the area median income are welcome to apply by the  March 19th, 2018 Deadline. 

Find all the intel about eligibility below!

If you live here already, you’ll have a bit of a leg-up in the lottery: residents of Brooklyn Community Board 1 will be given preference for 50% of the units. You can find full details on how to apply here!

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Pinball Wizards and Streetcar Woes — The Hook-up (1/19)

The Pinball Wizards of Williamsburg
The Pinball Wizards of Williamsburg. Via Brooklyn Daily

In the contentious world of elite New York pinball, there can be only one champion. This year, it was a North Brooklyn contest: Greenpoint’s Paragons of Pinball duked it out in the final round against Williamsburg’s Terrorwrists at Sunshine Laundromat (860 Manhattan Avenue). The Terrorwrists took the title.

Pinball is a fast-paced, high stakes enterprise. New York’s urban planning and infrastructural changes are much slower beasts. And so: the Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX), also known as the gentrification express. This is The Streetcar Not Everyone Desires. With more and more funding necessary, but less and less actual money secured for the project, the BQX is stalled behind schedule, and seems, for now, to be more of a pipe-dream than a real possibility.

Speaking of transportation going off the rails, an unoccupied car was found partially submerged in Newtown Creek this morning. As of yet, there is no information on the condition, whereabouts or identity of the driver.

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Local Deals To Jumpstart 2018 With Health & Wellness

It’s the month of self-improvement; bettering our minds, refueling our energy levels, getting on track with your health and wellness. Here in the city of concrete jungles, we have some North Brooklyn gems that can take you out of the hustle and bustle to guide you back into a new year full of relaxation, vitality, and wellness.

Brooklyn Athletic Club

Located on Berry St, across from McCarren park, BAC is a state of the art training facility with trainers who are ready to coach you to your best performance in a group or personal setting. Unlimited fitness classes (spin, pilates, yoga, glutes and abs) and endless pools for low impact training come in each membership. Recovery, relaxation, and community (or team) are just as important as training; so infrared sauna sessions, massage therapy, physical therapy, and community events are available to provide the most dynamic training experience possible.

Specials: 30 Day Jump Start Program (one month trial) for $149. All access membership which includes: Gym membership; Unlimited Group Training Sessions; 8 Semi Private Training Sessions; Unlimited Yoga, Pilates, & BAC Burn Classes; Endless Pools; 2 Infrared Sauna Sessions; 2 Olympic Weightlifting Classes; and 1 Private Pilates Lesson.

Address:  8 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
For More Info: Here’s their website
Phone: (718) 486-6929
Cost: $149 JumpStart Program

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Weekly Art Round-Up: Jan 19 – 21

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Ok, y’all… how we doing with those New Year’s resolutions? It’s been about three weeks, you still with me? Because I know one of those resolutions was to “see more art” or “soak up the culture” or “take full advantage of this great city,” something like that?

Ya basic.

“Don’t be silly, Andy,” you say. “I love art, I see art all the time!”

I double-dog dare you to hit two of these six galleries this weekend.

See you there,

Andy

 

January 19th, 6-9pm
Jeanne Liotta // Break The Sky
at Microscope Gallery
1329 Willoughby Avenue, 2B

Microscope is very pleased to present Break The Sky, the first solo exhibition at the gallery by Jeanne Liotta, whose works we have previously shown in “Triple Blind” (2013), “Slide Slide Slide” (2014), and “Dreamlands: Expanded” (2016-17), a series of expanded cinema events presented in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of the exhibition “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema & Art 1905-2016”.

A recurring theme of Liotta’s practice – which spans the mediums of moving image, photography, collage, installation, painting, drawing and performance – is a personal and poetic interest in the intersection of art and science and the tools and technology thereof.

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Case Closed Without Charges in Death of Neftaly Ramirez

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After Neftaly Ramirez, beloved server at Paulie Gee’s, was struck and killed by a private garbage truck at the intersection of Franklin and Noble Streets in July, the NYPD brought no charges against the person who hit him. After conducting an investigation in August, the police claimed they could not press charges because the driver “didn’t know” he had hit Ramirez.

Despite the lack of charges, the case remained open, as the District Attorney’s office began its own investigation. Given that the case was open, the full details of the crash were not available to the public, a situation particularly frustrating to this community as it grieved the loss.

On January 9th, the DA’s investigation also closed without charges. According to Brooklyn Paper, Brooklyn DA, Eric Gonzalez, determined that he could bring no charges because prosecutors failed to find “necessary evidence” against the driver.     Continue reading

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Submission Call: Submit Your Chilling Film to The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2018

The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

Do you like things that scream and go bump-in-the-night? Whether you’re a ghost hunting supernatural enthusiast or a slasher flick connoisseur, The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is for you and they’re opening their film submission call for 2018. So, if you’re a creator or just a filmmaker, this film festival is definitely up your alley.

The festival is eight days this year, from October 11-18. With more days on the calendar, the festival plans to screen even more bone chilling features and shorts this year. Currently, submissions are open now with a first submission deadline of January 20th and a final deadline of August 13, 2018. Continue reading

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The Greenpointer Who Led a Prison Break from Sing-Sing

Charles Bergstrom

For years his wanted poster had hung in the Meserole Avenue Police station, but there was not a trace of Charles Bergstrom to be found. Bergstrom was wanted for being an accomplice in the worst prison break in Sing Sing history. He had become a wanted man for helping three of his buddies to break out of the maximum-security prison, and four people had lost their lives as a result of the breakout.
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Plan your upstate wedding or getaway without leaving Brooklyn

On January 28, make plans for your upstate escapes and Hudson Valley weddings at Wedding Travel Party!

 

Inside 501 Union, you’ll meet the teams behind some of the best Hudson Valley inns and venues, enjoy light bites and cocktails, and find all the resources you need to plan your upstate weddings, getaways, bachelor/ette parties. Just by attending, you’ll be entered to win excellent giveaways and getaways—starting with a private party for up to six friends inside 501 Union, where you can hang in a decked-out Terra Glamping tent, see a movie on the venue’s big screen, and enjoy snacks and prosecco from Purslane.

For additional chances to win, you can purchase $5 raffle tickets, the entire proceeds of which will be donated to the Prospect Park Alliance to benefit Brooklyn’s own backyard, Prospect Park. The winner will be notified Thursday, January 25 so you have plenty of time to invite your posse!

There will be many more prizes to hand out at the event, including:

  • A free night at Kingston’s Forsyth B&B and Barn, three-course breakfast included
  • A couples’ Relax and Restore package from cityWell
  • A pre-bachelorette blowout party from MG Hair and Makeup
  • Multiple free rides in ReachNow’s fleet of MINIs and BMWs parked in Brooklyn

And on Wedding Crashers Instagram, you can also win a gorgeous leather holdall from Kaufmann Mercantile to help you travel in style.

Get your tickets now—starting at $8 in advance!

(Greenpointers is a media partner of Brooklyn Based)

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Tennis, Japan Eats!, Rich Medina, Drag Queen Story Hour — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/17–1/23)

WEDNESDAY 1/17

# A Taste of Japan Eats! @ Heritage Radio Network (100 Bogart St), 6pm, $40, Japan Eats! is coming to life, and you’ll have the opportunity to mingle with Akiko Katayama and some of her favorite guests and friends. Incredible small bites (Kaiseki, Spicy Dan Dan Ramen and Gyoza) and beverages included with ticket, Buy tix
♫ The Blues Bangers, Groove Protectors @ Skinny Dennis (152 Metropolitan Ave), 9pm, FREE, More info
☺ Funhouse Comedy @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St), 10pm, FREE, More info

THURSDAY 1/18

# Teas of Asia @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St), 6:30pm, $20, Theresa Wong from T shop and Stephen Thomas from Rishi Tea, along with Sarah Rose as moderator (For All the Tea in China), will take you on a journey from the origins of tea in China to tea ceremonies in Asia to modern tea culture in the United States, Buy tix
♦ Calling The Circle @ Spaceworks Williamsburgh Library (240 Division St), 7pm, FREE, An open gathering space for Spaceworks artists and community members to come together to share their stories, experiences, and creativity. Bring something that’s meaningful to you or your culture, RSVP
♫ Goth Star Party w/ Rex Reid, Filthy Wayz, S.B. Rosa and more! @ Sunnyvale (1031 Grand St), 7:30pm, $8, Buy tix
♫ The Listeners, Drawing Boards, Bob Carol Ted, Lou Nutting @ Gutter Bar (200 N 14th St), 9pm, FREE, More info
♫ INPUT Presents Outlier | Bonobo (Extended DJ Set) @ Output (74 Wythe Ave), 10pm, $30, More info Continue reading

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