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 amounts 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 zipcodes.

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 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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Next Friday: Greenpoint Gallery Night returns for 15th edition

Calling all art lover: the 15th edition of Greenpoint Gallery Night returns on October 25! A neighborhood gallery crawl, this long-standing tradition spotlights exhibition spaces and other venues that host art shows throughout Greenpoint. Select neighborhood galleries and businesses that feature art will be participating on Friday, October 25th, from 6 to 9pm. Join us at this free event celebrating the diverse and unique art scene in our corner of Brooklyn!

Participating locations for October 25 include:
• Areté (67 West Street #103): opening of Movement on Film featuring the work of dancer/choreographer/vocalist Janis Brenner and interdisciplinary artist Muyassar Kurdi
• The Java Project (252 Java Street): Masquerade, featuring photography, drawings, and other works by Miles Ladin
• Auxiliary Projects (212 Norman Avenue)
• Calico (67 West Street #203): paintings by Christian DeFilippo
• The Yard (33 Nassau Avenue)
• Dusty Rose (67 West Street #216): textile works by Frank Locke
• Soft Opening (570 Manhattan Avenue)
• Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Avenue): Greenpoint-based paintings by Greenpoint-based artist, Steve Wasterval

More details to be announced! Visit the Facebook event for more, and once you’re done bumping around the neighborhood, join us at Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Avenue) from 9 pm onward for our after-party.

Greenpoint Gallery Night is a grassroots neighborhood event established in 2013, organized by Scott Chasse of Calico.

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Japanese Restaurant and Ballroom to Open at Former OUTPUT Location

OUTPUT (74 Wythe Ave.) (via Google Maps)

A Japanese restaurant and events space with a retractable glass roof and rooftop lounge will move into the former home of OUTPUT at 74 Wythe Ave. in Williamsburg.

A representative for the developer, Joshua Kaiser presented the plans for the new venue to Brooklyn Community Board 1 at last week’s public hearing.

OUTPUT opened in 2013 and was known for its no-hassle door policy and late-night dance parties that sometimes drew the ire of neighbors over the noise levels. Continue reading

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Cato’s Teams Up with Fjällräven to Bring Sweden to Greenpoint (Sat, Oct 19)

This Saturday, October 19th (2-6PM) Cato’s Army & Navy (654 Manhattan Ave) is celebrating the Fall/Winter season with a Swedish twist! Everyone is invited to enjoy free coffee by local cafe Konditori and Peter Pan pastries while learning about waxing garments and the latest fashion collection by outdoor equipment & clothing brand Fjällräven.

Waxing is a natural way to increase wind and water resistance to your garment. And if you already own a Fjällräven piece, you can get it waxed by Fjällräven reps for free!

Beloved by all Greenpointers, Cato’s Army & Navy have remained in business for over 44 years by consistently carrying only the highest quality workwear and outdoor gear and according to co-owner Marcin Rak, Fjällräven has been an important brand to continue this tradition.

Marcin says, “this company’s principles really resonated with us.” “They are a perfect fit for our community and the type of brand we wanted in our store.” He went on to say that, “People in our neighborhood always cared about each other and their community.” “Having a company that cares passionately for the environment just made sense to us.” In fact, Fjällräven is joining the United Nation’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action establishing itself as an industry leader in addressing climate change. Continue reading

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