Open Waters Control Plan, Comm Comm, Shadow Play, Happy Baking Class — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/29-2/4)

Literary vibes and local roots are budding at this year’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn-themed Greenpointers Valentine’s Market!  On Sunday, Feb 9th, 1-7pm, under the rustic wooden beams of the restored Greenpoint loft (67 West St 5th Flr), we’re celebrating our love of local with 60+ of Brooklyn’s best indie crafters. Sip on seasonal brews and shop your heart away from a curated selection of swoon-worthy treasures and tasty treats. There will be lots of FREE activities including face painting, henna tattoos, massages, tarot card readings and a special Valentine’s scratch-off station for kids. This year we’ve put together an epic tree-filled 3D photo booth to capture those awesome selfies! FREE gift bags of art supplies by Blick Art Materials for the first 100 guests! RSVP today and join us for the most unique shopping experiences in Brooklyn!


* Citywide Open Waters Long Term Control Plan Public Meeting – Recommended Plan @ CUNY School of Law (2 Court Square W), 630pm, FREE, DEP (NYC Water) will be presenting plans to address the ongoing billions of gallons of Sewage Overflow that pollute the East River, Hudson River, Harlem River, Upper and Low Bay and Staten Island waterway every year, More Info
* North Brooklyn Extinction Rebellion Planning Meeting
 @ PencilWorks (61 Greenpoint Ave), 7pm, FREE, Buzz 954 & come up to the 6th floor. Head through the doors to the back of the floor, More Info
♫ Anjali Rose Ariah & RainJohannes Eva LoVullo San Dellla @ 66th Congress (66 Greenpoint Ave), 7pm, $10 (door), More Info
♫ Comm Comm 2020 @ Bushwick Inlet Park Community Building (86 Kent Ave), 630pm, FREE, join the Comm Comm, an open forum and independent entity that acts as a platform for information sharing, networking, and – in accordance with the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance, RSVP


*♫ 1st Annual Concert to Benefit City Harvest @ The Gutter (200 N 14th St) 8pm, $10 (door), celebrate with live music and help us reach the goal of $30k for City Harvest! More Info
* Environmental Justice & Health Working Group @GreenDesk (240 Kent Ave), 630pm, FREE, North Brooklyn Neighbors’ will bring neighbors together to develop community-based strategies to combat issues of air pollution, legacy toxins, toxic sites, and trash & waste, More Info
^ Art & Story Series @ The Moore Street Market “La Marqueta de Williamsburg” (110 Moore St), 430pm, FREE, come learn about the Three Kings and participate in an art activity! More Info
# Black Rabbit Review Issue 2 @ Archestratus Books & Foods (160 Huron St), 7pm and 8pm, $40, Featuring music, readings and more! More Info
♫ Changing the Narrative with Monument @ Getaway Brooklyn, (158 Green St) 8pm, $8, a special panel on how we can open up the conversation about alcohol addiction and recovery, More Info Continue reading

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Three Greenpoint Avenue Apartment Buildings Sell for $29 Million

105 – 115 Greenpoint Avenue has sold for $29 million, the same buildings were sold for $23.8 million in 2014. (Image via Google Maps)

A series of apartment buildings on Greenpoint Avenue were recently sold in a package deal for $29 million.

Red Brick Properties sold 105-115 Greenpoint Ave. to “an entity linked to Alberto Smeke Sabo” known as YD Development, the Commercial Observer reports. Continue reading

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Volunteer With After-School Art Program at Eckford Street Studio

Eckford Street Studio is seeking volunteers for two hours every Monday for their after-school art program. (Image courtesy of Eckford Street Studio)

The Greenpoint-based community art space Eckford Street Studio (70 Eckford St.) is seeking volunteers to assist with their Monday after-school art program.

“We are looking for VOLUNTEERS to help out with our donation-based Community Monday program,” ESS posted on Instagram. “This is a great opportunity for artists, students, and anyone else who is looking to build community connections and (or) gain experience in the art education world!” Continue reading

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New Deli Coming to American Deli Market Location, Fox & Fawn Relocating, and more Greenpoint Business Changes

Work to open a new deli at 97 Franklin Street began this week.

A new deli will open at the storefront of a former Franklin Street deli, and a Manhattan Avenue second-hand shop will relocate a few doors down, among other local openings and closings.

American Deli Market (97 Franklin St.) closed in the fall of 2018 due to a rise in rent after approximately 20 years on the corner of Noble and Franklin Streets, and on Monday early work began to open a new deli work at the storefront. A man standing in front of 97 Franklin St. on Monday who identified himself as a co-owner said that renovations will take two months and that he’s also a co-owner of the bodgea at 887 Manhattan Ave. in the LA Pizza space.

The night in October 2018 that the iconic sign came down at American Deli Market.

Manhattan Avenue vintage shop Fox & Fawn (570 Manhattan Ave.) is currently having a major sale to clear out stock and will close on Tuesday ahead of their move to a new space down the avenue.

Fox and Fawn is closing their 670 Manhattan Ave. location on Tuesday and will reopen in February. (Image via Google Maps)

The new location of Fox & Fawn will relocate this week to 599 Manhattan Avenue to the storefront of a former pet supply store with a a target opening as the second week in February.

On the same block at 674 Manhattan Ave. Hair Bar & Make Up Lounge opened at the former location of Bar Uni. This marks the second location for the salon from owner Lisa Albanese who opened the original Hair Bar & Make Up Lounge in Bellmore, Long Island in 2012.


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On the northern end of Manhattan Avenue the takeout sushi spot Oishi Sushi (929 Manhattan Ave.) closed earlier this month and a “for rent” sign is currently on the front of the building.

Oishi Sushi closed in early January.



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Williamsburg Chosen for Neighborhood Safety Coalition to Combat Hate Crimes

Mayor de Blasio announced the creation of neighborhood coalitions last Friday to combat hate crimes. (Courtesy of the Mayor’s office)

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the creation of neighborhood-oriented groups to help counteract the rise in hate crimes in New York City.

Three Neighborhood Safety Coalitions will operate in Williamsburg, Crown Heights, and Borough Park and will be overseen by de Blasio’s Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes that was launched last year. Continue reading

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Planting seeds of love! “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” Valentine’s Market is COMING (2/9): 60+ indie crafters, soju cocktails, free massages, poetic tarot, henna and so much more!

Artwork by Julia Moak

Get ready, Greenpoint! Sunday February 9th from 1-7 p.m. Greenpointers is showing love the Brooklyn way at our annual Valentine’s Market! This year’s vibe is all about setting down roots, literary love, Brooklyn classics and trees!! So grab your bae, beau, BFF or that hot secret crush and spend the day celebrating your love for your favorite Brooklyn neighborhood. We’ve gone ahead and hand-picked some of the finest indie crafters in the borough. These 60+ vendors will be on-hand tempting Greenpointers with lust-worthy treasures that will have you dreaming for more. From colorful coaster sets, custom-cut shades, artisanal chocolates and spicy hot sauces—there’s a ‘lil something for everyone looking to score.

Handcrafted goods made in Brooklyn


RSVP on FB and let us know you’re coming! FREE gift bags of art supplies by Blick Art Materials for the first 100 guests! Continue reading

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Fashion Sundae: Episode 27

Courtesy of Watching New York

For this weeks’ peak at Bedford Avenue fashion, Watching New York captures more wonderful winter coats with an emphasis on animal prints; leopard and cheetah prints are everywhere this winter adding a touch of fun to the grey season. Check out more looks spotted in Williamsburg last week for Fashion Sundae episode 27. Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: Neighborhood Safety Coalition, West Street Truck Takeover, Park Deli Reopens, and More!

Trucks lined up on West Street from Huron to Noble St. this morning at around 4 a.m. idling in the protected bike lane, residents say.

Happy Friday Greenpointers! If you live near the West Street waterfront then you likely had an early morning with a greeting from the dozens of trucks parked in the West Street bike lane headed to Greenpoint Landing.

Also on Friday, Mayor de Blasio launched three anti-hate crime Neighborhood Safety Coalitions in Brooklyn to coordinate with the recently-formed Office of Prevention of Hate Crimes; one coalition is to be based in Williamsburg.

Next Monday, NYC Parks will present its design of the Motiva portion of Bushwick Inlet Park to the Parks & Waterfront Committee of Community Board 1 in a public meeting at 86 Kent Ave. from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Designs for Ericsson Playground and Ten Eyck Plaza will also be discussed.

If you need to unwind this weekend here’s what’s happening, and in the meantime catch up on this weeks’ headlines from around the neighborhood: Continue reading

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Watch as Construction Trucks Convene For Blocks on West Streets’ Protected Bike Lane

Greenpoint Landing construction trucks lined up for blocks on Friday morning parked on the West Street Protected bike lane.

Residents living near the Greenpoint waterfront were treated to a pageant of dozens of construction trucks idling in the West Street protected bike lane while waiting for entrance to a nearby construction site early Friday morning.


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 A video captured by local resident Craig Rohrer shows the trucks sitting in the bike lane on West Street on Friday morning.

Françoise Olivas, a Greenpoint resident of over 16 years who lives near West Street, hears construction noise consistently beginning around 4 a.m., which she says is the legal start time for the West Street-adjacent developments to make noise due to a special permit.

“We woke up at 3:50 a.m. this morning and on Tuesday it was the same thing,” she said. Olivas walked outside to the East River Studios building next to Transmitter Park at 4 a.m. this morning where she suspected the idling trucks were originating. Continue reading

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Park Designs to be Presented at CB1 Parks and Waterfront Committee Meeting (1/27)

Bushwick Inlet Park’s future expansion includes the Motiva site which is adjacent to the former Bayside tank site.

Designs of four North Brooklyn parks will be reviewed at the Brooklyn CB1 Committee on Parks and Waterfront meeting scheduled for next Monday.

The meeting is open to the public and takes place on Monday, Jan. 27th at 6:30PM at the Bushwick Inlet Park building (86 Kent Ave.). Continue reading

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