Strolling the McGolrick (Winthrop) Park farmers market is a Sunday tradition for many Greenpointers, and now that a section of the middle of the park is taken over by playground construction, with the available space reserved as a children’s play area, the market has had to move from its centrally located spot. As of a couple weeks ago, the Down To Earth Farmers Market is tightly lined up on the sidewalk on Monitor Street, at the back of the park where vendors say they’re not getting as much passerby foot traffic. Plus, many locals are used to walking through the center of the park and seeing the market, so a lot of people don’t even realize the market has moved. Continue reading
Consider yourself blessed, Brooklyn: the downtown and all’s-fair-in-love-and-cabaret artist Erin Markey is performing within walking distance from the L Train. Markey, whose preferred gender pronoun is they, has written — and is performing in — Singlet, a bold world premiere that is now playing at The Bushwick Starr through June 3 (207 Starr Street). Known for their one-of-a-kind and genre-defying Manhattan performances, Markey now comes to their home borough with a stunning and zippy world premiere. Continue reading
Looking for a new gig or side hustle? Check out this fresh round up of some Greenpoint-based jobs for the week of May 22nd.
Oxomoco (128 Greenpoint Ave) wants front of house staff and line cooks – no experience required!
Coffee bar by day, restaurant by night, Annicka (544 Manhattan Ave) also needs full-time line cooks.
A fine Italian restaurant (Naked Dog??) that’s open for dinner only is looking for some fine servers.
Latte art maven? Win over coffee lovers with your creations as a full-time barista at Variety Coffee (145 Driggs Ave).
A dental practice seeks a part-time dentist for a Tuesday shift.
Ramen Mafia (208 Franklin St) is coming soon and they need servers and bussers for full-time and part-time roles.
Kokus soft serve ice cream (90 Kent Ave) needs a logistics supervisor & driver for weekend Smorgasburg shifts. No word if that includes free dessert.
Espy Color Imagery (252 Driggs Ave) is looking for a full-time junior graphic designer.
Paid internship call: a studio (61 Greenpoint Ave) needs a lighting design intern asap.
This Thursday May 24th from 6pm-9pm, photo studio Brooklyn Grain (1166 Manhattan Avenue) is hosting a show of work by New York film shooters. This is the second in a series of exhibits curated by Brooklyn-based photographer Ethan Covey. Thursday night is also an opportunity to check out Brooklyn Grain’s beautiful space, where celebs and models have been photographed for high-end fashion labels and publications like Vogue magazine.
Paddle Newtown Creek, Enjoy a Waterfront Fire Pit + More: The North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Opening Bash is This Saturday!
The North Brooklyn Boat Club is truly a diamond in the rough of the polluted Newtown Creek waterway, bringing folks in our community together not only for boating and paddling but also environmental advocacy. For $40 a year you can become a member of the boat club, learn how to navigate Newtown Creek via kayak, and get access to paddling events, Boat Club parties and their shared upstate cabin. This Saturday, May 26th (from 1-6pm) is the Club’s annual opening day bash, where everyone is invited to join trained NBBC guides for free short canoe trips on Newtown Creek and out toward the East River, with stunning views of Manhattan. And you’ll be able to party on the shore with food and drinks while gathering around the fire pit. Their parties are always a fun time, and you can get to know your neighbors while taking in a unique view of the city.
North Brooklyn Boat Club Opening Day 2018 Celebration
Saturday, May 26 | 1pm-6pm
NBBC Broadway Stages Boatyard | 51 Ash St., under the Pulaski Bridge
This Saturday May 26th, we’ll officially get a new 1.8 acre popup park at 50 Kent Avenue between North 11th & North 12th Streets! The park, which is a temporary public space while the rest of Bushwick Inlet Park gets developed, will be open on weekends from 9am-5pm and at other times for special events. Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park promises, “Once open, there will be major room to spread out & lounge & picnic, plus there is a ton of programming planned such as yoga, movies, badminton, ultimate frisbee, stargazing, small circus and jazz music.” Plus, this Sunday May 27th kicks off Yoga In The Park by local studio Hosh Yoga, offering free all-level outdoor yoga sessions every Sunday from 10am-11am. Continue reading
Happy Friday, Greenpoint! For some of our neighbors, this has been a tough week. On Sunday, 500 Greenpoint residents lost their heat and hot water when National Grid cut service due to a water-damaged gas line.
But, Greenpoint isn’t entirely without modern conveniences, and a kickstarter campaign launched on Thursday wants to up the ante. The project calls for a floating pedestrian bridge connecting Greenpoint and Long Island City.
Speaking of Bridges, it became clear at Wednesday’s L-pocalypse Town Hall in Williamsburg that the Williamsburg Bridge can only handle 3 extra trains per hour over the current schedule, certainly not enough to meet the demands of ousted L riders. Continue reading
As far as stunning neighborhood icons with a deep hometown pedigree go, the Mechanics and Traders Bank of Greenpoint, at 144 Franklin Street, is hard to beat, and the entire 3-story 5,760 sqft gem could be yours for $6.5 Million! Continue reading
Stand-Up Potluck, Elvana, Art Rap Social and Sunday Supper—What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/16-5/22)
* Infrastructure Creek Walking Tour @Corner of Greenpoint/Kingsland, 7pm, $30, Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman will lead an exploration of the city’s largest sewer plants, tunnels, draw and truss bridges and rail yards, Buy Tix
* NYC Outdoor Adventure Kit Launch Party @ New York Distilling Company (79 Richardson St.), 7pm, $5, Adventure Kit partners will tell you about sweet summer adventures, Buy Tix
♫ The Fratellis @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.), 8pm, $30, Buy Tix
♫ Spring Has Sprung Christmas Miracle @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St.), 8:30pm, FREE, more info
^ Paragraph Brooklyn Launch Party @ Paragraph Brooklyn (84 Withers St.), 7pm, FREE, More Info
☺ Stand-up Potluck @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Avenue), 7:30pm, FREE, More Info
♫ Heat Wave Vol 1 @ The Paper Box (17 Meadow Street), 8pm, $5, Buy Tix
♫ Alex Zhang Hungtai & Gabriel Ferrandini, Brian Chase @ National Sawdust (80 N 6th St.), 10:30pm, $12, Buy Tix