Vendor Call!! Greenpointers Indie Makers Market!! (Sept 16)

On Sunday, September 16th, 2018 alongside TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint, we are taking over BIBA of Williamsburg (110 Kent Ave) to feature 20-25 talented independent makers, artists, and crafters!

Formerly a rubber factory, BIBA is now home to an original beer hall that leads out into an outdoor patio that borders the East River State Park. With vintage charm and spectacular views of the NYC skyline, we are expecting thousands of visitors to come celebrate the local community around creativity, food, and drink!

We are looking for beautifully designed, high quality, handcrafted goods of the recycled, upcycled, ethically produced, environmentally friendly variety. Sound like you? Apply here or down at the bottom of this post.

TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint 2017

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Shots fired in Greenpoint Near 50 Cent, 6ix9ine Video Shoot

50 Cent and 6ix9ine via Gothamist

On Tuesday around 9pm, a gunman on Noble St. fired 8 rounds from a 9mm semi-automatic weapon while 50 Cent and newcomer 6ix9ine filmed a music video for their newest collaboration, Get the Strap, on West St. Nobody was hurt.

Gothamist reports that sources connected to 6ix9ine say the gunman was not targeting any of the rappers on the scene.

The NYPD is currently investigating the shooting.

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Volunteer: Weed-O-Rama at Transmitter Park (8/18)

Wildflowers in Transmitter Park. Photo: Megan Penmann
Wildflowers in Transmitter Park. Photo: Megan Penmann

Unfortuantely for some, “Weed-o-rama” doesn’t refer to 420—Transmitter Park is holding the event this Saturday (8/18)  for volunteers to help weed the gardens after recent rains have produced an excessive amount of pesky greens.

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Foodie Night Market, Public Paddle and Universal Love — What’s Happening, Greenpoint (8/15 – 8/21)

WEDNESDAY 8/15

♫☺Happy Beginnings #1 Variety Show 8.15 @ C’mon Everybody (325 Franklin Ave.), 8pm, $15, Buy Tix 
♫ FULL FLEX with Darling Chuck, Sheepshead, DJ Far East
@ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, FREE, RSVP
♫ House Of Vogue: NYC Black Pride Edition @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave.) 10pm, $10, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 8/16

# Goodie Foodie Night Market @ Space Ninety 8 (98 N 6th St.) 6pm, FREE, More Info
* Tarot for Sexual Empowerment @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave.) 7pm, $25, Buy Tix
♦ Liv in Love premiere / dance party @ Peer Space (1080 Wyckoff Ave.), 8:30pm, premier at 8:30, party til 4, FREE, Buy Tix
♫ Summer of Bondfire Opening Party! Featuring stringsNskins @ GAMBA Forest (17 Division Pl.), 8pm, $5 suggested, More Info
Light Ham and Dan at Williamsburg Music Center @ Williamsburg Music Center (367 Bedford Ave.), 9pm, $10, More Info

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Endless Summer: Free (or cheap) North Brooklyn Must-Dos

Movie in Transmitter Park. Photo: Megan Penmann

August is like the Sunday of summer, so why not get the most of out this month? There’s still so much fun to be had, even as summer winds down to a slow and humid crawl.

Here are some ideas to have a great and wallet-friendly summer right here in North Brooklyn: Continue reading

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Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop Will Finally Open August 29th!

Paulie Gee's slice
Paulie Gee’s slice, via Instagram

The wait is finally over. Starting at the end of this month, you can get Paulie Gee’s famous ‘za by the slice at his new Slice Shop on Franklin (110 Franklin Street). Paulie formally announced the August 29th opening on Instagram this weekend, to thousands of thrilled fans, with many offering to taste test before the official opening.

Despite the hoards of psyched-as-hell foodies, the pizza shop originally faced neighborhood opposition from Noble Street neighbors when the plans for the shop began a few years back. Almost 300 residents signed a petition in an attempt to prevent the shop getting a liquor license, out of concerns about late night crowds and excessive noise.

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New Greenpoint Magic Show is Utterly Spellbinding

Skeptics, leave your doubts at the door — Siegfried Tieber is casting a spell on Greenpoint.

Yes, he’s an entertainer named Siegfried. No, he’s not that Siegfried. “My father was born and raised in Austria, which explains the name,” he tells his audience. “My mother was born and raised in Colombia, which explains the hair.”

Tieber dazzles in his one-man show See/Saw, a singular and spectacular event produced by Atlas Obscura now extended through September 9. Located at 122 Franklin Street, See/Saw inhabits a converted storefront where Tieber entertains a small audience with his sleight of hand artistry. Most of the tricks are card-based — though a dollar bill does make a splashy cameo — with each illusion ranging from mystifying to downright ludicrous. All 90 minutes are packed with unmissable moments. Continue reading

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Free Live Jazz in McGolrick Park Thursday 8/16

Musicians in McGolrick

There was a time not long ago when you had to travel to Manhattan jazz clubs and pay a cover just to listen to great jazz, but that is no longer true and great jazz has arrived locally in Greenpoint. Thursday, August 16 from 7pm-9pm in McGolrick Park some of the best local jazz musicians will show their virtuosity and their love of this unique art form, presented by OSA (The Open Space Alliance of North Brooklyn) at the location of the new Earth-shaped Ziemia sculpture in the middle of the park.

The driving force behind the emergence of local jazz is Jesse Lynch, a classical pianist who fell in love with jazz. He has amazing dexterity and a great left hand, suiting him to playing even the most demanding jazz melodies.

Lynch arrived in Greenpoint looking for a place to practice and play intimate local gigs with other highly talented musicians. These underground sessions evolved into what Lynch has named The Vortex, a monthly series in his private loft featuring rotating combinations of musicians playing jazz standards and original compositions in an intimate, casual setting. Though the musicians might change from session to session, the quality of the music does not and there is a unique vibe and energy to Lynch’s sessions that listeners will also hear in McGolrick Park on Thursday. Continue reading

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The Meat Hook’s Thursday Summer BBQ Series is Back!

meat hook bbq series 2018

The ‘hood’s whole animal butcher The Meat Hook (397 Graham Ave) has brought back their summer backyard BBQ series on Thursdays through mid-September. Each week they’re collaborating with a different restaurant and brewery to bring you some tasty grub and bevs. This week, Thursday, August 16th, they’ll be collaborating with Okonomi/Yuji Ramen (150 Ainslie St) and local KCBC beer. Continue reading

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LA Band Tiny Stills Comes to Gold Sounds August 29

Power pop band Tiny Stills is taking their sophomore album Laughing Into the Void on the road! The band comes to Gold Sounds (44 Wilson Ave) on August 29. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased here.
Tiny Stills is a power pop band from Los Angeles influenced by Courtney Barnett, That Dog, and 90s/00s rock. Their first album, Falling is like Flying, was released in 2014 and was a direct response to the isolation and anxiety that comes from life changing events after front-person and founding member Kailynn West was held up at gunpoint. It’s upbeat and pop-y melodies were born from a desire to make something that felt and sounded nothing like the she felt at the time — happy. Since then, West has been the nucleus of the project with a rotating cast of band members, but most recent lineup includes Harry Foster (bass), Zach Comtois (guitar), and Tony Thaxton (drums).
Tiny Stills released their sophomore album, Laughing Into the Void, on June 1. The record premiered in full on Music Connection. Full of brutal honesty, crunchy guitars, and catchy melodies, Laughing into the Void is here to help you remember that even the worst days have a silver lining: at least you’re not alone.
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Previewing, Pumping and Polluting – The Hook-up (8/10)

Happy Friday, Greenpoint!

There has been much in the news this week about L-pocalypse, what with this weekend’s L closure, and the city’s cap on ride-share vehicles, but that’s not all. On Monday, the MTA showed of it’s L-ternative bus routes to city officials, who rode public transit throughout the two-mile route.

While there are few things as dirty as the way the MTA has been handling the L-train closure, it turns out that one quarter of the city’s most polluted sites are in Greenpoint and Williamsburg.  Continue reading

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