Now that the Greenpoint Courier is gone, The Brooklyn Optimist is taking a look at Greenpoint’s two remaining newspapers, The Gazette and The Star. – The Brooklyn Optimist
The New York Times has an interesting story on Greenpoint photographer Anders Goldfarb including a fantastic slideshow of a dozen of his shots. “In 1998, Mr. Goldfarb began photographing in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, riding his bike around the area and looking for the peculiar beauty of vinyl siding, peeling paint and razor wire. Using filters to reveal the cumulus clouds on beautiful sunny days, he brought a sense of clarity and order to photographs of abandoned gas stations and burned-out buildings.” Props to my old friend Skee in the photo below! – The City Visible
Speaking of photography, Shooting Brooklyn has this GREAT Greenpoint shot that I am in love with. – Shooting Brooklyn
Last weekend was the end for Jan and Äya which I cannot say surprises me one tiny bit. It was cute but I’d really like to see Greenpoint stay away from ultra expensive stores with three things inside. But even more importantly, what will be there next?! – Racked
Forgotten NY takes a stroll down Greenpoint Avenue from Brooklyn through Queens. Forgotten NY via Queens Crap
Although today’s snow is no indication that it’s the first day of Spring, Dalaga is having a “Here Comes The Sun” sale starting Saturday with 10% off all skirts and tops. In addition they’re going to be carrying ladies only gear from now on so any remaining men’s items are a whopping 75% off. – Dalaga Newsletter
Although it’s not in Greenpoint, LIC is mighty close and Water Taxi Beach is da bomb, but maybe you’re feeling a little more fancy schmancy? Enter the Long Island City boutique hotel rooftop. “There’ll be cabanas, frozen drinks, unparalleled views of the Queensboro Bridge, and a menu of “gourmet” fish tacos, mini-burritos, and lamb sliders, all under a retractable roof. Converted trolley cars will pick up partyers from nearby subway stations. As if all this weren’t enough, a smaller roof deck will serve as an outdoor movie theater.” Wow. – Grub Street
Miss Emily Farris may have moved from New York but she’s coming back to do a cooking class at Brooklyn Kitchen next month. Cooking for Broke Dummies will show you how to make at least five dinners for under $5 each. – Brooklyn Kitchen
Barry Manilow – the original Williamsburg hipster? He says he was a geek but aren’t they the same thing? – GQ
that is really exciting about Brooklyn Bowl. I had no idea they would be ready so soon.
I hate to take any joy in others failings, but the fewer bourgeois boutiques like jan and aya, the better.
I had a brief love affair with that same building as well, using a little installation art (wheatpasting one of my short stories to it).
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