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The Franchesca Mini Market between Eagle and Dupont has certainly seen better days. Not much word yet on what created the behemoth-shaped hole in the bodega’s storefront, but one tweet suggests it was a garbage truck accident.

Another Ben Stiller movie? It’s happening here in Greenpoint. The crew of Zoolander 2 is doing their film thing at the site of Hansel’s loft.

The Salvation Army is the latest community fixture to get priced out of the neighborhood. Its 981 Manhattan Ave. location is now on the market for the first time since 1973.

It’s not just one tree growing in Brooklyn anymore — it’s 500. This fall, Greening Greenpoint will be putting some of that Exxon settlement money to good use by planting and tending to the neighborhood’s trees. For those interested in volunteering, there’s a meeting happening Sept. 30 at the McCarren Play Center at 776 Lorimer St.

If you missed the town hall meeting on Wednesday, here’s an account of some of the complaints that were leveled against the Clay Street shelter and what possible next steps might look like.


Italian fare of the Michelin-star caliber is coming to Union Ave. and North 10th Street this fall. Missy Robbins of A Voce Madison and A Voce Columbus fame is opening her first restaurant, Lilia, inside a former auto body shop.

We might feel as though we’re living in a trash heap at times, but you can’t say it’s not an industrious trash heap.

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  1. Salvation Army is selling the building they own — just like they did over on Bedford Ave. That is cashing in; not getting priced out….

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