Merry Christmas, Greenpoint — The Hook-Up 12/25

Presumably Santa's house. Photo: DNAinfo
Presumably Santa’s house. Photo: DNAinfo

You’ve seen the gingerbread house on Humboldt Street — now meet the man behind the candy cane trim.

It may be too late to look, but it’s not too late to read on in horror. Here’s a closer look at what motivates the man who got up close and personal with Newtown Creek’s cesspool of puke.

The votes are in and the funds are allocated. Here’s the next batch of projects that will be funded by the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (also known as ExxonMobil hush money). Here’s a closer look at one of them: the Greenpoint Monitor Museum, which celebrates the history of a Civil War ship built and launched from West Street in 1862.

Local synthpop duo Chairlift had some things to tell Vice about our motherland, including some nice things about the G Train and a local celebrity, the Fence Humper.

Some locals noted an uptick in police activity around the neighborhood this week. In what may or may not be a related event, an elderly man was found dead in the East River by Transmitter Park.

It’s not exactly news that North Brooklyn gets dumped on, quite literally, by the rest of the city, but here’s a pretty comprehensive look at the backstory on all of that.

If you’ve got roots in Greenpoint, or even if you’re a relatively new transplant, the Brooklyn Public Library wants to hear from you. Archivists are collecting photographs and oral histories of Brooklyn for the Our Streets, Our Stories project.

On that note, watch a local church transform miraculously into a boxy condo building.

About Steph Koyfman

Steph divides her time between writing about stuff happening in 2015 and dancing to jazz-era music. She calls the swanky Newtown Creek waterfront home. Follow her on Twitter: @stephkoyfman

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