Greenpoint This Week: Building Boom, Canceled Speeches, Newtown Creek Transformation, and More!

The Bayside Oil storage site is now tank-less and demolition is complete at the future Bushwick Inlet Park expansion (courtesy of Christine Murray)

Welcome to the weekend Greenpoitners! If the weather holds out there will be two movie screenings tonight: “Peter & The Wolf” at Transmitter Park at 6 pm, and “Adventureland” at 50 Kent Street Pop-up Park at 7:45 pm. On Saturday, free art activities are planned near McCarren Park with the Art Heart Bus including tie-dye shirt and dream catcher making.” Have a fun and safe weekend, and in the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines:

A Holocaust Revisionist was canceled from appearing in Greenpoint after community outrage. The speaker was also canceled in Queens and Connecticut. (Greenpointers) (Queens Chronicle) (Hartford Courant)

Governor Cuomo will take his second victory lap around the Kosciuszko Bridge next week for the official grand opening (invite only) of the $873 million bridge’s second span. (Greenpoint Post)

Is Greenpoint’s building boom transforming the neighborhood? (NY Post)

New luxury waterfront tower “The Greenpoint” is one of the top-selling condo buildings in NYC. (Real Estate Weekly)

The area around Newtown Creek is undergoing a transformation. (Curbed NY)

Teens led police on a wild car chase through Williamsburg damaging several vehicles. (ABC)

The city finally towed a broken down vehicle after it sat on Huron Street for a month where it was turned into a gallery piece. (Streetsblog)

Take a look inside the massive Williamsburg art exhibit “Beyond The Streets.” (NY Times)

More than 400,000 Revel rides were taken in North Brooklyn and Queens in the past 2.5 months as the scooter fleet expands. (Brooklyn Eagle)

A dog snatched from outside Green Corner Fish & Farmers Market in Williamsburg was reunited with its owner. (PIX11)

Win Son Bakery, a Taiwanese cafe is coming to Williamsburg. (Eater NY)

Hear from the head of the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance on the issues facing North Brooklyn’s greenspace. (Brooklyn Reporter)

Moore Street Market in East Williamsburg is getting a $2.7 million makeover. (6sqft)

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