Greenpoint This Week: Manhattan Avenue Closings and Planned Openings, Historic District Map, NYC Marathon, and More!
Happy post-Halloween Friday Greenpointers! If you’re still in the holiday spirit, there’s a Día de Los Muertos-themed dance party tonight at Magick City (37 Box St.).
Put your green thumb to use this Saturday and help Transmitter Park’s plants prepare ahead of the frost, and later in the day hangout with your neighbors at Java St. Community Garden for some family-friendly activities.
On Sunday, more than 50,000 runners will pass through the neighborhood for the 2019 NYC Marathon. As usual, the race will pass through Manhattan and Greenpoint avenues, before heading over the Pulaski Bridge via McGuiness Blvd, which will be closed to traffic North of Calyer Street starting at 8 a.m. along with many other Greenpoint street closures. Here’s the complete list of the traffic alerts via the 94th Precinct.
For more weekend fun, check out what’s happening, and in the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines:
- Tomcats Barbershop |(135 India St.) was closed abruptly by its out-of-state owner, but employees plan to open a new Greenpoint shop together. (Greenpointers)
- A new illustrated map of Greenpoint’s Historic District was nearly 10 years in the making. (Greenpointers)
- Plant shop Soft Opening (570 Manhattan Ave.) will move this week to Nassau Avenue to focus on building an online store. (Greenpointers)
- North Brooklyn has the most people employed in the creative sector out of any NYC region. (Greenpointers)
- Permits were approved this week for alterations for a “new drug store” at the former Natural Garden (750 Manhattan Ave.). (Greenpointers)
- The Domino Sugar development’s first office space Ten Grand Street hit the market.
- Museum of Food and Drink’s new exhibit explores African-American culinary history. (Time Out)
- Developer Simon Baron lists 12 Franklin St. for nearly $50 million after purchasing the building for $24 million in 2016. (Commercial Observer).
- Where did all of Greenpoint’s art spaces go? (HYPERALLERGIC)
- The West Street bike lane that is overrun with cars worries advocates about a Fort Greene bike lane with a similar planned design. (Patch)
- Greenpoint Taxi drivers showcase their style. (The Cut)
- The Rabsky Group filed plans for 269 Wallabout St. one day after pre-filing plans for 58 Union Ave. (The Real Deal)
- Seven years after Superstorm Sandy, Brooklyn’s federal flood maps are still from 2007. (Brooklyn Eagle)
- The famous steakhouse Peter Luger allegedly isn’t what it used to be. (NY Times)
- A man is wanted for throwing bleach in an employee’s face at a Williamsburg Planet Fitness. (ABC 7)