Greenpoint This Week: Market Mania, EPA Newtown Creek Plan, 2005 Rezoning and Displacement, and More!
It’s the weekend Greenpointers and if you haven’t heard, there are quite a few local markets sprouting up this Saturday and Sunday in the area, including our Greenpointers Nutcracker Holiday Market inside the historic Greenpoint Loft at 67 West St.
To help you navigate the next 48 hours of local holiday market mania, we compiled a ‘Must Do’ list of weekend activities in the neighborhood.
In the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines:
- Meet Ryan William Downey of the experimental theater group Title:Point. (Greenpointers)
- Preview the local makers and fun activities planned for the Greenpointers Nutcracker Holiday Market. (Greenpointers)
- The EPA proposed a plan to divert 61% of Newtown Creek’s combined sewage overflow, but is that enough? (Brooklyn Eagle)
- Brooklyn Bazaar said goodbye to Greenpoint Avenue with a punk rock show. (Brooklyn Vegan)
- North Brooklyn neighborhoods have some of the highest concentrations of lead exposure in NYC for children under the age of six. (Bklyner).
- Global art gallery Faurschou Foundation (148 Green St.) is set to open with a free show on December 15th. (Greenpointers)
- Despite Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s overall population growth of 20,000 people between 2000 and 2015, the neighborhoods lost approximately 15,000 Latinx residents. (Gothamist)
- A purported gang member is back on the streets just days after allegedly beating a 26 year old man to death in Williamsburg. (CBS)
- See how decorative plaster moldings are created by Greenpoint-based Foster Reeve studio. (House Beautiful)
- 25 Kent faces stiff competition as 7 million square feet of new Brooklyn office space is due to come to market over the next two years (Bisnow)
- Is East Williamsburg venue Sunnyvale closing? (Brooklyn Vegan)
- StreetEasy lists Williamsburg as the ‘top neighborhood to watch‘ as dozens of new buildings open and asking rents shoot upward. (Curbed)
- Can Williamsburg support seven hotels in close proximity that have opened over the last eight years? (Daily Beast)