Greenpoint This Week: Open Streets in North Brooklyn, Closed Circles in the Park, Dance Parties on the Street, and More!
Happy weekend Greenpointers! New York’s PAUSE is officially extended through May 28th and five Upstate regions have been cleared to reopen in stages, while NYC can look forward to more “open streets.”
In a sign that balance is returning to the neighborhood, both Acapulco (1116 Manhattan Ave.) and Oxomoco (128 Greenpoint Ave.) reopened this week. The restaurant and business landscape is constantly changing and the revamped “Essentially Open” map from North Brooklyn Neighbors and co. now lists over 600 Greenpoint and Williamsburg businesses and services operating during the coronavirus crisis.
An entry to be added to the map: The new Williamsburg location of Colombian roasters PQ Coffee which will open on Saturday at 34 N. 6th St. following months of delays.
This Sunday’s McGolrick Park Farmers Market will be the first where a pre-order and pickutp option is available via phone app, although the weekly deadline to place a pre-order is Thursday.
If you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity then the Met Council has a job for you at their new emergency food pantry in Greenpoint.
Remember to wear a mask, and In the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines from around the neighborhood:
- Domino Park’s lawn received a social distancing makeover. (Greenpointers)
- 21 Greenpoint owner Homer Murray and his father raised money for laid-off restaurant workers with their nacho-making skills. (Greenpointers)
- Open Streets have come to Williamsburg and Greenpoint to help maintain social distancing, (Greenpointers)
- Meet Barbara Williams, a do-gooder in Williamsburg helping to deliver food to senior citizens during the pandemic. (The CITY)
- Dance parties are already breaking out on Williamsburg’s “open streets.” (Brooklyn Paper)
- A woman was shot in the face after answering her door in Williamsburg. (ABC7)
- Police are investigating the deaths of two men at an apartment at Debevoise Ave. near Jackson St. (amNY)
- An anti-Semitic attack on Ross St. resulted in the arrest of a couple charged with a hate crime. (NY1)
- Williamsburg-based VICE laid off 155 employees. (Gothamist)
- State Senators Julia Salazar received the endorsement of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders in her reelection bid. (Bushwick Daily)
- The NYS Nurses Association announced an endorsement for Assemblymember Joe Lentol for re-election.