Good afternoon, Greenpointers.

It was a week heavy on food stories. And why not, as so many of our restaurants have earned Michelin recognition. Japanese spot Tonchin opened in Williamsburg recently. Edy of Edy’s Grocer will release a cookbook in 2024. Fini Pizza is set to open sometime soon. Le Gamin celebrated 30 years in the city. And we highlighted Kokomo’s fun Good Guice Thursdays.

Love paella but too intimidated to make it yourself? Start here. Will the ferry be back in August? Unclear, but construction is finally underway! Here’s the latest in our “Historical Greenpoint” series.

It’s set to be extremely hot this weekend, but you should still take advantage of all the neighborhood has to offer. The Kingsland Wildflowers Festival is returning for another year (check it out later in the evening for a slighter cooler experience). Catbird will host their first-ever block party, though they’re moving it inside for everyone’s safety and comfort.

Check out our list of local cooldown centers here.


A deceased dolphin washed up on the shore of Bushwick Inlet Park.

Here are some ways to be a good neighbor today — Polonia Bookstore needs community support. Pheasant set up a GoFundMe for Chef Sixto Bonilla, who was hit by a car and needs money for medical bills. Lastly, Greenpoint witnessed a tragic and rare violent crime this week with the murder of Law & Order crew member Johnny Pizarro. A GoFundMe has been set up in his name as well, and Greenpointers would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Pizarro’s loved ones.

In and around North Brooklyn

Curbed checked out what the good folks at Vital Climbing Gym were wearing.

Ever curious about what goes on at Film Noir Cinema? The New York Times profiled its proprietor.

The Classic Car Show is back at Greenpoint Terminal Market on Saturday.

The neighborhood’s rental crisis is so bad that people are trying to rent out sailboats

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