Good afternoon, Greenpointers.

Boy, have these past few weeks left me with a lot of questions about our neighborhood. Where did that dolphin come from? Who will win August 23rd’s primary election? Will the new restaurant Cool World finally break the curse of 905 Lorimer Street? And who the hell was swimming in the East River last week?

I can’t promise you the answers, but I CAN promise you some great stories to catch up on.

We kicked off the week with a profile of Krystyna Dura, owner of the celebrated Polish restaurant Christina’s, who is now selling her eponymous space. NYC Restaurant Week turns 30, and plenty of Williamsburg restaurants are offering deals.

Two cool new businesses are now calling Greenpoint home — Woods Grove and Green Gooding. Very earthy!


To what we’re sure is the surprise of no one, questionable smells and waste disposal practices in Greenpoint are nothing new.

Local resident Françoise Olivas announced that she has ended her campaign for State Senate, endorsing Elizabeth Crowley in the process. Bushwick Inlet Park just reopened its soccer field after weeks of renovations. The Reverend documentary will open at Nitehawk Williamsburg next week.

We spoke to local parents about how city-wide budget cuts are affecting neighborhood schools. A good Samaritan saved a boy from nearly drowning at the McCarren Park Pool.

In and around North Brooklyn

Were the East River swimmers connected to this recent Pool+ event? An event dedicated to having a pool in….the East River?

ArtsDistrict Brooklyn opened on Franklin Street this week.

CBS New York profiled Tula House Plants on Meserole Avenue

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