Good afternoon, Greenpointers.

Early voting starts this weekend! Check out our guide to everything you need to know about local races, including our interview with State Senate candidate Mike Corbett.

Stretto is serving up sandwiches at Broken Land. The Parisian-inspired Deux Chats just opened in Williamsburg for seafood and cocktails. We spoke with Chef Matt Foley of Isla and Co. and the makers behind the local brand Tepache Gold.

Can’t wait until 2024 for the official Edy’s Grocer cookbook? Hopefully, this rosey fig and ricotta cake will tide you over.

Here’s the latest in our “Historical Greenpoint” series.


Bad news for local art — IRL Gallery has left Greenpoint for greener pastures in Manhattan. Good news for local art — The Brick has expanded with a spin-off space, and they’re looking for community support.

Whiplash for parents of school-age children. Though a judge recently threw out school budget cuts voted on by City Council, an appeals court just ruled in favor of the Adams administration, allowing the cuts to move forward (that is, until, another court case on August 29).

Union Pool is back and better than ever. We got the scoop on a weekly comedy show at Williamsburg venue Crystal Lake. Looking for something to do this weekend? Find inspiration here, including a relaxing wellness week from Grand Street BID.

Greenpointers scored an exclusive interview with Lendlease, the company that operates the India Street pier. They seemed confident that the ferry is on track to return at the end of the month. We’ll see!

In and around North Brooklyn

Thrillist found a secret Greenpoint bookstore hidden in a bodega.

Across the city, neighbors are divided on the issue of Open Streets (including here in Greenpoint/Williamsburg, but you already knew that.)

If you need to cool off, maybe head to the beach, or a preexisting pool, instead of building your own, as these Williamsburg tenants learned the hard way.

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