Good afternoon, Greenpointers.
What an eventful week for our neighborhood! And it seems like the fun is set to continue this weekend, with so many fun events going on.
Kristen Gonzalez won the Democratic primary for State Senate, with heavy support from our pocket of Brooklyn. Without a Republican challenger, she’ll join Assemblymember Emily Gallagher in Albany next year. Our new congressional representative Nydia Velázquez easily won reelection.
This weekend presents ample opportunities to get out and about in North Brooklyn. Dance the night away with a disco night at the Polish and Slavic Center. Meet your neighbors and enjoy free ice cream with a social celebrating Big Night’s first anniversary. Hit up the Borinquen Triangle Street Party hosted by Ensenada and Taqueria Ramirez. Still need weekend ideas? Check out our official guide here.
In less fun news, construction on the Greenpoint ferry stop has been delayed yet again. Greenpointers got the exclusive scoop from both elected officials and owner Lendlease.
We profiled the new tattoo parlor Cake Is a Lie and Quang Nguyen, executive chef of the recently opened Cool World. Attention to our younger readers, a new Glossier store will open in Williamsburg this fall!
Great news for South Williamsburg residents — renovations to La Guardia Playground have been completed.
Unfortunately, yet another fire in Williamsburg has caused massive damage to a local business and apartments. Consider donating to Cafe Argentino if you can.
On this day in Greenpoint history, 62 years ago, we were dealing with polio. For some reason, we’re now dealing with it again! Yikes!
In and around North Brooklyn
Light Industry, whose time in Greenpoint is approaching the end, got a nice tribute in Filmmaker Magazine.
Mitsuki Japanese Market had its grand opening this week! Swing by at 703 Manhattan Ave to show them some love!