By Ella D

North Brooklyn PRIDE!

June is LGBTQ Pride Month and events, celebrations and parties have been popping up all over Brooklyn culminating in the huge Manhattan parade this weekend. And it couldn’t be more timely, with the Supreme Court ruling that there can be no more bans on same-sex marriage, the country has cried out in celebration for marriage equality, FINALLY.

Last Saturday North Brooklyn PRIDE Block Party was bumping, despite some cloudy skies and rain, check out some photos below:

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Greenpointers CMJ 2014 Guide!

STAY IN BROOKLYN THIS CMJ!

CMJ music marathon is upon us again, and before your head starts spinning trying to figure how, what, when and where to see the best music (and who that best music even is), we have crafted a special guide for North Brooklyn residents. You don’t have to hop all over the city to see the best new music- you can stay right here in Greenpoint and Williamsburg (and maybe venture into Bushwick). Continue reading

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TONIGHT! Brooklyn Collage Collective closing party

"Forces" Paper Collage, 7"x11" by Daniel Greer (2014) ©Daniel Greer

The Brooklyn Collage Collective (BCC) is back with its 3rd installment of the year. While they had an opening reception last week, they have a closing party tonight at 7:30pm with DJs, drinks, and food. Continue reading

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French Pastries Get Fancy at Charlotte Patisserie

Charlotte Patisserie's splendid pastry selection

Charlotte Patisserie  (596 Manhattan Avenue)  is like a little piece of France in Greenpoint. Although it’s been open since 2011, recent renovations and the addition of a dining room have given new life to the pastry shop, which also boasts a wonderful back yard surrounded by ivy- covered brick walls.

They have also expanded their menu to offer brunch and a casual but elegant dinner. Menu options include French classics like a croque monsieur, ratatouille, omelette, crepes, Niçoise salad and croquettes.
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Brooklyn Bands You Need To Hear: Northside Festival Recap

Beach Fossils at Warsaw on Friday

As a follow up to our Northside Festival preview, here is a recap of some of the shows we got to catch during the past weekend long festival.
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Greenpointers Guide to Northside Music 2014

Northside Fest 2014 is finally here. This year, the music portion runs from Thursday evening through Sunday night and the best part is, it all takes place right nearby, with several shows at Greenpoint venues.  But with 400+ bands and people with badges wandering around from venue to venue, the whole ordeal can get a little overwhelming, so we did you a favor and used our encyclopedic knowledge of indie music to curate some must-see shows for the weekend.

Here are our official Greenpointers picks:

THURSDAY

Sharon Van Etten
Sharon Van Etten is also fresh of the heels of a new release, her fourth album “Are We There,” and will be playing the Music Hall of Williamsburg Friday night. Please don’t blame me if Van Etten’s haunting voice, honest lyrics, and folk-tinged ballads cause you to have an emotional reaction- it happens to the best of us. (more info)

TEEN and Saint Pepsi
TEEN just released a new album, “The Way and Color” that has a new funky, soulful edge to it. They will be playing the Terrorbird Media, Carpark Records, Kanine Records, and Insound showcase at the Cameo Gallery, with Saint Pepsi, a disco-pop DJ playing right before them, it is sure to be a big dance party. (more info )

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