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Greenpoint This Week: International Art Gallery, Greenpoint Landing Scandal, Bodega Stabbing, and More!

It’s the perfect weekend to hit the roof. (Image courtesy of Broadway Stages)

Happy Friday Greenpointers! With a beautiful weekend ahead you can hit the lush green roof at The 4th Annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival on Saturday, and keep an eye out for the Bat Signal on Saturday night. For other events check out what’s happening, and in the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines from around the neighborhood:  Continue reading

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Bat Signal to Light up Domino Sugar Factory For “Batman Day” (9/21)

The Bat Signal (courtesy of silvery/Flickr)

The famous bat signal will light up landmark buildings around the world on Saturday night for Batman Day, including the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, the NY Times reports.

The event marks the 80th anniversary of the caped DC Comics character and the lighting starts this Saturday at 8 p.m., more from the NY Times:

The bat-signal will be projected onto the sides of landmarks in each of 13 cities for four hours, beginning at 8 p.m. locally. A Batman Bat-Tracker clock on the DC website is counting down to the first lighting at Fed Square in Melbourne, Australia. In New York, the signal will be projected onto the former Domino Sugar refinery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The other cities on the bat-rotation are Tokyo, Johannesburg, Berlin, Rome, Paris, Barcelona, London, São Paulo, Montreal and Mexico City.

The final lighting will be at City Hall in Los Angeles, the location of a bat-signal in 2017 to honor Adam West — the Batman of the camp 1960s television series — when he died, at age 88.

 

 

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Greenpoint Landing Developers Broke State Law With de Blasio Donations

de Blasio (left) (courtesy of Kevin Case/Flickr) and Greenpoint Landing (right)

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s political fundraising tactics are facing an ethics probe as real estate developers will have to pay fines for donating to de Blasio’s non-profit while seeking contracts with his administration, Politico reports.

De Blasio’s Campaign for One New York received donations from Greenpoint Landing Developers, Brookfield Financial Properties and Toll Brothers in 2015 while the developers lobbied his administration. The state Joint Commission on Public Ethics announced on Thursday that the developers will pay a $65,000 fine for breaking state laws, Politico reports: Continue reading

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International Gallery Plans Permanent Exhibition Space in Greenpoint

Rendering of Faurschou New York at 148 Green St. (courtesy of Faurschou Foundation)

Greenpoint will be the home of the next gallery from the Faurschou Foundation which plans its grand New York City opening this November with a show at the new permanent exhibition space at 148 Green St.

The warehouse at 148 Green St. is undergoing renovations and will have 12000 square feet of space; most recently home to the wholesaler 79 South China Import INC., which relocated to Long Island.  Continue reading

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Kingsland Wildflowers Festival, Spirit Animal Opening, Art Book Fair — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (9/18-9/24)

WEDNESDAY 9/18

# Environmental Justice & Health Working Group Meeting @ Dupont Senior Housing (80 Dupont St), 630pm, FREE, help develop community-based strategies to combat issues of air pollution, legacy toxins, toxic sites, and trash & waste, More Info
♫ Salsa by the Water @ Domino Park, 6pm, FREE, lessons followed by open dance, with a live DJ, More Info
♦ In Conversation with Crash, Daze and Charlie Ahearn @ Beyond the Streets (25 Kent Ave) 7pm, FREE, a discussion on art, expression and New York City culture from then to now, RSVP
♦ Documentary Screening: “Frank Serpico” @ Swinging 60’s Senior Center (211 Ainslie St), 7pm, FREE, film screening and a Q&A discussion with filmmaker Antonino D’Ambrosio, RSVP

THURSDAY 9/19

♦ Poster Making Party @ North Brooklyn Neighbors (240 Kent Ave), 2pm, FREE, make a poster ahead of the  global climate strike; materials will be provided and kids are welcome, More Info
* Spirit Animal – Grand Opening @ Spirit Animal (20 Broadway), 7pm, FREE, celebrate the beginning of fall with amazing wines & bites, More Info
♦ Words With My Family @ Union Docs (322 Union Ave) 730pm, $10, films, and audio pieces in which makers bravely interview members of their own family with humorous, intimate and revealing results, Buy Tix
♫ Psychedelephant // Record Release + Listening Party @ Magick City (37 Box St), 730pm, $10-$25, Disco balls! Pretty lights and flowers! More Info Continue reading

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Is Sunnyside Yards the Next Hudson Yards?

Sunnyside Yards (courtesy of New York City Economic Development Corporation)

One of the highest-trafficked railyards in the U.S., Sunnyside Yards in Queens, is the subject of NYC Economic Development Corporation’s planning for a future mega-development.

Sunnyside Yards (courtesy of New York City Economic Development Corporation)

The EDC held its third Sunnyside Yards community planning meeting last Monday night, and the masterplan for the 180-acre site is expected to be released this winter, Gothamist reports. Continue reading

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Climate Week Events Happening in North Brooklyn

The 4th Annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival is on 9/21

A series of climate change-focused events and meetups over the next two weeks in Greenpoint and Williamsburg will mark Climate Week NYC, which coincides with the UN Climate Action Summit. The events are helping draw attention to the global climate crisis and to spark action. A large-scale climate strike will happen this Friday at noon at Foley Square and over one million NYC students have been granted permission to skip class to participate.

The local events kick off tonight with a happy hour from the NY League of Conservation Voters and culminate with a Tidal Toast hosted by Newtown Creek Alliance and Broadway Stages. Here’s the full list of events from the North Brooklyn Chamber Environmental Initiatives Committee: Continue reading

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Williamsburg Playspace for 0-6-Year-Olds Returns for Fall and Winter Run

Kid and Playspace will return this weekend with a play session on Saturday, September 21, from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. inside the gymnasium of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (1 Havemeyer St.) following a successful test-run last spring.

The independent, community-based playspace for young children ages 0-6 was started by North Brooklyn-based parents; play sessions are currently scheduled for select Saturdays beginning this weekend through March 28th, signup for the mailing list here. Continue reading

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Fashion Sundae Episode 8

It’s that time of the week where we take look at the styles and fashion spotted on the streets of Williamsburg for Fashion Sundae, from the lens of Watching New York. As the weather waffled last week between a pre-fall chill in the air and the remnants of summer heat, warmer layers such as winter hats and topcoats have started coming back into the mix. Check out this edition of Fashion Sundae:  Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: L Train Service Suspension, Cookies for Protestors, Rock Climbing Gyms and More!

TASTE Williamsburg and Greenpoint returns this Sunday.

Happy Friday (the 13th!) Greenpointers! It’s a good night to view the Harvest Moon as it coincides with today’s spooky date. Brooklyn Community Board 1 had its first public hearing in two months last Tuesday, and the full four-hour session is available here. If you want to support a good cause and sample local cuisine TASTE Williamsburg and Greenpoint is going down this Sunday, and here’s what’s happening this weekend. In the meantime, catch up on this week’s headlines:

An SUV crash killed a man in Greenpoint Thursday night. (Greenpointers)

A pair of new rock climbing gyms will open in 2020, including a 24-hour gym across from McCarren Park. (Greenpointers)

L Train service is suspended starting Friday night through Monday morning. (Pix 11)

2021 City Council candidate and Greenpointer Victoria Cambranes met her protestors with cookies at her campaign launch event. (Brooklyn Eagle)

An “ultimate itinerary” of Greenpoint dining including, you guessed it, Peter Pan, Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop and Di An Di. (Eater NY)

The facade of Greenpoint Landing tower Two Blue Slip nears completion. (YIMBY)


Get $15 Off TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint happening Sunday! It’s going to beautiful out this SUNDAY, September 15th so why not hang out on the Williamsburg waterfront while supporting local businesses and a good cause? TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint (1-4PM) is back to present some of the best of what North Brooklyn has to offer so you can eat your way through this Sunday’s Funday. (Partner)


Franklin Streets newest clothing boutique, Only NY, got its start in the LES. (VICE)

Kickstarter, the Greenpoint-based B corporation, fired two union organizers. (Buzzfeed News)

Food writing courses are launching at Archestratus in Greenpoint. (Edible Brooklyn)

Domino Sugar 45-story development One South First opens for leasing with studios starting at $3,479/month.

A man was randomly punched in Williamsburg in August. (Brooklyn Paper)

The Greenpoint waterfront is attracting condo buyers. (NY Times)

Greenpoint-based The Wild Honey Pie celebrates is celebrating its 10th anniversary. (amNY)

“Smoldering and hot cables” resulted in frequent L train delays this week. (THE CITY)

The McKibbin Lofts building in East Williamsburg has $278,400 in unpaid penalties operating as a hotel. (Commercial Observer)

200 Kent Ave‘s rectangular glass facade is now in place. (YIMBY)

Record shop Halcyon opened a new Williamsburg location. (Resident Advisor)

The Wythe Hotel is getting a new French brasserie from Chez Ma Tante chefs. (Eater NY)

You’re invited to a free open house on Saturday, September 14 to try fitness classes, take a tour, meet staff and learn more about the Greenpoint YMCA. (Sponsored)

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