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Greenpointers is a hyperlocal blog about Greenpoint, Brooklyn covering Ash to Apollo and everything in between.

Chanukah Celebrated at Chabad of North Brooklyns’ Menorah Lighting

 

(Photo courtesy of Peter Kirchhausen)

Chanukah celebrations are Dec. 2 – Dec. 10 this year, and in celebration of the Jewish “Festival of Lights,” a menorah lighting was hosted by the Chabad of North Brooklyn last night at the intersection of Bedford Avenue and N. 7th Street in Williamsburg. If you missed the menorah lighting in Williamsburg, a Greenpoint Chabad-hosted menorah lighting ceremony will take place this Saturday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. at the corner of Greenpoint Avenue and Franklin Street. Check out the photos and video from the Williamsburg celebration below: 

Posted by Chilly Pete Kirchhausen on Thursday, December 6, 2018

 

Tony Argento, Rabbi Y. Nissim, Assemblyman Joe Lentol, 94th Precint Captain William Glynn(Photo courtesy of Peter Kirchhausen)

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Interactive Hologram Experience by Looking Glass Factory Featured at Greenpointers Market (12/2)

The artists and engineers from the Greenpoint-based 3D lab Looking Glass Factory will be presenting an interactive hologram experience with the Looking Glass at the Greenpointers Polar Vortex Holiday Market this Sunday, December 2, from 1–7 p.m. 

 

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You won’t want to miss the Looking Glass presentation where participants can touch and interact with digital 3D worlds and characters. In the Summer of 2018, the team launched the world’s first desktop holographic display for 3D creators and are excited to spread the word of the hologram with the greater Greenpoint community.

 

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This Weekend’s To-Do List: Greenpointers Market, Oddities Flea, Wellness Fair + Smorgasburg Night Market! (11/30-12/2)

Greenpointers Samhain Fall Market

This weekend Greenpoint has a plethora of local popup shopping destinations to pickup a gift for that special someone for the holiday season. Whether you’re looking for the perfect hand-spun gift, organic cotton children’s clothes, obscure home decor, rare teas, or group acupuncture you’re in luck!

Greenpointers Polar Vortex Holiday Market
Sunday, Dec. 2 | 1-7 p.m.
67 West Street, 5th Floor
FREE, dog-friendly, More info

Enter our immersive winterscape inside the cozy Greenpoint Loft (67 West St) that will be donned with an ice castle, snow, snowmen and polar bears, thanks to designs by scenic artist extraordinaire Art of Mano. 60+ talented makers & crafters will have beautiful creations ready for sale and there will be no shortage of FREE things to do throughout the day! RSVP on Facebook and stay updated!

While live music is performed by local bands Pink Slater and Love Always, enjoy festive cocktails and mocktails at our bar stocked with Mulled Wine made with BABE “Winter is the Worst” red wine and Woodward Extract’s Spices and refreshing locally Crafted Beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale.

Holiday Oddities Flea Market

Oddities Flea Market
Saturday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec 2 | 12 p.m.-6 p.m. (10 a.m. entry for VIP ticket holders)
150 Greenpoint Ave. (Brooklyn Bazaar)
$10 entry at the door and tickets for Saturday and Sunday, Children under 10 are free, More info

Feast your eyes on medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, obscure home decor, jewelry, one of a kind dark art, and more. Inside, you will find three floors of unusual vendors from across the country, hand-picked by curator Ryan Matthew Cohn.

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Rocksteady-influenced Supergoup Love Always Performs Sunday at Polar Vortex Holiday Market

Love Always

The Brooklyn-based band Love Always is only a year old, but its seasoned members are a supergroup of sorts, crafting musical vibes with Jamaican/roots, rocksteady, reggae and lovers rock influences.

Patricia Verdolino (vocals), Michael O’Connor (guitar), and Andy Shaw (bass) are original members of 90s Ska band Metro Stylee. Shaw also plays bass in the popular Brooklyn band Bikini Carwash, while drummer Ron Salvo plays with .357 Lover and keyboardist Jeannie Oliver played in Si Se.

Love Always is currently in the studio recording an EP and is testing out their new songs live. What better way is there to warm up this weekend than with live music from Love Always? The band will perform two sets this Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Greenpointers Polar Vortex Holiday Market at 67 West St., we hope to see you there.

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Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive Will Be at Greenpointers Polar Vortex Holiday Market

The Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive will be at our Greenpointers Polar Vortex Holiday Market this Sunday, December 2, from 1–7 PM,  inside the Green Point Loft (67 West St). A donation box for unopened toys for local children will be waiting for you at the entrance to help you spread the holiday cheer.

Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive started as a response to Hurricane Sandy in 2012.  Seven years later and with the help of many new partners and friends, BBHTD is still doing what they originally set out to do. In 2016 years they joined forces with the NYPD Brooklyn Borough North Holiday Sleigh Ride event and now BBHTD distributes thousands of toys directly into the hands of deserving kids during the holiday season.

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Greenpoint YMCA to Honor Local Heroes at Spirit of Community Awards Dinner

The Greenpoint YMCA (99 Meserole Ave.) will host its 3rd annual Spirit of Community Service Awards Dinner, “a celebration of lives impacted by the Y and the heroes who make it happen along the way.” The event takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Giando on the Water (400 Kent Ave.), tickets are available.

The funds raised go toward helping North Brooklyn children and their families with after-school activities that include swimming and early childhood and summer camp scholarships.

The honorees are recognized for their contributions toward healthy living and youth development in the North Brooklyn community. This year’s honorees are:

  • Assemblyman Joseph Lentol
    • A huge supporter of the Y and of all community programs.
    • Supports the Y’s programs in childhood obesity and early childhood education.
  • Martha Holstein
    • Was a Greenpoint Y Board member for several years.
    • Awarded the Adult Volunteer Award from the YMCA of Greater NY in 2013.
  • Broadway Stages
    • A supporter of Y programs especially the environmental programs such as the SYSTEM  (Summer Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Program.
    • A supporter of STEM in afterschool programs and Summer Camp.
  • Donald Minerva
    • President of Supreme Management & Development Corp., a Brooklyn based real estate management and development company.
    • A supporter of STEM in afterschool programs and Summer Camp.
    • Involved in different aspects of real estate rehabilitation business since 1975. He is also involved and dedicated to developing housing for the homeless for the last 30 years.

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North Brooklyn Angels Hosted Their first Annual Thanks4Giving

Last night at Our Lady Mount Carmel (275 N 8 St.), the North Brooklyn Angels hosted their first annual Thanks4Giving holiday meal in honor of the volunteers who help prepare and serve nearly 1,000 meals per week. Their local volunteers cook the food in a commercial kitchen and deliver meals in North Brooklyn in the “angel mobile” throughout the year. Check out some of the photos from the dinner:

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Greenpoint’s Only Michelin Star Awarded to Oxomoco

The bar at Oxomoco (courtesy of Oxomoco)

Greenpoint has been without a Michelin starred restaurant ever since Daniel Burns’ Luksus, the former Nordic tasting menu at the Danish bar Tørst (615 Manhattan Ave.), departed in December 2017.

Now, the neighborhood has a new ‘star’: Greenpoint’s wood-fired taco destination, Oxomoco (128 Greenpoint Ave.), was awarded one Michelin star yesterday after opening less than six months ago in June 2018.

 

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#repost @bazdarich ⚡️🔮⭐️ Almost two years ago @c__dub__ and I found this space to open a wood fired Mexican Restaurant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Today we earned a Michelin Star! So proud of my team especially Chef @conroy_matt for holding it down everyday, and for Chef @kaelinulrich with his opening consultancy! Sincere thanks as well to our GM Gabby, AGM Jenniffer, Olivia and Chefs Kevin and Rob in the kitchen and everyone else! Huge heartfelt thanks to my parents for all the support over the years and especially my Wife @gabrielle_meow_ for taking care of our sweet boy born the day before we opened! Super thanks as well to my partner CW! Couldn’t have done it with out all your hard work! Love you brother! ⭐️ #onwardandupward #bettertomorrowthanitwastoday

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Greenpoint Street Closures During 2018 NYC Marathon

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The NYPD’s 94th Precinct released a traffic alert regarding the 2018 NYC Marathon’s route through Greenpoint.

Starting on Sunday, Nov. 4, from approximately 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. there will be no traffic on:

  • Bedford Avenue between Metropolitan Avenue and Manhattan Avenue.
  • Nassau Avenue between Banker Street and Leonard Street
  • Manhattan Avenue between Driggs Avenue and Java Street
  • Greenpoint Avenue from Franklin Street to Humboldt Street

Traffic from the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge will detour onto Humboldt Street from Greenpoint Avenue.

Traffic North of Greenpoint Avenue will be able to cross under the Pulaski Bridge at Clay Street and proceed to Provost Street to Greenpoint Avenue toward the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge.

Key Food’s entrance will be on the Newel Street side.

Bus service in Greenpoint will be suspended during the marathon. Bus service will operate South of Meeker Avenue.

 

Posted by NYPD 94th Precinct on Thursday, November 1, 2018

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Anella Is Officially Back, Here’s a First Look

 

Friends of All Glass provided the pendant lamps in the front windows (courtesy of Alexis Thomas)

It’s official, after much anticipation Anella (222 Franklin St.) will finally re-open for dinner this evening (5:30 p.m. to be exact) following reconstruction due to extensive fire damage last summer.

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