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

Fashion Sundae 13

The seasonal evolution toward baggy layers is upon us, evident in the NYC street-style snaps for the 13th edition of Fashion Sundae, courtesy of @WatchingNewYork. Before you know it summer will be a distant memory and we will all be wrapped like fashionabl00e0 p0otato sacks to make the blustery commute more bearable. Here are some of the looks spotted last week on the Bedford Avenue walkway for your Monday morning style inspiration: Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: Greenpoint Library Meeting, Gallery Night Returns, MTA Bushwick Inlet Towers, and More!

A Greenpoint “Mean Girls”-themed Halloween display (courtesy of Katherine Kulikowski)

Happy Friday Greenpointers. Defy the chilly air and squeeze some last-minute park time in before the leaves have all fallen for a screening of “Shocktoberfest: Pet Sematary” tonight in McGolrick Park starting at 6:15 p.m., part of NYTC Park’s Movies Under the Stars series.

Art gallery and retail shop Greenpoint Hill (100 Freeman St) will close at the end of the month and the shop is having a sale for the next two weekends before Smallhome (87 Oak St.) relocates to the space. Stop in on Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. for 40 percent off all items and art (store fixtures and furniture will also be for sale).

For more weekend fun check out what’s happening, and in the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines from the neighborhood: Continue reading

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Greenpoint Hill Marks Closing With Final Sale

Greenpoint Hill

Greenpoint Hill (100 Freeman St) will close at the end of the month and is having a sale for the next two weekends.

All items and art will be 40 percent off on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. for the final two weekends in October. Store fixtures and furniture will also be for sale. Continue reading

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Friends of Greenpoint Library to Meet Next Wednesday (10/23)

Rendering of The Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave)

The Greenpoint Library’s (107 Norman Ave.) Community Advisory Committee will meet next week in Greenpoint for a status update on the progress of the new library and for volunteer information.

A newly formed volunteer group Friends of Greenpoint Library will host the meeting on Wednesday, October 23rd, at 6:30 pm, at Anella (223 Franklin St). Continue reading

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Japanese Restaurant and Ballroom to Open at Former OUTPUT Location

OUTPUT (74 Wythe Ave.) (via Google Maps)

A Japanese restaurant and events space with a retractable glass roof and rooftop lounge will move into the former home of OUTPUT at 74 Wythe Ave. in Williamsburg.

A representative for the developer, Joshua Kaiser presented the plans for the new venue to Brooklyn Community Board 1 at last week’s public hearing.

OUTPUT opened in 2013 and was known for its no-hassle door policy and late-night dance parties that sometimes drew the ire of neighbors over the noise levels. Continue reading

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Cato’s Teams Up with Fjällräven to Bring Sweden to Greenpoint (Sat, Oct 19)

This Saturday, October 19th (2-6PM) Cato’s Army & Navy (654 Manhattan Ave) is celebrating the Fall/Winter season with a Swedish twist! Everyone is invited to enjoy free coffee by local cafe Konditori and Peter Pan pastries while learning about waxing garments and the latest fashion collection by outdoor equipment & clothing brand Fjällräven.

Waxing is a natural way to increase wind and water resistance to your garment. And if you already own a Fjällräven piece, you can get it waxed by Fjällräven reps for free!

Beloved by all Greenpointers, Cato’s Army & Navy have remained in business for over 44 years by consistently carrying only the highest quality workwear and outdoor gear and according to co-owner Marcin Rak, Fjällräven has been an important brand to continue this tradition.

Marcin says, “this company’s principles really resonated with us.” “They are a perfect fit for our community and the type of brand we wanted in our store.” He went on to say that, “People in our neighborhood always cared about each other and their community.” “Having a company that cares passionately for the environment just made sense to us.” In fact, Fjällräven is joining the United Nation’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action establishing itself as an industry leader in addressing climate change. Continue reading

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Domino Park Fall Fest, Bad Theater, Bernie’s Back Rally, The Art of Welding — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (10/16-10/23)

WEDNESDAY 10/16

♦ Bad Theater Fest 2019 @ The Brick (579 Metropolitan Ave), 7pm, $20, a collection of low-budget, eclectic, unusual, different, fantastic short plays, Buy Tix
*World Food Day Celebration @ FREEHOLD Brooklyn (45 S 3rd St), 530pm, FREE, Help raise awareness for World Food Day and learn about food sustainability. Canned food donations will be accepted to benefit Los Sures, More Info
♫ Taylor McFerrin w/ Raia Wash @ Rough Trade (64 N 9th St) 8pm, $20, Buy Tix
♫ Low Light, Herjaza, Indisposed, On Better Terms, granite to glass @ Kingsland (269 Norman Ave) 7pm, $8, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 10/17

* Communities Resist Launch Party @ Carneval (507 Grand St), 6pm, $25-$30, Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, raffle, free prizes and more! Learn how you can help keep families in their homes, Buy Tix
♫  Goldie Awards @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St), 7pm, FREE, 3rd Annual DJ & Beat Battle is a new type of competition for DJs and producers that recognizes the endless creative nature in music, Buy Tix
* Outlaw Wrestling @ Our Lady of Mount Carmel Gym (275 N 8th St) 8pm, $25-$30, Buy Tix
♫ The Revolution Volume 43  @ National Sawdust (80 N 6th St) 8pm, $15, performance series highlighting Brooklyn & Harlem based artists + musicians, Buy Tix Continue reading

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NYC’s Biggest Horror Film Festival Comes to Film Noir Cinema (10/24 -10/31)

New York City’s biggest horror film festival, FEARnyc, will present its 2019 festival from October 24 – 31,  at Greenpoint’s Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave.) and The Green Room 42 at The Yotel in Manhattan.

 

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More than 60 films and events are featured from world premieres to retrospectives and reimaginings, panel discussions, experiential events, and an award ceremony. Tickets are now available at FEARnyc.com.

Greenpointers get a 20% discount on Festival and VIP Festival Passes and the Halloween Night Tingler Event with code GREENPOINTERS20. 

Called “a huge, authoritative horror film festival” by Time Out New York film editor Joshua Rothkopfand “the best thing happening in the entire country this October” by Dread Central, FEARnyc was founded in 2016 by John Capo out of his lifelong love of horror movies.

“Our theme this year is Real/Surreal,” said John Capo, founder and festival director of FEARnyc. “From the morning commute to the evening news, New Yorkers are barraged by moments that are relentlessly real and surreal, often simultaneously.”

“Our selections this year, which deal with everything from obsessive Instagram culture, conversion therapy, and a school shooting to severalGrindr-gone-wrong tales, demonstrate that horror filmmakers are moving away from traditional let’s-kill-some-pretty-women tropes and focusing instead on the real life horrors that affect so many of us. In that sense, this year’s selections represent the maturity of horror filmmaking in 2019. I’m also excited to be spotlighting underrepresented groups in horror like the Native American, Latinx, and Queer communities and could not be more proud to present our annual Legacy Honor to iconic producer Debra Hill and our inaugural Trailblazer Award to the team behind Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror.”

The FEARnyc Award Ceremony, which will take place at The Green Room 42 at The Yotel, will include the presentation of this year’s Juried Awards as well as the FEARnyc Honors.

The FEARnyc Legacy Honor will be posthumously presented to Debra Hill, writer/producer/director whose credits include the original Halloween, Halloween II, Escape from New York, Clue, and The Fog. Featuring tributes by Paul Reubensand Hill’s producing partners, with Ms. Hill’s brother, Bob Hill, accepting the honor on her behalf, Ms. Hill will be recognized not only for her filmmaking but for her groundbreaking commitment to advancing the visibility and employment of women in film. Ms. Hill is only the third recipient of the Legacy Honor. Past recipients include Wes Cravenand George A. Romero.

Greenpointers is a sponsor of FearNYC.

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Mothership’s Season Finale of Outdoor Arts Gatherings Is Tonight (10/15)

Kingsland Wildflowers (courtesy of Mothership)

Mothership will host its final outdoor salon-style art gathering of the year tonight in Greenpoint with a full slate of performances and activities. The monthly gatherings are for “artist friends and colleagues and other arts appreciators” and are open to the public.

Tonight’s (10/15) salon takes place at Last Frontier NYC (520 Kingsland Ave.) starting at 7:30 p.m. with a finale dance on the roof of Kingsland Wildflowers. Continue reading

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Kosciuszko Bridge Congestion Not Improving Despite Additional Lanes

The Kosciuszko Bridge’s congestion is not improving despite more lanes.

At the celebration for the opening of the new $873 million Kosciuszko Bridge, New York Governor Cuomo flaunted how an increased number of lanes would speed up traffic by 65 percent.

Data compiled in September  — the first full month of operation since the bridge’s second-span opened — reveals no improvement for drivers going from Queens to Brooklyn during rush hour and an average three mile per hour reduction in speeds for drivers headed to Queens, according to a study by independent consultant INRIX, first reported by the Wall St. Journal. Continue reading

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