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

Debate Watch Party, 35s & 45s, FIDOqrtet, Land Use & Public Space — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (11/20-11/26)

WEDNESDAY 11/20

* North Brooklyn Meeting & Action Prep @ Kingsland Wildflowers (520 Kingsland Ave) 6pm, FREE, help prepare for an upcoming local action,  More Info
* Brooklyn for Bernie Debate Watch Party @ The Well
(272 Meserole St), 8pm, FREE, watch the fifth 2020 Democratic Primary Debate, More Info
♫ E-Town Concrete @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, $25, with Lion of Judah, Hangman, Combust, Buy Tix
♫ Debate Watch Party @ Magazine Bar (130 Franklin St), 8pm, $10+, watch the debate in Greenpoint with the Democratic Socialists of America, More Info

THURSDAY 11/21

*♫ MUNCHIES Guide to Dinner @Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 7pm, $10 -$33, a mingle and conversation with MUNCHIES culinary director plus a Q + A, and snacks, Buy Tix
☺ 35s & 45s Exhibition #9 @ Ponyboy (632 Manhattan Ave), 8pm, $12.50, some amazing talent from behind the camera & undeniable skill on the turntables, More Info
♫ Emerald Quintet @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave), 8pm, $20, feat. Stanton Moore, Scott Metzger, Robert Walter, Andy Hess & Skerik, Buy Tix
♫ A is for Apple: Ciderfest @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave), 6pm, FREE, ciders from some of the most prominent cideries from NY and the world, meet cider makers and try a sample, More Info

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Fashion Sundae Episode 17

Courtesy of Watching New York

Who said that people in NYC only wear black and grey, especially when it’s cold enough to bundle up like a potato sack? For Fashion Sundae Episode 17, Watching New York shows that there are plenty of ways to offset the potato sack effect, even if it’s by layering up a Canadian Tuxedo (see photo 5).

Take a look at the styles spotted last week on Bedford Avenue:

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Greenpoint This Week: Hummer Crash, Graffiti Rash, Bazaar Liquidation, and More!

A Toyota crashed into the sidewalk on Franklin Street at India Street today

Luckily, only minor injuries were reported today from a car crash on Franklin Street at India Street around 2 p.m.

The same can be said for a crash last weekend on Manhattan Avenue that could have been potentially devastating.

A hummer burst into the front of In and Out Chicken (676 Manhattan Ave.) early Sunday morning, and no injuries were reported as the business was closed and no pedestrians were in the driver’s path.

With only two weeks remaining on Greenpoint Avenue, now’s a good time to say goodbye in person to the Brooklyn Bazaar.

For some more ideas on weekend fun, check out what’s happening, and in the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines:

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Hateful, Pro Trump Graffiti Returns to Greenpoint Streets

A car parked in Greenpoint was vandalized for its Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker

A car with an Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker, an alcohol ad featuring Donald Trump, and the giant wall mural at Transmitter Park were all targets this week in a rash of political and hate-filled graffiti in Greenpoint. Continue reading

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Brooklyn Bazaar Announces Liquidation Sale Ahead of Final Two Weeks

Brooklyn Bazaar is closing after a final show on Nov. 30th

There are still two more weeks left to catch a show at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave.), which is closing for the second time in Greenpoint at the end of the month following “ridiculously unreasonable” negotiations with the building’s landlord.

The bazaar announced today that they are liquidating inventory at the Polonaise Terrace building which was listed in April for $11.75 million. Continue reading

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Nail of the Day Opens on Franklin Street With Discounts Through the End of November

Nail of the Day opened today at 102 Franklin St.

A new nail salon opened today on Franklin Street and is offering discounts through the end of the month to celebrate.

Nail of the Day (102 Franklin St.) says that it offers “nail services and lash lifting using all Japanese premium products” and will be open every day from 11 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. Continue reading

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Chopin to Gershwin, Solarplexia, WaxWorks, BYOB Comedy — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (11/13-11/19)

WEDNESDAY 11/13

* CB1 Housing & Public Housing Committee Meeting @ CB1 District Office (435 Graham Ave) 630pm, FREE, monthly public housing committee meeting; NYCH/new INA regulation to be discussed,  More Info
* Skee Ball Invitational @ 18th Ward Brewing (300 Richardson St), 8pm, FREE, put your skills to the test and become Lord Of the Ward!, More Info
♫ Sinead Harnett, ILHAM@ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) 8pm, $26, Buy Tix
♫ Ambient Sets @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St), 9pm, FREE, Sueño con belugas/Federico Balducci/Panophonic/Meviu§/Sin Tribu, More Info

THURSDAY 11/14

*♫ From Chopin to Gershwin @ St. John’s Lutheran Church (155 Milton St.), 7pm, $15 -$25, World acclaimed pianist Paul Bisaccia will perform a piano concert, From Chopin to Gershwin: For Our Freedom and Yours, Za Wolnosc Nasza i Wasza, More Info
☺ BYOB Comedy Show @ WORD (126 Franklin St.), 1030am, $12.50, (Bring Your Own Baby) plenty of soft toys, baby mats and stroller parking. Babies of all ages welcome, Buy Tix
♫ The Revolution @ National Sawdust (80 N 6 St), 8pm, $15, Vol. 44: RINI, Wayne Tucker, & Jill Peacock, Buy Tix
♫ Daniel Silva Afro-Brazilian Jazz @ FourFiveSix (199 Richardson St.), 8pm, FREE, More Info

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Chopin Piano Concert Scheduled for Thursday (11/14) Originally Canceled Over Polish Far-Right Sponsor

Paul Bisaccia

A Chopin and Gershwin concert with pianist Paul Bisaccia happening this Thursday in Greenpoint was originally scheduled at Carnegie Hall, but the event was canceled following controversy over the main sponsor’s anti-gay background.

The rescheduled event, From Chopin to Gershwin: For Our Freedom and Yours, Za Wolnosc Nasza i Wasza, is this Thursday (11/14) at 7 p.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church (155 Milton St.); tickets range from $15 – $30 and are available here. Continue reading

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Brookyln Community Board 1’s Monthly Public Meeting is Tonight (11/12)

CB1 in action

The monthly combined public hearing and Brooklyn Community Board 1 meeting is tonight (11/12) at the Swinging 60’s Senior Center (211 Ainslie St.) starting at 6 p.m.

According to the agenda available here (which was finally posted earlier today), there will be a presentation on the FLIX bus for “plans on establishing a pickup and drop off point for their intercity bus service in the Williamsburg area.” Continue reading

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Franklin Street Mexican Restaurant Vamos Al Tequila Closed Following Health Inspection

Vamos Al Tequila (162 Franklin St.)

Mexican restaurant Vamos Al Tequila (162 Franklin St.) was closed last week by the NYC Dept. of Health following a Nov. 6th inspection, according to the agency’s website.

 A sign in the window says that the business is closed for health violations.

The restaurant received a failing grade of 46 (an ‘A’ is 0-13 points), with “critical violations” for alleged evidence of roaches, improper food storage, and not having a vermin-proof facility.

City restaurant health inspection results can be challenged and the cited problems can potentially be fixed for the restaurant to reopen.

A popular place for locals to munch on standard Mexican fare and to enjoy outdoor seating in the warmer months, Vamos Al Tequila is a staple for affordable food options in the northern end of Greenpoint.

“I’ve had at least 300 bowls of soup alone in there in the last 10 years and never have had a problem,” a dedicated Vamos fan responded to the news on a Greenpointers Instagram post, “here’s to hoping they can sort out whatever the violation was and reopen soon – I was about to head there for some chicken soup!”

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