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

Fashion Sundae Episode 20

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Winter temperatures were once again no obstacle for the Williamsburg sidewalk runway last week. Take a look at the styles spotted by Watching New York on Bedford Ave. for Fashion Sundae Episode 20:  Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: Market Mania, EPA Newtown Creek Plan, 2005 Rezoning and Displacement, and More!

Holiday markets will pop-up all over the neighborhood this weekend.

It’s the weekend Greenpointers and if you haven’t heard, there are quite a few local markets sprouting up this Saturday and Sunday in the area, including our Greenpointers Nutcracker Holiday Market inside the historic Greenpoint Loft at 67 West St.

To help you navigate the next 48 hours of local holiday market mania, we compiled a ‘Must Do’ list of weekend activities in the neighborhood.

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High Flying STREB Production “Action Heroes: Sooner, Higher, Faster, Harder!” Runs Through 12-15

STREB Extreme Action Company in Plateshift. (Photo, Bloomberg Philanthropies.)

Williamsburg-based STREB Extreme Action Company (51 North 1st St.) has a family-friendly action-packed show this season that you wont want to miss.

Performances of “Action Heroes: Sooner, Higher, Faster, Harder!” run through December 15th and tickets, which are $25, are sold out for two of the four remaining dates.

Promising “feats of physicality, scientifically planned chaos, strength, risk, and elegance,”

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EPA Proposes Newtown Creek Tunnel to Divert 61 Percent of Annual Wastewater Overflow

Newtown Creek (courtesy of Doug Letterman)

The Environmental Protection Agency released a control plan for Newtown Creek to divert 61 percent of the raw sewage and wastewater that overflows into the superfund site each year by constructing a tunnel underneath the creek.

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Greenpointers Holiday Market, Oddities Flea, Myths of Creation Holiday Pop Up — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (12/4-12/10)

WEDNESDAY 12/4

☺Hey! It’s a Comedy Show @ Silver Light Tavern (689 Lorimer St), 730pm, $5, a stand-up comedy show bringing you some of New York’s best comedians, More Info
♫♦ Set Me Free – The Musical @ Muriel Schulman Theater (106 Calyer St), 8pm, $40, a story of finding a way to accept your past while planning for the future. Love heals all wounds, Buy Tix
* 94 Precinct Community Council Meeting @ St. John’s Lutheran Church (155 Milton St) 7pm, FREE, More Info
♫ Dervisi @ TROOST (1011 Manhattan Ave), 8pm, FREE, More Info

THURSDAY 12/5 –

^ East/West Noodleways @ Archestratus Books & Foods (160 Huron St), 630pm, $20, an arancine happy hour, panel discussion, Q + A, and book signing, Buy Tix
♫♦ Dobbin St 3rd Anniversary Party @ Dobbin St (64 Dobbin St), 730pm, FREE, speciality cocktails, bites by vendor friends, and a special choreography compilation, RSVP
♦ Opening Party @ Miriam Gallery (319 Bedford Ave) 6pm, FREE, welcome Miriam to the neighborhood along with a site-specific sound and movement performance and a risograph printing station, More Info
♫ Puce Mary, JFK, Wetware, 51717, Hive Mind @ Saint Vitus Bar (1120 Manhattan Ave), 8pm, $15, Buy Tix


Dance with the sugar plum fairies inside our dreamy Nutcracker-themed Holiday Market on Sunday, Dec 8th, 1-7 pm. Located inside the gorgeous Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Flr.), our highly-curated selection of indie makers will be selling irresistible handcrafted gifts and tasty treats. Warm your cockles with FREE fun activities including Acupuncture Treatments, Tarot Readings, Face Painting, Nail Art, Holiday Ornament Making and more!

First 100 guests get a signed copy of artist Alex Russell’s The Great Map of Greenpoint poster!!

Inside our magical Land of Sweets, sip on spiced mulled wine and sample a delectable array of international flavors in what is one of the most unique shopping experiences in Brooklyn! RSVP today!


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Giving Tuesday! Help HOSH Yoga Become a 20 Year Brooklyn Wellness Institution

For over a decade, Hosh has been pioneering low-cost and accessible yoga and well-being programming for Brooklyn. Our vision has been as modest as our roots as a volunteer organization circa April 2009: well-being is a right of life rather than a luxury. More calm people discover the benefits and science of flow and inner peace in their lives and in communion with friends and family. And Hosh, is a champion of mental health prevention programs for the aging and the youth. We scaled our work to over 20,000 students in Brooklyn very cost-effectively. 10 years as a non-profit social enterprise means we have provided this community with a durable social value. And thank you for trusting and supporting us. We are a market-based non-profit social enterprise of, for, and by the people of Brooklyn. While business has continued to commercialize yoga, HOSH will continue to offer universal access to yoga as it is our mission to do so regardless of skill or income.

  • On January 1st 2020, drop-in classes will be $13.
  • On January 1st 2020, all monthly sustaining memberships will be $55.
  • On January 31, 2020 we will discontinue our partnership with ClassPass.

We live in a country where healthcare inadequately promotes health preventive programs such as yoga, plant medicines, eastern medicine, tai chi, and meditation. And America is having a discussion today about healthcare for all.  Yoga is an ancestral life ethic from eastern philosophy and religion. And it is still, a cutting-edge approach indigeous to India. To our students we say to you: thank for your community presence, practice, loyalty, and blessings. We feel seen and honored by you. Hosh is a yoga and  well-being solution that continues to be here because you keep coming. Keep coming and tell more people than ever.

Roof Deck Yoga with Hosh Yoga Spring Market 2019

Now is the time to put Hosh on a forward path to become a 20 year Brooklyn well-being institution. We will be 20 years old in 2029 by being massively transformative with our purpose and existence as a community organization. Our bold mission solidity and our bold mission renaissance for 2029 is a studio that is truly diverse, inclusive, and equitable. You can’t stop the queering and fluttering of all of us as wellness tinkerers. Just in the past months, two yoga studios in this neighborhood have closed. HOSH is a mission business, this bold step is a mission decision not a business one. Hosh is still here for everyone in Brooklyn and beyond. And we believe we can be radical social advocates of well-being together into our next decade. Lets spread well-being the Brooklyn way another ten years! We are diverse in our leadership and board. And we love Hosh and this Brooklyn community. We believe yoga is a healthcare alternative and supplement for the uninsured, for low-income neighborhoods, and for all people in all places. Yoga is a tremendum preventive health intervention with known life-changing health incomes. Healing is when we can bear witness our own suffering without pain. Yoga helps us address and reduce anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma. Yoga heals and Hosh helps us eliminate institutional and market barriers to well-being by indigenizing healthcare for all. The past ten years for Hosh were about community resilience. The next ten years at Hosh is about community radiance. Let’s be a beacon of what a thriving yoga community is about in Brooklyn. We will continue to promote well-being for all people in all places because we can be healthy and happy trillionaires of good deeds.


Hosh Yoga (657 Meeker Ave) is a nonprofit organization that began to provide open level yoga classes in McCarren Park to the public. Hosh was able to open their own studio in July 2010. In September 2017, after a rent hike and a month’s notice to move, Host relocated to 657 Meeker Ave and continues to serve the community.

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Faurschou Foundation to Launch Green Street Gallery With Free Global Art Show (12/15)

148 Green St., the home of the new global art gallery, Faurschou Foundation.

A global art foundation and gallery that will offer free programming is scheduled to open on Sunday, Dec. 15, displaying works by many notable artists including Ai Weiwei, Louise Bourgeois, and Yoko Ono.

The Faurschou Foundation (148 Green St.) was started in 2011 by Jens Faurschou, “a Danish collector, art advisor, and philanthropist,” according to the gallery’s website. Fuarschou also has spaces in other global cities including Copenhagen, Beijing, and Venice. Continue reading

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Preview Our Nutcracker Holiday Market Vendors and Shop Local This SUNDAY (12/8)!!

Get ready Greenpoint! This Sunday, December 8th from 1-7p.m. Greenpointers is transforming the 5th floor of 67 West Street into a glittering Nutcracker suite for our annual Holiday Market! Featuring the best in handcrafted goods, shopping local has never felt so good.

We’ve gathered up 60+ AMAZING vendors under one roof to help you get your holiday shopping done early this year. On hand will be a ton of FREE activities like acupuncture treatments, ornament making, 3D imaging, nail art and face painting to keep you going all day long. Refreshments include warmed mulled wine, Williamsburg’s Kombrewcha, and locally brewed beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale.

Support small businesses this holiday season. Here’s a sneak peek at some the featured vendors we think you’ll go gaga over this Sunday.

Laili Lau

A clothing brand inspired by nature. Venezuelan-born, Laili Lau’s unique worldview has created a collection of soft yet durable, eco-friendly garments. Free from constraints, Lau’s modern aesthetic celebrates the female form by playing with volume, texture, and color. Follow Laili Lau on Instagram @bylaililau.

 

 

Citta Yoga NYC

Feel confident in Citta Yoga NYC’s latest line of yoga attire. From leggings to sports bras, women of all sizes and shapes will love the 4 way-stretch fabric that makes getting into poses a breeze. Catch more of Citta Yoga’s playful designs @citta_yoga_nyc.

 

 

 

With Roots

Greenpoint-based Sharon Goldberg brings us her tiny terrarium jewelry handcrafted from living plants. With Roots terrarium jewelry encapsulates reindeer moss into delectable necklaces, rings, bracelets and more. Follow them @withroots.

 

 

 

Float Dreamery

Float Dreamery borrows from ice cream classics and twists them into a 100% plant-based vegan ice cream that is so lip-smacking good, we swear you won’t even miss the dairy. Fun flavors like matcha green tea and Blueberry cereal have us jonezing for a guilt-free scoop. Find out more @floatdreamery.

 

 

Adelante Shoe Co.

Buy a pair of custom designed shoes and help bring communities out of poverty. Adelante Shoe Co. employs highly-skilled artisans in Guatemala to create a pair of bespoke footwear that arrives on your doorstep in 10 days. Find out more about their mission @adelanteshoeco.

 

 

Alleyoop NYC

Reduce, reuse, lend and mend. Alleyoop NYC wants to create a more sustainable way to clothe the little folks we love through their thoughtfully curated collections of unique vintage and preloved pieces for babies and toddlers. Follow them on Instagram @alleyoopnyc.

 

 

Positive Times

Elevate your mojo with Positive Times minimal jewelry pieces. Handcrafted in Brooklyn, each piece is designed to help you tune-in and manifest more positivity into your life. A portion of all proceeds goes to charities which support women’s rights, wellness and empowerment. Follow them @positivetimes.

 

 

Photo Gallery NYC

Take a step back in time with one of Photo Gallery NYC’s vintage camera negatives. Thanks to local resident Ray Simone, film negatives destined to the dustbin are given a new life. These snapshots from NYC’s bygone era are available in large format and poster size. See more @nyc.classicshots.

 

 

204 HausCrafters

Say adios to winter blues with 204 HausCrafters colorful coaster sets and trays. Hand-painted by renowned Greenpoint-based artist Teo Gonzalez and best-selling author, Kim Masson, 204 HausCrafter’s limited-edition coaster sets and trays are perfect for spicing up your home decor. Follow them @204hauscrafters.

 

 

 

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Fashion Sundae Episode 19

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It was cold last week during the holiday and the colors spotted were festive for Fashion Sundae Episode 19 from Watching New York: Take a look at the styles spotted last week on Bedford Avenue:

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