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

Preview our Boo!-tee-ful Samhain Fall Market Vendors and Meet Them IRL THIS SUNDAY (10/28)!

Ghouls and Goblins: our Samhain Fall Market is almost here! End your Halloweekend at the stunning Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street) on October 28 from 1–7 PM for an afternoon of spooky and sweet tricks and treats. RSVP here, and don’t miss out — it’s going to be Boo!-tee-ful.

It’s going to be a fun-filled Sunday packed with ghost hunting, hot mulled cider, henna tattoos, and — of course — our signature themed photo booth, this year with a Samhain-inspired art installation including a Tree of Life, skulls, and more. For more details about all the delectable offerings, click here.

And it wouldn’t be a seasonal market without our talented and crafty vendors! Support these local artisans, and allow us to call out some special vendors who will be tantalizing your heartstrings (and wallets) this coming weekend. Continue reading

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Here, here: It’s the Queens Beer Festival! (10/13 + 10/14)

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Are you a beer drinker? Enjoy all things hoppy? Feel like exploring a neighborhood that’s not –gasp– Greenpoint? Well then, CLEAR your calendar – It’s going down! The Borough’s Third Annual Queens Beer Festival kicks off on October 13th and 14th!

Enjoy UNLIMITED tastings from Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, the Bronx, Staten Island and Upstate NY for only $39. Grab your tickets and prepare for the best in craft beer!

Tastings from:

1947 Beer
Asbury Park Brewery
Barrier Brewing Co.
Big aLICe Brewing
Blue Point Brewing
Braven Brewing
Carton Brewing Company
Common Roots Brewery
Coney Island Brewery
Connecticut Valley Brewing Company
Flagship Brewing Co
Great South Bay
Greenport Harbor Brewing
Gun Hill Brewing Company
Iconyc Brewing Company
LIC Beer Project
Montauk Brewing Company
Brewery Ommegang
Queens Brewery
Radiant Pig Craft Beers
Rockaway Brewery
Singlecut Brewery
The Bronx Brewery
Toast Ale
Warflag Brewing
Wartega Brewery

🎶 Music by Get Summered
🍻 QueensBeerFest.com

October 13th & 14th
5-25 46th Ave in Long Island City
12PM – 6PM

 

And, there’s more! Get a sweet 20% discount with the code CHEERS.

But, wait! There’s more! Behold: Keep the fun flowing with a 2018 Beer Book. For only $30, you get coupons for a free beer at 30 bars, restaurants and pubs throughout Queens, Upper Brooklyn, or Lower Brooklyn. Order yours today using the code BEERFEST to save $10 on your order.

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Man Arrested for Williamsburg Hate Crime Beating

Brandon McNamara, 25. Arrested and charged with hate crime assault.
Brandon McNamara, 25, was arrested and charged with 2 counts of hate crime assault. (Photo: NYPD)

After two men were violently attacked late Saturday night in Williamsburg in an apparent hate crime, the suspect—whose photo has been spread all over news and social media—has turned himself in to police. Brandon McNamara, 25, of Middle Village, surrendered to the NYPD at the Lower East Side’s 7th Precinct. He was promptly arrested and charged with 2 counts each of hate crime assault, assault, aggravated harassment and harassment—McNamara does not have a prior criminal record.

Late Saturday night, two men had left gay bar Metropolitan (559 Lorimer Street). McNamara approached them as they were walking, about half a block around the corner from the bar on Metropolitan Avenue. He shouted a homophobic slur at them and then punched one in the face and shoved the other into a tree. He then beat both men unconscious and fled; the men were taken to the hospital, suffering broken bones. A bystander snapped a photo of McNamara, which was widely circulated this week as police searched for the suspect.

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Get Ready: No L Train Every Weekend in October

L-train

File this one under doomsday prep: as we announced previously, the MTA is shutting down the L train every single weekend in October between Eighth Avenue and Broadway Junction (the train will run between Broadway Junction and Canarsie). The severe pain-in-the-train begins on Friday nights at 11:30pm and lasts until 5am Monday morning. If you get desperate, there will be shuttle buses along the train line. Signs will be posted at affected stations and subway and bus routes, and NYC Transit staff will also be available at select stations to answer questions and provide information. Continue reading

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Food News: BBQ and Southern Food Popups, Everyday Brunch & A Fish Sauce Workshop

south your mouth at little king

South Your Mouth at Little King
Charleston born chef Will Lacey of Driftwood Pantry is doing a two night stint at Williamsburg’s tiniest (and adorablest) food and wine spot Little King. Dishes will include items like pimento and brisket ravioli with a smoked tomato sauce, and curry-buttermilk fried quail schnitzel slider with miso aioli, and Carolina mustard sauce and raw veggie slaw.
Tuesday, September 25th & Wednesday, September 26th | 5pm-onward
Little King | 749 Metropolitan Ave (at Graham)
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80s Inspired Beach Bar, The Breakers Hosts Charity Party to Support Local (Tuesday 9/25)

The all volunteer run organization, Brooklyn Allied Bars & Restaurants (BABAR) consisting of over 400 businesses, come together to host an annual charity party to support hyper local non-profit organizations. This year’s event, happening in the indoor-outdoor 80s themed bar The Breakers, will benefit the North Brooklyn Angels Mobile Soup Kitchen, Churches for Fair Housing, and the Firehouse Community Center.

The 80s inspired Beach Bar & Kitchen opened this summer in what was formerly Batter Harris, has hosted some epic dance parties in gloriously neon fashion.

Mingle with the major players of Brooklyn’s Nightlife and support local! Tickets are as low as $25 for individuals and $200 & up to sponsor the event.

When: Tuesday, September 25th (6-10PM)
Where: The Breakers (307 Meeker Ave)
Buy tix here! Continue reading

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Police Searching For Man Accused of Hate Crime Beating in Williamsburg

police search for hate crime perpetrator in williamsburg
via ABC 7

Police are on the lookout for a man who beat two men unconscious in Williamsburg after calling them a homophobic slur. The men, aged 29 and 34, had left the gay bar Metropolitan (599 Lorimer Street) late on Saturday night and were walking past Crest Hardware on Metropolitan Avenue after a night of drinks. Then the man in this photo approached them, shouted a slur, punched one in the face and pushed the other into a tree—and then beat both men unconscious. The men were taken to the hospital and are recovering, one with a fractured shoulder and the other with a broken finger.

A bystander took a photo of the assailant, a white man with brown hair, and are encouraging residents to come forward with any information. If you know anything, please call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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From Missions of Mercy to Saving Smiles in Greenpoint: Meet Dr. Jacqueline Pierre

Dr. Jacqueline Pierre and The Smilist team

The Smilist (120 Nassau Ave) has been hard at work, saving smiles one sweet tooth at a time and to celebrate its one year anniversary of landing in Greenpoint, they are inviting the entire community to their Taco Tuesday party to mingle over food & drinks, meet & greet their staff, and introduce the latest member of their cavity busting, tooth restoring, A-team: Meet Dr. Jacqueline Pierre.

With a warm and friendly demeanor, Dr. Pierre is not your average native Brooklynite. Her interest in dentistry began when a friend introduced her to Mission of Mercy, an organization that offers free dental care services to underserved areas. As a young college student, she spent her summers in the Appalachian Mountains, shadowing dentists as a volunteer. She met people who never had access to care and after seeing how dentistry impacted lives, she was inspired to become a dentist and enrolled in NYU dental school.  Continue reading

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Crab Bash, Babefest, DIY Vegan Cheese, Rock the Pulaski, Bill Murray Birthday Tribute— What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (9/19-9/25)

Saturday, September 23rd, 2-6PM @Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 North 15th St) Come enjoy unlimited blue claw crab for 90 minutes served with potatoes and corn, topped with KnicKnacksbk special seasoning. And what goes better with crabs than beer – which is available a la carte (extra cost). Find a session that fits you and join us so you can eat all you can! Tickets will sell out fast, don’t be the one to miss out again! Buy tix [Sponsored]

 

WEDNESDAY 9/19

* Yom Kippur @The Williamsburg Hotel (96 Wythe Ave), 10am, FREE, Join the Chabad of North Brooklyn for Yom Kippur services with Hebrew-English prayer books and insights in the the many Holiday prayers throughout. Yom Tov! More Info 
* Yoga for Witches
@Catland (987 Flushing Ave), 6:30pm, $15, Tarot-inspired yoga class designed to heal and hone your magical intuition and manifestation. Bring your own mat, Buy tix
♦ Sundance Kidd at Two Boots @ Two Boots Williamsburg (558 Driggs Ave), 7pm, FREE, Local photographer Sundance Kidd showcases work from close to 1000 shots he took between going to shows, private work, and also working for LEAP NYC. Pay as you wish pricing for prints. 100% of art sales will be donated to a non-profit that focuses on music education for youth. FREE beer from 8-8:30PM, RSVP
Napoleon Dynamite Screening @ Bushwick Inlet Popup Outdoor Cinema (50 Kent Ave), 8pm, FREE,Join Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park for an outdoor movie screening of classic indy deadpan comedy NAPOLEON DYNAMITE in view of the majestic Gotham City skyline! More Info


Brooklyn Comedy Festival Closing Weekend begins on Thursday, September 20th and runs through Sunday, September 23rd. @Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave)  with multiple stages featuring podcasts, film, stand-up, panels, and more! Buy tix and learn more.


THURSDAY 9/20

♫ Caché | Afro House Sunset @The Roof (74 Wythe Ave), 5pm, No Cover, Close this summer strong with some Afro House, More Info
# DIY Vegan Cheese with Contraband Ferments @ Anima Mundi Apothecary (31 Noble St) 7pm, $40, Learn to make your own dairy free and probiotic rich nut-based cheeses. Basic principles behind making cheese using a variety of nuts and seeds plus basic skills in fermentation, the history behind fermentation, and a variety of ways to make soft and hard rind cheeses,  Buy tix
^ Pete’s Reading Fall Season Opener @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St), 7:30pm, FREE, Four remarkable readers, and a special benefit for RAICES, The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. Come hear them read, then linger to chat, drink, and pick up their books, More info
♦ Still/Here @ UnionDocs (322 Union Ave), 7:30pm, $10, NYC premiere of Christopher Harris’ film, still/here . Harris paints a portrait of civic neglect and apathy in his hometown of St Louis’s northside neighborhoods that are inhabited by almost exclusively working class and working poor black and African American populations, Buy tix Continue reading

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Name Those Streets: Oh Pep!’s Latest Video Was Shot In Greenpoint!

Oh Pep! music video

The latest music video from Aussie pop rockers Oh Pep!, What’s The Deal With David?, was shot all over Greenpoint. We spotted juicy shots of Ramona, Threes and the Transmitter Park Pier… Does your doorstep make a cameo? What other Greenpoint locales can you identify?

Of course, this is far from the first video or film to be shot in our beautiful neighborhood. Check out our list of films shot in North Brooklyn. Continue reading

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