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

Wilder Shores, Groove Therapy, Movies in the Park — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/10-7/16)

WEDNESDAY 7/10

♫ SummerFest 2019 @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St), 730pm, $18, a series of mixed-bill performances highlighting new created movement-based artists happening Wednesdays in July, Buy Tix
* Walking Tour: Domino Park Design @ Domino Park (Kent Ave and Grand St), 630pm, FREE, learn more about the park’s design process as the lead designer Sanjukta Sen guides an educational tour, More Info
♫ Noisey Nights @ Villain (307 Kent Ave), 7pm, FREE, a recurring music program that brings the most fascinating, original, and music-defining emerging artists to a live stage, More Info
*  Belle & Sebastian @Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St), 8pm, $65, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 7/11

☺ HOT & FUN: Comedy and Karaoke @ Baby Grand (55 McGuinness Blvd), 8pm, FREE, catch NYC’s hottest comedians followed by karaoke, More Info
# In Conversation @ Archestratus (160 Huron St) 7pm, $20 – $40, join chef, author, and Bon Appetit food director Carla Lalli Music for a conversation, Q + A, and signing of her new cookbook, Buy Tix
♫ Bliss House Sessions @ Dobbin St (64 Dobbin St), 730pm, $20, an interactive concert series that submerges you into a fun & friendly community of independent musicians, Buy Tix
* Tenant Town Hall @ (66 Clay St), 6pm, FREE, as communities in North Brooklyn are facing displacement, let’s reclaim, remain and rebuild our neighborhood, More Info


FRIDAY 7/12

♦ SummerStarz Free Movies in the Park @ Transmitter Park (2 Greenpoint Ave), 8pm, wonderful family-friendly movies at Transmitter Park presented by Town Square. This week’s screening is “The Incredibles 2,” More Info
♫ Ethno-Soul Latin-Roots Medicine Music @ Golden Drum (97 Green St #G1), 730pm, $20 suggested, Latin-roots flavor, Hip Hop, Reggae, electro-organic medicine music, and Afro-Soulful sound, RSVP
♫ Riot Avenue – An 80’s Hair Metal Party @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave), 11pm, FREE (until midnight w RSVP), Come in style and party to the soundtrack from a decade in music which celebrated excess and debauchery, Buy Tix
# Grand Opening – Food Truck Fridays @ Smorgasburg (East River State Park), 12pm, FREE, find a curated selection of food trucks and a bar run by Smorgasburg at the corner of N. 6th and Kent Ave, More Info Continue reading

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Recent Manhattan Avenue Openings and Closings

The McDonald’s at 904 Manhattan Ave. is undergoing renovations and will reopen later this month.

From the temporarily closed McDonald’s to a newly opened New Jersey-based bank, there are a number of recent changes with the businesses on Manhattan Avenue.

At 904 Manhattan Avenue, the longstanding McDonald’s is closed for renovations on a busy corner across from the Greenpoint Avenue G train. The McDonald’s building is currently boarded up, but the two banners flying above the store state “reopening July 22nd,” big-mac fans rejoice!

Kearny Bank is Manhattan Avenue’s newest financial institution.

Just one block away on the avenue, a newly open Kearny Bank is ready for business at 875 Manhattan Avenue. The New Jersey-based bank celebrated its grand opening in June. According to the bank’s website “Kearny Bank is headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey. It is a wholly-owned New Jersey state-chartered stock savings bank subsidiary of Kearny Financial Corp.” Continue reading

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Eckford Street Studio Launches Art Classes for Adults

A figure drawing session in action (courtesy of Eckford Street Studio)

The Greenpoint-based community art studio Eckford Street Studio (70 Eckford St.) is offering drawing classes for adults beginning next week.

 

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OK, so obviously we are big fans of our adult education courses here at the studio. More importantly, though, so are our students! 100% (that’s 💯!) told us the class they took at Eckford Street Studio was a better time than programs they had participated in elsewhere. According to one recent artist, “Catherine was such a wonderful teacher! It was a creative and supportive environment and I had a ton of fun.” 💫 Lucky for YOU, our next series of ✍🏾Drawing from Observation👍🏻 starts on Monday! Don’t miss out on the fun creative supportive atmosphere! Register today! . . . #eckfordstreetstudio #esscommunityprojects #esscp #artstudio #communityartstudio #nonprofitartstudio #brooklynnonprofit #arteducation #brooklyn #northbrooklyn #greenpoint #williamsburg #brooklynart #drawing #drawingclass #adulteducation #classesforadults #drawingfromobservation #continuingeducation

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The “drawing from observation” class starts on Monday, July 15, and meets once per week through August 12th. The five-week class is $250 and all skill levels are welcome and materials are provided; register here. The class description:

Enhance your drawings by developing your observation skills.  In this five-session class, we will practice looking deeply and creating mindfully. We will look at our surroundings in new ways and translate what we see into sketches and drawings using a variety of drawing materials. Strengthening our observational skills gives us more information and allows us to draw with intention, making artwork that is uniquely our own. Enjoy a relaxed, nonjudgmental class; all levels welcomed and encouraged to come.


For those looking for a one-off or weekly drawing session, Eckford Street Studio offers a BYOB figure drawing session with a live model that happens on most Tuesdays from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. and participants provide their own supplies.

Another five-week class, the “essentials of acrylic painting” is also in the works, which would tentatively meet on Wednesday nights; details for the acrylic painting class are still in the works.

 

 

 

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Assemblyman Lentol Calls For Mail Delivery Audit in North Brookyln

The Greenpoint Post Office (via Google Maps)

Assemblyman Joe Lentol is calling for the U.S. Postal Service Inspector General to “conduct a thorough audit of mail delivery  and its efficiency in North Brooklyn.” Speaking for his constituents in Brooklyn zip codes in 11211, 11222, and 11249 Lentol addressed a letter to Inspector General Michael Horowitz urging a close look into the cause of mail-related complaints flooding Lentol’s office:

For the past few months, many constituents in our districts have expressed their dissatisfaction with the inadequate performance of the USPS. We have heard numerous complaints that include untimely deliveries, routine delivery to incorrect addresses and mail sometimes not being received at all.

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Greenpoint Street Repaving Schedule 7/8 – 7/12

Franklin Street will be repaved this Friday.

The streets around Greenpoint are in the process of resurfacing by the Dept of Transportation with a number of streets set to be repaved this week. During this time it’s best to double-check parking restrictions.

The milling and paving schedule 7/8 – 7/12: Continue reading

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MTA Announces Nine Weeks of Limited Overnight Brooklyn L Train Service

Courtesy of the MTA

As part of the MTA’s ongoing Canarsie Tunnel repair project, there will be no L train service from 12 a.m. – 5 a.m. between Lorimer Street and Broadway Junction in Brooklyn starting July 16th for “nine weekends and the preceding weeknights,” the MTA announced in the latest L train newsletter.

During the upcoming closures (listed below) the L train will also run every 20 minutes between 8th Avenue in Manhattan and Lorimer Street in Brooklyn, and every 20 minutes between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway. A shuttle bus will run in Brooklyn between Lorimer Street and Broadway junction on weeknights and on affected subway stations on weekends. Here’s the full schedule of closures via the MTA: Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: Record Townhouse Sale, Vinnie’s Greenpoint, Cyclists Deaths Spike and More

Welcome to the weekend Greenpointers! Catch-up on the local headlines from this week below and find out where to venture out this weekend.

Here’s a roundup of headlines from Greenpoint and Williamsburg this week:

After ten years on Nassau Avenue Vinnie’s Pizzeria will close and focus on their Williamsburg pizzeria. (Greenpointers)

Greenpoint and Williamsburg have 10 new “affordable” apartments to apply for in the latest housing lottery. (Greenpointers)

MoMA PS1’s Warm Up concert series returns this Saturday with a new courtyard art installation. (Greenpointers)

NYC’s 4th of July violent incidents included a woman who slashed two men during a fight on Middleton St. near Union Ave. (NY Daily News Continue reading

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Greenpoint’s Vinnie’s Pizzeria Will Close, Williamsburg Location to Remain Open

Greenpoint’s Vinnie’s Pizzeria (courtesy of Vinnie’s)

The good folks at Vinnie’s Pizzeria (253 Nassau Ave.) announced today on Instagram that another Brooklyn-based pizzeria will take over Vinnie’s Nassau Avenue location in Greenpoint starting Monday.

Vinnie’s Bedford Avenue location in Williamsburg will remain open according to the post. The Park Slope-based pizzeria Da Nonna Rosa will take over the Nassau Avenue Vinnie’s and will retain the entire Vinnie’s staff.

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MoMA PS1’s ‘Warm Up’ Concert Series Returns Saturday (7/6)

(Courtesy of MoMA PS1/Kris Graves)

MoMA PS1 in Long Island City will kick off its “Warm Up” summer music series on Saturday, July 6th, with music performances in the museum’s courtyard alongside art installations.

Pedro & Juana’s Hórama Rama (courtesy of MoMA PS1/Rafael Gamo)

The art installation in the MoMA PS1 courtyard this year features a 40-foot-tall, 90-foot-wide “immersive junglescape,” the work of architects Pedro and Juana who are Mexico-based.

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10 “Affordable” Apartments Available in Greenpoint and Williamsburg Housing Lottery

128 Huron Street (via Google Maps)

A fresh batch of ten “affordable” apartments in Greenpoint and Williamsburg is now open for applications via the NYC Housing Connect website.

Located in the bullseye of the on-going sewer petroleum vapor epidemic, 128 Huron Street in Greenpoint offers three one-bedroom apartments in the lottery; two of the one-bedrooms are priced at $1,999 for one to two occupants with an annual household income between $68,538 – $111,020. The other one-bedroom apartment is $2,250 per month for one to two occupants with an annual household income between $77,143 – $111,020.

Amenities at 128 Huron St. are listed as stainless steel appliances and a balcony. Apply here by July 19th.

127 Boerum St. (via Google Maps)

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