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).
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 →
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]
* 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.
♫ 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 tixContinue reading →
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?
You may have noticed a new cafe quietly setting up shop on the more peaceful end of Franklin Street—Cafe Alula(252 Franklin St) next to totes adorbs plant shop Tend Greenpoint is now open, serving up Lebanese-inspired sandwiches, salads and cafe fare. They’re currently open 7am till 7pm every day. Continue reading →
Are you a writer who can edit and manage content? Are you creative, self-motivated, Greenpoint-obsessed, extremely organized and detailed-oriented? Do you want to contribute to the community and support local in a positive way?
We are looking for someone who has experience in news reporting, is tapped into local culture (art/food/music), is up-to-date on environmental issues, local crime, safety issues, local politics, and is interested in being an active part of the North Brooklyn community and can also:
Write well researched, informative and fun articles (on the fly)
Manage a team of talented editors and contributors
Oversee the day-to-day upkeep of Greenpointers content on WordPress (scheduling/editing) and social channels
Come up with unique ideas for new content and assign stories
Familiarity with social media best practices
Hourly rate, 15-20 hours a week, semi-flexible schedule with possibility to grow into full time. Office location is in the beautiful PencilWorks (top floor of the Pencil Factory at 61 Greenpoint Ave).
Photography skills, design sense, familiarity with various forms of media (podcasts, videos), enthusiastic about learning, experience with event production, fearless about exploring new ideas are pluses.
At a time when local news is diminishing at an alarming rate, we are determined more than ever to keep serving the community and need someone to help us step up our content game!
More about us: Greenpointers began as a neighborhood blog in 2007 and has since grown into hyperlocal resource for all things North Brooklyn. We aim to support the community and small businesses that make our neighborhood awesome through fun and informative content and events like our seasonal markets and Greenpoint Open Studios. We’re a small grassroots team dedicated to keeping our neighbors informed on what’s happening locally. Continue reading →
Saturday night, pizza place at Franklin and Greenpoint This was around 8pm on Saturday 9/8. We were both waiting for slices at the same time at that little pizza place by Broken Land and Homecoming. You were on the far left side of the counter, and I was at the far right. There were some party girls in between us, but you and I had a conversation going with our eyes. And you were there with a guy with long hair who was waiting for you. (I’ll assume he was your brother.) Maybe Greenpointers can help us out here?
Hopefully you don’t plan on leaving the neighborhood on the weekend all month—the MTA is shutting down the G train every single weekend in September, from Bedford-Nostrand to Court Square. The service interruption (aka pain-in-the-train) begins on Fridays at 9:45pm and lasts until 5am Monday morning. If you get desperate, there will be free replacement shuttle bus service along the G train line.
Thankfully, the L will still be running during the September run of the G train’s weekend shutdown. But, next month, the L will be shut down every weekend for the month of October. C’mon ride that train (or, don’t).
The Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn is having one of their biggest fundraising events of the year, the 7th Annual Party For The Parks. Tickets start at $150 (purchase by Sept 18th for Early Bird pricing), and the party supports the more than 45 parks and playgrounds in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. According to OSA, “The event is part fundraiser; part community celebration for the hundreds of North Brooklynites who invest time and resources in their parks! Because when a community supports its parks, the beauty, health, economy and quality of life of a neighborhood improve!”
The event is happening Thursday, October 18th from 7-10pm, and hosted by Vice Media at 49 S 2nd Street in Williamsburg. Tickets can be purchased here.
The last FREE family-centric Summer Sunday of the season is happening this Sunday (Sept 9th) at McGolrick Park, from 11am-1pm. The kid friendly event will feature Rock’n’LoLo and her Spanish singalong and Eckford Street Studio (70 Eckford St) hosting arts and crafts. All are welcome!