By Lucie Levine

About Lucie Levine

Lucie Levine is the founder of Archive on Parade, a local tour and event company that aims to take New York’s fascinating history out of the archives and into the streets. She’s a Native New Yorker, licensed New York City tour guide, and freelance writer with a passion for the city’s social, political and cultural history.

Night at the Library, Trivia Anniversary, Greenpointers Indie Makers Market, Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint and Launching Penguins — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (9/12-9/18)

Sunday, September 16th, 2018 (12-7pm) another piece of North Brooklyn history will be bustling with music, fun activities, design, and craftsmanship as we host our first ever Indie Makers Market inside BIBA of Williamsburg (110 Kent Ave). From frozen treats made with upcycled plant based materials, custom handcrafted guitars, ethereal essential oil blends, to tiny terrarium jewelry, and more, we can’t wait to showcase the high quality unique creations by our top 20 curated pick of local makers. FREE to enter!! RSVP Here!!

WEDNESDAY 9/12

♦ The Pantsuit Party: The September Issue @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St.), 6pm, FREE, donations encouraged, THML theater company hosts a night of networking, cocktails, guest presentations and a chance to show your stuff during the open mic portion More Info 
^ Big Words, Etc: A Reading & Fundraiser for Raices
@ 61 Local (61 Bergen St.), 6pm, $5 suggested, More Info
♦ Design & Research Seminar: On Peers, Superpowers and Cyborgs. @ A/D/O (29 Norman Avenue), 6:30pm, $10, Featuring Neil Harbisson, a Cyborg Artist who listens to colors through an antenna implanted in his skull, Buy Tix
* Trivia Night 1 Year Anniversary!!!! @ Archestratus Books and Foods (160 Huron St.), 8pm, FREE, Join our News Editor for Trivia! Tonight’s game marks a year of Trivia at Archestratus! Win food, drinks, cookies, or a full meal and bragging rights! More Info

THURSDAY 9/13

♦ Art Opening: Simon Linnert @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave.) 7pm, FREE, Photography. More Info
♫ Best Worst Talent Show! @ The House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Avenue) 7pm, FREE, More Info
♦ Art Hole Presents: Femme du Soir @ Rubulad (Location w/ RSVP), 7:30pm, $10, Enjoy some drinks and get your doodle on with a live figure model, more info Continue reading

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Vote this Week! Election Day is Thursday!

Get Your "I Voted" Sticker September 12th! via DNAinfo
Get Your “I Voted” Sticker September 13th!

Hey Greenpoint, it’s time to get out the vote! Traditionally, elections are held on Tuesdays but this week’s Gubernatorial Primary will take place on Thursday, 9/13 (TOMORROW) so as not to conflict with commemorations of 9/11.

That means you have a few more days to brush up on your choices:  Continue reading

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You are the Universe, Lot Radio BBQ, Femmelody and Life Drawing + Live Score — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (9/5 – 9/11)

WEDNESDAY 9/5

♫ Miracle Horse Miracle Hour: Miley Cyrus’ The Climb @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St.), 7pm, FREE, a variety show where you explore your own struggles and learn to love THE CLIMB, More Info 
♫ Sense, sensory & sensation BK Wildlife Summer Fest Showcase
@ Bushwick Community Darkroom (110 Troutman St.), 7pm, FREE, music, visual art, storytelling, film, RSVP
♫ Inspired Word NYC featured artist: Zoe Voisin @ Hell Phone (247 Varet Street) 7pm, $10, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 9/6

^ Rally Reading Series: Oria, Osmundson, Lucia Wu @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.) 7pm, FREE, a whole new helping of overtly political discourse. More Info
^ Exile On Second Avenue Launch Party @ The West BK (379 Union Avenue) 7pm, FREE, reading, raffle, tequila and food, More Info
♫ Vitalic, Luka Tacon @ Elsewhere (599 Johnson Avenue), 8pm, $20-25, Buy Tix
♦ UATU: U Are The Universe Premiere @
Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St.), 8pm, $18-22, a journey through the awakening of the human consciousness, Buy Tix
Dissociate 007 feat. QRTR + more @ The Tilt BK (248 McKibbin Street), 10pm, FREE, more info Continue reading

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Newtown Creek Alliance Partners with Greenpoint Students this School Year

Preparing the NCA curriculum, via Newtown Creek Alliance

Happy first day of school, Greenpoint! This year, the local conservationists at Newtown Creek Alliance are bringing the creek to the curriculum as part of the National Wildlife Federation’s Greenpoint EcoSchools initiative.

NCA will pioneer its new STEM Urban Ecology curriculum in the four Greenpoint Public schools: PS 31, PS 34, PS 110, and MS 126. The learning modules and field trips, designed for elementary and middle school students, cover Flora and Fauna relationships, invasive and native species, topography, water and soil quality, ecological health and legacy and ongoing pollution sources.

Each lesson will culminate in a “design based applied learning project,” and NCA staff will serve as expert guides, leading classes through related activities and offering guest lecturers in the classroom.  Continue reading

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De Blasio Gives BQX a Green Light

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Yesterday, the Mayor put the long-stalled BQX waterfront streetcar project back on the table. The light rail trolley slated to run between Brooklyn and Queens was left out of the fiscal budget in April of this year, after missing its 4th feasibility study deadline. Now the project has returned with a shorter route, a higher budget, and the Mayor’s support.

When the project was first proposed in 2016, the advocacy group Friends of the BQX, headed by Jessica Schumer, daughter of Chuck Schumer, envisioned a 16-mile route from Astoria to Sunset Park. The current project stretches 11 miles, from Astoria to Red Hook, stopping in between at  Long Island City, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Downtown Brooklyn.  Continue reading

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McGolrick Park Playground will Reopen in September

McGolrick Playground Plan via NYC Parks

Come mid-September Greenpoint’s kids can trade the pop-up playground in McGolrick Park for the real deal. The Playground is in the midst of a year-long make over, funded largely by Councilman Stephen Levin and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

As part of the revamp, the Parks Department has installed new playground equipment and spray showers, added more benches, upgraded landscaping, poured new pavement and put up new fencing. Parks will also refurbish pathways throughout the park in the fall.

While neighbors may cheer the new equipment, plenty will miss an old friend: The playground’s whale has been removed during the rennovation.

 

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Seasonal Spirits, Wild Nothing, Paradise Garage Reunion — What’s Happening, Greenpointers? (8/29 – 9/4)

WEDNESDAY 8/29

♫ Another Guy Called Gerald + Lio Kanine @ Elsewhere (599 Johnson Avenue), 5pm, FREE, RSVP 
♫ DarkDoves & Underground Channel
@ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St.), 6pm, FREE, Buy Tix
* Nixon-Cuomo Debate @ Syndicated (40 Bogart St.) 6pm, FREE, More Info
* Chakra Glow : From Root to Crown @ Maha Rose (97 Green St.), 7:30pm, $50, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 8/30

♫ A Whole Lotta Love w/ The Josh Craig @ Halcyon (74 Wythe Ave.) 4pm, FREE, More Info
# Seasonal Spirits: Wild and Wood @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St.) 6:30pm, $25, learn about barrel aging and fermentation, Buy Tix
♫ Holy Tunics, Peel Dream Magazine PLUS! Kew @ Sunnyvale (1031 Grand Street), 7:30pm, $10, Buy Tix
♫ Classical Summer Night Concert for Solo Piano @
San Damiano Mission (85 N 15th St.), 8pm, $15, Buy Tix
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There is a Pop-up Pencil Museum Devoted to Eberhard Faber Pencils on Staten Island!

The Pencil Museum, via NYC Parks

Greenpoint’s beloved Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory is a landmark, coworking space, and home to us, your trusty Greenpointers staff. But, the Faber family itself called the north shore of Staten Island home. They lived on the land that is now Faber Pool and Park.

Right now, in that park, there is a pop-up “Pencil Museum” honoring the history of pencils, manufacturing, and the Faber family, in New York City.  Continue reading

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Dusty Rose is Moving… and offering up their current space for sweet events

 

Dusty Rose Vintage

Dusty Rose, the goldmine of vintage finds as 251 Greenpoint Avenue, will be moving into a space at 67 West Street in mid-September. Lucky for us, they’ll have the old space through October, and are planning to rent it out as an empty warehouse for sample sales, screenings, comedy shows, music and parties. They are also soliciting event ideas from the community, hoping to send the space off “with a bang.”

Before their 67 West location becomes a vintage paradise, it will be empty the last two weeks of September, so Dusty rose is also soliciting an open call for event ideas in that space. As of now, they’re planning a “So Long Summer Sample Sale” September 15th and 16th.

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DOT Upgrading Williamsburg Bike Network This Summer

Projected bike lanes in Williamsburg, via the DOT

As L-Pocalypse draws near, the DOT sees bike lanes as one way to offset the crush of commuters on the G and J/M/Z lines. With that goal in mind, the agency will begin upgrading Williamsburg’s existing bike lanes this summer.  Continue reading

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