Progress on Kickstarter’s forthcoming Greenpoint HQ at the old Pencil Factory on Kent Street has been ongoing, but perceptible improvements have been hard to report for the last few months.
Well that and my lack of snooping around…
Architect Ole Sondresen has released a portfolio for the Kickstarter project. Visit the link to see an illustrated rendering of what their vision for the roof deck/courtyard seen above will morph into.
This isn’t the only urban design project Kickstarter is getting behind. Check out these 6 recent Kickstarter projects for cities from This Big City.
Follow (intermittent) progress reports on Kickstarter’s new Greenpoint based HQ at buildingkickstart.
Whether you are a new supporter, or were there at the very beginning, the Newtown Creek Alliance invites you to share this moment to commemorate the great work they have done, and recognize the important work ahead, tomorrow Wednesday November 28, from 7-9pm @ The Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave).
Considering how much funk is in the creek, you know it’s gonna be quite the jam.
*Refreshments will be served, and there will be a cash bar.
Show your support for Sandy Relief Efforts with this styling Tee-shirt.
A group of New Yorkers volunteering in the Rockaways and Staten Island decided that they needed to create a platform to raise money for continuing Sandy relief efforts. The result of their dedication and inspiration is Let’s Rebuild NY.
By purchasing a Tee-shirt from www.letsrebuildny.com, you’ll not only be supporting New Yorkers effected by Hurricane Sandy, but looking dapper doing it. I can’t wait to rock mine with my favorite pair of Zubaz pants.
All Let’s Rebuild NY Tee-shirts are produced in NY, and every penny of the net proceeds is going towards supporting those suffering from the impact of Sandy through a partnership with the Red Cross.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) is set to unveil their plans for the Greenpoint waterfront route at Community Board 1’s next meeting.
The DOT is proposing the conversion of West Street into a one-way street between Eagle and Quay Streets. The plan also calls for moving utilities that are currently above ground on West Street underground.
The big change will be the construction of a two-way bike lane. The bike lane will connect to the Kent Ave bike lane at Bushwick Inlet and continue north to the planned pedestrian bridge at Ash and Commercial streets which will connect the Brooklyn waterfront to Queens.
The CB 1 meeting at which the presentation will take place will be held on Wednesday, November 14th at 6:30PM at the Swinging 60’s Senior Citizen Center, 211 Ainslie Street.
ABOUT THE BEER There Will Be Black has a core of black bread and dark chocolate, wrapped in a bright coat of orangey, minty hops. This beer knows the night. This beer will be awesome with your burger, revelatory with your chicken molé, and intends to marry your lamb vindaloo. We think you’ll approve.
MALTS AND GRAINS British pale, lager, crystal and chocolate malt, American black barley, German black malt
HOPS American Willamette and Sorachi Ace, New Zealand Pacific Gem and Motueka
YEAST Our House Ale Yeast O.G. 17.2° Plato ABV 7.5%
The B62 and B43 are both running North/South from Manhattan Ave.
FERRY East River Ferry stops in Greenpoint and South Williamsburg will remain closed until further notice, as damage continues to be assessed.
Ferries from North Williamsburg (at North 6th Street) will start at 7AM, and the last ferries will leave Manhattan from E 34th Street and Wall Street/Pier 11 at 6PM. The ferries will arrive at each stop in 15-minute intervals.
Several students have been out in the Rockaways the past few days and have been absolutely appalled at the conditions. PSPD has been in touch with Jeanne at Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and she said food and water is desperately needed.
Please read the following message from student Rebecca Crimmins:
On Saturday a truckload of goods will be headed out to the Rockaways (to the Firehouse at 59 St) and we need your help to fill it up! Please bring goods to Higgins Hall 406 before Friday night, there is a donation table on the studio side.
Greenpointers, if you want to contribute you can drop off items by me until about 3pm and I’ll bring them over – 59 Kent St #3G (buzzer 307)
Specific Requests in Rockaway and Far Rockaway (starred ones are most urgent):
* Canned food, non perishables * bottled water * Propane grill or camping style oven * Plates, cups, forks, bowls, spoons, etc (disposable) * blankets, jackets, gloves, hats, anything to keep folks warm * cleaning supplies – buckets, squeegies, mops, bleach * masks, gloves for cleaning * batteries * socks * tarps * garbage bags boots gas stove big paper, tape, markers pens, paper, notepads generators pumps camping tables gasoline gasoline containers fire extinguishers walkie talkies
The devastating aftermath of Sandy is here, but our community has a chance to become stronger as a result. The cleanup has hardly even begun. Here is a list of ways you can lend a helping hand to your friends and neighbors:
Volunteer / Donation Opportunities For Sandy Relief