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Name That Point – Win A Beer!

It’s time for your favorite Greenpointers game: Name That Point.

Can you guess the location in Greenpoint where this street art photo is located? The first person to guess correctly wins a F-R-E-E  B-E-E-R! This week’s local sponsor is  The Diamond (43 Franklin St).

Answer in the comments below and the first person to comment correctly wins!

More Greenpoint street art photos at Graffitipoint.

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Stack it All Up Like Lego Money: Kickstarter’s HQ in Greenpoint

As Greenpointers reported last month, Kickstarter is moving into Greenpoint. So how’s the construction coming along?

kickstarter construction

Work in progress. The guys are bringing in the supporting construction frames. They will be installing Doka formwork products, which is like LEGO for big boys.

While the plans call for a theater, art gallery, lounge and cafeteria, in addition to offices, I’m still holding out in hope it’s a medieval castle.

See more at Kickstarting Kickstarter.

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Jedis for Jesus: “Our Faith & the Force” begins 9/26 at Ascension Church

The Episcopal Church of the Ascension (127 Kent St) is mashing up faith with fun – fun from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

The “Our Faith & the Force” discussion series will be connecting the ministry of Jesus Christ with the artistry of the Star Wars films. The fall discussion series will be covering Episodes I-III.

I’m just a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.” – Jango Fett, Attack of the Clones

The saga begins September 26  at 6:30pm and will meet “almost every other Wednesday” thereafter.

Further reading on the intersection of religion and Star Wars.

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Newtown Creek Armada, Coastal Clean-up, Capital to Capital Canoe Expedition: What’s New at Newtown Creek?

There’s a whole sludge of events at Greenpoint’s very own Superfund site, Newtown Creek.

State of the Planet, a blog from the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is reporting that the city effort to clean up the polluted waterway is having an unintended effect.

According to a new study the clean up process is releasing sewage bacteria and other particles into the air above the site. The study is one of the first to establish a link between water pollution and air-quality, raising new questions about the health risks posed by dirty water.

Newtown Creek is already a source of combined sewage run-off, and could become even worse due to rising sea levels due from climate change. The New York Times ran an article highlighting the seriousness of the issue this Monday.

Don’t jump off the Pulaski Bridge just yet, Greenpointers. The news at Newtown Creek is not all bad. Here are just a few of the many upcoming community events looking to make the most of revitalizing our waterfront. Continue reading

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Name That Point and Win a Beer!

graffiti street art greenpoint brooklyn

Welcome to the second edition of Name That Point.

Can you guess the location in Greenpoint where this street art photo is located? The first person to guess correctly wins a beer from Greenpoint Heights (278 Nassau Ave).

You heard right!  F-R-E-E  –  B-E-E-R!

Answer in the comments below and the first person to comment correctly wins!

More Greenpoint street art photos at Graffitipoint.

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Cause + Effect Closing Party – Wednesday 8/22

Pop up street art gallery Cause + Effect will be holding their temporary space closing party – unless the landlord decides otherwise – this Wednesday evening August 22rd, 2012 at 211 Franklin Street (corner of Freeman). Come check out the artists and their work. It’s a casual affair, it starts when you get there (we’re guessing at 6pm).
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Name That Point: Win a Beer!

Welcome to the first edition of Name That Point.

Can you guess the location in Greenpoint where this street art photo is located?

The first person to guess correctly wins a beer from The Diamond (43 Franklin St).

You heard right!  F-R-E-E  –  B-E-E-R!

Answer in the comments below and the first person to comment correctly wins!

More Greenpoint street art photos at Urban Funk.

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