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Friends of Greenpoint Library Meeting Today at 3pm

Friends-of-Greenpoint-Library_500With the amount of information available online, it’s easy to take our libraries for granted. Did you know that at one point the idea of a “library” didn’t even exist? Ben Franklin was hosting regular meetings with a group of friends (Junto), where they would discuss politics, philosophy and morality. During these meetings, the members would exchange books and information, and ultimately inspired Franklin’s plans for a public library. Fast forward a few centuries and now we have 87 public libraries in NYC, with one of them right here in Greenpoint.

Friends of Greenpoint Library is hosting a meeting where you can meet neighbors, brainstorm on ideas, and help find ways to support the Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave).

DATE: Today, April 9th
TIME: 3pm
LOCATION: Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave)

For more information, contact Sharon at [email protected]

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TONIGHT is Greenpoint Gallery Night (7-10pm)

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Kick off this Spring season with Greenpoint Gallery Night this Friday (3/18) from 7-10pm.

Participating venues:

Booklyn Artist Alliance • 37 Greenpoint Ave
Brouwerij Lane • 78 Greenpoint Ave
Calico • 67 West St
Clay Space 1205 • 1205 Manhattan Ave
Dandelion Wine • 153 Franklin St
Greenpoint Terminal Gallery • 67 West St
The Java Project • 252 Java St
Kayrock Screenprinting • 1205 Manhattan Ave
Owen James Gallery • 61 Greenpoint Ave
Simuvac Projects • 99 Norman Ave
Yashar Gallery • 276 Greenpoint Ave

Check out the full list of venues and  more info here.

View all locations on Google Maps

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Happy 2nd Anniversary, Moonlight Mile! Celebrate this Sat (3/5)!

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Happy 2nd birthday The Moonlight Mile (200 Franklin)! Thanks for supplying us with great cocktails and whiskey!

Celebrate this Sat, March 5th from 2pm to 2am, you can help celebrate their 2 year anniversary with a variety of early bird and drink specials throughout the day.  Continue reading

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The Fight for Promised Park Land Continues: Action Plan Meeting with Bushwick Inlet Park Tonight! (1/13)

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Thank you Mayor DeBlasio for nixing the chance for developers to build residential apartments on our promised park land! It’s a step in the right direction but the fight continues – there can still be an office or retail space built until the city can actually buy the land.

Join Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park tonight (January 13th at 7:30pm) at Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co. and learn about the current fight and next steps in completing our promised park land. Continue reading

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Is this Your Cat? Found in Master Piece Smoke Shop Saturday (1/9)

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Does this adorably special furr-ball belong to you? S/he was found on Saturday, January 9th at approximately 1pm when he ran into the back door of Master Piece Smoke Shop avoiding the cold weather. Neighboring store owners also stated that the cat tried to run into their establishment.

This gorgeous cat is described as 12 out of 10 on the affection scale and is particularly vocal.

Please email Michael Brandon at [email protected] Continue reading

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Electronics Recycling on Grand St. Rain or Shine (Sat, 1/16)

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What do you do with your old electronics that you can’t seem to give away? Throwing it in the trash is illegal ($100 fine), so here’s your chance to get rid of them old things once and for all – legally! Partnered with Lower East Side Ecology Center and Tekserve, Grand Street BID is hosting an E-Waste Recycling event January 16th from 10am-4pm on Grand St between Graham Ave and Humboldt StContinue reading

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Here’s How You Can Help the Victims of the Richardson St Fire

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Early Tuesday morning, a fire at 30 Richardson St. left two dead and others displaced. Those who survived were forced out into the cold with no possessions and no longer have a home to return to.

Many of you have asked about ways to help, and you can do it by donating to The Richardson Street Fire Relief Fund. If you cannot provide a monetary contribution, then please send out love and prayers for a healthy recovery for everyone.

Thanks to all the firefighters who responded to the fire and if you’re around any of the local fire houses you can also thank them directly: Continue reading

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Newtown Creek Superfund CAG Meeting Tonight (12/16)

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The Newtown Creek Superfund Community Advisory Group (CAG) will be having their quarterly meeting tonight, December 16th from 6:30-8:30pm at McCarren Play Center Community Room (776 Lorimer St.). The existing agenda is set to discuss three main topics: ecological, human health, background data summary, with a Q&A to follow. Continue reading

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TICKET GIVEAWAY! Catlady Craft Night at Brooklyn Craft Company (11/21)

Kitten on a white backgroundBrooklyn Craft Company, a DIY class and event space, is hosting a Catlady Craft Night and we have a free ticket to giveaway ($95 value)! Catlady Craft Night is a big crazy cat-themed DIY party for the modern catlady (cat gents are welcome, too)! Attendees can look forward to making several cat-themed craft projects including wire cat rings, painted cat figurines, cat-shaped leather change purses, canvas totes, and needle-felted cats made from wool and — yes, they’re going there — cat fur!

You can also look forward to cocktails, music, a cat meet-and-greet hosted by Brooklyn Animal Action, where attendees can snuggle with actual cats and even adopt them if they make a love match, a raffle to benefit Brooklyn Animal Action (a portion of event proceeds benefit them as well), and the sparkling company of Brooklyn’s raddest catladies!

How to enter: In the comments below, answer the question “True or False: A cat, standing in a still position, can jump more than 3 times its own length.” Continue reading

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Happy Birthday David Lee Roth! Celebrate at The Diamond Tomorrow! (Sat,10/10)

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Don’t have plans for Oktoberfest? How about rocking out to Van Halen tunes over some tasty brews at The Diamond  for Rothtoberfest?

“Diamond” David Lee Roth turns 61 and given that the Diamond is named in honor of him, it’s a holiday they take very seriously. So tomorrow (Sat, 10/10) starting at 4pm, come through The Diamond (43 Franklin St) for food, booze, and an alternating set from Van Halen, German metal, and of course traditional German Oktoberfest tunes.

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