Do you love to cycle? Want to explore parts of Brooklyn? And, for a great cause?
Sign up for the Epic Ride for July 21 and you’ll explore parts of Brooklyn’s waterfront from Greenpoint to Riis Beach Park. Discover hidden places and secret far away spots on this fun adventure. You’ll pedal through various neighborhoods, parks, and take in fantastic sights. Plus, there will be refreshments at rest stops, too.
Once you’re done biking, the spectacular continues at the clutch Epic After Party at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar with bands, food, drinks, and even some swimming in the ocean. And there, you’ll also find a complimentary bike valet at the finish line. Need some help with your bike? No worries, you’ll be supported by mechanics and marshals for your bike tune-up needs. For $65, you’ll score big on a mega-cool ride and a spectacular after party. Continue reading →
Do you want to give your tastebuds an ass kicking? Well then. Oxomoco is here and they’d love to have a word, er, meal with you.
The dynamic wood-fired Mexican tacqueria (128 Greenpoint Avenue) will enchant you with their spicy margs, but you’ll want to stay for their savory tacos and decadent chocolate desserts. We took a spin around the new airy and vivacious space and did loads of taste testing and cocktail sipping. Our verdict? It’s simply d-i-v-i-n-e.
Are you sick of swiping? Yeah, we are too. Left swipe, right swipe, left again. Looking for a date (or something more) can be a drag. After all, apps can’t really predict chemistry. But, meeting in real time, that’s when the sparks fly.
So maybe it’s time to stop swiping. There’s a new dating mixer in the ‘hood and no swiping is required. After a successful first go-round in January, IRL Match is hosting another event for singles who have grown weary of dating apps. The event is not like speed dating, but more like a fun happy hour where everyone just happens to be single. Cool, no? So, saunter your fine self over to local DIY art space Big Irv’s (381 Hooper Street) Thursday, June 14th for a real time meet-cute.
What should you do? Don your favorite outfit and get ready to meet some new people. (Hint: we think you should bring a friend).
IRL Match at Big Irv’s Thursday, June 14th | 7:30-9:30pm 381 Hooper Street BYOB
If you’re thinking about elevating your daily cup of joe, you might want to look into CBD oil. It’s a way to enhance your coffee and it might just relax you in the process.
So, what exactly is CBD oil? Cannabidiol is extracted from marijuana plants, but no, it won’t get you high. FYI: THC is the chemical in cannabis that gets you blazed and there’s less than 0.3% of it in CBD oil. Once the CBD is extracted, it’s blended with another oil. Benefits of CBD oil can include anxiety and stress relief, anti-seizure treatment, pain relief, and more. Also, CBD is legal right now in New York, so you can find small bottles of the stuff in varying strengths at local boutiques, wellness spots and of course, vape shops.
If you want to reap the benefits of CBD oil without buying a whole bottle, there’s quite a few local spots in Greenpoint that offer CBD-infused coffee and lattes. Check out the list below and some of our taste test thoughts and reactions.
1. Vittles, 94 Franklin Street
This Franklin Street coffee joint is selling Greenpoint’s first CBD infused coffee via the brand Flower Power. It’s a smooth java that is best savored black. One cup runs $6.
3. Antidote Apothecary and Tea Bar, 200 Franklin Street
Antidote whips up dairy-free herbal lattes, with a CBD-based drink coming soon. However, you can scoop up CBD-infused coffee beans at the shop right now. Then you can whip up some good vibes at home anytime.
Looking for a new gig or side hustle? Check out this fresh round up of some Greenpoint-based jobs for the week of May 11th.
Fornino (849 Manhattan Ave) needs to fill multiple waiter/waitress positions. Stop by the pizza spot with your resume! Another Greenpoint-based pizza restaurant (Paulie Gees, perhaps??) needs a full time daytime prep cook. Love pups? There’s some sweet dog walker positions available in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Calexico (645 Manhattan Ave) is on the search for an part time bartenders. Are you a suave, modern barber? The Land of Barbers needs you – a licensed barber. Make a damn fine cup of coffee: Odd Fox (984 Manhattan Ave) is looking for a barista to join their team. Delight the neighborhood with your confections: Cafe Rochelle (940 Manhattan Ave) put out the call for a pastry chef. An unnamed Greenpoint restaurant wants a full time dishwasher and night porter. Tutor wanted: help a student prep for the RN NCLEX exam. If you’re a customer service maven, check out this open role at Town Food Service. Fastenal, an industrial and construction supply distributor needs an account specialist.
Folks, Mother’s Day is coming this Sunday. So, if you’re buying a gift for your awesome mama or beloved baby mama, here are some local shops and designers that carry some sparkle and something cute or sentimental to gift that special woman in your life.
Now that the hellscape known as winter is officially over, it’s time to freshen up your spring looks. If you’re thinking of shopping local and investing in some key pieces, browse some of these killer selections from our beloved neighborhood boutique, In God We Trust. We heard that mechanic-style jumpsuits are all the rage. You can thank us later.