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Frightfully Fun Times Coming to the Greenpointers Fall Market this Sunday (10/30)!! Preview our Vendors!!

Designed by Deniz Ercelebi
Designed by Deniz Ercelebi

We are gathering together 50+ talented local crafters, artists, makers and can’t wait to see what they will be selling at our Fall Market!

Get a glimpse of some of the unique items you will discover and join us for frightfully fun times, with warm libations, food, live music, and FREE activities!

The Deets: This Sunday, October 30th (1-7pm) at Greenpoint Loft (67 West, St, 5th Fl)

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Activities (FREE):
Urban Frightfest Photo Booth with Ben Shirai
Nail Art by @Peenk!
Tarot Card Readings by Claire Elyse LaRoche
Face Painting by Erica Rodriguez of Human@Ease
Henna Tattoos by Miss V
Massages by Human@Ease

View photos of our last Fall Market and our  photo booth photos!

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Canning at Greenpoint Beer & Ale to Release “Rabbit Island Pilsner” into the Wild (10/28, 5PM)


If you missed the last canning at Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 North 15th Street), there’s another one coming up this Friday, October 28th at 5PM. 

As we saw in their canning launch party “The canning sequence is nothing short of mesmerizing” and “For the brewers, this challenge is an opportunity to flex their creativity, and concoct some really diverse and interesting creations that keep bringing customers back again and again…”

Thsi time, they’re releasing Flannel Shirt Red IPA and Rabbit Island Pilsner into the wild. Rabbit Island is a beautiful hoppy pilsner brewed exclusively with forever tropical Motueka and Wi-iti hops from New Zealand. Plus it features killer artwork from infamous local artist Paul Richard. Flannel Shirt is our homage to the sticky, piney & eternally hoppy Red IPA’s from the Pacific Northwest. Just like last time this is a super limited run so make plans now to join us for more canned awesomeness than any of us certainly deserve. $4 per can, $16 per 4 pack, $96 per case.

Here’s the canning process in action we caught in the last visit!giphy
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Luksus, Unexpected Luxury in a Greenpoint Hideaway

Wintergreen at Luksus Photo By Julia Moak

Behind the unassuming street front of Tørst bar, is Greenpoint’s most famous culinary secret, Luksus. This is one of North Brooklyn’s highest acclaimed eatery, yet humbly tucked away behind the beer bar, you may not know it is there. For two years running, it has held the only Michelin star status in the neighborhood, an honor it hopes to continue into 2017 after the New York City recipients are announced on November 17th. Even those who have ordered from the Tørst menu may not know that the dishes were created by world-renowned chef Daniel Burns, previously of Momofuku, The Fat Duck in the UK, and Noma in Copenhagen. The understated presence of Luksus in Brooklyn is void of pretension and reflects the persona of Burns and the cuisine. Continue reading

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Fall Market Urban Frightfest!! Spiced Rum Cider, Local Craft Beer, Hungarian Wine, Face Painting, Henna Tattoos, Nail Art, Live Music, 50+ Vendors & More! (Sun, 10/30)

Greenpointers Holiday Market 2015
Greenpointers Holiday Market 2015

Cozy up and celebrate this Fall season, Urban Frightfest style, with warm libations, food, live music, FREE fun activities, while discovering unique locally crafted items this Sunday, October 30th (1-7PM) at the Greenpoint Loft.

Wind down from the weekend’s Halloween festivities or warm up before Trick or Treating by hanging out in one of Greenpoint’s most beautiful historic spaces, restored to its pre-war glory. The Greenpoint Loft was once the home of America’s largest rope manufacturer and is now a private event space with views of the East River and Manhattan skyline that is open to the public during our markets!

RSVP for Sunday, October 30th from 1-7PM at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street, 5th Floor). Continue reading

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Greenpoint Cocktail Becomes As Famous As The Neighborhood Itself

screen-shot-2016-10-23-at-5-51-27-pmI was reading an article on eleven of the hottest cocktails from around the globe in the New York Times when the article mentioned a new drink that is all the rage: the Greenpoint.

Though it pains me as a proud Brooklynite, the Greenpoint is a variation on the famous cocktail the Manhattan. The drink, created by Michael McIlory at NYC’s legendary Milk and Honey, gets it name because the Chartreuse that is its main ingredient creates a green hue.

So, what goes into a Greenpoint? The drink consists of two ounces of rye whiskey and a half ounce of yellow Chartreuse. Then add another half ounce of sweet vermouth. The last two ingredients are pinches of angostura bitters and orange bitters. Take all the ingredients and put them in a mixing glass with ice. Next, stir and strain it into a cocktail glass. Finally, top it off with a lemon twist garnish. Continue reading

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Sunday Fundays at the Brooklyn Bazaar now has Southern Comfort Brunch!

Photo © TimeOut NY
Photo © TimeOut NY

Greenpoint funhouse and art Deco digs of Brooklyn Bazaar’s (150 Greenpoint Ave) newest incarnation is proud to host Chef Quino Baca’s Brooklyn Star outpost – turning out hangover-friendly takes on Southern comfort staples, with desserts by local bakers. Aprés brunch activities include blacklight minigolf, arcade, ping-pong, karaoke, local merchant market, and shows in the music venue room, making it a Sunday funday for all ages.

bkbazaar_brunch_525pxThe playful menu from The Brooklyn Star showcases clever takes on Southern and Southwest-inspired favorites (Chicken and Waffles get a drizzle of “hot honey;” French Toast Sticks are a luscious version of street-hawker churros) and gives a new reason for New Yorkers of all ages “to come out and stay” on a Sunday: to eat, shop and play! 

After brunch, patrons can find themselves upstairs catching a show or other scheduled program in the historically reimagined Music Venue, already lauded as the best room of its size in Brooklyn.  Dinner service resumes at 6PM, with Sunday game specials on the flat screen TV’s in the Dining Hall. Dinner service hours weekly are from 6PM – 10PM Tuesday through Sunday. Continue reading

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Amami, Greenpoint’s Own Izakaya With a Sushi Brunch Bonus

Images courtesy of Amami

Sauvage isn’t the only new restaurant to pop up at the great Bedford-Nassau-Lorimer-Berry-McCarren exchange. Amami (57 Nassau Ave) opened its doors in late July bringing us sushi, sashimi, and most important now as cold and flu season beckons, bowls of steaming hot ramen. But one look at the space—which formerly housed Mexican restaurant Sindicato de Cocineros—and you can tell this isn’t your regular sushi joint. Yes, there are the “regular” sushi dishes we’ve come to know and love, but underneath the beautiful floating terrariums, are dishes made from seafood fresh enough to be on higher-caliber (read: $200/person) omakase menus, alongside little touches like house-fermented soy sauce and freshly grated ginger. And then there’s the real kicker: sushi brunch. Continue reading

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Wake The Dead With A Seance In The Basement of Diamond Bar October 30th

seance diamond barThe Diamond (43 Franklin St.) is hosting a real, live (dead?) seance in the basement of the bar on Sunday, October 30th from 8-10pm. From The Diamond:

What do the dead think of the living? Are they watching over us with judgement or joy? And what concerns animate their afterlife? Join us in the (certifiably spooky*) basement of Greenpoint’s THE DIAMOND for a paranormal experiment in which we shall attempt to pierce the veil at this time of year when it is at its most delicate, to see who—or what—remains. Led by celebrated medium Paula Roberts (aka The English Psychic), this séance welcomes the curious to join us in our custom-engineered, candlelit Seance Salon, as we summon the spirits of the dead for communion. “We don’t know what—or who—will join us, but we aim to make them feel welcome,” says Roberts, whose previous summonings include the spirits of Harry Houdini for the Discovery Channel, the General Wayne Inn for Unsolved Mysteries, and Joseph Cornell for the Whitney Biennial. “We will seek proof that the departed keep an eye on us, and perhaps even achieve communion through questions and answers. Also, phenomena may occur.”

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Champion Coffee Gets Back in the Ring on Manhattan Avenue!

Images courtesy of Andrea Luxenberg

Yesterday, residents at the north end of Greenpoint had their unbelievable patience greatly rewarded. Last August, the neighborhood lost one of its most beloved establishments, Champion Coffee, when the 1108 Manhattan Avenue shop closed its doors due to “unforeseen circumstances.” Luckily, the paperwork had already been signed on the space directly across the street in a former artists’ studio at 1107, and at their smaller café at 142 Nassau Avenue. The Nassau Avenue spot opened last November and now the new Manhattan Avenue flagship spot has opened its doors. And it is without a doubt one of the best additions to our coffee shop scene. Continue reading

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Show me your Cheese: Fromage in North Brooklyn

The amazing and ever-changing selection of cheese at the Bedford Cheese Shop.

Autumn has arrived, my friends, and as the crisp, chilled air overtakes our fair city, there is nothing I look forward to more than a cheese night at home. We are undeniably fortunate here in North Brooklyn to have access to some seriously special cheese shops.  This time of year, I begin favoring bolder, heartier cheeses over the more delicate varieties. I visited our three cheese shops and worked with the cheesemongers to discover some fun and funky cheeses that either just came into stock or are just exceptionally well suited to our autumnal cravings. Continue reading

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