We’re one week away from hamburgers, sparklers, and rooftop fireworks. With the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show barges in the East River, literally between the northern tip of Greenpoint and Long Island City (where they properly should be!), our waterfront and rooftops are going to be prime viewing. If you don’t have a private rooftop to your avail, a few of our favorite places are going to be hosting parties, some complete with special menus and poppin’ bottles. But you better act fast as all expect to sell out! Continue reading
Eat & Drink
Nine months ago, herbalist Elizabeth DeCoursey opened Antidote Apothecary + Tea Bar at 200 Franklin Street and worked hard through the winter helping Greenpointers live a better life through her herbs and tinctures. Having lived in Greenpoint for 15 years, she’s felt that a great, friendly herbal-focused shop was desperately needed. But given the lack of healthy eating spots north of Greenpoint Avenue and a desire to make the shop a place the thoroughly nurtures her neighbors, a couple of months ago she decided to start offering a full menu from noon to 7 pm every day. Trust me, you will feed like the picture of health after stopping by for a quick bite. Continue reading
Over the past few years, North Brooklyn Farms, the working urban farm that lets you get your hands dirty, has become a waterfront haven and a surefire spot for cool events. Their farm stands allow you to literally see the plot your food comes from and gave you to a reason to eat your hard-earned volunteer work. The crowds last year showed that North Brooklyn Farms had definitely become a part of the neighborhood. Despite its popularity, the farm faced a huge challenge over the winter. Two Trees, the company developing the Domino Sugar complex, began building Water Street, taking a good chunk away from the farm and the neighboring dirt bike course. The construction is just a reminder that the farm is on borrowed time, a utopia that must come to an end. But until that happens, North Brooklyn Farms will be living it up, with its new layout. Continue reading
For the past two years, Toro Ironworks Kitchen & Bar (254 Driggs Ave) has been a go-to spot for tacos, margs, and other Mexican delights. They especially came in handy as a pre-Warsaw dinner or a quick weekday happy hour drink. They were even ahead of the latest jackfruit trend when they debuted jackfruit tacos last year for the vegetarians among us. (You can now get brined jackfruit at Trader Joe’s because it’s #trending.) Alas, all good things must come to an end. Owner Sebouh Yegparian has let us know that today is, unfortunately, Toro Ironworks last day with us. They will be missed.
But they are not going out without a little bit of a celebration. Until the final closing of the doors tonight, they will be offering a “3, 4, 5” promotion. All beers are $3, all margaritas are $4, and all glasses of wine are $5. They do have a limited menu on offer for those of you who want that jackfruit one last time. We should note that they won’t be open until mid-afternoon due to construction on the block. So stop by this afternoon, or on your way home tonight to enjoy their patio one last time, and wish Sebouh well on his next adventure.
It’s summer. It’s Friday. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you’re currently enjoying a Summer Friday, a wonderful work perk that affords you a little work/life balance. If you have the whole day off, you might have headed to Five Leaves for a chill breakfast without the weekend crowd or to Acme for Fish Fridays (that cooler is a godsend during hot summer months). After lounging in the park, taking a small nap, and/or any of the other hundred things that make summer Fridays so delicious, you’ll want to get in on those happy hours you usually miss out on. Continue reading
Clear your calendar – The Beer & Taco Get Down is going down this weekend! A large variety of global tacos in one place! Sip unlimited craft beer tastings with a focus on Central and South America while you purchase tacos from Queens’ best global taquerias.
Eat and drink your way through the best of the borough with authentic Oaxacan Tacos, fresh fish tacos from The Fried Kitchen, and Ice Cream Tacos from 10Below (to name a few) while enjoying live music, games, and good times.
How many tacos can you take down as the suds keep flowing?
Special Discount Offer for readers of Greenpointers!
Tickets normally start at just $41.00 per session for unlimited tastings, but readers who enter discount code “GREENPOINTERS” on the ticket selection page will save 20% on admission! But act now – offer expires Thursday, June 8 at 11:59pm.
Beer & Taco Get Down
5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, 11101
Now just an easy six-minute ferry ride away from Manhattan’s West 34th Street via NYC Ferry!
Saturday + Sunday, June 10-11, 12:00- 5:30pm
The classic negroni is a classic for a reason. With equal parts gin, campari and sweet vermouth on ice with an orange peel, sipping it makes me feel like I’m zooming around the Italian coast on a Vespa in perfect 72-degree weather while shouting “ciao!” at passerbys (even if I happen to be in a dark Brooklyn bar on a cold night). The bitterness hits you first, and then you start to experience the sensual bed of sweetness, which is what fully transports you to a specific time and place. This week, June 5-11, more than a dozen local watering holes are participating in Negroni Week, in which specialty negronis are sold to benefit charities of the bar’s choosing. Here’s who’s participating in the ‘hood, and the negronis and specials they’ve got going.
Northern Territory | 12 Franklin St.
Charity: Water for People
Lo-Res Bar (@ Nitehawk) | 136 Metropolitan Ave.
Negroni: Greenhook Gin (a Brooklyn distillery), Campari and Cinzano, $8
Charity: Water for People
It’s been a magical weekend full of creative energy in Greenpoint! Greenpoint Open Studios will wrap things up in the enchanting Magick City (37 Box St) starting at 7:30PM where artists will gather and celebrate with cheap booze, BBQ, art, music, dancing, and lots of Greenpoint love! RSVP for more deets!
Everyone is welcome! Come say hi and cheers with our amazing local artists!
One FREE drink per participating GOS artist and Happy Hour drinks all night! We’ll be serving up craft beer by local brewery Greenpoint Beer and Ale plus Bee’s Knees cocktails courtesy of Brooklyn Gin!
Location: Magick City (37 Box St)
Magick City is a DIY performance and art space that is also home to Mombucha, a hand-crafted locally brewed Kombucha. Follow them to stay updated on events like record listening parties, overnight sleep concerts, supper clubs, video screenings, and more!
A couple of weekends ago, Diamond Lil quietly opened its doors at 179 Nassau Avenue. The bar takes its name from a risqué Broadway play by former Greenpoint resident, playwright, Hollywood star and sex symbol, Mae West. This is just one of the ways the space pays homage to strong women. The bar is co-owned by John Wright and Tim Murray, who is the same owner of Broken Land (105 Franklin Ave.) which hosted several fundraisers for Planned Parenthood leading up to the Women’s March earlier this year. There will likely be fundraisers in the future focusing on local organizations. Continue reading
Over a decade ago, Williamsburg residents Harry Rosenblum and Taylor Erkkinen didn’t have a good place to pick up kitchen supplies when in a pinch, so they created one. The Brooklyn Kitchen first opened on Lorimer Street in late 2006, moving to a former textile warehouse at 100 Frost Street in 2009. They added The Meat Hook in the back (the butcher shop moved last year to its new digs), offered fresh produce, and became a full specialty grocery offering classes, hosting book events, and presiding over many cooking competitions. And last week, it was announced that the dream was over. Continue reading