New Women Space: An Awesome Place for Women

New Women Space - Williamsburg
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New Women Space (188 Woodpoint Road, 1A) is an amazing new event space in Williamsburg created for women to connect with other women and build community. Founded by two women intrigued by collaboration and community—Melissa Wong of Up Speak, and Sandra Hong of Girl Party—New Women Space currently has a variety of offerings, and will be evolving to include even more.

“New Women Space is a response to the idea that women are asking for things. Women are amplifying their voices in the workplace and at their dinner tables,” says co-founder Melissa. Continue reading

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The Namesake Behind McGuinness Blvd: Learn about “The King of Greenpoint” at Shayz Lounge Tonight! (10/18)


In a neighborhood where we like to keep it real, Pete McGuinness’ legacy lives on in much more than McGuinness Blvd. He was larger than life and one of the most colorful characters in local Greenpoint lore.

Pete McGuinness was an a 300lb ex-boxer politician who got us the G train, McCarren Park Pool, two parks, a bridge and moreDuring prohibition, he proposed distributing alcohol seized by the police to local hospitals saying, “It is a criminal shame to allow whiskey to lie while people who are lying at death’s door could be saved by it.” And if you thought today’s political climate is divisive, news headlines read that “fists may fly” between McGuinness and an opponent in a run for Greenpoint’s Alderman at City Hall back in 1928.

This is just a small glimpse of the character and life of Pete McGuinness and there is so much more interesting information in local historian Geoff Cobb’s latest book “The King of Greenpoint.” 

Tonight he will be reading and will answer questions during a fun night of history and booze at Shayz Lounge (130 Franklin St) starting at 7PM! RSVP here.

Check out Geoff Cobb’s first book “Greenpoint Brooklyn’s Forgotten Past,” which “unearths a wealth of local history” and read his articles on Greenpointers!

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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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Manhattan Inn to Close Permanently


Another one bites the dust… whether you went for the piano players or the food or the cocktails or the late night dance parties, The Manhattan Inn will surely be missed.

“On November 13, after seven years of serving the community comfort food, specialty cocktails, and eclectic music programming, the Manhattan Inn will permanently close its doors. Friends of Manhattan Inn should know that while this is the end of an era, the owners will be opening a new space to eat, drink, and congregate, early next year; “We are incredibly grateful to our staff, the artists, and everyone who has supported us since 2009. We are looking forward to unveiling a new and exciting endeavor that will serve the community in a fresh atmosphere come 2017.”  – Caitlin Pasko, Drunken Piano

But they’ll be going out with a bang, featuring a full schedule of live bands and parties including Halloween night and a final closing party on November 13th.


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Historical Walking Tour of Greenpoint This Saturday!

greenpoint walking tourWHAT: Greenpoint Walking Tour
WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 2:00-4:30 pm

Join veteran Brooklyn tour guide Norman Oder on a briskly-paced, wide-ranging introduction to the neighborhood, including historic blocks, converted historic buildings, commercial corridors, religious institutions, parks, and civic buildings. The tour will touch on industrial history, immigration (notably Greenpoint’s enduring Polish presence), and the current (and future) signs of gentrification.

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Weekend Art Roundup: Oct 14 – 16

Photo: Andy P. Smith
“When there were only one set of footprints, it was because that’s when I gave you a drunken piggy back ride to the next bar.” Photo: Andy P. Smith

Guys, I know we’re all looking forward to staying in this weekend, ya know, watching baseball or football or the new Christopher Guest mockumentary… but here’s a few things to check out if you do find the strength and courage to leave home.

Also, FYI, this weekend is a Super Full Blood Hunters Full Moon, watch out!

See ya in the streets,


ballot2016 at the front room

The 4th Quadrennial “Ballot Show”

October 14th-23th, Opening Reception Friday, Oct 14, 7-9pm
Gallery open Fri-Sun 1-6pm & by appointment
at The Front Room Gallery
147 Roebling street

The Front Room Gallery is proud to present the Fourth quadrennial “Ballot Show”, which focuses on the American electoral system, and the overall notion of voting with a ballot. “The Ballot Show,” held every four years since 2004, is inspired by the American election, and contemplates our antiquated electoral-college voting process.

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Saved by the ’90s, Noise Love, Bad Habits – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (10/12–10/18)

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14610879_10210518765502935_414482000943441279_nWEDNESDAY 10/12
♦ Dauntless Media Be Dauntless @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, a riveting video installation by Eight of Spades filmmaker and video artist Melisande Bliss, RSVP
* ASS: Antagonism Storytelling Series @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Comedians tell true stories of when they were assholes on purpose, RSVP

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-5-58-42-pmTHURSDAY 10/13
♫ BKLYN R&G Presents 
@ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 7pm, $10, With Noah Harley / Gato Paloma / Rashad Brown, RSVP
^ Psychocandy 33 1/3 Release Party 
@ Aviv (496 Morgan Ave) 8pm, $10, With Big Ups / Greys / Yucky Duckster, Buy tix
♦ Flux Thursday @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St) 8pm, FREE, A monthly potluck and art salon, More info

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Oktoberfest at Greenpoint Beer & Ale Starts this Saturday (Oct 8)


Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 North 15th Street) simply couldn’t contain themselves to one Oktoberfest weekend so they decided to celebrate the booziest of holidays all damn month. They’ll kick off this weekend Oct. 8th, with a brilliant lineup of house lagers and pilsners plus a very special guest list from our favorite German purveyors, Shelton Brothers (listed below:) All month they’ll have special beer releases and seasonal food offerings that will propel you mind, soul and liver immediately to November, OH BOY!

Check out their Oktoberfest Guest Beers:

Mahrs Ungespundet Lager, 5.2%, Kellerbier
Their favorite lager on planet earth and very highly regarded. Fresh, perfumy hop aroma. Remarkably smooth, very fresh flavors and a spritzy dry finish with beautiful balance. This is a delicious, appetizing beer and a true taste of Germany. Continue reading

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Vert Gardens Is Moving + Plant Sale This Weekend + Fall Gardening Tips!

Plant Sale via Vert Gardens Instagram
via Vert Gardens Instagram

After 10 years in the neighborhood, local landscape design and plant shop Vert Gardens (193 Banker Street) is in the process of moving to the Navy Yards. Before they officially close, they’ll be having two more plant sales, one this weekend on Saturday October 8th (10am-4pm) and the last on October 22 (10am-4pm). From Vert: “We’re definitely going to miss Greenpoint, and if you’re in the area, come see us at our new location.” Their new spot is at 72 Flushing Ave.

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Rothtoberfest, The Hidden Valley, Tetris Block Party – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (10/05–10/12)

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https-%2f%2fcdn-evbuc-com%2fimages%2f24015169%2f176034737420%2f1%2foriginalWEDNESDAY 10/05
^ Word Presents “Nasty Galaxy” Launch @ Villain (50 North 3rd St) 7pm, $40, Celebrate the release of Sophia Amoruso’s new book at a discussion between the author and the original #GIRLBOSS and COO of Vice Media, Alyssa Mastromonaco, More info
* Coloring Club Drink & Draw @ New York Distilling Co (79 Richardson St) 7:30pm, $5, Color the night away on an unlimited supply of coloring pages filled with zombies, drag queens, celebrities, hot guys, and more, Buy tix

snippets-from-sparklberry-imageTHURSDAY 10/06
^ The New Sophists 
@ Spoonbill & Sugartown (99 Montrose Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, A Socratic discussion on art and technology in the Transmodern Era with Daniel Coffeen and Scott Von, More info
☺ Snippets from Sparkleberry @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 9pm, $10, Citizens of Sparkleberry are kind, compassionate creatures, with hearts of gold, but they’re also total idiots, More info 

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