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EPA Hosts Newtown Creek Control Plan Comment Session in Greenpoint Wednesday (12/11)

Pollutants runoff of into Newtown Creek. (Courtesy of Newtown Creek Alliance)

A public comment period is currently open regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s Newtown Creek control plan to divert 61% of the creek’s raw sewage and wastewater overflow. Continue reading

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Brookyln Community Board 1’s Monthly Public Meeting is Tonight (12/10)

CB1 in action.

The monthly combined public hearing and Brooklyn Community Board 1 meeting is tonight (12/10) at the Swinging 60’s Senior Center (211 Ainslie St.) starting at 6 p.m. Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: Market Mania, EPA Newtown Creek Plan, 2005 Rezoning and Displacement, and More!

Holiday markets will pop-up all over the neighborhood this weekend.

It’s the weekend Greenpointers and if you haven’t heard, there are quite a few local markets sprouting up this Saturday and Sunday in the area, including our Greenpointers Nutcracker Holiday Market inside the historic Greenpoint Loft at 67 West St.

To help you navigate the next 48 hours of local holiday market mania, we compiled a ‘Must Do’ list of weekend activities in the neighborhood.

In the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines: Continue reading

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Weekend Must-Do’s: Greenpointers Nutcracker Holiday Market, Gold Dust, Oddities Flea, STREB Slam + MORE!!

Hold on tight, Greenpointers! Starting Saturday, it’s all about supporting small local businesses. From our Nutcracker Holiday Market to the Phonecia Flea, Greenpoint is overflowing with awesome holiday pop-ups you won’t want to miss. So grab your holiday gift list and check the best holiday happenings this weekend.

Greenpointers Nutcracker Holiday Market 

Sunday, Dec 8th | 1-7 p.m.
Greenpoint Loft (67 West St., 5th Floor)
FREE, dog-friendly, More Info

Get lost in our dreamy Nutcracker-themed Holiday Market tucked inside the cozy Greenpoint Loft at 67 West Street, 5th Flr. Snowy landscapes, sugar plum fairies, and the irresistible scent of cloves is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. 60+ inspiring makers and crafters will have their dazzling creations ready for sale.

Enjoy some spice-infused Mulled Wine or a refreshing beer made by local brewer Greenpoint Ale & Beer. Delectable treats, savory nibbles, a giant gumdrop photobooth + TONS of FREE activities will have you (and your furry friends!) staying all day. RSVP on Facebook and stay updated. Continue reading

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EPA Proposes Newtown Creek Tunnel to Divert 61 Percent of Annual Wastewater Overflow

Newtown Creek (courtesy of Doug Letterman)

The Environmental Protection Agency released a control plan for Newtown Creek to divert 61 percent of the raw sewage and wastewater that overflows into the superfund site each year.

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Neighborhood Carolers will Sing Around Greenpoint on December 20


A ragtag crew of former theater majors will convene and carol around the neighborhood on Friday, December 20.
 Soprano Sharon Gladstone has dubbed the crew the “Evergreenpoint Carolers,” and their evolving songbook features a smattering of yuletide tunes from timeless classics (“Silent Night”) to secular goodies (“Deck the Halls”).

Singing in SATB choir arrangement, the a capella ensemble will don scarves and shake sleigh bells starting at 7 PM. The troupe of self-described “vocally trained, but formally lax” singers will perform in three locations over the course of the evening: first at the Greenpoint Avenue subway station (off of India Street — don’t accidentally go to Greenpoint Ave’s entrance and miss the magic), followed by outside WORD bookstore (126 Franklin Street), and ending at The Springs (224 Franklin Street) at about 8:30 PM. The carolers say they may go door to door if they’re feeling frisky.

Donations will be accepted by the carolers with the proceeds divided up to benefit the local nonprofit North Brooklyn Neighbors and Brouhaha Theatre Project, an indie theater company run by some of the carolers.

Community-oriented and organized by Greenpointers Art Editor Billy McEntee, the carolers hope to spread holiday cheer in one of Brooklyn’s most spirited and decorated neighborhoods. To donate or learn more, please email Billy at [email protected].

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Giving Tuesday! Help HOSH Yoga Become a 20 Year Brooklyn Wellness Institution

For over a decade, Hosh has been pioneering low-cost and accessible yoga and well-being programming for Brooklyn. Our vision has been as modest as our roots as a volunteer organization circa April 2009: well-being is a right of life rather than a luxury. More calm people discover the benefits and science of flow and inner peace in their lives and in communion with friends and family. And Hosh, is a champion of mental health prevention programs for the aging and the youth. We scaled our work to over 20,000 students in Brooklyn very cost-effectively. 10 years as a non-profit social enterprise means we have provided this community with a durable social value. And thank you for trusting and supporting us. We are a market-based non-profit social enterprise of, for, and by the people of Brooklyn. While business has continued to commercialize yoga, HOSH will continue to offer universal access to yoga as it is our mission to do so regardless of skill or income.

  • On January 1st 2020, drop-in classes will be $13.
  • On January 1st 2020, all monthly sustaining memberships will be $55.
  • On January 31, 2020 we will discontinue our partnership with ClassPass.

We live in a country where healthcare inadequately promotes health preventive programs such as yoga, plant medicines, eastern medicine, tai chi, and meditation. And America is having a discussion today about healthcare for all.  Yoga is an ancestral life ethic from eastern philosophy and religion. And it is still, a cutting-edge approach indigeous to India. To our students we say to you: thank for your community presence, practice, loyalty, and blessings. We feel seen and honored by you. Hosh is a yoga and  well-being solution that continues to be here because you keep coming. Keep coming and tell more people than ever.

Roof Deck Yoga with Hosh Yoga Spring Market 2019

Now is the time to put Hosh on a forward path to become a 20 year Brooklyn well-being institution. We will be 20 years old in 2029 by being massively transformative with our purpose and existence as a community organization. Our bold mission solidity and our bold mission renaissance for 2029 is a studio that is truly diverse, inclusive, and equitable. You can’t stop the queering and fluttering of all of us as wellness tinkerers. Just in the past months, two yoga studios in this neighborhood have closed. HOSH is a mission business, this bold step is a mission decision not a business one. Hosh is still here for everyone in Brooklyn and beyond. And we believe we can be radical social advocates of well-being together into our next decade. Lets spread well-being the Brooklyn way another ten years! We are diverse in our leadership and board. And we love Hosh and this Brooklyn community. We believe yoga is a healthcare alternative and supplement for the uninsured, for low-income neighborhoods, and for all people in all places. Yoga is a tremendum preventive health intervention with known life-changing health incomes. Healing is when we can bear witness our own suffering without pain. Yoga helps us address and reduce anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma. Yoga heals and Hosh helps us eliminate institutional and market barriers to well-being by indigenizing healthcare for all. The past ten years for Hosh were about community resilience. The next ten years at Hosh is about community radiance. Let’s be a beacon of what a thriving yoga community is about in Brooklyn. We will continue to promote well-being for all people in all places because we can be healthy and happy trillionaires of good deeds.


Hosh Yoga (657 Meeker Ave) is a nonprofit organization that began to provide open level yoga classes in McCarren Park to the public. Hosh was able to open their own studio in July 2010. In September 2017, after a rent hike and a month’s notice to move, Host relocated to 657 Meeker Ave and continues to serve the community.

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Faurschou Foundation to Launch Green Street Gallery With Free Global Art Show (12/15)

148 Green St., the home of the new global art gallery, Faurschou Foundation.

A global art foundation and gallery that will offer free programming is scheduled to open on Sunday, Dec. 15, displaying works by many notable artists including Ai Weiwei, Louise Bourgeois, and Yoko Ono.

The Faurschou Foundation (148 Green St.) was started in 2011 by Jens Faurschou, “a Danish collector, art advisor, and philanthropist,” according to the gallery’s website. Fuarschou also has spaces in other global cities including Copenhagen, Beijing, and Venice. Continue reading

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The Garden Closes After 25 Years Citing Online Corporate Competition

The Garden closed on Friday after more than two decades in Greenpoint.

The local pioneering health food market and grocery store, The Garden (921 Manhattan Ave.) closed on Friday after 25 years on the corner of Kent Street and Manhattan Avenue citing the rise of online shopping and corporate chains. Continue reading

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