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Greenpoint’s Warsaw to Host a Holocaust Revisionist for Second Time This Year

Edward Reid, a known Holocaust revisionist, is scheduled to speak at Warsaw in Greenpoint.

For the second time this year, local music hall Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave.) will host a Holocaust revisionist. Edward Reid, who is scheduled to speak this Sunday at Warsaw, is a self-proclaimed Polish history expert supported by crowdfunding campaigns to “disprove the disinformation that is propagated against Poland” with video content that blames “Jewish collaboration” in Poland during the Holocaust.

Reid’s Patreon (a crowdfunding platform) speaks for itself:

My intention is to disprove the disinformation that is propagated against Poland by using historical accuracy and setting the record straight. For many years and especially now, Poland has been slandered in many ways, especially being accused of being a collaborationist county with the Nazis, as well as overwhelmingly antisemitic, which is absolutely not factual.

This is part of an agenda that is used for many reasons, partially by the Holocaust organizations as well as to maintain the status of keeping one people as the only sacred victim, disregarding others, monopolizing suffering to keep the Poles out of this “holy 6 million”.

To isolate others from their proper place as victims of the terror of Nazism is dishonorable and shameful and to then place those people in the aggressor camp is heartless. For anyone who cares about the truth and passing on the sanctity of the deaths of three million beautiful souls that perished, it is important to fight this attack on the Polish honor.

Reid has been banned from YouTube for alleged hate speech:

Local politicians including NYC Councilmember Stephen Levin spoke out last June when Warsaw hosted Ewa Kurek, who has also claimed that Jewish people collaborated with Nazis.

Reid promoted his Warsaw event this week on Twitter as a discussion that Poland is “facing next week.” :

Earlier this year Robert Winnicki, a far-right the leader of Poland’s National Movement, spoke at a now-shuttered Greenpoint restaurant.

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Greenpoint Affordable Apartments at 60 Percent Area Median Income

133 – 135  Meserole Avenue (via Google Maps)

The NYC Housing Connect affordable housing lottery website lists two new Greenpoint affordable units at 60 percent of the area median income.

There are two apartments to apply for at 133 – 135 Meserole Ave, a four-story building between McGuinness Boulevard and Manhattan Avenue; apply by September 10th.

Courtesy of NYC Housing Connect

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Beyond The Streets Extends Through September 29th

Beyond The Streets in Williamsburg

Beyond The Streets, the exhibition celebrating “street art, graffiti, and beyond” with over 150 artists showing in over 100,000 sq ft of space at Williamsburg’s Twenty Five Kent, announced an extension through September 29th.

To celebrate, the kind folks at BTS are offering 200 free tickets, just use code GRNPT100 at checkout on their website.

The free tickets are likely to be claimed quick, so BTS is also offering Greenpointers 20% off tickets from now until September 29th with the code GRNPT204.

Checkout our interview with BTS founder Roger Gastman where he explains how the artist-driven exhibit aims to capture the excitement and allure of street art and graffiti.

BTS is open Thursdays – Sundays from 11 a.m – 8 p.m.

 

 

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Suspect Sought in Williamsburg Gunpoint Robbery

The suspect wanted for a gunpoint robbery in Williamsburg on August 9th.

The NYPD is looking for a suspect who robbed a couple at gunpoint in Williamsburg two weeks ago, multiple news outlets report.

The victims were walking on Kingsland Avenue at Frost Street on Friday, August 9th, at approximately 3:40 a.m. when a man holding a gun grabbed a purse containing $80 and a watch from one of the victims, Brooklyn Paper reports. Continue reading

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New Renderings of Domino Sugar Redevelopment Show Glass-Domed Design

(Courtesy of PAU Architects/World Architecture)

New renderings of the Domino Sugar Refinery redevelopment have been released by PAU architects. The developer, Two Trees Management has proposed an 11-foot height increase to the original design of 292-314 Kent Avenue, historically known as the Havemeyer & Elder Filter, Pan & Finishing House.

(Courtesy of PAU Architects/World Architecture)

In 2017, the Landmarks Preservation Commission initially approved the plan to add a glass-domed building with a barrel-vaulted ceiling inside the brick facade of the centerpiece of the redevelopment.

(Courtesy of PAU Architects/YIMBY)

According to YIMBY:

The PAU design team has proposed a height increase of the building’s domed glass roof from 224 feet to 235 feet. New elevation diagrams also appear to eliminate the building’s 16th floor. Instead, levels one through four, 14, and 15 include increased ceiling spans of varying heights.

Updated proposals also include a newly designed stair system positioned between the two volumes of the domed expansion. Previous iterations of the stair system existed fully within the glass structure.

Pending approvals, the building will include ground-floor retail, 12 levels of office space, and a 14th-floor event space with double-height ceilings, a catering kitchen, and back-of-house areas. According to Two Trees, the developers of the property, completion is anticipated in the early 2020s.

(Courtesy of PAU Architects/World Architecture)

Over 2,000 apartments are planned at the Domino development, including more than 700 affordable apartments.

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Facing Closure, Park Church Co-op Seeks Community Support

Park Church Co-op (Google Maps)

The Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St), Greenpoint’s coolest church, is facing closure after losing funding from the Metropolitan New York Synod last June. In a letter dated August 15th and posted on social media on Monday, the Greenpoint church asks for the community’s help in a call for letters that detail the church’s local impact. Donations can also be made here.

A concert inside Park Church Co-op

Park Church Co-op hosts music performances, yoga sessions and great community programming in addition to their Sunday service. The church states their plan to hand-deliver the community’s letters of support to Synod Council members at the upcoming September 5th meeting.

A Park Church Co-op employee sent Greenpointers the following statement: Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: Safe Way Home Act, Old Bay Seasoning, Carolyn Maloney’s Challangers, and More

The door to D’EMPLOI Studio on Franklin Street

Happy Friday, Greenpointers, now’s the perfect time to enjoy cooler weather following the hottest month in recorded history. There’s a screening of “Captain Marvel” tonight in Transmitter Park and a children’s sing-a-long in Domino Park on Sunday morning, if you’re looking for what’s happening this weekend. In the meantime, catch-up on this week’s headlines from around the neighborhood: Continue reading

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[email protected] Bounces Back With a Grand Rebrand After Almost Closing

Being consistent with exercise has never come easy to me. Even though I like the exhilarating feeling of a good post-workout sweat, it’s getting up and actually going that is my challenge. My mind would make up all kinds of excuses to avoid going to the gym, everything from the bad weather to just not feeling like it, but mostly I would tell myself that I don’t have time.

The fact that for several years, I’ve managed to go to [email protected] (31 Nassau Ave) at least once per week is a telltale sign of its appeal. I find [email protected] to be a warm, welcoming environment that distinguishes itself from your run-of-the-mill commercial gyms, and their signature Introversion Training whips me into shape in 30 minutes.

Self-proclaimed as a”Zen Chill Zone,” I can say from personal experience that [email protected] feels like a wellness sanctuary, rooted in the neighborhood but with elements reminiscent of exotic parts of the world. After a long week of work, I come here, push my muscles into exhaustion in the most meditative way. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Retail Round-Up: New Ice Cream Shop, Barley Rebrand and More

The Royal (1025 Manhattan Ave) rebranded from Barley.

The ever-changing Greenpoint retail and restaurant landscape has experienced a number of openings in recent weeks, here’s a round-up.

 

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Starting at the north end of Manhattan Ave., the restaurant formerly known as Barley (1025 Manhattan Ave), and recently before that Whiskey Burger, closed briefly in July and relaunched as the The Royal. For fans of the fomer incarnations of the restaurant, there are few changes to the new menu, and yes, the burger is still available.

Lockwood (98 Greenpoint Ave)

At 98 Greenpoint Avenue, the awning was installed on Thursday for the forthcoming expansion of the Queens-based lifestyle store Lockwood, which is scheduled for a Septermber opening, according to owner Mackenzi Farquer who spoke with Greenpointers about the expansion. Continue reading

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“Affordable” Williamsburg Apartments for 130 Percent of Area Median Income

223 Manhattan Ave

The NYC “affordable” housing lottery is back again with a fresh crop of Williamsburg and Bushwick apartments to apply for.

Here’s your chance to live like your average New Yorker earning 130 percent of the area median income, the criteria for the following units up for grabs.

At 223 Manhattan Ave., three one-bedroom apartments are available at $2,276 per month for one to three occupants with an annual household income between $78,035 – $97,110.

The five-story building developed by Sol Ekstein has 6,819 square-feet divided between 10 units, making the per-unit average 681 square feet, YIMBY reports. Who said you can’t live large on 130 percent of the area median income?

223 Manhattan Ave. in 2016 (Google Maps)

The amenities for 232 Manhattan Ave are listed as “intercom and laundry,” which comes with additional fees. Apply by September 9th. Continue reading

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