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Greenpointers is Hiring! Part-Time Managing Editor Wanted!

We're Hiring

Part-Time Managing Editor Wanted

Are you a writer who can edit and manage content? Are you creative, self-motivated, Greenpoint-obsessed, extremely organized and detailed-oriented? Do you want to contribute to the community and support local in a positive way?

We are looking for someone who has experience in news reporting, is tapped into local culture (art/food/music), is up-to-date on environmental issues, local crime, safety issues, local politics, and is interested in being an active part of the North Brooklyn community and can also:

  • Write well researched, informative and fun articles (on the fly)
  • Edit posts
  • Manage a team of talented editors and contributors
  • Oversee the day-to-day upkeep of Greenpointers content on WordPress (scheduling/editing) and social channels
  • Come up with unique ideas for new content and assign stories
  • Familiarity with social media best practices

Hourly rate, 15-20 hours a week, semi-flexible schedule with possibility to grow into full time. Office location is in the beautiful PencilWorks (top floor of the Pencil Factory at 61 Greenpoint Ave).

Photography skills, design sense, familiarity with various forms of media (podcasts, videos), enthusiastic about learning, experience with event production, fearless about exploring new ideas are pluses.

At a time when local news is diminishing at an alarming rate, we are determined more than ever to keep serving the community and need someone to help us step up our content game!

If this is you, apply here.

Questions? Email Julia at [email protected] and Megan at [email protected]

More about us: Greenpointers began as a neighborhood blog in 2007 and has since grown into hyperlocal resource for all things North Brooklyn. We aim to support the community and small businesses that make our neighborhood awesome through fun and informative content and events like our seasonal markets and Greenpoint Open Studios. We’re a small grassroots team dedicated to keeping our neighbors informed on what’s happening locally. Continue reading

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Support Your Parks: Party For The Parks is Happening October 18th

Party For The Parks 2018

The Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn is having one of their biggest fundraising events of the year, the 7th Annual Party For The Parks. Tickets start at $150 (purchase by Sept 18th for Early Bird pricing), and the party supports the more than 45 parks and playgrounds in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. According to OSA, “The event is part fundraiser; part community celebration for the hundreds of North Brooklynites who invest time and resources in their parks! Because when a community supports its parks, the beauty, health, economy and quality of life of a neighborhood improve!”

The event is happening Thursday, October 18th from 7-10pm, and hosted by Vice Media at 49 S 2nd Street in Williamsburg. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Our Indie Makers Market Will Be A Late Summer Daydream, Supercharged With Local Love (Sun, Sept 16)

Poster art collaboration with Miss V

On Sunday, September 16th, 2018 (12-7pm) another piece of North Brooklyn history will be bustling with music, fun activities, design, and craftsmanship as we host our first ever Indie Makers Market inside BIBA of Williamsburg (110 Kent Ave).

From frozen treats made with upcycled plant based materials, custom handcrafted guitars, ethereal essential oil blends, to tiny terrarium jewelry, and more, we can’t wait to showcase the high quality unique creations by our top 20 curated pick of local makers.

We’re kicking off the festivities with boozy brunch drinks, food by Awkward Scone, and will have activities for all throughout the day including henna tattoos by Miss V, tarot card readings by Starhawk, guitar making demos by FSC Guitars, and magic lessons by the Brooklyn Paranormal Society.

FREE to enter!! RSVP to stay updated!!

BIBA Williamsburg was once a rubber factory (photo via nowy dziennik by Wojtek Maślanka/Nowy Dziennik)

Formerly a rubber factory, BIBA has the vintage charm we adore and is now home to the only beer garden in Williamsburg with unobstructed waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline. Right next door in the East River State Park, TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint will return with over 40 restaurants and bars for a foodie extravaganza. With a star-studded lineup including food by Michelin-starred chefs, a ticket will get you unlimited tastings of some of the best local flavors! Continue reading

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McGolrick Park Playground will Reopen in September

McGolrick Playground Plan via NYC Parks

Come mid-September Greenpoint’s kids can trade the pop-up playground in McGolrick Park for the real deal. The Playground is in the midst of a year-long make over, funded largely by Councilman Stephen Levin and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

As part of the revamp, the Parks Department has installed new playground equipment and spray showers, added more benches, upgraded landscaping, poured new pavement and put up new fencing. Parks will also refurbish pathways throughout the park in the fall.

While neighbors may cheer the new equipment, plenty will miss an old friend: The playground’s whale has been removed during the rennovation.

 

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The Time Has Come: Renovating The McCarren Ballfields

McCarren ballfield. Photo via Open Space Alliance
McCarren ballfield. Photo via Open Space Alliance

WHAT: Visioning Session for Renovating McCarren Ballfields
Join NYC Parks to share and discuss your ideas for the future of McCarren Ballfields 1, 2 & 3!
WHEN: Thursday, September 6 | 6pm
Where: McCarren Play Center | 776 Lorimer Street, between Bayard Street and Driggs Avenue

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Unfriendly Williamsburg Neighbor Leaving Food That’s Poisonous to Dogs on Sidewalk

The Combination of Pepper Flakes and Lemon Peel can be harmful to dogs, and has been left on Skillman Ave.

Take care, Greenpoint pet owners! An anonymous Greenpoint resident alerted the 94th precinct this week that a neighbor has been purposefully leaving food that is poisonous to dogs on Skillman Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and Leonard St.

The potentially poisonous ingredients, pepper flakes and lemon peel, may be innocuous on their own, but taken together can make dogs ill.  Continue reading

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Save Money and Fight Food Waste With End-of-Day Deals on Food

Bread via Marlow & Daughters
You can now get deals on Marlow & Daughters gourmet breads and fight food waste with the YourLocal app. Image via Marlow & Daughters on Instagram.

If you’ve ever worked in a cafe, you’ve likely seen first-hand the large amount of food that gets dumped straight into the garbage at the end of the day. If you haven’t, then you’ve definitely walked by piles of trash bags on our neighborhood sidewalks, and maybe not realized that many of them contain still totally edible food. Around 20% of trash in NYC is actually, and unfortunately, food waste.

Now, a new app has launched in North Brooklyn to help connect everyday people to day’s end food at cafes, gourmet grocers and more—the app alerts you daily at the exact moment food is up for grabs at a much lower price. In our neighborhood, you can get discounted Polish home cooking from Polka Dot (726 Manhattan Ave), fancy donuts from Du’s (107 N 12th St), pastries and sandwiches from Woops! (both Williamsburg and Greenpoint locations), gourmet bread from Marlow & Daughters (95 Broadway), pizza from DiFara (at N 3rd St Market), and coming soon, even grocery items from the Key Food on McGuinness. There’s at least a dozen more shops and restaurants participating in the area, and lots more are signing on every day. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Gigs: Personal trainers, Babysitters, Design interns, Food Service gigs, and more

Illustration by Aubrey Nolan
Illustration by Aubrey Nolan

Churn LLC (Van Leeuwen) needs a dish washer and a porter full time. They’re looking to fill the position immediately.
Score a design internship at Java Studios (252 Java Street). You’ll get a $20/day stipend and an unlimited MetroCard.
One of our fave salons, The Karcher (760 Manhattan Ave), wants a front desk host.
Wood-fired Mexican spot, Oxomoco (128 Greenpoint Ave), needs front of house staff.
Love social media? Need an internship? Brooklyn Craft Company (165 Greenpoint Ave) needs an intern.
Looking to make some extra cash? And, you’re an amazing sitter? A family is looking for a new sitter from September-June.
Keep that ship running: Nooklyn is hunting for a storefront maintenance coordinator and office manager.
Sweat it out: Crunch Fitness put out the call for personal trainers for their Greenpoint and Bushwick locations.
The Greenpoint Shul (108 Noble Street) seeks a part-time Executive Director.

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Volunteer: Weed-O-Rama at Transmitter Park (8/18)

Wildflowers in Transmitter Park. Photo: Megan Penmann
Wildflowers in Transmitter Park. Photo: Megan Penmann

Unfortuantely for some, “Weed-o-rama” doesn’t refer to 420—Transmitter Park is holding the event this Saturday (8/18)  for volunteers to help weed the gardens after recent rains have produced an excessive amount of pesky greens.

Here are the deets: Continue reading

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Endless Summer: Free (or cheap) North Brooklyn Must-Dos

Movie in Transmitter Park. Photo: Megan Penmann

August is like the Sunday of summer, so why not get the most of out this month? There’s still so much fun to be had, even as summer winds down to a slow and humid crawl.

Here are some ideas to have a great and wallet-friendly summer right here in North Brooklyn: Continue reading

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