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Sign This Petition to Move the Farmers Market Back to the Middle of McGolrick

McGolrick Park farmers market
Photo via The Petition Site, the Farmers Market’s original location.

Strolling the McGolrick (Winthrop) Park farmers market is a Sunday tradition for many Greenpointers, and now that a section of the middle of the park is taken over by playground construction, with the available space reserved as a children’s play area, the market has had to move from its centrally located spot. As of a couple weeks ago, the Down To Earth Farmers Market is tightly lined up on the sidewalk on Monitor Street, at the back of the park where vendors say they’re not getting as much passerby foot traffic. Plus, many locals are used to walking through the center of the park and seeing the market, so a lot of people don’t even realize the market has moved. Continue reading

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Dentists, Graphic Designers, Lighting Interns: Greenpoint Gigs – Week of 5/22

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Looking for a new gig or side hustle? Check out this fresh round up of some Greenpoint-based jobs for the week of May 22nd.

Oxomoco (128 Greenpoint Ave) wants front of house staff and line cooks – no experience required!
Coffee bar by day, restaurant by night, Annicka (544 Manhattan Ave) also needs full-time line cooks.
A fine Italian restaurant (Naked Dog??) that’s open for dinner only is looking for some fine servers.
Latte art maven? Win over coffee lovers with your creations as a full-time barista at Variety Coffee (145 Driggs Ave).
A dental practice seeks a part-time dentist for a Tuesday shift.
Ramen Mafia (208 Franklin St) is coming soon and they need servers and bussers for full-time and part-time roles.
Kokus soft serve ice cream (90 Kent Ave) needs a logistics supervisor & driver for weekend Smorgasburg shifts. No word if that includes free dessert.
Espy Color Imagery (252 Driggs Ave) is looking for a full-time junior graphic designer.
Paid internship call: a studio (61 Greenpoint Ave) needs a lighting design intern asap.

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Paddle Newtown Creek, Enjoy a Waterfront Fire Pit + More: The North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Opening Bash is This Saturday!

North Brooklyn Boat Club
image via NBBC

The North Brooklyn Boat Club is truly a diamond in the rough of the polluted Newtown Creek waterway, bringing folks in our community together not only for boating and paddling but also environmental advocacy. For $40 a year you can become a member of the boat club, learn how to navigate Newtown Creek via kayak, and get access to paddling events, Boat Club parties and their shared upstate cabin. This Saturday, May 26th (from 1-6pm) is the Club’s annual opening day bash, where everyone is invited to join trained NBBC guides for free short canoe trips on Newtown Creek and out toward the East River, with stunning views of Manhattan. And you’ll be able to party on the shore with food and drinks while gathering around the fire pit. Their parties are always a fun time, and you can get to know your neighbors while taking in a unique view of the city.

North Brooklyn Boat Club Opening Day 2018 Celebration 
Saturday, May 26 | 1pm-6pm
NBBC Broadway Stages Boatyard | 51 Ash St., under the Pulaski Bridge
FREE!
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Bushwick Inlet Popup Park Opening This Weekend! (5/26)

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This Saturday May 26th, we’ll officially get a new 1.8 acre popup park at 50 Kent Avenue between North 11th & North 12th Streets! The park, which is a temporary public space while the rest of Bushwick Inlet Park gets developed, will be open on weekends from 9am-5pm and at other times for special events. Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park promises, “Once open, there will be major room to spread out & lounge & picnic, plus there is a ton of programming planned such as yoga, movies, badminton, ultimate frisbee, stargazing, small circus and jazz music.” Plus, this Sunday May 27th kicks off Yoga In The Park by local studio Hosh Yoga, offering free all-level outdoor yoga sessions every Sunday from 10am-11am. Continue reading

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Pics: Last Night’s Epic Double Rainbow Over Greenpoint

Greenpoint rainbow, looking towards Morgan Avenue
Greenpoint double rainbow, looking towards Morgan Avenue. Photo: Megan Penmann

Last night’s brief and intense coming-of-Gozer/it’s-a-twister storm treated North Brooklyn with a magical double rainbow dessert course. Check out our favorite Instagram photos of the scene after the jump.

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Franklin Street Greenpoint Community Garden Fundraiser! (5/23)

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The 61 Franklin St Garden‘s annual summer cocktail benefit party is happening Wednesday, May 23 from 6:30 – 8:30pm at The Diamond (43 Franklin Street). Expect live music by local musician Chris Morrissey, and a BBQ with sausages on the back patio. And, a raffleEach $15 ticket purchase includes one free drink. Tickets are available here, and you can also donate too if you can’t attend. All proceeds go towards the Garden.
Several local small businesses have donated gift certificates or items worth $40 – $75 including:

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L Train Shutdown Meeting This Wednesday! (5/16)

L train shutdown meeting flyer

This Wednesday evening, May 16th from 6:30-8:30pm the MTA and NYC DOT are hosting a town hall to discuss L-Train shutdown plans and the impact that the closure will have on our commutes and local businesses. Part of the plan includes increasing the number of cars on the ever-short G Train (it’s about time!), increasing ferry service, adding a few hundred buses to traverse the Williamsburg Bridge, and expanding bicycle access. Wednesday’s meeting will be held at Progress High School (850 Grand Street at Bushwick Ave).

More info can be found on the L Train Coalition’s site.

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Grand Street Retail Spaces Tour This Thursday (5/17)

Grand Street Retail Spaces

If you’re thinking about opening a business in the ‘hood, the Grand Street Business Improvement District is hosting a walking tour this Thursday afternoon (5/17) of available retail spaces on Grand Street between Union and Bushwick. The tour is free and includes refreshments. More info and RSVP here.

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Barbers, Bartenders, Baristas, and more: Greenpoint Gigs–Week of 5/11

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Looking for a new gig or side hustle? Check out this fresh round up of some Greenpoint-based jobs for the week of May 11th.

Fornino (849 Manhattan Ave) needs to fill multiple waiter/waitress positions. Stop by the pizza spot with your resume!
Another Greenpoint-based pizza restaurant (Paulie Gees, perhaps??) needs a full time daytime prep cook.
Love pups? There’s some sweet dog walker positions available in Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
Calexico (645 Manhattan Ave) is on the search for an part time bartenders.
Are you a suave, modern barber? The Land of Barbers needs you – a licensed barber.
Make a damn fine cup of coffee: Odd Fox (984 Manhattan Ave) is looking for a barista to join their team.
Delight the neighborhood with your confections: Cafe Rochelle (940 Manhattan Ave) put out the call for a pastry chef.
An unnamed Greenpoint restaurant wants a full time dishwasher and night porter.
Tutor wanted: help a student prep for the RN NCLEX exam.
If you’re a customer service maven, check out this open role at Town Food Service.
Fastenal, an industrial and construction supply distributor needs an account specialist.

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Awesome Foodie Volunteer Gig: Rescue Leftover Cuisine and Feed The Hungry

In New York City, one in six people is food insecure, which means that they don’t have consistent access to enough food, and they may not know where their next meal is coming from. Thankfully, there’s a program to recover leftover food from restaurants all around the city and distribute it to those in need. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a NYC-based non-profit dedicated to connecting food with the hungry and reducing food waste, and they’re currently seeking general volunteers and also looking for two Lead Rescuers in Greenpoint. Continue reading

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