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Greenery Unlimited Returns This Weekend With ‘Almost Summer’ Sidewalk Plant Sale

Courtesy of Greenery Unlimited.

The indoor biophilic plant paradise next to Transmitter Park will hold a sidewalk sale this weekend with a variety of vegetables and herbs to mark the (almost) start of summer.

Greenery Unlimited (91 West St.) celebrated its grand opening in February 2019 awing plant lovers with an indoor irrigation mist machine and a gigantic living wall, not to mention an impressive array of plants available for purchase.

Following a brief hiatus of the brick-and-mortar store while focusing on home delivery during the coronavirus pause, Greenery Unlimited returns Saturday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. with a sidewalk sale. Continue reading

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Overnight Repaving of Greenpoint Avenue Scheduled for Wednesday Night

Repaving on Greenpoint Avenue is scheduled to start Wednesday night.

The Department of Transportation is scheduled to repave Greenpoint Avenue from West Street to Eckford Street  starting Wednesday at  6 p.m. through Thursday at 6 a.m.

The top layer of the asphalt was removed from Greenpoint Avenue last week during an overnight street closure.

No parking signs were placed along the same stretch of the avenue on Tuesday night alerting drivers to move their vehicles by Wednesday at 6 p.m.

 

 

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Virtual Combined SLA Review and Public Safety Meeting for Brooklyn Community Board 1 is Tonight

Community Board 1 in Nov. 2019.

Brooklyn Community Board 1’s combined SLA and public safety committees will hold a virtual public meeting on Tuesday (5/26) at 6:30 p.m.

The agenda for the combined meeting is posted on the CB1 website, and virtual attendees can access the meeting here via Cisco Webex (password: pwTV9r9gbM2).

You can also join the meeting by phone by dialing 2+1-646-992-2010 0r +1-408-418-9388 access code: 718 064 380:

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Who’s on the Ballot in North Brooklyn for the June 23rd Primary?

2020 is the year of the pandemic, but before we were sequestered inside our homes it was another fairly typical election year. New York will still hold Democratic primaries on June 23rd, and arguably the most consequential contests of the year are in North Brooklyn where a number upstart candidates seek to unseat longtime incumbents.

Reminder: The Board of Elections began mailing absentee ballot applications this week, but If you’re already a registered NYC voter then you can complete the online absentee ballot application right now. The deadline to apply is June 16th.

With only a month away from a primary with national, state and local implications, who’s on the ballot in North Brooklyn? Continue reading

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Greenpoint Met Foods Employees Receive Mutual Aid Bonus for Work During Coronavirus

Thank you cards are delivered to Met Foods employees. (Image courtesy of Will Rahilly)

A fundraiser for Greenpoint grocery store employees raised over $6,000 as a thank you for their work during the cornoavirus crisis.

Members of the co-operative arts space Sunview Luncheonette launched the campaign in April to compensate the 19 Met Foods (131 Driggs Ave.) workers with bonus pay, raising $6,240.

Lead organizer Dylan Gauthier says that the owner of the grocery store is happy for his employees to be recognized and matched the donation. The campaign’s co-organizers are Birgit Rathsmann and Rick Karr. Continue reading

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Social Distancing Circles Added to Domino Park Lawn

Domino Park on Friday (Image via Amanda Dombrowski)

Painted circles were added to the Domino Park lawn on Friday to help park-goers stick to social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. The NYPD stepped-up enforcement at the Williamsburg park one week ago when Mayor de Blasio said he would be limiting the amount of people allowed to enter certain NYC Parks at once.

 

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Crowds have regularly gathered at North Brooklyn parks since the start of the pandemic as measures to deter visitors have included the removal of basketball rims, and the closure of tennis courts and fitness equipment at McCarren Park. Continue reading

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Find What’s Open in North Brooklyn With This Crowdsourced Map

Essentially Open map from North Brooklyn Neighbors, North Brooklyn Mutual Aid and BetaNYC.

The new map from North Brooklyn Neighbors showing business hours and the currently available services in the neighborhood has received an upgrade in a partnership with local organizations BetaNYC and North Brooklyn Mutual Aid.

An initial version of the Essentially Open map launched at the end of April in response to the coronavirus crisis and now lists more than 600 businesses and service providers in Greenpoint and Williamsburg including pharmacies, laundromats, grocery stores, and restaurants along with delivery and takeout details when available.

A team from all three organizations will keep the map updated as business hours change and there’s a link for anyone to submit edits and add listings.

 

 

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Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Canceled For First Time Since WWII

The four-ton Giglio (Courtesy of OLMC Feast)

A local tradition like no other, the Feast of Our Lady Mount Carmel and San Paolino di Nola has officially been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The annual Italian-American celebration has taken place for the past 117 years in Williamsburg, and on Sunday, the pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel announced the cancellation in a letter posted on social media. “We await word from the City on what we may plan in the future and will revisit our options closer to the Fall,” pastor Jamie Gigantiello wrote. This marks the first OLMC Feast cancellation since WWII.

A shortage of volunteer lifters threatened the main event in 2019, but a volunteer drive successfully recruited enough people to carry the four-ton giglio.

“The cancellation of this year’s feast was a painful decision for our committee and it is certainly painful for those of our community who look forward to this tradition each year,” John Perrone, a rep for OLMC Feast said. “From a financial perspective, the feast is the main revenue source of our Parish as well. Our hope is to potentially have the ability to celebrate, on some scale, later in the year.”

Read the full letter on the OLMC Feast’s cancellation here: Continue reading

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“Essentially Open” Map Shows Greenpoint and Williamsburgs’ Business Hours

A map of open businesses in Greenpoint and Wialliamsburg. (Via North Brooklyn Neighbors)

A new map of “Essentially Open” businesses in North Brooklyn is helping residents to find the hours of grocery stores, pharmacies and other businesses during the coronavirus crisis.

The North Brooklyn Neighbors launched the map this week to help compile the shifting hours of food pantries, laundromats, bike shops and pets stores in Greenpoint and Williamsburg.

Specific notes and directions for customers are listed when the information is available, for example the map lists Acme Smoked Fish’s online ordering and pickup instructions; the online shop opens at noon on Tuesdays for curbside pick-up on Fridays from 8 a.m. – 2p.m. Continue reading

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See The Military Flyover Tribute to Frontline Wokers From Greenpoint

The military flyover tribute to frontline workers on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of @helsch)

Greenpoint, along with the rest of New York City, was treated to the spectacle of a flyover tribute by U.S. Navy and Airforce jets in honor of frontline workers on Tuesday afternoon.

Flying side-by-side in formation, F-16 Airforce jets and Navy Blue Angel jets circled North Brooklyn during the tribute as residents took to their roofs to see the action:

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