On March 1st a New York State plastic bag ban, or the Bag Waste Reduction Law, takes effect and you might want to start using a renewable bag when shopping.
Perhaps, you’re ahead of the curve and want to unload some of those extra reusable bags piling up in your closet. The North Brooklyn neighbors are currently holding a bag swap and unneeded shopping bags can be donated in Greenpoint and Williamsburg at the following local businesses and institutions where NBN has drop-off bins setup: Continue reading →
The North Brooklyn Parks Alliance and NYC Parks will host a meeting later this month for neighbors to explore the idea of forming an advisory committee and further the goal of improving open space in North Brooklyn.
NPBA formed in 2003 to “activate, enhance, and expand parks and public spaces” and has since organized a number of stewardship groups at local parks such as Transmitter Park, Java Street Community Gardens and American Playground.
An advisory committee, or community committee, would ideally help brainstorm in an “open forum and independent entity that acts as a platform for information sharing, networking, and – in accordance with our by-laws – provides feedback on our funding priorities for the year,” according to NBPA.
Once upon a time in Brooklyn, the good people of Greenpoint gathered together inside the warm hearth of Greenpoint Loft, on Sunday, December 8th in the year 2019. As the darkness of a winter squall was fast approaching, the bright lights of the Nutcracker photo booth beckoned with promises of warm Holiday merriment in the Land of Sweets.
The show runs December 15, 2019 – April 11, 2020, and is free and open to the public. The Faurschou Foundation was started in 2011 by Jens Faurschou, “a Danish collector, art advisor, and philanthropist,” with locations in Copenhagen, Venice, and Beijing. Continue reading →
When news broke the day after Thanksgiving that the beloved Greenpoint market The Garden had closed after 25 years in the neighborhood, many people reached out to Greenpointers asking what could be done to help the former employees and how to contact them to send their regards.
And while a new grocery store, “Downtown Market,” opened Wednesday at the home of the shuttered Garden with many of the former staff from the prepared foods section, there are other former employees who are not returning to work at the new store for various reasons.
The following is an account of Greenpoint resident Susanna Bertuzzi, who like many former regular customers, cherishes the relationships she and her son had with The Garden’s staff.
Bertuzzi, with the verification of Greenpointers and former Garden staff, set up a local P.O. Box (address below) for customers to send cards, well-wishes and whatever else they would like to give to former employees as a thank you during this holiday season:
A ragtag crew of formertheatermajors 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.
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].