Farewell House of Vans via Greenpoint Post
Happy Friday, Greenpoint! It’s nearly the weekend, and you can celebrate with
the very last show at the House of Vans. The 25 Franklin St. venue will close after 8 years with a show by Interpol.
And when the weekend’s over,
the nabe’s newest coffee tricycle has your Monday Morning brew covered. Continue reading
1056 Manhattan Avenue, via Yimby
It’s been an explosive week here in Greenpoint. While real gunfire rang out on Noble St. on Tuesday,
stunt explosions detonated over the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge the very same day.
In Real Estate news, a new behemoth is going up on Manhattan Avenue.
The first renderings have been revealed for 1056 Manhattan Avenue, clocking in at 56,746 sqft. of retail and residential space.
One Blue Slip, the first of Greenpoint Landing’s market rate buildings is open for leasing. One-Bedrooms begin at $3,225, and according to the New York Times, 90% of units have water views.
If you want to get River Views without paying an arm and a leg, you can
tour the new phase two of Hunters Point South Park in Long Island City.
Happy Friday, Greenpoint!
There has been much in the news this week about L-pocalypse, what with
this weekend’s L closure, and the city’s cap on ride-share vehicles, but that’s not all. On Monday, the MTA showed of it’s L-ternative bus routes to city officials, who rode public transit throughout the two-mile route.
While there are few things as dirty as the way the MTA has been handling the L-train closure, it turns out that
one quarter of the city’s most polluted sites are in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Continue reading
Would You Climb through a subway grate?
Happy Friday, Greenpoint! As you may know,
Greenpoint is the undisputed center of NYC wastemanagement. Last week, a long-stalled waste equity bill The bill aims to reduce the amount of trash processed in North Brooklyn. passed the City Council.
In more alarming news, on Tuesday,
at the intersection of Nasssau Avenue and McGuinness Blvd. a driver experiencing road-raging slashed another man with a box cutter, snatched his keys and then pinned him against another vehicle
Meanwhile, below all the hubbub, there’s the subway.
A Greenpoint resident captured a video of a man climbing into a subway grate on Manhattan Avenue
We Scream for Vegan Pizza via AM New York
Happy Friday, Greenpoint! This week,
in an effort to find the best vegan pizza in the city, AM New York landed in Greenpoint, at Screamers.
Councilman Antonio Reynoso, who represents Williamsburg, and parts of Bushwick, has endorsed Cynthia Nixon for Governor of New York.
And, according to Patch, all of
North Brooklyn’s new construction may be running a wet and wild risk, since North Brooklyn’s coastline is prone to flooding.
The Newest Green space on Newtown Creek. Phase two of Hunter’s Point South Park
Happy Friday, Greenpoint! If the news is any indication, it’s time to eat out. Food writing is all over Greenpoint this week:
, Greenpoint’s newest (and only) Tropical Japanese Speakeasy. There’s enthusiastic praise for The Hidden Pearl
The entire staff of Bon Appetit is eating exclusively at Di an Di these days
which recently opened in the Park Luncheonette space. Frankle’s Duo is scoring points for their new retro outfit, Bernie’s
But, if you’re more into grass than grass-fed, then Long Island City is the place for you.
, and the Architect’s Newspaper says the 11 acres of riverside park land, “brings a fresh breath of air to the formerly inaccessible, industrialized site and showcases expansive views of the East River alongside Newtown Creek.” The second phase of Hunters Point South Park opened last Wednesday
Calyer Place Renderings via YIMBY
Happy Friday, Greenpoint! It’s a whole new world, or, at least, it’s a whole new development…
The former site of the Greenpoint Terminal Market, at 27-41 West Street, has been cleared for development, and renderings have been released for a suite of 5 buildings collectively known as Calyer Place, that will add over 700 apartments to the area.
At the same time,
which will begin leasing at the end of the summer. Greenpoint Landing has released new renderings for its first market-rate rental building,
S , and 1,250 new bikes system-wide, to help contend with L-Pocalypse. peaking of additions, Citi Bike will add 2,500 docking stations between Williamsburg and Manhattan Continue reading
Outside Park Deli Image: Julia Moak
Happy Friday, Greenpoint!
This week, Greenpoint’s own Polish-language weekly newspaper, Kurier Plus got a profile in the Columbia Journalism Review. Read about how the Polish paper is thriving!
Speaking of Polish Greenpoint,
after owner Krystyna Godawa was hit with a rent hike for the space, but loyal customers have stepped in to help. the beloved Polish deli, Park Deli (209 Nassau Ave.), is looking for a new neighborhood home
Other businesses are not as faring as well.
Budin (114 Greenpoint Avenue) has closed due to an ongoing dispute with the landlord Continue reading
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Parks Department to Greenpoint Landing: Municipal Lawn Care? Lol, Byeee
Happy Friday, Greenpoint! You know how it is here in North Brooklyn — another week, another waterfront development…
Get the first look at the three towers proposed for the site immediately south of the Greenpoint Terminal Market.
Meanwhile, the Parks Department is taking quite the snarky attitude about the relentless development here in Greenpoint. Turns out,
Parks doesn’t want to mow the lawn at Greenpoint Landing.
And they’re not the only ones up in arms this week.
An off duty cop was arrested here last Friday night in a road rage incident.
In lighter news, looks like we’re the best slurpers in town.
Wanpaku (621 Manhattan Avenue) topped this list of the city’s ramen joints.
Williamsburg car-share sites dedicated to the DOT’s new pilot program. Via Greenpoint Post
Happy Friday, Greenpoint! Now you’re really living — because the
Newtown Creek Alliance has announced plans for the construction and installation of a second Living Dock within Newtown Creek.
And if that doesn’t quicken your pulse, maybe
the unveiling of a new staircase at the Bedford Avenue L station will. They opened on Saturday as a first taste of the MTA larger L-pocalypse repair work.
But, with more stairs comes fewer parking spaces.
The city has reserved dozens of spots in Williamsburg as part of its car-sharing pilot program.
Speaking of sharing,
Brooklyn Public Library cardholders can now borrow musical instruments for up to two months at a time! Continue reading
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