The Hook-Up 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 Category: News, The Hook-Up Tags: BÚÐIN, CB1, Greenpoint, greenpoint landing, greenpoint news, greenpointers, Kurier Plus, L-pocalypse, park deli, polish greenpoint, robbery, south williamsburg 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 Category: News, The Hook-Up Tags: Bedford L, BPL, Brooklyn Public Library, car-sharing, DOT, greenpoint landing, greenpoint real estate, L-pocalypse, Musical Instraments, Newtown Creek Alliance, North Brooklyn Real Estate, nypd, Parking, Real Estate, theft
There were some major Real Estate stories in the news this week. First,
Greenpoint Savings Bank (807 Manhattan Avenue) has been sold to investor Jack Terzi for $10 Million. While still under-long term lease to Capital One, the building may become retail space in the coming years. Continue reading Category: News, The Hook-Up Tags: Crime, greenpoint landing, greenpoint real estate, greenpoint savings bank, Hawa Smoothies and Bubble Tea, high-rise, North Brooklyn Real Estate, nypd, theft, towers Via Di an Di instagram
Happy Friday Greenpoint! As per usual, we’re at the top of the list. This time, the list in question is Patch’s
“Best New Places to Eat in NYC.” Di An Di (68 Greenpoint Ave), the new Vietnamese eatery on Greenpoint Avenue, takes the top spot.
But, how will we get there? Turns out that
the MTA is undertaking a major 10 year overhaul of the entire subway system that may lead to extensive closures on the G within the next five years.
One study finds a silver-lining in all that subway work: several communities near subway stations have seen rents fall in the past year. The study concluded that
rents for a 1-bedroom around the Nassau G fell 20% in the last year. Continue reading Williamsburg Bridge (photo: Julia Moak)
Happy Friday, Greenpoint! For some of our neighbors, this has been a tough week.
due to a water-damaged gas line. On Sunday, 500 Greenpoint residents lost their heat and hot water when National Grid cut service
But, Greenpoint isn’t entirely without modern conveniences, and
a kickstarter campaign launched on Thursday wants to up the ante. The project calls for a floating pedestrian bridge connecting Greenpoint and Long Island City.
Speaking of Bridges, it became clear at Wednesday’s L-pocalypse Town Hall in Williamsburg that
, certainly not enough to meet the demands of ousted L riders. the Williamsburg Bridge can only handle 3 extra trains per hour over the current schedule Continue reading Not Today, BQX
Happy Friday, Greenpoint! Say hello to our newest neighbor: NYU School of Medicine.
NYU has signed a 15-year lease for nearly 17,000sqft of space at 74 Kent Street, and will open a physical therapy and imaging center.
While we will be getting NYU,
we won’t be getting BQX. Mayor de Blasio did not include the project in his budget for the next fiscal year, and the city’s Economic Development Corporation also declined allocate funds for the Gentrification Express.
Speaking of big budget items,
the former Greenpoint Mechanics and Traders Bank at 144 Franklin Street is on the market for $6.5 Million.
If that sounds steep, the city hopes you’ll blame Airbnb.
The Comptroller also blames the company for rent increases and homelessness across the city, a very steep charge to level against New Yorkers who share their homes on the platform because rent is so high in the first place. A study from the city Comptroller finds that airbnb listings have driven rents in Greenpoint up about $100/month. Continue reading