Live in a One-Bedroom on Manhattan Avenue for $1020/month

977 Manhattan Avenue
977 Manhattan Avenue via 6sqft

While many Greenpointers find it difficult to cheer constant “luxury” real estate development in the neighborhood, the situation may yield one perk: the housing lottery. The newest spot with apts on offer is 977 Manhattan Avenue, between India and Huron. The entire 14-unit building is going for a cool $14.25 Million, but New Yorkers earning 60% of the area median income can apply for 3 1-bedroom apartments, each asking $1,020/month, including utilities.

The environmentally conscious among us might be excited to know that the building is Green Certified, and sports energy-efficient elements, including solar panels. Other perks include a bike room, central air, and in-ceiling speakers.  Continue reading

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Gardens of the Galaxy, Hot Sauce Expo, Greenpoint Gallery Night, Spring Fling — What’s Happening Greenpoint (4/18-4/24)

Poster design by Julia Moak

Secure your spacesuit, prepare for takeoff and get ready to blast off into the cosmos at our Gardens Of The Galaxy Spring Market this Sunday, April 22 in the Greenpoint Loft on 67 West Street! It’s going to be a star-studded day with live music, free fun activities like massages, rooftop yoga henna, nail art, refreshments and food. Check out the full details of what’s in store hereRSVP on Facebook.  Preview our star-studded vendors here.

WEDNESDAY 4/18

7 Minutes In Heaven, Six Stories Told, Out Of It and more @The Kingsland (269 Norman Ave), 6pm, $10, Buy Tix
♫ The Afghan Whigs & Built to Spill @Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.), 7pm, $40, Buy Tix
^ The Big Big: Staged Reading + Puppet Demo @Areté Venue and Gallery (67 West St. #103), 7:30pm, FREE, A bittersweet non-romantic love story about fear, lies, Asian American identity, and the great outdoors, More Info
♦ The Master — Free Screening @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Avenue), 8pm, FREE, Staring Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, More Info

THURSDAY 4/19

♦ See Change @ Williamsburgh Library (240 Division Ave), 5:30pm, a solo exhibit of new works by Tara DePorte, FREE, More Info
^ Birding at the Bridge @Kingsland Wildflowers (520 Kingsland Avenue), 6pm, FREE,Heather Wolf shares tips for birding in Brooklyn and talks about her book Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront. More Info
# Why Chopsticks? @MOFAD (62 Bayard St), 6:30pm, $20-25, A History and Culture of Chopsticks, Buy Tix
# Sfincione Night @Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 7pm, $18, An evening of Sicilian-style Pizza! RSVP
Nap Eyes, She Devils @ Zone One at Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave), 8pm, $10-12, Buy Tix Continue reading

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In High Demand: Khruangbin Brings Their Unique Blend to North Brooklyn

Khruangbin performing live at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 13. Photo by Peter Kirchhausen

With back-to-back sold-out performances this past weekend at Music Hall of Williamsburg, the East Texas based trio Khruangbin (Pronounced Krun-bin) is firmly making the case that a bands sound doesn’t need to neatly fit in a musical box to sell out music venues across the United States. Following the February release of their second full length album, “Con Todo El Mundo,” their fanbase continues to swell as was seen in North Brooklyn. Continue reading

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FREE Yoga and Bootcamp Sessions on Greenpoint Loft’s Beautiful Roof Deck this Sunday! (4/22)

Rooftop Yoga with Hosh Spring 2017

This Sunday (April 22, 1-7PM), our Gardens of the Galaxy Spring Market is happening and it’s got a jam-packed schedule of FREE activities including yoga and bootcamp sessions on Greenpoint Loft’s beautiful roof deck with views overlooking the Manhattan skyline and East River. Here’s the schedule:

Fitness Bootcamp by YMCA
1:30PM Session
2:15PM Session

Yoga by Hosh (Bring your own mat)
3PM All Level Vinyasa with Emi
4:30PM Reset and Restore with Melissa

 


The Greenpoint YMCA’s 30 minute fitness bootcamp is a challenging and fun total body workout using plyometrics, pushups, squats, planks, and more! All levels welcome.

Click here to reserve your space for the YMCA Fitness Bootcamp Session 1: 1:30pm
Click here to reserve your space for the YMCA Fitness Bootcamp Session 1: 2:15pm

Starting at 3pm, Hosh Yoga will be holding two donation-based 60 minute rooftop yoga sessions. BYOM (Bring your own mats!) 

All Level Vinyasa Flow @ 3pm w/ Emi Iwasa (Hosh Yoga instructor):
Open to all levels and all bodies, this class will focus on the Vinyasa practice of linking breath and movement while flowing from one pose to the next. We will focus on building both strength and flexibility, while guiding the body and mind toward a sense of grounding. Come join us on your mat and enjoy rooftop views, as you flow with a local instructor! Click here to reserve your space for Hosh Rooftop Yoga session 1: 3pm

Reset & Restore @ 4:30pm w/ Melissa Kaitlyn Carter (Hosh Yoga):
Get ready to ground down, restore, and reset. This class will begin with a slow flow, move into restorative postures, and conclude with a meditation. Open to all levels. Click here to reserve your space for the Hosh Rooftop Yoga Session 2: 4:30pm

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Noble Lorimer Historic Block Association Requests Stay on Redevelopment at 111 Noble

Rendering of the Approved Plans for 111 Noble Street

When the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission approved redevelopment at 111 Noble Street, in early February, many Greenpoint residents were chagrined to hear that the LPC would allow a property well within the limits of the Greenpoint Historic district to be so distinctly altered. The approved plans call for a third floor and a penthouse to added to the existing structure, and an expansion on the back of the house.

Since the LPC made its decision, Members of the Noble Historic Block Association have been advocating for “for the restoration of and maintenance in scale of [the original building], a modest house on our landmarked block.” The group wrote in an email to Greenpointers, “The LPC’s recent approval for radical expansion of two additional floors plus elevator is, we fear, essentially going to result in demolition and rebuild. Not only are we concerned about this happening to this property, but also we’ve continued to voice our concern that it creates a precedent (or adds to a trend) of the LPC permitting radical development rather than preservation within Landmarked areas.” Continue reading

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Greenpoint Gigs!

Photo via Clark Tibbs/Unsplash

Looking for a new gig or side hustle? Check out this round up of some Greenpoint-based jobs.

A restaurant needs a line cook. “We butcher fish and whole animals in-house, produce our own charcuterie, and also feature a strong repertoire of vegetarian and vegan recipes.” —could this be Cherry Point?
New Mexican spot Oxomoco, housed in Greenpoint’s tiniest standalone building, is looking for bartenders, servers, hosts, barracks, cooks, and dishwashers.
Calexico has an open position for a daytime cashier.
Greenpoint-based nature camp, wBees Forest School needs summer camp teachers for their “nature-based and arts-rich summer camp”.
The Richardson is looking for some experienced bartenders.
A family-owned cafe in GP put out the call for a new barista.
A jewelry line is looking to fill two internship roles: production and operations.
Sanctuary Salon is looking for a new stylist to join their team.
Kickstarter has 10 engineering roles (and more) open.
Atlas Obscura has 3 editorial fellowship positions up for grabs.

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Small Biz Owners: What You Should Know About Commercial Leases, Workshop (4/25)

As a North Brooklyn resident you probably feel like you’re doomsday prepping for the impending L-Train Shutdown—and let’s not forget that local business owners are, too. No one is quite sure how much the clusterf-k of reduced transit options for more than a year will affect small businesses, but the general consensus is that it’s not gonna be pretty. On one hand we will have less tourists and foot traffic in the neighborhood (which many of us are rejoicing about), but on the other hand those people will not be patronizing local businesses.

The city is offering a workshop for small business owners, Signing A Commercial Lease: What You Need To Know on Wednesday, April 25th from 5-6:30pm at the Swinging Sixties Senior Center (211 Ainslie Street). The workshop is free, and lawyers will explain helpful tips on preparing to negotiate a fair commercial lease. More info and registration on Eventbrite. The workshop is part of NYC Small Business Services course series.

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Community Came Together for Gun Safety Townhall in South Williamsburg

Congresswoman Maloney Speaks at Gun Safety Townhall via the Congresswoman’s office

On Saturday, April 7th, local politicians, policy advocates and community members gathered at MS 50 (183 South 3rd Street) for a Townhall meeting on gun violence. The event, hosted by Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney and Nydia M. Velázquez, took place on National Day of Action, following the March for Our Lives Protests, and included a panel of community advocates from New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Los SuresThe politicians and advocates all see gun violence in the United States (and right here in New York City) as a public health issue, and have framed their local advocacy and and legislative agendas to tackle the issue through that lens.  Continue reading

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New Gates at Greenpoint Playground Just In Time For Spring

Greenpoint Playground
Greenpoint Playground via NYC Parks

Greenpoint residents have long been concerned about the open entrances to Greenpoint Playground at Dupont and Franklin Streets. John Whiteman, of Arete Living Arts Foundation, explained, “The playground has two large entrances with no gates. The main entrance leads right out onto a busy roadway. It is also beside a heavy construction site so there are lots of large vehicles coming through. Many times I have seen small children run through the gate and out toward the streets while horrified parents run after them.”

He shared his concern with Mayor de Blasio, Brooklyn Councilman Stephen Levin, and the Parks Department. The City has headed his cry. The Parks Department began discussing the project with local Greenpointers last fall, and installed gates at the end of March.  Continue reading

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Explore The Cosmos And Preview Our Vendors: The Gardens Of The Galaxy Spring Market Is This Sunday! (4/22)

Secure your spacesuit, prepare for takeoff and get ready to blast off into the cosmos at the Greenpointers Gardens Of The Galaxy Spring Market on Sunday, April 22! The celestial happening is coming up on us fast, although there’s still plenty of time to find a pair of Moon Boots for the occasion.

The market will go from 1-7pm in the Greenpoint Loft (67 West St., 5th Floor). Join us in orbit early by RSVPing on Facebook!

It’s going to be a star-studded day with live music, free fun activities like massages, rooftop yoga henna, nail art, refreshments and food. Check out the full details of what’s in store here.

We want to highlight our awesome vendors. They’ll be hawking the best of their earthly wares for you to nab for yourself, friends and family both of this astral plane and beyond:

Eat Chic Chocolates 

Eat Chic Chocolates is a woman-owned and operated confection brand that takes the classic chocolate peanut butter cup to the next level, using the highest quality organic craft chocolate and their own small batch nut butter fillings. Enjoy dozens of flavors, from their signature peanut butter cups dusted with Maldon sea salt, to more adventurous pairings such as lemon-poppy seed cashew butter and cinnamon-tahini. Their chocolates are vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and palm oil-free, and they just won a Good Food Award for their commitment to making delicious and ethically-produced confections.

You can find them outside of the Spring Market at these retail locations.

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Shipwreck Press

Shipwreck Press is a stationery company that wants to make your correspondence playful, beautiful, and worth keeping. Offering cards, correspondence, bookmarks, gift tags, wedding invitations and more, these handmade, cut-paper cards are detailed enough to hang on the wall, bright enough to lift spirits, and are a gift onto themselves.

To find them outside of the Spring Market, you can find them online or at Wares.

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Avery Gregory 

A self-taught ceramicist, this Bushwick local designs jewelry and objects that focuses on contrasting the permanency of stoneware with the fragility of form. Avery is constantly exploring new applications for clay, drawing from of fashion and new mediums to stretch what is possible for this medium. Her work has been featured in maker’s markets throughout the country and in nylon magazine.

You can find her outside of the Spring Market on her website.

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