Support The Greenpoint YMCA This Thursday (2/16)!

The Greenpoint Y (99 Meserole Ave.) is kicking off its annual fundraiser this Thursday from 12-4pm. There’ll be free snacks and Y schwag giveaways. 100% of the proceeds will be dedicated to enhancing programmatic needs and providing funding for scholarship programs!

These scholarships provide deserving children with the opportunity to:

  • Experience the magic of camp
  • Learn to swim
  • Enjoy the benefits of an early childhood education
  • Boost academic performance and social skills through after school programs
  • Make college a reality
  • Be healthy and fit
  • Explore a new sport or skill
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Friday (2/17): A 90’s Valentine’s Party

Part of Stickybaby's collection
Part of Stickybaby’s collection

There’s a Brooklyn-based female dating collective and anthology called It’s Not Personal, and they’re throwing an alternative V-Day party this Friday night to raise money for RAINN, the largest anti-sexual violence non-profit in the nation. There’ll be DJs kicking it oldschool with 90’s music and they will also be launching a small collection with a handmade clothing and accessories label named Stickybaby.

Truly Madly DeeplyTRULY MADLY DEEPLY
291 Hooper Street, $10 suggested donation
10pm-2am
It’s Not Personal hosts events, workshops (some locally at New Women Space) and exhibitions, and they run a monthly column with Bust Magazine.
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A History of Greenpoint in 25 Buildings: 95 Commercial Street

95 Commercial Street. Illustration by Sara Harvey
95 Commercial Street. Illustration by Sara Harvey

Greenpoint became home to five industrial “black arts” in the 19th century, and one of those black arts was glass production. (Printing, pottery making, oil refining, and cast iron manufacturing are the others.) Our area became one of the first places in the United States where artistic glass was produced. Some of the finest pieces of glass ever smelted in America were locally produced, and today they are still prized pieces in museums around the country.

One of the most famous nineteenth century glass factories—the Greenpoint Glass Works—was located at 95 Commercial Street. Founded about 1852 by Christian Dorflinger (1828-1915), an immigrant from Alsace. He Started in Manhattan, but needing more space expanded his now sizable workshop to the edge of Newtown Creek in 1860. Greenpoint Glass Works was larger than his other two plants and also enjoyed a waterfront location with docking facilities. The operation also included kilns and a large assembly line. Because this area of Greenpoint was sparsely developed, Dorflinger had to build housing near the factory for his workers, many of whom were French. Continue reading

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Greenpointers Ate 292 Pounds of Pizza At Pizzeria LaFerrerra Last Year!

One of the menus at Pizzeria La Ferrera
One of the menus at Pizzeria La Ferrera

Pizzeria La Ferrera is an intimate and casual pizza supper club hosted by Molly Baker (a graphic designer) and Jason LaFerrera (a software developer) inside a Greenpoint apartment. If you’re one of the lucky few who’s attended, you chowed down on one or more of the 256 pizzas—weighing in at 292 pounds—that they made last year (the pies weren’t all different, but still that’s a LOT of pizza). About 4-6 people attend each supper club event, and 6-8 pizzas are served at each one—which is an average of 1.4 pizzas per person. Mmmmmmm. Pizza. To find out how more about Pizzeria LaFerrera and to snag an invite to their next event, sign up for the mailing list here. After the jump, read their Year In Review—fun stats about all the ‘za they made last year. Continue reading

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Tonight: Dance At Enid’s For Planned Parenthood + Win A Night At The Wythe!

Dance the night away at Enid’s (560 Manhattan Ave.) tonight (2/11) starting at 8pm to support Planned Parenthood, and enter the raffle to win a night’s stay at the Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave.). Featuring DJ Angel Favorite, DJ Cambot, DJ Zooey Gaychanel, DJ Kitty Wizard.
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Popup Bar Alert: Threes Brewing Comes To Greenpoint!

Threes @ Franklin & Kent, image via Instagram
Threes @ Franklin & Kent, image via Instagram

Hallelujah! Something’s happening in the old Cassette space, making Franklin Street a little less sparse. The past several weeks we’ve seen Brooklyn Label paper up their windows, Mr. Souvlaki bit the dust, Mrs. Kim’s is “renovating”, and Jimmy’s packed up before year’s end. Gowanus’s Threes Brewing will be opening a temporary bar and beer shop at 113 Franklin Street (at Kent) starting today, and it will run at least through the end of the month and possibly longer. Continue reading

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Tonight! The Second Annual It’s Friday, I’m (Not) In Love Anti-Valentine’s Party!

The last thing you need to worry about in 2017 is Valentine’s Day, a made-up holiday about a four-letter word. Avoid all the mushy stuff and dance your way into oblivion at littlefield on tonight (Friday, February 10), and celebrate singledom.

DJ Gordon Gloom (Feeling Gloomy, YDH2S) will be crowding the floor with songs of heartache and desire from the 80s to today, $6-8 drink specials will keep you (in)appropriately lubricated, a cleansing anti-love ritual will provide closure and catharsis, and our photo booth will prove to your ex(es) that you’re totally doing just fine on your own really just fine thank you very much.

Wear black. All black. Need a reason? Every living thing on earth dies alone. Creativity will be rewarded.

The rest is up to you. Rebel. Renew. Rebound.

the skint presents:
The Second Annual It’s Friday, I’m (Not) In Love Anti-Valentine’s Party
Friday, February 10 at 10pm
littlefield 622 Degraw Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn
$6 adv, $10 door
Tickets: http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1414882-skint-second-annual-its-brooklyn/

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Where to Take Your Honey for Valentine’s Day in North Brooklyn

This is all I really want, Peter Pan’s heart-shaped doughnuts.  Image: Peter Pan Donut/Instagram

Our annual holiday to celebrate love is almost here. Yes, Valentine’s Day is next Tuesday, and if you haven’t made a plan yet, there are plenty of North Brooklyn restaurants ready to help you out.

No word yet on whether Peter Pan will be serving up their famous heart-shaped doughnuts, though.  Continue reading

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Old-Timey Valentine’s Market, Anti-Valentine’s Day Party, Self-Care Faire, Tea Drunk Tasting – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (2/8–2/14)

I’m (Not) In Love Anti-Valentine’s Day Party @ Littlefield (622 Degraw St), Friday (2/10), 10pm, $6-10, The last thing you need to worry about in 2017 is Valentine’s Day, a made-up holiday about a four-letter word. Avoid all the mushy stuff and dance your way into oblivion. Wear black. All black. More info [sponsored]

This Sunday, February 12th from 1-7pm, we are hosting an Old-Timey Valentine’s Market in the beautiful Greenpoint Loft (67 West St). Whether you’re single, attached, or can’t really say, come imbibe Prohibition-era cocktails and vintage jazz tunes — or just mix and mingle as you shop for yourself, your friends, or your beloved. As always, we’ll be offering plenty of free, fun activities in addition to a judiciously selected panel of amazing local vendors. RSVP

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

WEDNESDAY 2/8

♦ Tattoo to Protect Your Parts: A Planned Parenthood Affair @Magick City (37 Box St) 2pm, Pop-up tattoo salon with highly sought-after, talented artists on-site to give $40 flash sheet tattoos. 100% of proceeds go to Planned Parenthood, More info
♦ The Professional Screening @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, Watch The Professional in the Main Ballroom! Full bar and restaurant menu open before after and during the movie, RSVP

 

THURSDAY 2/9


#Global Flavors: How Curry, Soy Sauce, and Sriracha Became American
@MOFAD (62 Bayard St) 6:30pm, $10, Historic gastronomist and author of Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine, Sarah Lohman explores the global flavors that make up American cuisine, More info
* Better Than Jam’s 7 YEARS Anniversary Party @ Better than Jam (20 Grattan St) 8pm, $10, BYOB, snacks provided. Sales and perks plus raffles and fun!, More info
♦ Taste of Streep MOVIE PARTY *postcards from the EDGE* @Syndicated Bar (40 Bogart St) 7pm, $20, Drink, eat, and celebrate three amazing women – Meryl Streep, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds, Includes film screening, cocktail, & the chance to win a grand prize basket in a competitive round of Meryl trivia, Buy tix
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Grand Street Restaurant Week is Back 2/6-2/12!

If you’re in need of dinner or lunch plans, here’s some news you can use. Grand Street Restaurant Week, a project of the Grand Street Business Improvement District, is happening now until Sunday the 12th. This year, twelve Grand Street restaurants are offering two-course lunch specials for $15 or less, and three-course dinner specials for $30 or less. Notable participants include The Sandwich Shop, The Starlight, and Ryujin Ramen (that’ll be really good during the snowstorm). Menus can be found here.

Another one to check out is Pie Smith, a build-your-own pie and panini shop started by a long-time Brooklyn family. Also, if you Instagram your restaurant week prix-fixe meal with #DineOnGrand and @GrandStreetBID, there’s a chance to win a $25 gift card to your favorite Grand Street spot!

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