Historical Walking Tour of Greenpoint This Saturday!

greenpoint walking tourWHAT: Greenpoint Walking Tour
WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 2:00-4:30 pm

Join veteran Brooklyn tour guide Norman Oder on a briskly-paced, wide-ranging introduction to the neighborhood, including historic blocks, converted historic buildings, commercial corridors, religious institutions, parks, and civic buildings. The tour will touch on industrial history, immigration (notably Greenpoint’s enduring Polish presence), and the current (and future) signs of gentrification.

You should RSVP to info@preservationgreenpoint.org to reserve your spot! Continue reading

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Sunday Snaps – Pups of Greenpoint

With dog parks in both McGolrick and McCarren Park, lots of canine-conscious businesses that leave water bowls out for pups, and many great dog owners, Greenpoint is a pretty sweet place to be a dog. In celebration of man’s best friend, this week’s photo story is on our noble four-legged friends, because without them, our days would definitely be a little longer!

Snow is a female Westie mix. She loves the McGolrick dog park and is very playful!
Meet Huey Lewis, who loves Transmitter Park and the power of love.
Chewy is a mix. He can be a little bit of a grumpy old man, but he loves walks in McGolrick.
Nina is a female rescue pup all the way from Georgia. She can entertain herself for hours chasing a ball.
Haru is a year-old Pomeranian. Her name in Japanese means “little bit of sunshine”.
Ari is a husky! She is sweet, strong willed and loves the outdoors. Transmitter Park is her favorite!
Meet Olive. She’s a French Bulldog and she is definitely aware of how cute she is.
Bazie is a Beagle. She LOVES smelling things.
Lily is a seven year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She loves the McGolrick dog park.
Eloise is a nine year old French Bulldog. She likes to sing along when her owner plays harmonica!


Snitches is a seven year old rescue pup. According to his owner, he is “part deer, part squirrel, part everything.” He always walks in Transmitter Park as part of his routine!


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Weekend Art Roundup: Oct 14 – 16

Photo: Andy P. Smith
“When there were only one set of footprints, it was because that’s when I gave you a drunken piggy back ride to the next bar.” Photo: Andy P. Smith

Guys, I know we’re all looking forward to staying in this weekend, ya know, watching baseball or football or the new Christopher Guest mockumentary… but here’s a few things to check out if you do find the strength and courage to leave home.

Also, FYI, this weekend is a Super Full Blood Hunters Full Moon, watch out!

See ya in the streets,


ballot2016 at the front room

The 4th Quadrennial “Ballot Show”

October 14th-23th, Opening Reception Friday, Oct 14, 7-9pm
Gallery open Fri-Sun 1-6pm & by appointment
at The Front Room Gallery
147 Roebling street

The Front Room Gallery is proud to present the Fourth quadrennial “Ballot Show”, which focuses on the American electoral system, and the overall notion of voting with a ballot. “The Ballot Show,” held every four years since 2004, is inspired by the American election, and contemplates our antiquated electoral-college voting process.

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Trump-tar pops up in Greenpoint, Free Trees for Neighborhood Residents, and a Sketchy Bat at Silk Road Cycles: The Hook-Up 10/14

The bat that has taken up residence outside Silk Road Cycles.

A bat has been posted up outside Silk Road Cycles (76 Franklin St.) all week. Someone at the shop reportedly contacted Animal Control 4 days ago and as of yesterday, the poor, apparently sick bat was still there.

Riverkeeper will be hosting a Newtown Creek Community Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, Oct. 20. The EPA will be presenting an update.

A pro-Donald Trump art show was cancelled this week at a Williamsburg gallery.

No, Bill Murray has not announced any further bartending engagements, but his son’s restaurant, 21 Greenpoint got some good press this week! Continue reading

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A Collaborative Sculpture In McGolrick Park, and a Meadow-phor for All of Us

Conceptual artist Martynka Wawrzyniak will create Ziemia, a public art project created in collaboration with all Greenpointers.

Martynka Wawrzyniak has always been a conceptual artist. She thinks deeply about her relationship to the world and comes up with self-portraits that are inimitable and brilliantly unique. These ideas often utilize unusual substances and require her to collaborate with specialists in an eclectic range of fields.

For example, in her 2012 project, Smell Me, she spent two years working with Hunter College Professor Donna McGregor and a team of chemistry research students to create an olfactory-based self-portrait utilizing the extracted essence of her sweat, tears and hair.

In another project, Feed, she collected a year’s worth of her used cloth dinner napkins in order to create a suspended double spiral where viewers walked through her life in the self-described “stains of my existence”.

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Champion Coffee Gets Back in the Ring on Manhattan Avenue!

Images courtesy of Andrea Luxenberg

Yesterday, residents at the north end of Greenpoint had their unbelievable patience greatly rewarded. Last August, the neighborhood lost one of its most beloved establishments, Champion Coffee, when the 1108 Manhattan Avenue shop closed its doors due to “unforeseen circumstances.” Luckily, the paperwork had already been signed on the space directly across the street in a former artists’ studio at 1107, and at their smaller café at 142 Nassau Avenue. The Nassau Avenue spot opened last November and now the new Manhattan Avenue flagship spot has opened its doors. And it is without a doubt one of the best additions to our coffee shop scene. Continue reading

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Weekend Music, or Body Painting in the Associated

It’s not too often that our very own neighborhood Associated supermarket gets featured in both Harper’s Bazaar and the New York Post.

And it wasn’t even because of their super-fresh Grade AA eggs, their reasonably priced bone-in chuck steaks (great on the grill), or the cases of Zywiec available in large, hefty glass bottles.

In case you’ve been accidentally locked inside a gas station bathroom for a few days, Gwyneth Paltrow shot some glamour shots at the Associated. In response, Greenpoint residents did mock sexy poses of their own in the aisles then posted them on social media.

Personally I’ll be posing for my own boudoir photos in a pickler’s fortnight among the Polish hams at the Busy Bee on Nassau, but to each his own. Continue reading

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Alleged Assault Case at a Standstill, Greenpoint Task Force Continues Alerting Community

Several weeks ago, disturbing news of a sexual assault that allegedly occurred on Sutton St. near McGolrick Park broke on social media and rattled the Greenpoint Community.

The assault allegedly occurred around 2am on September 13, two blocks east of McGolrick Park. According to a post that was shared extensively on Facebook, a 34 year-old woman was walking to a deli on Sutton between Driggs and Nassau when she was attacked and raped by a group of teenagers, suffering serious injuries including a knife wound to the neck.

The social media reports of the incident shook the traditionally peaceful area of Greenpoint surrounding McGolrick Park and prompted local activist Emily Gallagher and Park Church Pastor Amy Kienzle to organize the Greenpoint Task Force, a coalition with regular meetings for concerned community members.

The first of these meetings occurred Thursday, September 22 in the basement of the Park Church Co-op. It was attended by nearly 100 members of the community, as well as several representatives of the 94th Precinct, including Captain Stefan Komar, Community Affairs Specialist Norberto Rivera, and Special Operations Lieutenant Matthew Delaney.

Captain Komar answers questions at the first community meeting.

During the course of the meeting, citizens asked questions of the police regarding the alleged sexual assault. What they were told was frustrating, as Captain Komar recounted several inconsistencies and roadblocks in what had been reported to police. Continue reading

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Thursday Spotlight: Textile Artist Julia Brandao

Textile art by Julia Brandao

By way of São Paulo, Julia Brandao has come to grace New York with knowledge of the finest cultural relics and wisdom from what seems like the world’s edges. As a textile and sculpture artist having traveled all over the world (though she calls Brazil her home), Julia’s love for collage canvases a mix of experiences and thoughts from the people and places she encounters. Her work largely prefacing the influence of memory, she glues together the thoughtful impressions that evoke feelings of familiarity through colors, shapes, and textures.


To see more of her work, you can can catch her at the Greenpointers Fall Market on October 30th, at The Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street), and visit her website/Instagram. Continue reading

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