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Do We Need More Bike Racks In Greenpoint?

In typical March yo-yo weather style, we started to feel the warm dawn of spring when temps climbed to 70 degress, and then two weeks later the weather snapped back into a brilliant frost. At any rate, very soon we’ll be entering bicycle season. (Although of course for some of us it’s year round). We’ve examined the various types of bike racks along Manhattan Avenue, one of Greenpoint’s main bicycle thoroughfares, and the ways you can petition for more racks.

Upside down U-shape bike rack on Manhattan Avenue - Greenpoint
An upside down U-shape bike rack on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint.

Upside-Down U Shape
An oldschool design, these are pretty prolific all around NYC. They’re not the latest model, but they do the job. Report a broken rack here. Continue reading

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Grease those wheels! Brooklyn’s Epic Ride is this Saturday!

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Epic Ride

Bikes! Beer! Parks! Amazing city views you can only witness on a 40-mile bike ride through Brooklyn and Queens! You can have it all this Saturday, July 25th in Brooklyn Greenways Initiative’s annual EPIC RIDE!

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TONIGHT – Learn About Citi Bike in Greenpoint (1/13)

For all of you who felt so left out when Citi Bike didn’t include your beloved Greenpoint in its initial bike share launch, they will be expanding soon to a block near you. Come find out all about it tonight (1/13) at Community Board 1’s “Learn About Citi Bike” event at Swinging 60’s Senior Center (211 Ainslie St) at 6:30pm.

NYCDOT will present and NYC Bike Share staff will be on hand to answer questions about Citi Bike’s expansion in Brooklyn’s Community Board 1.

And for those of you who don’t need to commute using Citi Bikes, there is always impromptu spinning…

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ARTCRANK—Bike Art Party at Brooklyn Brewery

Having a good time at the Brooklyn Brewery ©ARTCRANK

After a pair of packed-to-the-rafters SoHo openings in the past two years, ARTCRANK— an international pop-up show of bicycle-inspired posters—headed across the East River to Brooklyn Brewery for its biggest NYC show yet this past Thursday, September 4.  Continue reading

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Get Fit With Athletes Club & Save at Fitness Studios, Restaurants and Active Shops

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You could be having this much fun this summer with Athletes Club

It’s almost summer. North Brooklyn bike lanes are busy and the parks are full of folks like you who want to feel great and get into shape.  But getting fit isn’t just hitting the running track. Wellness is also about eating great and staying active with fun fitness routines. There are a variety of ways to get healthy in our neighborhood, meet new people and enjoy irresistible perks.  A great way to get started is through Athletes Club.

Athletes Club is a members-only service suited for everyone that loves to live healthy and active! It’s the best way to discover, experience, and save at top-notch fitness studios, healthy restaurants, and active shops in New York City and North Brooklyn. Members receive unlimited benefits to use at over 100 partnering businesses, including Brooklyn Boulders, Summer’s Juice, JackRabbit Sports, SYNC Studio, and Torque Fitness, Ride Brooklyn, and Awakening NY.

Plus, members can experience free classes, social outings, and other unique experiences, like the all inclusive World Cup Viewing Party. Say goodbye to your boring fitness routine!

Members save $100s each month. Get started today for only $19.

Join now: www.athletesclub.com

Here’s a rundown of what local businesses are offering through Athletes Club: Continue reading

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Forgotten Greenpoint: Wooden Sidewalk on West Street May Become Extinct

West Street's wooden block sidewalk is a common stop on walking tours of Greenpoint; Courtesy of Preservation Greenpoint

Is one of Greenpoint’s most unexpected features­­­—a stretch of historic wooden block paving on West Street near the Greenpoint Terminal Market—in imminent danger? Many say that this is the last place where original wooden paving exists in New York City. These blocks are so rare that one from this section of sidewalk is included in the collection at The City Reliquary. But a new bike path down West Street could mean this final vestige of obscure New York City history will be put on the chopping block. Continue reading

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Deals at Silk Road Cycles for Small Biz Saturday

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Our favorite bike shop Silk Road Cycles (76 Franklin St) is having a crazy sale for Small Business Saturday, which is this Saturday 11/30/13 through January 2014.

Silk Road is offering 15% of Bikes, gloves and winter hats, 10% off locks, 20% off lights and 25% off helmets!

Go get your bike stuff while the getting is so good!

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Frankenhooker, Free Tattoos, & Summer’s Farewell- What’s Happening Greenpoint? (8/28-9/2)

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

WEDNESDAY 8/28
Levi’s Commuter Bike Shop Presents @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N 6th St) 5-11pm, FREE,  Performances by Javelin / Lemonade / Tanlines (DJ Set) with free tune-ups, quick repairs, & valet for your bikes as well plus complimentary PBR and Jameson Black Barrel, RSVP
♦  Drink & Draw with Live Jazz @ The Living Gallery (1094 Broadway, Bushwick) 7-9pm, $10, Sketch models while listening to the avant-garde stylings of the Lauren Lee Jazz Project (drawing materials provided), RSVP
♫  VietNam / Prince Rupert’s DropsBegushkin / DJ Jonathan Toubin @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, $10 BUY TIX

THURSDAY 8/29
* Just in time for Labor Day, fast food workers will take to the streets to protest for higher wages in 35 US Cities, More Info*
♫  Les Savy Fav / Delorean / Small Black @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 6pm, FREE, RSVP
Sailor Jerry Labor Day Kick-Off Party @ 229 Roebling St, 7pm, FREE, rum slushies, free Bark hot dogs, live music, and compimentary Sailor Jerry tattoos (for true brand loyalists)
•  Judgment Day: Book Caging of Dolan Morgan’s Google Place Reviews @ WORD (126 Franklin St), 7-8pm, Instead of releasing his new book, author Dolan Moran will “cage”  it from the world forever (go find out what this means and report back, we’re intrigued), RSVP
♫ Mad Chemistry @ The West (379 Union Ave) 7-10:30pm, a night of acoustic performances by Chuck Burns / Zach Hurd / Mount Moon, RSVP
♫ Kitsuné Club Night @ Output (74 Wythe Ave) 10pm, $15, with Claddixxx / Digitalism / Lou Teti / Le Youth / Plastic Plates / Malandro, BUY TIX

FRIDAY 8/30
♦ City Limits Opening @ Fuchs Projects (56 Bogart St, Bushwick) 7-10pm, 6 artists were directed to throw a dart at an NYC subway map, travel to the end of the line they hit, and use what their surroundings to create art, More Info
♫  Yacht / Ludwig Persik / Ryan Power @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N 6th St) 8pm, $16, BUY TIX
♥ Frankenhooker @ Nitehawk (136 Metropolitan Ave) 12:20am, What happens when a medical student puts the decapitated head of his dead fiancee on the body parts of various (also dead) prostitutes? An awesome movie, that’s what, Trailer 

SATURDAY 8/31
Summer Thunder @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 2pm, FREE, with Thurston Moore / Nate Wooley / Ryan Sawyer / Daniel Higgs, plus tacos, booze, and backyard dancing, More Info
♫  Warm Up @ P.S. 1 (22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC) 3pm, $18 (includes museum admission), with Cajmere / Liars / Lil Silva / IO Echo / Jon Hopkins / Miles, with drinks, food, and awesome water-filled outdoor architecture you can sit on (this is the last Warm Up of the Summer!), More Info
♫ Five Years of Captured Tracks @ The Wick (272 Meserole St) 3pm, $30, DIIV / Mac DeMarco / Soft Moon / MINKS / Chris Cohen / Heavenly Beat, BUY TIX
Back to the Beach @ Rippers/ Rockaway Surf Club (Beach 86/87th St, Rockaways) FREE, Last beach party of the Summer in 2 parts: 6pm @ Rippers with Kids Row / Zula / Crazy Pills, followed by 8pm @Surf Club with Blackout / Hector’s Pets / Wild Yaks, featuring DJ’s, food vendors, and a special late night Rockabus to take you home, More Info
♫  Friends / Greatest Hits / Haribo @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8pm, $1o, BUY TIX
♫  Jon Hopkins / Paul Raffaele / Justin Strauss @ Cameo Gallery (93 N 6th St) 11:45om, $1o, BUY TIX

SUNDAY 9/1
♫ Five Years of Captured Tracks @ The Wick (272 Meserole St) 3pm, $30, Wild Nothing / Beach Fossils / Widowspeak / Blouse / Soft Metals & more, BUY TIX
Hippy / Beach Arabs / Highway Gimps / The Indecent @ Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave) 8pm, $7 (all ages), More Info
☺Run From the Police Comedy @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8:30pm, FREE, local comedians, drinks, and (apparently) laundry rooms in the back if you feel like getting your Sunday chores done

MONDAY 9/2 (Happy Labor Day!)
Fool’s Gold Day Off @ Williamsburg Park (50 Kent Ave) 2pm, FREE, Celebrate NO WORK with Danny Brown / Duck Sauce / ASAP FERG / Migos / Run the Jewels / Unibros / World’s Fair, RSVP
♥ Beats & BBQ: The Labor Day Wind Down @ LP n’ Harmony (683 Grand St) 3-10pm, feast on a free plate of BBQ (with drink purchase) while jamming to some soulful dance tunes,  More Info
♦ Twilight Figure Drawing @ Brooklyn Fire Proof (119 Ingraham St, Bushwick) 4:30-7pm, $15/$10 with friend, join the Brooklyn Society of Draftsman (a club of artists with a super fancy name) for happy hour drinks and drawing

UPCOMING
# Tickets are now on sale for Taste Williamsburg (9/22) @ East River State Park , 1-6pm, with food from Adelina’s, Nights and Weekends, Anella and zillions more

♫ Music
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event

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July Bicycle Sale & Keg Fundraiser (7/13) at Silk Road Road Cycles

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The G Train is down for many weekends to come – so why not get on a bike?

Since you can’t rely on the subway, rediscover NYC on a bicycle.

Silk Road Cycles we will be offering $50 off any bicycle in stock for the month of July!

Also on Saturday July 13thCelebrate Summer at Silk Road Cycles!

We will be hosting a keg party fundraiser for Jill Smith, who will be competing in the Lake Placid Ironman to raise money for the Ironman Foundation.

11am – 7pm: come buy a bicycle, pump up your tires before your beach bound cruise, get that flat fixed!

8pm – 11 pm: drink brews in support of the Ironman Foundation; beer, video projection… $10+ suggested donation

Silk Road Cycles
76 Franklin St.
Brooklyn NY 11222
(corner of Franklin and Calyer)
718-389-2222
silkroadcycles (AT) gmail.com

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Yana (Obviously) Bikes and Tells For Brooklyn Cruiser While Repping Greenpoint Hard

Originally posted on Brooklyn Cruiser:

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“One thing about living in Brooklyn — there are always a lot of neighbors to love.  But every once in a while, you meet that one who’s got the je ne sais quoi thing going in spades.  Enter Yana.  She lives in Greenpoint, bikes Greenpoint like it’s falling off the map, contributes to Greenpointers, and more or less embodies everything there is to crush on about the nabe.

But part of being a local in these parts means embracing the world beyond — The almighty commute factors into Yana’s lifestyle (she works in Soho, “and I absolutely love it.”), as does keeping her heritage close by way of spreading some culinary delight (She does a quarterly pop-up Filipino dinner called SALO — click that, for sure!)”

Read the rest of the story at Brooklyn Cruiser…

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