This past Saturday, June 21st, New Yorkers had a chance to grow back their tails, don their eye patches, and be part of that worlddd at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Mayor Bill de Blasio was there, maybe you were there, and Greenpointers was definitely there…getting the full scoop. Continue reading
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GOOD NEWS! The July 4th fireworks are returning to the East River this year, meaning we can watch them from rooftops across North Brooklyn.
We have fellow Brooklynite, Billy de Blasio, to thank for the change, which he announced on Monday. The fireworks will actually be launched from the Brooklyn Bridge and sources that we just made up say it will be spectacular. Continue reading
Well, the snow did fall last weekend, schools closed, and our new mayor proved he knows how to wield a shovel…and show off his layers with sass. Welcome to 2014.
Don’t look up, it’s raining
men lights at McCarren Park. (NY Daily News)
Speaking of McCarren, our humble park may be the future home of a giant bubble. Inside this bubble, there will be tennis year ’round, for a price.
Some camels strolled down Graham Ave to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus. Totally normal.
ICE + FIRE = an epic blaze that lasted over 5 hours at a Brooklyn lumber yard.
Local real estate developer, Menachem Stark, was kidnapped from his office last week. His body was found on Friday, in Greak Neck, Long Island, and confirmed to be the missing man on Saturday; over a thousand mourners gathered for the funeral in Hassidic Williamsburg. According to the NY Times, he owned several neighborhood buildings, including the Greenpoint Hotel and 239 Banker Street, which he converted from a factory to trendy lofts. Both had some serious building violations and the latter was vacated in 2009, leaving him with more than a few enemies, but investigations into the murder have yet to be resolved.
Bill, I say this as someone who has supported your campaign since before you were thought of as a viable candidate: I have never been closer to voting for your opponent than I am after watching your performance tonight.
Don’t misinterpret that statement: I’m still voting for you. Continue reading