The North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Patterson Beckwith and Michael Haskell brought the Kimmel show — which is currently filming in Brooklyn — out for a paddle through the creek for a view of the recycling and wastewater treatment plants. Continue reading
“Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cooooold out there today!”
New local bar Jimbo Slims (524 Graham Ave) is hosting a Groundhog Day/Bill Murray Day celebration tonight (2/2), starting at 7pm. PRIZES for best Bill Murray costumes! Groundhog Day (the movie) will be playing all night long, along with other Bill Murray flicks, and all music will be from his movies. And of course, they’ll be serving up Phil Connors’s “favorite” drink, sweet vermouth on the rocks with a twist.
New York living would be way too lonely without our furry friends by our side, who provide us cuddles and kisses not only when we refuse to leave our apartments in the dead of winter, but also increasingly commonly at work. Dog friendly offices are totally on trend right now, but with crowded subways and a recent backlash on “fake” service dogs, bringing your pup to and fro around the city is becoming more of a challenge. Especially if you want your dog bag to match your personal sense of style.
Longtime North Brooklyn resident Tennille Teague was frustrated at the lack of stylish options to tote her lovable daschund Mo to and from work every day. Dogs need to be in a carrier of some type if you take them on the subway, ferry or in a cab—and most of the available doggie travel bags at big box retailers or online come in rather obnoxious colors or patterns, and don’t really fall in line with the fashion forward sensibility of hip New Yorkers. And aside from looks, there were other features Tennille wasn’t able to find in a doggie travel bag—a well-designed pocket for accessible poop bags, detachable straps, a leather bottom with metal feet, or one end open for the dog’s head to peek out, for example. And even if a bag had one of those traits, it didn’t have them all.
So after more than a year of design and production exploration, Tennille is ready to unleash Jaxx Hound onto the NYC dog scene. Jaxx Hound’s cleverly designed bags, collars and leashes will be produced nearby in Jersey, in production by the end of the year and ready to ship out in early 2018, if she meets her Kickstarter goal of $39,000. To support Jaxx Hound with a $25 pledge, you can rock the McGolrick dog run with a cute “Pup Culture” tee which features illustrations of dogs reimagined as celebs: Billdog Murray, Meryl Sheepdog and Bernese Sanders. And if you’re dying to get your hands on one of the bags, a pledge of $225 will get you one in classic black, grey, navy or olive green. And while that might seem like a lot to some, in the realm of locally-made and ultra-stylish dog fashion (with 5% of proceeds going to NYC shelter Animal Haven) the price makes sense. Your best friend and daily companion is worth whatever it costs. The Jaxx Hound Kickstarter ends in a few weeks; hook up your pup with the chic-est way to travel, before everybody else is doing it.
First, congratulations to the Cubbies on yesterday’s win.
Bill Murray must have earned some good karma visiting us in Greenpoint, because his favorite team won.
Now let’s talk music in North Brooklyn. First, your famous acts.
Roaming around town you can find Girls Against Boys, Faster Pussycat, Girlpool, and The Screaming Females.
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention some big Greenpoint news reported on a lot of other sites, which is that Greenpoint restaurant River Styx (21 Greenpoint Ave.) is reopening as 21 Greenpoint this weekend after a closure and a fire. We said goodbye to their spectacular nachos weeks ago, and now Sean Telo, (previously executive chef at Extra Fancy, also a young’un), has taken over the kitchen, serving up fare sourced from local farms. Gone are the tiki-inspired drinks that led to a glorious headache the day after River Styx’s swan song closing party, and new beverage director is Sean McClure, who comes via Le Bernardin, Dirty French, and Daniel.
Oh, and the legendary Bill Murray will be tending bar at the revamped and renamed space, this Friday and Saturday night starting at 7pm. In case you needed another reason to check it out.
Update: Gothamist has reported that the restaurant will not be open to the public during this time.