After a string of recent robberies in Greenpoint, police are looking for four men. Images have been released of two of these men. Stay vigilant and be careful if walking late at night.
Ever wonder where McGuinness Boulevard got its name? It’s because of a man named Peter J. McGuinness, an influential character in the neighborhood’s history who, despite having never graduated high school, helped get such projects as the Meeker Avenue Bridge and McCarren Park Pool completed. Local historian and frequent Greenpointers writer Geoff Cobb has a new book coming out about him called King of Greenpoint, which is getting some attention!
After being forced out of their apartment of 23 years by nefarious landlords and forced to live in shelters and temporary housing for three years, a Greenpoint family has finally returned to their longtime home at 300 Nassau Avenue.
Ever wonder what an Airbnb nightmare looks like? Check out this story, on a Williamsburg family who rented out their duplex only to have $7k in damage occur.
Tired of feeling like your paycheck disappears faster than free pizza at Paulie Gee’s? Well, you may be on to something, according to this study from a real estate data company, which calls Brooklyn the most “unaffordable place to live in America”.
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that North Brooklyn Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol originally introduced providing tax credits for brewers in New York City. Greenpoint Beer and Ale, Keg & Lantern, and Brooklyn Brewery all got shout outs from Lentol in the press release!
WEDNESDAY 7/13 * Dance Film Feastival @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 7pm, $10, Experience site-specific visual escapades as well as character-driven narratives in this exclusive two-night event, Buy tix * Brooklyn Craft Co’s Outdoor Paint Night @ T.B.D. Bar (224 Franklin St) 7:30pm, $30, Hang out in a garden and paint figurines—all supplies provided, More info
THURSDAY 7/14 # Ice Cream Battle @ Museum of Food & Drink (62 Bayard St) 6:30pm, $20, Unearth the stories behind the origins of ice cream and learn about some of history’s wildest bygone flavors, More info ^ On Bowie @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Join Rob Sheffield and Amanda Petrusich for a listening party to celebrate Rob’s new book, More info ☺ The Blender: Improv Jam @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 7pm, FREE, Mix it up with the freedom to let your freak flag fly, More info * Maker Park Brainstorm @ ROOT BKN (131 North 14th) 7–9pm, FREE. Maker Park is hosting a public brainstorming meeting on reusing the industrial structures that sit on a parcel of Bushwick Inlet Park land. More info
WEDNESDAY 6/01 # Domestication en Flux: Mushrooms @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St) 6:30pm, FREE, Learn how to cultivate and grow edible mushrooms in your own home, More info * How to Make Edible Magazine @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $10, Learn about the process that brings each issue to newsstands and mailboxes, Buy tix
THURSDAY 6/02 ♦ “Between Worlds” @ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, Opening reception for a solo exhibition by Jen Ferguson, featuring $2 off glasses of BOE 2013 ‘Friend’ Riesling, RSVP ♦ New Work by Jody Erickson @ Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, Solo show opening with free wine, RSVP ♫ Sign o’ the Times @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 9pm, $12, Members of Brian Blade Fellowship, Starchild, and more play Prince’s seminal album in its entirety, More info
WEDNESDAY 5/04 # A Beer-y Good Meal @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 6pm, $45, A three-course, family-style meal presented by Edible Brooklyn, Buy tix # Sugar & Suffering: The North Brooklyn Chapter @ Gallery AWA (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, A talk on the impact of sugar refining in Brooklyn and the legacy it has left behind, RSVP
THURSDAY 5/05 # Pipeworks Cinco de Meow-o Ninja Festival @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, A themed fiesta showcasing taps and bottles of Pipeworks beer, RSVP ♫ NYC Soundpainting Festival @ The Firehouse Space (246 Frost St) 8pm, $12, A three-day fest presenting this multi-disciplinary live-composing sign language for musicians, actors, dancers, and visual artists, RSVP
Greenpointers Spring Market Sunday, April 17, 1pm, FREE, The historic Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl), which has been beautifully restored to its pre-war glory, will come alive with old-timey themes and music. Over 60 vendors will be offering locally crafted items and food to purchase and there will be fun, free activities. More info and RSVP
[sponsored] Dancing on My Own ’80s–’00s Prom
Saturday, April 16, 10pm, $5
Littlefield (622 Degraw St)
This prom season, bury high school in the past and come party with the skint. It’s prom without the pressure, not to mention all those added expenses like dinner, hairdressers, limos, and subsequent limo cleaning (after one too many glasses of punch). There will be music by DJ Steve Reynolds, balloons up the wazoo, $5–8 drink specials, and a virtual date photo booth where you can choose your own arm candy. More info
WEDNESDAY 4/13 * Volunteer Season Opener @ North Brooklyn Farms (320 Kent Ave) 4pm, FREE, Help get North Brooklyn Farms back in action with their first volunteer day of the season, RSVP # Second Servings: Eat Your Grief @ Greenpoint address upon purchase, 7pm, $35, Girl Party presents a five-course tasting event with foods for emotional healing, Buy tix
THURSDAY 4/14 * Performancy Forum @ Panoply Performance Lab (104 Meserole St) 8pm, FREE, An evening of performance art projects by five artists dealing with intersections between their own bodies and bodies politic, RSVP * April Flux Thursday @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St) 8pm, FREE, Flux’s monthly potluck dinner and art salon, RSVP ♫ Disc’occult @ Macri Park (462 Union Ave) 10pm, FREE, A night of disco music, ritualistic dancing, hedonism, and gory cult classics, RSVP
Have you ever been curious about how exactly cheese is made? It is, my friends, a true art form, as we learned Wednesday night at Edible Brooklyn‘s “How To Eat Cheese.”
About 150 cheese lovers gathered at the Brooklyn Brewery, eager to learn about everything cheese-related from some of NYC’s expert cheese makers. We got our hands on all sorts of tasty treats from the cheesemongers themselves, some of which had never been out of the vault! All about the cheese talks after the jump.
[sponsored] Dancing on My Own ’80s–’00s Prom
Saturday, April 16, 10pm, $5
Littlefield (622 Degraw St)
This prom season, bury high school in the past and come party with the skint. It’s prom without the pressure, not to mention all those added expenses like dinner, hairdressers, limos, and subsequent limo cleaning (after one too many glasses of punch). There will be music by DJ Steve Reynolds, balloons up the wazoo, $5–8 drink specials, and a virtual date photo booth where you can choose your own arm candy. RSVP
WEDNESDAY 4/06 # How to Eat Cheese @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $10, An evening of cheese-centric demonstrations and Q&A with experts, Buy tix ♫ 88′ Cutlass Record Release @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, FREE, With Whocoulditbe / Cozy Craig / Sleep2, More info
THURSDAY 4/07 ♫ The Wild Honey Pie Presents Step Rockets EP Release @ Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) 8pm, $10, With George Clanton / Glassio, Buy tix * Comedy in Dance Festival @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 8pm, $17.87, A slew of movement-based work that tickle the audience’s funny bone, Buy tix ☺ Baby Ian Falls Down a Well @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 9pm, $5, Written by and starring Ian Lockwood and Sophie Zucker; directed by Philip Markle, More info ♫ Joakim @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.) 10pm, $10 or Free with RSVP before midnight, with Paul Raffaele, Buy tix
WEDNESDAY 3/23 ☺ What Are You Afraid Of? @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, $8, Comic tales of fears featuring Jasmine Pierce, Anita Flores, Anna Rose Roisman, and Julio Torres, Buy tix # Sumo Stew @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $5, Watch a sumo match streaming live from Japan while you enjoy bento boxes by outstanding local chefs, More info
THURSDAY 3/24 * Purim Bash @ Greenpoint Loft (67 West St) 6:30pm, $10, With a megillah reading, magic show, face painting, crafts, buffet dinner, and more, More info
* You & Yours Grand Opening @ You & Yours Vintage (77 Franklin St) 6pm, FREE, Get drinks, desserts, and amazing vintage finds, More info ♦ “Passing Through” and Motley Cru Wine Release @ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, Opening reception for a solo exhibition by Fanny Allié, plus a celebration of the release of 2012 Motley Cru, More info
[sponsored] Community Reiki With Erica Joy Dunn @ Narayana Integrative Center (191 Nassau Ave)
Saturday March 12, 3pm, $25–$50 suggested
Come and receive a healing Reiki treatment! During a Reiki treatment, positive energy flows, cleansing the body of built up toxins or pain. It soothes shock, calms the mind and emotions, and accelerates the body’s natural ability to heal itself while promoting a state of total relaxation and well-being. More info
WEDNESDAY 3/09 ☺ The Sensible Show @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $5, Standup showcase featuring Matt Koff, Naomi Ekperigin, and Ashley Brooke Roberts, More info ♫ Unknown Relatives @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 8pm, $6, With The Fucktons / The Dirty Blondes / The Casey Hopkins Duo, RSVP
THURSDAY 3/10 ^ Book Launch: Streetfight @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, Streetfight deconstructs how NYC’s former Director of Transportation Janette Sadik-Khan transformed the streets into dynamic spaces that are safe for pedestrians and bikers, More info ♫ Someguysenterprise Presents Play @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 9pm, $5, With Isis Swaby / Neuport / Jamar Jacobs / Steezytroburgers / DJ Noir, RSVP
[sponsored] Academy Awards Screening Party
6pm, FREE, RSVP L.A. may have the Oscars, but we think Brooklyn has a better view! Join the skint for a red carpet entrance, a free glass of champagne with RSVP, freshly popped popcorn and the Academy Awards on a big screen! There will also be themed drinks based on some of the nominees, a photo booth to capture your red carpet glory, and special ballots to vote on the winners.
WEDNESDAY 2/24 ☺ The Sensible Show @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $5, A weekly comedy showcase at a sensible time, hosted by Josh Gondelman, Chris Duffy, Emma Willmann, and Evan Kaufman, More info # Movers Meet Shakers @ Humboldt & Jackson (434 Humboldt St) 7pm, $65, A two-hour session hosted by Made Real Vodka that includes crafting three unique cocktails, a ricotta cheese–making lesson, and networking with other like-minded guests, More info
THURSDAY 2/25 * We Bee Spelling @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave)8pm, $20–$50, A one-of-a-kind drunk spelling bee and fundraiser for Change for Kids, Buy tix ☺ Kevin Geeks Out About Wigs @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 9:30pm, $15, Comedian Kevin Maher presents an obsessive look at wigs as they appear in movies, TV, and real life, from toupee-wearing authority figures to hyper-glamorous drag queens, More info