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Solidarity March in Support of NYC Jewish Community Happening Sunday (1/5)

A solidarity march in support of the NYC Jewish community is happening this Sunday

A solidarity march with the New York Jewish community is taking place this Sunday for people of all backgrounds to stand in unity following a spike in anti-Semitic hate crimes over the past year. The march will begin at Foley Square in Manhattan on Sunday at 11 a.m. and will end at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn after a procession over the Brooklyn Bridge. Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: Garden Employee Card Drive, Local/Global Art Gallery Opening, Trader Joes is Coming, and More!

New mixed-use towers are proposed for the Williamsburg waterfront at N 3rd – N. 5th Streets. Via 6sqft (James Corner Field Operations and BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, courtesy of Two Trees Management)

Happy Friday Greenpointers! The holiday events continue this weekend with the Greencycle Swap at the Leonard Library (81 Devoe St.) on Saturday, and breakfast with Santa at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy (12 Newel St.) on Sunday.

Also On Sunday, The Faurschou Foundation (148 Green St.) celebrates its grand opening with a free exhibit, “The Red Bean Grows in the South,” from noon – 7 p.m.

For fans/mourners of The Garden: A local woman helped launch a holiday card drive for former employees of The Garden supermarket which shutdown on Thanksgiving after 25 years, and reopened this Wednesday under new ownership as Downtown Market.

For more weekend activities and ideas check out What’s Happening, and in the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines: Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: Gallery Crawl, Beloved Diner for Sale, Elementary School Squeeze, and More!

Greenpoint Gallery Night returns Friday (10/25)

Happy Friday Greenpoiners! An art crawl will happen tonight for the 15th edition of Greenpoint Gallery Night where local businesses host free exhibitions from 6 p.m – 9 p.m.

On Saturday, there’s a Halloween Parade and Spooktacular Party for kids. For adults seeking some Haloween fun, there’s New York City’s biggest horror film festival, FEARnyc running at Film Noir Cinema through Halloween night.

For more weekend fun check out what’s happening, and in the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines: Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: Greenpoint Library Meeting, Gallery Night Returns, MTA Bushwick Inlet Towers, and More!

A Greenpoint “Mean Girls”-themed Halloween display (courtesy of Katherine Kulikowski)

Happy Friday Greenpointers. Defy the chilly air and squeeze some last-minute park time in before the leaves have all fallen for a screening of “Shocktoberfest: Pet Sematary” tonight in McGolrick Park starting at 6:15 p.m., part of NYTC Park’s Movies Under the Stars series.

Art gallery and retail shop Greenpoint Hill (100 Freeman St) will close at the end of the month and the shop is having a sale for the next two weekends before Smallhome (87 Oak St.) relocates to the space. Stop in on Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. for 40 percent off all items and art (store fixtures and furniture will also be for sale).

For more weekend fun check out what’s happening, and in the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines from the neighborhood: Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: Brooklyn Bazaar Closing, Historic District Development, Get to the Point 5K, and More!

Temkin’s celebrated its opening on Thursday night at 155 Greenpoint. Ave

Happy Friday Greenpoiners! The weather may be brisk, but maybe you’re feeling up for a run? The Get to the Point 5K returns to our neighborhood streets for the 26th edition this Sunday, in support of St. Stan’s Catholic Academy.

Tonight, there’s a group exhibition featuring the work of local artists at Greenpoint Gallery at 8 p.m., and for thirsty revelers, Greenpoint’s newest watering hole Temkin’s (155 Greenpoint Ave.) is officially open.

For more neighborhood fun check out what’s happening, and in the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines from around the neighborhood:  Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: Participatory Budgeting Deadline, Elle’s Guide to Greenpoint, Contemporary Condo Art, and More!

Pile driving has commenced at the end of Eagle Street for Greenpoint Landing development’s inverse ziggurat 30 and 40 story towers.

Welcome to the weekend Greenpointers! Looking for some weekend fun? On Saturday, join Friends of Transmitter Park to observe the moon with telescopes on the Transmitter pier. Also, gather your fine feathered (and furry) friends for the annual Blessing of the Animals this Sunday. For more ideas for weekend fun, check out what’s happening, or make like the actor Owen Wilson and head to your favorite bookstore. In the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines: Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: International Art Gallery, Greenpoint Landing Scandal, Bodega Stabbing, and More!

It’s the perfect weekend to hit the roof. (Image courtesy of Broadway Stages)

Happy Friday Greenpointers! With a beautiful weekend ahead you can hit the lush green roof at The 4th Annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival on Saturday, and keep an eye out for the Bat Signal on Saturday night. For other events check out what’s happening, and in the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines from around the neighborhood:  Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: L Train Service Suspension, Cookies for Protestors, Rock Climbing Gyms and More!

TASTE Williamsburg and Greenpoint returns this Sunday.

Happy Friday (the 13th!) Greenpointers! It’s a good night to view the Harvest Moon as it coincides with today’s spooky date. Brooklyn Community Board 1 had its first public hearing in two months last Tuesday, and the full four-hour session is available here. If you want to support a good cause and sample local cuisine TASTE Williamsburg and Greenpoint is going down this Sunday, and here’s what’s happening this weekend. In the meantime, catch up on this week’s headlines:

An SUV crash killed a man in Greenpoint Thursday night. (Greenpointers)

A pair of new rock climbing gyms will open in 2020, including a 24-hour gym across from McCarren Park. (Greenpointers)

L Train service is suspended starting Friday night through Monday morning. (Pix 11)

2021 City Council candidate and Greenpointer Victoria Cambranes met her protestors with cookies at her campaign launch event. (Brooklyn Eagle)

An “ultimate itinerary” of Greenpoint dining including, you guessed it, Peter Pan, Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop and Di An Di. (Eater NY)

The facade of Greenpoint Landing tower Two Blue Slip nears completion. (YIMBY)


Get $15 Off TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint happening Sunday! It’s going to beautiful out this SUNDAY, September 15th so why not hang out on the Williamsburg waterfront while supporting local businesses and a good cause? TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint (1-4PM) is back to present some of the best of what North Brooklyn has to offer so you can eat your way through this Sunday’s Funday. (Partner)


Franklin Streets newest clothing boutique, Only NY, got its start in the LES. (VICE)

Kickstarter, the Greenpoint-based B corporation, fired two union organizers. (Buzzfeed News)

Food writing courses are launching at Archestratus in Greenpoint. (Edible Brooklyn)

Domino Sugar 45-story development One South First opens for leasing with studios starting at $3,479/month.

A man was randomly punched in Williamsburg in August. (Brooklyn Paper)

The Greenpoint waterfront is attracting condo buyers. (NY Times)

Greenpoint-based The Wild Honey Pie celebrates is celebrating its 10th anniversary. (amNY)

“Smoldering and hot cables” resulted in frequent L train delays this week. (THE CITY)

The McKibbin Lofts building in East Williamsburg has $278,400 in unpaid penalties operating as a hotel. (Commercial Observer)

200 Kent Ave‘s rectangular glass facade is now in place. (YIMBY)

Record shop Halcyon opened a new Williamsburg location. (Resident Advisor)

The Wythe Hotel is getting a new French brasserie from Chez Ma Tante chefs. (Eater NY)

You’re invited to a free open house on Saturday, September 14 to try fitness classes, take a tour, meet staff and learn more about the Greenpoint YMCA. (Sponsored)

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Measles Success, L Train Closures, Deleted Photos, Brutalist Architecture and More!

The September 11th memorial lights made an appearance for one night this week, visible here from Greenpoint.

Welcome to the weekend Greenpointers! The stormy weather has closed NYC beaches this weekend and the McGolrick Park screening of “Minuscule Valley of the Lost Ants” has been rescheduled from Friday to Saturday night. Also on Saturday, TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint,  the “annual outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavors,” is still on and you can purchase tickets with a $15 discount here. For more weekend events, check out what’s happening, and in the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines:

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Greenpoint This Week: McCarren Hawk Sighting, New Pier Opening, Postal Service Woes, and More

Stay cool at McCarren Pool this weekend (Courtesy of NYC Parks)

Welcome to the weekend Greenpointers, excessive heat is here and Mayor de Blasio has declared an NYC emergency through Sunday as the heat index is expected rise over 100 degrees.

Stay cool at McCarren Poolcatch a ride out to Jacob Riis Park or visit the Java Street Community Garden; in the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines:

A McCarren Park Hawk was spotted dining on the picnic tables. (Greenpointers)

Williamsburg’s “North 5th Street Pier and Park” will open this summer. (Brooklyn Paper)

Madre, the new restaurant at Franklin Guesthouse, is now open. (Greenpointers)

The 7-story mixed-use development at 1056 Manhattan Ave. has topped out. (Brownstoner)

The West Street protected bike lane is a popular parking spot (Streetsblog)

Assemblyman Lentol addressed complaints at the Williamsburg Post Office (Brooklyn News 12)

An “Alice in Wonderland” pop-up is open in Williamsburg (Brooklyn Paper)

The MTA calls flooding ‘unacceptable’ in viral Court Square video  (ABC 7)

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