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North Brooklyn’s Trans Theatre Fest: Toxic and Heartfelt “Love Letters to Nobody, or Insignificant Others”

Graphic by Kevin Burke
Graphic by Kevin Burke

“Daily reminder: you’re spectacular.”

It’s refreshing when this quote returns in Maybe Burke’s one-person, self-explorative show. For sixty minutes Burke shares personal accounts both harrowing and poignant, so this motif, delivered downstage right every few anecdotes, becomes a welcome respite and window into Maybe’s world: As their motivational adjective of choice, “spectacular” does not connote one sex or another.

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Northside Fest, Brooklyn Pride, and Comedians Who Care – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (6/10–6/16)

TICKET GIVEAWAY! ♫ Greenpointers, Supercrush Studios, and CaraBella Present a Northside Showcase @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) Friday (6/12) 8PM, With Heliotropes / The Meaning of Life / Spritzer / Shark Week / The Teen Age / Oracle Room / DJ Dead_Beat_Dad, Enter for a chance to win here.

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

11231704_10153001426799615_4707534914323633344_oWEDNESDAY 6/10
^ Not for Tourists NYC Book Launch @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, See NYC anew with expert explorers and authors Jane Pirone and Rob Tallia, More info
* Dancorcism Dance Party @ Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell St) 8pm, $15, A one-hour dance party for your soul, with high-energy dance routines, stretching, and meditation, More info

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“We’re Loud and Out and Proud Of It!” Greenpoint’s Gay Owned Cafetico Bogotá Celebrates 7 Years!

Anthony & Fernando of Cafecito Bogotá

I recently received an email from a young lesbian woman who is moving to NYC for school and wanted to know whether Greenpoint is a gay friendly neighborhood. Her timing was right since I began working on a series that asks the local LGBTQ community: Is Greenpoint gay friendly?

(Please join the conversation in the comments section.)

My first stop was Cafecito Bogotá (1015 Manhattan Ave), Greenpoint’s own Colombian restaurant that just celebrated its 7 year anniversary. A rainbow triangle was propped outside their storefront when I stopped in for brunch.

I met with Fernando Varela and Anthony Colón, business partners and
“partner partners” as Anthony put it – of over 14 years. Fernando added that “gay years” are like dog years.

“We’re gay grand dads!”

It’s this fun and lighthearted attitude that make Cafecito Bogotá not just a gay friendly restaurant but an all around fun place to have an easy and delicious meal for anyone. There is nothing pretentious about this simple and culturally proud eatery which serves hearty authentic Colombian food in a laid back environment – gay or straight.
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