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Brooklyn Spaces book launch, Obscura Day, Menu for Mars – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/27–6/02)

https_proxyBrooklyn Spaces book launch party @ Gowanus Ballroom (55 9th St), Saturday 5/30, 7pm, $10 suggested. RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook
Hi there! This is your events editor, Oriana. After more than a year of sharing everyone else’s wonderful events, this week I bring you my own: the launch party for my book Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture & Creativity. It’s going to be a wild night, with a punk/folk banjo player, a 50-woman AfroBrazillian drumming troupe, a renegade brass band, a flaming saxophone, aerialists, a photo show, food trucks, and more. Come!

11295876_962384057129146_8497428144378547233_n(sponsored) Tuesday Night Recession Special @ No. 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave)
We are officially open on Tuesday evenings now! Tuesdays are going to be very special as we’ve decided to do a separate, special, unbelievably affordable dinner menu including Tyler’s FAMOUS fried chicken, broccoli tacos, and a new favorite Elote Siete. Come out and DRINK with us because we will be stirring and shaking up delectable cocktails as always in addition to this stirring meal. More info

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

11174439_678505008458_6148738831846624122_oWEDNESDAY 5/27
* Can Small Businesses Survive in North Brooklyn? @ Sunview Luncheonette (221 Nassau Ave) 7pm, FREE, A policy roundtable to discuss how neighbors, small businesses, and artist-run spaces can work together, stand up for themselves, and fight for our communities, RSVP
* Voices of Brooklyn: Workers in the Vineyard of NYC @ St. Paul’s Theater (334 South 5th St) 7pm, FREE, Guitar and piano-driven music paired with stories of immigrant mothers taking care of their families and each other on the streets of Williamsburg, RSVP

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Oriana Leckert’s ‘Brooklyn Spaces’ Will Show You Where The Fun Is

c/o Oriana Leckert

There are many Brooklyns. There’s the Brooklyn you get when you walk the streets of Williamsburg with a map in your hands. There’s the Brooklyn down by the Smith Street bars. The Brooklyn along the Promenade. The Brooklyn at the McKibbin lofts. The Brooklyn that is Little Russia by the Sea. The Brooklyn on 9th Street. Anyone who comes here for a day or for a lifetime has their own Brooklyn—their own café, bar, park, deli, and party that they insist you must try. “The best,” they claim, “in Brooklyn.”

“But, how can they be so sure?” you wonder. “Have they tried all the other places?” Cultural hipstorian and author Oriana Leckert has—or it seems like it in her new book, Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture and Creativity, which dips into boat clubs, biology labs, supply stores, art galleries, raves, and collectives of all kinds across the borough. Greenpointers recently caught up with Leckert on the eve of the book’s launch to ask the important questions. Continue reading

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Brooklyn Spaces…the Book!

We have a big shout out today for our Events Editor (she does the lovely What’s Happening posts weekly) and all around super woman, Oriana Leckert, who announced yesterday that her own blog, Brooklyn Spaces, will become a BOOK. That’s right, a real object that you can hold in your hands with fancy turny-things called PAGES.

Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Outrageous Hubs of Culture & Creativity will be published by Monacelli Press in Spring 2015, and Oriana be writing it this summer. Like her blog, it will be a collection of all the most brilliant, bizarre, and beautiful places Brooklyn has to offer. Continue reading

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