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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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171 Calyer Street Development Presented at Community Board Meeting

The proposed development at 171 Calyer St. – rendering view from Calyer and Lorimer Streets

A presentation at Thursday’s Brooklyn Community Board 1 meeting covered the proposed development of a seven-story mixed-use building with 33 apartments and ground-floor retail at 171 Calyer St., which is within the Greenpoint Historic District.

The corner of Manhattan Avenue and Calyer Street (via Google Maps)

A representative for the developer of the building, which is owned by Salomon Cojab who purchased the building in 1977, unveiled the renderings of 171 Calyer St. last night.

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Greenpoint Botanic Design Shop Ceases Nationwide Delivery to Reduce Environmental Impact

Courtesy of Greenery Unlimted

The Greenpoint-based botanic design and plant shop Greenery Unlimited (91 West St.) announced that the business will stop delivering plants nationwide due to the impact that transportation and shipping materials have on the environment.

Owners Rebecca Bullene and Adam Besheer based Greenery Unlimited on the concept of the beneficial interaction between humans and plants known as Biophilia. Their business will continue to deliver plants to customers in the NYC area, and the retail space that launched last February will remain open. Continue reading

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239 Banker Street Sells for $33 Million

239 Banker Street Sold for $33 million (via Google Maps)

Workable City Development and Rabina Properties purchased the former sweater factory-turned 69-unit apartment rental building at 239 Banker St. for $33 million, The Real Deal reports.

The sale comes just three years after the building changed hands for $10.9 million when a Joseph Brunner-managed LLC picked up the property. Continue reading

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29Rooms Coming to 25 Kent in December

Minnie Style, CONFETTISYSTEM, DISNEY
From 2015’s 

The interactive funhouse 29Rooms announced that the “Expand Your Reality Tour” will come to Greenpoint this winter.

The installation features various themed-rooms highlighting style, culture, and technology and has been on the road this year. The NYC edition is coming to 25 Kent Ave. from December 6- 14; tickets are available hereContinue reading

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Get to the Point 5K, Greenpoint Gallery Salon Show, Solar Energy Workshop — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (10/9-10/15)

WEDNESDAY 10/9

# Cookbook Club: “The Auberge of the Flowering Hearth” @ Archestratus (1011 Manhattan Ave), 7pm, FREE, drop by with your favorite dish —all are welcome! It’s a potluck party!  More Info
* Yom Kippur Services @ Greenpoint Shul (108 Noble St), 9am, $15 – $30 (suggested), pay-as-you-wish High Holidays services, More Info
♫ Full Hunters Moon Sound Bath @ Magick City (37 Box St) 7pm, $24 – $33, Breath. Movement. Sound. Meditation. Buy Tix
♦ “The Distinguished Gentleman”: NYC Premiere @ Kickstarter HQ (58 Kent St) 730pm, $10 -$20 suggested, includes a cocktail hour, a step-and-repeat/red carpet, the film screening, and a Q & A panel, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 10/10

* Trammell-Santistevan Duo/Che Chen, Aaron Moore & David Watson @ Sunview Luncheonette (221 Nassau Ave), 8pm, FREE, a terrific show featuring fantastic artists in a magical space, More Info
♦ Double D’s: The Dirty Disco @ The Breakers (307 Meeker Ave), 10pm, FREE, an all-night classic disco, funk and house affair with gogo dancers, taro readers, sexy disco visuals and MORE, More Info
♫  Huvudbry @ TROOST (1011 Manhattan Ave) 830pm, FREE, two sets of music with violin, bass, lap steel, and drums, More Info
♫ “War and Paradise”: Book Signing with Adam Green @ Desert Island (540 Metropolitan Ave) 7pm, FREE, joining Adam are his co-illustrators Tom Bayne and Toby Goodshank. Get your book and get it signed by all three artists, RSVP Continue reading

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Brookyln Community Board 1’s Monthly Public Meetting is Thursday (10/10)

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As a reminder, the combined public hearing and Brooklyn Community Board 1 meeting is this Thursday (10/10) at the Swinging 60’s Senior Center (211 Ainslie St.) starting at 6 p.m.

According to the agenda available here, there will be a presentation regarding a proposed event space at the former home of Output (74 Wythe Ave.)., a presentation on development within the Greenpoint Historic District at 171 Calyer St., and up for consideration are 17 new liquor licenses and 31 liquor license renewals. Continue reading

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KAWS Unveils “WAITING” on Greenpoint Waterfront

The artist KAWS (center) celebrated the unveiling of his bronze sculpture at The Greenpoint (21 India St.) development. (courtesy of Manny Lorras)

Brooklyn-based artist KAWS attended the official unveiling of his large-scale sculpture titled “WAITING” on Monday at “The Greenpoint” development at the India Street waterfront.

The bronze “Companion figures” stand over 20-feet tall and face the East River in front of the newly opened building at 21 India St., one of the fastest-selling condo buildings in NYC this year with 63 units sold at a median price of $1,535,456, according to the NY Times. Continue reading

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26th Annual St. Stan’s ‘Get to The Point 5K’ is Sunday (10/13)

The Get to the Point 5K returns for the 26th edition this Sunday, October 13. The 5K is in support St. Stan’s Catholic Academy (12 Newell St.) and is sponsored by Broadway Stages; register here (pre-registration for the 5K is $35 and $45 day of). Continue reading

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