Final Bazaar Show, Shop Local Holiday Market, Senator Salazar Office Opening— What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (11/27-12/4)


♫ Thanksgiving Eve Dance Party! @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave), 8pm, FREE, The world’s greatest Thanksgiving Eve party returns to Union Pool on Wednesday night!, More Info
* Game Night – Thanksgiving Edition @ Getaway Brooklyn (158 Green St), 5pm, FREE, BYO Board game or play one! Scrabble, CODENAME, Exploding Kittens, Spaceteam, Time’s Up, Splendor, UNO, and MANY MORE, More Info
♫ Thanksgiving Eve Karaoke/Drive @ Our Wicked Lady (153 Morgan Ave) 8pm, FREE, bring a can/ cans of food, item or coat to donate to charity. Your hosts will be giving away prizes all night to those who donate and sing their butts off, More Info
♫ Vintage Trouble – Chapter II World Tour w/ Hollis Brown @ Rough Trade NYC (64 N 9th St), 9pm, $25, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 11/28 – Happy Thanksgiving!

Dance with the sugar plum fairies inside our dreamy Nutcracker-themed Holiday Market on Sunday, Dec 8th,  1-7 pm. Located inside the gorgeous Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Flr.), our highly-curated selection of indie makers will be selling irresistible handcrafted gifts and tasty treats. Warm your cockles with FREE fun activities including Acupuncture Treatments, Tarot Readings, Face Painting, Nail Art, Holiday Ornament Making and more!

First 100 guests get a signed copy of artist Alex Russell’s The Great Map of Greenpoint poster!!

Inside our magical Land of Sweets, sip on spiced mulled wine and sample a delectable array of international flavors in what is one of the most unique shopping experiences in Brooklyn! RSVP today!

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North Brooklyn Rents Rising Fastest in City According to New Report

New mixed-use luxury construction on Kent Avenue in Williamsburg

Brooklyn rents are rising the fastest in the city, and North Brooklyn — which includes Greenpoint Williamsburg and Bushwick — is leading the sub-market pack with skyrocketing rents, according to a new Streeteasy report.

The report which was published on Monday shows that, altogether, the rate of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn rents are rising the fastest since 2015.

Credit is partially due to the L train’s Canarsie Tunnel repairs that are set to wrap next year; one-bedroom apartment rental prices in Williamsburg and Greenpoint now average $3,200, which is up 19 percent from last October. Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: Justice for Vamos, G Train Flood, Williamsburg Surreal Estate

Manhattan Avenue holiday lights are here to brighten the season! (Courtesy of @jinxedstore)

Happy Friday Greenpointers! If you’re in need of a little comic relief after a long, news-filled week, then this ad for a Green Street apartment with a bathtub in the living room might do the trick. Continue reading

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Shop Local: Friends Don’t Let Friends Gift From Chain Stores!

Why stand in line for ordinary mass-produced items when you can find meaningful and unique gifts for your most valuable friends and family this holiday season?

Neighborhood fitness and wellness studio, [email protected] (31 Nassau Ave) brings the best of holiday shopping to their beautiful studio space located steps from McCarren Park on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Sustainable Sunday. Continue reading

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Vamos Al Tequila Celebrates Reopening Tonight With Drinks on the House!

Vamos Al Tequila (162 Franklin St.) is reopening tonight at 5 p.m. with a round of drinks on the house in celebration.

A sign in the front window on Thursday stated: “We’re Back!!! Join Us for Dinner Tonight Drinks on Us See You at 5pm.”

Vamos Al Tequila (162 Franklin St.)

The Mexican restaurant that has attracted hungry customers to Franklin Street for a decade closed following a November 6th inspection by the NYC Health Dept. that racked up 46 points.

A brief closure to comply with the citations included work to install new tiles in a portion of the basement to replace the carpet.

The basement where new tiles were installed.

The owner, Maria, was in front of the building Thursday morning and explained that the health inspector found baby roaches in the basement carpet.

A thorough cleaning and floor replacement she said remedied the situation. “Tonight is a celebration,” she said, further explaining that her family lives in the neighborhood and helps with work at the restaurant.

A Greenpointers Instagram post from November 11th regarding the Vamos closure erupted into a heated discussion with more than 200 comments. Local residents pushed back against disparaging comments aimed at the quality of food and service. The post resulted in a Greenpoint woman sending a video testimonial to Greenpointers stating that restaurant staff deal with “incredibly annoying customers,” including herself.

Vamos Al Tequila will be offering a free drink of choice to all patrons tonight starting at 5 p.m. Stop in for a margarita, shot or beer tonight in celebration!

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Debate Watch Party, 35s & 45s, FIDOqrtet, Land Use & Public Space — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (11/20-11/26)


* North Brooklyn Meeting & Action Prep @ Kingsland Wildflowers (520 Kingsland Ave) 6pm, FREE, help prepare for an upcoming local action,  More Info
* Brooklyn for Bernie Debate Watch Party @ The Well
(272 Meserole St), 8pm, FREE, watch the fifth 2020 Democratic Primary Debate, More Info
♫ E-Town Concrete @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, $25, with Lion of Judah, Hangman, Combust, Buy Tix
♫ Debate Watch Party @ Magazine Bar (130 Franklin St), 8pm, $10+, watch the debate in Greenpoint with the Democratic Socialists of America, More Info


*♫ MUNCHIES Guide to Dinner @Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 7pm, $10 -$33, a mingle and conversation with MUNCHIES culinary director plus a Q + A, and snacks, Buy Tix
☺ 35s & 45s Exhibition #9 @ Ponyboy (632 Manhattan Ave), 8pm, $12.50, some amazing talent from behind the camera & undeniable skill on the turntables, More Info
♫ Emerald Quintet @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave), 8pm, $20, feat. Stanton Moore, Scott Metzger, Robert Walter, Andy Hess & Skerik, Buy Tix
♫ A is for Apple: Ciderfest @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave), 6pm, FREE, ciders from some of the most prominent cideries from NY and the world, meet cider makers and try a sample, More Info

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Fashion Sundae Episode 17

Courtesy of Watching New York

Who said that people in NYC only wear black and grey, especially when it’s cold enough to bundle up like a potato sack? For Fashion Sundae Episode 17, Watching New York shows that there are plenty of ways to offset the potato sack effect, even if it’s by layering up a Canadian Tuxedo (see photo 5).

Take a look at the styles spotted last week on Bedford Avenue:

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Greenpoint This Week: Hummer Crash, Graffiti Rash, Bazaar Liquidation, and More!

A Toyota crashed into the sidewalk on Franklin Street at India Street today

Luckily, only minor injuries were reported today from a car crash on Franklin Street at India Street around 2 p.m.

The same can be said for a crash last weekend on Manhattan Avenue that could have been potentially devastating.

A hummer burst into the front of In and Out Chicken (676 Manhattan Ave.) early Sunday morning, and no injuries were reported as the business was closed and no pedestrians were in the driver’s path.

With only two weeks remaining on Greenpoint Avenue, now’s a good time to say goodbye in person to the Brooklyn Bazaar.

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

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Hateful, Pro Trump Graffiti Returns to Greenpoint Streets

A car parked in Greenpoint was vandalized for its Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker

A car with an Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker, an alcohol ad featuring Donald Trump, and the giant wall mural at Transmitter Park were all targets this week in a rash of political and hate-filled graffiti in Greenpoint. Continue reading

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