Fashion Sundae Episode 12

Courtesy of @watchingnewyork

On the 12th edition of Fashion Sundae, courtesy of the watchful lens of @WatchingNewYork, the jackets are getting heavier and nonetheless stylish with the fall chill setting in giving way to short days. Check out the looks spotted on the Bedford Avenue walkway last week for some fall inspiration: Continue reading

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Celebrate Sukkot at the 5th Annual Beer Garden Sukkah (10/17)

The Sukkah in Greenpoint

Chag Sameach!  Celebrate the Sukkot holiday at the 5th Annual Beer Garden Sukkah:
Hang in the outdoor Sukkah with unlimited beer and snacks at the Chabad Creative Sukkah (across from 67 West St.) this Thursday (10-17) at 8:30 p.m; purchase tickets here.

For more Sukkot celebrations, check out the Chabad of North Brooklyn’s calendar.

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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

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)


# 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


* 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)


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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