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Getting Medieval, Getting Dirty and Getting out of Town — The Hook-up (4/6)

Cafe Grumpy in Miami
Still Grumpy, even under the palms.

Happy Friday, Greenpoint! This week, the New Yorker encouraged us all to get Medieval, praising Krolewskie Jadlo (694 Manhattan Avenue), “the sole medievalist eatery in the five boroughs” for its “seriousness of culinary intent.”

Speaking of local history, The Queens Gazette offered us “The Dirty Yet Important History of Newtown Creek.”

But polluted water isn’t just a thing of the past, it’s a true concern of the present. So pressing is the question of water safety, that Curbed asked, “How worried should New Yorkers be about sewage ending up in city waterways?” Their ultimate findings: “there’s virtually no way combined-sewer overflow could affect the city’s drinking water supply.” But swimming, can be another story…

But, if you’d trade in New York’s water woes for the sparkling beaches of Miami, it looks like your not the only one. Greenpoint’s Cafe Grumpy now has a Miami outpost.

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The Hook Up (4/25)

F the World's Fair © Vice

Of course  covered the 50th Anniversary of the World’s Fair by being like, no one gives a fuck, skateboarding is rad, nostalgia is like necrophilia because this place is DEAD.

In case you didn’t notice, the Greenpoint pier ferry ramp is still not functioning, since it collapsed in February. Apparently the city doesn’t want to pay for a crane, which is needed to investigate before it can be rebuilt…seems like a lame excuse, doesn’t it?

Curbed picked up our story about the North Brooklyn Boat Club controversy and the club responded by denying accusations of foul play.

Our trusted Assemblyman, Joe Lentol, took a Facebook selfie for arbor day and hashtagged #Earthdayselfie. Continue reading

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Holiday Lights OFF on Manhattan Ave – Are Dirty Hipsters to Blame?

Manhattan Ave Holiday Lights 2010 © Greenpointers

A reader wrote in: “I was wondering if you knew why there aren’t any holiday lights up on Manhattan Ave this year?”

Just one of many Greenpointers saddened by the absence of those big bright beautiful snowflakes. We’re having a 20+ comment deep discussion on our Facebook page about it and as we suspected, it’s likely the fault of the dirty hipsters! Continue reading

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