East River Skate Shop

Skater Girls Unite! GIRLSKATE with East River Skate Shop (9/25)

2016_girlskate-reminder-flyer525pxIn collaboration with FemmeSkate & Girls Riders Organization (GRO), East River Skate Shop is hosting GIRLSKATE on Sunday, September 25th. A skate event produced by girls & for girls.

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The day will start with an open skate at 4:00pm at Newtown Barge Playground. This is open to girls of all ages & abilities! There will be coaches onsite to assist with all the beginners out there. We’ll then feature our more advanced riders with a contest portion (and prizes!). The day will then continue back at East River Skate Shop, 86 Greenpoint Avenue from 6:00-9:00. There will be live music by a 3 piece all girl skater band, a BBQ & free beer – thanks for PBR! Come out & celebrate with us. See you then! Continue reading

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Wildflower Festival, Girlskate, Dancify That – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (9/21–9/27)

slone_poster[sponsored] “The Lay-Up”: Works of the Slone Loc Wots Crew
Whiskey Burger (1025 Manhattan Ave)
9/23, 9pm, FREE
Come see the works of prominent graffiti artist Slone, curated by Giannina Gutierrez. The opening reception includes music from DJ Amore with MC Jen Dog Lone Wolf, MC Nejma Shea, and BeatBoi.

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

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-7-44-13-pmWEDNESDAY 9/21
^ Almost Completely Baxter @ Desert Island (540 Metropolitan Ave) 7pm, FREE, Cartoonist Glen Baxter signs books and discusses his work with New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake, More info
♫ Dawn of the Satanic Age Album Release @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 7:30pm, $8, With Clouds Taste Satanic / Grizzlor / Eternal Black, RSVP

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-7-52-59-pmTHURSDAY 9/22
* Dirty Dancing (Not A) Singalong 
@ South 4th Bar (90 South 4th St) 7pm, $20, Say goodbye to summer with a screening of Dirty Dancing plus some special performances, Buy tix
* The Tank Presents “Saw You Yesterday”
@ Standard Toykraft (722 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $15, A play created by Nadia Tykulsker in collaboration with performers; the evening opens with movement installation “mourn and never tire,” More info
* “Fantastic Planet” With Live Score @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 9:30pm, $12, The film will be presented without sound or subtitles, featuring a new electronic score performed by Katie Rex, More info

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East River Skate Shop Is Carrying the Torch

East River Skate Shop on Greenpoint Avenue (Photo credit: Nicole Disser)
East River Skate Shop on Greenpoint Avenue (Photo credit: Nicole Disser)

It’s been two months since the East River Skate Shop reopened after the death of its owner, Rich Oates. Thanks to Oates’ good friend, Jad Magaziner, and his sister, Katie Oates, it will remain a living and breathing fixture in Greenpoint and the skating community at large.

Oates opened the shop with a vision to “create a community shop that was focused on family and the skate community,” says Katie, who now manages the operations side of the store. “He wanted it to be a positive environment for both newbies and the established skate community.” Continue reading

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Support the Family of East River Skate Shop Owner Rich Oates

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If you’ve walked past the East River Skate Shop in the past couple of weeks, you’ve seen the tribute to Richard Oates outside his shop. Oates was tragically killed while skateboarding on the Lower East Side on January 12.

He is survived by his wife, Marisa Kompar, and their two children, Finnegan, 4, and Theodore, 10 months. You can contribute to the children’s education fund here.

His obituary reads: Continue reading

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Real Estate Woes, Real Estate Delights, & the Woo-Woo In Between — The Hook-Up 9/11

Where the magic happens for Pro Cupid Christian Rudder. ©Douglas Elliman
Where the magic happens for Pro Cupid Christian Rudder. ©Douglas Elliman

Is Greenpoint better off than it was 10 years ago? Are hipsters more like termites or ants? Depends on who you ask. Curbed ran a thoughtful rebuttal to Wired’s “before and after” photo essay bemoaning the effects of gentrification, which, if we’re being fair, is sometimes a careful architect and not so much a destructive force of nature.

Uh oh, G Train trouble! A derailment last night near Hoyt-Schermerhorn is what’s causing your limited service woes today.

If you didn’t already know, Beloved is no longer. For what it’s worth, it was the one place in town where you could get negronis on the house on the occasion of the bartender’s dog’s birthday. The dog’s name was Negroni.

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