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Want to be set up on a date in Greenpoint? Introducing: LOVE BITES!

Dear readers – we’re excited to announce the launch of our new Greenpoint matchmaking series, Love Bites! Inspired by similar efforts by The Boston Globe Magazine and The Guardian, we’re partnering with some of your favorite neighborhood restaurants and bars to set up complimentary dates for Greenpointers who want to meet someone new. Here’s how it’ll work:

1) Submit your information to us via the form below – include a photo to help us get to know you. Continue reading

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Archival Maps Show “Williamsburgh and Green Point” Circa Early 1800’s

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a total nerd for archival photos and maps. NYPL just released over 20,000 original maps, scanned in high resolution, and available for free use via Creative Commons, like this intricate rendering of Long Island City. Many of them are even “rectified” meaning you can see the points that match up to modern day Google Maps, to perfectly orient yourselves. It’s pretty amazing.

Greenpoint on its own, however, is slightly more difficult to find by name because it was grouped into a township of the “City of Williamsburg.” The 19th Century maps tend to refer to the area as the “town of Green Point” (Bushwick is also referred to as a town). Fun fact: Williamsburgh even had its own City Hall.

Illustrated Map Book Cover, 1852

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Teen Comedies + What’s Holding Up The Pulaski Bridge? // What’s Happening Greenpoint? (2/19-2/23)

(sponsored) Carnival Concert @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) Sunday 2/23, 3pm, $25/$15 students/seniors. If you’re into classical music at an authentic Greenpoint venue, then don’t miss this! String players from the NY Philharmonic & international opera soloists perform the music of Lehar, J.Strauss, Donizetti, Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Oginsky and Jotejko, not to mention a 30 voice choir sings Handel’s “Hallelujah,” PLUS Polish American Folk Dancers, in traditional costume perform “Oginski Polonaise,” Buy Tix

There are more events in our weekly calendar. Submit Greenpoint events, too!

Old Monk / Dead Waves / The Meaning of Life @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $7 Buy Tix
Teen Men / Cousins / Cold Fronts  / Spirit Plate @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8pm, $10, Buy Tix
* Punk Rope Happy Hour  @ Capri Social Club  (156 Calyer St.) 9pm, $5, Pints of Zywier, Warka and Lech, teams of 4 play rock themed trivia, RSVP Continue reading

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