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North Brooklyn Chamber to Distribute Reusable Bags Sunday (3/1) as Plastic Bag Ban Takes Effect

Reusable bags will be handed out Sunday in North Brooklyn. (Image courtesy of North Brooklyn Chamber)

Are you prepared for the plastic bag ban taking effect this weekend across NY state? Starting on Sunday, March 1st, grocery stores will can no longer distribute plastic bags and a five cent fee will be charged for paper bags in the city.

Lookout for reps from the North Brooklyn Chamber and the chamber’s Environmental Initiatives Committee on Sunday (3/1) who will distribute free reusable bags donated from the NYC Dept. of Sanitation in Bushwick, Greenpoint and Williamsburg near the following locations: Continue reading

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Sicilian Dinner, Nobody’s Hosting Drag Race, Bern Fest, Art of SPAM, What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (2/26-3/4)


* Meet two of the NYC Comptroller Candidates! @ ABC Child Center (109 Nassau Ave), 6pm, both Council Member Helen Rosethal and State Senator Kevin S. Parker will be available to meet local community members and share their experiences, More Info
Star Wars A Free Comedy Show @ Kinfolk (90 Wythe Ave.), 730pm, FREE, More Info
♫ John Zorn’s Stone Commissioning Series presents: Miles Okazaki and Dan Weiss @ National Sawdust Tracks (80 N 6th St.), 7pm, $25, RSVP
♫ Alice Cohen + Ch 14 Weather Team, Andy Aylward, Transistor Ray @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave.), 8pm, $10, More Info



♦ First Gallery Opening @ Shop Small Home (100 Freeman St), 7pm, FREE, cartoons done (by your talented, local USPS deliveryman, Carl) w/ marker + paint on canvas, ACCESSIBLY PRICED, More Info
* Parenting in the Age of Climate Change @ Leonard Library (81 Devoe St.) 630pm, FREE, how do we talk to our children about climate change? How do we incorporate climate activism into the busy routine of parenting? More Info
# The Art of SPAM @ MOFAD – Museum of Food and Drink (62 Bayard St.), 7pm, $25, an interactive discussion about the history of SPAM, the canned meat, in the Asia-Pacific and its connection to war, class, and nostalgia, Buy Tix Continue reading

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Bar, Restaurant, and Listening Room, Good Bar’s Grand Opening is Friday (2/28)

Inside Good Bar (1 Bedford Ave.) (courtesy of Good Bar)
A new bar and restaurant for music lovers complete with a vinyl record sound system and disco ball is now open across from McCarren Park at 1 Bedford Ave.
The grand opening for Good Bar is officially this Friday at 5 p.m., but the bar and restaurant has been in soft opening mode for the past couple of weeks.

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Notorious Mobster With Locals Roots “Sonny” Franseze Passes Away at 103

Sonny Franzese (center)

The reputed Colombo crime family underboss with local roots, John “Sonny” Franzese, passed away this week “of natural causes at a nursing home in NY” at the age of 103, according the NY Post.

Franzese was raised at 346 Leonard St. and was recruited into the life of organized crime at a young age, leading to his alleged involvement in the murder of dozens of people. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Original Pizza Opening at Former Carmine’s Original Pizza This Saturday

A new pizzeria is scheduled to open this Saturday morning in a cozy Norman Avenue storefront that was formerly home to Carmine’s Original Pizza.

Greenpoint Original Pizza (93 Norman Ave.) will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday during a ribbon cutting ceremony with Assemblyman Joe Lentol in front of the storefront at 10 a.m., according to owner Baldassare Pantaleo. Continue reading

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Capital One Closing Greenpoint Savings Bank Branch in May

The historic Greenpoint Savings Bank building (807 Manhattan Ave.) is undergoing changes.

The Capital One branch inside of the historic Greenpoint Savings Bank building (807 Manhattan Ave.) will close on May 18th, according to a Greenpoint branch employee.

After May 18th, the nearest Capital One branch for people living in Greenpoint will be at 244 Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg.

There are currently no plans for another tenant to take up space in the front of the landmarked building, but in 2016, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved redevelopment of the buildings’ rear, or annex, for the construction of condos on the Calyer and Lorimer Street sides. Continue reading

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Fashion Sundae Episode 31

Courtesy of Watching New York

Fashion Week may have already passed this month, but the 31st episode of Fashion Sundae from Watching New York is proof that EVERY week is Fashion Week in Brooklyn. Take a look at the styles spotted last week in Williamsburg: Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co. Reopens, Kickstarter Unionizes, North Brooklyn Pipeline Protest Grows, and More!

Greenpoint Beer & Ale (1150 Manhattan Ave.) will have a soft opening tonight and a grand opening on Saturday.

Happy Friday Greenpointers! There’s reason to raise your mugs in celebration as the long-awaited reopening of a neighborhood brewery and bar is finally here. Greenpoint Beer & Ale’s (1150 Manhattan Ave.) soft opening is this evening starting  at 4:30 p.m., and the official grand reopening is Saturday at 3 p.m.

Over on Franklin Street, Line & Label (568 Manhattan Ave) create many of their unique, high-quality fashion and accessory products by hand in their Greenpoint shop and are adding a new line of jewelry to their repertoire, from in house by designer and owner Kate O’Reilly with a launch party tonight from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

For more weekend fun here’s what’s happening and in the mean time catch up on this week’s headlines from around the neighborhood: Continue reading

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Missing Greenpoint Woman’s Body Found in Newtown Creek

Czeslawa Konefal

A 76-year-old Greenpoint woman who was reported missing on February 9th was found dead near the Kosciuszko Bridge in Newtown Creek, according to multiple news outlets.

Czeslawa Konefal who suffered from dementia went missing near St. Stan’s church at Newel Street and Driggs Avenue almost two weeks ago and a Silver Alert was issued while a search ensued. Continue reading

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Fox & Fawn Reopens on Manhattan Avenue, Dusty Friends Extends Their Stay and Other Local Business Changes

Fox & Fawn (599 Manhattan Ave.)

A vintage clothing store has moved a few doors down from its former location and a new Korean bistro has come to N. 6th Street in Williamsburg, among other local business changes.

Manhattan Avenue vintage shop Fox & Fawn closed their 570 Manhattan Ave. location last month and as of last week are now open at 599 Manhattan Ave. just across the street. Continue reading

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