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Greenpoint This Week: Holiday Lights Are Here, New Pierogi Shop, Vegan Cafe Relocates, and More!

The annual winter holiday lights were installed today on Greenpoint streets.

It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like winter, Greenpointers! Holiday lights were being strung along Greenpoint’s main avenues today just as the wintery air brought a reminder of the season ahead.

It’s also an easy night to keep indoors, but if you venture out there’s a bunch of art to view. Head to the Greenpoint Gallery for another one of their salon-style art shows starting at 7 p.m., or check out The Other Art Fair at the Brooklyn Expo Center. Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: Manhattan Avenue Closings and Planned Openings, Historic District Map, NYC Marathon, and More!

A Franklin Street cat and pumpkin.

Happy post-Halloween Friday Greenpointers! If you’re still in the holiday spirit, there’s a Día de Los Muertos-themed dance party tonight at Magick City (37 Box St.).

Put your green thumb to use this Saturday and help Transmitter Park’s plants prepare ahead of the frost, and later in the day hangout with your neighbors at Java St. Community Garden for some family-friendly activities.

On Sunday, more than 50,000 runners will pass through the neighborhood for the 2019 NYC Marathon. As usual, the race will pass through Manhattan and Greenpoint avenues, before heading over the Pulaski Bridge via McGuiness Blvd, which will be closed to traffic North of Calyer Street starting at 8 a.m. along with many other Greenpoint street closures. Here’s the complete list of the traffic alerts via the 94th Precinct.

For more weekend fun, check out what’s happening, and in the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines: Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: Gallery Crawl, Beloved Diner for Sale, Elementary School Squeeze, and More!

Greenpoint Gallery Night returns Friday (10/25)

Happy Friday Greenpoiners! An art crawl will happen tonight for the 15th edition of Greenpoint Gallery Night where local businesses host free exhibitions from 6 p.m – 9 p.m.

On Saturday, there’s a Halloween Parade and Spooktacular Party for kids. For adults seeking some Haloween fun, there’s New York City’s biggest horror film festival, FEARnyc running at Film Noir Cinema through Halloween night.

For more weekend fun check out what’s happening, and in the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines: Continue reading

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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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Greenpoint This Week: Participatory Budgeting Deadline, Elle’s Guide to Greenpoint, Contemporary Condo Art, and More!

Pile driving has commenced at the end of Eagle Street for Greenpoint Landing development’s inverse ziggurat 30 and 40 story towers.

Welcome to the weekend Greenpointers! Looking for some weekend fun? On Saturday, join Friends of Transmitter Park to observe the moon with telescopes on the Transmitter pier. Also, gather your fine feathered (and furry) friends for the annual Blessing of the Animals this Sunday. For more ideas for weekend fun, check out what’s happening, or make like the actor Owen Wilson and head to your favorite bookstore. In the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines: Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: Gallagher Campaign Launch, Williamsburg Corporate Retail, Newtown Creek Mural, and More!

A view of Franklin Street

Happy Friday Greenpointers! While the Greenpoint Library is still under construction the “stunning” Hunters Point Library opened this week just across the Pulaski Bridge.

If you’re up for a “clean cruise” tonight an electric vessel will provide views of the new mural on Newtown Creek. And if you’re celebrating Rosh Hashana, the Chabad of North Brooklyn will host a holiday feast on the waterfront on Sunday.

For more weekend 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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Measles Success, L Train Closures, Deleted Photos, Brutalist Architecture and More!

The September 11th memorial lights made an appearance for one night this week, visible here from Greenpoint.

Welcome to the weekend Greenpointers! The stormy weather has closed NYC beaches this weekend and the McGolrick Park screening of “Minuscule Valley of the Lost Ants” has been rescheduled from Friday to Saturday night. Also on Saturday, TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint,  the “annual outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavors,” is still on and you can purchase tickets with a $15 discount here. For more weekend events, check out what’s happening, and in the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines:

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Greenpoint This Week: Bayside Tank Demolition, Lead in North Brooklyn Schools, Williamsburg Pier Opening, and More

The changing Williamsburg waterfront at the Domino Park development.

Welcome to the weekend Greenpointers! Luckily, the four-alarm fire on Monitor Street this week resulted in no life-threatening injuries, and thankfully, the abandoned van across from John Ericsson Middle School was finally towed.

If you’re looking for weekend activities, there’s time left to see the “Beyond the Streets” exhibit featuring 150 artists at 25 Kent. While you’re in the area you might want to checkout North Brooklyn’s latest waterfront opening, the North 5th Street Pier and Park and say farewell (for now?) to the iconic Wythe Diner.

For now, catch up on this week’s local headlines: Continue reading

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Hero and Dog Recovering After East River Rescue

Gabe, the hero is recovering from Saturday’s East River rescue

The hero and dog from Saturday’s epic rescue off of the shore at Transmitter Park have been identified.

Gabe, a SUNY Maritime College college graduate was celebrating his birthday at the Brooklyn Barge bar across from the park when he spotted the dog, Harper, in the water.

Harper received minor injuries to her paws and is recovering

Harper’s owner was at work during the incident that began when Harper’s walker was hit by a taxi that allegedly ran a stop sign. “I had a walker come to walk Harper and according to the walker and the company, they got hit by a taxi that blew through a stop sign” Harper’s owner said.

The two-year-old dog and her owner now live near McGolrick Park but used to live near and frequent Transmitter Park. Harper’s owner suspects that the startled dog was looking for familiar territory as it ran over a mile to Transmitter Park following the accident. Continue reading

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Man Dives Into East River to Save Dog at Transmitter Park

An unidentified hero warmed hearts in Transmitter Park on Saturday afternoon by jumping off the pier to rescue a dog that was rapidly swimming away in the East River.

The hero eventually captured the dog and appeared to have been bitten in the face and hand during the rescue.

Credit to Gothamist for unearthing the footage from Brooklyn-based filmmaker Lorenzo Fonda, who was taking in the day at the Brooklyn Barge, and offers some great commentary:

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