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Greenpoint This Week: Neighborhood Safety Coalition, West Street Truck Takeover, Park Deli Reopens, and More!

Trucks lined up on West Street from Huron to Noble St. this morning at around 4 a.m. idling in the protected bike lane, residents say.

Happy Friday Greenpointers! If you live near the West Street waterfront then you likely had an early morning with a greeting from the dozens of trucks parked in the West Street bike lane headed to Greenpoint Landing.

Also on Friday, Mayor de Blasio launched three anti-hate crime Neighborhood Safety Coalitions in Brooklyn to coordinate with the recently-formed Office of Prevention of Hate Crimes; one coalition is to be based in Williamsburg.

Next Monday, NYC Parks will present its design of the Motiva portion of Bushwick Inlet Park to the Parks & Waterfront Committee of Community Board 1 in a public meeting at 86 Kent Ave. from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Designs for Ericsson Playground and Ten Eyck Plaza will also be discussed.

If you need to unwind this weekend here’s what’s happening, and in the meantime catch up on this weeks’ headlines from around the neighborhood: Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: North Brooklyn Pipeline Debate, New Indoor Skate Park, City Sewage Plan, and More!

Manhattan Avenue shines bright (Image via John Gurion)

Happy Friday Greenpointers! It’s feeling frigid out there, but if you venture out of the apartment then you might want to visit the opening reception of the exhibition Weird Nature at Greenpoint Terminal Gallery (67 West St. #320) open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Over at the Greenpoint Gallery (90 McGuinness Blvd) tonight from 8 p.m. to midnight, two floors of gallery space will display local art for the gallery’s first salon show of the year, along with live music.

If you couldn’t make it to the monthly Brooklyn Community Board 1 meeting last Tuesday where the local National Grid pipeline project was debated, video of the entire meeting is available here.

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

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Greenpoint This Week: BQX Redux, Swastika Vandals, Franklin Street Bike Lane Redesign, and More!

A pizzeria is coming to 93 Norman Ave. where Carmine’s Pizza and most recently Norman Cafe were located.

Happy weekend Greenpointers! A photo exhibition featuring photos from 1990s era Williamsurg opens tonight at 383 Bushwick Ave. from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

On Saturday, a new Greenpoint-based art collective will host its debut show featuring the works of 12 members at Brooklyn Bliss (1048 Manhattan Ave.).

Looking ahead to next Tuesday, there’s the monthly Brooklyn Community Board 1 public meeting with a jam-packed agenda including a presentation from National Grid on a contentious local gas main construction project.

For more events check out what’s happening and in the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines:

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Greenpoint This Week: Post Office Audit Results, Manhattan Ave Rat Funeral, Ria Bella Closes, and More!

A sunny afternoon this week in Greenpoint commenced the New Year.

Happy New Year Greenpointers! Will 2020 mark a new start for local mail delivery?

The U.S. Postal Service Inspector General released audit results on Greenpoint and Williamsburg post offices initiated by Assemblyman Joe Lentol, finding lots of room for improvement.

Speaking of improvements, the DOT will close part of the Pulaski Bridge on Saturday for maintenance with no access for Brooklyn-bound traffic from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., and on Monday, the DOT will begin installing a new style of a protected bike lane on the south side of Grand Street.

A Solidarity March with NYC’s Jewish Community is taking place on Sunday morning in response to a sharp rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes, many of which have been perpetrated in North Brooklyn.

For other local news, catch-up on this week’s headlines from around the neighborhood: Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: Fruit and Meat Markets Closing, Tasting Room Opens, Holiday Photo Booth Fun, and More!

A festive display on Milton Street.

Happy Holiday weekend Greenpointers! Look and listen for the “Evergreenpoint Carolers” tonight near the G train entrance at India Street starting at 7 p.m. and ending at The Springs (224 Franklin Street) at around 8:30 p.m.

If you missed this week’s meeting on the search for a site to build a new Greenpoint elementary school the entire meeting was streamed by Councilmember Stephen Levin.

For those of you who snapped a holiday photo at the Greenpointers Nutcracker Holiday Market check out the photo booth pics here.

Looking ahead to the weekend, on Saturday NYPD’s Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, along with Santa and superhero friends, will deliver presents in the neighborhood for their 4th Annual Sleigh Ride starting at 10 a.m.

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: Garden Employee Card Drive, Local/Global Art Gallery Opening, Trader Joes is Coming, and More!

New mixed-use towers are proposed for the Williamsburg waterfront at N 3rd – N. 5th Streets. Via 6sqft (James Corner Field Operations and BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, courtesy of Two Trees Management)

Happy Friday Greenpointers! The holiday events continue this weekend with the Greencycle Swap at the Leonard Library (81 Devoe St.) on Saturday, and breakfast with Santa at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy (12 Newel St.) on Sunday.

Also On Sunday, The Faurschou Foundation (148 Green St.) celebrates its grand opening with a free exhibit, “The Red Bean Grows in the South,” from noon – 7 p.m.

For fans/mourners of The Garden: A local woman helped launch a holiday card drive for former employees of The Garden supermarket which shutdown on Thanksgiving after 25 years, and reopened this Wednesday under new ownership as Downtown Market.

For more weekend activities and ideas 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: Justice for Vamos, G Train Flood, Williamsburg Surreal Estate

Manhattan Avenue holiday lights are here to brighten the season! (Courtesy of @jinxedstore)

Happy Friday Greenpointers! If you’re in need of a little comic relief after a long, news-filled week, then this ad for a Green Street apartment with a bathtub in the living room might do the trick. Continue reading

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Hateful, Pro Trump Graffiti Returns to Greenpoint Streets

A car parked in Greenpoint was vandalized for its Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker

A car with an Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker, an alcohol ad featuring Donald Trump, and the giant wall mural at Transmitter Park were all targets this week in a rash of political and hate-filled graffiti in Greenpoint. Continue reading

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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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