If you prefer to lament, or compliment, the cleanup plan in the company of your neighbors, then you’re in luck: North Brooklyn Neighbors and NYC Council Member Stephen Levin are hosting a comment-athon this Wed. Oct. 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Threes Brewing (113 Franklin St.). Continue reading →
With some turf and a table, the Pulaski Bridge pedestrian lane just got a little greener. A small “park” installation has been slotted into the span’s scenic-overlook which offers unobstructed views of Newtown Creek. Continue reading →
Appearances can be deceiving, especially on Green Street. It is hard to imagine that this stereotypical Greenpoint street, with its many wood frame houses and former factories ever contributed to American art, but art created on Green Street is on display in some of the major American museums.
At the East end of Greenpoint, 275 Green St. was home to the Roman Bronze Works until it was destroyed by fire in the 1920’s. The founder of the works created America’s only art foundry that employed the lost wax technique, and many of America’s most iconic bronze sculptures were cast there.
In the newly released music video for Pink Slater’s “DREAMCATCHER,” director Johnny Cirillo uses Greenpoint as a backdrop to dramatically showcase the neighborhood’s contrasting textures with sweeping drone footage.
Pink Slater’s debut album HOMEGIRL is a new music project from Greenpoint-based musician Tim Poovey, formerly of NIGHTDOGS. Continue reading →
A two-month public comment period is now open for you to submit feedback on the proposed cleanup of the NuHart Plastics Superfund site, where two large plumes of phthalates and trichloroethylene (amongst a cauldron of other toxins) remain in the soil and groundwater at 280 Franklin Street from vinyl plastics manufatcuring dating back to the mid-20th century.
The operators of NuHart Plastics vacated the site in 2004 leaving behind toxins in 12 leaky underground storage tanks and two aboveground silos. Over the years the gooey liquid phthalates mixed with groundwater and migrated toward the Greenpoint Playground and the adjacent lot where a potential school is planned, conveniently stopping at the playground’s edge on Franklin St.
You may have noticed a new cafe quietly setting up shop on the more peaceful end of Franklin Street—Cafe Alula(252 Franklin St) next to totes adorbs plant shop Tend Greenpoint is now open, serving up Lebanese-inspired sandwiches, salads and cafe fare. They’re currently open 7am till 7pm every day. Continue reading →
Are you a writer who can edit and manage content? Are you creative, self-motivated, Greenpoint-obsessed, extremely organized and detailed-oriented? Do you want to contribute to the community and support local in a positive way?
We are looking for someone who has experience in news reporting, is tapped into local culture (art/food/music), is up-to-date on environmental issues, local crime, safety issues, local politics, and is interested in being an active part of the North Brooklyn community and can also:
Write well researched, informative and fun articles (on the fly)
Manage a team of talented editors and contributors
Oversee the day-to-day upkeep of Greenpointers content on WordPress (scheduling/editing) and social channels
Come up with unique ideas for new content and assign stories
Familiarity with social media best practices
Hourly rate, 15-20 hours a week, semi-flexible schedule with possibility to grow into full time. Office location is in the beautiful PencilWorks (top floor of the Pencil Factory at 61 Greenpoint Ave).
Photography skills, design sense, familiarity with various forms of media (podcasts, videos), enthusiastic about learning, experience with event production, fearless about exploring new ideas are pluses.
At a time when local news is diminishing at an alarming rate, we are determined more than ever to keep serving the community and need someone to help us step up our content game!
More about us: Greenpointers began as a neighborhood blog in 2007 and has since grown into hyperlocal resource for all things North Brooklyn. We aim to support the community and small businesses that make our neighborhood awesome through fun and informative content and events like our seasonal markets and Greenpoint Open Studios. We’re a small grassroots team dedicated to keeping our neighbors informed on what’s happening locally. Continue reading →
The last FREE family-centric Summer Sunday of the season is happening this Sunday (Sept 9th) at McGolrick Park, from 11am-1pm. The kid friendly event will feature Rock’n’LoLo and her Spanish singalong and Eckford Street Studio (70 Eckford St) hosting arts and crafts. All are welcome!