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Domino Park Fall Fest, Bad Theater, Bernie’s Back Rally, The Art of Welding — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (10/16-10/23)

WEDNESDAY 10/16

♦ Bad Theater Fest 2019 @ The Brick (579 Metropolitan Ave), 7pm, $20, a collection of low-budget, eclectic, unusual, different, fantastic short plays, Buy Tix
*World Food Day Celebration @ FREEHOLD Brooklyn (45 S 3rd St), 530pm, FREE, Help raise awareness for World Food Day and learn about food sustainability. Canned food donations will be accepted to benefit Los Sures, More Info
♫ Taylor McFerrin w/ Raia Wash @ Rough Trade (64 N 9th St) 8pm, $20, Buy Tix
♫ Low Light, Herjaza, Indisposed, On Better Terms, granite to glass @ Kingsland (269 Norman Ave) 7pm, $8, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 10/17

* Communities Resist Launch Party @ Carneval (507 Grand St), 6pm, $25-$30, Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, raffle, free prizes and more! Learn how you can help keep families in their homes, Buy Tix
♫  Goldie Awards @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St), 7pm, FREE, 3rd Annual DJ & Beat Battle is a new type of competition for DJs and producers that recognizes the endless creative nature in music, Buy Tix
* Outlaw Wrestling @ Our Lady of Mount Carmel Gym (275 N 8th St) 8pm, $25-$30, Buy Tix
♫ The Revolution Volume 43  @ National Sawdust (80 N 6th St) 8pm, $15, performance series highlighting Brooklyn & Harlem based artists + musicians, Buy Tix Continue reading

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NYC’s Biggest Horror Film Festival Comes to Film Noir Cinema (10/24 -10/31)

New York City’s biggest horror film festival, FEARnyc, will present its 2019 festival from October 24 – 31,  at Greenpoint’s Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave.) and The Green Room 42 at The Yotel in Manhattan.

 

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More than 60 films and events are featured from world premieres to retrospectives and reimaginings, panel discussions, experiential events, and an award ceremony. Tickets are now available at FEARnyc.com.

Greenpointers get a 20% discount on Festival and VIP Festival Passes and the Halloween Night Tingler Event with code GREENPOINTERS20. 

Called “a huge, authoritative horror film festival” by Time Out New York film editor Joshua Rothkopfand “the best thing happening in the entire country this October” by Dread Central, FEARnyc was founded in 2016 by John Capo out of his lifelong love of horror movies.

“Our theme this year is Real/Surreal,” said John Capo, founder and festival director of FEARnyc. “From the morning commute to the evening news, New Yorkers are barraged by moments that are relentlessly real and surreal, often simultaneously.”

“Our selections this year, which deal with everything from obsessive Instagram culture, conversion therapy, and a school shooting to severalGrindr-gone-wrong tales, demonstrate that horror filmmakers are moving away from traditional let’s-kill-some-pretty-women tropes and focusing instead on the real life horrors that affect so many of us. In that sense, this year’s selections represent the maturity of horror filmmaking in 2019. I’m also excited to be spotlighting underrepresented groups in horror like the Native American, Latinx, and Queer communities and could not be more proud to present our annual Legacy Honor to iconic producer Debra Hill and our inaugural Trailblazer Award to the team behind Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror.”

The FEARnyc Award Ceremony, which will take place at The Green Room 42 at The Yotel, will include the presentation of this year’s Juried Awards as well as the FEARnyc Honors.

The FEARnyc Legacy Honor will be posthumously presented to Debra Hill, writer/producer/director whose credits include the original Halloween, Halloween II, Escape from New York, Clue, and The Fog. Featuring tributes by Paul Reubensand Hill’s producing partners, with Ms. Hill’s brother, Bob Hill, accepting the honor on her behalf, Ms. Hill will be recognized not only for her filmmaking but for her groundbreaking commitment to advancing the visibility and employment of women in film. Ms. Hill is only the third recipient of the Legacy Honor. Past recipients include Wes Cravenand George A. Romero.

Greenpointers is a sponsor of FearNYC.

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Mothership’s Season Finale of Outdoor Arts Gatherings Is Tonight (10/15)

Kingsland Wildflowers (courtesy of Mothership)

Mothership will host its final outdoor salon-style art gathering of the year tonight in Greenpoint with a full slate of performances and activities. The monthly gatherings are for “artist friends and colleagues and other arts appreciators” and are open to the public.

Tonight’s (10/15) salon takes place at Last Frontier NYC (520 Kingsland Ave.) starting at 7:30 p.m. with a finale dance on the roof of Kingsland Wildflowers. Continue reading

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Kosciuszko Bridge Congestion Not Improving Despite Additional Lanes

The Kosciuszko Bridge’s congestion is not improving despite more lanes.

At the celebration for the opening of the new $873 million Kosciuszko Bridge, New York Governor Cuomo flaunted how an increased number of lanes would speed up traffic by 65 percent.

Data compiled in September  — the first full month of operation since the bridge’s second-span opened — reveals no improvement for drivers going from Queens to Brooklyn during rush hour and an average three mile per hour reduction in speeds for drivers headed to Queens, according to a study by independent consultant INRIX, first reported by the Wall St. Journal. Continue reading

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$2,176 per Month “Affordable” Studios Available in Williamsburg Housing Lottery

188 Humboldt St. (NYC Housing Connect)

Twenty new “affordable” Williamsburg apartments spread among two new developments and priced at 130 percent of the area median income went live on the NYC Housing Connect website today for applicants to try their luck.

At 188 Humboldt St., a seven-story new development just off Montrose Avenue, there are four studio apartments priced at $2,176 per month for one-to-two occupants with an annual household income (AHI) between $74,606 – $97,110. Continue reading

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Smorgasburg Moves to 25 Kent Avenue in November

East River State Park in Williamsburg (Google Maps)

The weekly outdoor food market, Smorgasburg will pack up and move from the East River State Park to an indoor venue a few blocks closer to Greenpoint next month, Brooklyn Paper reports.

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Fashion Sundae Episode 12

Courtesy of @watchingnewyork

On the 12th edition of Fashion Sundae, courtesy of the watchful lens of @WatchingNewYork, the jackets are getting heavier and nonetheless stylish with the fall chill setting in giving way to short days. Check out the looks spotted on the Bedford Avenue walkway last week for some fall inspiration: Continue reading

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Celebrate Sukkot at the 5th Annual Beer Garden Sukkah (10/17)

The Sukkah in Greenpoint

Chag Sameach!  Celebrate the Sukkot holiday at the 5th Annual Beer Garden Sukkah:
Hang in the outdoor Sukkah with unlimited beer and snacks at the Chabad Creative Sukkah (across from 67 West St.) this Thursday (10-17) at 8:30 p.m; purchase tickets here.

For more Sukkot celebrations, check out the Chabad of North Brooklyn’s calendar.

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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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171 Calyer Street Development Presented at Community Board Meeting

The proposed development at 171 Calyer St. – rendering view from Calyer and Lorimer Streets

A presentation at Thursday’s Brooklyn Community Board 1 meeting covered the proposed development of a seven-story mixed-use building with 33 apartments and ground-floor retail at 171 Calyer St., which is within the Greenpoint Historic District.

The corner of Manhattan Avenue and Calyer Street (via Google Maps)

A representative for the developer of the building, which is owned by Salomon Cojab who purchased the building in 1977, unveiled the renderings of 171 Calyer St. last night.

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