Affordable housing lottery options in Williamsburg continue to roll out this month with 312-314 Keap St. as the latest buildings to apply for via the NYC Housing Connect website.
Greenpoint This Week: Pipeline Protest, Phil Collins Day Returns, Historic District Development Denied, and More!
Happy Phil Collins Day Greenpointers! For the first time since 2015, the “In The Air Tonight” singer will be celebrated in a revived local tradition (complete with live cover sing-alongs) at Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co. (1150 Manhattan Ave.) starting at 3 p.m. today.
But first, neighbors and environmental advocacy groups will rally this morning from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the intersection of Manhattan Avenue and Moore Street to call on Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio to halt the pipeline’s construction.
In other local news the monthly Brooklyn Community Board 1 meeting was Tuesday (full video here) and a jam-packed agenda revealed that the proposed development in the Greenpoint Historic District at 171 Calyer St. was denied as were the proposed renovations to the McCarren Park House, although both projects could still move forward if changes are made to the respective designs that suit CB1. Other presentations from the CB1 meeting include plans for the Franklin Street protected bike lane and the proposed change of traffic on N 14th Street.
For fans and patrons of Humboldt & Jackson (434 Humboldt St.) you have two more days to visit the restaurant and bar before it closes forever.
A 20-year-old pizza delivery man was physically assaulted and robbed of his bicycle by a group of men last weekend in Williamsburg.
Surveillance footage in front of 32 Walton St. on February 8th at approximately 4:30 a.m. shows the delivery worker being approached by four men as they throw him to the ground and steal his bike, as Gothamist reports.
VIDEO: Brutal robbery Saturday morning on a Pizza delivery guy on Walton st by a group of 5 thugs, they hit him, stole his coat, all his belongings, and bike ‘with the Pizza’ and fled, @NYPD90Pct @NYPDDetectives investigating pic.twitter.com/RzW5k3pdME
— WILLIAMSBURG NEWS (@WMSBG) February 13, 2020
More details for the NY Post:
“If you don’t give us everything, we’re going to have to kill you,” one of the thugs threatened the 20-year-old, sources said.
One man pushes him out of the way, toward another, who flings him to the ground.
Two of the men wrestle with the 20-year-old as they try to get hold of his property, before stabbing him with an unknown item in both legs during the tussle, police said.
The thugs made off with his cellphone, about $70, a jacket, a pizza, and the e-bike, cops said.
This story was originally published on 2/14/20 by THE CITY. (By: Claudia Irizarry Aponte)
Construction of a 6.8-mile natural gas pipeline stretching from Brownsville to North Brooklyn has hit a wall in Greenpoint, where community leaders and elected officials are vying to halt the project as it reaches its final stage.
The National Grid gas main — which has been in the works since 2017 — would supply fracked gas from Pennsylvania, where the extraction is legal. The controversial practice was banned in New York state in 2014.
On Saturday, a community coalition of environmental advocacy groups, schools, and social justice groups will host a rally at the pipeline’s latest construction site, the intersection of Moore Street and Manhattan Avenue.
“I am familiar with the history of environmental devastation in my neighborhood,” said Kevin LaCherra, a third-generation Greenpointer who is helping organize the rally. “We need our elected officials to be taking bold steps to bring renewables on now.”
The pipeline opponents are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to stop the project on the grounds that it goes against both the state and the city’s clean energy goals.
“This is not the kind of system we want any more,” Kim Fraczek, director of the Sane Energy Project, an environmental advocacy group, told THE CITY. “This industry doesn’t have the interests of the community at heart.”
Their claims are quickly gaining momentum: On Tuesday, Brooklyn’s Community Board 1, which includes Greenpoint, voted unanimously to stop any construction of the pipeline.
Advocates say they have the support of every single elected official who represents North Brooklyn at the state and city level, from City Councilmembers Stephen Levin and Antonio Reynoso, to State Sen. Julia Salazar and veteran Assemblymember Joe Lentol.
Levin, Reynoso and Lentol all confirmed to THE CITY they oppose the pipeline’s construction, Salazar did not return requests for comment. Continue reading
Greenpoint This Week: Greenpointers Valentine’s Market, New Library Sneak Peek, East River Park Renamed, and More!
Happy Friday Greenpointers! We can hardly wait as we prepare for the Greenpointers Valentine’s Market this Sunday from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. under the rustic wooden beams of the Greenpoint loft (67 West St 5th Flr).
Shop from and meet 60+ of Brooklyn’s best indie crafters and enjoy lots of FREE activities including face painting, henna tattoos, massages, tarot card readings and a special Valentine’s scratch-off station for kids.
Also this weekend, Greenpoint’s undefeated heavyweight boxing contender Adam “Babyface” Kownacki is returning to the neighborhood for a meet and greet with fans on Saturday at Dunne’s Polemost Liquors (698 Manhattan Ave) at 4:30 p.m. ahead of his big fight scheduled for next month in Brooklyn.
Valentine’s Day is almost here, Greenpointers! Get into the mood, grab your boo, and see what’s budding at our “A Love Grows in Brooklyn” themed Valentine’s Market. On Sunday, Feb 9th from 1-7 pm we’ve cherry-picked 60+ of Brooklyn’s most talented crafters to set down their roots inside the Greenpoint Loft (67 West 5th fl) and tempt us with local handmade treasures.
Now about that sweet shopping… Take a peek at some the amazing products you’ll be lusting after.
Planting seeds of love! “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” Valentine’s Market is COMING (2/9): 60+ indie crafters, soju cocktails, free massages, poetic tarot, henna and so much more!
Get ready, Greenpoint! Sunday February 9th from 1-7 p.m. Greenpointers is showing love the Brooklyn way at our annual Valentine’s Market! This year’s vibe is all about setting down roots, literary love, Brooklyn classics and trees!! So grab your bae, beau, BFF or that hot secret crush and spend the day celebrating your love for your favorite Brooklyn neighborhood. We’ve gone ahead and hand-picked some of the finest indie crafters in the borough.
These 60+ vendors will be on-hand tempting Greenpointers with lust-worthy treasures that will have you dreaming for more. From colorful coaster sets, custom-cut shades, artisanal chocolates and spicy hot sauces—there’s a ‘lil something for everyone looking to score.
Greenpoint This Week: North Brooklyn Pipeline Debate, New Indoor Skate Park, City Sewage Plan, and More!
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.
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: