New York City is full of two things: Transplants and artists. Often, they (we), overlap, and many transplant-artists can be found in Greenpoint, practicing their craft in public (at least, […]
The Local Roots of “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” Celebrated
Arguably the best piece of literature ever written about North Brooklyn, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” Betty Smith’s classic tale of a girl coming of age in early 20th […]
Check out the Mary Fisher Home, Greenpoint’s 19th Century Artists’ Colony
Greenpoint’s industrial past is well known, and its emerging identity as an artist’s hub might seem like a 21st century phenomenon, but back in 1888, Greenpoint was sporting its very […]
Lit + Libidos at the Brooklyn Dirty Book Fair This Weekend (7/15-16)!
It’s mid-July and hopefully by now you’ve had the chance to get some proper summer lovin’. If not, then Greenpoint’s first ever erotic book fair and sexy afterparty this weekend might […]
The Fascinating “King of Greenpoint” at Shayz Lounge
Last night, local historian, teacher, and author Geoffrey Cobb delighted a full house at Shayz Lounge (130 Franklin Street) with a selection of readings from his latest book, The King […]
Food Book Fair Showcases the Best of Food in Print
Novelist Stephanie Danler’s favorite depiction of food in literature comes from the Seamus Heaney poem “Oysters,” which begins: Our shells clacked on the plates. My tongue was a filling estuary, […]
What Are People Reading in the Park? (McGolrick/McCarren Edition)
It’s the summer time–the weather is fine, and you could reach right up and touch the sky–or you could simply reach for a good book and hit the park. Last […]
What’s Happening? (8/1-8/7) August is happening!
It’s August everyone! That means savor the rest of what’s left of the summer. Watch an outdoor movie. Get out of town. Hit the beach. Take an evening bike ride […]