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Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce Kicks off First Annual Meeting at Kickstarter HQ

Lexy Funk delivering her speech.
Lexy Funk (Brooklyn Industries) delivering her speech.
Tuesday night, the newly revitalized Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce held its first annual meeting inside the Kickstarter Headquarters, Greenpoint’s pencil factory for the digital age.

More than 200 of the neighborhood’s foremost capitalists, investors, workers, and a smattering of politicians attended the event, which honored Kickstarter as the Community Anchor of the year, and which featured a terrific speech by the supremely well-named Brooklyn Industries co-founder, Lexy Funk.
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New Warsaw Bakery sold to developers for new condos

New Warsaw Bakery. Photo credit: Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik


Move over bread, something new is cooking at 866-868 Lorimer Street home to the famed New Warsaw Bakery.  Right before the turn of the New Year, the Swidzinski family, who provided Greenpointers with tasty bread for the past 20 years, and the Cisek family of the neighboring Brooklyn Electric Co, inked a deal with Chatham Developers to sell their spaces to make way for, you guessed it, more luxury condos. Continue reading

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Many Greenpoint & Williamsburg Businesses Burglarized; 2 Men Wanted

Video footage on  CBS Local shows two suspects, white males who broke into the front doors of many local Greenpoint and Williamsburg businesses, stole cash and fled in a white minivan.

They are suspects in the burglaries of the following Greenpoint businesses:

• Connie O’s, 158 Norman Ave., between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. on June 18;

• Mrs. Kim’s, 150 Franklin St., between 3 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. June 28;

• TBD Bar, 224 Franklin St., around 3:40 a.m. July 3;

• Grandma Rose’s, 457 Graham Ave., between 12:57 a.m. and 3 a.m. July 3;

• One Stop Beer Shop, 134 Kingsland Ave., between 4:37 and 5 a.m. July 21;

• Cookie Road, 94 Franklin St., around 6:30 a.m. July 22;

• Freddy Food Market, 257 Driggs Ave., between 1:53 and 1:56 a.m. July 22;

• Boulevard Tavern, 557 Meeker Ave., at 5:33 a.m. July 22;

• Ameenas Florist, 183 Norman Ave., between 8 p.m. July 25 and 9:30 a.m. July 26.

They also are believed to have robbed the following Williamsburg businesses:

• Fat Goose, 125 Wythe Ave., at 3:09 a.m. July 26;

• Modca, 103 North 3rd St., between 11 p.m. July 25 and 6 a.m. July 26;

• Osio Coffee Shop, 133 Roebling St., around 1:50 a.m. July 26;

Anyone with info – call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or visit the Crime Stoppers website or text tips to 27463 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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Eat Pie & Do Yoga: Support Local Businesses

I love community supported fundraising platforms. If you can reach a lot of people, then even donations as little as $5 can really help. Not only are you helping a small business open up in your area, but you have a chance to chose what you want to open up. I love pie and yoga!
Pie Corps makes delicious savory and sweet pies. They sell at Farmer’s Markets and wholesale, but there dream is to open up a retail location with a big shiny new oven and you can help them do it! And do you know what you get if you donate? Pies! This is a no-brainer, people!
Right now they have like 14 hours to raise $3000, and if they don’t raise all the funds, they get zero, nada, zilch. I just donated $25, and am going to get a basket of pie, plus a tote plus an invitation to their opening party! I love parties as much as I love pie!
Click here to read more and donate.

Even nearer and dearer to our hearts is the fundraising campaign for goodyoga. They are trying to buy the building and need your help, otherwise they have to move. That would be a shame because that is such an awesome space and I couldn’t imagine not doing rooftop yoga in the summer. You can learn more and donate here (they have 15 days to raise $20,000!) or buy a ticket to the goodgala on April 27th with food, DJs and prizes. I just bought mine and it looks like a lot of fun!

Support local businesses!

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