Sunset at The Lot Radio. Photo: Megan Penmann
Word on the street is that there’s a
dangerous crew of mockingbirds hanging out in Transmitter Park, and boy are they ready to start shit. One reader tells us, “I was running through there the other day and one of them swooped down and started pulling at my ponytail. When I tried to keep running, it followed be and started yanking at it again.” Apparently, it is nesting season for the birds and the brutal attacks should stop once the birds’ babies are able to leave the nest. This has been happening for years, and seemingly is just wildlife being rightfully pissed off that we’re invading their turf.
Japan-o-philes and lovers of designy home goods rejoice—
North Brooklyn is getting a MUJI!
Greenpointer and programmer Kate Ray created playlists, for books.
Fox News host was doused with water at Union Pool. Continue reading
Greenpoint Ave & Franklin St. Photo by Megan Penmann
condos that are replacing the old New Warsaw Bakery on Lorimer Street have gone on the market, for upwards of $1.5 million per unit.
, and robbed them. broke into two Greenpoint businesses in less than one hour Baoburg (614 Manhattan Ave) and a nearby laundromat were both hit.
Predictably, there’s a new
at a restaurant called Belly. all-bacon tasting menu in Williamsburg Continue reading
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NYC sunset from The Brooklyn Barge. Photo: Megan Penmann
What happened this week besides the weather being steamier than a dirty monkey’s crotch and more stifling than a sweat lodge? Here’s the rude, sad and the fugly.
A woman at legendary tried to eat a man’s arm Peter Luger Steakhouse (178 Broadway), and the incident was provoked by Venezuelan politics, and there’s a video.
woman was , and it sounds like the 90th Precinct had a predictable reaction. punched in the face at Alligator Lounge
Third wave coffee, or zero wave?
Mice and on North 5th Street. filth flies shut down Williamsburg’s Blue Bottle Coffee
death on the new Kosciuszko Bridge happened this week. Continue reading
14th Street Reimagined – via TransAlt
The L Train shutdown could totally
transform 14th Street as we know it.
Think twice before you try parking on Manhattan Avenue between Huron and India.
It’s a “ticket trap”.
Shooting so many movies and TV shows in Greenpoint and Williamsburg is both a blessing and a curse. It makes our restaurants and shops more popular, but
isn’t always the most convenient. Continue reading
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This weekend we’re hosting our Spring Market! Come on down to the Greenpoint Loft and sip palomas while you shop.
It’s sounding like
troubled megaclub Brooklyn Mirage might actually open this summer. Party on!
The old Kosciuszko Bridge is going to be
demolished this summer, and people are demanding an epic party, complete with a live orchestral score. Have you RSVP’d on Facebook yet?
There was a
gas leak caused by construction along Wythe Avenue last weekend, and businesses and residents were evacuated for at least four hours. Continue reading
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It’s tremendously important to keep DIY venues like Shea Stadium open,
which recently abruptly closed — it keeps the Brooklyn music scene, and the New York music scene alive and relevant. Please back their Kickstarter (which already has reached $82k of its $50k ask) if you want our neighborhood to keep its cool!
Not that the L train shutdown sucks any less, but now officials say that they’ll close the line (from Bedford to 8th Ave.) for
three months less than earlier projected.
The best kind of partying involves a #safespace, but last week a man was
fatally shot in the face at a Bushwick club.
Trending now: Williamsburg housing prices are going
down down down.
A young woman was fatally injured in a
crash on the Williamsburg bridge last week.
Our resident history writer
Geoff Cobb was featured in the New York Times last week for his knowledge of a famous Irish painter from Greenpoint (which he wrote about here on Greenpointers).
Photo by Johnny Cirillo
police blockaded the street near the intersection of Greenpoint Avenue and McGuinness Boulevard while they were dealing with a man who had barricaded himself in an apartment after shooting another man in the head. After a few hours, the suspect, Gene Barrett, surrendered to police and is now in custody. Barrett was a former NYPD police officer. The victim, Joseph Sapinski, is currently on life support.
Here’s what else we know (via
Heavy): Continue reading
This afternoon, we had a
shooting in Greenpoint near Greenpoint Ave. and McGuinness Blvd. that reportedly resulted from a dispute between the boyfriend of a a landlord and a tenant; the boyfriend was shot in the head*. Hundreds of police were on the scene, and officials negotiated with the shooter for about an hour—eventually the suspect was captured by police. Photographer Johnny Cirillo was on the scene and snapped these striking images as the standoff was taking place.
photo via Riders Alliance
The Riders Alliance, a grass-roots membership organization of subway and bus riders dedicated to winning better transit in New York City, are hosting an L Train Shutdown meeting tonight.
Riders deserve a voice in the L train shutdown!
Are you worried about how the L train shutdown will affect your community? You’re not alone!
We’re fighting hard to make sure you’ll be able to get around easily when the L is out of service–but we can’t do it without your help!
Come join us at our first L Train Riders meeting to discuss what riders like you need during the shutdown–and how we’re going to make sure the MTA and DOT listen to us!
When : Thursday, February 23rd, 6pm-8pm
Where : The Carto Center: 201 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY, 11206
Food will be provided. Two way MetroCards for those in need. RSVP HERE
McCarren Park dusted with snow last weekend. Photo: Megan Penmann
In case you missed it, an illustrated image of Putin/Trump embracing was
projected onto a building on North 6th Street this week.
Police are investigating after an apartment building with mostly Hasidic residents in Williamsburg was
vandalized with swastika graffiti.
Hurrah! Community Board 1 will now be
livestreaming their lengthy meetings! Here’s the meeting from earlier this week, which runs almost four hours.
Magick City (37 Box St.) hosted a tattoo event to benefit Planned Parenthood last week, which got completely booked up, drawing crowds from all around the city.
Applications for affordable housing ($596 for a studio!) at the Domino Sugar Factory
reached a whopping 87k—only 104 are available, with half designated to go to residents of CB1.
Will makeup giant
Sephora be coming to Williamsburg? It’d probably look right at home next to the Apple Store, Levis Store and Whole Foods.
Following two pedestrian deaths,
neighbors are speaking up about making Grand Street a safer place to walk.
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