NYC skyline

View from a Greenpoint Rooftop at Night

Manhattan Ave Rooftop

All of my friends who haven’t been priced out of Greenpoint have made the strategic decision to never leave their apartments. And with a view like this, overlooking Manhattan Ave, Nassau Ave and the city skyline, why ever leave?

Long Exposure of the NYC Skyline with Motion

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You Can Still Sneak Onto Rooftops in Greenpoint… It’s Just Different

© Jon Pywell

I had a grand idea to ride to the West Side Highway to watch the fireworks on the fourth. A few of our friends were into it but it was melty and being that it was Independence day, Jon had other “independent” ideas.

“It’s the 4th of July and I don’t want to ride to the West Side Highway.”

I could respect that. Besides, I hadn’t worn my padded bike shorts and thigh chafing is an uncomfortable reality. So as the rest of the adventure crew biked down Driggs Ave toward the Williamsburg Bridge, we turned (and I sulked) up Lorimer Ave toward the waterfront. I wanted to be part of an adventure crew! Continue reading

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