Greenpoint Open Studios Is Next Weekend! (June 3-4)

If you haven’t been before, Greenpoint Open Studios is an epic showcase of local art. Over the course of one weekend (this year June 3-4), hundreds of local artists open their studio doors to the public for an exciting peek inside their craft. It’s an uncurated, free event that allows visitors to get a glimpse of the process and space where artwork is created while engaging directly with its creators. Brooklyn has a long-standing reputation for being a hotbed of creativity and GOS is going to represent its northernmost tip in true Greenpoint fashion—by keepin’ it real—providing an open platform for showcasing the various expressions of our creative community’s imagination and skills. This year, we have more than 400 artists participating, and an exciting lineup of events: Continue reading

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A History of Greenpoint in 25 Buildings: The Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory

The Pencil Factory, illustration by Aubrey Nolan
The Pencil Factory, illustration by Aubrey Nolan

Perhaps no local building combines Greenpoint’s proud industrial past and creative present and future than the Eberhard Pencil factory at 47- 61 Greenpoint Avenue. Like many other local factories the pencil factory building has been re-invented and is now home to an amazing variety of creative individuals and innovative firms.

The Eberhard Faber Pencil Company, originally the A. W. Faber Company, was founded by German Eberhard Faber, (1822-1879) in 1861. Faber came from a family already famous as German pencil makers. Faber received a trademark here for the production of lead pencils and started the American branch in a factory close where the United Nations now stands, making it the first American pencil factory. After a destructive fire destroyed the company’s Manhattan plant in 1872, Faber moved the to Greenpoint, where the plant remained until it shuttered 1956. The company first introduced German lead pencil making techniques stateside and Faber grew to become one of Brooklyn’s largest factories, employing hundreds of workers, most of whom were local women. Continue reading

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Trump U Alumni Ball, Merry Krampus, Mastering Pho, – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (11/30–12/6)

openspaceallianceTransmitter Park and American Playground neighbors! Join Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Parks Stewardship Program this Thursday, 12/1 at 6:30 pm at Pencil Works (61 Greenpoint Ave) to plan for 2017 in the parks (wellness, arts, kids and volunteer programs etc.) and map out our next steps in advocacy and fundraising for capital and other improvements. We will have food, drinks, and childcare. Email [email protected] to RSVP [sponsored]


There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!
williamsburgartpartyWEDNESDAY 11/30

♦  Williamsburg Holiday Party @ Brooklyn Art Library (28 Frost St) 7pm, FREE, Meet other locals and get free stuff from local businesses, More Info
* Toasted Wedding Event @ Dobbin St (64 Dobbin St) 6pm, $12, Curated mix of 40+ independent wedding vendors, alternative and modern wedding ideas, handcrafted and eco-friendly goods and a party-like mood. Music, food, goodie bags, raffles, photo booth pix, Buy tix
☺  Trump University Alumni Ball @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 10pm, $5, Since leaving from our tremendous, really fantastic alma mater Trump U, we’ve come to realize how important it is to give back. Raising funds for Planned Parenthood and the International Refugee Assistance Project. Comedy show Catch A Writhing Star returns, RSVP Continue reading

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March is Free for New Members at PencilWorks!


At PencilWorks in Greenpoint, Brooklyn our mission is simple. We are dedicated to cultivating a dynamic, creative, and collaborative community for Brooklyn’s nomadic workforce. We offer a variety of workspace solutions including virtual offices, co-working space and fully appointed private offices, all with access to meeting rooms and business support services. Choose the configuration that works for you today and add on as your business grows. Now, you can focus your entrepreneurial spirit on your business by becoming a sharper pencil!


March is Free for all new Members

Unlimited 24/7 office access with breathtaking views of New York City from every office!

Fully furnished office including desk, lamp, ergonomic chair, and filing cabinet.

High speed wire and wireless
internet access.

Access to conference rooms and private telephone booths.

Printer/copier/scanner accessibility.

Unlimited, 24/7 complimentary gourmet coffee and tea bar.

March Madness Special… Join Now… Call for a Tour


61 Greenpoint Ave Brooklyn, NY 11222
646-396-3020 – [email protected]


(Sponsored post courtesy of PencilWorks)

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4th Annual Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive Kicks Off To Support Local Kids In Need (12/2-16)


It all started four years ago, in response to the devastation that Hurricane Sandy had left in her path. As some parents were forced to deal with “real life issues” like finding temporary shelter, food and clothing for their families, thousands of children were sadly not going to be able to celebrate the holidays. Continue reading

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