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Sludge Metal In Pics: Eyehategod, The Netherlands, Ecstatic Vision at Brooklyn Bazaar

Eyehategod

This past Easter Sunday at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave.), Eyehategod played with support from Ecstatic Vision, Netherlands and Haram. Eyehategod’s set was toxically electric, but as a mosh pit weakly formed and then disseminated in the middle of their set, the band asked the crowd for more excitement. Perhaps the anemic crowd was due to it being Easter Sunday night, but those who were there did eventually step in to rock out. All photos ©Dylan Lappin. Continue reading

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Sunday Snaps – Pups of Greenpoint

With dog parks in both McGolrick and McCarren Park, lots of canine-conscious businesses that leave water bowls out for pups, and many great dog owners, Greenpoint is a pretty sweet place to be a dog. In celebration of man’s best friend, this week’s photo story is on our noble four-legged friends, because without them, our days would definitely be a little longer!

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Snow is a female Westie mix. She loves the McGolrick dog park and is very playful!
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Meet Huey Lewis, who loves Transmitter Park and the power of love.
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Chewy is a mix. He can be a little bit of a grumpy old man, but he loves walks in McGolrick.
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Nina is a female rescue pup all the way from Georgia. She can entertain herself for hours chasing a ball.
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Haru is a year-old Pomeranian. Her name in Japanese means “little bit of sunshine”.
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Ari is a husky! She is sweet, strong willed and loves the outdoors. Transmitter Park is her favorite!
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Meet Olive. She’s a French Bulldog and she is definitely aware of how cute she is.
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Bazie is a Beagle. She LOVES smelling things.
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Lily is a seven year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She loves the McGolrick dog park.
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Eloise is a nine year old French Bulldog. She likes to sing along when her owner plays harmonica!

 

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Snitches is a seven year old rescue pup. According to his owner, he is “part deer, part squirrel, part everything.” He always walks in Transmitter Park as part of his routine!

 

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Sunday Snaps 10/09 – “Been Here a While”

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Halina, of Sky Flowers (164 Driggs Ave.), is originally from Warsaw, but has lived in Greenpoint and provided beautiful flowers at her store for almost twenty years. Of the Polish penchant for flowers, she says: “If you go to Poland, you will see beautiful gardens everywhere, it is part of the tradition.”

This week’s photo essay focuses on people that have been in Greenpoint a while and have stories to tell about it. Whether they remember movies at The Chopin Theater or when McGuinness Boulevard was still cobblestone, these folks are everyday guardians of the neighborhood’s history and traditions. If you are lucky enough to see them walking down the street, say hello, politely ask them about their memories of the neighborhood, and get ready for the best history lesson of your life… Continue reading

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Sunday Snaps: Greenpointers Laser Pointers

If you’re a longtime reader, you know that the website was once called THE Greenpointers. Greenpointers.com was a laser pointer website, originally. When it became available, they tried to charge an arm and a leg for the domain, but I talked them down. Both sites are now mirrored.

Jon got this brand spankin’ new camera and it shoots this green focusing light out. It made for some fun shots around the hood. He is holding two ice cream pints in his hand. He has his priorities straight.

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Go Coney Island Time Lapse with Artist Africasso (VIDEO!)

If there is one place in the world to save during the apocalypse it’s Coney Island, Brooklyn. I know it’s corny to say, but it’s so real. Real New York. Real Brooklyn. Real characters. Real hot dogs! It’s where my father taught me how to take pictures, where I learned to muster the guts to walk right up to anyone, no matter how crazy they look, and ask for a portrait. Plus the Cyclone is there!

I wrote an article and photo essay of my adventures with a Coney Island artist named Africasso during Go Brooklyn for Hyperallergic, which is an outstanding Brooklyn based art blog.

I also made this quick video to share with Greenpointers readers and dedicated it to my dad. Enjoy!

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