An Aviation Gin box truck swiped two parked cars and crashed into an apartment building at 165 Russell St. around 3:30 a.m. this morning, multiple news outlets are reporting. No one was seriously injured during the incident.
The driver explained that he swerved when he spotted a cat in the road and lost control of the vehicle, according to News12 Brooklyn.
FDNY telling me that the DOB examined this building and it’s structurally sound. The steps of the home were knocked off but everyone should be able to go back inside soon. @ABC7NYpic.twitter.com/1rr2RL3PhP
The Park Church Co-Op was dimly lit, the stage awash with red and blue light. Meditative electronic new-age music played as the image of Jesus on the crucifix centered on the back wall looked over the scene. It may not seem like the most likely venue for a night of experimental jazz, but Pastor Amy Kienzle remarked that this event was part of the church’s larger event series that supports community art. And with Wawrzyniak being such an enthusiastic member of the church she felt it was important to support. She added that the church “believes in art and it being spiritually beneficial.” Continue reading →
Unfortunately, this act of kind faith has ruffled some feathers among those living close by. In a surprising lack of neighborly love, more than 400 residents had signed a petition against the shelter when the idea was first announced at the beginning of the year. Local residents, angered that another homeless shelter was opening in the neighborhood, complained the small shelter would attract mentally unstable men and/or alcoholics to the area, leaving homes open to robberies and break-ins. Continue reading →
Every few months FEAST (which stands for Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) takes over the Church of the Messiah on Russell Street across from McGolrick Park. There are performances, food, poetry, and most importantly, a dozen or so artists competing for your vote. Whichever artist’s proposal gets the most votes receives funding from the pool of the donations collected at the door. Make sure to get there early to enjoy the delicious locally sourced food and beer!
Saturday, July 9th, 2011 – 5-8pm
Church of the Messiah, 129 Russell Street
5 to 8 pm
$20 suggested donation at the door.
It also helps that Aponte is ADORABLE and I’m so glad after years of shelter life he finally got an owner who spoils him with park trips almost daily. 🙂
A Festive Celebration and Fundraiser to pay for Aponte’s Knee Surgery
Aponte is an older shelter dog, locked up for half his life! Bouncing from shelters in Georgia, PA, upstate NY and finally Brooklyn. Aponte finally found himself a foster home just a few months ago. And he’s been loving his life, happily playing in the dog run and frolicking in the park.
Aponte’s comfort was shortlived though. A severe limp turned out to be a long-damaged knee injury requiring surgery. This benefit will pay for that surgery and allow Aponte to get back to the life of leisure he deserves.
Suggested Donation: $20, snacks and 1 drink included
Included in your evening will be:
Delicious Snacks Alcoholic Drinks Live Music Silent Auction Prizes … and APONTE will be there from 7pm-9pm.
If $20 is out of your price range, that’s okay. Pay what you can and just join us for a great time!
Blogger cheek.ie sent me an email about the upcoming Greenpoint Holiday Craft Fair that she’s hosting for the next three Saturdays at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah. Since there’s so much going on during December, it’s fantatic that this event is taking place for three weekends, instead of just one.
Vendors include: Minx Nails by Michie Max Wowch Cheek-ie Sodafine Ella Watson Dossier Nathan Gelgud Dirty Librarian Chains Glade Made (texas) Kim Zitzow Lunchbox Backyard Vintage & many, many more!
Installation by Lauren Luloff Dj’s: J.Penry, Sean Ragon, & MDMA
Greenpoint Church will hold a children’s clothing and toy swap on President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 18 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Please set aside your clean, gently worn and new items that your child no longer wears or uses. All baby and kids items 0-5 years are welcome (including shoes, books, toys, and all accessories). Swap and take home your favorites for free. All unclaimed items will donated directly to children in need at the Henry Street Settlement in Manhattan.
How the Swap will work: We will have tables set up with sections designated for age/size. Parents/caregivers will place their unwanted items in the appropriate age/size sections and then they are free to take any items from any other section. If you would like to bring your items to the church before the Swap, you may drop off items on Sunday, Feb. 17 between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. and on Monday, Feb. 18 between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
If you cannot attend the Swap and would like to donate your child’s items, we will make a few pick-ups. Please e-mail Jill Corson Lake at [email protected] to schedule a time. Greenpoint Church www.greenpointchurch.org 136 Milton Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn NY 11211. COST: $5 per adult with at least a grocery sized bag of items, $10 per adult without a bag. Kids are free. Proceeds of the admission fee will be contributed to the Greenpoint Church Soup Kitchen.