sandy relief

Boylan Bottling Co: Gift Guide

‘Tis the season! Enjoy a Boylan Winter Wonderbox this holiday season whether you’re relaxing by the fire or looking for the perfect hostess gift for that party coming up next week.

This variety pack is sure to impress soda fans of all ages and best of all, from now until December 31 we’re donating 10% of Winter Wonderbox online sales to Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund. Cheers!

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Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive Party @ Red Star (12/4): Party on for the kids!

Make sure to mark your calendar for the Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive Party, on December 4th at Red Star (34 Greenpoint Ave, 7-10pm,). They will be collecting toys and raising money for local kids affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Many people are still without power and many lost almost everything they had. The toy drive will focus specifically on the children affected by the hurricane and attempt to bring them some joy through toys this holiday season.

Open bar/Raffle/50/50
Cover: $20 or a new, unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more
(all proceeds to go the Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive)

If you can’t make the party, you can drop off unwrapped toys on any East River Ferry vessel, from Nov. 25 until December 16th.


-Vacation voucher good for a 3 night cruise, with your choice of destinations including Mexico, the Bahamas and several Caribbean destinations. Airfare included!
-ONE YEAR PASS on the East River Ferry
-$75 gift certificate to Calyer Restaurant
-$75 gift certificate to Anella Restaurant
-At the Corner Barber: Haircut, hot shave, & Amercan Crew Dopp Kit (value $102.00)
-At Mousey Brown Salon: Haircut & Pureoloogy hair care gift box (value $107.00)
-Two pool passes for the King & Grove Hotel in Williamsburg

This looks like so much fun and a really great way to help out this season!


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#Sandy Relief Tee: Rebuild NY… In Style

Show your support for Sandy Relief Efforts with this styling Tee-shirt.

About the design: The heart in the hurricane logo was one inspired by all of the love and support people were sharing, amidst the devastation that existed.

A group of New Yorkers volunteering in the Rockaways and Staten Island decided that they needed to create a platform to raise money for continuing Sandy relief efforts. The result of their dedication and inspiration is Let’s Rebuild NY.

By purchasing a Tee-shirt from, you’ll not only be supporting New Yorkers effected by Hurricane Sandy, but looking dapper doing it. I can’t wait to rock mine with my favorite pair of Zubaz pants.

All Let’s Rebuild NY Tee-shirts are produced in NY, and every penny of the net proceeds is going towards supporting those suffering from the impact of Sandy through a partnership with the Red Cross.

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Because We Can’t Stop: 18 Bands, Free Beer & Hugs: All Day Sandy Benefit at Public Assembly (11/18)

4 Brooklyn based concert promoters/bloggers have teamed up to put together an all-day Hurricane Sandy Benefit  Public Assembly (70 North 6th St.) on Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 1-9pm. 

David Teller (BirdDog Promo / Delinquency), Brian Russ (Campers’ Rule Records), Amy Grimm (The Whatever Blog) and Greenpointers will present 18 local bands, utilizing both stages at Public Assembly, plus DJ Sets in between.

Front Room:

1:30pm – Mount Sharp
2:05pm – Maquina Supervium
2:40pm – Don’t
3:15pm – Suntalk
3:50pm – Mobile Wash Unit
4:25pm – Zula
5:00pm – Their Planes
5:35pm – Backwords
6:10pm – Passenger Peru
6:45pm – Cool Serbia
7:20pm – Ski Lodge
7:55pm – Slowdance

Back Room:

1:50pm – Mitten
2:25pm – Huntronik
3:00pm – The Oats
3:35pm – Fake Babies
4:10pm – Wojcik
4:45pm – The Veda Rays

 $10 – 18 bands/all day
100% of the proceeds donated to New York Cares.

1 Free Brooklyn Brewery Beer when you bring 3 canned goods (baby food/formula welcome) and/or a hygiene product to be donated to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation in Staten Island

RSVP on Facebook

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Greenpoint Keeps ‘Em Coming: Sandy Relief Benefits & Art – What’s Happening? (11/14-11/18)

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!


• Training Tips for Rescue Dogs @ Empire of The Dog (415 Grand St) 7:30pm-9:30pm, FREE, Seminar with personal Q&A to help acclimate your rescue dog in his forever home.  RSVP: Shana (AT)

 Greenpointers Comedy Benefit For AdoptNY @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8:30pm, $7, 100% Proceeds + 10% Bar donated, hosted by The Lucas Brothers, drink specials, RSVP


* Show and Tell (And Trade) @ KRRB HQ (99 Richardson St) 7-10pm, hosted by Dan Kennedy of The Moth, in celebration of the author, Benjamin Anastas’ new book “Too Good to Be True,” Anastas will do a reading and trade a signed copy, More info

FRIDAY 11/16

♦ Bad on It’s Own @ Calico Brooklyn (67 West St #206) 7-9pm, featuring recent works by Amanda Browder & Martin Esteves, RSVP

♦ Patterns, Marks, Repititions @ Beginnings (110 Meserole Ave) Opening Reception 7-10pm, Work by Eric Timothy Carlson, Jungil Hong, Hiro Kurata


* Skip Macy’s : Acme Studio (FREE) Holiday Photo Op @ Acme Studio (63 N 3rd) 10am-3pm. Acme Studio is building a winter wonderland set for kids to interact with and will have a photog on hand to capture the moment and send parents home with hi-res file.  More Info

 Rockaway Renegades and Magic Marc present: Aprés-Rescue! @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 6-9pm, A disaster volunteer appreciation and unwind party – serving you some relief, “Don’t change. Come dirty.” RSVP

SUNDAY 11/18

♥ ♫ Bands, Beers & Hugs: Sandy Benefit @ Public Assembly (70 No. 6th St) 1-9pm, 18 BANDS play to raise money for New York Cares Sandy Relief, RSVP

 Soup Bowl Fundraiser @ EAT (124 Meserole Ave) 4-6pm, $25, Chose a handmade bowl, enjoy a soup from The Splendid Spoon and a Brooklyn Brewery Beer, All Proceeds Benefit Greenpoint Soup Kitchen, Reserve Your Bowl Now

 Mini Pie Social & Hot Toddy Sandy Relief Benefit @ Beginnings (110 Meserole Ave) 5-8pm, Bring mini-pies of the savory or sweet variety to exchange with other Pie-eaters or purchase a mini pie for a small free, all proceeds benefit Brooklyn Community Foundation

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♦ Art Event

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Greenpointers Sandy Relief Comedy Benefit for Adopt NY @ Saint Vitus, Wednesday (11/14)

Greenpointers is on a fundraising roll!

We raised $10,000 for humans affected by Sandy and now we want to help our furry friends.

Join Greenpointers on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 8:30pm for a Sandy Relief Comedy Benefit for Adopt NY hosted by Lucas Brothers at Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave).

Line Up


Nimesh Patel
(Broken Comedy)

Mookie Thompson
(UCB, Comedy Central’s Funny or Die)

Dan Soder
(Comedy Central’s “Live At Gotham, NY Funniest for NY Comedy Festival)

Kevin Barnett
(Montreal Comedy Festival, Guy Code)

Jermaine Fowler
(Montreal Comedy Festival, Guy Code, In Living Color)

Kerryn Fee-Han
(Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off)

Lucas Brothers
(Rolling Stone, Fox, Comedy Central, Jimmy Fallon)

$7 Cover + 10% bar sales donated to ADOPT NY
(*100% of proceeds donated)

$4 Sailor Jerry drink specials
$6 Beer and shot specials


Below is info on the current situation at ADOPT NY

Many rescue groups and NY shelters sustained extensive damage to their facilities, as well as many fosters becoming homeless themselves.

So here’s what we’ve been up to at Adopt NY in response:

We’ve developed a plan to assist our 44 rescue groups as directly and quickly as possible, providing them with the two most important needs: new fosters and new supplies.

What’s needed now are supplies — things like mass quantities of food, animal crates, blankets, beds, toys, etc. Using our contacts in the pet industry, we’re going to get as many of these items for wholesale prices as possible, and aim to have everything shipped out and in our rescues’ hands ASAP.

Together with your help, we want to provide the assistance all our rescue groups who so desperately need.

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Sandy Relief Fundraiser Ends; Greenpointers raised over $10,000!

Greenpointers, as a community we have raised over $10,000 for Sandy Relief Efforts! We raised $9400 for New York Cares and $900 for Greenpoint Soup Kitchen! Great job!

And the fundraising isn’t over! On Wednesday (11/14) we are hosting a Comedy Benefit at Saint Vitus to raise money for AdoptNY.

Then on Sunday (11/18) we are hosting a Soup Bowl Fundraiser at EAT, a fun event we were planning even before Hurricane Sandy arrived for Greenpoint Soup Kitchen.

On Friday, I received a call from Omaha, Nebraska. Chris from paypal alerted me that our account was “limited” verging on “restricted” because it is against policy to sell raffle tickets via paypal as it can be in violation of gambling laws! (Don’t freak out!)

All mention of raffle was removed and we continued to fundraise. After uploading a million legal documents and explaining what we were doing, paypal resolved the matter.

That being said, because I cannot say anymore…

If you receive an email from me, it’s because you are randomly awesome! (Randomly awesome people will NOT be announced on the website.)

Thanks to everyone who donated and may the laws of awesomeness be with you!

Thanks to the following businesses for sending us all those “pretty pictures!

  1. 1917 Skateboards
  2. Adelina’s BK
  3. Antoinette Vintage
  4. Black Rabbit Bar
  5. Boylan’s Bottling
  6. Briskettown
  7. Brooklyn Bowl
  8. Brooklyn Brainery
  9. Brooklyn Cruiser
  10. Brouwerij Lane
  11. Cafe Grumpy
  12. Cat Gilbert
  13. Cato’s Army Navy
  14. Champion Coffee
  15. Clean Plates
  16. Community Markets
  17. Dalaga NYC
  18. Diamond Bar
  19. Domestic Construction
  20. Dusty Rose
  21. Cafe Grumpy
  22. East River Tattoo
  23. Farm to Baby
  24. Fischer Clothing
  25. Five Leaves
  26. Freckle Brooklyn
  27. From The Source
  28. GHSTS NY
  29. Greenpoint Trading Company
  30. Greenpoint Trees
  31. Gristle Tattoo
  32. Heavy Leather NYC
  33. [email protected]
  34. HYC Creative
  35. I’m So Brooklyn Apparel
  36. Insound
  37. J. Thomas Illustration
  38. Julia James Boutique
  39. Jungle NYC
  40. Kill Devil Hill
  41. Knit One Pearl Two
  42. LiddabitSweets
  43. Lush Candy
  44. Market Publique
  45. Metal Atelier
  46. Mike’s Hot Honey
  47. Milk and Roses
  48. My Moon NYC
  49. My Two Dog’s Inc
  50. Newtown Creek Alliance
  51. Nights and Weekends
  52. On Air Mastering
  53. Paulie Gee’s
  54. Peacock & Pineapples
  55. Pentatonic Music
  56. Sage On Graham Ave
  57. Sindicato de Cocineros
  58. Skinny Fatties
  59. Slowfax
  60. The Splendid Spoon
  61. Sprout Skincare
  62. TBD
  63. The Box House Hotel
  64. The Desk Set
  65. The Habitat
  66. The Kings of Karaoke
  67. the one well
  68. The Parlour Brooklyn
  69. The Richardson
  70. Triple Canopy
  71. Upright Coffee
  72. Usha Veda
  73. Usha Veda Yoga
  74. Vinyl Pop Art
  75. Weft and Warp
  76. With Roots
  77. Word Brooklyn
  78. Milk and Roses
  79. Morris Kitchen
  80. Two Arms Inc.

Email me with questions: greenpointers (at)

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Vintage Crawl, Dog Masquerade, FUCK. OFF. SANDY., Chili Cook Off: All #SandyRelief, All In A Greenpoint Sunday (Today 11/11)

Don’t miss these fun events this Sunday (11/11) for Hurricane Sandy Relief.

Start off with the Brooklyn Vintage Crawl, which takes place in Williamsburg and Greenpoint from noon-8pm.

Shop and bar hop your way through Brooklyn’s best vintage deals and drink specials. Many locations will be donating a % of sales to Sandy Relief efforts.

Greenpointers did a round-up of just some of the great stops along the way.

Afterparty @ Commodore (366 Metropolitan Ave)


If you’re by McGolrick Park, stop by the Dog Masquerade and Food Drive from 1-4pm. Russell St between Driggs & Nassau will be closed.

If you have a dog, dress him/her up! Bring food to donate for people and pets for Sandy Relief. AdoptNY will be there accepting pet donations.


Don’t miss FUCK. OFF. SANDY @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) from 3-7pm.

Music by: Heliotropes, Zula, Fantasmes & Shark Week 

Presented with Super Crush Studios and hosted by The Lucas Brothers.

21+, $10 (100% door & 10% bar donated to NY Cares.)

RSVP on Facebook 


From 5-7pm, The Diamond (43 Franklin St) is hosting a Chili Cook Off. $12 gets you some fabulous entertainment (after 7) a taste of all chills and one pint of the very rare Hofstetten Hochzeitsbier served from a wooden barrel! 100% door, plus beer special donated to Occupy Sandy Relief Effort.

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Donate to #Sandy Rockaway Relief At Brooklyn Brewery This Weekend

Via @BrooklynBrewery:

“…Accepting donations during all public hours this weekend (11/10-11/12) to be donated to the Rockaway Beach Surf Club. Please bring any and all of the foods listed below and put them on the donation pallets by the door as you enter.

Items to be donated include:

  • Canned (pop top) or boxed soup
  • Peanut butter and Jelly
  • Crackers
  • Juice or milk boxes
  • Tuna Fish
  • Coffee/tea/sugar

And especially for kids:

  • Baby food
  • Formula
  • Baby supplies/wipes/diapers (size 5 especially)
  • Snacks for kids

For those interested in volunteering to help clean up the hardest hit areas, we’ll be providing training sessions to ensure that we send down organized and prepared teams. There are safety and health concerns and we want volunteers to be prepared. The sessions — “Operation Muck Out” provided by World Cares Center* — will take place here at our Tasting Room.

Tuesday, November 13, 7-8pm will be Team Leaders Training for those who want to get pointers on how to prepare and lead a team to help homeowners clean up, and from 8-9pm we’ll provide basic safety information and other practical information to prepare you to aid in clean up. RSVP: Carla at cvilla (AT)

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Rockaways Ride Saturday (11/10) // Plus Bike Deals For Greenpointers

With the ongoing gas shortage and damage and delays to our public transportation system caused by Hurricane Sandy, do your fellow New Yorkers and yourself a favor and bike!

In an effort to encourage biking in Greenpoint, Silk Road Cycles (76 Franklin St) is offering a special to Greenpointers readers with 15% off the purchase of bikes and accessories and 10% off labor for the month of November.

© Affinity Cycles

So get a bike or dust off the beater, get tuned up and hit the road!

Silk Road Cycles will join Affinity Cycles (616 Grand St) for a Rockaways Food Delivery Ride. To join the ride: meet at Affinity Cycles on Saturday (11/10) at 9:30am with “batteries, cleaning supplies and food,” to be delivered to the Rockaways on your bicycle.

Contact Jason: info (at)

Ride safely, Greenpoint!

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