If you’re wondering why a bunch of parents and kids are strutting down Grand Street today (4/29), the Williamsburg Sports League is kicking off the summer baseball season with their fourth annual parade. Players, coaches, parents, and local neighbors will participate in the parade, flaunting their team spirit to the max. The parade will start at 9am at the Grand Street Campus(850 Grand Street @ Bushwick) and will end at Lindsay Park (Montrose & Lorimer) with a special First Pitch. Check out the parade’s Facebook event for more info.
The New York City Marathon—one of the most famous events in the world of sports—will pass through Greenpoint on Sunday, November 6th and you can witness all the action and drama for free just by stepping out onto our local streets. Continue reading
It’s late October and all the baseball fans will be glued to the World Series. Homer Murray and other Cubs fans will go nuts if the Cubs finally win the world Series, but even many of the most passionate Greenpoint baseball fans are aware that a local team, the Eckford Club was the best team in America before the organization of professional baseball.
Organized in 1855, the Eckford Club won the national championship in 1862 and 1863 in the days when baseball was still an amateur sport. The players were shipwrights who worked in the shipyard of Eckford Webb, at the foot of Milton Street. Although they had little time to practice on account of the sixty-hour weeks they worked, the Eckford players succeeded nevertheless because shipbuilding made them incredibly fit and strong. Continue reading
After making it all the way to the World Series last year, the New York Mets have a shot at playoff baseball for the second season in a row. They face off against the San Francisco Giants in the National League wild card game at Citi Field at 8:09pm tonight. This is do-or-die time for the Mets, as the loser of this game will hang up their cleats until next season and the winner will advance to the NLDS vs. the Chicago Cubs. It’s a home game, Mets ace Noah Syndergaard is on the mound, and the forecast calls for perfect baseball weather this evening. Now, all we can do is raise a cold glass of beer to the Amazins and hope for the best tonight. In order to help you do that, we thought we’d put together a little list of some of the best Mets/baseball hot spots around (or close to) Greenpoint!
Although Poland suffered a heartbreaking loss to Portugal yesterday in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Euro Cup, Polish pride was on full display around Greenpoint. Several soccer-friendly neighborhood bars were packed to capacity with red-and-white clad Poland fans, many of whom could be heard shouting passionately in Polish at every missed scoring opportunity.
Poland took the lead early with a goal from Robert Lewandowski, but were unable to strike again for the rest of regulation. Portugal tied it up with a goal from the 18-year-old phenom Renato Sanches, and with a 1-1 tie at the end of 90 minutes, the game went into overtime. Still, no one scored, so the match was decided by a shoot-out, which Portugal won 5-3. Continue reading
Ughhhh, is it iced coffee weather yet? It’s no secret that we New Yorkers aren’t blessed with a great climate. Winter = grey snow piles for days. Spring = rain, like we’ve had all week. Summer = sweat, gross smells, and sometimes you can fry an egg on the sidewalk. So what are outdoor sport-loving folks to do when NYC weather is THE WORST? Hit up The Pitch, NYC’s only indoor soccer-focused space, which just opened a few months ago in Williamsburg. Continue reading
How will Team USA fare in the imposing ‘group of death’? Will favorites Germany or Spain take home the title? Or will Brazil win a record sixth World Cup title on its own soil? It all begins this Thursday June 12th at 4pm.
If you can’t make it to Brazil to find out then t.b.d. (224 Franklin St) is your best bet for watching all the World Cup madness. Soccer’s premiere international competition is just two days away and t.b.d. is your spot for every bit of world-class play. Plus they have some sweet drink deals! Continue reading
Sure you are proud of your kid and enjoy sunshine in the bleachers while chowing down on a hot dog, but sometimes magic happens when adults participate in kid’s sporting events, as the video below proves.
The Greenpoint Little League will be holding registrations for boys and girls ages 4 to 12 this Saturday, March 8th – 3 to 6pm and Sunday, March 9th – 3 to 5pm at The Cage (62-40 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village) Continue reading
Doing an image search for “ice dancing” or “figure skating” makes me realize what honey badgers these people are. I won’t even mention the obvious. Sure they defy gravity and death with their moves, but those outfits make me wonder whether they would actually eat a cobra, fall asleep from the venom, then wake up and continue eating. They clearly don’t give a fuck.
Alls I am saying Greenpoint, is when you practice your camel spin you better be wearing some sequins…
And now you don’t need to go all the way to wherever there is an ice skating rink outside of Brooklyn because McCarren Park Rink opens today!
It will will be open through January, seven days per week from 11am-10pm. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors/student and $4 for kids. Skate rentals are $5
Ice dance or die.
What you need to know:
Super Bowl XLVII (#47) is taking place on Sunday February 3rd, 2013 in New Orleans. Kick-off is 6:30pm and the competing team are the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. Beyonce is headlining the halftime show. (I had to google this all.)
Who are you rooting for? And more importantly where will you be funneling beers and enjoying nachos and wings? A local dive? A house party?
Below are some of the best places to watch the annual man and cheese fest:
For those of you who hate sports, look out for tomorrow’s post: Best Bars To NOT Watch The Super Bowl In Greenpoint.
Best Bars To Watch The Superbowl In Greenpoint
• The Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave)
You heard correctly, Roberta’s is throwing a superbowl party at The Warsaw and you can rent private rooms and skyboxes! Not to mention nachos and pierogis and wings and towers of beer. This will be more epic than Beyonce’s halftime show performance.
• Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave)
Erik is bringing his TV from home. Classy.
• The Palace (206 Nassau Ave)
If you’ve never been to this Greenpoint institution, now is your chance in all its local sports bar glory.
• Black Rabbit (91 Greenpoint Ave)
Because it’s classy on the big screen. Nerd Bowl (begins 6pm) will have “$5 Black Rabbit Lager, Board Games, Places To Sit & $5 Frito Pie”
• Turkey’s Nest Tavern (94 Bedford Ave)
Technically not in Greenpoint, but one of the best sport’s bars in Brooklyn. Because they serve beer out of styrofoam cups and you can see a TV from every angle, even if you’re upside down.
• Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker Ave)
I have one thing to say: tater tots.
• Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave)
Nice TVs, good beer, great bartenders, extensive bar menu, including the panelle special! (that’s a fried chick pea fritter sandwich with red sauce.) Plus $0.50 wings & $3 PBRs all night.
• Lulu’s (113 Franklin St)
Free pizza and watch the big screen from the second level.
• Greenpoint Heights (278 Nassau)
If you live all the way on this side of McGuinness, not sure why you would need to watch the Super Bowl anywhere else.
Red Star Bar (37 Greenpoint)
Who can forget Red Star? Not Mike (below). Plus they have the best wings in town!