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There is a Pop-up Pencil Museum Devoted to Eberhard Faber Pencils on Staten Island!

The Pencil Museum, via NYC Parks

Greenpoint’s beloved Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory is a landmark, coworking space, and home to us, your trusty Greenpointers staff. But, the Faber family itself called the north shore of Staten Island home. They lived on the land that is now Faber Pool and Park.

Right now, in that park, there is a pop-up “Pencil Museum” honoring the history of pencils, manufacturing, and the Faber family, in New York City.  Continue reading

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40 Years of Service Means PSFCU Offers Great Benefits for its Members

Polish-Slavic-Union_40th-Anniversary-Blue_Logo_500With over 43,000 surcharge-free ATM’s in our network, competitive checking accounts, and a large offer of credit cards and personal loans, Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union (PSFCU) has been serving its community for 40 years in three states: New York, New Jersey and Illinois. In addition to sixteen branches, PSFCU also offers mortgage loans for properties in Florida and Pennsylvania. With over 1.7 billion dollars in assets, PSFCU is currently the largest ethnic credit union in the United States.

PSFCU provides its Members with free 24/7 Online and Mobile Banking access to their accounts and loans. Continue reading

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Protests for #ericgarner #blacklivesmatter Today (12/4)

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We have some big issues in NYC to think about after the failure to indict the police offer who killed Eric Garner.

Lighting the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is a celebration of our city and there was nothing to celebrate yesterday.When I posted about the protests there on Facebook last night, someone commented, “What does this have to do with Greenpoint?” Eric Garner is a New Yorker. And NYC police officers patrol 11222. Enough said.

If you feel so inclined to demonstrate, our favorite local activist Emily Gallagher sent us these tips:

BE ON TIME & FOLLOW HASHTAGS

PROTESTS TODAY DEC. 4th Continue reading

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DONATE TODAY AT UNION POOL FOR STATEN ISLAND RELIEF UNTIL 6PM

Union Pool (484 Union Ave) is having a Hurricane Relief Drive For Staten Island Today Sunday 11/4 from 1-6pm:

* Just updated: need baby food & formula, first aid supplies and personal hygiene items (TAMPONS!)

Focus on: Moving items (boxes, tape) and cleaning supplies (garbage bags, mops, sponges)

Don’t raid your closets! If you do bring clothing, bring new clothing, like socks and underwear. No one needs your sun dresses.

Accepting the following:

  • socks (NEW)
  • underwear (NEW)
  • baby food
  • diapers
  • baby wipes
  • work gloves
  • contractor strength garbage bags
  • bubble wrap
  • flashlights
  • batteries
  • brooms
  • rakes
  • shovels
  • towels
  • sanitizer
  • pillows
  • blankets
  • pet food
  • non perishable food items
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