Spring Is in the Air: Outdoor Gardens and Rooftops

Northern Territory in Greenpoint
City views from Northern Territory’s rooftop

I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of spring is being able to finally emerge from the dark and the cold to sit outside in the sun, preferably sipping on a nice saison and surrounded by greenery. I don’t ask for much. Luckily, Greenpoint is chock-full of great places to eat and drink outdoors, either in magical green gardens or on rooftops with stellar views. Here are a few places worth the trip.

Northern Territory
12 Franklin Street
Good for: Gorgeous semi-panoramic rooftop views and large groups.

This Australian-themed bar features an expansive rooftop with its own bar and wooden bench tables that channel something of a summer beach vibe. Gaze across the East River to watch the sunset over the city or to ponder the Empire State Building’s color of the day. Add a Beer & Shot into the mix for $10 during happy hour, grab an Aussie burger, and you’re set.
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Flirt Reynolds, Pole Play, Underground Heroine Showcase, Duo Scorpio– What’s happening, Greenpoint? (4/12–4/18)

SATURDAY 4/15, 930pm! Flirt Reynolds takes over the back room spinning 70s disco/funk, 80s new wave/pop, 90s hip hop and 2000s indie dance music, all on vinyl. Dance till you’re dead! Free champagne for those dressed in throwback attire, until it runs out. @ Humboldt & Jackson (434 Humboldt Street), FREE!

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


* Pole Play Wednesday @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave) 9pm, FREE, Safe space for pole dancers in the NYC community to come out and show their friends and fellow aerialists what they’ve been working on, RSVP
♫ Transit.FM presents Local Service 006 @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 10pm, FREE,Transit.FM returns to take over the Bad Room. Breaks, jungle, and more from some of NYC’s best drum and bass selectors, More info
♫ Hot Chip (DJ Set)/ Mike Simonetti @ Output (74 Wythe Ave) 10pm, $30,Renowned indie/electronica band Hot Chip bring their DJ skills alongside one of Brooklyn’s finest selectors Mike Simonetti, Buy tix Continue reading

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So You Wanna Watch Sunday Football in a Local Bar?

Image from (spoiler alert) Keg & Lantern

Nowadays, Greenpoint has a bewildering number of bars, but many of the best ones aren’t really places to watch a football game. So what makes a great sports bar where you can watch all the Sunday N.F.L action (or Monday night or Thursday night or Saturday College Football)? First, the bar has to have a big screen TV, preferably many TVs, so if you don’t root for the Giants or the Jets you can still catch your team’s game. Second, the bar’s gotta have good cheap beer and preferably some kind of beer and shot specials. Also, who doesn’t watch a football game without getting the munchies? A bar that serves pub grub has to rate higher than one that doesn’t. Finally, you want to watch with a good crowd, not in some mausoleum. With those categories in mind, here is a list of the top ten places to watch an N.F.L game! Continue reading

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Watch the World Cup in Greenpoint at TBD Brooklyn!

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

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Taste of Greenpoint – Brunchtacular at t.b.d. (4/27) – Get Your Tickets Now!

Join us for a Taste of Greenpoint – Brunchtacular, Saturday April 27th 2013 at t.b.d. (224 Franklin St) from noon-3pm. A ticket will get you access to the largest beer garden in Brooklyn, a sampling from Brooklyn’s finest eateries as well as unlimited mimosas. All of this while supporting a local small businesses, and the NYC based nonprofit The Lamp.

Doors open at noon, eat-n-drink until 3pm!

Purchase your tickets HERE!

Sponsored Post Courtesy Of Rally Downtown

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Vibes To Touch

Updated: Start time is now 10pm instead of 8pm – But you can always get there early, have a drink or two and get a good spot to see the talent!

Coming Saturday September 10th, a very longtime and very good friend of mine is co-hosting an open mic and art show at t.b.d. If you would like to perform please contact them at [email protected] to be placed on the list. They are looking for artists who do poetry, spoken word, R&B, Soul, Acoustic, Blues, Jazz, etc.

Get It Done Entertainment & Us First Films would like to welcome you all to “Vibes To Touch“. Our Open Mic and Art Show experience hosted by Son-Ray & Exile Ramirez with special guest hosts Qi Chi + Wiseguy & Gaston.

Art displayed by: HopsArt, Ronin, Tyson Hall, and Michelle Marin.
Featured poet will be: D Realz a.k.a Limones
Featured act will be: Joshua Torrez
DJ Tahliem will be on the 1’s and 2’s keeping the party rocking after the open mic and art show.

Saturday September 10, 2011 – 8pm Updated: 10pm
224 Franklin Street at Green St

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1,000lbs of Meat

Jordan emailed about t.b.d.’s upcoming 1,000lbs of Meat event this weekend. God, doesn’t that just sound awesome? Plus there’s a raffle benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project so you don’t have to feel all that guilty about gorging yourself of free food.


I’m writing to let you know about an event this Saturday in Greenpoint called “1,000lbs of Meat”. Basically, the folks at t.b.d. are going to grill up and give away 1,000lbs of burgers (and veggie burgers), hot dogs, Italian sausages, plus loads of sides & salads. While free food is great, there’s another part of the event that’s closer to my heart. They’ll be having a raffle to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project which is a non-profit dedicated to assisting injured service members. As a wounded warrior myself, I can attest to what a great organization it is.

Jordan Chase

1,000lbs of Meat
Saturday August 27, 2011
t.b.d. Brooklyn
224 Franklin Street at Green St

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Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser

I received an email from Greenpointer Jordan Chase, 1LT (RET) US Army, about a wonderful event he and his brother are throwing this Friday night. Definitely an amazing cause and as good a reason as any to party! Facebook event here.

My brother and I are Greenpoint guys, and also Iraqi veterans. We’re holding a fundraiser On Dec 10 at t.b.d. to support a non-profit that means a lot to us: The Wounded Warrior Project. It’s a group that was very good to me when I was recovering from a head wound that I received in battle. It really is a great cause and should be a lot of fun.

This holiday season, t.b.d. Brooklyn is hosting a night of fun…d-raising to benefit The Wounded Warrior Project that helps our injured veterans adjust to civilian life.

In addition to music, games and prizes, there’ll be a silent auction for really cool items — X box 360 Black Ops with Medal of Honor, The Pacific DVD Box Set, PlayStation 3 Army Controller, and more. And a raffle for gift certificates to local business.

$2 will get you in the door (and give you access to lots of drink specials). $25 donation will get you Wounded Warrior swag. And all the money we raise will go directly to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Friday December 10th, 2010 – 8pm
224 Franklin Street

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NbPac at t.b.d. this Saturday!

I am very excited to announce that North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition will be manning a benefit bake sale at t.b.d. this Saturday during the Great Greenpoint BBQrawl. All proceeds go towards funding the India Street Mural Project whose artists have been chosen and will start muralizing June 1st.
I will be there with lemon tarts, coconut macaroons, chocolate mascarpone brownies, and baked donations from others so come one, come all and satisfy that sweet tooth, that alcoholic tendency, that burger hunger whilst supporting your local community!

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