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Sad News: t.b.d. Bar is Closing this Sunday! (3/4)

TBD Brooklyn's "Greetings From Greenpoint" mural, by Vincent Sacco and Aubrey Roemer
t.b.d. Brooklyn’s iconic “Greetings From Greenpoint” mural and frequent wedding photo backdrop, by artists Vincent Sacco and Aubrey Roemer. Photo via Vincent Sacco

Cue the sad trombone music. Beloved Franklin Street watering hole, t.b.d. (224 Franklin Street) will shutter its doors this Sunday, March 4th. Pour one out for the bar, and of course their epic backyard featuring Greenpoint’s most Instagrammable wall, that—because Greenpointers are trend setters—was painted well before the dawn of Instagram. The bar will have discounted drink prices on wine, beer, and liquor. We’ll see you there for a fond farewell. Doors open at 4 pm.
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13 Places To Drown Your Sorrows: Election Night Specials!

What’s your plan for watching tonight’s live broadcast-American-political-reality show trainwreck? Hopefully it includes drinking. A lot. Here’s some local joints where you can do just that.
Greenpoint Beer & Ale - Election Night 2016
Greenpoint Beer & Ale
(7 N. 15th Street)
Sip some delicious local and house brews, while grubbing on their tasty brewpub fare. Happy hour from 5-7, $5 beers and $10 for a share plate and a beer.
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Lager Legislation, An Airbnb Nightmare, and The King of Greenpoint – The Hook-Up 10/07

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Firefighters responded to calls from multiple people who reported smelling gas near Franklin and Noble Wednesday night. After checking it out, firefighters determined that nothing was wrong.

After a string of recent robberies in Greenpoint, police are looking for four men. Images have been released of two of these men. Stay vigilant and be careful if walking late at night.

Ever wonder where McGuinness Boulevard got its name? It’s because of a man named Peter J. McGuinness, an influential character in the neighborhood’s history who, despite having never graduated high school, helped get such projects as the Meeker Avenue Bridge and McCarren Park Pool completed. Local historian and frequent Greenpointers writer Geoff Cobb has a new book coming out about him called King of Greenpoint, which is getting some attention!

After being forced out of their apartment of 23 years by nefarious landlords and forced to live in shelters and temporary housing for three years, a Greenpoint family has finally returned to their longtime home at 300 Nassau Avenue.

Ever wonder what an Airbnb nightmare looks like? Check out this story, on a Williamsburg family who rented out their duplex only to have $7k in damage occur.

Tired of feeling like your paycheck disappears faster than free pizza at Paulie Gee’s? Well, you may be on to something, according to this study from a real estate data company, which calls Brooklyn the most “unaffordable place to live in America”.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that North Brooklyn Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol originally introduced providing tax credits for brewers in New York City. Greenpoint Beer and Ale, Keg & Lantern, and Brooklyn Brewery all got shout outs from Lentol in the press release!

Greening Greenpoint hosted the Greenpoint Community Tree Summit on Monday at the McCarren Park Play Center.

The 94th Precinct hosted their monthly Community Council meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

t.b.d. (224 Franklin St.) hosted a fundraising event on Wednesday in support of Hillary Clinton.

Town Square is hosting Go Green Day, a volunteer afternoon on Friday, October 7 from 2-5pm in McCarren Park.

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Where to Drink Outdoors During This Two Day Heat Wave

Lobster Joint Backyard
Lobster Joint’s beer garden (courtesy their Facebook page)

Greenpoint (and pretty much all of NYC) will be experiencing record breaking temps of almost 70 degrees over the next two days. It’s March, people. Are you ready to strip off those coats? Here are some of our favorite outdoor spots in Greenpoint where you can soak up some of that good ol’ Vitamin E.

Lobster Joint – 1073 Manhattan Ave.
Open from noon every day, they’ve got a lovely New Englandy open air beer garden in the back of their seafood restaurant. Grub on a lobster roll and chill out with a beer.

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The 2015 Greenpoint Happy Hour Guide – 30 Places to Drink on the Cheap (and Cheerful)

Happy_Hour_greenpoint_rosie_de_belgeonneThere are few pleasures in life greater than rounding off the working day with a well- earned beverage at your favorite bar. And when that beverage costs next to nothing, the pleasure is even greater, which is why happy hour is pretty much always the best time of day.

We’ve rounded up a list of practically every happy hour in Greenpoint for you to work through at your leisure. From $2.50 wine at Boulevard Tavern to ‘bottomless champagne’ at Le Gamin, we reckon we’ve got everyone covered!

Key to happiness:
☺ – Extra Happy Value
★ – Food Deals
♥ – Editor’s Picks

Achilles Heel
180 West Street (At Green St.)
Weekdays 4pm-7pm
– $5 drafts
– $8 glass of wine
– $9 cocktail (seasonal classics)
– $12 for 6 oysters

★♥ Alameda
195 Franklin Street (at Green St.)
Weekdays & Sundays 5pm-7pm
– $5 prosecco/cortada margarita/draught beer
– $7 tequila shot and 1/2 pint of beer
– $11 Boquerone & tomato toast with a vermouth & club soda
– $12 Burger and 1/2 pint of beer

 Adelina’s
159 Greenpoint Avenue (between Leonard St. and Manhattan Ave.)
Weekdays 5pm-7pm
– $5 craft beer pints
– $8 quartinos of organic sangiovese, pinot grigio & prosecco
– Glass of organic sangiovese, pinot grigio or prosecco with olive bowl: $9
– Glass of organic sangiovese, pinot grigio or prosecco with cheese plate: $17
– Craft beer pint & “The Original” pizza fritta: $15

Beloved 
674 Manhattan Avenue (between Norman Ave. and Nassau Ave.)
Daily 5pm-8pm
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Rebel Alliance Saturday at TBD (9/20)

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On Saturday, September 20, the Rebel Alliance – and their friends and foes – will converge for a night of fun and debauchery at t.b.d. brooklyn (224 Franklin St). The huge lounge will be kitted out in Star Wars theme, including a full-sized Han Solo carbonite (see video), Salacious Crumb figure, Sith and Jedi light sabers, Mandalorian warrior probe and more. Original Star Wars artwork will be featured on the walls. Continue reading

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WORLD CUP ACTION AT T.B.D. BROOKLYN (+ Drink Deals!)

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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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Brunching for a Cause: Brunchtacular!

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In Brooklyn, when we brunch we brunch HARD.  But, to brunch AND be philanthropic all at the same time?  Last Saturday Rally Downtown hosted Brunchtacular:  the mother of all brunches, in which a portion of the proceeds benefit The Lamp and Greenpoint Reformed Church Food Pantry.

The event was hosted at T.B.D., the largest beer garden in Greenpoint, featuring local restaurants:  AnellaAction BurgerCafecito BogotaOvenlyThe Bagel StoreMabels SmokehouseSelamat Pagi, and Brooklyn Label.    And get this: it was a three-hour, all-you-can-eat brunch, with bottomless mimosas.

Ovenly's Apricot Thyme Scone-wich © Josh Webb
Selamat Pagi's Beef Rendang © Josh Webb

In the midst of the brunch-madness, I was able to be chat with founder, Tom Gray and grab the inside scoop on Brunchtacular:

Greenpointers:  What was the impetus of “Brunchtacular” ?

Tom:  We thought it was a unique way to highlight local businesses, while supporting some great nonprofits organizations that serve Greenpoint and the rest of Brooklyn. 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!

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