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It’s High Time for Marijuana Extract Coffees in North Brooklyn

If you’re thinking about elevating your daily cup of joe, you might want to look into CBD oil. It’s a way to enhance your coffee and it might just relax you in the process.

So, what exactly is CBD oil? Cannabidiol is extracted from marijuana plants, but no, it won’t get you high. FYI: THC is the chemical in cannabis that gets you blazed and there’s less than 0.3% of it in CBD oil. Once the CBD is extracted, it’s blended with another oil. Benefits of CBD oil can include anxiety and stress relief, anti-seizure treatment, pain relief, and more. Also, CBD is legal right now in New York, so you can find small bottles of the stuff in varying strengths at local boutiques, wellness spots and of course, vape shops.

If you want to reap the benefits of CBD oil without buying a whole bottle, there’s quite a few local spots in Greenpoint that offer CBD-infused coffee and lattes. Check out the list below and some of our taste test thoughts and reactions.

1. Vittles, 94 Franklin Street

This Franklin Street coffee joint is selling Greenpoint’s first CBD infused coffee via the brand Flower Power. It’s a smooth java that is best savored black. One cup runs $6.

2. The End, 522 Metropolitan Avenue

The End is a cafe inspired by all things Montauk. So in other words, going with the flow and keeping it easy. The cafe stocks CBD oil for purchase and also crafts a bangin’ CBD latte as well.

3. Antidote Apothecary and Tea Bar, 200 Franklin Street

Antidote whips up dairy-free herbal lattes, with a CBD-based drink coming soon. However, you can scoop up CBD-infused coffee beans at the shop right now. Then you can whip up some good vibes at home anytime.

4. Grass Roots Juicery, 336a Graham Avenue

At this ultra fresh juicery, you can add CBD to any smoothie, coffee (such as their Golden Milk Latte), and CBD small bites with cacao, pecans, and coconut.

5. Swallow Cafe, 205 North 9th Street

Swallow is another coffee shop joining the CBD scene. And, they have a cannabis latte that will wet your whistle.

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Q – “Why Do You Love Living In Greenpoint?” A – “Polish Girls” Interview with Time Travelers

© Alex Strada

Time Travelers are a four piece band based in Greenpoint made up of Edward Sturtevant on lead vocals and guitar, Andrew Wilcox on bass and backing vocals, Alex Koster on lead guitar, and Ben Latham on drums. The four all met at Bates College in Maine and then came to Brooklyn after finishing school.

I had met Edward a few times at shows around the city and was glad to have a chance to talk with him and bandmate Andrew. These guys are clearly very passionate about music and have a refreshing view about taking their time, honing their craft, and being true to themselves, which runs contrary to the general perception of our society rewarding the sensational and instantly gratifying. Continue reading

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Nuit Blanche to Open Autumn Bowl Saturday 10/6

Everyone has been asking – what about the light show this year? Well it’s happening this year, sort of. Instead of a one day spectacle, Nuit Blanche New York (NBNY) will present a month-long series of art installations and performances in a former rope factory at 67 West St in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

“Named after its past incarnation as a speakeasy skate park, The Autumn Bowl series will illuminate a cavernous industrial space and highlight the building’s potential as a hub of creative activity. The series will primarily feature artists working with light, sound, and projection and offer a range of events in conjunction with co-presenting cultural organizations within a 360-degree video projection and sound environment.”

The Autumn Bowl will open with performances by the musicians of OneBeat, a cultural exchange between artists from 21 countries currently touring the US, paired with video environments designed by the New York-based video label, Cartune Xprez. OneBeat at The Autumn Bowl will also feature collaborating artists Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Blitz the Ambassador, Jolie Holland, and Sam Hillmer.

OneBeat at The Autumn Bowl
Saturday October 6, 8PM
67 West Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn 11222
www.theautumnbowl.com

Tickets are $12 for the show and $40 for a premiere ticket that includes an After Party at The End.

Other collaborations at the Autumn Bowl in October will include performances organized by Montgomery Knott of Brooklyn’s beloved Monkeytown, a critical Halloween party for The Storefront for Art and Architecture, and an evening of live music curated by musician Andrew W.K. Other events and participants will be released as confirmed, visit www.theautumnbowl.com for updates.

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Weekend Recap (9/23-9/25)

Fowler Arts One Year Show © Greenpointers

It was a busy weekend in Greenpoint. The Fowler Arts One Year show was a great start on Friday night. The artwork was impressive for a mixed group show, which doesn’t surprise me because of the many talented artists who have studios there. Plus the raffle extravaganza, with over 20 prizes generously donated from local shops and restaurants made the night a lot of fun! I can’t wait to blow my $2o Word gift certificate!

Kent St Block Party © Greenpointers

These lovely ladies were holding down the Kent St block party on Saturday, which was stoop sale and kids running in street like lunatics central.

Project Collective When Ends Meet © Greenpointers

 

 

 

 

On Saturday night Project Collective had an art and music bash to raise funds for the Brooklyn High School of the Arts. Any party on a perfect evening at The End is amazing because the killer views from the roof deck are spectacular.

Old Fashioned & Pulled Pork Sandwich

I usually don’t like to rush the weekends but I couldn’t wait for Sunday when The Richardson had its Templeton Rye event. For $6 you got a Rye Cocktail plus a Pulled Pork Sammie from Edan Farms prepared by Tom from The Meat Hook. While I was shoving my second sandwich in my mouth (that’s 2 cocktails and 2 sandwiches for $12!), Tom, the pulled pork genius, explained that he braised smoked pork butts overnight with bacon. I call this sandwich divine perfection. It was the best pork sandwich I have ever had and I eat pulled pork any chance I get. MORE PLEASE! Peter, one of our Greenpointers writers, was the champion after eating a whopping three! Go Peter!!!

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