The Habitat

Worlds Fair Nano, Pizza Night, Kweendom, Two Door Cinema Club, Björk — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (9/13–9/19)

 

TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint 2017 is back in its 8th year for another block-party-style event in East River State Park (90 Kent Ave), featuring tastes from over 40 of the neighborhood’s best spots, live music, demonstrations and much, much more! Greenpointers get 40% off tickets!

WEDNESDAY 9/13 
♫ Wilder Maker // Big Search // Jesse Harris
@ Rough Trade (64 N 9th St), 7pm, $10, Wilder Maker’s songs keenly observe landscapes of desire and abandon, filled with colorful characters and street revelations, Buy tix
♦ MAG Exhibition Opening Reception @ C’mon Everybody (325 Franklin Ave), 7pm, FREE, Molly Goldfarb’s is filling C’mon Everybody’s renovated gallery space for a solo show full of brand new works, More info
♫ NE-HI, Honduras, Gymshorts @ Alphaville (140 Wilson Ave), 8pm, $10, Buy tix

THURSDAY 9/14
^ Ben Blum presents Ranger Games with Matt Gallagher @ WORD (126 Franklin St), 7pm, FREE, In his final hours of leave, Alex Blum, with two fellow soldiers and two strangers, drove to a local bank in Tacoma, and committed armed robbery, More info
# Pizza Night @ Archestratus Books + Food (160 Huron St), 7pm, $19, Pick your toppings to create the personal pizza of your dreams! We have gluten-free crusts, too!, More info
♫ The Meadows Official Afterparty ft. Big Wild @ Schimanski (54 N 11th St), 8pm, $22, Buy tix
* Pop-up Ironing @ Brooklyn Safehouse (120 Franklin St), 9pm, FREE, Jeremy Hook is setting up a ironing board and wants to help you fix your rumpled duds.
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We Tried Practically Every Wing in Greenpoint During The Greenpoint Wing Rundown


As tends to be the case too often these days, our great neighborhood is heading toward the loss of another well-loved establishment. A victim of the rising tides of unreasonable rent, The Habitat will be closing its doors this September after almost ten years at 988 Manhattan Avenue. This cozy bar in the northern part of Greenpoint is home to a fabulous beer list, great brunch specials, and an awesome late night menu.

While all of that will be missed, there is a hole that it is leaving that many fear cannot be filled. The Habitat has on their menu “The Best Wings in Brooklyn,” and we have all been lucky enough to have them right here within our reach. With their departure in just over a month’s time, where will the hungry wing fanatics go to get their saucy fix?

Well, while the true classic might never really be topped, we rounded up seven other contenders that will do their best to warm your heart like The Best Wings in Brooklyn once did. Continue reading

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Greenpoint is Grieving Over The Habitat’s Closing

Our sanctuary in the storm, our pretend ski lodge, our light in the dark is being snuffed out  image: Habitat/Instagram

The news came in June and some of us are still reeling from it. After nine-and-a-half years at 988 Manhattan Avenue, The Habitat will be closing its doors forever on Saturday, September 16th. The owners tried to negotiate a new lease with reasonable market rates, but they couldn’t come to an agreement with the landlords. Ever since I first stepped foot inside during an epic 2008 pub crawl, Habitat has always held a special place in my heart. The trivia night involving real buzzers and graphics, art shows including one involving my first true love (ice cream), afternoon happy hour, their always fantastic tap list, and of course, the food. Delicious, unpretentious, and affordable, as good bar food should be. To me, Habitat and Mark Bar (RIP) balanced each other out on what was the quieter side of Manhattan Avenue. Alas, all good things must come to an end. Continue reading

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Ambient Church, Burlesque Fest, The Saffron Tales – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (9/28–10/04)

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^ Polish Impact: Ha!wangarda Festlab @ Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave) 6:30pm, FREE,  Zenon Fajfer’s poetic performance in Polish, with selected poems in Katarzyna Bazarnik’s translations into English, More info
# The Saffron Tales @ Archestratus Books (160 Huron St) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of Yasmin Khan’s new cookbook with an evening of conversation and Persian food, RSVP

14257667_1162669420474055_8723062131598551103_oTHURSDAY 9/29
♫ Laguinitas Presents @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, With Self Defense Family / Free/ Pawns, RSVP
# Indian Summer Dinner Party 
@ The Heatonist (121 Wythe Ave) 7pm, $85, bigLITTLE presents a four-course dinner featuring Heatonist hot sauces paired with craft beer and cocktails, Buy tix
♫ Birds @ The Gutter (200 North 14th St) 8pm, FREE, With Sic Tic / Holly Overton, RSVP 

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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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Soulsa Jams, Berning Down the House, Rise & Fall – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (1/27–2/02)

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Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 7.38.40 PMWEDNESDAY 1/27
* Look at Yourself, Man @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $6.27, A selfie workshop for dudes, presented by TEDxxx, Buy tix
☺ Comedy Night @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 9pm, FREE, Featuring hosts John Mahone and Alan Yaspan, More info

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.52.20 AM THURSDAY 1/28
* Asylos Traverses
@ Humboldt & Jackson (434 Humboldt St) 7:30pm, $10, A staged reading with movement, choreography, lip synching, dinosaur bones, and drinks, RSVP
♫ Berning Down the House @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 8pm, $10, A fundraiser for Bernie Sanders featuring an array of artists, musicians, DJs, and advocates, RSVP
♫ Do You Like Disco 1-Year Anniversary @ The Metropolitan (559 Lorimer St) 10pm, FREE, With SPRKLBB / Yam Bataller / Nita Aviance /  David Sokolowski, RSVP

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Witchy Brand Gypsy Warrior Takes On Greenpoint

 

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We know Greenpoint is beautiful. It’s rough, polished, complicated, uneven, ugly, and pretty all the same. It’s not surprise that the magical boutique and brand, Gypsy Warrior, thought the same. The store for darklings took on Greenpoint and Williamsburg for it’s perfectly sweet, sassy, dark witch vibes.
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Bushwick Open Studios: Spotlight on John F. Moore, Jr.

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Perhaps you’ve met one of the awesome bartenders, John F. Moore, Jr, from The Habitat. If you haven’t, then I just feel bad for you. Besides bartending and being an engaging part of the neighborhood, John is a vibrant artist. His paintings are being featured at the Cobra Club starting this Friday for Bushwick Open Studios.
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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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The Greenpoint Get-Down, Lethal Lottery, Love Sundays – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/21–1/27)

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WEDNESDAY 1/21
# Wine & Cheese Tasting @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 5pm, $18, A tasting pairing four organic tap wines with four specialty cheeses from Eastern District, RSVP 
☺ Literati @ Molasses Books (770 Hart St) 8pm, FREE, A night of selected readings from the greatest American novels never written, RSVP
♫ The Greenpoint Get-Down @ No 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, DJ Patrick A. Reed will spin classic hip-hop, heavy soul, deep funk, ska, rocksteady, and more, More info Continue reading

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