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Happy Friday, Greenpoint! This week,
in an effort to find the best vegan pizza in the city, AM New York landed in Greenpoint, at Screamers.
Councilman Antonio Reynoso, who represents Williamsburg, and parts of Bushwick, has endorsed Cynthia Nixon for Governor of New York.
And, according to Patch, all of
North Brooklyn’s new construction may be running a wet and wild risk, since North Brooklyn’s coastline is prone to flooding. The Newest Green space on Newtown Creek. Phase two of Hunter’s Point South Park
Happy Friday, Greenpoint! If the news is any indication, it’s time to eat out. Food writing is all over Greenpoint this week:
, Greenpoint’s newest (and only) Tropical Japanese Speakeasy. There’s enthusiastic praise for The Hidden Pearl The entire staff of Bon Appetit is eating exclusively at Di an Di these days
which recently opened in the Park Luncheonette space. Frankle’s Duo is scoring points for their new retro outfit, Bernie’s
But, if you’re more into grass than grass-fed, then Long Island City is the place for you.
, and the Architect’s Newspaper says the 11 acres of riverside park land, “brings a fresh breath of air to the formerly inaccessible, industrialized site and showcases expansive views of the East River alongside Newtown Creek.” The second phase of Hunters Point South Park opened last Wednesday
Get Benjamin Braddock on the phone: the lead story in today’s hook-up is all about plastics.
In a 55 million dollar deal, All Year Management has purchased the 335,000 sqft lot that includes 22-36 Clay St., 280 Franklin St. and 49-93 Dupont St. The site, The former NuHart Plastics site has been snapped up by a developer. home to an ill-begotten halloween rave in 2015, is so contaminated that it’s considered a superfund site, but All Year Management still plans to build a residential complex with at least two buildings. Continue reading
Good morning, Greenpoint! It’s Friday, and time for the Hook-up. Sometimes, I think we should just rename this column “Another Week, the Same MTA,” since it seems that most of the things that get a line here are subway-related. That’s true as ever this week. Punch, Pepper-Spray, Hardware and High School are all, in their myriad and sundry ways, subway stories. So, step in, stand clear of the closing doors.
Continue reading Category: News, The Hook-Up Tags: Bergen Street, Crime, F train, G Train, Greenpoint, greenpointers, L-pocalypse, Lorimer Street, mta, Subway, the hook-up Greenpoint is on Track this week! via wired
It’s gorgeous out, Greenpoint! And that’s not the only reason to celebrate. This week started out with some sweet news.
. The hero, Edlin Cruz, caught up with the dog at Graham Avenue. On Monday, an MTA subway track inspector rescued that had wandered into the L tunnel
In other L-train news,
Wired took a look at “The Dreamers of the L-Train Shutdown,” noting how the impending L-pocalypse has really spurred some quixotic creativity in New York, inspiring such proposals as gondolas, pontoon bridges, and inflatable bridges.
Meanwhile, the Village Voice asked,
“Is the Rest of the Subway Ready for the L-Train Shutdown?” focusing on the impact that service changes will have on our beloved G train. For example, “No station illustrates the scale of the challenge, or raises questions about whether the MTA is doing enough to mitigate the impact of its own planned work, better than Court Square in Long Island City, where internal MTA documents warn that corridors could be “crush-loaded” once erstwhile L riders crowd onto the G.” Get ready for the crush, Greenpoint. Continue reading One of the paintings stolen from the Crozier Fine Arts Warehouse in Williamsburg via Brooklyn Paper
Happy Friday, Greenpoint, and welcome to the Da Vinci Code.
, and the NYPD has made an appeal for information from the public. The thief broke into the Crozier Fine Arts Warehouse in Williamsburg, and made off 6 Hudson River School landscape paintings worth a combined 1.7 million dollars. There’s been an art heist on Bayard Street
Speaking of the River, this week,
local community advocacy groups Riverkeeper, Newtown Creek Alliance, Guardians of Flushing Bay and Perkins+Will teamed up to launch their Vision Plan for Newtown Creek and Flushing Waterways.
Newtown Creek Alliance is also part of a coalition of nearly 200 environmental groups that staged a rally this week to
pressure Gov. Cuomo to ban single-use plastic shopping bags in New York State. Continue reading Category: News, The Hook-Up Tags: art, Art Heist, Crime, Crozier Fine Arts Warehouse, cuomo, Newtown Creek Alliance, nypd, Plastic Bags, Real Estate, riverkeeper, the hook-up Newtown Creek: The Art of Toxic Tides via Slug Magazine
The mighty waters of Newtown Creek will be in fine form this weekend, as lovebirds and sewage nerds turn out for
Saturday’s tours of The Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, but this week, they’ve taken the spotlight as far away as Utah.
While Utah might have the Great Salt Lake, but
artist Kelly Larsen found his muse in Greenpoint, affixing a 9-foot canvas to the wall of the creek to record the ebb and flow of toxic tides. Continue reading Rev Yolanda Rocks the Pulpit at the Park Church Co-op. Via Brooklyn Paper
This week, New Yorkers have been making their voices heard underground, underwater and in church.
On Sunday, Rev. Yolanda, a Drag Queen who leads an inter-faith congregation in Bay Ridge, brought
Drag Queen Story Hour to the Park Church Co-op (129 Russell Street) to help children master the art of kindness and encourage them to embrace diversity. Continue reading The Pinball Wizards of Williamsburg. Via Brooklyn Daily
In the contentious world of elite New York pinball, there can be only one champion. This year, it was a North Brooklyn contest:
The Terrorwrists took the title. Greenpoint’s Paragons of Pinball duked it out in the final round against Williamsburg’s Terrorwrists at Sunshine Laundromat (860 Manhattan Avenue).
Pinball is a fast-paced, high stakes enterprise. New York’s urban planning and infrastructural changes are much slower beasts. And so: the Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX), also known as the gentrification express. This is The Streetcar Not Everyone Desires. With more and more funding necessary, but less and less actual money secured for the project, the
BQX is stalled behind schedule, and seems, for now, to be more of a pipe-dream than a real possibility.
Speaking of transportation going off the rails,
As of yet, there is no information on the condition, whereabouts or identity of the driver. an unoccupied car was found partially submerged in Newtown Creek this morning. First Rendering of the forthcoming tower at 18 India Street
As we brave a blizzard, and begin to close out the opening week of 2018, the news itself was full of openings and closings.
While we reported earlier this week on
the uncertain future of Bar Matchless, which will stay open until it is forced to shut its doors, Baoburg (614 Manhattan Avenue) a celebrated Asian Fusion staple by McCarren Park, temporarily closed over the holiday, following a health inspection, then reopened with an A rating.
Pretty Southern, Sam Talbot’s fried chicken joint at 14 Bedford Avenue, closed on October 30th, with plans to reopen mid-November. They never made it.
Eater reports that the building’s landlord confirmed Talbot is no longer renting the space.
From closing to opening: the ever-increasing flow of new real estate development in Greenpoint.
YIMBY has the first renderings for a new 6 story Condo at 68 North Henry Street along the BQE. Continue reading