It’s tremendously important to keep DIY venues like Shea Stadium open, which recently abruptly closed — it keeps the Brooklyn music scene, and the New York music scene alive and relevant. Please back their Kickstarter (which already has reached $82k of its $50k ask) if you want our neighborhood to keep its cool!
Not that the L train shutdown sucks any less, but now officials say that they’ll close the line (from Bedford to 8th Ave.) for three months less than earlier projected.
The best kind of partying involves a #safespace, but last week a man was fatally shot in the face at a Bushwick club.
Trending now: Williamsburg housing prices are going down down down.
A young woman was fatally injured in a crash on the Williamsburg bridge last week.
In case you missed it, an illustrated image of Putin/Trump embracing was projected onto a building on North 6th Street this week.
Police are investigating after an apartment building with mostly Hasidic residents in Williamsburg was vandalized with swastika graffiti.
Applications for affordable housing ($596 for a studio!) at the Domino Sugar Factory reached a whopping 87k—only 104 are available, with half designated to go to residents of CB1.
Will makeup giant Sephora be coming to Williamsburg? It’d probably look right at home next to the Apple Store, Levis Store and Whole Foods.
Following two pedestrian deaths, neighbors are speaking up about making Grand Street a safer place to walk.
A protest at Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct this week made headlines following Captain Peter Rose’s statements to the press about rape cases. The protest happened despite his formal apology via Twitter. The National Organization For Women has requested a meeting with the police commissioner to discuss sytem-wide reforms.
There’s a new development going up next to Transmitter Park, and local residents are not excited about the building’s lobby overlooking the park. Residents voiced their dissent at a Community Board meeting this week about the zoning amendment which would allow the proposed construction to take place. The issue now goes up before the City Planning Commission and then to City Hall.
The renovated Kosciuszko Bridge might actually open sooner than originally planned. The project, which started in late 2014, has been regularly clogging up neighborhood traffic leading onto the BQE. A Department of Transportation spokeswoman says that the “main span will be completed and all traffic in both directions will be shifted onto it in early spring.” Hallelujah! Continue reading
Step inside the futuristic, BMW-0wned co-working space A/D/O that is slated to open in Jan. 2017. The 23,000 square-foot facility will have a Scandinavian-style restaurant, retail space and a public seating area; a membership will cost you $600/month.
The Bowery Presents newest venue is Brooklyn Steel, a 1,800 person capacity general admission concert venue near the intersection of Frost St, and Debevoise Ave., is set to open early next year with performances by the Pixies and PJ Harvey, amongst others.
After one year of serving healthy Mediterranean inspired dishes on Franklin St., Cassette (113 Franklin Street) will close for business and will be available to rent for private functions, Eater reports.
The NYC-based band Thirdstory teamed up with hip-hop artist Push T on”G Train.” Checkout the video via Fader which features shots of the Greenpoint Ave. station along with heartfelt crooning on your favorite train.
Manhattan Ave’s Cafecito Bogota (1015 Manhattan Ave.) will host a Love Trump’s Hate gathering on Saturday to help you decompress from the presidential election and the disheartening events that have proliferated since. Co-owner Fernrando Verelo tells DNAinfo he “wants to stay visible and for his restaurant to be a welcoming spot for neighbors of all backgrounds.” Continue reading
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.
Participatory budgeting meetings have been happening all week, and there’s more to come. You can submit your ideas here or attend a meeting in person (click here for a schedule). Get a piece of that $1.5 mil!
In light of several assaults that allegedly occurred near McGolrick park recently, a community meeting was held Thursday night at the Park Church Co-Op (129 Russell St.) Concerned citizens asked questions of several attending officers of the 94th Precinct and then brainstormed ways to make the community safer. Greenpointers attended the meeting and we will have an update coming soon!
The Hook Up: Ilana Glazer Lookalikes, G Train Conductors Are Awesome, and A Spelling Bee’s Swan Song
G train conductors are super nice, you guys, and they love us all.
Get spellbound! The Williamsburg Spelling Bee is dictating its final letter on April 4th after a twelve year run.
Don’t worry, the historic Greenpoint Savings Bank building isn’t going away anytime soon, but the office annex behind it may become new apartments.
There’s a secret sticker art museum in Bushwick, and they’re having an art opening tonight.
It’s Easter this weekend, seemingly one of Greenpoint’s favorite holidays (if you gauge affection by the number of houses that are fully decked out with an explosion of Easter decor). So of course there’s an Easter Egg Hunt in McGolrick Park.
This bone collector lives just around the corner, as does his creepy collection of deformed cats. He also has a preserved monkey, a 2,000 year old mummy head, and an a “two-bodied pig”, which he “pickled” himself. Still have your appetite?
WTF is Quooklyn? One New York Times writer ventured to Ridgewood and coined a horrible new term.