Traffic Heroes, the Return of GIRLS, & Doughnut Romance– The Hook Up (1/13)

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Our new mayor vowed to find the killer of local landlord, Menachem Stark.  Police are following a lead from a cell phone that they found strapped to the bottom of his car, possibly a tracking device.

Transportation Alternatives is advocating for increased awareness from drivers to cut down on accidents on dangerous intersections, like McGuinness and Nassau by lowering speed limits to 20 mph (which statistically lessens the likelihood of pedestrian fatalities).  Here’s to hoping. Continue reading

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Greenpoint’s #Sandy Updates: Clean-Up, Travel Info, Schools Open Monday

Things are getting back to normal but the more I look around, the more I realize how lucky we all are here in Greenpoint. Tomorrow we will have a comprehensive list of things you can do to help areas more negatively impacted by Sandy. Our hearts go out to The Rockaways, Red Hook & Lower Manhattan.

We are planning a local benefit (TBA) and will need donations from local businesses for a huge raffle with all proceeds to benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief. Please email greenpointers (at) gmail.com if you have something to donate.


• Volunteer Clean up McCarren Park on Saturday. Register here.

Farmers Markets Resume This Weekend: Saturday @ McCarren* & Sunday @ McGolrick & Cooper. *No compost/textile drop-off

• In lieu of McGolrick Park Dog Halloween Parade, this Sunday 11/4 at 1pm Assemblyman Joe Lentol and District Dog will be partnering for a hurricane relief event  to collect goods for Brooklyn residents and animal rescue organizations. Stay tuned for more details.

Updates (via @NYCMayorsOffice)

• NYC Schools to Open Monday 11/5

• Majority of Parks to reopen Saturday 11/4

• Buses Continue to Provide Service to Lower Manhattan While Subways Recover From Flooding

• Check MTA for info on Subway (G train suspended)

• East River Ferry Service Continues but will NOT stop at India St in Greenpoint

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