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Explore Local Spots for $1: Taco Meals, Vietnamese Sandwiches, Poke Bowls, & More

Three Tacos at Mexico 2000

From taco meals, lox bagel and coffee, falafels, vegan breakfast burritos, pizza, poke bowl, Vietnamese sandwiches, and more you can try a range of delicious flavors in the neighborhood for less than the price of coffee.

For just $1, starting today, Friday March 1st through March 10th check out almost 20 local restaurants and bars in Williamsburg and Greenpoint.

Here’s how: Download the Cinch App and apply code “GP1”. Once it’s all set up, go to any of the participating restaurants (listed below) and pay with your Cinch Wallet! (Note: Deal applies to new sign-ups only.) Continue reading

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What’s Happening? (July 4th Edition)

WEDNESDAY 7/4
♫  Sounds of Jamaica @ Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St) 3-9pm, $4, all vinyl musical selections by Queen Majesty, Grace of Spades and Sweet V, RSVP
♫  SummerJam @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St) 4:20pm, $10 Afu Ra/Shea Stadium All Stars/Dope Body/Roomrunner/ Fuck Ton/Alan Watts/Ami Dang/Eleven Swords,
♫  Gunfight/Family Photos/Free Advice/Spirit Family Reunion Playing All Credence Clearwater Revival Set @ Alaska (35 Ingraham St) $5, FREE

Artwork: Elissa Levy

THURSDAY 7/5
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Giglio Feast Begins – Thru July 16, 2012 (275 N 8th St)

FRIDAY 7/6
♦ Cut-Up @ Storefront Bushwick (16 Wilson Ave) 6-9pm, “Cut Up” features 11 artists who shred, chop, clip, paste, and reconfigure a variety of materials to make collages, sculptures, and paintings, RSVP
♦ Modus Vivendi @ The Boiler (191 North 14th Street) 6-9pm, Nina Katchadourian, David Kramer, Jude Tallichet More info
• Raise the Roof! Farm In The Sky @ Brooklyn Fireproof (119 Ingraham St) 7pm, DIY Rooftop Farming Workshop, Drink Specials, Food, Live Music, RSVP
♫  Northern Spy Festival w/ Colin L. Orchestra/Bird Names/Guardian Alien/K Salvatore @ Death By Audio (49 S 2nd St) $7, 8pm, All Ages, Country

SATURDAY 7/7
• Intensati in the Park @ McCarren Park, 10am, a new workout method that combines “high-energy aerobics, martial arts, yoga and strength conditioning,” along with “spoken affirmations.” Email Evangelias411 (AT) hotmail.com
♫  Lemuria/The Wild/Kudrow @ Europa (98 Meserole Ave) 6pm, $8, All ages, Pop-Punk

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

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What’s Happening? (2/29-3/6)

WEDNESDAY 2/29 – LEAP DAY!

♦ Audio Light Leap @ [email protected] (2 Kingsland Ave) 7-10pm, An evening of interactive audio-visual works presented by Round Robin, RSVP
• Poker Unleashed @ TBD (224 Franklin St.) 7:30pm, a fundraiser to benefit Dog Habitat, RSVP pokerunleashed (at) gmail.com

* Polka Party @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 6:30-10:30pm, Debut of Pretty Things newest beer, Lovely Saint Winefride.

THURSDAY 3/1

♦ So long and thanks for all the fish! @ G-Spot (199 Green St) 7-10pm, G-Spot is losing it’s space and having one last blow-out party, RSVP
* Brooklyn Fork & Spoon 1 Year Anniversary @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 7:30-10:30pm, an evening of food, drinks, music, art and faces new & old, RSVP
♫ Lost Coves Tour Kick-Off @ The Charleston ( ) 8-11pm, Multitudes/Lost Coves/Silicon Sister/Manawi Thorn, BEER. PIZZA. ROCK. REPEAT. RSVP
• Friday Night Recap @ TBD (224 Franklin St) 8pm, A pre-recorded event with hosts Laura & Christy, More info

Prismatic Vortex

FRIDAY 3/2

♦ Prismatic Vortex @ [email protected] (2 Kingsland Ave) 7-10pm, Presented by Round Robin Collective Prismatic Vortex is a fabric based installation that is created by artist Amanda Browder, and the collaborative effort of the public sewing on 2/18, RSVP
♦ Mesmereyes @ Causey Contemporary (92 Wythe Ave) Opening Reception 6-9pm, a solo exhibition by Kathy Goodell, sculpture and drawing, RSVP
♫ ADHOC.FM DJ Dance Party with Ital/Slava/Laurel Halo/Weird Magic/Ilirjana Alushaj/Jan Woo 2 Ric/Rambo (285 Kent Ave) 8-11pm, Fundraiser for Adhoc’s Kickstarter, RVSP
♫ Nomad/Deformity/Zatsuon/Goosebump/Sad Boys @ Lulu’s (113 Franklin St) 8-11pm, Nomad (Japanese-fronted NYC raw punk) Tour Kick-off and 7″ release, RSVP

SATURDAY 3/3
* Hive Build and Work Day at Design.Plot @ Domestic Construction (218 India St) 10-5pm, Join folks from the Backwards Beekeepers of NYC for a Top Bar Hive Build at Design.Plot…a re-imagined urban garden, Bring your powertools and any 1×10 scrap wood you have on hand. We’ll be building about 6-8 hives for club use. Feel free to sit in and learn, lend a hand or drop off some wood for us to use, RSVP

♫ Barn Burner @ The Shop (290 Metropolitan Ave) 7-11pm, Free, Dust Busters/Weal and Woe (9PM)/Steamboat Disasters (10PM)/I’ll Be John Brown/Nick Swan/The Lost Highwaymen, RSVP
♫ Supercrush Studio Presents: The “Solo Dame Indie Pop!” w/ Il Abanico Live @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 11:30pm, $3, Spinning your favorite indie-rock, dream-pop, electro-pop and powerpop from Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Venezuela, and all over Latin America, plus a live performance by from Colombia’s Il Abanico!, RSVP

SUNDAY 3/4

• Collect-i-Bowl Record Show @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 11am-5pm, Free, 30+ vinyl dealers from all over the East Coast… and beyond! 1,000s of rare and collectible vinyl, DVD’s & CDs.

MONDAY 3/5

* Spelling Bee @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) Free, 7pm, step up to the mic and rule at spelling!

TUESDAY 3/6

• Newtown Creek Brownfield Oppty Area Meeting @ Newtown Creek Visitor Center (329 Greenpoint Ave) 8:30-9:30am & 6-8pm, Public Meeting, presentations, oppty to ask questions

Coming up:

WEDNESDAY 3/7
* Yummy Eats @ The Underground Supper Club
A Four Course, Eight Dish – Dim Sum Dinner!
Wine pairing by Lauren Johnson – Wine by Design NYC Sommelier, Wine Educator and Sommelier for NOBU Restaurants
at Williamsburg, Brooklyn (location disclosed upon purchase)

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

Have an event? Email greenpointers (at) gmail.com

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A Real Flea Market in Greenpoint

Justine posted about this last year, but it’s worth another mention along with photos. At St. Stan’s over on Driggs, there is an amazing flea market on weekends, a real flea market, with flea market prices. I always stop in after I hit up the Greenmarket. You won’t find overpriced vintage items, but useful things for your home, like glassware, sewing supplies, appliances, VCRs, and religious figurines.

Today they had a juicer, a crazy accordion, gently used coats, decent furniture and an entire room dedicated to toys and children’s books. Kids don’t need new anything. They grow out of their clothes after one wear and destroy everything. Aside from cribs and strollers, you can buy this pretend purple coffee maker to teach your kid to abuse caffeine. It was right next to the fake cigarettes.

You can drop off donations there and according to Justine’s post, there is a cafe on Sunday’s, which I’ve yet to check out. I will report back soon.

St. Stanislaus Kostka Church
189 Driggs Avenue
between Newel & Diamond

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