Annicka, Greenpoint Beer’s New Farm Brewery Restaurant

Celery Root Salad  All images by Megan Penmann

Last week’s opening of Annicka (544 Manhattan Ave) made New York State history. The restaurant represents the first time one has opened under New York State’s farm brewery license. Officially operated by Greenpoint Beer & Ale, Annicka is a celebration of the North Brooklyn community. They’re working with local chefs, fostering a chill ‘no assholes’ environment, and there’s more than one local artist on the walls. And the vegetable-heavy menu (there is meat!) is a welcome change from all the comfort food spots opening up all over the neighborhood.

The farm brewery license allows a New York State brewery to operate a restaurant in a different location than the actual brewery and to serve beer by the glass at that restaurant sans a separate license. This is why every tap at Annicka is something from Greenpoint Beer i.e. you don’t have to walk all the way over to the brewery to enjoy a few. As for the food, Greenpoint Beer is collaborating with North Brooklyn Farms as well as Christian Perkins, a former Marlow & Daughters butcher, and Emma Jane Gonzalez, a vegan. Continue reading

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Nolita Boutique Otte Opens Bedford Ave Pop-Up

If you’re looking to empty your wallet on all things luxurious and modern, Otte just unveiled a pop-up shop on 193 Bedford Ave. The store features exclusively priced merchandise for the resort and pre-spring seasons from an array of designers at 20-50% off, including the in-house Otte NY label. In addition to awesome sales, Otte Pop also sells terrariums for a unique and beautiful addition. The pop-up shop will run through August.

Otte Pop Hours: Monday-Saturday, Noon — 8 pm; Sunday, Noon — 7 pm.


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Give Blood In Williamburg Tomorrow (11/3); Schedule An Appointment To Save A Life

I just got the best email ever that said, “Thank You For Scheduling An Appointment To Save A Life.” 

Since last weekend, New York Blood Center (NYBC) has had to cancel dozens of blood drives and blood supply is reaching a critical level.  They’ve estimated the loss of upwards of 10,000 pints because of these cancellations.

There is a blood drive on Saturday (11/3) at Williamsburg Church (231 Ainslie St) from 10am to 4pm.

And you can schedule an appointment. Click here to sign-up.

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It ain’t a boxing match people, it’s a debate between Lincoln Restler, who is our local State Committeeman and his challenger Chris Olechowski. And Chris is trying very hard to avoid getting into it with Lincoln because he will probably walk away with his tail between his legs, but I’m not taking sides here. In order to get Chris to agree to a debate, take one minute away from Facebook and SIGN THIS PETITION!

The goal is 100 signatures. We can do better than that!

Lots of people don’t care about politics but if you are going to care about any election, it should be the ones in your own backyard, like this one!

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What’s Happening? (2/29-3/6)


♦ 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.


♦ 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


♦ 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

* 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


• 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.


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


• 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:

* 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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