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Greenpoint This Week: Garden Employee Card Drive, Local/Global Art Gallery Opening, Trader Joes is Coming, and More!

New mixed-use towers are proposed for the Williamsburg waterfront at N 3rd – N. 5th Streets. Via 6sqft (James Corner Field Operations and BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, courtesy of Two Trees Management)

Happy Friday Greenpointers! The holiday events continue this weekend with the Greencycle Swap at the Leonard Library (81 Devoe St.) on Saturday, and breakfast with Santa at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy (12 Newel St.) on Sunday.

Also On Sunday, The Faurschou Foundation (148 Green St.) celebrates its grand opening with a free exhibit, “The Red Bean Grows in the South,” from noon – 7 p.m.

For fans/mourners of The Garden: A local woman helped launch a holiday card drive for former employees of The Garden supermarket which shutdown on Thanksgiving after 25 years, and reopened this Wednesday under new ownership as Downtown Market.

For more weekend activities and ideas check out What’s Happening, and in the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines: Continue reading

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Faurschou Foundation Opens With “The Red Bean Grows in the South” Exhibition Sunday (12/15)


The Faurschou Foundation (148 Green St.) will host its opening exhibition, “The Red Bean Grows in the South,” starting this Sunday from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Read the NY Times’s take on the new gallery for more information.

The show runs December 15, 2019 – April 11, 2020, and is free and open to the public. The Faurschou Foundation was started in 2011 by Jens Faurschou, “a Danish collector, art advisor, and philanthropist,” with locations in Copenhagen, Venice, and Beijing. Continue reading

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Photos: 94th Precinct’s Annual Toy Drive Brings Holiday Cheer

The 94th Precinct’s Annual Toy Drive brought holiday cheer to North Brooklyn kids and their families last Sunday (12/8) at 100 Dobbin St.

The event was sponsored by Broadway Stages, New York’s largest television and film production company, with a fun-filled holiday afternoon for the families in attendance.

Santa Claus was also there for photos and to hear Xmas wishes, and kiddos got to choose from an assortment of toys.

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Proposed Williamsburg Waterfront Towers Includes Plan for Public Beach

Renderings of two proposed towers on River Street between N. 3rd and N. 5th streets on the Williamsburg waterfront. Via 6sqft (James Corner Field Operations and BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, courtesy of Two Trees Management)

New renderings were revealed yesterday of a proposed development by Two Trees Management on the Williamsburg waterfront at a former Con-Ed site (River St. between N. 1st and N. 3rd St.).

Via 6sqft (James Corner Field Operations and BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, courtesy of Two Trees Management)

The two mixed-use towers are designed by Bjarke Ingels Group with 1,000 residential units (250 affordable) between the two buildings that measure 600 feet and 650 feet. Continue reading

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Winter Delights at our Nutcracker Holiday Market 2019 Recap

Greenpointers Nutcracker Holiday Market 2019

The holiday spirit was in full swing this past Sunday at our Nutcracker Holiday Market! Neighbors and friends gathered at the Greenpoint Loft to spread the good cheer.

Set against the twinkling lights of the Manhattan skyline talented indy crafters, yummy food, spice mulled wine and thirst-quenching craft beers tantalized shoppers with delights at every turn. And of course our holiday market wouldn’t be complete without a fun photo booth to capture the holiday spirit. Check here and see if you can spot yourself!

Photographer Ben Shirai and artist Colleen Blackard snap a pic behind their Nutcracker photo booth

The shining stars of the day were our vendors who dazzled us with their creations. From colorful coasters to chic cement candles and handcrafted baubles, there was something for everyone’s gift list.

Local vendors like Greenpoint Beer & Ale,  Kombrewha, Small Smores and Stanley’s Piegori, and made sure we were filled to the brim.

Upstairs offered a bevy of free activities. Finger nails were painted, kids made ornaments, even acupuncture treatments were given.

Nail art always puts smiles on faces

Back on the main level, portraits were taken the old fashion way on tin plates.

And for those pining for a peek into the New Year received tarot card readings interpreted by the wonderful wordsmith, Ars Poetica.

 

A good time was had by all. Be sure to check out our upcoming Valentine’s Day Market on Feb 9th  from 1-7 pm and let the winter love flow.

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Greenpointer Launches Holiday Card Drive for Former Garden Employees

The Garden reopened Wednesday under new ownership by the name “Downtown Market.”

When news broke the day after Thanksgiving that the beloved Greenpoint market The Garden had closed after 25 years in the neighborhood, many people reached out to Greenpointers asking what could be done to help the former employees and how to contact them to send their regards.

The produce section of Downtown Market looks the same as the former Garden produce section.

And while a new grocery store, “Downtown Market,” opened Wednesday at the home of the shuttered Garden with many of the former staff from the prepared foods section, there are other former employees who are not returning to work at the new store for various reasons.

Inside the new Downtown Market.

The following is an account of Greenpoint resident Susanna Bertuzzi, who like many former regular customers, cherishes the relationships she and her son had with The Garden’s staff. 

Bertuzzi, with the verification of Greenpointers and former Garden staff, set up a local P.O. Box (address below) for customers to send cards, well-wishes and whatever else they would like to give to former employees as a thank you during this holiday season:

A thank you note taped to the shuttered Garden this week.

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A/D/O Super Market, Greencycle Holiday Swap, Christmas Cumbia Party, Breakfast with Santa — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (12/11-12/17)

This Sunday, December 15th (11AM-7PM) at The A/D/O Shop (29 Norman Ave) Super Market, stock up on gifts for the design lover in your life as well as a few things for yourself this Holiday season! The A/D/O Shop Supermarket features unique giftable objects, prints, as well as limited-edition apparel and artwork from Actual Source, The A/D/O Shop, and select vendors. There will be live screenprinting and Risograph printing throughout the day and complimentary refreshments at The Shop after 1:00 pm. RSVP! [Featured]


WEDNESDAY 12/11

♦ Women’s Weekend Film Challenge Fund Raiser @ Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave), 730pm, $50 – $100, Celebrate the 2-year anniversary of Women’s Weekend Film Challenge with a fundraiser screening hosted by Stranger Things’ Catherine Curtin, Buy Tix
♦ THE LIGHTHOUSE @ Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave), 9pm, $15, two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s., Buy Tix
♦☺ Title:Point Presents: Sleeping Car Porters @ The Brick (579 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $20, a pitch black comedy that explores western masculine myth through a phantasmagoria of power, violence, and mystery, Buy Tix
☺ Funhouse Comedy @ Cantina Royal (58 N 3rd St), 8pm, $5, a collective of  the best stand-up comics from around the world, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 12/12 –

♦ Green Series: Film Screening: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch @ Leonard Library (81 Devoe St), 630pm, FREE, A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive re-engineering of the planet, RSVP
* Outlaw Wrestling @ Our Lady of Mount Carmel Gym (275 N 8th St), 8pm, $25+,LAST PARTY OF THE YEAR! Buy Tix
♫ Dauwd and friends @ Magick City (37 Box St) 8pm, $10, Dauwd,
Heathered Pearls, Sekou, w/ Live Visuals by Meshakai Wolf, More Info
♫ Omar Apollo @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St), 8pm, $20, Buy Tix

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EPA Hosts Newtown Creek Control Plan Comment Session in Greenpoint Wednesday (12/11)

Pollutants runoff of into Newtown Creek. (Courtesy of Newtown Creek Alliance)

A public comment period is currently open regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s Newtown Creek control plan to divert 61% of the creek’s raw sewage and wastewater overflow. Continue reading

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Brookyln Community Board 1’s Monthly Public Meeting is Tonight (12/10)

CB1 in action.

The monthly combined public hearing and Brooklyn Community Board 1 meeting is tonight (12/10) at the Swinging 60’s Senior Center (211 Ainslie St.) starting at 6 p.m. Continue reading

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Fashion Sundae Episode 20

Courtesy of Watching New York

Winter temperatures were once again no obstacle for the Williamsburg sidewalk runway last week. Take a look at the styles spotted by Watching New York on Bedford Ave. for Fashion Sundae Episode 20:  Continue reading

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