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Congresswoman Maloney Hosting Town Hall in Williamsburg Sunday (2/24)

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) is hosting a town hall on the 2020 census to discuss the impact of the current presidential administration’s policies this Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Williamsburg Hotel (96 Wythe Ave.) at 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. With Amazon HQ2 still fresh on the minds of her constituents and the news media, there’s a chance more topics might be brought up at the public meeting.

As the representative of  NY’s 12th Congressional District Maloney reps parts of Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick, Long Island City (where HQ2 would’ve been constructed), Astoria, the East Village, Midtown East and perhaps most-fittingly, the Upper East Side. The multi-millionaire and UES resident whose lagest donors include real estate developers and BlackRock Inc continues advocating for the failed Amazon bid in NYC.

Appearing on CNBC after the HQ2 deal died, Maloney bemoaned the loss of 25,000 high paying jobs stating, “Along with most of the constituents that I represent, I was terribly disappointed. If Amazon had come to New York, it would have made New York the high-tech capital of the East Coat, cementing permanent good jobs for generations to come. It’s a terrible loss for the city’s economy and jobs for its people.” Amazon also received pushback in the city council hearings on it’s resistance to labor unions and treatment of warehouse workers, which Maloney doesn’t mention in the interview.

The national debate on if cities should compete by bidding on contracts from mega-corporations has been sparked by the failed Amazon project in NYC, and the backroom nature of the deal brokered by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew “Amazon” Cuomo, where they offered upward of $3 billion in tax subsidies, was met with widespread condemnation by the NYC City Council and many Queens residents and activist groups.

“I applaud Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo for having beat out 220 other localities, cities and states to win Amazon in the first place. I would hope that all of us would try to renegotiate, reach out to Amazon, and try to get them to reconsider,” Maloney said. Continue reading

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Orphans Thanksgiving, Thank You for Everything, Bushwick Improvised Music Series and Gateway to Greenpoint — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (11/21 – 11/27)

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NEXT SUNDAY (December 2nd, 1-7PM)! Forecast calls for a snow flurry of fun inside the beautiful Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street) at our Polar Vortex Holiday Market with 60+ of the most talented makers and purveyors of handcrafted goods and gifts for all of your Holiday Gifting needs! FREE fun activities include Massages, Henna, Nail Art, and interactive hologram experience with Looking Glass Factory! Plus there will be live music and delicious Mulled Wine! More info and RSVP here!

WEDNESDAY 11/21

*#NYC Together Thanksgiving @ Williamsburg Hotel  (96 Wythe Ave.), 11am, FREE, a potluck Thanksgiving for kids and cops. You can sign up to bring a dish! Sign up
♫ Stray From The Path, Silent Planet, Kublai Khan, Greyhaven @ The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave.), 7pm, $18, Buy Tix
♫ Thank You For Everything! @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 10pm, $20, Buy Tix
Tiki Disco Thanksgiving Eve @ Output (74 Wythe Ave.), 10pm, $20, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 11/22

# Community Thanksgiving @ Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St.), 11am, FREE, join the community and also drop off new or gently used coats, more info
# 6th Annual Orphans Thanksgiving @ Greenpoint Beer and Ale (7 N. 15th St.) 5pm, $65, meal + unlimited beer/wine, bring deserts to share, $10 from every ticket donated to the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen,  Buy Tix
♥ Cuffed Up: A Singles Party – Thanksgiving Edition @ Turkey Nest Tavern (94 Bedford Ave.), 7pm, FREE, RSVP
♫ Bumsgiving!!!! – Cult 23 @ Bizzare Bar (12 Jefferson St.), 8pm, suggested donation $10+, alien goddess theme, RSVP Continue reading

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Music/Tech Conference Mondo.NYC Returns October 2–5

Mondo.NYC returns to New York City October 2-5 with a new Brooklyn home. The global emerging music and frontier technology conference moves to North Brooklyn — the daytime conference HQ is at the Williamsburg Hotel (96 Wythe Ave) with evening live music in Brooklyn and Manhattan venues including Brooklyn Bowl, Pianos, The Delancey, DROM, Coney Island Baby, Berlin, and Arlene’s Grocery, among others. Tickets are on sale now, with special 50% pre-registration pricing and student discounts.

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The Essential 2017 Popup Market Roundup!

‘Tis the season for holiday markets! We love to support small businesses, so we collected all of the markets coming to North Brooklyn. If you’re searching for the oh-so-cool gift for your nearest and dearest that is also artisan-craft, locally made, or vintage, we got you covered.

Browse our local popup market roundup below and get shopping!

Lucas Lucas

Lucas Lucas | 57 Conselyea Street
December 1-3 | 12-7pm

Oh, we do love a good curated gallery and this popup at Lucas Lucas will be no exception. There will be jewelry, pretty objects, clothes from fab brands like People of 2morrow, art, and live music at the Friday night opening (7-10 pm).

 

A/D/O

Cooler Gallery Super Market at A/D/O | 29 Norman Avenue
December 2-3 | 12pm-8pm

Bibliophiles, take note. The Cooler Callery Super Market at A/D/O popup is part holiday market and part book fair. Giving a book is always such a classic gift – why not transport your bestie or love to a new place with a fantastic story or photo collection? Plus, shoppers can find goods make my local artists, galleries, publishers, and designers. Continue reading

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Sofar Sounds, Metal Yoga, Cindy Wilson, Goldie Awards — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (9/6–9/12)

WEDNESDAY 9/6
* Awaken + Activate with Rockstar Shaman @ The William Vale (111 N 12th St), 7pm, $20, Join us as Alyson Charles guides a meditation, card reading & a chakra healing so you can deepen your connection to your purpose here on Earth, Buy tix
♫ Sofar Sounds @ Secret Location, 8pm, $15, An intimate concert in a secret Greenpoint location & BYOB. (use code GREENPOINTERS-5B7D8), More info
* Ismay Ousten & Avery Leigh’s Night Palace @ Magick City (37 Box St), 8:30pm, FREE, A night of shimmery full moon magic with dreamy kombucha cocktails & sweet, intimate vibes, More info
♦ Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave), 9pm, FREE, Concert footage, concept videos and a career retrospective make up a video portrait of pop superstar Michael Jackson, More info

THURSDAY 9/7
* North Brooklyn L Train Council Candidates & Com. Partners Forum @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave), 6:30pm, FREE, This is your chance to ask questions and get answers about how your local leaders plan to navigate the coming shutdown, More info
♫ Goldie Awards 1st Annual DJ & Beat Battle @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St), 7pm, $20, Hosted by Dave East, Presented by A-Trak. Judges: Diplo, Mannie Fresh, Craze, Destructo, Just Blaze, Mija, & The Whooligan, Buy tix
# Rachel Baiman & Nathan Xander @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave), 8pm, $10, Buy tix
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Last Minute Planners Rejoice: 5 Places To Brunch With Mom This Sunday

The Williamsburg Hotel - Tea service
Tea service at The Williamsburg Hotel

The Williamsburg Hotel | 96 Wythe Ave.
12pm-6pm, Tea Service and live jazz
Cozy up in velvet banquette seating for tea time between 12pm – 6pm as Katherine Ella Wood sings lighthearted “sunny jazz.” Let her transport you back in time while sipping on premium teas while enjoying sweet and savory bites from the Brooklyn Bread Lab.

Bk Winery Mother's Day Brunch
Brooklyn Winery
213 N 8th Street, Williamsburg
Mother’s Day Brunch 11am to 3pm
$35 prix fixe menu, more info here.
For Reservations email: [email protected]

Cherry Point | 664 Manhattan Ave.
Cherry Point is offering up their chef’s table for Mother’s Day brunch and dinner. Call for more info, menu options, and bookings. 718.389.3828

Freehold, via Facebook
Freehold, via Facebook

Freehold | 45 S 3rd St.
Brunch, flowers and MOMosas starts at 11am.
Please call to make reservations in advance. More info. 718.388.7591

H&J Mother's Day Brunch 2017Humboldt & Jackson | 434 Humboldt St.
11am-4pm. $14.99 ALL YOU CAN EAT Mother’s Day brunch party.
Delicious-sounding menu available on their website, and you can make a reservation for parties of 6 or more via email: [email protected]

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HOTTEA And Afternoon Tea Service At The Williamsburg Hotel

The bar at The Williamsburg Hotel, photo by Annie Schlechter
The light-filled bar at The Williamsburg Hotel, with a rainbow string installation by artist HOTTEA, photo by Annie Schlechter

The neighborhood’s latest spot for swanky travelers to rest their head, The Williamsburg Hotel (96 Wythe Ave.), has partially opened over the past few weeks. Two of the eight floors of the hotel are currently open for booking, and the downstairs bar (with rainbow string art by the hottest guy in installations, HOTTEA) is open for drinks and pastries. We got to check out their tea service menu (available Friday through Sunday from 12-5pm), with baked goods by Bushwick’s Brooklyn Bread Lab.

The Lobby and front desk at The Williamsburg Hotel. Photo: Julia Moak
The Lobby and front desk at The Williamsburg Hotel. Photo: Julia Moak

You can enter the lobby bar by going down the concrete stairs in front of the hotel, or from the street level by heading down a spiral staircase once inside. The designers deserve kudos for the large windows at the front of the bar—there’s actually a lot of light that comes in despite it being subterranean. The vibe is cozy, with velvet banquettes, a soft wood floor, and vintage gold picture frames making a chevron pattern around the bar. The hotel was designed by Michaelis Boyd, who also designed the Soho House Berlin, which I’ve been inside and it makes sense; both The Williamsburg Hotel and Soho House Berlin are filled with teal tones, wood, and exude an upscale yet warm, rustic feel. And this jives with the character of the neighborhood, if Williamsburg’s identity can even be defined by anything these days. Continue reading

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