Two Rock Climbing Gyms Slated for 2020 Openings in Williamsburg and Greenpoint

Rendering of 1 Nassau Ave. courtesy of Cayuga Capital

A pair of rock climbing gyms will open in Williamsburg and Greenpoint in 2020 if all goes according to plan.

A California-based 24-hour rock climbing gym is scheduled to open in April 2020 at 1 Nassau Ave. at the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint across from McCarren Park.  Continue reading

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TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint, Oyster Monitoring, RISO Printing — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (9/11-9/17)


# 18th Ward Brewing Soft Opening @ 18th Ward Brewing (300 Richardson St), 4pm, FREE, More Info
♫ Salsa by the Water @ Domino Park, 6pm, FREE, lessons followed by open dance, with a live DJ, More Info
♦ Opening Art Experiments Session for Kids @ Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St) 3pm, FREE, children are invited to use the materials in the studio to create ideas at their own pace, RSVP
♫ Koffee @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St), 7pm, $35 (suggested), Buy Tix


☺ Forward Union Presents Cry Until You Laugh @ Kickstarter HQ (58 Kent St), 630pm, $10-$25 suggested, enjoy a stunning Brooklyn rooftop (thanks, Kickstarter HQ!) for a night of sadistic comedic relief, Buy Tix
* Debate Watch Party w Senator Julia Salazar @ The Well (272 Meserole St), 6pm, FREE, a watch party of the third Democratic Debate More Info
♦ Taste of Iceland in New York City: “Shortfish” Screening @ Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave) 7pm, FREE, a film from an up-and-coming Icelandic filmmaker, More Info
♦ A Theatrical Poetry Event by Open Heart Surgery Theatre @ WORD (126 Franklin St), 6pm, $5, live music and excerpts from the US premiere of “This Is Why We Live,” opening September 19th at La MaMa, More Info Continue reading

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Get $15 Off TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint! (Sun, Sept 15)

(photo via TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint)

It’s going to beautiful out this SUNDAY September 15th so why not hang out on the Williamsburg waterfront while supporting local businesses and a good cause? TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint (1-4PM) is back to present some of the best of what North Brooklyn has to offer so you can eat your way through this Sunday’s Funday.

We have $15 off discount link for our readers so get your tix here and put your money where your mouth is because there’s going to be food & drinks galore to choose from over 40 local restaurants and bars!

Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint

Now in it’s 10th year, this block-party-style tasting event benefits the restoration of The Firehouse (formally the Northside Town Hall) into a Community and Cultural Center that will serve as a space for community, arts and activism. With views of the NYC skyline, live music, and plenty of activities, it’ll be a great way to hang out with your family, friends, and neighbors!

Get your Greenpointers discounted tickets here and hope to see you Sunday!

Greenpointers is a proud sponsor of TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint and The Firehouse, a three-floor building on 134 Wythe Avenue that will house the two founding community nonprofits on the upper two floors, with the first floor dedicated to cultural programming, exhibitions, events and classes. The Firehouse: North Brooklyn Community Center will use the arts to bridge the various communities it serves through programming that works to convene, engage and inspire.

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Brooklyn Community Board 1’s Monthly Public Hearing is Tonight (9/10)

Brooklyn CB1

As a reminder, the combined public hearing and Brooklyn Community Board 1 meeting is tonight at the Swinging 60’s Senior Center (211 Ainslie St.) starting at 6 p.m.

According to the agenda available here, there are 43 new liquor license requests to be reviewed on top of the 62 liquor licenses up for renewal. Other topics scheduled for discussion include the fiscal year 2021 budget priorities and a presentation by the NYC Dept. of Transportation regarding improvements at the intersection od Wythe Avenue and anf the BQE exit ramp. Here is the full agenda: Continue reading

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Fashion Sundae Episode 7

This is the seventh edition of Fashion Sundae highlighting the fashion and styles spotted last week in Williamsburg from the observant lens of Watching New York. The bright colors are apparent in this week’s looks as the final days of summer approach:

Courtesy of Watching New York

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$2,253 per Month One-Bedroom Apartment Listed in South Williamsburg Affordable Lottery

219 South 3rd Street via NYC Housing Connect

Another “affordable” apartment is open for applications via the NYC Housing Connect website, this time in South Williamsburg at a new six-story residential development; apply by September 30th.

A one-bedroom apartment at 219 S 3rd St. for $2,253 per month is available for one to three occupants with an annual household income between $77,246 – $124,930 (130 percent of the Area Median Income). Continue reading

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Measles Success, L Train Closures, Deleted Photos, Brutalist Architecture and More!

The September 11th memorial lights made an appearance for one night this week, visible here from Greenpoint.

Welcome to the weekend Greenpointers! The stormy weather has closed NYC beaches this weekend and the McGolrick Park screening of “Minuscule Valley of the Lost Ants” has been rescheduled from Friday to Saturday night. Also on Saturday, TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint,  the “annual outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavors,” is still on and you can purchase tickets with a $15 discount here. For more weekend events, check out what’s happening, and in the meantime catch up on this week’s headlines:

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New L Train Closures Coming in September

The L Train (when in operation) (via MTA)

The L train will not run between Broadway Junction in Brooklyn and 8th Avenue in Manhattan beginning at 10:45 p.m. on Friday, September 13th and ending the following Monday (September 16th) at 5 a.m., the MTA announced on Wednesday.

The new closures are related to an escalator installation at the Union Square subway station and are not to be confused with the regularly scheduled closures that are a result of the Canarsie Tunnel repairs. Continue reading

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The NYC Measles Outbreak Is Officially Over

MMR vaccination

NYC’s measles outbreak that was centered in Williamsburg is now officially over according to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

  654 measles cases were confirmed in NYC since August 2018, and community transmission of the measles virus was declared over on Tuesday as all reported cases have received proper medical attention and no new cases have emerged.

A vaccination campaign was launched by the city earlier this year and “33,805 doses of the MMR vaccine were administered to people younger than 19 years old in Williamsburg and Borough Park,” according to the NYC Health website. Outbreaks are usually declared over after two incubation periods pass without a new infection. The city detailed its action plan:

“To battle the outbreak, the City spent over $6 million and dedicated more than 500 staff to the response; disseminated tens of thousands of pro-vaccination booklets; conducted multiple rounds of robocalls; sent letters and texts to local residents; published ads and distributed educational materials in English, Yiddish, and Spanish; launched an ad campaign that appeared at bus shelters, LinkNYC kiosks, and in newspapers as well as online; hosted a tele-Town Hall to counter anti-vaccination propaganda; visited doctor’s offices; and hosted and attended numerous community events, among many other activities.”

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Affordable Williamsburg Apartments at 60% Area Median Income

54 Throop Avenue (via Google Maps)

Five affordable apartments at 54 Throop Ave. are now open to apply for via the NYC Housing Connect website. All five of 54 Throop ave. affordable apartments are priced at 60 percent of the area median income; apply by September 23rd.

The former building located at 54 Throop Ave in 2014 (via Google Maps).

The six-story, 24-unit building between Walton and Wallabout streets replaced a smoked fish processing facility in the former industrial area near the Williamsburg/Bed-Stuy border known as Broadway Triangle.

Via NYC Housing Connect

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