Judy Blume Shows a Greenpoint Hubby Some Love

Missing Judy Blume Classic

A couple of days ago, Greenpointers put out an all-points bulletin for a very special item—a signed 1991 paperback copy of Judy Blume’s revered Are you there God? It’s me Margaret which tragically went missing last week.

Perhaps some of you may have even seen the scotch-taped signs of featuring the worn cover of the book clung to lampposts all over the neighborhood.

The culprit behind the treasured book’s disappearance comes from none other than a loving husband named Leonard Lasek, who accidentally threw out the book while cleaning up his apartment. According to the neighborhood notice, Lasek admitted, “I accidentally gave this book away on Saturday July 25th in a box on the corner of Green & Franklin. This book is extremely important to my wife. It was a keepsake from her mother and is irreplaceable. On the inside cover is a note that reads ‘Christmas 1991.’ If you happened to pick up this book can you please get in touch with me.”

Good news for the trouble husband, Judy Blume got on the case.

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Working From Home? Check Out These Greenpoint Cafes

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Our little neighborhood is home to a lot of cafes—from your quick go-to spot (that’s you, Cup) to your second-home-away-from home (thank you, Cafe Grumpy) to everything in between. If you’re a freelancer, however, some of the cafes are better for you than others because they consistently offer the essentials (like free WiFi, an empty seat, good coffee, and decent music). Some may have it all but come with baggage (like spotty WiFi, sparse seating, bad music, or lots of babies). And some don’t have anything to offer you (except for good coffee on your day off). So, where should you go? Check out this quick freelancers’ guide to see what fits your vibe. Continue reading

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Artist Salon at Lucky Luna’s Tonight! (8/3)

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Tonight at Lucky Luna (167 Nassau Ave) starting at 7pm, artists and performers will gather to celebrate the power of creativity as a means of collaboration, consciousness, perspective and change in GAMBA Z’s Artist Salon. Artwork by A.J. Springer is on display and there will be live performances followed by an open mic. Invite as many people as you like and join to support and empower the creative community! RSVP for updates and more details.

Lucky Luna is usually closed on Mondays and will not be serving its usual Mexican-Taiwanese fare but a full bar will be available.

GAMBA Z is a platform for a residency and monthly salon that promotes a familial artist community.

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Tasty Deals at Grand Street Summer Restaurant Week

RestaurantWk_postcard2015_digitalFollowing the success of their annual Winter Restaurant Week, now Grand Street is getting in on all the seasonal action and hosting their own Summer Restaurant Week!

Starting today and running until Sunday August 9th, 16 Grand Street restaurants between Union and Bushwick Avenues will be offering some great meal deals, with two-course lunches from $7-$10 and three-course dinners for $18-$30.

Click here for menus and more info on participating restaurants.

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Fat Goose Serves Up Seasonal New American Dishes with Fresh Local Ingredients and Classic Cocktails

Grilled Sweet Corn, Cucumber Salad, and Heirloom Tomatoes
Dinner Plates: Grilled Sweet Corn, Cucumber Salad, and Heirloom Tomatoes

Looking for your next notable neighborhood meal? Try Fat Goose, an established New American restaurant offering inventive seasonal plates in North Brooklyn.

The chef-driven menu highlights greenmarket vegetables, artisanal cheeses, and responsibly sourced meat and seafood. The dining room is relaxed and breezy with large windows and plenty of room for good conversation. Walk in and share some small plates for a casual meal among friends, or make reservations for larger parties and special occasions. This summer, don’t miss the grilled sweet corn with house chorizo, crunchy snap pea salad with sesame, and roasted chicken breast with charred cucumber and harissa. Continue reading

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Weekend Music: “I just woke up” edition

oderdonkThe past few weeks we have been bragging how Greenpointers this summer are always only an easy cruise away from great tunes outdoors.

Today, in case you just woke up and stumbled to the bodega for an egg and cheese on a roll, we give you: the Out In the Streets festival, taking place at the Onderdonk House today and tomorrow.

It’s the L train to Jefferson, or you can bike over the Grand St. bridge and hook a right on, of course, Onderdonk Avenue. Continue reading

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TICKET GIVEAWAY!! A Evening of Crafty Fun with Suite Pieces! (8/6)

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We are giving away two tickets ($28 each value) to one of our readers to join local paint boutique Suite Pieces for an evening of crafty fun at their Pinterest Live! Event in Krrb‘s HQ. Make Gold-Dipped Painted Pots while sipping on wine and snacking on sweet treats!

Just bring your color inspiration and they’ll provide the rest. This includes three medium sized clay pots, Chalk Paint®, gold metallic foil, and a lesson on how to use and apply it. Plants will be available for purchase by one of Greenpoint’s cafe gems/florists Home Coming.

To enter: In the comments, tell us what color you would paint your pot.

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Open Call at ROOT Studios for #WORKinPROGRESS

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c/o ROOT Studio

**August 5, 2015 deadline**

“Because it’s summer and everyone is thinking about vacation,” writes Mickey Boardman, editorial director of Paper Magazine, what better time than the present to guest curate a travel-themed show at ROOT Studios in Williamsburg?

“Almost anyone with a decent eye can take a great travel photo, whether it’s at the beach in Montauk or the ruins of Machu Picchu,” Boardman explains. “So a travel theme seems like something everyone can feel good about.”

Are you a New York City-based photographer? Find out how you can submit photos to ROOT’s open call for the #WORKinPROGRESS show.

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Supervillains, Morning Gloryville, Mallrats – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (7/29 to 8/04)

[sponsored] KID EXPRESS! classlogoBLUEat Triskelion Arts
After-school classes for children age 4 to 7 in the Expressive Arts.
Trial classes offered in Aug/Sept:
TUESDAYS: Dance as Storytelling – Creative movement and dance, confidence and team building
THURSDAYS: The World’s A Stage! – Life skills and how to be awesome through theater games and circus arts
For more info, visit: www.triskelionarts.org/kidexpress

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

10411862_686182497708_9115951935707975432_nWEDNESDAY 7/29
* Voices of Brooklyn: Alter (Quilts) as Memorials @ St. Paul’s Theater (334 South 5th St) 7:o0pm, FREE, Jazz, Soul, and Funk fusion is paired with stories of heroes of Williamsburg past, who are memorialized through art quilts by Smithsonian featured quilter Sylvia Hernandez, aka the Brooklyn Quilt Girl, RSVP
^ Zine Release & Erotic Reading @ Molasses Books (770 Hart St) 8pm, FREE, Celebrate the release of Volume 2 of the She/Folk Zine and relish in a reading of erotica stories by women from the self-published collection Ripe, RSVP

KGO-Villains-Doom-219x283THURSDAY 7/30
 Kevin Geeks Out About Super Villains @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 9:30pm, $15, Comedian Kevin Maher takes an obsessive look at some of the best and worst super villains, More info 
♫ Morgan O’Kane @ Black Bear Bar (70 North 6th St) 10:30pm, FREE, With Lonesome Leash, RSVP  Continue reading

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Heavy Metal Yoga Changed My Life

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This past year, I made a commitment to myself to be more in tune with my body and fitness. Being mindful and centered is something that’s important to me, but without frilly affirmations in pink pen and cheesy mantras. I wanted a real and engaging perspective to develop.

Enter, Metal Yoga Bones. Imagine a warrior pose with complex heavy metal blasting, low lights, and howling at the darkness. Yes, it’s amazing as it sounds.
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