Last Chance to Catch Throne Watches at the Duke’s Annex Pop-up


If you don’t live on Franklin Street, you may not have noticed the great series of pop-up stores that have begun to occupy Duke’s Annex, the small space next to Duke’s Liquor Box. Throne Watches is the current pop-up store, and we were curious about their beautiful leatherwork, so we asked Travis Alexander, one of Throne’s founders, about their watches and what you can expect to find at their pop-up store.  You can catch them through the end of November. Continue reading

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McGolrick Park Winter Farmers Market moves indoors this Sunday (11/29)

HormansBestPickles_525pxRemember the great philosopher pickle king, Nick Horman? And his call to “Think. Question. Pickle.” Well, Greenpoint, he’s BACK! This Sunday, November 29th, Horman’s Best Pickles returns to the McGolrick Park Winter Farmers Market.

ParkChurchCo-Op-MGPW_275pxThis Sunday also marks the day when the market moves indoors to the Park Church Co-Op, formerly known as the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, located at 129 Russell Street. It’s right across the street from McGolrick Park, between Driggs and Nassau Avenues. Continue reading

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We’re Thankful for this Pizza-Themed Space Invader at Vinnie’s

Via Vinnie's on Instagram
Via Vinnie’s on Instagram

Judging by the consistent theme of pizza and Ninja Turtles in his work lately, legendary street artist Invader is hungry for freedom slices.

We’re happy to say that Greenpoint’s very own Vinnie’s Pizzeria put some happiness in his belly recently. But mostly happy that he rewarded them handsomely with a parting gift.

“Invader loves pizza. And apparently ours,” said Vinnie’s co-owner Henrik Toncic. “He and his crew stayed for lunch after completing the job. Chill down to earth Parisians. We feel very lucky. And proud. And it’s never gonna get old walking up to it.”

According to Toncic, Invader custom-made his pizza critter especially for Vinnie’s, matching it to their logo and everything.

As tempting as it is, though, to say that pizza (and pizza alone) brought them together, Toncic has been part of the street art community his entire life. A mutual friend, photographer Stephen Kelley, facilitated the fateful meeting.

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This Greenpoint Barber Defies His Tourette’s in the Name of Great Hair

If there were ever a place to trust a twitchy man with a straight razor, it would be at the workstation of Tomcats Barbershop savant David Arce.

Arce has Tourette’s Syndrome, but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming one of the most skilled and respected barbers in Brooklyn.

In this mini documentary by Michael Byhoff, Jon Sarlin, and Jason Basso — who all work together at HLN, CNN’s sister network — Arce touches on everything ranging from being perceived as a drug addict to having a cult following, though he doesn’t like the word “cult.” Continue reading

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Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, Giving Thanks Dance Party – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (11/25–12/01

11012056_10153196353737606_4459707655363253144_n[sponsored] It’s a Wonderful Park! Workshop & Performance
Saturday 11/28, 9:30am and Saturday 12/05, 9:30am, FREE
Bushwick Inlet Park Community Building (Kent Avenue @ N9th Street), More info
A holiday-themed, site-specific performance piece developed from the ideas of the young people through games, songs, and creative activities, co-presented byFriends of Bushwick Inlet Park and theatre practitioners from CUNY’s Master’s in Applied Theatre program. We’ll workshop the piece on November 28th, then rehearse and perform on December 5th.
Please RSVP to and indicate ages of participants.

Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 1.26.22 PM[sponsored] Collector’s Night 2015
Wednesday, 12/02, 6:30pm, $10
Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont St), Buy tix
The City Reliquary Museum proudly presents displays of quirky collections by even quirkier collectors, plus presentations on the “Treasures in the Trash” collection of retired NY Dept. of Sanitation worker Nelson Molina. Speakers also include Robin Nagle, NYC Dept. of Sanitation Anthropologist-in-Residence and NYU professor.

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

Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 2.44.40 PMWEDNESDAY 11/25
♫ Friendsgiving at Muchmore’s @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 7pm, FREE, With Bodega Ben / Fruit&Flowers / Veda Rays / Kate Mohanty / Skookum, RSVP
Give Thanks Dance Party @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 10pm, $10, A night of song and dance presented by Junxion and Turntables on the Hudson, Buy tix

It’s Thanksgiving! Whether you’re doing turducken or tofurkey, be sure to eat a massive ton of food. If you need help, here’s our recommendations for several great Greenpoint spots that’ll serve it right to you!

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Winter Wonderland & Snow Sprites, Mulled Hungarian Wine, Craft Beer, Henna Tattoos, Tarot Cards, The Roving Typist, 60+ Vendors, and more!! Holiday Market (12/6)

GPHMfb2016_275pxMix and Mingle amongst Snow Sprites and Snowflakes without the chill at a Winter Wonderland on Sunday, Dec 6th (1-7PM) for our Greenpointers annual Holiday Market! The gorgeous Greenpoint Loft will come alive with FREE fun activities, food & refreshments, live music, holiday cheer, and a happy Greenpoint crowd!

RSVP for Sunday, December 6th from 1-7pm at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street, 5th Fl.)

Winter is coming but sans ugly white walkers because it’s going to be toasty warm. Thanks to Palinkerie, we will be blending a lovely Benedek Pinot Noir from the highland region of Mátra in Hungary with a mulling kit provided by local spice blender extraordinaires Greenpoint Trading Co. to serve a delicious Mulled Wine.

GreenpointBeer_275pxOur favorite brew nerds at Greenpoint Beer & Ale are making us some “Snuggles,” their winter lager brewed with elderberries and cedar. “Warthog,” a juicy session IPA with notes of pine and orange peel will also be served.

There will ask be coffee by Cafe Grumpy and a large assortment of delicious eats by some talented chefs and local food establishments including Esme, Adelina’s, Centavo, Moe’s DoughsBrooklyn Whatever and more!

On FREE fun activities, we are so excited to welcome back The Roving Typist, who will write one-of-a-kind personalized stories for our guests. You may recognize him public spaces around NYC typing up stories for strangers. If not, check out this super sweet short documentary about him.

Miss V will get her demons out by Henna Tattooing, Lindsay Myers will peer into your future with Tarot Cards, and Peenk will work her Nail Art magic. Plus, new hair salon Bull in the Heather will be giving free bang trims to get you a quick refresher before the holidays and before you pose for our photo booth!

Excited to have Laura & Greg join us again to belt out two sets of live music from their album Forever for Sure!

Special thanks to our sponsors!

Greenpoint Trading Co.
Palinkerie Hungarian Imports
Palinkerie Imports
Cafe Grumpy
GP Beer & Ale
Greenpoint Loft
Greenpoint Loft
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A Lazy Greenpointer’s Guide to an Easy Thanksgiving at Five Local Spots

Thanksgiving Meat and Cheese Plate by Greenpoint Meat & Cheese (192 Driggs Ave)
Thanksgiving Meat and Cheese Plate by Greenpoint Meat & Cheese (192 Driggs Ave)

Thanksgiving has always been a good excuse to pile on some good ole classic American dishes and stuff myself silly until I can’t move. But I’ve always done all the cooking and this year, I just don’t feel like getting my hands dirty with the Turkey baster. So what does a lazy Greenpointer do on one of the best holidays of the year? Spend it at any of these five local spots, walking distance away. Continue reading

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Spread The Love All Weekend Long, It’s The Brooklyn Way!


We’ll kick start the Holiday Season on Black Friday with 10% off all of our Homeware, Jewelry, Clothing, Kids and Men’s lines made by Local Artists and Independent Small Brands based in NY.

Come in store on Shop Small Saturday for complimentary drinks and sweets as you browse our unique selection of small-batch collections at 10% off. Continue reading

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Last Weekend for #JustFriends Group Show at M. Carter


Why a group show? Just Friends at Greenpoint’s M. Carter space (141 Engert Ave) is a mix of small works by fifteen artists showing the shape-shifting looseness of group shows at a time when the white cube no longer distinguishes from the bricolage of the street. A poster on the window lists all of the brain storming suggestions for  titles before circling the final name at the bottom – an invitation to enter the gallery before the actual art inside demonstrates the real interaction of variety more than a statement ever can. Continue reading

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NuHart Superfund Cleanup Plan on the Way

nuhartNow that the smoke has cleared from the attempted Halloween dance party incident at the NuHart Superfund site, we’re back to the perennial and even messier topic of the proposed cleanup plan.

The Nov. 2 meeting held in Greenpoint with Dr. Peter deFur, the community’s technical consultant, was an opportunity for local residents to ask questions about the toxic contamination in the soil and groundwater.

DeFur assured residents: “Your presence and your voice will make a difference…I have seen examples of where the community voice is an important determinate and changes the outcome.”

The moment of truth involved an array of toxins that have been detected at low levels at the NuHart test wells, including benzene, but deFur posited that they are not a major concern for most Greenpointers.

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