America Yeah: Some Nighttime Celebrations after Brats Beer and Fireworks

Las Cafeteras. They start at 7 tonight. Get there. (Good Room, on Meserole)

Asking me for recommendations for local live music while the Grateful Dead + Trey Anastasio are playing is about as advisable as tapping killer Richard Matt on the shoulder during a midnight balling.

But here are some fine shows you can catch after showing off your beer gut (guys) and ssssizlin’ mid-thigh tattoos (advantage: ladies) at the beach this weekend. Continue reading

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Canada D’eh, Rhinestone Gorilla, July 4th BBQs – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/01–7/07)

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

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♫ Canada D’eh @ The Well (272 Meserole St) 5pm, FREE, With Canadian bacon, Canadian whiskey, and music from Will Butler, July Talk, Walrus, and more, Buy tix
Girls at the Kingfisher Club Paperback Release @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Author Genevieve Valentine in conversation with Kelly Link, More info

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Last Day To Shop Adaptations Summer Pop-Up

unnamedHey, good looking’! Need to spice up your home or kitchen? Head on over to the Adaptations Summer Pop-Up, located on 170 Franklin Ave, which is next to the best liquor spot, Duke’s. Get your hands on some vintage furnishings, pots, pans, bowls, curtains, cuttings boards, baskets, and more. Whether it’s your apartment stylings, or you grab a basket with fancy trimmings to throw the best picnic Transmitter Park has seen, it’ll sure be cute as hell.

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‘Lobster Corn Dog’ Lands at Greenpoint Fish and Lobster Co.

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NEW (POTENTIAL) CULT  FOOD ITEM ALERT!! 

This Fourth of July Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. will launch a spanking new menu item…the Lobster Corn Dog!

For $15 you’ll get half a tail of Maine lobster deep fried in corn dog batter, served on a stick with tarragon- lemon aioli, sprinkled with Old Bay seasoning and served with wedge cut French fries and coleslaw.  Cor.

Apparently there’ll only be a limited quantity available each day so the dish will be available on a first come first serve basis. Here’s hoping Greenpoint Fish doesn’t go all Dominique Ansel on us!

Greenpoint Fish & Lobster is at 114 Nassau Avenue (at Eckford Street). They open daily from noon.

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5 Lame & Limiting Reasons That Keep You from Losing Weight (And how to work the shift out of it)

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 A weight loss journey can be a difficult one, especially when you have YOU to deal with. Throughout life, a lot of us have been conditioned to develop a pretty poor relationship with food; along with many limiting beliefs about the power we have to change things. And just like any relationship that is like a turbulent rollercoaster, it typically ends up in a downward spiral. Here are some common reasons that could be worth looking at before you decide to get off your ride.

1. You have a fat phobia

Fats have been demonized for far too long and although they are making a break from the past, many people are still stuck on the notion that fats are evil. Fat free and fake alternative products are still being mass marketed and consumers just like you rack up your shelves and fridges with overly processed items that claim to be better for you; when in fact, these products are usually packed with added sugars and fillers that can end up only making you hungrier or craving more of the same foods. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Landing Throws a Party & Doesn’t Invite the Community

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What does gourmet ice cream and shovels have in common? Nothing really. But throw in some sand and a couple of key photo-ops with politicians and you’d be at a party thrown by none other than our new neighbor, Greenpoint Landing.

For those of you unfamiliar with the mega development Greenpoint Landing and how our former Borough President and current City Councilman Steve Levin sold Greenpoint up a polluted river two years ago for a towering gilded waterfront cage, I suggest you read here, here and here for more details.

For the rest of us who cringe each time another pile is driven into the ground for what will eventually be a long string of 40 story towers, then I beg you to read on and seethe in disgust as Greenpoint Landing held a “Ground Breaking Ceremony” complete with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream trucks and yet failed to invite the community. Continue reading

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Greenpointers Make Music in McGolrick Park

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On a recent Sunday, Greenpointers at the McGolrick Greenmarket were serenaded during their shopping thanks to Make Music New York, a free musical celebration that takes over subways, parks, and clubs every year on the longest day of the year.

The McGolrick show featured performances by IOLA, Kevin Alvir of The Hairs, Mason H., and Dylan Ewing. Carey Sveen from IOLA curated the lineup.

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Happy Birthday Dear Diamond… (7/02)

Diamond_BirthdayNeighborhood favorite The Diamond is turning eight this week and you’re invited to their party!

On Thursday they will be celebrating their Eighth Anniversary in style with the return of eight of their favorite draft beers from throughout Diamond’s lifetime. Between 5-8pm these will all be half-price, so the likes of Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted, Local Option Dampfbier, and Schneider Weisse can all be quaffed for a mere $4 a pint. Happy Birthday indeed.

But the party doesn’t stop here. Saturday July 4th they will be hosting their famous Independence Day Grill Out….where $5 gets you a giant bratwurst with potato salad and watermelon, accompanied by a rad patio soundtrack from vinyl junkies Jackson Mico and Proudfoot.

While you’re there be sure to have a quick round of shuffleboard and if you’re rilly good then think about signing up to the monthly tournaments…winners get their name on the esteemed plaque of fame!

Diamond Bar is at 43 Franklin Street.

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Crunch is Coming to the Hood this Summer!

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Got goals, Greenpoint? Good!

Crunch is coming to the neighborhood this summer and we’re excited to help you reach ‘em.

Here’s how:

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It takes the work out of workout! With a massive studio, Crunch Greenpoint will keep you on your toes with hot classes like Zumba®, POUND®, and Yoga Body Sculpt. Get ready to get sweaty and have some serious fun. Continue reading

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North Brooklyn PRIDE!

June is LGBTQ Pride Month and events, celebrations and parties have been popping up all over Brooklyn culminating in the huge Manhattan parade this weekend. And it couldn’t be more timely, with the Supreme Court ruling that there can be no more bans on same-sex marriage, the country has cried out in celebration for marriage equality, FINALLY.

Last Saturday North Brooklyn PRIDE Block Party was bumping, despite some cloudy skies and rain, check out some photos below:

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