I know that yesterday was Father’s Day and all, but aside from giving my Dad Rocco a bottle of Tunisian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from O Live Brooklyn, I also gave him a firm talking to about the almost always offensive ranty and insane comments he leaves on Greenpointers.
I explained to him how the blog is my business, how I am now trying to make a living as a professional blogger and asked that he have a little more consideration before he writes comments that look like they were written by someone in a Sicilian lunatic asylum.
His answer, “but it’s funny!”
I decided I would ask you the readers to vote on it. Below are a few of the recent insane comments he has created. Let me know if he should be banned from commenting or if you actually get entertainment from this sort of thing.
A few Rocco comments that are pending the trash:
“There are some words that absolutely disgust me: one is “nurturing,:” as it conjure images of 50 year old plus assistant principals in long lose fitting and totally tasteless dresses who are usually hemophiliac liberals and the other is “vegan” because it brings to mind spoiled and decadent hipster types who have always had it good. These people, according to my theory of standardized social deviation, usually bundle this veganism with other equally detestable ideas borne out of their idle bourgeois existence. It’s the point of view of one who believes to have reached an infinitesimal amount of wisdom at his old age. I know that it’s somewhat cynical but that is the way I am.
Have a nice organic day.”
“Now that you are bi lingual, or like I like to say, by tongueal, when will you do something for the hearing impaired and for the visually challenged?
For those who eschew PC I mean the deaf and the blind.”
What do you think?
Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) is featuring a new daily and brunch menu!
Some of the highlights:
• A new cheese plate, which is a collaboration with Eastern District, features cheese made with vegetarian rennet.
• There are not one, not two but three types of arancini! Pesto, Salame Gentile and Porcini & Cremini.
• There are two new salads, two new pizzas and new pasta options. The pizza sauce is now made with the best San Marzano tomatoes.
• For dessert: a chocolate red wine cake from an old Roman recipe!
The new Brunch Menu includes many new options including two vegan options. The low starting prix fixe of $12 includes fresh squeezed OJ and a cup of Blue Bottle coffee.
The vast majority of Adelina’s menu is either vegan or vegetarian and many veggie options can be made vegan.
Adelina’s also has weekly events!
“Spaghett-it-on” Mondays, from 5-8pm features Roman style pasta marinara with a Genesee beer for $7!
Tuesday Record Night has been amazing. Each Tuesday a different Greenpointer spins on a single record player bringing their own style to the evening.
Come and try the new menu at Adelina’s!
Sponsored post courtesy of Adelina’s.
They aren’t just the best “girl band” in Brooklyn – Heliotropes are the best band – period! These ladies love Greenpoint and want to giveaway two free tickets to their Album Release Party at Glasslands - TOMORROW – June 18, 2013 at 8:30pm.
To enter: Answer the following question correctly (or incorrectly): Of which month is heliotrope the gemstone?
Deadline to enter: June 17th, 11:59pm
A winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email on June 18th.
Don’t want to risk missing out on the show? Buy tickets.
That’s right! We are putting on a Northside Show with Supercrush Studio at Coco 66 (66 Greenpoint Ave) tomorrow night – Saturday 6/15 at 8pm. It’s only $5 and these best bands are performing! I’m Turning Into / Butter The Children / Old Monk / A Bunch of Dead People / Del Guapo – RSVP!
Can’t wait to see your face!
Attention all you ice cream freaks who happen to be vegan, Van Leeuwen (632 Manhattan Ave) just rolled out a new line of Vegan Ice Cream – and it rules! So stop feeling sorry for yourself and grab some VEGAN ice cream.
I taste tested Van Leeuwen’s vegan ice cream at a non-vegan dinner party in which I was asked to bring dessert. More specifically I was asked to bring Tiramusu, but no Italian bakeries were open and besides I don’t eat Tiramisu unless my cousin Roseanne makes it. So vegan ice cream it was and everyone loved it! It was gone in a few minutes and everyone wondered wanted more.
Personally I preferred the chocolate, which was extremely rich, creamy and chocolately. It has an underlying hint of coconut in a very delicious way. I am looking forward to new weekly flavors!
We chatted with the folks at Van Leeuwen about this new and miraculous vegan creation. Continue reading
Category: Eat & Drink
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If you need to amazing kitchen items, don’t miss this super sale at Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) to taking place Friday June 14th thru Monday June 17th. Kitchenware, brands like Le Creuset, Bodum, Hikuichi, and Staub will be marked down 40%, plus there will be 10% off the entire Homebrew department. More info.
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• OSA Community Committee Public Forum @ The Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) 7-8:30pm, our chance as community members to bring your ideas for maintaining, improving and celebrating our parks in North Brooklyn,More info
* Sailor Jerry Day – 102 Free Tattoos @ The Gutter (200 N 14th St) 7-11pm, 102 free tattoos in honor of the actual Normal “Sailor Jerry” Collins, the tattoo artist for whom the brand is named, choose your tattoo by throwing a dart – afterwards, a free shot of rum, RSVP
* War Correspondents @ Brooklyn Brewery (70 No. 11th St) 7:30pm, $15, featured guests ABC’s Bob Woodruff, war reporter Janine di Giovanni & author Jim Frederick display their work in the world’s most dangerous conflicts.
☺ We Stole These Jokes From Dane Cook’s Dad @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30-9:30pm, FREE, a comedy show, “Make your Dad proud by listening to strangers tell awkward stories about their families”
♫ Northside Festival Begins, thru 6/20 – Check out Greenpointers Music Guide
♦ Northside Senior Citizen Center Art Exhibit @ Northside Senior Citizen Center (179 No. 6th St) 1-3pm, original paintings and jewelry hand crafted by members of the Center for sale, proceeds used to support the art classes at the Center
* ‘Brooklyn Castle’ Screening @ Williamsburg Beacon Center (850 Grand St) 5:30pm, FREE, the award-winning, critically-acclaimed documentary about the chess team at Williamsburg’s IS 318, which has won multiple national championships, popcorn, hot dogs, drinks, Q&A with filmmaker Katie Dellamaggiore, RSVP
♦ Homespun @ the one well (165 Greenpoint Ave) 7-10pm, collection of mixed media collages by Vanessa Porter
• Relay for Life @ CitiStorage (No. 11th & East River) 10am-12am, an American Cancer Society fundraisor with music, games entertainment all day long and through the night.
# Chill Out! Vegan Shop-Up! @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St., Bushwick) 12-6pm, Ice Pops, Seitan Gyros, Nut Butters, Iced Chai, Fresh Salsas, Soul Food, Skin Care, Bug Repellent, Cat Toys
• Eat Your Face Off @ The Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 3pm, Rusty Ralston presents the Bombay Jay Z Dog, Brooklyn meats India, 50 delicious dogs available
♦ Northside Art @ Williamsburg Walks (Bedford Betw. No. 8th & No. 9th) 3-8pm, temporary wall units, interactive installations and sculptures will be staggered throughout the block for live painting performances, graffiti and other participation oriented works.
♦ Five Windows @ Northside Town Hall (134 Wythe Ave.) 6-10pm, a multi-channel video installation that explores the fluid nature of urban space through a series of static, voyeuristic shots looking through windows into public and private spaces.
♦ Self Help @ Rawson Projects (223 Franklin St) 6-8pm, summer group exhibition Jocelyn Miller (Curatorial Assistant at MoMA PS1) featuring work by CONFETTISYSTEM (Nicholas Andersen and Julie Ho), Thomas Jeppe, Georgie Roxby Smith, and Pinar Yolacan, RSVP
♫ Officially Unofficial Northside Show @ Coco66 (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, $5, Presented by Greenpointers & Supercrush Studios, Performances by Turning Into, Butter The Children, Old Monk, A Bunch Of Dead People, Del Guapo, RSVP
SUNDAY 6/16 * FATHER’S DAY! *
• Daddies! @ Palace Cafe (206 Nassau Ave) 8-10pm, a reading featuring Hedge trimmers! Speedboats! Conspiracy theories! Drugs! and the following writers: Sarah Tomlinson, Sean H. Doyle, Aiden Arata, Kate Mooney, Jacob Perkins and Karina Briski
# Motown On Mondays & Yummy Eats @ Shayz Lounge (130 Franklin St) 6-11pm, soul music and soul food, RSVP
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♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
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Did you know that Greenpoint has a museum? Yes we do and at this time it serves as a traveling museum visiting local schools. Motiva Enterprises has donated waterfront property at the launch site of the USS Monitor so a museum could be built in the future. They are now working toward fixing the site to make it open to the public. Please visit their site for more information. www.greenpointmonitormuseum.org
¿Sabías que Greenpoint cuenta con un Museo? Sí tenemos uno y en este momento sirve como un museo itinerante visitando las escuelas locales. Motiva Enterprises ha donado propiedad frente al mar en el sitio de lanzamiento del USS Monitor para que un museo podría construirse en el futuro. Ahora están trabajando hacia la fijación del sitio para que sea abierta al público. Visite su sitio para obtener más información. www.greenpointmonitormuseum.org
Tonight, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7:30pm check out Johan van der Keuken’s ‘The White Castle’ (16mm, 1973, 76 mins) at Light Industry (155 Freeman St) – $7.
A tour de force of dialectical editing, Johan van der Keuken’s The White Castle forms the middle segment of his “North-South Triptych” of documentaries. In this chapter, van der Keuken trains his camera on three different locales: the Spanish island of Formentara, a rural enclave in the process of becoming a tourist destination; African-American neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio, where younger generations are facing poverty by embracing new forms of political organizing; and two factories in The Netherlands, one of which becomes occupied by its workers. While these three sites at first seem disparate, and their inhabitants isolated from one another, van der Keuken reveals connections among them through a complex rhyming and repetition of images.
Seating is limited, first come first serve. Doors open 7pm.