St. Stan’s Athletic League Baseball Team Sign Up @ St. Stan’s Gym (189 Driggs Ave) 2-3pm, Sunday 3/16, $100 (covers sign up fee and uniform), Bring your 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to try out for the Screamin’ Eagles baseball team, which will compete in the Brooklyn Diocese Spring Baseball League season from early April through early June, for more info contact althetic director Daniel Bernatowicz (dbernatowicz [at] gmail [dot] com)
♦ OMG #Webcats Art Show Opening @ Dandelion Wine (153 Franklin St) 7-9pm, FREE, Join webcat creator Scott Chase for a celebration of his new works, one of which is most definitely cats protruding from a man’s beard, RSVP
• BK: You Sure Know A Lot About Baseball For A Girl with Caryn Rose and Friends @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Talk baseball with author Caryn Rose upon publication of her new book A Whole New Ballgame, RSVP
♫ Imperial Topaz Record Release Show @ Death By Audio (49 S. 2nd St) 8pm, $7, celebrate the debut Imperial Topaz LP with Hex Breaker Quartet / Jerry Paper / Seth Graham, RSVP
# Grand Opening Party @ Dirck the Norseman (7 N 15th St) 3-5pm, Celebrate the grand opening of this new gastropub with in-house brewed beers on tap as well as pub eats like candied bacon wedge salad
• EL GARDEN Fundraiser @ Tradesman (222 Bushwick Ave) 7pm-12am, Support the new community garden at 120 Jefferson with great raffle prizes from Bushwick’s best restaurants & bars, RSVP
* Dog Habitat Fundraiser @ Rosamunde’s (285 Bedford Ave) 7:30-10pm, Free w/ Donation, Drink Ave Cider, eat sausages, and enter the silent auction to win prizes, all while support rescued pups in need of a home, RSVP
♫ Porches / Downies / Little Big League @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP Continue reading
Yes, the rumors are true. The G train will be suspended this Summer, BUT only between Long Island City and Nassau Ave. Still, this is going to be a huge inconvenience for commuters, especially for those Greenpointers who travel to Midtown daily via Court Square.
The suspension will take place from July 26 through Sept 1, “due to Sandy-related repairs.” The MTA is promising to resolve the situation with free shuttle service. But we all know how much of a sweaty clusterf*ck shuttle service can be.
If you’d like to air your grievances (and we’re sure you might have more than a few) there will be a Community Town Hall hosted by Senator Daniel Squadron on Thursday 4/3 @ The Polish Slavic Center (176 Java St) at 6pm. Be sure to adequately drill your elected officials, so that this shutdown doesn’t cause mass chaos on Nassau come Summertime.
Alls everyone talks about these days in Greenpoint (aside from the $10 lattes) are the rent hikes that leave residents and businesses with no other option than to move out or close-up shop.
“It’s everybody’s story,” Rob Maher of Unleash said after making the decision to close his Franklin St boarding and daycare facility after serving the community for 5 years. When his lease option came up for renewal, the new price his landlord offered was “not an option to renew,” he said.
Now he must find homes for 6 rescue dogs. Continue reading
When I visited the Back Room Consignment Shop (832 Manhattan Ave), I spent an hour looking through the collection. Sally, the owner, was very kind and helpful, as was Darius, who selected some of the clothes to show me. It was a welcoming environment and I recommend this place to my friends because it had some rarities like a Betsey Johnson dress from her Paraphernelia days and other cool things.
We chatted with Sally, a former burlesque dancer and Greenpoint “native.”
Our local Philly Cheesesteak joint Delilah’s Steaks is hosting a pop-up 6 course dinner on Monday March 17th. Shop owner Tommy Ferrick along with his friend Robert Flaherty, who is a cook at Romans (Andrew Tarlow’s italian restaurant in Fort Greene) promise delicious food and (thank God) no green beer. There will be 3 seatings of 20 guests, 6:00pm, 8:30pm and 11pm. It’s $40 and includes wine. Only the Early Bird slot is still available. Get some.
On Friday, the first small grants from the Greenpoint Community Evironmental Fund‘s (GCEF) $19.5 million were awarded to 18 environmental improvement projects in the neighborhood. The funds are ExxonMobil’s retribution for spilling 17-30 million gallons of crude oil into Newtown Creek. Thanks, Exxon!
This initial round of funding amounts to $395,000 (between $5,000 and $25,000 per project with matching funds), and encompasses high-quality, locally-led initiatives that will enhance open space, green the hood, and improve environmental education. Continue reading
If you see this beautifully decorated tree in McCarren Park today, feel free to take an ornament in remembrance of the Earthquake and Tsunami that devastated Japan on 3/11/11. Continue reading
Not sure if you’ve noticed but cats are everywhere! Big cats, little cats – they are the new spirit animal of this here Brooklyn life. It’s because they are the coolest – even cooler than hipsters. It’s nothing new; Ancient Egyptians sweat the shit out of cats, too.
Maybe we idolize them because we know if they had a choice they wouldn’t participate in our fur ball schemes. Did you see this? 500 Years ago cats were depicted wearing futuristic jetpacks in old drawings. I know my cat would NOT like a jetpack, or a tiara.
What about beards?
Another glorious cat events around town worthy of your attention (even though your cat would definitely be like, “no thanks loser – I’d rather stay home and puke on your computer cables “) – is Brooklyn Craft Company’s “Cat Lady Craft Night” on 4/5.
We chatted with Brett Bara of Bk Craft Co. about why cats are just too cool for school and everything else. Continue reading
O CO CHODZI Z MANDATAMI DLA PRZECHODNIÓW NA McGuinness?
Przejście dla pieszych na McGuinness należy do bardzo niebezpiecznych od długiego czasu. W grudniu zeszłego roku 32-letnia Nicole Detweille została śmiertelnie potrącona tam przez samochod. Od tego czasu policjanci ostrzegają przechodniów przed przechodzeniem na czerwonym świetle w tym miejscu. Konsekewncje są i będą w postaci mandatów lub upomnienia włacznie ze spisanie danych osobistych. Widocznie atwiej jest kontrolować pieszych niz szybkość jazdy kierowców…Ale jednak może warto poświęcić dodtakową minutę i poczekać na zielone światło? Dla własnego bezpieczeństwa i swiętego spokoju. Continue reading