After months of head scratching and hand wringing, it appears that work to repair the India Street ferry landing has finally visibly begun, just nine days before next Friday’s G-train closure plunges North Brooklyn into a five-week transportation brown out. It appears city officials are now “cautiously optimistic” that the landing’s owners will finish repairs before the G shuts down.
In our in-depth June 6 post on the topic, we noted a disconcerting lack of transparency about the repair process and called on local political leaders to pressure the city and the landing’s owners to publicly commit to a timeline that would ensure the ferry is operational before shutdown.
This is our FIRST ever Summer Market, so we are very excited and want it to be a MAJOR success. So please come, bring your friends and tell everyone…RSVP on FB!
There will be over 70+ amazing and talented local vendors!
Don’t miss out on Brooklyn Brewery beer, White Sangria & Cafe Grumpy Iced Coffee at the bar. All funds raised from the market go to paying our awesome contributors!
We couldn’t do it without the support of our awesome sponsors:
Yes, our favorite nail artist @Peenk! will be in the house – making your nails all shiny and summery – also totally FREE!
SEE YOU THERE!
For most Greenpointers, early mornings will find us hitting the snooze button a few too many times. Others are out dancing. A recent trend has sprung up in North Brooklyn (and across New York City) – people hitting the dance floors before their morning cup of coffee.
Local dog rescue, Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, is hosting a fundraising sidewalk sale this Saturday, July 19th from 11am to 4pm outside of the Shoe Market at N. 6th St and Bedford Ave. Badass Couture will feature a curated selection of vintage and gently-used clothing, Badass merchandise, and of course adorable and adoptable doggies. All proceeds go towards the rescue, who rescue dogs from high-kill shelters in the southern U.S. and get them adopted into loving, New York homes.
Hunting for something special at flea markets is always fun, but add in a cornhole tournament and you really have nothing better to do this Saturday. But wait, add in the chance to be on national television for the taping of the hit tv show Flea Market Flip and you should be running to catch the G to Long Island City.
The cornhole tournament will be happening all day at LIC Flea, so come and test your tossing skills. The winner will walk away with their very own cornhole set, $100 to spend at the flea, FREE beer from LIC based Rockaway Brewery and other great prizes. Sign up for your spot in the tournament here. Continue reading
Can I just first say how much I love Bushwick Daily (our unofficial sister blog) and its founder Katarina Hybenova (amazing woman) and how stoked I was to find out she was co-publishing a book with Catopolis called Bushwick Nightz - short stories about Bushwick. I am proud to be holding a physical copy of this book in my hands and am excited to let you know the book launch is happening tonight at Lot 45 (411 Troutman St.) at 7pm. Tickets: $10 (includes a book) at the door and the first 75 peeps get a free glass of champagne. Continue reading
Shrug-pop sweethearts Perfect Teeth curated this week’s chill playlist — but wait! There’s more: a song premiere (!!).
Have an ear gander after the jump.
Get your jewelry game on, kids. Erica Weiner is opening up her Dobbins Street studio with a dope three day sale on antique jewelry starting July 18th. The bi-annual sample sale will feature more antiques than ever—50+ one-of-a-kind pieces. Prices start at $35. Where & When: 50 Dobbins Street; 7/18: 4 – 8 PM, 7/19: 12 – 7 PM, 7/20: 12 – 4 PM.