• Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Greenpoint's Champion Coffee Heads West to Meatpacking

    Up towards the north end of Greenpoint, Champion Coffee (1108 Manhattan Avenue, 718-383-5195) has been a neighborhood fixture, serving espresso-only coffee drinks and a fairly broad breakfast menu, since 2006. It's a great hangout for those working (or pretending to work) while utilizing wifi inside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    This Week's Four Best Happy Hour Specials

    April, with her intermittent beautiful days interspersed with rainstorms, is such a tease. Let's all agree to embrace the spring weather by wetting our whistle on the cheap.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Peter Pan Bakery's Donuts, Our Cheap Eat of the Day

    Donuts from Peter Pan Bakery (727 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-389-3676), $1 If you can get on board with replacing a meal with a donut or two, one of the best cheap meals in the city awaits you in Greenpoint.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Announcing Our Inaugural Holiday Spirits Tasting Event--Get Presale Tickets

    We're still nursing our hangovers from last weekend's Brooklyn Pour, where hundreds of beers flowed from dozens of breweries over in Greenpoint. But on the heels of that, we're announcing our first-ever Holiday Spirits tasting event, a wintertime fete featuring specialty cocktails and plenty of merr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Budin Will Bring Nordic Coffee and Wares to Greenpoint This Fall

    Crystal Pei acknowledges there's been a Nordic invasion in New York City, but she says most of those spots are of the same vein: "Everything Scandinavian here is minimalist Swedish and Danish," she explains.

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Greenpoint's Lobster Joint Plants Flag On Houston Street

    Greenpoint's Lobster Joint has officially commandeered 201 Houston St., the former home of semi-outdoor Lina Frey. Bob Levitt, one of the owners, said they should be up and running in the middle of December.

  • Voice Choices

    October 31, 2012


    Head into the urban wilderness with Woods

  • Dining

    September 12, 2012

    Potlikker: The Queen of Quirk Comes to Williamsburg

    A chef returns, just as unpredictable as before

  • Voice Choices

    April 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    No. 7 Sub Comes Up With More Crazy Heroes for Its Greenpoint Location

    The innards of the shrimp-pork sausage submarine -- sandwiches don't get moister than this. There's an unspoken rivalry between places that offer doctrinaire versions of dishes and those that choose to be wildly innovative. Is it a better business model to give the public exactly what they're used ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    There's a Lot of Trash in Williamsburg and Greenpoint

    ​Two neighborhoods in New York City are trashier than ever, at least, in a manner of speaking. According to a new study released today, there are more garbage trucks in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, where 19 of New York City's 58 waste transfer stations are located -- "362 trucks per hour at si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Greenpoint Raccoons Are Going Next Level

    New York Shitty​Before occupying Wall Street, before bedbugs, before the summer of the rat, there were vicious raccoons, who would just as soon swing into your garden and destroy it, or come in through your window (and, somehow, manage to decapitate themselves in a suicide mission within your ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 28, 2011


    Paris brings its glitter to Brooklyn

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: Anatomy of a Bike Accident, Plus Kenny Chesney and Beyoncé

    ​This week in the Voice, out today: Camille Dodero explores the fallout from a bike accident in Greenpoint that happened in October. A Brooklyn couple, James Paz and Michelle Matson, were hit by a car on McGuiness Boulevard, and Michelle was severely injured. They've learned that if you get in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Williamsburg and Greenpoint: More Druggy, or Just More Drug Busts?

    via i_follow/Flickr​In the midst of all the Osama Bin Laden news there's a bit in the New York Post about "hipster communities" in Williamsburg and Greenpoint that are either partying too hard, or are partying just the same as they've always been partying but getting busted more, depending on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Williamsburg Ponders a Liquor License Moratorium While the LES Ponders Drunk Minors

    ​That liquor license moratorium that Community Board 1 voted to impose on Williamsburg and Greenpoint may have hit a bit of a roadblock.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Ovenly Delivers Better Bar Snacks, Gets the Food Curated Treatment

    Ovenly's spicy bacon caramel corn​Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin of Ovenly, a creative kitchen in Greenpoint, that specializes in bar snacks and desserts, reveal the greatest joy of running such a business: the drunken emails at 3 a.m. from fans proclaiming their love for the bacon fat-washed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Calexico Carne Asada Will Go Al Fresco in Carroll Park

    ​Having conquered Greenpoint, Red Hook, the streets of Soho and Williamsburg, and Brooklyn Bridge Park, Calexico is expanding its kingdom to Carroll Park.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Greenpoint Truck Thinks It's a 7 Train

    ScoutingNY​This is sort of great. In Greenpoint, Brooklyn, there is a truck that has been disguised as a 7 train. Finder of cool things on our city streets ScoutingNY discovered it recently while driving home. A commenter on his site points out that it was done by graffiti crew from Queens cal ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 2, 2011


    Art in a convent

  • News

    January 5, 2011

    Portrait of an Immigrant Detainee as a Young Man

    Meet New York bike-scene fixture Pablo Airaldi. He made friends with everyone—except ICE officials.

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Greenpoint's New Calexico Carne Asada

    ​Yikes! The bland guacamole tastes mainly of oregano, and it's expensive, too. Few food carts have been ballyhooed as much as Calexico's, which show up on a regular basis in Soho, Williamsburg, and Brookyn Bridge Park. In fact, they won a Vendy award in 2008. Inevitably, these purveyors of Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Tales From a Greenpoint Christmas Tree Vendor

    Charlie Poekel at his Greenpoint tree stand​Selling Christmas trees in New York City seems like a hard job. It's cold, for one. New Yorkers have that "reputation" for being tough customers and not always the friendliest, not to mention bargain hunters par excellence. And sitting outside a tree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Greenpoint/North Williamsburg Ferry Is Still Happening, Soon

    rendering via Brooklyn365​Greenpoint/North Williamsburgers, please issue a collective hoorah for no longer having to rely on the unreliable G. The "hipster ferry" that's been bandied about for a while is going to happen as soon as May 2011, as reported previously. The Metropolitan Waterfront A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Greenpoint Club Coco66 Is Taking The Week Off From Doing Shows To "Become A Better Venue With More Space For People"

    Yesterday, a manager at the beleaguered Greenpoint club Coco66 promised us that despite a police raid on Friday that momentarily closed the venue, they were reopening at regular capacity this week--"we didn't have to close at all," they told us. But this morning, we noticed that every show booked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Behold: Take Out, a Waitress Freak-Out Fantasy, Shot at Paulie Gee's

    The latest in food-related revenge fantasies comes courtesy of Take Out, a short film about a waitress who's driven to violence by her awful boss and customers. It's hilarious, in part because it was filmed at Paulie Gee's, a place whose eponymous owner is possibly the nicest man in Greenpoint. If ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Phosphorescent Are the Luckiest Band in All Of Brooklyn: Stolen Van, Equipment Recovered By Police

    ​After having their van and the $40,000 worth of equipment it contained stolen in Greenpoint last Thursday night, and subsequently writing a Double Rainbow-inspired series of verses by way of thanking those who moved to help them in their time of need, Phosphorescent report today that the cops ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Greenpoint Food Market Shutters in the Face of Looming Health Department Visitation

    Copyright Greenpoint Food MarketAnarchy in a Jar's boisterous jams are no longer available in a Greenpoint church basement.​Well, so much for the can-do DIY spirit of homemade empanadas and pastel-hued cake balls: weeks after it received a glowing write-up in the Times, the 10-month-old Greenp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Big Brother Has Eyes on Greenpoint Food Market Vendors

    vimiramontes/FlickrSo long, homemade baked goods.​It looks like the health department is about to start raining on Greenpoint's handmade food parade. The city says that vendors at the monthly Greenpoint Food Market will be under close scrutiny following a piece in The New York Times about the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Colombian Bread Puddding at Cafe Colombia Bakery

    ​If you have ever thought to yourself, "I wish this bread pudding was made with condensed milk and a dash of sherry and tasted like a cross between flan and pumpkin pie" than Colombian pudin de pan is for you.

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Here's a Cool Video Portrait of Greenpoint's Lomzynianka

    Lomzynianka Final from elizabeth leitzell on Vimeo. Food Curated's Liza de Guia isn't the local food scene's only documentarian: our intrepid freelancer Keith Wagstaff and his friend Elizabeth Leitzell have collaborated on a nifty photo and video essay about Lomzynianka, a Polish restaurant in Gree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint This Sunday

    Robert SietsemaPies 'n' Thighs will represent this Sunday.​Williamsburg and Greenpoint will promote neighborhood culinary pride and try to raise money for a local community center this Sunday, May 16, with Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint, a grazing event featuring many of the neighborhoods' rest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Hey, Anybody Want to Buy Studio B?

    Photo via sarahheiman's photostream​For $2,500,000, you too can own the Greenpoint venue that was shut down over and over and over again by its neighbors, Eater reports. That number represents a $450,000 discount over the original asking price, includes "three bars, a dance floor, and four bat ... More >>

  • News

    April 27, 2010

    New York Happy Hours, All Around the Clock

    20 Happy Hours for every legal drinking hour in town!

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Artisanal Food Brand, Children's Clothing Store, or Sex Shop?

    simplyla/FlickrThese could just as easily be cupcakes.​We like winsome foods painstakingly handcrafted in somebody's fifth-story walk-up as much as the next person, but in scanning the list of vendors participating in the Greenpoint Food Market on April 10, one could reasonably assume that man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    G Train Weekend Closings Debut with Rain, Shuttle Buses

    ​The G train began four straight weekends of suspended service, from 10:30 pm Fridays to 5 a.m. Mondays, last Friday. On this inaugural weekend, use of other trains was recommended, and shuttle buses were provided. This is from a report from Greenpointers: "When the shuttle finally arrived ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    That Yummy Fur Show Tonight Just Got Moved to the Market Hotel

    ​More info on the switch here. Not a good sign for 171 Lombardy, the sporadically active (and awesomely Google Street Mapped) Greenpoint venue that was originally set to host. Still--Yummy Fur!

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    The Yummy Fur Are Reuniting, Playing Newish DIY Venue 171 Lombardy

    ​The Yummy Fur, the delightfully skuzzy Glasgow indie-pop band, didn't make it across the ocean in their initial 1992-1999 run; college radio love never quite did buy anybody a plane ticket, either then or now. But being in Franz Ferdinand definitely is good for a transatlantic flight, and so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Incredibly Cheap Eats: Dollar Empanadas at M & W Laundromat in Greenpoint

    ​You could also toss one into the washing machine in lieu of a Bounce. A laundromat seems like a very weird place to eat anything but peanut butter crackerss. snack chips, or cheap candy bars.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Jerry Fuchs Memorial This Thursday

    ​Thursday, 7pm-11pm at Enid's in Greenpoint. More info and a collection of sad-making photos at the Washington City Paper.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Stumptown Red Hook Roastery Opens

    ​ ​ Stumptown is all over New York these days -- even our little far-north-Greenpoint neighborhood has been penetrated -- and this weekend they held a little gala to celebrate the opening of their Red Hook Roastery in a converted artist's space at Commerce Street and Van Brunt, equippe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Yes In My Backyard: Exclusive Video Premiere For Renminbi's "Set Up"

    Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing new and emerging MP3s from local talent. Recently, we've given you Liturgy's "Ecstatic Rite," the video for Motel Motel's "Coffee," and Werewolves' "Dora Gerson." ​ Greenpoint duo Renminbi play a decidedly blustery, blown-out version of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Organ Recital: Anticuchos in McCarren Park

    ​McCarren Park may be the very last place where you'd expect to find organs, yet, last Sunday I did. The occasion was the summer picnic of a Greenpoint Peruvian soccer club, attended by perhaps 300 souls, who sat on folding chairs under the London plane trees as bad weather threatened. Undeter ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 3, 2009


    Brooklyn's block party needs badges, too

  • Voice Choices

    March 25, 2009


    Suits on Wall Street can use a little pillow love

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Magic Johnson's Greenpoint Luxury Condo Bankrupt

    As the blind man cries in Los Olvidados, "One less! One less!" Magic Johnson's Viridian condoplex in Greenpoint opened its doors to buyers optimistically with a "Buy Low -- Live Large Party." But even before it debuted, people were skeptical: Miss Heather laughed at it ("Who wouldn't want to pay ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 4, 2009
  • Voice Choices

    January 28, 2009


    World domination, the second attempt

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    This Week in Boozing

    It's Thursday. It's practically the weekend. It's time to start boozing. Here's the latest news to help you prepare for imbibing:Sasha Petraske's absinthe bar, White Star (21 Essex Street), will now deign to serve classic cocktails .[Urban Daddy]If you're the sort of person who cares about drinking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    5 Banks Robbed Yesterday in 4 Boroughs

    Citizens responding to the financial crisis robbed five banks in the city yesterday. A WaMu was hit in the Bronx at 9:20 a.m., then a Valley National near Flatbush, then an HSBC in Long Island City, then the Sovereign Bank on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint -- and this was all before 11 a.m. At 3:30 ... More >>

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