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.
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.
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 >>
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.
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.
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A chef returns, just as unpredictable as before
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 >>
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 >>
New York ShittyBefore 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 >>
Paris brings its glitter to Brooklyn
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 >>
via i_follow/FlickrIn 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 >>
That liquor license moratorium that Community Board 1 voted to impose on Williamsburg and Greenpoint may have hit a bit of a roadblock.
Ovenly's spicy bacon caramel cornAgatha 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 >>
Having conquered Greenpoint, Red Hook, the streets of Soho and Williamsburg, and Brooklyn Bridge Park, Calexico is expanding its kingdom to Carroll Park.
ScoutingNYThis 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 >>
Art in a convent
Meet New York bike-scene fixture Pablo Airaldi. He made friends with everyone—except ICE officials.
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 >>
Charlie Poekel at his Greenpoint tree standSelling 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 >>
rendering via Brooklyn365Greenpoint/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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
Photo via sarahheiman's photostreamFor $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 >>
20 Happy Hours for every legal drinking hour in town!
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 >>
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 >>
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!
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 >>
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.
Thursday, 7pm-11pm at Enid's in Greenpoint. More info and a collection of sad-making photos at the Washington City Paper.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Brooklyn's block party needs badges, too
Suits on Wall Street can use a little pillow love
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 >>
World domination, the second attempt
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 >>
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 >>
Environmental inspectors just want to see if their homes have dangerous poison gases -- left over from old "dry-cleaning plants, foundries and other manufacturers" -- floating up from the ground and into their homes. But many property owners in toxin-rich Greenpoint have blown off their requests, af ... More >>