Yr weekend starts now! (March 25, 2017)

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Free Williamsburg contributor (and local Deadhead), Andy P. Smith offers us his picks and recommendations for local, Brooklyn events to check out this weekend. This is Yr Weekend Starts Now!

See ya there!

Shea Stadium is trying to reopen as a legit club

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They’ve always been legit in our book, but in view of their recent problems, they’ve started a Kickstarter to get the city off their back:

We want to make Shea a completely legal, 100% permitted venue to protect its future. [Read more…]

Why this dating app will make you ditch Tinder

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Are you in a dating-app rut? Do you have a nauseating number of Tinder nightmare experiences piling up, but aren’t a celebrity with the red carpet resume to make it into the highly exclusive Raya app?

Enter, The Inner Circle. This Amsterdam-born “selective dating app” promises to “connect ambitious, like-minded people.” Since its launch in 2013, it has been met with a large amount of publicity and success, and with that, a large amount of criticism due to its perceived exclusivity. [Read more…]

Did this cute duck slow down your L Train commute this AM?

Officers captured and released “Presh” the duck, as Gothamist reports, after it hopped onto the L train tracks this morning. He was rescued from the tracks on the Jefferson L train stop without incident. He did not resist arrest and has since been released to Highland Park: [Read more…]

Video, photos, and more details on yesterday’s shooting in Greenpoint

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Police Standoff on Greenpoint Ave; credit Johnny Cirillo/Greenpointers

As we mentioned yesterday, there was a shooting on Greenpoint Ave. Police now have the suspect in custody — a 51-year-old, retired cop named Gene Barrett. He’s being charged with attempted murder, robbery, assault, burglary and menacing

Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, on Greenpoint Avenue near the intersection of McGuinness Boulevard in the Greenpoint section, police said 51-year-old Gene Barrett shot another man outside on the sidewalk… The victim’s girlfriend has lived in the same apartment building as Barrett for 13 years and has an ongoing dispute with the suspect, police said. The victim has been her boyfriend for about two years and by extension, was becoming involved in the disputes. Barrett retreated into her apartment after the shooting, holing up there for nearly an hour. [Read more…]

A woman was casually strolling on the Myrtle / Broadway J tracks this AM

In case your commute was delayed this morning, an emotionally disturbed woman was removed from the tracks just after 9AM. Thankfully, she appears to be alright, though the MTA hasn’t released any further details. More video below. [via Gothamist]

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Basically everything is shutting down in north Greenpoint

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Hail Mary; credit Grub Street

As Gothamist reports, Hail Mary is the latest casualty in a mass number of shutdowns in the past six months.

Hail Mary, the cute gourmet “diner” on Greenpoint Avenue, closed over the weekend after less than a year in the neighborhood. This is sad news for mac and cheese lovers, funfetti fanatics, and anyone who enjoys high quality comfort food in a cozy, welcoming environment. If you love a restaurant, go there frequently, or risk saying farewell.

Reached via email, owners Ham and Sohla El-Waylly told us they “tried their best” to keep their Greenpoint dream alive. “We made something we loved and that completely represented us through and through,” they told Gothamist. “Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. We’re happy we got to try and that this experience has made our relationship stronger.”

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Why This Dating App Will Make You Delete All The Others In 2017

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Are you in a dating-app rut? Do you have a nauseating number of Tinder nightmare experiences piling up, but aren’t a celebrity with the red carpet resume to make it into the highly exclusive Raya app?

Enter, The Inner Circle. This Amsterdam-born “selective dating app” promises to “connect ambitious, like-minded people.” Since its launch in 2013, it has been met with a large amount of publicity and success, and with that, a large amount of criticism due to its perceived exclusivity. [Read more…]