Where to support women in NYC this International Women’s Day


With the lingering fear and uncertainty of the future of equal rights in our country, it’s more important than ever to support your fellow ladies.  [Read more…]

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


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…]

Breaking: Shooting on Greenpoint Ave leaves one in “grave condition”

Zoe Camp (@jzcamp) via ABC News

Zoe Camp (@jzcamp) via ABC News

Around 3 pm this afternoon, a shooting and possible police standoff took place on Greenpoint Avenue near the intersection of McGuinness Boulevard. [Read more…]

Williamsburg’s BrisketTown is shutting down on Sunday

Bill Murray's a fan; Credit facebook.com/DelaneyBBQ

Bill Murray’s a fan; Credit facebook.com/DelaneyBBQ

Sad news for BBQ lovers, but the popular south Williamsburg restaurant is getting pushed out by developers “intent on knocking down the building.” At least we’ll still have Fette Sau and Mable’s (for now). The owners of Delaney BBQ posted a statement this morning on Facebook:

In 2012, when I had the wacky idea to lug a behemoth of a BBQ smoker from Austin to Brooklyn, I had no idea what I was getting myself into, just a vague notion that I’d learn to make brisket. As it turned out, the next four years of my life would be my best yet. The idea became a project, and the project a business. From staying up all night cooking in my folks’ backyard in Jersey, to organizing Brisketlab, to opening BrisketTown, to developing a catering company, and eventually starting the development of retail products, we’ve done so much. Which is why it is bittersweet to announce the next chapter in this journey. [Read more…]

This One Goes to Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

1000x1000While a little thin on big-name blog fodder, the underground is on absolute fire this week, so grab that headlamp and let’s begin our descent.

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Greenpoint bakery Ovenly expanding, wants to be “biggest bakery brand in America”

Ovenly; credit Winona Barton-Ballentine

Ovenly; credit Winona Barton-Ballentine

The popular north Greenpoint bakery already has a pretty large following — we’re fans — but in coming years they’re hoping to grow their brand with a series of satellite cafes in Brooklyn and a heavier focus on retail. Nobody can fault them for not thinking BIG:

Their pastries can also be found at some 150 coffee shops, hotels, and restaurants around New York, wholesale business that makes up 70 percent of their sales. But, since it’s hard to get wholesale clients like cafes to display the Ovenly name, most people eating their pastries don’t know that they’re eating Ovenly items. Patinkin and Kulaga are hoping that will change with a new network of neighborhood cafes. “Our vision is to be the biggest bakery brand in America,” Patinkin says. [Read more…]

Dog Parker invades Brooklyn

via Dog Parker

via Dog Parker

As if Brooklyn wasn’t already the most dog-friendly borough in New York City—it’s about to become even more so. Enter Dog Parker. [Read more…]

Brooklyn’s own restaurant week kicks off this March


This is good news for everyone in Brooklyn—because who doesn’t love food? And deals? Beginning on Monday, March 20th through Thursday, March 27 Dine in Brooklyn will showcase the borough’s unique and varied flavors and cuisines with over (so far) 60 participating restaurants. Prix fixe dinners will run $28 (not including tax or gratuity) as well as $15 lunch and $12 brunch at a handful of eateries according to the event’s website. [Read more…]