Greenpoint Open Studios is coming this week


It’s not too early to begin thinking about the weekend, right? Greenpoint Open Studios is this week (April 29-May 1) with tons of art and activities. Le Fanfare kicks things off tomorrow with a Pre-Launch Artists Mixer Meet & Greet. More from Greenpointers:

GOS is kicking it off with a launch party on Friday April 29 (8-11PM) at Java Studios (252 Java Street), where their gallery and outdoor space will host a night of performance art, live music, exhibitions, street art inspired mural paintings, and video art projections. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a2937445179_10Since we were tackling other topics last week, I’d like to take this moment to wish Saint Vitus a belated, but very happy, 5th birthday. I was up there on Friday and to hear Pallbearer—a band born and bred a thousand miles away, both geographically and culturally—talk about Vitus as a sort of adopted home, only reinforced what should probably be obvious by now: Each time we go to Vitus, we are participating in a piece of metal history. It might not be the The Mermaid or The Rainbow quite yet, but let’s give it another 5 and see what happens.

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How did Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick vote?


Greenpoint loves Bernie (c/o NY Times)

Bernie Sanders had the largest support in the city from Greenpoint and Bushwick. Or as the NY Times obnoxiously puts it: “Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont fared best with young gentrifiers in Bushwick and Greenpoint.” South Williamsburg on the other hand loves Ted Cruz. See how the North Brooklyn voted below: [Read more...]

Bernie Sanders will be in Greenpoint today


He’ll be giving a speech at Transmitter Park at 3pm. Next week, he heads to Washington Square Park for a larger rally.

Brooklyn-born Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vermont) will finally make a public appearance in his hometown on Friday, hosting rallies outside his childhood home in Midwood and in a waterfront park in Greenpoint. [Read more...]

Paulie Gee’s Slice Joint coming soon to Greenpoint


Everyone’s favorite Greenpoint pizza man, Paulie Gee, is opening a slice joint at the north end of Franklin Street! From Eater:

Paulie Giannone — the man behind popular Greenpoint pizzeria Paulie Gee’s — is opening another pizza place in the neighborhood, this time with classic New York slices. Paulie Gee’s Slice Joint, to be located at 110 Franklin St. at the corner of Noble, will be an old school New York pizzeria and sports bar, Giannone tells Eater. His flagship pizzeria stopped doing takeout a couple years ago because the pies didn’t hold up well in a box, so this new restaurant is an opportunity to serve people who want to take something home, he says. “There’s a big demand in the neighborhood,” Giannone says. [Read more...]

Frankel’s Delicatessen opening in Greenpoint on Saturday

Frankel's Delicatessen & Appetizing; credit: Jody Wissner

Frankel’s Delicatessen & Appetizing; credit: Jody Wissner

And it’s about time North Brooklyn had a good deli. This Upper West Side-style Jewish deli looks promising:

The brothers Zach and Alex Frankel were reared on the Upper West Side of Manhattan but live in Brooklyn now and missed the local smoked fish emporiums of their childhood. So they are doing something about it: opening on Saturday on the border between Williamsburg and Greenpoint their own version of the appetizing shops they love. Zach Frankel has been in the restaurant business as a manager and chef; his brother’s career has been in music. [Read more...]

Greenpoint will soon have its own BMW-owned, tech-brotastic, start-up incubator / “world class” restaurant / asshat palace



As we reported last year, the space that used to host the Brooklyn Night Bazaar was purchased by BMW.  As details emerge about what BMW plans to do with the 23,000 square-foot warehouse, we’re beginning to think an automotive showroom would’ve been preferable. Reporters talked to the designer, Nate Pinsley, about the space and it sounds, well, just horrible. As DNA reports, its going to be called A/D/O — awkward shorthand  for the already-pretentious Amalgamated Drawing Office — and it will be a “place for design professionals to work, develop and play.” Ugh. You just know there’s going to be skateboard racks. Gothamist has more:

In fact, the BMW-owned MINI is building a 23,000 square-foot restaurant / retail design store / co-working space that the company hopes will become a “hotbed for future ideas and innovation.”
It’s called Amalgamated Drawing Office, which is “an homage to the team that designed the first MINI,” according to Nate Pinsley, ADO’s managing director. The warehouse’s renovations are being designed by nARCHITECTS and ADO is scheduled to open late this summer. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a1459108403_16More sickening news from the world at large this week. I love metal. My guess is you do too. But as we approach one of the 2016′s first serious AOTY contenders –and one not without its own ethical complications–let’s try to keep all this in perspective. We aren’t saving or taking lives here. We are talking about entertainment, so keep calm and respect your fellow hessian.

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