No Window Shopping tonight at The Yard

NoWindowShoppingA new group exhibition, No Window Shopping, opens Thursday evening at The Yard. Featuring a variety of works on wood and canvas from BEAU, Sam Kirk, and URNY, Phase ii of No Window Shopping aims to highlight current events and local affairs including affordable housing, quality of life, normalizing relations with Cuba and the purpose that respectively defines – and ultimately connects -those relationships.

Continuing a rotating program of local artists exhibited at The Yard’s Brooklyn location, No Window Shopping will be on display through September 18th.

No Window Shopping
Phase ii f/ BEAU, Sam Kirk & URNY
July 30 – September 18, 2015
The Yard: Space to Work
33 Nassau Ave. 2nd floor.

RSVP for July 30th, 6-8pm, opening reception.

Have you seen this Judy Blume book? This dude is in some serious trouble!


Someone is totally in the dog house for giving this Judy Blume book away. Spotted all over Greenpoint:

I accidentally gave this book away on Saturday July 25th in a box on the corner of Green & Franklin. This book is extremely important to my wife. It was a keepsake from her mother and is irreplaceable. On the inside cover is a note that reads “Christmas 1991.” If you happened to pick up this book can you please get in touch with me.

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

locrianWith the dog days looming and a fistful of rad releases in wait, let’s forego the pleasantries this week in lieu of sheer, cold-hearted efficiency. Something tells me I won’t hear too many complaints about that when all is said and done, anyway.

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Compost is making Greenpoint even more smelly

In a neighborhood that already smells like sanitation half the time, the city has upped the stank ante by spearheading a composting pilot program in Greenpoint. Most people that we’ve talked to in Greenpoint love that we can compost now, but think pick-ups need to be more than once a week. Especially on weeks like this one when rotting meat plus intense summer heat are creating an olfactory nightmare:

Walking down Guernsey Street, you can barely breathe through your nose due to the stench, Baker reported. And neighbors say the brown bins for composting are not working – Baker found one that was not securely closed, and had maggots spilling out. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

OldWitchKeeperWelcome to the very first Friday installment of This One Goes To Eleven, everyone. Semi-mandated by the new Global Release Day, proceedings have moved to an altogether badder and boozier time slot, so join me in saying TGI-motherfucking-F for the first and, mercifully, final time.

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Restaurant openings: Kings County Imperial, Freehold, & The Federal Bar


Kings County Imperial
20 Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg; 718-610-2000
Credit: Gothamist

It’s the summer, so as always there are lots of restaurants opening in Williamsburg and North Brooklyn. We hear that Brooklyn Barge Bar will FINALLY open the weekend of July 24 in Greenpoint. Until then, there are a few other new places to try including Kings County Imperial – an inventive Chinese restaurant with soy sauce on tap:

Kings County Imperial has a ramshackle charm, and on any given night you might find yourself seated in a rickety metal chair seemingly salvaged from some 1970s classroom; or at a plush circular red banquette, complete with built-in Lazy Susan; or at a table in the back dining area, a space that feels like you’re eating inside the hull of Chinese junk; or perched happily on a stool (and probably chatting with beverage director Richard Murphy) at the extra-wide, antique mahogany bar. [Read more...]

Interactive map plots every sex offender in NYC


Greenpoint and Williamsburg only have a handful of convicted sex offenders, but Bushwick is a different story:

New York State, like many states, allows you to search for a sex offender. The Empire State only lets you map individual sex offenders. You can’t plot a map of all of the sex offenders currently registered around your block or your neighborhood. For example, if you live on the Lower East Side, you can’t see all the offenders near you. In an effort to make this data more accessible, we’ve (literally) put every sex offender in New York City on the map. Just click on each point to view pictures, name, offense, and a link to the full rap sheet provided by NYS Criminal Justices…Anyone who uses this information to injure, harass or commit a criminal act against any person may be subject to criminal prosecution.

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Carmine’s Original Pizza in Greenpoint is closing


via Greenpointers

Thankfully, he’s not getting pushed out by a BMW dealership or a greedy landlord. That said, Carmine’s will still be missed:

Carmine Notaro was born in Italy but came to the U.S. in 1967. He opened up his famous pizzeria in 1981 and has been in business ever since. [Read more...]