Greenpoint Avenue pins from BK Buttons

Die cast street sign pins

Die cast street sign pins

Last month the guys at BK Buttons released their first Brooklyn street sign pin, Greenpoint Avenue, and today they announced that anyone ordering a button can swing by the Pencil Factory Thursday evening to pick up their order:

For those of you working/living in Greenpoint, we will be hosting a “pin pick-up” at the Pencil Factory at 142 Franklin St at Greenpoint Ave, on Thursday (7/14) evening 6:30 – 8:30pm – please do swing by and pick up your order!

They’re still taking orders now through BKButtons.com but when we asked if we could pay cash for a pin tomorrow evening at the Pencil Factory pick up, they replied saying just “Maybe?”

Not a bad way to rep Greenpoint, I suppose! What’s next, a “West St.” pin?

Dobbin St + Wedding Crashers open house Tuesday 7/12

Dobbin St

Dobbin St
 is a new tailored event space and wedding venue just steps away from McCarren Park, and next Tuesday they’re hosting an open house for the local community. Partnered with Wedding Crashers, Brooklyn’s wedding fair and event series, this open house event will include preferred vendors Magnolia BakerySilkstone CateringIl Buco VitaJove Meyer EventsDesigns by Ahn, Scratch DJ Academy, and Broadway Party Rentals. [Read more...]

Tonight: New Paintings by Rachel Ritchford

Rachel_Ritchford_1_webContinuing a rotating series of exhibitions, The Yard presents “New Paintings” by Rachel Ritchford.

“It was odd, she thought, how if one was alone, one leant to inanimate things; trees, streams, flowers; felt they expressed one; felt they became one; felt they knew one, in a sense were one; felt an irrational tenderness thus (she looked at that long steady light) as for oneself.” ― Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Rachel Ritchford was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Reception Thursday, Jan 14th, 6-8pm at The Yard
33 Nassau Ave. 2nd Floor (Above Spritzenhaus)
RSVP and more info

Take a tour of Greenpoint in Atson’s new music video

greenpointGreenpoint native Cant$topAtson‘s newest video is fittingly titled Welcome To My Neighborhood. Whether [Read more...]

Williamsburg Brooklyn Apartment Listings

Find An Apartment in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, or Bushwick Brooklyn

Since we know finding an apartment in Williamsburg, Bushwick and Greenpoint is increasingly difficult, here are some resources to help you with your search:

Greenpoint bar Beloved has closed for good

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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
at
The Yard: Space to Work
33 Nassau Ave. 2nd floor.

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

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...]