Brooklyn Barge Bar finally opening for ticketed event on July 4

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Brooklyn Barge Bar, credit Inhabitat

After multiple delays in June, Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Barge Bar will finally open next weekend with a ticketed July 4th event. Tickets are pricey — a whopping $125. Um, welcome to the neighborhood. But at least that includes drinks, dinner, and a decent view.

Brooklyn Barge Bar will be hosting a ticketed event for fireworks viewing on July 4th. Below are all the details you’ll need about tickets and the event. Please review these details carefully. Because of crowd control and security there are very specific logistical items that need to be followed. Happy 4th All!

Adults $125.00
Kids under 12 $40.00

Tickets include Beer, Wine, Soda, Water, Juice open bar from 6 pm to 10pm (or when the fireworks stop) and a BBQ buffet with hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, chicken, potato salad, macaroni salad and all the fixin’s.

Purchase tickets here.

Ooh Dream Weaver… DIY this weekend

Photo courtesy of Freeheart Project

Photo courtesy of Freeheart Project

Craft away your nightmares with a Dream Weaving workshop hosted by Freeheart Project, a Brooklyn-based alternative bridal shop, this Sunday, June 28 in Greenpoint. Hurry, sign-up ends soon. [Read more…]

Bird attack terror in Greenpoint’s Transmitter Park

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Be careful walking through Transmitter Park in Greenpoint, a particularly angry Mockingbird has been attacking everyone. From NY Times:

he felt a slight tap on his head.

He reached up, touched blood, and then saw a mockingbird circling above.

Mr. Henry ran.

Two days later, on his next visit to the park, he heard “a wail, like a battle cry,” emanating from what he believed was the same bird, as it plunged toward him once again.

“It’s so ridiculous,” said Mr. Henry, 44, a children’s book author, as he showed a reporter the site of the attack last Thursday. “I’m scared of a bird.”

He’s a children’s book author? I guess we can expect to see The Mean Mockingbird on shelves this fall. Read more accounts of the recent attacks at NY Times.

@joshmorrissey

Transmitter Park Will Finally Open On Saturday

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The long awaited WNYC Transmitter Park will open in Greenpoint on Saturday, park officials told The New York Post today. The waterfront space, named after its former use as a location for a WNYC radio transmissions tower, is on 1.6 acres between Greenpoint Ave and Kent Street, steps from the India Street stop on the East River Ferry. The project cost $12 million and took two years to complete.

According to the Post, the park is the first piece of 50 acres of parkland that Bloomberg promised north Brooklyn as part of the 2005 rezoning that so drastically changed the area.

Greenpointers says the park will have an open law, play area, bird garden, and café. A new pier is still under construction.