I hate the term conspiracy theory. It irks me. Often valid ideas get this moniker, as well as ideas that clearly deserve the term. That said, if Joe Blow murders someone, he is a murderer. If Joe Blow and Joe Shmo decide to murder someone, that is called conspiracy murder. See how that works? If more than one person conspires to do someting illegal, it becomes a conspiracy. Now when most of the city council conspires against the will of the people of New York (in this case – Greenpoint, Brooklyn) – what shall we call that? Continue reading
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Bishop and Queen (1000 Manhattan Avenue) is a petite womenswear shop that packs a whole lotta punch in Greenpoint. The store doesn’t stray far from its poetic minimalist meets utilitarian enthusiasms and rightfully so. With simple and classic pieces, the emphasis is all on the details.
Dark leggings, laser-cut perforated knits, clog booties, and oversized layering pieces compliment crystal necklaces and long pendants swinging from deer antlers. From trusty neutral tones to bright colored socks and shimmery quartz baubles, there’s something for every Greenpoint gal.
Tonight (12/13) Bishop and Queen is having a holiday/meet the new jewelry designer party from 7-10.
I stopped by the shop a few weekends ago and got to chat with Kimberly Callway on being a new business owner, in addition to working as a Science teacher, and long time Greenpoint resident.
In this next installment of “Greenpoint In An Instant,” we are throwing it back to warm summer days and yummy, peel-apart film goodness. Enjoy! Continue reading
Staying warm can be ruff. Err, rough…rough! May I suggest not leaving the house this weekend, save for going to the store to get some hibernation provisions? Isn’t there a football sporting game or something on the tv? I might not be one for sports-watching, but sign me up for crashing on the couch with sporty snacks anyday. You want to get cozy, don’t you? Pick out a movie, put on your slippers and your warmest sweater, and while you’re at it, put your dog in a sweater too. No, not Mr. Fuzzy Buttons. I’m talking about your hot dog! Continue reading
This Saturday December 14th, 2013 will be the 2nd Annual Grand St Holiday Window Display Competition in Brooklyn! Continue reading
Last Thursday’s meeting on Greenpoint Landing was somewhat of a timing disaster. For those unfamiliar with the project, Greenpoint Landing is the proposed and now, approved, project that encompasses 20 acres of the Greenpoint waterfront, and will include the construction of ten 30-40 story towers, as well as a new school and a public park.
After an initial last-minute location change, the 77 Commercial Street (another development on the Greenpoint waterfront) hearing was scheduled for 9am and was then pushed to approximately 1:45pm, causing it to overlap with the hearing on Greenpoint Landing. Council Member Stephen Levin had to duck out of the Commercial Street meeting early to lead the hearing on GPL, while the residents who came to testify waited over 5 hours to speak. Many of them had to leave early for work or other outside obligations; at least 10 speakers who were called to testify were not available by the time they were called upon. Continue reading
I never thought I would be so excited to get out of Greenpoint tonight! But this NO OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY we are hosting along with The Skint and Brokelyn is SO WORTH IT! Just the raffle prizes alone are insane (see below) PLUS: HAND JOB ACADEMY is performing along with Special Guest Comedian Michael Lawrence. There will be $3 punch and drink specials, YEAH DAWG! will be slingin’ vegan hot dogs, and Yuka (Greenpointers’ official photo booth photographer) will be helping you keep your shit sorta together for one last fancy photo of the year. And since our blog co-hosts are major cheapskates, tickets are only $8.
-$40 to Adelina’s, Greenpoint
-$25 to The Diamond, Greenpoint
-Do-It Detox – $150 value from Human@Ease
-Two tickets to Natasha Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
-Two tickets to Point Break Live!
-Two tickets to any show at Brooklyn Bowl (except sold-out shows)
-Biggie instant disguise hat from Urban Cricket
-Super Mario Bros. Subway map from RIPT Apparel
-2014 NYC Taxi Beefcake Calendar from LIVE432
-My Brooklyn on DVD
-2 his and hers orgasm in a box kits from Babeland
-Very Recent History, book by The Awl’s Choire Sicha
-One-year membership to Bushwick’s Mellow Pages Library
-Sampler pack of heavy metal nut butters from Better Off Spread
-Four drinks tickets ($6 each) to this very party tonight from Littlefield!
-$100 towards tattoos from Mikee of NY Hardcore Tattoos (a shop fully endorsed by Team Brokelyn)
Police are currently investigating the details surrounding the beating of Taj Patterson, a 22-year-old fashion student, who was allegedly attacked by a Hassidic mob on the morning of December 1st. Eye witnesses, including the MTA bus driver who pulled over and intervened when he saw what was happening, described the men who attacked the student as wearing uniform jackets with three letters, one of which was an “S.” Continue reading
Let psych outfit Sky Picnic‘s lead singer Chris Sherman be your audio tour guide to indoor bliss. He curates this week’s playlist, sure to jellify your tense muscles (in a not gross way, of course).