This week, Rosie and I set out to try the famous falafel at God Bless Deli, which is somewhat of a Greenpoint legend among the broke, the inebriated, and the down and out.
It might not be now, and it may not happen for a while, but at some point while living on these hallowed streets, God Bless will sneak up on you. It might be at 3am after downing one too many $1 jello shots at Capri Social Club. Or maybe you will find yourself gazing at the $3.50 falafel sandwich during of those in-between-paycheck weeks when your stomach is craving a liter of garlic sauce on a mass of fried chickpeas. If you haven’t found your special falafel moment yet, it’s only a matter of time. And we can’t promise that it won’t be involve at least some level of shame. Continue reading →
The creators of the Turntable.FM room (RIP TTFM), Dad Jams, rejoin to ignite Williamsburg with garage beers, mall sneakers and the finest in blue-eyed soul and other tunes perfect for changing oil to. Ready for a sneak peak? Exposed chest hair optional.
Greenpointers recently had a homemade cappuccino with Brooklyn based illustrator and motion designer Richard Borge. Richard has done work for everyone from The New York Times to The Village Voice. He has a show, Objects Found and Claimed, opening May 16th at Rourke Art Museumin Moorehead, Minnesota. And yes, he makes a tasty cappuccino. Continue reading →
We know eastern Greenpoint is readying for construction of a new Kosciuszko Bridge, replacing the decrepitly old (and ugly) monster of a structure that currently connects Brooklyn and Queens (and that this will require a collective holding of everyone’s breath). We also know that our State’s forward-thinking Department of Transportation is removing surrounding trees to prevent an endangered bat species from nesting (so that they’ll settle elsewhere and won’t be harmed as construction begins).
Still, we can’t help but look at the new, treeless scene and wonder if the area, already bleak, has now reached its apotheosis of soulless, post-apocalyptic gloom. Continue reading →
Do you love Greenpoint and want to contribute to the community in a positive way by working for a well respected and popular local blog? Greenpointers is hiring!!!
News Editor / Blog Manager
Can you write well researched, informative and fun blog posts (on the fly), manage a team of talented editors and contributors, while managing the day to day upkeep of a WordPress blog? Are you self-motivated, Greenpoint-obsessed, extremely organized and impeccably detailed? You know who you are! (Monthly Stipend, Immediate Hire)
Think Jonathan Schwartz’s Frank Sinatra Fridays - light, fun and creative blog posts for reading over a cup of coffee in McGolrick/Winthrop Park. You can get weird because it’s the weekend! (2 Posts/Weekend – Saturday & Sunday, Pay Per Post) Here I am really looking for creative and unique content in all types of media.
Local Ad Sales
Do you know all the local business owners by name and sincerely want them to succeed? Advertising is a crucial component of Greenpointers’ mission not only because the revenue funds our website and pays our writers, but because we directly promote small businesses that make our neighborhood awesome and give jobs to our friends! (Commission, Immediate Hire)
To apply email greenpointers (at) gmail [dot] com.
In the subject line write: YOUR NAME + POSITION.
In the body of the email write a short statement on why you are a great fit for the position. Include a resume or link to a website.
WEDNESDAY 4/23 ♥ Cataclysm! @ Bizarre Bushwick (12 Jefferson St) 9pm, FREE, House of Screwball presents an all-new drag extravaganza, RSVP * Training Tips for Rescue Dogs @ Empire of the Dog (415 Grand St) 7pm, FREE, We will discuss typical issues that may arise in newly adopted rescue dogs, More info * Research Your Historic Brooklyn House @ Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse (67 West St, Suite 612) 7pm, $25, Elizabeth and Chelcey will help you navigate the online digitized collections available for your research, More info Continue reading →
This may have happened today in Flushing, Queens, but nevertheless Greenpointers is ON IT. Today, for a mere three hours, visitors were invited into the remnants of the New York State Pavilion. This building is one of the structures remaining from the 1964 New York World’s Fair, and is currently in the spotlight as the 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair is upon us. It’s also been in the news lately as a variety of restoration efforts are being contemplated.
I hope you’re reading this on your phones because that’s like what you guys do all day, right? Aside from TINDERING like 24/7. I, too, am a tech-obsessed millennial, it’s true. I mean, I’m taking a #selfie right now! JK LOL #sorrynotsorry. I watch GIRLS and invent apps and throw around the term Basic Bitch like it’s no big deal. What’s Sex in the City?? I’m too young to even get that reference.
Anyway, seeing as how Business Insider is our go-to publication for dating advice and foodie culture and like, political strategy (?), I guess you’ll be joining me now in Greenpoint #blessed, seeing as it’s the number 1 place for millennials to live in all of AMERICA. No one knows if we’re 10-29 or 20-34, but age is just a number, right? Greenpoint is #winning because there are like, a ton of other young people and coffee shops, which is awesome because people older than 34 weren’t in high school in the 90′s, so they totally don’t get irony. Good thing there are only a few of them here in Greenpoint. Continue reading →
When you adopt a rescue pup you’re doing a good deed and saving a cherished life, but you may also be taking on some unforeseen problems. This makes your decisions before adopting and after you get him home very crucial to his peace of mind as well as your own.
Denise from Empire of the Dog has (in just one session) helped me out so much with my rescue dog named “D.” This woman is a serious miracle worker. She offers a FREE Rescue Dog Seminar at her business, too. The next one is tomorrow Wednesday April 23 at 7pm at Empire of the Dog (415 Grand St.)
Here she shares some helpful insights for before and after rescuing a dog.