Austin-Style Tacos, Screenprinting And More At The Greenpoint Library This Saturday

Bike the Branches 2016If you hadn’t heard, Bike The Branches is this Saturday, and offers bike lovers a two-wheeled tour of Brooklyn via our public libraries. Stop at as many branches as you can, get your event passport stamped at each spot and then head to Central Library where there’ll be a block party with awards, live music, food, beer, and activities for adults and kids alike.

In conjunction with this fun event, The Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave.) is going to be poppin’ all day, and they’ve got a robust schedule of events planned. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Open Studios 2016: 2 days, 350 studios, 1700 Instagram photos, and 1 incredible community

GOS Opening Party at Java Studios spilling into the street.
GOS Opening Party at Java Studios spilling into the street.

Wow! What an awesome weekend with Greenpoint Open Studios this year — I’m still recovering!

GOS had a record-setting 350 artists open their studios to thousands of visitors. But don’t take my word for it, check out Instagram’s #GreenpointOpenStudios. Continue reading

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An Inside-Out Pickup Joint: Soccer At The Pitch

The-Pitch_Williamsburg_02Ughhhh, is it iced coffee weather yet? It’s no secret that we New Yorkers aren’t blessed with a great climate. Winter = grey snow piles for days. Spring = rain, like we’ve had all week. Summer = sweat, gross smells, and sometimes you can fry an egg on the sidewalk. So what are outdoor sport-loving folks to do when NYC weather is THE WORST? Hit up The Pitch, NYC’s only indoor soccer-focused space, which just opened a few months ago in Williamsburg. Continue reading

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Greenpointers Can Get More Details On The L Train Shutdown At Tomorrow’s Community Meeting

L Train Shutdown Illustration via @brooklyncartoons
Illustration by Emmet Truxes, @brooklyncartoons

On May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Marcy Avenue Armory, city officials will be hashing out the details for the impending L Train Carnasie tunnel repair work that has Greenpointers and New York City residents alike worried about future transportation options in and out of Brooklyn. Continue reading

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Air Guitar Qualifiers, Party & Pie, Soundpainting Festival – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/04–5/10)

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

Edible-16.05-FeastWithAndrew-780x780WEDNESDAY 5/04
# A Beer-y Good Meal @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 6pm, $45, A three-course, family-style meal presented by Edible Brooklyn, Buy tix
# Sugar & Suffering: The North Brooklyn Chapter @ Gallery AWA (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, A talk on the impact of sugar refining in Brooklyn and the legacy it has left behind, RSVP

13102789_1595585854065846_2075950800541247950_nTHURSDAY 5/05
# Pipeworks Cinco de Meow-o Ninja Festival @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, A themed fiesta showcasing taps and bottles of Pipeworks beer, RSVP
 NYC Soundpainting Festival @ The Firehouse Space (246 Frost St) 8pm, $12, A three-day fest presenting this multi-disciplinary live-composing sign language for musicians, actors, dancers, and visual artists, RSVP

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Edward Lycett – Greenpoint’s Greatest Porcelain Artist

Edward Lycett
Edward Lycett

Greenpoint has produced many fine artists and artisans, but few achieved the renown of Edward Lycett, who is considered “the pioneer of China painting in America.” He worked at a celebrated Greenpoint ceramics firm called The Faience Manufacturing Company, which was located on the corner of Greenpoint and West Street in a building that now houses Red Star. Faience earned acclaim for producing ornamental pieces that created a new standard of excellence in American ceramics.

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NYC Hot Sauce Expo Crowns a New Guinness World Record Holder

All photos by Ethan Covey.
All photos by Ethan Covey. www.ethancovey.com

Steve Seabury, Lisa Seabury and Jimmy Carbone host the annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo with the city’s most insane pepperheads. But not every year plays host to a Guinness World Book-breaking record of the most Carolina Reapers (the world’s hottest pepper) eaten.

This year, Wayne Algenio smashed the record by housing 119 grams of the wicked mouth-burner. To see the video and photos of the event, follow the jump.

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Through the Looking Glass: Behind Greenpoint’s Insta-Famous Window

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Hello from the other siiiiiiide. Photo by Rebecca Stevens.

You may have seen @greenpointglass’ recent takeover of Greenpointers’ Instagram account, or passed by the white house on the corner of Norman and Lorimer inviting passersby to take selfies in front of its mirrored windows. Those behind the iconic Greenpoint attraction recently invited Greenpointers in for an exclusive interview.

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Add Salchipapas at Archestratus to Your Greenpoint Bucket List

A full crowd enjoys a poetry reading at Archestratus' Salchipapas event last Friday night.
A full crowd enjoys a poetry reading at Archestratus’ Salchipapas event last Friday night.

Perhaps the only word more fun to say than Archestratus, the cookbook store that creates community and serves Sicilian sweets, is Salchipapas.

Not just the name of street food common to Latin America, Salchipapas is a free event series curated at 160 Huron Street’s increasingly bustling Archestratus on the last Friday of every month. The bookstore-cafe hosts local artists who show off various mediums while patrons peruse the store, buy a drink, or listen to the performers at hand. Sidelined bookshelves make room for ample seating (as they do for Archestratus’ Thursday evening blue plate dinners, another successful program the versatile space allows). Continue reading

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