sunshine laundry

It’s gonna be bumping

In case you were unaware, the marathon is this Sunday. No, we don’t mean the New York City marathon, we don’t care for people in better shape than us. We mean the third Sunshine Laundry pinball marathon, during which, Greenpoint’s famed laundromat/pinball arcade Sunshine Laundry (860 Manhattan Avenue) will make all of their machines free for the duration of the NYC Marathon. Can your flipper fingers handle that kind of intensity? We hope so. (more…)

red hook initative

Help them, help you, at Th Diamond on Sunday. via Facebook

In the famous words of the internet and some guy on TV, winter is coming. That means it’s time to switch out your closet replacing all those fun summer clothes with parkas and flannel. Instead of banishing your t-shirts to a forgotten corner of your room for the next five months, do some good by bringing them to a clothing swap to support the Red Hook Initiative at The Diamond. (more…)

north brooklyn boat club

We uh…we going the same way? via Facebook

Halloween is coming up, in case you couldn’t tell by the dropping temperatures and people talking about costumes and news stories that start with “Halloween is coming up.” Maybe this year, instead of being the frightenee though, you want to be the frightener? Well, the North Brooklyn Boat Club needs some volunteer performers to help scare the shit out of people on their Halloween haunted canoe rides through the not-at-all poisonous Dutch Kills. Just make sure you’re good on broats, you probably don’t wanna fall in to the Dutch Kills. (more…)

09/25/14 2:43pm
Clear out the crafts you don't use and make room for some that you will!

Clear out the craft supplies you don’t use and make room for some that you will!

Do you have a box in your room that’s overflowing with craft supplies you’ve never touched, or projects you never found the time to finish, you’re afraid to even open it? Well, it’s not doing you any good sitting there in a tangled heap. You’re never going to string together those sea glass beads, and that periwinkle yarn is not a color that you’d ever wear as a scarf around your neck. What if you could trade in your as of yet un-crafted craft stuffs for supplies that catch your more immediate fancy, relieving your guilt and making some putative lover-of-periwinkle’s day? Well, this Wednesday night you can exchange pins for needles and felt for denim, and the like, at Brooklyn Craft Company’s Craft Supply Swap. (more…)

kennaland brooklyn

That guy with the hat, he’s a big deal, but he’ll still cut your hair like a celebrity. via Facebook

There’s something about redheads that fascinates people into either lust or contempt, despite the fact that it’s just different hair on your head and the rest of your body (like your sex parts). Whatever the reason, being a redhead is either great or not so great depending on the day. Today, thanks to a 50% off a fancy haircut deal from fancy new hair salon Kennaland Brooklyn (113 Franklin Street) that Greenpointers found, being a redhead is a good thing. (more…)

permanent records

Someone probably already got the Zappa though. :( via Facebook

Permanent Records, Greenpoint-based purveyors of vinyl goods, has lost its lease, and Thursday will be their final day of regular business at 181 Franklin Street before they head down to South Slope. While it’s always sad when a record store is forced to leave their home, Permanent will live on, and you can stand to benefit from this development with their massive moving sale, going on now through the end of business Thursday. We placed a call to see just how massive, and they’ve definitely delivered. (more…)

buddin lakkris latte

It even comes on a silver platter! via Buddin

You know that super expensive, $10 latte in Greenpoint that everyone was talking about a few months ago? Well, if you didn’t want to shell out half an hour of babysitting cash for a fancy espresso drink, you’re in luck!

In honor of the second year of NORTH Nordic Food Festival (September 12-20), Greenpoint’s Scandinavian coffee shop Búđin (114 Greenpoint Avenue) will be offering their infamous Lakkris lattes at the highly discounted price of $5 for the duration of the festival. (more…)

jafflechutes

These aren’t just parachutes. They’re parachutes with sandwiches attached. via Instagram

Tired of having your food handed to you from behind some counter, or delivered to your table by a server? Aren’t we all? Well now thanks to an Australian-born cheese sandwich company, Jafflechutes, we can finally get our food falling from the sky attached to miniature parachutes when they show up at The Diamond (43 Franklin Street) in September. (more…)

08/22/14 12:17pm
1133 manhattan ave

Here’s a look at a place you’ll never live

Hey remember when 53,000 people applied for affordable artist housing up in Harlem, and we all thought, “Well, it can’t possibly get any worse”? Yeah, we shouldn’t have thought that, because it has gotten worse, much closer to home, with the Daily News reporting that 58,832 people applied for affordable housing in a Greenpoint development that has 105 spots. Happy Friday! (more…)

07/25/14 4:08pm
greenpoint ferry

Greenpoint can now sail through the G train shutdown. via Facebook

It was touch-and-go there for a bit, and it was looking like the East River Ferry was going to be delayed until July 31, stranding G train-dependent Greenpointers for a few extra days. But, press releases from both Greenpoint’s elected officials and the NYC Economic Development Corporation just came in that announced that the ferry would return to it’s normal operating schedule starting on Saturday, July 26. While a look at the schedule shows that Greenpoint is still greyed out, both press releases are touting the return of the ferry for Saturday, so the website should catch up shortly.

The NYC EDC press release also noted that the free shuttle running from the Greenpoint ferry landing to the North 6th Street landing will still be running during morning and evening rush hours until July 30. Anyway, enjoy your commute where you pretend to be a pirate, Greenpointers.