07/30/15 1:24pm
It's tempting, but we recommend you not submit photos with you in them. via Flickr user Kyle MacDonald

They look fine, but we recommend they not submit that photo. via Flickr user Kyle MacDonald

With the advent of selfie sticks, drones, and GoPros, not to mention countless apps to filter and edit photos on the go, there’s really no limit to what you can capture on camera. Sure, you’ve probably got Instagram-worthy pics galore from your vacations. But maybe you’ve also got some breathtaking shots from your travels that you want to share with the world on a more professional level.

Well, kid, here’s something for you: according to Greenpointers, Paper Magazine’s editorial director is curating a travel-themed art exhibition at a studio in Williamsburg! And it could feature you! Or your photos, anyway.  (more…)

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Looks good, huh? Image via The Sandwich Shop

Grand Street Restaurant Week has returned! After a very successful restaurant week this past February, the Grand Street Business Improvement District is setting up a summer week for you to fill those bellies with great deals on delicious food from various Grand Street restaurant in Williamsburg. From August 3-9, you can visit anyone of the 16 participating restaurants for lunches as cheap as $10 to dinners that will only run you about $30. We know, you’re probably drooling all over your phone, keyboard, or stranger on the train while reading this. So much so, you don’t know which ones to choose. You can’t go wrong with any, but let us offer some recommendations to help you out. (more…)

pie corps

Mmmmm…pie

Take a stroll down Driggs Avenue — past McGuiness Boulevard and the entrance of McGolrick Park — and you’ll find an unassuming storefront under a chocolate brown awning. Its name, Pie Corps, is emblazoned in white; its windows provide a glimpse into a sweet and savory world beloved by neighborhood foodies since its debut in 2012.

As it turns out, Pie Corps’s is a story that nearly didn’t happen. “I had been a chef for 30 years before opening the shop,” says Cheryl Perry, who co-founded the bakery alongside Felipa Lopez, an acupuncturist who brings a medicinal philosophy to the company’s culinary approach. “I’d had a restaurant in Manhattan, and when we closed, I swore I’d never open another business. But there was something about pie. I was intrigued by the sweet and savory possibilities, and the idea of using fresh, local ingredients. Pie is sculptural. It’s something you build, and I like that. That’s where Pie Corps started.” (more…)

06/29/15 10:11am
If you lived here, you'd be home by now. And it would be 2016. And you'd be able to afford it. via Greenpoint Landing Associates

If you lived here, you’d be home by now. And it would be 2016. And you’d be able to afford it. via Greenpoint Landing Associates

Greenpoint Landing, the multi-tower development coming to Greenpoint that’s so big they had to name it like a new neighborhood, is definitely coming to Greenpoint, whether you’re ready for it or not. The project wasn’t all that popular when it was announced, so now there’s a sweetener to the development, with some front-loaded affordable housing on the first buildings going up, according to DNA Info. So on the one hand, you’re getting those big towers, but on the other hand, there are going to be $400 and $500/month apartments ready for you by 2017.  (more…)

06/22/15 8:34am
They're heeeere. Photo by David Colon

They’re heeeere. Photo by David Colon

Remember when all of the Tri-state area’s punks and disco freaks showed up to Hell’s Kitchen in the hopes of impressing Martin Scorsese’s casting director enough to be an extra in his new HBO show about New York’s music scene from the 70s? You can get a glimpse of what they were all dressed up for this week, because the show, the imaginatively titled Rock and Roll at the moment, is filming up in Greenpoint on today and Tuesday, from 6am to 10pm.

You can catch a glimpse of Greenpoint transformed into the 70s through movie magic on the east side of Manhattan Avenue between Dupont and Green Streets and the west side of Manhattan Avenue between Kent and Java Street. Exciting stuff, unless you live there we suppose.

06/10/15 11:37am
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Nice barge. via Facebook

Since we’ve been writing about the Brooklyn Barge Bar, the crazy/great idea to have a floating bar in Greenpoint, all we’ve had to look at are computerized renderings, which are only so exciting. Finally though, the bar has shown off the seafaring vessel we’ll be drinking on sometime this summer. Yes, right above this paragraph, there is the barge you’ll be drinking on in it’s non-bar form. We asked general manager Will Drawbridge if he could tell us about the barge and he was happy to oblige. (more…)

06/03/15 11:09am
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Now with liquor! via Brooklyn Barge Bar

A little while back, we told you about one man’s dream to dock a floating barge bar on the shores of Greenpoint. Then for a long time, nothing happened, as the Community Board advised the SLA to deny the barge bar’s liquor license and asked questions like “WTF?” and “Will drunk people fall off this thing?” Fortunately for anyone who’s always wanted to drink on the Greenpoint waterfront but not out of a paper bag, the SLA has decided that the barge bar can have a full liquor license. (more…)

Elope with this elote. via Facebook

Elope with this elote. via Facebook

You spent all dang winter staying indoors, avoiding restaurants and cooking out of a crockpot and braising cheap meats. It’s time to get out of the house and eat some food someone else cooked! Of course, you’re still broke, so going out to eat could be a slight problem. No. 7 North, a bar we’re quite fond of, has your back though, because they just introduced a new Tuesday Night Recession menu that has some good eats for as cheap as they come. Well, no, not free, but close to that. (more…)

No laughing, no blinking. via Flickr user Perry McKenna

No laughing, no blinking. via Flickr user Perry McKenna

Despite whatever dreams of sports stardom you may have harbored as a child, you’ve grown up and come to the conclusion that you’re never gonna be a starting NBA point guard (not even on the Knicks). Partially because you decided to spend your time staring at screens, never blinking in an attempt to drink in everything the blessed LCD had to show you. Well now you can put those staring skills to work and make some money, because The Diamond is hosting a staring contest Thursday night that comes with a cash prize for the winner. (more…)

04/14/15 3:20pm
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Beer here

We’ve talked a few times how much we love Greenpoint’s Sunshine Laundromat, because how could you not love a laundromat that’s as much pinball arcade as washery? Right, you can’t. We didn’t think that Sunshine could get any better, but it turns out we were wrong, because the Wall Street Journal reports co-owner Pete Rose wants to start serving beer and wine there, turning the business into a laundromat/pinball/arcade bar. Which would be in the running for best business in New York City, much less Brooklyn. (more…)