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
sunshine laundry

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…)

106 green

106 Green is just one of the Greenpoint galleries you’ve gotta go check out. via Facebook

Now that the G train is (more regularly) reliable, hopping on the train to Greenpoint Avenue is a great alternative to your typical weekend Bedford Ave/Brooklyn Flea/Berg’n routine. Long overshadowed by the perhaps more visible Williamsburg and Bushwick gallery scenes, the waterside stretch of Greenpoint boasts an impressive number of cozy, collaboratively-run artist studios and exhibition spaces, all conveniently nestled together for a perfect lazy Sunday stroll. The best part? They’re all free! Let’s take a look. (more…)

03/31/15 12:37pm
Ratnatunga and Goldberg want to give you more, give you, give you more. via Instagram @surir

Ratnatunga and Goldberg want to give you more, give you, give you more. via Instagram @surir

Calling all Spears fans: have you always wanted to know what made Britney so Lucky? Wish you knew what pitted her Against the Music? Do you find yourself wondering what happened while she was Not a Girl anymore, but Not Yet A Woman? Now you can find out all that stuff, and you don’t have to stalk her on TMZ or go to college all over again to do it. According to DNA Info, there’s a “Britney Spears 101″ workshop being offered in Greenpoint, and it’ll only cost you $25.  (more…)

03/27/15 12:02pm
Erica Flannes

Donate funds and drink free rum to help this rad tattoo artist pay her medical bills. Photo via Twitter.

We live in a town where people like tattoos, like, a lot. And if you’re one of the people that likes tattoos, you probably like a certain tattoo artist you always go to because of his or her kickass inking skills. Erica Flannes, an admired ink expert at Red Rocket Tattoo, unfortunately came upon some bad luck that no one likes: a tumor. To help defray the costs of having the thing removed, Flannes’ friends are having a benefit and reception tonight at Three Kings Studio in Greenpoint where you can donate funds, purchase art and yes, drink some free Sailor Jerry rum. (more…)

Delilah's Steaks

Delilah’s wants you to get your cheesesteak on, fo free. via Facebook

We’ve got to hand it to ‘em: Philly did a pretty good thing when they invented the cheesesteak. Thinly sliced beef, melted cheese, sauteed onions and peppers, if you’re trying to be healthy…you might even say it’s a sandwich worth celebrating. Luckily, the holiday fairies agreed when they created National Cheesesteak Day, and to tout the noble feast, Delilah’s Steaks is giving away their cheesesteaks for free all day on Saturday. (more…)

greenpoint gallery night

Get a look at this work from Jonathan Campolo, and more, as you stroll trough Greenpoint Gallery Night. via Facebook

Spring has just about sprung, and you’re feeling like you want to stretch your legs and get a good walk in. You can do that and get get your wine and cheese on at this Friday’s Greenpoint Gallery Night. The first Greenpoint Gallery event of the new year, this Friday’s art walk (weather permitting) promises a chance to hobnob with local artists and explore the environs of Greenpoint gallery scene.  (more…)

Mmm that fart seltzer. Image via.

Mmm that fart seltzer. Image via.

Remember the first times you tried beer? And it tasted like someone had just thrown soggy crackers and creek water in a blender? But you wanted to be cool and proudly downed that those Keystone Lights and Coors Lights and crusty solo cups of Natty Ice? Well if your palate has been refined to appreciate the nuance among some of the finest macro-brews out there, the ones we’ve done everything possible to avoid since college, your skills could come in pretty handy. The Diamond is hosting a chili cookoff this weekend, and if that’s not exciting enough for you, there will also be a macrobrew blind tasting where your high tastes could win you $20. (more…)

03/11/15 10:56am
greenpoint avenue bridge

Will another bridge fall to the bike lobby? via Wikipedia

With the coming of spring, a young woman’s mind turns to thoughts of bicycling. Even around here, where the simple act of riding a bike can be a nightmare of honking, exhaust fumes and cars swerving into you, it’s time to think more about bikes. So, just in time for that, Streetsblog reports the Department of Transportation wants to give us all new bike lanes, this time on the Greenpoint Avenue bridge that connects Greenpoint to Sunnyside. (more…)

Just look at how happy that tree has made her

Just look at how happy that tree has made her

Spring is on its way, sort of, which means bright trees and bunnies and joy and other things we forgot exist are slowing creeping back into our frostbitten hearts. While we can’t do much to provide you with more bunnies and joy than we usually do, we can help you get some trees. As part of MillionTreesNYC, New York Restoration Project is hosting a tree giveaway this weekend, where you’ll be able to get a tree to plant and hug and do whatever else the kid in The Giving Tree does (except at the end, that part was sad). (more…)