Are your human friends always this excited to see you? No. They're not.

Are your human friends always this excited to see you? No. They’re not.

People friends are pretty neat, what with the secret-sharing and brunch-eating and bracelet-making. Sometimes, though, you want to rub your friends’ bellies and they’re not that into it because they’re lame. Or maybe you wish your friends were out of their minds excited whenever they saw you, or at least down to let you Instagram them wearing little hats all the time. Perhaps it’s time to step beyond the world of people friends and go make yourself an animal friend, which you can do on the cheap at this weekend’s free Super Adoption in Greenpoint. (more…)

Picture menus: for the most incredulous eaters of the bunch. (via Xi'anFoods.com)

Picture menus: for the most incredulous eaters of the bunch. (via Xi’anFoods.com)

It’s officially cold out – which means we’re constantly on the prowl for something warm, brothy, and spicy to perk our spirits and regain feeling in our extremities. Well X’ian Famous Foods (648 Manhattan Avenue) delivers on all three of those points with free noodle and burger dishes on Saturday in honor of their Greenpoint outpost’s opening. (more…)

11/05/14 4:21pm
greenpointers

All this could be yours!

Hey, you, Greenpoint resident who figures they know everything there is to know about Greenpoint. Are you bored with your current job and are looking to break into the exciting world of local bloggingering? Why go through the painful steps of establishing a brand over years and years when you can take a Mario warp tunnel to legitimacy (for the right price) by buying Greenpointers? As sad as it makes us, our pal Jen has up and moved to Oregon, so it’s time for someone else to drive the Greenpointmobile. Is it you? (more…)

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…)