04/21/14 12:58pm
lulu's brooklyn

Ironically, 65% of the people in this picture are gay. via Facebook

You would think that owning a bar that gives out free pizza is basically a license to print money, but it turns out that Lulu’s in Greenpoint is struggling to the point where they want to do a big rebranding. Normally such a thing just happens, but they’d like to become a gay bar, which is something that their lease specifically prevents. So, they’re suing their landlord to get out from that very strangely specific language that doesn’t allow them to operate the premises as a gay bar according to the Post. This, of course, is what you get for doing business with “those people.” By which we mean people from Manhasset. (more…)

04/07/14 4:13pm
Yeah, just keep running, it's healthy. Photo by mili005 on Instagram.

Yeah, just keep running, it’s healthy. Photo by mili005 on Instagram.

As we know, there was a meeting last week that allowed people to finally yell at their elected officials/the MTA about the G train. Sure it was supposed to be about the looming summer shutdown between Brooklyn and Queens, but people can live with that. What they wanted to know was why the MTA insists that the G train still can’t have more than four cars at a time. According to the MTA, it’s because things are fine like that and everyone loves it. (more…)

Rod Stewart shirt not included.

Jamie, this is your jacket. Rod Stewart shirt not included.

Hi Jamie – I don’t know your name or much about you but I assume you’re a girl because the keychain I found in your pocket said “Jamie” in big block letters on a plastic neon flip flop keychain and I feel like that’s probably a girl thing to carry. I also assume you were the one who took my coat last Saturday night at Death By Audio, which I’m not really that mad about because I’m pretty sure you didn’t do it on purpose. But that caused me to in turn steal your jacket, which I also don’t feel bad about, circumstances considered. This is all a product of my reliance on the practice of stashing my coat under chair, in a corner or wherever else I can find at a venue that doesn’t cost money to store a piece of clothing, due to a combined hatred of both winter jackets and carrying extra clothing. It’s part of the Brooklyn nightlife gamble, but here’s how this particular gamble played out: (more…)

a shot from Greenpointers 2013 Spring Market

A shot from Greenpointers 2013 Spring Market

Get excited: this is the time of year when we all collectively slough off months of social dormancy and reacquaint ourselves with humanity by attending a million events and fairs and festivals all piled on top of each other. It might feel a little overwhelming but once it gets warm there’s nothing in the word that can touch us, right? In addition to the return of the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg, our friends at Greenpointers have announced the vendors for their annual Spring Market Sunday, April 13 from 1 pm-7 pm at Greenpoint Loft.

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the diamond bike repair

A liiiitle late for this though. via Flickr user the justified sinner

At some point, it will get warmer. We think. We hope. When that time arrives, you don’t want your bike to full of the rust and wounds and jankiness that riding in the winter subjects it to. Fortunately for you, Greenpoint’s The Diamond (43 Franklin Street) agrees, which is why they’re opening their backyard on Sunday for a free pop-up bike repair workshop put together by shouty font bike folks TIME’S UP!. (more…)

03/13/14 12:56pm
sasheer zamata girls tour

Sasheer Zamata, the only human ever pictured smiling near the G train

Now that we’ve thankfully escaped one last snowstorm and we know that Fort Tilden will be open, everyone is making plans for summer. Although if you’re the type who needs to take the G train from Greenpoint to Queens, you’re making plans to wait around for a shuttle bus, because that promised five week shutdown is happening between July 26  and September 1. If you’re frustrated, the good news, according to Greenpointers, is that you’ll have a chance to shout at your elected officials about it in a few weeks, at a public meeting on the summer shutdown taking place April 3 at 6pm. (more…)

God bless the falafel at Godbless USA Deli. (Photo by Patrick Phillips)

The falafel at God Bless USA Deli is heavenly. (Photo by Patrick Phillips)

There you are, out for an afternoon stroll (or drunken stumble) when the urge hits to strap on that feed bag. What can you eat in this trendy neighborhood that will fill you up without gutting your bank account? Here are 10 meals for under $10 or thereabouts, from donuts (yes, that’s a meal) to falafel to guwumpkis.  (more…)

03/10/14 1:56pm
leeches

You laugh, but then you realize it’s cheaper than your co-pay

Well the old world may be dead, but it’s still alive and kicking sucking in Greenpoint, where a man has a home leech therapy clinic run out of his loft to help people with ailments like paralysis, migraines and fartiness. Despite the fact that the words “Greenpoint” “old-world medicine” and “loft” would point to this being a case of throwback try-hardism, leech king Andrew Plucinski is in fact a middle-aged Polish immigrant, not a bearded twentysomething trying out a new brand. (more…)

02/21/14 10:09am
nyc condom

“Huh? What stash” – Greenpoint

When you’re out at the bar, or at the club, or at the dance party trying to get your goose fed, do you keep in mind that you should wrap that shit up? Be honest, this is a safe space. Also, we know you’re lying if you said that of course you do, because the Department of Health’s Community Health Survey for 2012 released its numbers a few months back, and 68.2% of the whole city said they didn’t use a condom when they last had sex. The leader of the pack? Greenpoint, where a staggering 85.8% of people decide to throw caution to the wind. (more…)

02/14/14 3:08pm
pulaski bridge

Is it safe? via Flickr user Marjorie Lipan

If your main news source is tabloid newspapers covers (it’s OK, it’s ours too), you know New Jersey’s Bridgeghazi has left that fair state in complete social upheaval, the likes of which haven’t been seen since Jacobin France. That’s cool and all, but Jersey being more relevant than us is something we absolutely musn’t stand for. This is why we’re excited to have found a group of nyers ready to bring Brooklyn glory and put us back on the bridge scandal map. The folks at the Center for Investigative Research have a hunch that the Pulaski Bridge isn’t in great condition and are going to launch an investigation into his stable the structure is this Saturday. And they want your help! Tomorrow, February 15, they plan on circumnavigating the bridge, looking for rust, “officials asleep at their post,” and other signs of deterioration. (more…)