greenpoint ferry

Won’t this be a welcome sight in Greenpoint. via Facebook

Hey, remember that whole looming G train shutdown that Greenpoint residents have been staring down the barrel of since the start of the summer? It’s almost here, which combined with the collapsed dock for the Greenpoint stop on the East River Ferry was gonna mean chaos reigns in Greenpoint. Looks like that fate is about to be averted though, because DNA Info reports that the dock  should be up and running by next Friday, before the shutdown starts next Saturday. (more…)

07/16/14 3:14pm
crest film fest

This guy made short films once, we bet.

Looking for some recognition on your visionary avant garde short film? Or just decided you want to shoot three minutes of a smack cam on black and white film and play it in slow motion to the tune of an Evanescence song? Well your big break is here! Crest Hardware is proud to announce this year’s Quickie Crest Film Fest, featuring short films (really short, one to seven minutes) from local filmmakers. Which local filmmakers? They’ve got a call out for submissions now, so it could be you! (more…)

badass brooklyn foster dog

You can help adorable dogs like Ramona Quimby here, just by drinking. What a deal! via Facebook

Despite the idea that a lot of people love dogs, some people mistreat or abandon them. Those people are dicks, but this weekend, you’ve got a chance to counteract some of that behavior by doing what do you best: Drinking! This Saturday, July 12, Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue is partnering up with the Brooklyn Brewery for a tap takeover and silent auction at Rosamunde Sausage Grill (285 Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg) to save dogs from being put to sleep at pounds in the South and help find them homes up North. (more…)

brooklyn craft company

You could make one of those adorable dog things! via Facebook

Feeling the need, the need to create? It can strike at any time, and if you don’t have a bunch of doodads and bits and yarn to make things with, you could find yourself driven crazy by the urge. We’ve got an outlet for those urges though, because the Brooklyn Craft Company (61 Greenpoint Avenue) is having a crafting party with nine different kinds of crafting projects this month, where you can glue, embroider and knit to your heart’s content. (more…)

hannibal buress

Even Hannibal is blown away by Thursday’s killer lineup. via Facebook

The thing about free comedy around here is that because there’s so much of it, and it’s almost always so good, you can get a little spoiled by it. Still, sometimes a lineup is so packed that you need to make sure you’re there. Take the upcoming show at Lulu’s (113 Franklin Street) on Thursday night. Hannibal Buress, Chris Gethard, Sunita Mani of the Cocoon Central Dance Team (and the “Turn Down For What” video) and even more comics will all be there making jokes, for free! Plus there’s free pizza with every drink, as per usual, and maybe there’ll be some jokes about Lulu’s struggle with its landlord. (more…)

Photo by Megan Yanchitis

Cookie Road’s Psychedelic Cookies… #nofilter. Photos by Megan Yanchitis

Now that it’s warm enough to emerge from hibernation, it’s time to eat and explore places in Brooklyn you haven’t seen. Forget about that juice cleanse for beach season and hop on the uh, ever-reliable, G Train and visit some of Greenpoint’s scrumptious bakeries (all conveniently located within walking distance of one another!).

Greenpoint has tons of great offerings those inevitable Girls tours will miss, and one of these offerings is pastries! The area is jam-packed (pun intended) with local bakeries that offer delicious treats at delightful prices. The quaint neighborhood offers a retreat from Manhattan’s endless Cronut lines/$1000 sundae scene. On top of tasting great, Greenpoint’s bakeries are uniquely charming and encompass the local community feel in their decor and simplicity. Because no matter how trendy you are, sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name…and your pastry order. (more…)

05/22/14 10:12am
charles bradley rough trade

Charles Bradley will be taking center stage at the House of Vans. Photo by Mary Dorn

Just yesterday we were wondering when the schedule for the free House of Vans (25 Franklin Street) shows would be appearing, so that we could justify our plan to set up a tent on Franklin Street in order to beat the line. Vans must have our heads bugged like the NSA, because hey, here they are with a schedule of shows. Well, kind of. We know what days the shows will be on, but only two of them have been announced. On the other hand, they’ve also got a new beer sponsor, which could be good news. (more…)

angel haze

Just you and her and 899 of your closest friends. via Facebook

We’re all eagerly awaiting the schedule for the House of Vans free shows to drop, since even if we didn’t live a blog about living big on small change, we’d love free music in interesting places. We’ll have to keep waiting for a bit though, since it’s still not out. In the meantime though, we can tide ourselves over with a free Angel Haze/Death Set show at the House of Vans in June. (more…)

mcgolrick park

Not enough nature for you? Keep reading. via Flickr user Erin

When it comes to New York’s parkland, some people probably don’t think of things like “biodiversity” and “live animals” as necessary components. Hell, we’re mostly guilty of that. Just give us trees and grass and we’re happy. The NYC Audubon Society isn’t happy with the bare minimum though, and are therefore working to bring some more plants and animals to Greenpoint’s McGolrick Park. And you can help! (more…)

park bench steve buscemi

Just a totally normal day at the Palace Cafe, where regular folks hang out.

What do famous people do in New York City when they’re not attending secret rich person meetings where they decide how to divide up the world’s wealth? At least two have decided they want to host talk shows, network preferences be damned, as famous guy Steve Buscemi started his own show, Park Bench with Steve Buscemi, following in the footsteps of his famous guy pal Kevin Corrigan. For the first episode, Buscemi hung out in the Palace Cafe, just shooting the shit like any famous person does, before being rudely interrupted by Chris Rock. Which is also just a thing that happens every day at small Greenpoint bars, come on what’s the big deal here. (more…)