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 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…)
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…)
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 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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
What it is: An outpost of Fort Greene’s No. 7 Restaurant in Greenpoint which recently revamped from sub shop to bar.
Why we love it: No. 7 North is the best of its own worlds. It combines No. 7 Restaurant’s sophisticated and enthusiastic food choices; No. 7 Sub’s (of Ace Hotel and Plaza fame) coveted sandwiches; inventive cocktails of its own rite; and a solid beer selection. What may sound inaccessibly high-brow is just the opposite—drinks are cheap, food portions are sizable and in the words of operations manager Katherine Pangaro, craft cocktails are served by “bartenders wearing t-shirts, not suspenders.”
What to order: Grab a local draft if there’s one on tap (Newburgh Newburton IPA, perhaps) or pick a brew from the slightly more substantial bottle/can selection. Settle in for No. 7’s famous double-decker broccoli tacos and top it off with a craft cocktail for dessert.
Regular tip: Greenpoint hasn’t figured out No. 7 North is there yet, so it’s a good spot for finding space, going on an adult date or playing pool.