When it comes to the bright lights of New York, it’s easy to forget that someone has to make the damn things. Especially in the case of fragile neon signs, which are sadly not as popular as they used to be, even though the look cool. Making the signs is a dying art, but one that was captured by Greenpointers’ Jennifer Galatioto and some friends for their documentary Gasper & Son, which looks at the life of the family that owns Queens’ Artistic Neon as they struggle to keep doing a handmade craft in a world of cheap mass-produced options. It’s a story anyone who likes handmade items or New York accents will appreciate, which would mean pretty much everyone, right? (more…)
You can help Feeding NYC feed plenty of families for Thanksgiving, but that’s not all you can do. via Facebook
A few Thursdays from now, the country comes together to stuff its face. Do you really need a fried turkey the size of a small child? Of course you do – along with at least two sides per guest. But while you’re busy eating a few years off your life, remember that there’s people in our community who struggle to get by everyday. Give back the next two weeks by donating your time or money to these seven events and charities. (more…)
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…)
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.
Actually, looking at all those hearts, maybe you can buy love here?
Ugh, Valentine’s Day, we know. Still, if the world is gonna pressure you to buy something nice, like so many overbearing mothers saying “When are you gonna give us some grandchildren?”, you may as well go beyond Hallmark and help out a fellow Brooklynite making something adorable. And you can do just that at this Sunday’s Greenpointers Valentine’s Market. (more…)
Mrs. Claus shares secrets at last year’s No Office Holiday Party. Photo by Sarah Gainer.
Be you naughty or nice, employed or un, freelance or free-spirited, we can all agree that holiday parties should not be the sole provenance of desk-chained office workers. So polish off your karaoke caroling voice, lube up your mistletoe lips and hang your jeggings by the chimney with care, because the No Office Holiday Party is back for a third year on Dec. 12! Brokelyn is partnering with blogging buddies the skint and Greenpointers this year to bring our seasonal party back for an evening of holiday cheer, live-band karaoke, comedy and dancing that’s guaranteed to be so fun, you’d be embarrassed to go to work the next day if this was your real office. Details below! (more…)
Comedian Kerryn Feehan wondering what the frack is going on
“Fracking.” Not just a clever use for the writers of Battlestar Galactica to allow their characters to say “fucking” all the time, it’s also a slightly controversial way for us to extend our reliance on fossil fuels. How? By shooting a bunch of chemicals into the ground beneath our aquifer and cracking open the shale down there like a lobster to get sweet, sweet natural gas. Will the chemicals leech into our ground water? WHO KNOWS. If that sounds crazy to you, there’s a comedy show tonight that will allow you to laugh and also raise money in opposition to fracking going down in New York. (more…)
Cake Hero’s cakes with personality will be at the market this weekend. via Facebook
When it comes to giving a Valentine’s Day gift, you really don’t want to screw it up. Unlike a birthday or Christmas, this isn’t the time for some grown up version of a crappy macaroni-art picture. We’ve already got you covered on sweet dates you can go on, and our pals at Greenpointers have got you covered on what to buy for your date at their “Message in a Bottle” Valentine’s Day market this weekend. (more…)