Textile Recycling in McCarren Park


Starting Saturday, August 1, 2009, the Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC) is expanding its textile and clothing recycling project to four additional Greenmarket locations, including McCarren Park from 8am – 2pm.  It will be an ongoing weekly program. CENYC is partnering with Wearable Collections, a NYC-based textile recycling company. (The company more…

“Told you so!” Scaffold Collapse Predicted


Local resident Shannon Manning snapped photos of a scaffold collapse that occurred at a construction site on Roebling St, between North 10th and 11th, on Monday, July 27.  She reports that the scaffolding has since been pulled away from the building:  “At one point,” she says, “the workers were attempting to pull it down using ropes, more…

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Photo: efodde Unemployed North Brooklynites unite! [Unemployed Brooklyn] Doug Biviano gets dirty at Smackdown. [Brooklyn Paper] Greenpoint-Williamsburg contextual rezoning approved by city. [NYC Gov] Greenpointers love ice coffee. [NY Press]

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Photo: Will Femia Otte leaving Williamsburg for TriBeca. [Crains] Lomzynianka perogis profiled in NYT. [NYTimes] Todd P documentary highlights local music scene. [Free Williamsburg] Berry Park beer garden opens on N. 14th [Greenpointers]

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Photo: e-lame Polish sculptor known for Pope John Paul II statue found dead on beach. [NY Daily News] A list of Latin restaurants in North Brooklyn. [New World Review] NAG’s ‘Ultimate Verbal Smackdown’ with candidates is tonight. [NAG]

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Photo: Will Femia $100 night room on roof of Hotel Toshi. [VosIzNeias] North Brooklyn Police Blotter. Interesting, as always. [Brooklyn Paper] Major sales to be had in Greenpoint. [Greenpointers]

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Photo: Several Seconds Transmitter Park open on Greenpoint Ave. [Greenpointers] Literary Basketball League proves popular. [Brooklyn Paper] Wildflowers in Greenpoint. [Astral Gardens] Marty Markowitz likes to drink on his stoop. [Gothamist]

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Photo: Jeffrey Allen Surprise, Surprise. Craigslist apt’s not “near L train.” [NY Observer] 29-year-old Evan Thies, running for City Council, 33rd District. [Policker NY] Cookie Road selling a $25 Michael Jackson cookie. [NY Mag]

India Street Mural Project Complete

india street mural project

Yep, that’s right, all the hard work the North Brooklyn Public Arts Commission put in to help beautify a desolate Greenpoint block has paid off, and to celebrate the group is having a launch party this Saturday.

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Photo: Will Sherman of Animal NYC India St. Mural Project complete, opening Saturday. [Animal NYC] WNYC profiles North Brooklyn zoning issues. [WNYC] Hot spots like Fette Sau, Endless Summer make cheap date list. [Brokelyn] Eat Records profiled in NYTimes. [NYTimes] Daily News quotes WG Writer Phil de Paolo on “gutter punks.” [NY Daily News]