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04.24.15 Liam Mathews

Illustrator Tony Wolf has lived in Greenpoint since 1996, so he’s seen a lot of changes – he was there when the first “hipsters” arrived (“people always forget it started with the trucker hats,” he astutely notes). His autobiographical webcomic Greenpoint of View recalls the bygone bars and bands of the North Brooklyn neighborhood, rendered […]

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03.18.15 Prachi Gupta

It wasn’t Josh Hartnett or another movie star that had some small Brooklynites losing their damn minds at Greenpoint restaurant Five Leaves, but a lamb. The Greenpoint restaurant was founded by Heath Ledger’s pals in honor of the late actor, and on Tuesday made headlines for hosting the baby sheep. It was a special guest […]

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03.05.15 Prachi Gupta

Thanks to the continued snow, ice and road salt, manhole covers are still popping off all over the city. According to ABC7, up to 13 covers exploded into the air on Greenpoint’s Norman Avenue early Thursday morning, a manhole fire broke out in Richmond Hill, and on Wednesday afternoon, officials responded to a manhole fire […]

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02.05.15 Christopher Inoa

The most romantic Valentine’s Day date in the city is not getting prime seats at some highly acclaimed Broadway play, but a tour of a sewage plant in Greenpoint. The Newton Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, known for its design and two large, silver digester eggs, offers tours of its space age-looking facility. People […]

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01.08.15 Prachi Gupta

While the rest of the city is celebrating that the NYPD slowdown hasn’t given way to a spike in serious crime, robberies are up in one Brooklyn neighborhood. DNAinfo reports that residents of North Williamsburg and Greenpoint have seen a nearly 24% rise in burglaries — the neighborhood’s biggest criminal issue — in the past […]

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11.18.14 Amy K. Nelson

A scientist wants locals in Greenpoint to wear air-pollution detectors around their necks to create a real-time picture of all the various toxins floating around the neighborhood, according to the Brooklyn Paper. Michael Heimbinder is the founder of HabitatMap, “which builds tools for community organizing around environmental issues.” His current creation is called the Air […]

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02.06.14 Andy Cush

In a bid for “hipster”-baiting buzz that makes your average New York Times trend piece look tame by comparison, the New York Daily News is reporting that residents of three totally grimy, starving-artist neighborhoods — Bushwick (average one-bedroom rental as of December 2013: $1,990), Greenpoint ($2,859), and Williamsburg ($3,443) — actually wear clean clothes! Some of them even have […]

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11.06.13 Andy Cush

All he wanted was an apple. A man at the Greenpoint produce market Rachel’s Garden responded violently when he was caught stealing a single piece of fruit, knocking the employee who caught him to the ground, choking him and attempting to suffocate him with a jacket, then pulling a Mike Tyson, biting the worker’s left […]

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10.28.13 Andy Cush

Plans to expand the Pulaski Bridge’s bike lane that began a year ago have been approved by the city, meaning cyclists and pedestrians will be able to cross the Newtown Creek in their own lanes. The plan, first proposed by Assemblyman Joe Lentol, will eliminate one lane of auto traffic on the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge […]

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10.08.13 Andy Cush

That was fast. The door on Freeman Street where Banksy put his “Plato” piece in Greenpoint has already been completely removed, hinges and all, leaving an empty entranceway. Michael, the owner of the building (he didn’t want to give a last name), said he’d be taking the door off the premises, and that he didn’t […]

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