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Monday, November 17, 2008

Community Calendar!

Some upcoming meetings of interest:


94th Precinct Community Meeting

7:30 pm
North Fork Bank located at 807 Manhattan Ave at 7:30 p.m. Use the entrance on Calyer St.
Come and discuss the events of November 4th, and other police/community issues.

Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park

7 pm 

133 Oak Street at Guernsey St
Are you interested in taking a leadership role in your community and park?
At this meeting we will be focusing on growing our steering committee and working committees. We will also be setting an agenda for the steering committee and goals for the Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Trina McKeever at


Transportation Town Hall Meeting

6 pm
Swinging 60s Senior Center, 211 Ainslie Street
Come join Council Members David Yassky and Diana Reyna, State Senator-Elect Daniel Squadron, the MTA and the NYC Department of Transportation to discuss the transportation needs of Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Topics will include: Subway and Bus Service, Bike Lanes and Bike Racks, Truck Traffic, Street Parking Solutions, Traffic on Kent Ave


Town Square Meeting

7 pm
102 Oak Street
Our next monthly meeting is coming up on Monday, December 1st. It is our last event for the year and we would like to invite you to a festive holiday affair. Kids are welcomed. We can reminisce about the past year (and there’s certainly a lot to look back on for 2008), consider a wish list for next year or simply enjoy good company. Please let us know if you’re coming! It will be a fun-filled evening.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

greenpoint fire alibi

A guy has come forward who says that the man arrested for starting the GTM fire was with him in upstate NY on the day of the blaze.

It's in the Daily News

Also, a cat who survived the fire, Smokey (awww), is looking for a home. He is presently at BARC. Someone take him home!

Smokey's Story.

Monday, June 12, 2006

right rides street festival

Brooklyn Take Action!
A block party to raise awareness to end violence against women and girls

Saturday, June 17th
North 5th Street (bet. Wythe and Kent)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Noon - 8 pm
FREE, all ages

With noon - 3 pm performances by youth theater troupes, radical
cheerleaders, Guerrilla Girls on Tour, street art, local merchant's gift
certificate raffle. Plus information from organizations that assist or
prevent assaults on women and children.

Live music from 3 - 8pm with:

The Good Good
BJ Warshaw (Parts & Labor)
A Place to Bury Strangers
Nakatomi Plaza
God-Des & She
Pink Noise

Sponsored by Main Drag Music and D. Rocheleau. Co-hosted by RightRides and
Find Your Light in connection with V-Day's Until The Violence Stops:NYC

more info:

Thursday, June 08, 2006


Have you ever been to a community board meeting? Go to one and see your community in action! Thrill to Vince "The Chin" Abate,* running things with humor and grace. Enjoy Margaret Falco, a nice gray-haired old lady who is also a fierce pro-choice advocate! You can even speak out on something if you want to!

Tuesday June 13, 2006
6:30 PM
(Sign up to speak at 6:15 sharp)
Swinging 60's Senior Center
211 Ainslie Street
on the corner of Manhattan Ave.

Check out the board's website.

*Ok he isn't really called "The Chin." His chin isn't even that notable. But I amuse myself greatly.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Terminal Market Site

From the defend-brooklyn mailing list, renderings of what the terminal market site will likely look like. My grandfather worked in the GTM. Wah.

See them here.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

New York Beaches

From the nyc-kyaker mailing list, Rob Buchanan is making a website of all the New York harbor beaches. So cool.

It's here

McCarren Pool and the community board

From the Greenpoint Star.

The company is Live Nation, not Clear Channel--but it is really the same. Clear Channel started spinning off their businesses and resurrecting the names of companies they had taken over a few years ago when they realized the Clear Channel name was becoming a liability. Live Channel is a true spinoff in the sense that it has separate stock and incorporation, but they share a board of directors with Clear Channel.

Also, $34 is just too fucking much money to see ANYONE or ANYTHING.

Story is here

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

First McCarren Park Pool show

Secret Machines and more.

Tickets go on sale Saturday
$34 or something like that. Lord.

fire photos

From Philip DePaolo--taken by the official NYFD photographer.