Greenpoint Gazette

Posts created by Jeff Mann

  • Luis Acosta Goes to the DNC

    When Luis Garden Acosta starts talking about a subject he believes in—something he really believes in—he stares off into space, like he’s navigating a planet of issues in his head, trying to chisel abstract notions of justice into words. Sitting, swaddled in an untucked off-white shirt next to his teardrop Panama hat, he rocks back […]

  • Williamsburg Boy, 5, Dies From Fall

    On August 19, Jacob Neuman, a 5-year old boy, fell to his death at a housing project in South Williamsburg just before 9 AM. He was pronounced dead at Brooklyn Hospital Center at 9:30 AM. According to the New York Times, Jacob was riding the elevator at 70 Clymer Street with his 8-year old brother […]

  • Feasting Fancies© “Summer Nights at The Town Hall”

    The stately building has been standing at 123 West 43 Street between Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue) and Seventh Avenues for over 80 years. How many times have you walked passed it and not noticed or how many times have you heard about a concert or program on WQXR being held at Town Hall […]

  • G-Trip – August 22-24 Read more >

    G-Trip – August 22-24

    8/22 Flying on One Engine at Automotive High School (8PM, FREE!) Part of the Rooftop Films series, Flying on One Engine tells the story of Dr. Sharadkumar Dicksheet, a Brooklyn doctor who travels to India to perform thousands of cleft lip surgeries for free. The movie debuted this year at SXSW to warm reviews. This […]

  • Get to the “Point – Olympics

    If you can could compete in any Olympic sport, what would it be and why? Pete F. “I’ve been a big fan of swimming before Phelps. Or I’d run the 400 in track and field, which I used to do.” Francesca R. “Ski jumping, because it’s the last thing in the world I can ever […]

  • Girlz Gone Wild! SummerStarz Style! Read more >

    Girlz Gone Wild! SummerStarz Style!

    On Wednesday, August 13th, Town Square’s SummerStarz returned to McCarren Park, with Girlz Night. The evening’s festivities led off with a high-energy, hip-hop dance class by Greenpoint’s Hamilton Dance Studio. Under the direction of Rita Hamilton, young dancers showcased the skills and confidence Rita is known for instilling in her talented students. The evening’s live […]

  • The Kids of the Greenpoint YMCA Summer Day Camp Read more >

    The Kids of the Greenpoint YMCA Summer Day Camp

    On Thursday, July 31st, 2008, some of Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s most prominent business and civic leaders gathered to support the Greenpoint YMCA’s Summer Day Camp participants as they performed in an annual event that has become one of the most fun and festive celebrations of the year, Camp Spirit Day. Among those who served on […]

  • Feasting Fancies©-The International Fancy Food Show

    It arrives each year and each year it gets more expensive to attend, this year the sponsors were charging sixty dollars per ticket. Is it worth the price of admission? The show is held at the Javits Center for three days and takes up two floors. The main area is sectioned off by rows running […]

  • Obituaries Read more >


    Reilly, Marie nee Yodice on July 25, 2008. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother to Rosemarie, Gerard, and William. Dear sister to Phyllis Armellino. Dearest grandmother to Christine, Adam, Nicholas, Mackie, Tony and Bill Jr. Sweetest great-grandmother to Tanner and Kiegan. Reposed at the EVERGREEN FUNERAL HOME 131 Nassau Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11222. […]

  • My Take on Country Night at Summer Starz 2008 Read more >

    My Take on Country Night at Summer Starz 2008

    Country night at SummerStarz was very fun and different for me. I enjoyed every minute of it. The weather said there would be rain but luckily there wasn’t a drop of rain throughout the whole event. There was a great turnout even though people thought there would be rain. I guess people were really excited […]

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