Greenpoint Gazette
  • History Notes: Joe Lentol’s Lorimer Legacy Read more >

    History Notes: Joe Lentol’s Lorimer Legacy

    “Excuse the furniture. It’s about 100 years old,” says Assemblyman Joe Lentol as I take a seat in his district office. “A janitor at the old Greenpoint Savings Bank gave me this furniture,” he recalls. When Joe first took office in 1972 representing the 50th District, Assembly members were not provided with district offices. However, […] Read More >

  • History Notes: Marie Bindas Remembers Domino Read more >

    History Notes: Marie Bindas Remembers Domino

    From the preservation of the sign to the glass-covered entryways meant to contextually blend the main building, developers and residents have debated nearly every square inch of the new plans for the Domino Sugar Factory. However, Marie Bindas, a twenty-year employee of the former factory, is excited by any plans to keep her old work […] Read More >

  • The Soundtrack to the Tribeca Film Festival

    The Tribeca Film Festival completed its run on Sunday, May 4. Over the course of two weeks, festival goers were able to choose from the over 122 films, which include a mix of feature films, documentaries and shorts. For the fourth year, the festival also included the Tribeca/ASCAP Music Lounge. The Music Lounge showcased live […] Read More >

  • Tish and Guido Cianciotta Read more >

    Tish and Guido Cianciotta

    Many groups and individuals have actively participated in building the Greenpoint-Williamsburg community into what it is today. None, however, may be quite as active as Guido and Tish Cianciotta. They have the awards to prove it – receiving the Activism Award from the community group “The People’s Firehouse” this past December; the naming of a […] Read More >

  • One Drop At A Time

    While everyone remains oddly befuddled at the exponentially growing costs of oil, NASCAR drivers continue to burn through millions of gallons of fuel and hundreds of petroleum derived tires, as they literally turn left in circles on a weekly basis. Meanwhile, another liquid once used to hydrate the athletes (not cars) of yesteryear continues to […] Read More >

  • McCarren Park Welcomes Trees and Bette Middle for Arbor Day Read more >

    McCarren Park Welcomes Trees and Bette Middle for Arbor Day

    Bette Midler, singer, actress and founder of New York Restoration Project, and Academy Award Winner Marcia Gay Harden gathered alongside hundreds of dedicated volunteers in McCarren Park Friday to celebrate Arbor Day, and the continuation of Mayor Bloomberg’s “Million Tree Initiative.” Volunteers, ranging from pre-school to senior citizen, came from an equally diverse spread of […] Read More >

  • Greenpoint Reform Church Needs Your Help! Read more >

    Greenpoint Reform Church Needs Your Help!

    The Greenpoint Reformed Church needs your help in order to carry on their efforts feeding the communities hungry through its food pantry. It is only May but the Church has already spent its budget for the pantry. The Church needs to raise $3000 to pay for an emergency purchase of groceries in order to keep […] Read More >

  • Home is where… Read more >

    Home is where…

    The Building at 475 Kent St, which was forcibly vacated this past January because of multiple fire code violations and an illegal matzo factory in the basement, has reopened its doors to artists and creative types seeking shelter from the uninspiring, hostile streets and/or overpriced living and working spaces in the neighborhood. On May 1st […] Read More >

  • Pampa Grill Read more >

    Pampa Grill

    One of the best reasons to reconsider your vegetarian/vegan lifestyle (or agenda) is cultural. Unlike New York City, a vegetarian routine is hard to achieve in many places. Vegetarian friends who like to explore the world tell me time and time again how hard it is to find vegetarian options in their travels. Outside of […] Read More >

  • Finding Yourself in (the middle) of Art Read more >

    Finding Yourself in (the middle) of Art

    I don’t think I am alone when I say that art can be intimidating. I understand that in this neighborhood many will argue with this statement. Still, I can find few things more menacing than walking into a space where the aesthetic appreciation is amplified and almost forced; the spaces where the audience cannot separate […] Read More >

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