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Truth: Greenpoint has transformed dramatically in far less than a decade. Today, artists who decamped to Brooklyn's northern-most neighborhood in the 90s to escape Manhattan rents have been joined by, well, much of Manhattan. And high rises. And popped collars. And yet! If a place ever had a spiritual core, it might be Greenpoint. Authentically Polish on one end, artist- and creative-heavy on the other, these are the populations that still suffuse Greenpoint with its...
It's January, which means that Girls is about to premiere and the annual wave of Lena Dunham thinkpieces is nearly at hand. But there are rewards to being a Dunham-phile, particularly if you happened to read and love her memoir Not That Kind of Girl. Rewards in the form of free drinks and prizes at the upcoming Not That Kind of Girl trivia night at The Diamond in Greenpoint. The event, on January 22, is a collaboration between...
Greenpoint bar The Diamond is stepping up their food offerings starting this month with The Epcot Series, a plan that will bring in a different international cuisine into the bar every month. Diamond co-owner Dave Pollack, a.k.a. Diamond Dave, was inspired by the most educational of Disney's venues, which allows you to chow down in restaurants from almost every continent without leaving the bounds of the park. "Both my wife and I had that...
In case you thought the most so-stupid-it-just-might-work idea for a business was Push for Pizza, you would be... right, actually. But Jafflechute, the world's first "float-down eatery" coming to Greenpoint next month, takes a close second. What is a jafflechute, you ask? Oh, nothing, just this thing where grilled cheeses drop down from the sky on parachutes. That thing. The Australian company, Jafflechute (apparently, Aussies call grilled cheese "jaffles" for some reason; the "chute" suffix...

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