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Fun GL Day Ender Vid: Carroll Gardens in Snow

March 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

This is a very welcome video from our long absent corresspondent F. Jasmin Adams, who dropped another good on us too, but we wil get to that tomorrow.

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GL Day Ender: Another Greenpoint Hostel! It’s a Trend!

February 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

[Click to enlarge to full size] Brooklyn, meet Greenpoint Lodge. Lodge meet Brooklyn our out of town tourist friends. Now, go play. This is The Lodge ag 95 Norman Sreet, which has benn advertising on Craigslist and that we found via a commengt left on a New York Shitty Post about a failed condo turned […]

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GL Day Ender: Benefit for the Sloop Clearwater @ Brooklyn Brewery

February 25th, 2009 · Comments Off

On Thursday, 2/26, there’s going to be a fundraiser for the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, a nonprofit environmental organization that runs environmental science lessons for elementary school kids aboard a big wooden boat. It’s be docked in Red Hook in the future. The takes place the Brookyn Brewery at 79 North 11th Street (between Wythe […]

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GL Day Ender: Nature Babies for Toddlers in Prospect Park

February 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Calling all you baby parents! For eight weeks starting Monday, 3/16, Prospect Park will be hosting “Nature Babies” at Prospect Park Audubon Center. This program gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to build up their babies’ smarts and culture thru storytelling and craft activities for babies 18-months to 3-years. Children are introduced to the living […]

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Artez’n is Turning Five! Celebrate with Them Tonight!!!

February 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

It’s good to see local businesses are still around and having a good time, despite the hard times, especiallly one that is dedicate to locally made products and crafts. Artez’n, the really, really cool gallery and gift store at 444 Atlantic Ave (b/w Nevins and Bond) is turning five! To celebrate, tonight (2/21) from 6-9pm, […]

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GL Day Ender: Slope United Methodist Church Book Sale

February 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

Tomorrow and Sunday (2/21-22) the Park Slope United Methodist Church will be having it famous annual Book Sale from 8:30 AM-4:30PM on Saturday and from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM on Sunday. Thousands of books, DVDs, CDs, records, tapes and videos will be up for grabs, as well as the Children’s Corner in full swing. […]

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GL Day Ender: Brookyn Building Award Nominations Extended!

February 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

The BCC just sent out another announcement that they’re extending the deadline for nominations of the 9th annual Building Brooklyn Award to the end of the work day of Thursday, 3/12. So yay… you still have a lil time to nominate your favorite Big Bob Scarano or Hot Karl Fischer or Lean Mean Gene Kaufman […]

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GL Day Ender: Reading & Trolley Tour at Green-Wood Cemetery

February 18th, 2009 · Comments Off

The Historic Chapel at Green-Wood Cemetery Book Talk and Trolley Tour is back with the acclaimed novelist and essayist Peter Quinn. Mr. Quinn will be reading at 1pm on Sunday, 3/8, from his much celebrated, award-winning historical novel “Banish Children of Eve,” a story of Irish immigrants during the 1863 Civil War draft riots in […]

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GL Day Ender: Wanna’ Check Out a New Voting Machine?

February 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

Want to check out a new voting machine? We have learned via email that “the Board of Elections is holding presentations on two poll site voting systems which are being evaluated for use beginning in the fall of 2009. The Brooklyn session, including demonstrations (with hands-on experience) is on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 from 6:00-8:30 […]

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GL Day Ender: Tools for Surviving the Recession

February 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

Yes, Obama said what we all already knew: There’s little doubt we’re in a recession. A really big one. Well that’s just great! So… now what? You prepared for one? Well, next Saturday (2/21) from 9:30am-3pm the Community Empowerment Expo will be at the First AME Zion Church (54 MacDonough St at Tompkins Ave) in […]

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GL Day Ender: Get Art & Music Tonight in the Burg @ Cameo

February 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

[Click on image to enlarge it] Hey, art lovers and gallery hoppers, we got an last minute email that is of interest: Cameo Art Gallery, a new Williamsburg performance and gallery space, will present its debut group show featuring the art of Ben Bronfman, Carrie Elston, Lukas James and Ivana Salander. The opening reception will […]

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GL Day Ender: Money Basics, Count Your Ble$$ings Class

February 11th, 2009 · Comments Off

This comes from Ann Kansfield at the Greenpoint Reformed Church, which does superb work within the community. They will be running a “Count Your Ble$$ings” class on money basics for the next four weeks, starting tomorrow, Thursday (2/12). Here’s a bit from the email: With the downturn in the economy affecting so many people, we […]

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GL Day Ender: The Red Show

February 10th, 2009 · Comments Off

Ahhh Valentine’s Day… a holiday dedicated to love… and commercialism. Sure you can succumb to buying your honey an overpriced (or underpriced, if you’re a last minute kinda person or just a cheap bastard) bouquet of flowers, a box of chocolates or some fancy lingerie that’s really more for you than your lover… or you […]

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GL Day Ender: MoMA Thrilling Masses at Atantic Station

February 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

If you’ve been through the Atlantic Ave subway station in the last week, you’ve noticed increasing amounts of MoMA stuff around. There are things proclaiming an “art installation” is underway. The turnstiles now sport MoMA logos. We suspect the steel beams will be covered too, making the station look like a huge ad for the […]

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GL Day Ender: Get Fuel at CUE

February 6th, 2009 · Comments Off

Thursday (2/19), from 6-8pm, the Center for Urban Environment (168 7th St. b/t 3rd & 2nd Ave.) is having a special viewing and post-screening discussion of the Sundance Film Festival’s Best Documentary of 2008 “Fuel.” Brent Baker (CEO of Tri State Biodiesal) will be discussing this Josh Tickell documentary that focuses the oil industry and […]

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GL Day Ender: Obama Service Fair on Sunday

February 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment

There’s an event coming up this Sunday for those who are serious about trying to bring about change right here in Brooklyn. Here’s the email we just got: Hundreds of Brooklynites who volunteered for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign will join together this Sunday, Feb. 8., to make sure change comes right to their own backyard. […]

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GL Day Ender: 2 for 1 Art Opening @ Hook’s Kentler Gallery

February 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off

Kentler International Drawing Space (353 Van Brunt St.) is presenting two one-person shows simultaneously, with opening reception for both this Friday (2/6) from 6-9pm. Two artists inspired by their homelands will be divided between two rooms of the gallery. Hawaii’s Joel Sokolov will be presenting his Big Island Drawings, while Alabamian Hugh Williams will be […]

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GL Day Ender: Astroland Dies, Jan. 31 2009, Slideshow

February 2nd, 2009 · 5 Comments

Here’s a sampling of the photos we shot on Astroland’s last day. It’s by no means our last Coney story, but definitely our last Astroland pics. There were not a lot of dry eyes in the house as the eviction deadline loomed. The Astroland office, by the way, is now in trailers next to the […]

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GL Day Ender: Community Blogging With Flatbush Gardener

January 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Usually, our GL Day Enders are sort of routine posts, but this one brings us pleasure because it involves a friend and fellow blogger who does great work, Flatbush Gardener. He will be giving a talk about Community Blogging at the Monday Morning Coffee Talk sponsored by the Historic Districts Council. It’s on Monday, Feb. […]

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GL Day Ender: Crown Heights on TV Tonight

January 29th, 2009 · Comments Off

Crown Heights is being featured on Brooklyn Independent Television’s really cool Neighborhood Beat series. There’sa broadcast tonight at 8:30PM. Per an email: In this debut episode, guest community producers and editors help Neighborhood Beat explore the Crown Heights community in all of its amazing diversity. Take an exciting Jewish walking tour and get a glimpse […]

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GL Day Ender: Coney Island, 1973

January 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

Here’sa cool vid of Coney Island in 1973 that includes footage of riding the Thunderbolt several minutes in. We found it courtesy of gottaloveconeyisland.com, which has a feature on the Tornado, which was demolished in 1977 after a series of arson fires.

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GL Day Ender: Make Your Kid a Cop Explorer

January 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

Into our email box comes this invitation to enroll “a child aged 14 through 20” in the NYPD’s 78 Precinct Explorer Program: The Explorers is an NYPD-sponsored youth organization, open to young men and women ages 14 through 20. It educates young men and women about Law Enforcement as a potential career path choice, by […]

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GL Day Ender: Skating Under the Stars

January 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

Friday, Feb 6, bundle up and head on out to Wollman Rink in Prospect Park for a night of Skating Under the Stars. From 9:30pm-midnight is the perfect night to skate, nosh on rink snacks and drink hot cocoa (they’ll even spike it for ya!) and Brooklyn Beer. If you’re like us, and ain’t so […]

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GL Day Ender: A $15K Prize for Killer Brooklyn Fudge

January 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

The Brooklyn Public Library 4th Annual PowerUP! business plan competition awarded Brooklyn Fudge with $15,000 for their great business plan on how to get more people to eat more fudge. Amanda Jones has concocted one hell of a business plan that has spread her family’s secret fudge recipe throughout our great borough, and broken the […]

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GL Day Ender: Disappearing Brooklyn Storefronts Extended

January 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

[Photo courtesy James and Karla Murray] The Brooklyn Historical Society’s current exhibition, “The Disappearing Face of Brooklyn’s Storefronts” is a captivating look in to the storefront facades that shape our neighborhoods. The exhibition has been extended through March 29, 2009 and is a must see. Brooklyn’s neighborhood storefronts have the city’s history etched in their […]

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