IDNYC pop-up site at Los Sures

From Tuesday, May 23rd to Wednesday, June 14, Los Sures will be home to an IDNYC pop-up site.

North Brooklyn residents can register to get their free IDNYC municipal identification card, eligible for city residents 14 years and older, regardless of immigration status.

The card comes with benefits including access to cultural institutions. You can also use it as a library card.

The site will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

To register, visit or call 311.

Levin to rally for more funding for hungry New Yorkers

Councilman Stephen Levin will join other members of the New York City Council on Wednesday at City Hall to urge the mayor to fully fund the Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP).

The program serves more than 1.4 million hungry New Yorkers at food pantries and food kitchens every year.

The current executive budget drastically underfunds EFAP. It proposed cutting its funding by $4.9 million.

Levin, chair of the Council’s General Welfare Committee,, has signed on to support the increase of EFAP to $22 million.

The rally will be on Wednesday at 11 a.m. on the steps of City Hall.


Go Green! Brooklyn Festival

Go Green! Brooklyn Festival is taking over McCarren Park on Saturday, June 3rd from noon to 5 p.m.

The free celebration of the local community includes live music and theater performances, art projects, bocce, chess and other activities.

Companies like Brooklyn SolarWorks, Home Depot and Greenpoint Open Studios will be in a tendency as well.

Volunteers will have a chance to clean up the park with Curb Your Litter, Good.Clean.Fun and NAG.

You can also enjoy a free fitness workshop courtesy of Breakin Foundries.

For more information, visit or contact Town Square at

PS 132’s Kite Festival this weekend

Assemblyman Joseph Lentol and PS 132 are hosting the 13th annual Kite Festival this Sunday, May 21st from noon to 5 p.m. at East River State Park.

The event will include field-day activities, live entertainment, kite decorating and even food.

For more information, contact PS 132 at 718-599-7301 or by email at

Friends of Greenpoint Library book and bake sale

The Friends of Greenpoint Library is hosting a book and bake sale on Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Purchase books, doughnuts or pies, and your contribution will go directly to the library for programs and materials.

The day will be filled with activities, including Saturday Storytime at 11 a.m., Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards at noon and screen printing with Anna. O Grant at 2 p.m.

Bike helmet fitting and giveaway this Friday

Calling all bikers!

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is hosting a FREE bike helmet fitting and distribution event on Friday, May 19 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The giveaway will be at De Hostos Playground at 140 Harrison Avenue in Williamsburg.

Pleasr note that to get a helmet, you must learn how to properly fit it.

A parent or legal guardian must be present to sign a waiver for children under 18.

New mural coming to Grand Street

Consider it a mural in the making.

The Grand Street BID announced that artist Ellie Balk and a group of high school students from the Green School are painting a mural on the T-Mobile building at 725 Grand Street in East Williamsburg.

Balk has painted other murals in the area. This will be the sixth mural of her “Pi” series.

The colors in this mural were inspired by the colors of Senegal, Africa, where she studied art.

Stay tuned and look out for the completed mural!

Wallet stolen inside Bushwick store

Police are looking for a man who stole a woman’s wallet in Bushwick earlier this week.

Authorities say that on Monday, May 8, at about 11 a.m., the suspect approached a 46-year-old woman inside a grocery store at 801 Flushing Avenue in Bushwick.

The suspect then took her wallet from her bag. The wallet had a credit card and $687 in cash.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

NYU Langone Medical Associates Opens in Greenpoint!

NYU Langone is making care even more accessible in Brooklyn, recently opening its first location in Greenpoint. It combines the comprehensive resources, technology, and expertise of NYU Langone with the physicians who neighborhood residents have come to know and trust.

NYU Langone Medical Associates – Greenpoint, previously known as
Manhattan Medical, is a multispecialty practice located at 1934
Manhattan Avenue, Suite A. Doctors there specialize in a dozen
clinical areas: allergy, cardiology, ENT, gastroenterology, internal
medicine, endocrinology, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology,
orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, and podiatry.

For more complex specialty care, patients can be seen – seamlessly —
within the NYU Langone health system, either at NYU Lutheran Medical  Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, or at NYU Langone’s main campus in Manhattan.

With the goal of bringing care to the communities where patients live
and work, there are now more than 40 NYU Langone ambulatory care
locations in Brooklyn, which is more than one-quarter of all of NYU
Langone’s ambulatory sites across the region. This is important
because approximately 25 percent of patients utilizing NYU Langone in Manhattan, in fact, live in Brooklyn.

NYU Langone  is located at 934 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint.  Their phone # is 718-389-8585












Wednesday: Lecture on Newtown Creek Ecology

On Wednesday, May 10, Dr. Eric W. Sanderson, director of the Mannahatta and Welikia projects at the Wildlife Conservation Society will deliver a lecture on the ecology of Newtown Creek.

The speech, set for 6 p.m., will take place after a green roof tour at 520 Kingsland Avenue.

Sanderson will discuss his latest findings and the work he and his colleagues are doing to reconstruct pre-development ecology (circa 1609). He will talk about how that work informs efforts to envision a sustainable future for Newtown Creek.

Refreshments will be served at the event. RSVP for the free lecture here.