Greenpoint deli robbed of $700

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Police say that on Sunday, May 29, at approximately 6:20 p.m., a man walked into Driggs Finest Deli, located at 162 Driggs Avenue, and approached a 25-year-old employee.

The suspect then displayed a handgun to the employee and demanded money, authorities said. The employee handed over about $700. The suspect then fled by foot eastbound on Driggs Avenue.

Police describe the suspect as a 25-year-old black male carrying a white plastic bag. He was last seen a black hoodie and black jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.

Assemblyman calls for more G train service

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Flickr/The All-Nite Images

As the L train’s shutdown looms closer, one elected official wants a solution to what is soon to be a nightmare of a commute.

Assemblyman Joseph Lentol penned a letter to the MTA requesting increased G train service immediately.

“The impending L line shutdown will certainly cause headaches for many riders, but providing them with increased service on the G line will do wonders to proactively alter their ridership patterns,” Lentol wrote.

A 2013 line review of the train determined that the G functions as a “feeder and distributor line,” which means many riders take it just to transfer to another train. As a result, riders have experienced long wait times.

“If you ride the G during rush hour, I am sure you have thought to yourself, ‘sardines have it better than G line riders,” he said.

Read more about Lentol’s request here.

Go Green! Festival this weekend

Town Square is hosting its 9th annual Go Green! Festival tomorrow, June 4 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at McCarren Park.

It’s the go-to place to learn about sustainability initiatives going on in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Attendees can also expect live music, food and drinks, too.

For more information and registration, visit: http://www.townsquareinc.com.

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See photos from the Veterans Memorial Parade

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Last weekend, Greenpoint residents and civic leaders honored those who paid the ultimate sacrifice at the annual Memorial Day Parade along Manhattan Avenue.

The parade began in front of St. Stanislaus Memorial American Legion Post 1771. Parade-goers then marched to a mass at St. Anthony’s.

Representatives from the Greenpoint Monitor Museum, Knights of Columbus 293 and even some students joined the parade.

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Curb your litter at Clean Up Day

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Here’s your chance to give back to your community.

The Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce and Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG), a local advocacy group, are teaming up to host their 7th Clean Up Day at southwest Greenpoint.

Come out to Greenpoint Beer and Ale, located at 7 North 15th Street, on Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m. to meet your neighbors and work together to make Greenpoint a cleaner community.

Learn more about the event and sign up here.

 

Greenpoint Veterans Memorial Parade

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Greenpoint is celebrating its veterans again this year with a parade for those who sacrificed for our country.

On Sunday, May 29, the Veterans Memorial Parade will pay tribute to locals who were part of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Gulf War and the War on Terror.

The event will begin at St. Stanislaus Memorial American Legion Post #1771, located at 519 Leonard Street, starting at 9 a.m. The parade then moves along Manhattan Avenue to St. Anthony St. Alphonsus, about an eight-block walk. There, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated.

After the mass, the parade starts up again and ends back at the American Legion Post.

TONIGHT: DOT hosts Vision Zero town hall

Tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, located at 263 Marcy Avenue in South Williamsburg, the Department of Transportation (DOT) is hosting a Vision Zero Town Hall.

The meeting is hosted by Council members Antonio Reynoso and Stephen Levin, along with the Southside Community Mission.

At the town hall, residents will be able to tell city and elected officials how to make streets safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers and all users of the road.

The meeting will begin with a presentation from DOT, followed by a Q&A session with DOT and members of the NYPD.

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TONIGHT: Greenpoint Development Meeting

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Photo Courtesy NAG Facebook Page

Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) is hosting a Greenpoint Development Meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Polish & Slavic Center, located at 176 Java Street, to update the community on a slew of projects.

Attendees will hear from Councilman Stephen Levin, the state Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), the city Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) and representatives from the following projects: West Street project, Greenpoint Landing and the NuHart State Superfund.

NAG will be providing updates about the upcoming public comment process for the NuHart State Superfund site, which has now reached the Feasibility Study (FS) stage of the Superfund process. The FS is currently under review by state officials.

Stay involved in these important projects and bring questions to the meeting tonight!

To learn more, check out the Facebook event page here.

Greenpoint YMCA board welcomes newest member

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Kendall Charter, executive director of the Greenpoint YMCA, said Radoslaw Suchowolak will be a great new addition to the board of managers.

Radoslaw Suchowolak, a real estate investment manager at Investors Bank, has been elected to the Board of Managers of the Greenpoint YMCA. According to the board’s president, Paul Pullo, Suchowolak joined on May 10.

The Greenpoint Y will introduce Suchowolak to the entire board at their next meeting on Wednesday, May 25.

Suchowolak has worked as a volunteer at soup kitchens, Outreach and walks and brings opportunities for grants and scholarships to YMCA activities.

“Rad will indeed be a fine addition to our board,” said Kendall Charter, executive director of the Greenpoint YMCA. “We are excited to have him on board.”

Suchowolak joins the rest of the board, which now include: Paul Pullo, Gina Argento, Frank Carbone, Roseanne Antonucci, Peter Cruz, La-Asia Hundley, Michael Kawochka, Megan King, Stuart Leffler, Michael McKenna, Rama Mukhopadhyay, Alexander Ore, Dr. Charles Ptak, Christina Pullo, Walter Sanchez, Craig Shillitto, Miriam Sy-Gorski, Heidi Shea Springer and Scott Stedman.

Greenpoint Vision Care

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Located at 733 Manhattan Avenue, off Lorimer Street, Greenpoint Vision Care has been serving the neighborhood for 30 years.

With a lab in the store, eye exams are a snap. The people at Vision Care can get you in and out fairly quickly.

They do contact lens fittings, DMV tests and even treating eye infections on premises. Vision Care offers designer glasses, too.

Dr. Sebastian Polizzi leads the group, and the doctors at the center offer great service for your entire family.

Greenpoint Vision Care is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.