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Stephen Kaltenbach, “What Death Does,” Installation View at The Boiler, February 2019. Courtesy of The Boiler.

Greenpoint gallery The Boiler is closing. The theme of its last exhibit? Death

March 22 | Sara Bosworth

The first day of spring brought sun and 50-degree temperatures to Greenpoint. But inside The Boiler, a gallery on North 14th Street, it is raining. Piping spits down raindrops onto the set of a staged living room in a building, which is, as indicated by its name, a former factory boiler room. It has been […]

Welcome to Manhattan Avenue, which is dotted with Polish bakeries, butchers and restaurants. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Eat like you’re Polish in Greenpoint

March 22 | Lore Croghan

Jedzmy! That’s how to say “Let’s eat” in Polish. You can have an ethnic-food adventure in Greenpoint, even if you didn’t know that. The neighborhood’s commercial corridor, Manhattan Avenue, is dotted with Polish bakeries, butchers and restaurants. They are living reminders of the neighborhood’s history as a Polish enclave. It’s true that lots of customers […]

The historic bricks have been paved over near the archway at Pearl Street. Eagle photo by Mary Frost.

Are DUMBO’s historic ‘cobblestone’ streets disappearing?

March 22 | Mary Frost

The hand-cut Belgian block paving DUMBO’s historic streets — often mistakenly called cobblestones — are disappearing, either patched over with asphalt or dug up by utility contractors and carted away. Preservationists say the block is an essential part of the identity of the neighborhood. The old-fashioned streets provide the scenic backdrops for hundreds of films […]