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Formerly called Winthrop Park, Monsignor McGolrick Park was renamed so after the then pastor of the local church. It is a popular recreational space located in the heart of Brooklyn. This dog-friendly park features a Shelter Pavilion, several playgrounds and a historic monument. The statue commemorates the people of Greenpoint who partook in World War I, and is an icon of victory and peace.
Finback Brewery, named in the honor of a whale found dead on the shore of the Breezy Point in 2012, is revolutionizing the beer drinking experience! The brewery is open from Thursday to Sunday with guided tours available on the weekends from three in the afternoon. Each tour is twenty minutes long which helps one make educated choices about beers! The tasting room is open to visitors from Friday to Sunday for four hours. Complimentary popcorn is served with the beer but one can also carry food inside. There are over a dozen or so beers on tap, all of which are available in small tasters, half pours or full. Finback are known to take risks to create new and interesting flavors. They hold various events, beer fests and also have an online store where one can buy exclusive Finback merchandise.
Newtown Creek Nature Walk is a walk-way, that was designed by environmental sculptor, George Trakas. It was built by order of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as part of the restoration work being done on the city's waste-water treatment plant. The walk-way is about quarter of a mile, and is a good way of teaching its visitors about the city's waste -water treatment plan, through a look at its water digesters and settling tanks. Visitors also get to learn a lot about the city's history at Newtown Creek Nature Walk.
The Long Island City Courthouse is a historic court that is spread over 2 acres (0.81 hectares) of land. The courthouse features a criminal court, county court, the district Attorney staff, and the county sheriff's office. This place is known as a historical landmark, and is also added on to the register of National Historic Places.
McCarren Park previously known as the Greenpoint park, is spread over 35 acres of land covered with fields and paths. It is a great place to take the kids who will enjoy playing basketball, handball, football, kickball, soccer, baseball, bocce and tennis. The park has become a recreational place for the community. Locals enjoy playing around the Ericsson Playground which is complete with a jogging track, tennis courts, a soccer field, five baseball diamonds,more than enough space to keep you pumped. The McCarren Park Pool hosts live concerts and is another good place to check out.
Today street clocks are not popular as they were in the 19th Century, which is why a glimpse of one may be a marvel. Located on the sidewalk of Brooklyn's Greenpoint neigborhood, this street clock erected by the Bomelstein's Jewelers in the late 1800s is the last of its kind in the city. The store owned by Bomelstein's on this street is gone, but the clock stands proudly, serving as a city landmark.
Spread out over 6,000 square feet, adjacent to McCarren Park, Spritzenhaus has a lively atmosphere and a pleasant ambiance. The beer hall attracts an eclectic crowd from trendy hipsters to beer connoisseurs wanting to check out the latest brew. Besides offering over 25 local and international beers on-tap, satiate your hunger pangs on one of their home-made bratwurst sausages or Bavarian pretzels. Seat yourself at one of the enormous communal-style tables, and say prost!
The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord is a landmark in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. This historic cathedral was erected between 1916 and 1921 and was later listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The founders of this parish were immigrants to America from present-day Poland. This building is one of the only examples of Byzantine Revival architecture in the state. Owing to its Russian lineage, the cathedral is designed with five domes, each mounted with gilded Orthodox crosses. The breathtaking interiors are replete with golden walls, high arched ceilings and intricate stained-glass paintings. It continues to be of great historic and cultural importance. Their website is updated with service timings, events and photos.
Anthony Accardi and Rob Kolb came together to create Transmitter Brewing that offers various types of ales. Visit the brewery to taste and buy bottles of beer brewed with strains of Brettanomyces. Community supported events are also offered by this brewery which allows buyers to purchase future batches in advance. Mahogany Saison, Farmhouse Ale, Saison Noir and Belgian Quad are the beers from this brewery.
Greenpoint Shul or Congregation Ahavas Israel was established in 1893. It occupies two buildings, one of which was formerly a Congregationalist Church. Steeped in over a century of history, it continues to host sabbath services and holiday worship that are followed by the meal tradition. It also organizes several seminars and community events. This Jewish institution is the sole survivor of five synagogues that once called Greenpoint home.
Located right in the heart of trendy Williamsburg lies the Brooklyn Winery. The founders decided to start the winery after noticing the almost total lack of wineries in Brooklyn, and the rest is history. In fact, the Brooklyn Winery is only the second full-service facility for winemaking in all of New York's boroughs. The winery offers tours of the facility, which last 30 minutes and are followed by a 30 minute tasting session. Or if you're more of a self-guided wine drinker, just head to the tasting room and sample to your heart's content.
If German beers make your palate sing then Dirck the Norseman is the place for you to be. This brewery is very popular for their well-brewed beers and in addition their bar has a fine display of brown liquors. The place is quite spacious with large picnic benches that make comfortable seating spaces. The wooden interior and yellow lights give this place a rustic charm, during the day ample of sunlight casts its warm glow over the brewery. The bartenders as well the staff at the brewery are highly knowledgeable, patrons can rely on their suggestions if new to the whole experience. Food served at Dirck the Norseman is at par with their drinks selection, Pork knuckles, brisket and turkey confit are some of the must try dishes at this beer haven.