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Entries in greenpoint (2)

Wednesday
Feb132013

Valentine's Day Marketing Is Out Of Control

Image via Bustler.netYesterday, we profiled a Valentine's Day couples boxing workout, and now I've just heard that the Newtown Creek sewage treatment plant in Greenpoint is offering special Valentine's Day tours. In fact, they were initially offering two tours at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., but quickly added another at 11 a.m. due to "overwhelming demand." I shit you not. According the tour host and superintendent, Jim Pynn:

The highlight of the tour is the Greenpoint Avenue plant’s giant egg-shaped digesters which break down the noxious waste into harmless sludge and gas.

The digester eggs are 130 feet tall and offer great views of the city from the top.

How romantic! 

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Friday
Mar162012

Who Gives a Shit: Will You Feed Your Babies "Farm to Baby" Food?

Image via change.org

Want to feel even MORE like a peasant when you take your baby to the park sans Bugaboo?

Because now you're going to have to explain to other Slope parents why your little Aldous is eating normal Gerber baby nosh from Key Food, and not shit straight from a farm. 

Yes, the farm to table foodie craze is now coming to a diaper near you. Farm to Baby, a new company based in Greenpoint, makes and delivers fresh baby food, sourced from local farms. Now, I like the idea of supporting local farmers, and small businesses. I am totally behind the concept of eating fresh foods that are unprocessed, so naturally, feeding your baby that stuff makes sense too.

BUT this seems excessive. 

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