The Greenest Point Street Art



Greenpoint Innovations today announced the launch of The Greenest Point, a sustainability awareness raising street art project, to take Climate Week NYC to the people. Internationally acclaimed artists, Faile, Askew1 & Vexta, will paint murals in Greenpoint & North Williamsburg. In addition, this pioneering street art project will feature interactive elements that will highlight these environmental issues by integrating art with technology, film, sound & public voices.

Studies suggest that New York City could be one of the first major victims of climate change in America, submerged by rising seawaters as this century progresses.

“As climate change is increasingly reaching into the back pockets of our daily lives, we now more than ever need innovative and immersive ways to increase its visibility, comprehensibility and relatability”, said Stephen Donofrio, Principal & Founder of Greenpoint Innovations and The Greenest Point. “That is why we have merged worlds together – street art, new age technologies, media and sustainability. The Greenest Point is designed for our friends, neighbors, and strangers, to stimulate issues- and solutions-based conversations about climate change. These murals will be a constant reminder that Brooklyn cares about its future.”

“The environmental woes in North Brooklyn and the world have largely resulted from a lack of concern for our planet. We did not take the necessary precautions to ensure we were safeguarding our planet. Now we are paying the price as we deal with climate change”, said Assemblyman Joe Lentol. “By bringing attention to the environmental issues that have plagued the world around us we can guarantee that this does not happen again. We can also prevent any future damage through sustainable practices. I applaud The Greenest Point for utilizing art to bringing attention to one of our planet’s most pressing issues.”

Mural wall space donated by the Brooklyn EXPO Center. The Greenest Point will conclude with a speaker series and rooftop wrap party at Northern Territory, overlooking the neighborhood and Manhattan skyline. Music provided by NSR (The Deep NYC).Attendance is free, RSVP is suggested but not required. Space is limited.

Join us on our social media channels for updates and the mural location @thegreenestpoint.

Contact for more details, images, artist interviews, exclusive content

Sponsors of The Greenest Point include: Greenpoint Innovations, Northern Territory, Bernstein & Andriulli, Ironlak, Brooklyn EXPO Center, Crest, SustainaDrone, Philips Color Kinetics, Can USA, Reveal Design Group, Brooklyn SolarWorks  and The Deep NYC.


Thanks for coming to the PS 34 STUDENT ART SHOW at the Brooklyn Expo Center at 72 Noble Street,
with over 1,000 pieces of student work.
Throughout the year, our students have learned about Matisse, Picasso, Seurat and Lichtenstein among others and created beautiful pieces inspired by their techniques and concepts.
The opening was June 16th 6-8pm.

A huge thank you to Brooklyn Expo Center for the generous donation of their space!
June 16th from 6-8pm
Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble Street

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The New Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint Opens with Brooklyn Antiques & Book Fair

Girl with Yellow Rose, Marjorie Stridervintage tableware; Village Braider;
The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss, first edition first printing

Sponsored By Brooklyn Antiques & Book Fair.

The brand new Brooklyn Expo Center is hosting the first ever Brooklyn Antiques & Book Fair September 13-14.

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Maybe you’re one of those people who, no matter where you find yourself, has to stop into any used bookstore you see. Or, maybe you can’t pass a shop with mid-century furniture or vintage jewelry. After all, what if there’s a first edition of Sister Carrie hiding in a stack, just waiting to be discovered? What if there’s an amazing lamp or rare Heywood Wakefield coffee table that will complete your living room?

If that sounds like you, you should know about the Brooklyn Antiques and Book Fair, coming to the brand-new, 40,000-square-foot Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Sept. 13-14, 10am to 5pm. More than 100 antiques dealers and rare book sellers will be at the event, peddling their wares.

brooklyn-expo-center-greenpoint-new-yorkThe brand-new Brooklyn Expo Center at 79 Franklin Street

Exhibitors from all over the county will be displaying furniture, jewelry, paintings, pottery, prints, vintage and antiquarian books on every subject, prints, manuscripts and more. If you want to be among the first to get a peek at what’s for sale, come to the opening night preview on Friday, Sept. 12, 7:30-9:30pm. The event is a benefit for the Greenpoint branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, and refreshments will be provided by Brooklyn Brewery and Milk Truck. (Mmm… grilled cheese and beer.)Tickets for this event cost $25.

Weekend passes for the Brooklyn Antiques and Book Fair are $12 for adults, though you can get a $6 discount by bringing a new children’s book to donate to the Brooke Jackman Foundation or a $5 discount by signing up for Brooklyn Antiques and Book Fair updates. Children get in for free.

Brooklyn’s first convention center debuts with historic showcase in Greenpoint

The brand new 25,000-square-foot Brooklyn Expo Center on Franklin St. in Greenpoint attracted about 4,000 visitors to its grand opening, officials said.

Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:58 PM

Look out, Javits Center.

Brooklyn’s first convention center opened its doors this weekend to book and history buffs and will soon welcome top chefs and Jewish wedding planners.

The brand new 25,000-square-foot Brooklyn Expo Center on Franklin St. in Greenpoint attracted about 4,000 visitors to its grand opening, officials said.

“I was very impressed with the turnout for my first show in this new building,” said Marvin Getman, who organized the debut event.

More than 100 exhibitors showcased their fine furniture, artsy photos and first print books, Getman said.

And there are already other large-scale events on the calendar.

Former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz at the show. TINA BUCKMANFormer Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz at the show. 

The expo center will host the 9th annual International Chefs Congress in October and “My Big Fat Jewish Wedding,” an amalgamation of Jewish wedding vendors, in November.

The center with floor-to-ceiling glass also rents out office and meeting space and has an onsite cafeteria.

It is the brainchild of Joshua Guttman, a developer who purchased the 14-acre site of the former Greenpoint Terminal Market for roughly $25 million in 2001.

The complex, mostly made up of abandoned warehouses along the waterfront, was largely destroyed by a massive 10-alarm fire in 2006.

Leszek Kuczera, a homeless Polish immigrant, was charged with accidentally starting the blaze as he melted copper for scrap metal, authorities said.

The new convention center.PHOTOS COURTESY OF BROOKLYN EXPO CENTERThe new convention center.

Since then, the site has experienced a slow revival.

One of the few remaining warehouses, 67 West St., has been converted into a trendy space for weddings and artists.

A building across the street at 42 West St. is being turned into commercial space with retail stores on the first floor and four stories of office space.

Many of the old buildings remain largely burnt out, including the tall factory at 60 West St.


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Northern Expo-sure: Greenpoint convention center opens its doors

The Brooklyn Paper

Move over, Javits Center.

The new Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint opened its doors last weekend for an antiques and book show. It went off without a hitch, thanks in part to the renovations the building’s controversial owner made to the high-ceilinged, box-shaped building, according to a spokeswoman for the event’s organizer.

“The space worked so well for the event,” said Leigh Infield. “The glass windows from floor to ceiling bring in so much light and people pick up on that energy.”

The cavernous space that is now open for business at 79 Franklin St., at Noble Street, is a single open room the size of six basketball courts. Another, attached space that takes up the area of two and a half basketball courts is slated to become part of the convention center but is currently occupied by retail tenants. A third space in a separate, five-story building is under construction.

The two-day fair drew more than 4,000 people and there is a lot of demand for place to hold events of its size, as opposed to the gargantuan corporate affairs that take place across the East River, a manager said.

“There are a lot of community-based type events that do not need as much space as a place like the Javits Center,” Brooklyn Expo Center site manager Michelle McConnell. “And this neighborhood is very special and beautiful.”



Greenpoint to Get a Convention Center

GREENPOINT — Move over, Javits Center — a new convention center is coming to town.

Brooklyn Expo Center, located at 79 Franklin St., is slated to open in Greenpoint later this year, as Bedford + Bowery first reported.

According the center’s website, the site will offer 28,000 square feet of total exhibition space, office and meeting space, a cafeteria and onsite parking. The website also boasts natural lighting and floor-to-ceiling glass.

Chris Rechner, a manager at the Dumbo Loft family of event spaces, told DNAinfo New York that organizers behind the project are fairly confident the space should be up and running by October. He said the center will be open to expos, trade shows and larger private functions.

“Sometimes people do need seated capacities in the 1,000 to 1,500 range, whether it’s for galas or larger wedding type situations, that can only really happen in hotels at this point,” Rechner said. “We wouldn’t be opposed to having music type of events there.”

The center is only accessible via the G train on the subway, but its website also mentions a close proximity to the Williamsburg Bridge, Queens Midtown Tunnel, Long Island Expressway, area airports and more. Rechner said despite limited subway access, organizers felt it was worth the risk to set up the expo center.

“We feel like companies do want to do stuff here. People are looking to bring bigger corporate functions to these more smaller cultural emerging neighborhoods,” he said, adding that it while it could take some time to get the ball rolling, it could gain momentum.

Those behind the project have also worked on other event spaces, such asGreenpoint Loft, which hosts weddings and other functions at 67 West St.

“We have a similar situation with transportation in that area, and we haven’t had major problems with it,” Rechner said.

“Also, with having parking… I feel that companies that want to get people there, I think they find ways to get people where they want to bring them.”


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Brooklyn Expo Center Opens Doors with Antiques Fair

The much talked about Greenpoint Expo Center will open its doors this September when it hosts the first ever Brooklyn Antiques and Book Fair.

Over 100 exhibitors from across the country will make their way to the huge glass structure on Franklin Street to sell fine antiques, vintage books, posters, and a vast variety of prints.

The event is being put together by Marvin Getman, the founder of Impact Events Group, best known for the antiques and vintage book fairs it organizes throughout the northeastern part of the country.

“Brooklyn is the hottest market in the country right now and we are excited to be a part of this explosive creative energy,” said Getman. “The timing for a new venue of this kind is ideal, with so many art galleries, one-of-a-kind stores, music venues and trend-setting restaurants opening in the area.”

The two-day fair will be a haven for vintage goods and antiques collectors.

Fine quilts dealer Laura Fisher will be on hand to sell quilts including celebrity-autographed items from 1960’s TV stars like Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, and a rare piece of textile work – a schoolgirl’s needlework that dates back to 1811 and depicts St. Patrick’s Cathedral in lower Manhattan.

Among drawings, posters, and paintings the exhibit will feature the works of celebrated early 20th century printmaker and painter Rockwell Kent, Manhattan cityscapes from the 1860s, including a representation of a beer party in Manhattan at the time characterized by a horse-drawn wagon filled with kegs, and a series of eight oil-paintings depicting Prospect Park in the 1920s.

The selection of books is possibly more impressive. The very first edition of the first baseball book, Noah Brooks’ 1884 novel Our Base Ball Club and How It Won The Championship, a 1678 edition of Milton’s Paradise Lost, a 1679 first English-language of the French masterpiece Princess of Cleves, by Madame de Lafayette, a 1731 cookbook that shows readers what English royalty ate, and a four-language Psalter from 1518 are just some of the literary highlights at the fair.

Other notable features of the event include a children’s book donation drive – with those bringing children’s books receiving a $6 entry to the event, half of the full-price admission. All books will be donated to the Brooke Jackman Foundation, which seeks to help underprivileged children through literacy programs.

A preview event with $25 admission tickets held a day before the fair will generate proceeds for the Brooklyn Public Library/Friends of Greenpoint.

For Greenpoint residents, the fair is a first look at the exhibition space, owned by controversial real estate developer Joshua Guttman, owner of the Greenpoint Terminal Market, which burned down in 2006 and the lofts at 247 Water Street, the scene of a 2004 blaze.

Brooklyn Antiques and Book Fair, September 13,14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Brooklyn Expo Center, 79 Franklin Center, admission $12, $6 children, for more information visit


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Brooklyn Expo Center

The Brooklyn Expo Center is an expansive trade show, meeting and special event facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, featuring a flexible, open floor plan to accommodate a large variety of event layouts. The adjacent building offers several floors of meeting space, plus rooftop access for after-parties or cocktail events. The facility provides a high-speed Internet connection with wireless access. Read more >>