To promote its new Field Trip app, Google on Saturday is hosting what it calls a “neighborhood adventure” in Greenpoint. Participants will meet in Transmitter Park at 2 pm, and use Field Trip to explore the neighborhood, including sailing mini-boats in Newtown Creek and discovering where colored pencils were invented, said a company spokeswoman. (We can guess the answer to the last one.) The app is not Brooklyn-specific, but draws on resources such as Curbed and Zagat and includes information on architecture and local history. For now, it is available only on Android.
Photo of an Eberhard Faber Factory Building at 62 Kent Street via wgpa.us