If you don’t live on Franklin Street, you may not have noticed the great series of pop-up stores that have begun to occupy Duke’s Annex, the small space next to Duke’s Liquor Box. Throne Watches is the current pop-up store, and we were curious about their beautiful leatherwork, so we asked Travis Alexander, one of Throne’s founders, about their watches and what you can expect to find at their pop-up store. You can catch them through the end of November. Continue reading
Judging by the consistent theme of pizza and Ninja Turtles in his work lately, legendary street artist Invader is hungry for freedom slices.
We’re happy to say that Greenpoint’s very own Vinnie’s Pizzeria put some happiness in his belly recently. But mostly happy that he rewarded them handsomely with a parting gift.
“Invader loves pizza. And apparently ours,” said Vinnie’s co-owner Henrik Toncic. “He and his crew stayed for lunch after completing the job. Chill down to earth Parisians. We feel very lucky. And proud. And it’s never gonna get old walking up to it.”
According to Toncic, Invader custom-made his pizza critter especially for Vinnie’s, matching it to their logo and everything.
As tempting as it is, though, to say that pizza (and pizza alone) brought them together, Toncic has been part of the street art community his entire life. A mutual friend, photographer Stephen Kelley, facilitated the fateful meeting.
If there were ever a place to trust a twitchy man with a straight razor, it would be at the workstation of Tomcats Barbershop savant David Arce.
Arce has Tourette’s Syndrome, but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming one of the most skilled and respected barbers in Brooklyn.
In this mini documentary by Michael Byhoff, Jon Sarlin, and Jason Basso — who all work together at HLN, CNN’s sister network — Arce touches on everything ranging from being perceived as a drug addict to having a cult following, though he doesn’t like the word “cult.” Continue reading
Winter Wonderland & Snow Sprites, Mulled Hungarian Wine, Craft Beer, Henna Tattoos, Tarot Cards, The Roving Typist, 60+ Vendors, and more!! Holiday Market (12/6)
Mix and Mingle amongst Snow Sprites and Snowflakes without the chill at a Winter Wonderland on Sunday, Dec 6th (1-7PM) for our Greenpointers annual Holiday Market! The gorgeous Greenpoint Loft will come alive with FREE fun activities, food & refreshments, live music, holiday cheer, and a happy Greenpoint crowd!
Winter is coming but sans ugly white walkers because it’s going to be toasty warm. Thanks to Palinkerie, we will be blending a lovely Benedek Pinot Noir from the highland region of Mátra in Hungary with a mulling kit provided by local spice blender extraordinaires Greenpoint Trading Co. to serve a delicious Mulled Wine.
Our favorite brew nerds at Greenpoint Beer & Ale are making us some “Snuggles,” their winter lager brewed with elderberries and cedar. “Warthog,” a juicy session IPA with notes of pine and orange peel will also be served.
There will ask be coffee by Cafe Grumpy and a large assortment of delicious eats by some talented chefs and local food establishments including Esme, Adelina’s, Centavo, Moe’s Doughs, Brooklyn Whatever and more!
On FREE fun activities, we are so excited to welcome back The Roving Typist, who will write one-of-a-kind personalized stories for our guests. You may recognize him public spaces around NYC typing up stories for strangers. If not, check out this super sweet short documentary about him.
Miss V will get her demons out by Henna Tattooing, Lindsay Myers will peer into your future with Tarot Cards, and Peenk will work her Nail Art magic. Plus, new hair salon Bull in the Heather will be giving free bang trims to get you a quick refresher before the holidays and before you pose for our photo booth!
Special thanks to our sponsors!
Why a group show? Just Friends at Greenpoint’s M. Carter space (141 Engert Ave) is a mix of small works by fifteen artists showing the shape-shifting looseness of group shows at a time when the white cube no longer distinguishes from the bricolage of the street. A poster on the window lists all of the brain storming suggestions for titles before circling the final name at the bottom – an invitation to enter the gallery before the actual art inside demonstrates the real interaction of variety more than a statement ever can. Continue reading
Hey babes, there’s a killer sale tomorrow at Mind/Matter this Saturday. Stick to your holiday budget this year with some lovely wares for your nearest & dearest and pick up a little vintage somethin’ for your fine self.
In God We Trust continues its tradition in badassery. The shop recently unveiled its Fall/Winter 2015 collection, with a mind for layering these pieces or wearing them stand alone. Either way, you’re sure to look like a gorgeous babe.
Inkkas is changing the way we think about footwear and it’s all happening in Greenpoint. The shop is a cozy splash of bright color on 77 Franklin Street and it’s quickly becoming a driving force in the fight against deforestation and environmental degradation.
Hey Greenpoint artists (or anyone interested in arts in Greenpoint)! We want to get together for a mixer and initial open meeting about the next GOS tomorrow (Wed, 11/11) at The Diamond (43 Franklin St) at 7:30PM. RSVP here!
Come with your ideas, get involved, or just come to talk art over drinks!
This will be the first of a series of monthly mixers at a different local watering hole leading up to the main event, which will be in Spring 2016 (end of April). If you can’t make this one, the next will be in mid-December so stay tuned.
Brooklyn Craft Company, a DIY class and event space, is hosting a Catlady Craft Night and we have a free ticket to giveaway ($95 value)! Catlady Craft Night is a big crazy cat-themed DIY party for the modern catlady (cat gents are welcome, too)! Attendees can look forward to making several cat-themed craft projects including wire cat rings, painted cat figurines, cat-shaped leather change purses, canvas totes, and needle-felted cats made from wool and — yes, they’re going there — cat fur!
You can also look forward to cocktails, music, a cat meet-and-greet hosted by Brooklyn Animal Action, where attendees can snuggle with actual cats and even adopt them if they make a love match, a raffle to benefit Brooklyn Animal Action (a portion of event proceeds benefit them as well), and the sparkling company of Brooklyn’s raddest catladies!
How to enter: In the comments below, answer the question “True or False: A cat, standing in a still position, can jump more than 3 times its own length.” Continue reading