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New Brooklyn Makers Goods Will Debut Sunday at our Spring Market!

Water Tower t-shirt by mimoYmima

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The folks at Brooklyn Makers will be presenting two collaborations at our Spring Market this Sunday, 4/13. Two minds think better than one, right? They’ve teamed up with design studio mimoYmima to release the first in a series of urban-themed t-shirts. The Brooklyn Water Tower tee is available in kids ($26) and adults ($29) sizes. Continue reading

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Women’s History Month – In Conversation With Meg McNeill

Meg McNeill © Fabian Palencia

The page on the calendar may have turned, but we had such a great response to our Women’s History Month interviews in March that we still have a couple of fantastic ladies to showcase throughout early April. This next profile took us to Dandelion Wine on Franklin Street on a quiet Monday night, to meet with the inimitable Meg McNeill, who was nominated for these reasons by her friend, Rachael:

Meg is an all-around wonderful person and especially awesome Greenpoint woman! She’s thoroughly involved in the neighborhood and Greenpoint community. From servicing it directly and providing us all with wonderful wine at Dandelion Wine, to supporting neighborhood businesses and friends, attending her friends’ music and art shows, to bringing a positive ‘tude to nearly every situation. PLUS she just became a Certified Sommelier, which is no small feat. All-around stand-up lady.

Meg opened a bottle of wine for us, set out some She Wolf Bakery bread for snacking, and a fascinating conversation followed with a very smart, warm, and funny neighborhood fixture. Continue reading

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M. Carter Launches Storefront & Community Art Space

M. Carter Studio

 

Back in January, the surf inspired brand M. Carter launched a Kickstarter to fund a brick and mortar retail location that will also serve as an art space. The current studio (141 Engert Ave) launched a soft-open this past Saturday. Expect loads of gear with beach vibes reminiscent of care-free Montauk afternoons, surfers, and 20th century culture.

With over $10k raised, there’s loads of goodies to look forward to in the new storefront.  It’s a fantastic edition to Greenpoint’s sense of collective creativity. In the realm of new space and ventures, I chatted with Milton, the creative force behind M. Carter.

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Spring Market – Bringing World Travel To Greenpoint!

Exotic Travel Finds at our Spring Market!

You don’t need to travel far because you will find exotically inspired wares at our Spring Market on 4/13/14! Mmm…relishes, relaxing herbal oil, beach cover-ups and cozy pillows are all fun finds from these featured vendors:

Brooklyn Dehli Relishes – $8.75 (6oz)

Mysore Herbal Oil by Curandera NYC – $25

Indian Summer Beach Cover-Up by De La Mer 1981 – $180

Assayf Pillow by Kantara – $150

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Spring Market is Getting All Knitty On Yo Ass!

Knits are so in right now!

Now here is a lost (on me) art form. Our featured market vendors are way beyond ill fitting Grandma socks. At our Spring Market on 4/13/14, they will bring knit pieces for stylishly decorating your home and wardrobe. Damn, I wish I could knit!

• I’d Rather Be Knitting Tote Bag by Little Knitty Things – $26

• Valentina Hand Knit Necklace by Yana Rodin – $48

• Knit Cactus in 3″ Pot by BySahrah – $19

Putumayo Necklace by Andrea Bocchio Jewelry – $90

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Lindsay Makes Her Greenpoint Debut

Lindsay shops for jeans, she's just like a regular girl!

Our favorite crazy celeb, Lindsay Lohan, showed up at the BK Bazaar over the weekend for Saturday’s show, wearing what looks like knee socks and a man sweater.

The above Instagram shot was taken by Tony Chan from Refind Denim, a recently launched site that sells vintage/distressed jeans. Apparently Lindsay bought a pair for herself with the help of Rose Tran, the brand’s in-house stylist (pictured above).

We’d like to officially take credit for the Greenpoint appearance, since we posted a photo of Lindsay riding Citi Bike last week.

She also tweeted this bathroom selfie of her getting ready for the bazaar, name dropping all the designers she was wearing. SO COOL, LINDSAY! But, like whatever, she only got 64,000 likes.

 

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Our Spring Market is for the Birds!

Birds! Bird! Birds! at our Spring Market on 4/13!

When I think of Spring, I think of sparrows chirping, woodpeckers uh… pecking and mockingbirds kicking people’s asses in Transmitter Park! Our Spring Market on 4/13/14 – will not leave out our feathered friends who have migrated home after privileged tropical vacations – little bastards! These creations from our featured vendors are cute enough to undo any lingering cold weather bitterness.

Some editor’s picks include:

• Swallow in Flight Love Card by Fox + Heart Cards – $5

Songbird Skeleton Necklace by J.Topolski – $50

Sea Salt Cushion Cover by M.N. Davis & Son – $32

Bluebird Punch Needly by Harp & Thistle Stitchery – $37

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The Back Room Consignment Shop

The Back Room Consignment Shop & Art Gallery

When I visited the Back Room Consignment Shop (832 Manhattan Ave), I spent an hour looking through the collection. Sally, the owner, was very kind and helpful, as was Darius, who selected some of the clothes to show me. It was a welcoming environment and I recommend this place to my friends because it had some rarities like a Betsey Johnson dress from her Paraphernelia days and other cool things.

We chatted with Sally, a former burlesque dancer and Greenpoint “native.”

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Sample Sale Alert: Samantha Pleet

 
Samantha Pleet

I promise Spring is on its way soon.

In the meantime, get psyched for better temps by stocking up on some new threads at the Samantha Pleet sample sale this Saturday and Sunday (3/8-3/9) at Horizons Vintage (381 Metropolitan Ave).

The sale will feature the recent fall 2013 collection with dresses and separates at 50% off, past collections priced to move, and archive pieces starting at only $50. Additionally, there will be a special discount on shoes from Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet.

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“Women for Women” Designer Sale at Little Poland Gallery + Surprise Gifts! Sat. & Sun. (3/8-9)

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Women for Women Designer Event this Weekend

This weekend – shop for handmade European fashions, jewelry and home goods at Little Poland Gallery (240 Kent Ave @ No. 1st) from 11:30am-8pm. This “Women for Women” Designer Sale event in honor of International Women’s Day promises unique styles in all natural materials like linen and cotton – and with your purchase you will receive a surprise gift! We love surprise gifts!!!

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