We are busy bees getting ready for our upcoming Spring Market onSunday, April 17th (1-7PM) and can’t wait to strip off a few layers of winter bitterness to take in the sweet nectar of Greenpoint life in this season, when cherry trees are bursting with blooms, daffodils and tulips start to pop out of sidewalk gardens, and we spend more time at the park or in backyard beer gardens.
Did you know that the Greenpoint Loft was once the home of the largest rope manufacturer in the U.S.? It has been beautifully restored to its pre-war glory and we can’t wait to see it come alive with old-timey tunes, FREE fun activities, food & refreshments, music, and epic local shopping.
Just in time for the good weather! Check out these sweet deals at Sunny Eye Shop, Greenpoint’s local optometrist and eyeglass store.
Glasses are something you wear all day, everyday. It’s the first thing that gets noticed. Make them beautiful and distinctive. Show off your personality!
$25 off Sunglasses *now thru May 31st
Sunny Eye Shop (284 Driggs Ave) is not your average optical. They are locally owned and operated by the on-site Doc. Their aim is to offer a variety of quality frames, hand-picked for the unique and eclectic styles of Greenpoint.
Only handmade frames by independent eyeglass companies make the cut. These frames are designed with materials that will last for years to come while being comfortable and beautiful. Quality is their standard.
With an in house lab, they provide speedy service to make your glasses! They can make custom lenses for really killer sunglasses with options for custom colored tints, mirror finishes and polarized lenses.
Their passion comes from getting to know their neighbors. They don’t just dole out prescriptions, glasses and eye exams. They take their time to guide you to the right pair of glasses that functions while fitting your style.
Free Drink Voucher with a purchase of $50+ *redeemable only at Enid’s (560 Manhattan Ave)
“We know having something with a story, handcrafted with love, is important to the people in this neighborhood. In keeping with the spirit of Brooklyn, we are excited about being apart of the small community. Feel free to stop in to say hello or just hang out!”
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Upstate Stock, a clothing and accessories store, opened a large flagship store on March 12th at 2 Berry Street, next to Berry Park. The store includes a coffeeshop and plentiful seating space, with laptops allowed, according to owner Bram Robinson.
Made Real Vodka proclaims that it’s for the “the makers, the moonlighters, and the hustlers.” If their events are any barometer, Made Real gets that life — the life of the freelancer, the wanderluster, the foodie, the free-spirited fashionista.
The vodka company’s recent events include a superfun cheesemaking class with the chef of Humboldt & Jackson, a cocktail-making class with talented mixologist Rachel Kim of the NoMad, and an upcoming Thursday, March 24th Made Real Connections open bar, shopping event and fashion panel with Hannah Dilworth, the owner of Williamsburg store Concrete + Water.
We got to attend a Made Real event and taste-test the vodka, which is warm, spicy and a touch sweet from its honey distillation, rather than cool and aloof like some vodkas (we’re not naming any names here). It was smooth and didn’t bite when consumed neat, and fun and easy to mix with. After the event, we got to chat with Nicole Williams, Made Real’s Head of Brand (and formerly a marketing girlboss at big names like Nastygal and NYLON), to get the scoop on what’s behind this beautiful bottle.
Rachel Effendy and Dakota Sica are the kind of fun couple who make their projects and collaborations seem effortless. Dakota, Director at The Java Project in East Greenpoint, and Rachel, fashion photographer and blogger at Rachel et Nicole, often step into one another’s worlds to photograph and support one another. When they’re not eating all the best food or flying around the world for art and fashion events, the pair can be found at Greenpoint’s galleries, restaurants and shops. Read more about Rachel and Dakota. Continue reading →
“This neighborhood is becoming a vinyl mecca,” says Robert Piskorski, owner of Dream Fishing Tackle (673 Manhattan Ave). His store, which opened 17 years ago, was known for selling fishing gear until a year and a half ago, when his daughter convinced him to start stocking antiques and quirky artifacts in a portion of the store, while still allocating much of the space for “hardcore saltwater and hardcore freshwater” fishermen’s supplies. Then about six months ago, Piskorski began carrying vintage vinyl alongside the fishing tackle and antiques. Perhaps this motley selection was brought about by his own personal disdain for big retailers like Walmart or “boring boutiques in Manhattan. They all look the same.” He feels that an optimal shopping experience brings “a sense of adventure and discovery.” Dream Fishing Tackle certainly promotes that ideology, and it’s unique to Greenpoint.
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Who says you have to pay full price to look good? I don’t think it’s true. If you want some new pieces for spring (or that amazing trip coming up…), then load up on goodies at these Greenpoint shops. Continue reading →
If you’re in need of a bang trim or a new hair color, why not check out some awesome art in the process? Murjani Holmes is one of the artists featured in the latest installation at Exhibit Salon (182 Driggs Ave). The bold and vibrant toned art (including adorable pups) is not to be missed. Continue reading →
At the end of February, the eclectic and fun reclaimed furniture Huron Street shop, Suite Pieces, will close its doors. Their Long Island locations will remain open and customers can enjoy up to 25% off all home decor.
The store will be open Friday-Sunday until it closes at the end of the month. For more information on the closing, see the store’s blog post.