Dark electro-pop darlings We Are The Wilderness welded together this week’s uplifting mix. Ready to get elevated?
Our local shopping Holiday Market is all about finding quality made goods right here in New York as an alternative to mass consumerism shopping, which is often unethical in its treatment of workers overseas and terrible for the environment. Often times a great option is shopping vintage not only because the unique styles and high quality is hard to find, but let’s face it – it can be a great deal and better for curvier body types!
This Saturday (11/2) will mark the 4th year that the Vintage Crawl has blessed us with a mapped route of shopping bliss, complete with sweets deals, cocktails, and seasonal sweaters galore. And this year, it’s expanded to the uncharted land of Bushwick.
Shoppers can navigate with a self-led interactive map on their smart phones (flip phone Philistines can rely on an old-timey paper map). The crawl encompasses over 25 vintage stores and 10 bars across North Brooklyn, culminating in an after-party at Brooklyn Bowl, featuring Brooklyn-via-Detroit songstress, Alex Winston, synth pop greats, Joywave, and local fav, Deidre & The Dark.
After-party tickets are available here. Bring them to the crawl for even more discounts that will make your bargain-hunting thrift queen give your inner cheap-o a hearty pat on the back.
Here (drum roll) are the participating stores:
Greenpoint: Seven Wonders Vintage | Fox & Fawn | Ana Chronos | Kill Devil Hill | BKLYN Curated | Mahps Vintage | Adaptations
Williamsburg: Malin Landaeus | Horizons | Antoinette | RePop | Le Grand Strip | About Glamour | Awoke Vintage | Brooklyn Reclamation | Rabbits | Treehouse | Lavai Maria | Artists & Fleas [select booths] | C&C Pop up Truck
Bushwick: Collections | Worship | Fox and Fawn | Friends Vintage | Nouveau Vieux | Chess and the Sphinx
And..the bars: The Three Diamond Door | Dear Bushwick | High Horse Saloon | Commodore | Soft Spot | Duke’s Liquor Box | Skinny Dennis | The Gibson | Sage | Park Luncheonette
There will also be a Vintage Truck–the C&C Pop-Up mobile (from the A&E show, Storage Wars NY) will be stationed along McCarren Park in Williamsburg, selling various vintage knickknacks, clothing, and home goods.
Here is a little taste of some of the steals n’ deals going down:
Champagne and 20% off at Ana Chronos
$10-20 Rack and Endless Summer Taco Truck at Antoinette
2 for 1 sale rack at Fox and Fawn
Mimosas all day at Nouveau Vieux
25% off vintage at Treehouse
Look for us there. We’ll be the ones buying way too many Fall boots (while delicately sipping mimosas).
It was a strange sight for Bushwick– a queue of smartly-dressed young people stretching several blocks down a warehouse-lined street on a Friday night. There were women in flowing vintage gowns arm-in-arm with men in suits and bowties. Some wore sparkling Mardi gras masks; others were adorned in festive hats and capes.
A truck with massive speakers crawled past the line, pumping amateur rap beats, followed by a guy yelling into a microphone and another one filming the crowd. Paper-bagged beers could be spotted being passed around the hands of prim and polished party-goers.
Meserole looked like the entry way to a post-collegiate prom from an alternate universe. The crowd had cleaned up for the mandatory costume/formal-wear request that came with their tickets; they looked like real adults who owned homes and attended galas, their dirty-cool-tossled-apathetic selves Clark Kent-ed away under pressed linen and cuff-links.
The line snaked its way to the entrance of 299 Meserole, a former sheet metals and plastic factory, with a layout resembling that of a parking garage. The bare space was specially outfitted with disco balls, metallic cone-hangings, and glitter, like a high school gym before the dance.
This was, of course, the not-so-secret secret Arcade Fire show, with the band performing under the moniker, The Reflektors, to promote a new album, Reflektor, around buzz for the new single (you guessed it), “Reflektor.” And the buzz was zzz-ing all over the internet, especially around scalpers selling tickets for $1000 and the show selling out in under a minute.
• Bear Republic Brewing Night @ The Exley (1 Jackson St) 8pm, buy a beer, keep the glass. Flights, pairings, and great company.
• Poker Philanthropy Fundraiser @ t.b.d. Brooklyn (224 Franklin St) 7:30pm, FREE, 20 seat Texas Holdem tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, RSVP to pokerphilanthropy [at] gmail [dot] com for a guaranteed seat, More Info
• Storytelling with Barry Gifford @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, FREE, Author of Wild at Heart celebrates his new short story collection, The Roy Stories, with a reading accompanied by jazz guitarist, Miles Okazki, RSVP
♫ New Year World Rock Festival 2013 with SKATERS / Hunters / Teen / Free Time / DJ Vapors @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8:30pm, $12, BUY TIX, RSVP Continue reading
SHARK WEEK, Breaking Bad, Summer Shenanigans, Bad Ass Presidents – What’s Happening Greenpoint? (8/7-8/13)
• Breaking Bad Premiere Party @ The Exley (1 Jackson St.) Screening Party Sunday (8/11) 7pm, FREE BBQ at 7pm, $8 Blue Cocktails, try the Saul
Goodman Old Fashioned, Showtime at 9pm, Music before and after by O Paradiso, Lead up to showtime involves a round-robin cornhole tournament, RSVP
♥ Speed Screening @ McCarren Park (Bedford & No. 12th) 6pm, FREE, Screening begins 8pm, Music by Dope Body / Hubble / GDFX
♫ Lawrence Rothman / Gambles / Vows @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8:30pm, $10
♫ Sharkmuffin / Shark is typing… / Shark Boy / Shark Water @ The Living Gallery (1087 Flushing Ave, Bushwick) 9pm, $5, Yeah, Shark Week!
♫ Sky White Tiger @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 10:30pm, FREE
•Kevin & Matt Geek Out About Shark Movies! @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave), 8-10pm, $10, Celebrate Shark Week with comedian, Kevin Maher, and Greenpointers contributor/filmmaker, Matt Glasson, as they present a multimedia tribute to the best of the best SHARK MOVIES, from Jaws to Sharknado, RSVP
•Rooftop Films Presents: Twelve O’Clock Boys @ Automotive High School (50 Bedford Ave), Doors at 8pm, Screening at 9, $13, An urban coming of age tale about the notorious Baltimore dirt bike pack, part of Rooftop Film’s SXSW weekend. After party at Matchless, More info
♦ Gale City Greetings @ Southfirst (28 Frost St.) 7-9pm, FREE, Opening reception for Audra Wolowiec’s sound-sculpture installation and Alissa Blumenthal’s drawings series as part of the REVERSE SUMMER LAB shared-residency program, RSVP
♫ As / W-H-I-T-E / Yvette / Alan Watts @ Death By Audio (49 S.2nd St) 8pm, $7
♫ Hunx and His Punx @ 285 Kent 8pm, $12
♫ Jane Eyre / Quiet Loudly / Wilder Maker @ Europa (98 Meserole Ave) 9pm, $10
♦ Magistrates of Marzipan @ The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave), 7-10pm, FREE, opening reception for a series of drawings and paintings by Sarah Intemann RSVP
♦ Correspondence II @ TSA (44 Stewart Ave, Bushwick), 7-10pm, FREE, Group show opening, exhibiting work from emerging Philadelphia artists. More Info
♫ Lordo / Life Size Maps / Haybaby / Hippy / The Gradients @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $10
♫ Back to the Beach @ Rippers (Rockaway Beach 86), 6pm, Free, Live jams from Heliotropes / Dead Stars / Quiet Loudly / Eastern Hollows / The Meaning of Life / The Veda Rays with Rippers burgers and Sixpoint beer. Rockabus has added late night busses at 10pm to take you home!
• Mind Body and Roll BK @ Brooklyn Fireproof (119 Ingraham Street) 3-10pm, Skate Truck NYC will host an outdoor pop-up roller skating rink, accompanied by disco, DJ’s, kimchi burgers, and dance/wellness workshops. Bring Your Own Skates (BYOS) or $10 rental, RSVP
♥ Cycle Pop Mystery Tour @ secret location TBA 4pm, $29, Join Get Up and Ride for a biking scavenger hunt (with “obscure poetry clues”) in hidden spots all around North Brooklyn. Tour ends with an electropop dance party at the Knitting Factory. Sign up and don’t forget your bike!
#Sweat it out! Vegan Shop-Up! @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St.) 12-6pm, FREE, Celebrate August heat with NYC’s only all vegan pop-up market, featuring artisan food and wears
♫ North Highlands / Brazos / Chalk And Numbers @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8pm, $10
♥Summer Shenanigans Party! @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 2pm, FREE, Vodka watermelons, sidewalk BBQ, and a KIDDIE POOL! You had us at kiddie pool. RSVP
♫ Solarists / Andrea Parkins / Weasel Walter & Elliott Sharp @ Death By Audio (49 S.2nd St) 8pm, $7
• Trivia Night @ Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker Ave), 8-10pm, FREE
☺NYC Broken Comedy @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave), 8:30pm, FREE, Comedy showcase featuring established and up-and-coming comics. Past performers have included Aziz Ansari, Hannibal Buress, Judah Friedlander. More Info
*Community Board 1 Public Meeting Re: Greenpoint Landing @ Automotive HS (50 Bedford Ave) 6:30pm, More info
• S.A.S.S. Presents: Presidential Bad Asses @ Cameo (93 N. 6th St), 7-9:30pm, Nostalgic for 6th Grade History Class? Join the Society for the Advancement of Social Studies for a booze-fueled debate to select the “Most Bad Ass” President, (Will it be Adams, Jackson, and Roosevelt?) You decide. RSVP
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event
Gosh there are just way too many social media outlets, right? That being said they all serve very different purposes and as an online business owner the best way to have a far reach on your potential audience is to have a presence where those users are.
For Greenpointers we are heavy hitters on our facebook. It drives a huge amount of traffic to the website and it’s also where you can find some rich anti-”yuppy” sentiment. (For real, people still use that term.) And going off original blog owner Justine’s recommendation – the H bomb is still blocked.) Facebook is also great resource for local happenings and serves as the website for many Greenpoint businesses – which I believe is totally acceptable if your goal is to get customers in your door and not necessarily to drive traffic to your website.
It took a while to get used to Twitter, but it’s a great real-time news source from people experiencing situations first hand and it’s also where lots of followers give us great tips and boss us around, which is much appreciated. “Write about this…” “Go eat here…” “Look at this…” It’s also a good place where you can “get the attention” of bigger news outlets (ahem New York Times) which usually means you tip them off (ahem Killer Mockingbirds) and they pay a real journalist to cover the story and do a better and more in depth write-up. Then every other blog picks it up and there is not one link back to the original source – us! (I’m just a little bitter about that one. Just a link is all I’m asking for! The decency of a simple link!)
By far Instagram is my baby. Not only can I in real-time share images from my vantage point in Greenpoint, but even better I can see through everyone else’s eyes. A reader recognized me in Met Food once because of a photo I had shared of the amazing nail job I got at Ria’s Nailz. And I’m not so sad now that Vine doesn’t work on my phone because Instagram has that covered. Instagram is my phone’s g-spot.
I have only more recently become obsessed with Tumblr because (surprisingly) I have two other blogs there: JenniferGalatioto.Tumblr.Com (abstract / urban landscape photography, etc) and MorningRidgewood.Tumblr.Com (a photo blog that was a compromise between my personal life – aka Jon, the cats and my sanity – and my crazy blogger self. It’s JUST a photo blog – just a photo blog.
I like Tumblr because there is an “anything goes” “get weird” vibe. A younger crowd with more bold and higher quality visuals abound, and it’s a great excuse for anyone who wants to happen upon “artsy bordering on lewd”
porn nudes in their dining room while there partner cooks dinner. “It’s not like I was looking for porn, but there is it! Look at that!” There are no rules, but you do have the option to block adult content. And it’s meant for content regurgitation.
See you on Tumblr!
Better grab a bicycle or get a new pair of walking shoes. Our weekend and late night subway access is becoming limited in North Brooklyn on the G and the L lines.
G Train updates: “3 weekends down and 9 to go in 2013″ (including this weekend 8/2-5) reports MTA’s Weekender. They are also showing the progress that has been made to the G train between Greenpoint & LIC, repairs of 600 feet of track and installation of 10,000 feet of cable. Plus they have some cool underground photos.
And if that isn’t annoying enough, we just found out via Brokelyn that the L Train is not running late nights, between 11:45pm and 5am Monday thru Friday from August 5-30th, 2013. Shuttle buses will be picking up the slack.
Will these subway interruptions be cramping your style?
Firefighter Cook-Off, Window Facing Inward, OMG Webcats, Tijuana Panthers, Blood Drive – What’s Happening Greenpoint? (7/31-8/5)
• Window Facing Inward @ Active Space (566 Johnson Ave, Bushwick) Opening Reception: Saturday (8/3) 7-10pm, FREE, Hilary Doyle’s recent work is centered around often unnoticed objects and moments in our daily lives. Doyle’s paintings calls reality into question—some objects may appear real from afar and upon closer inspection, look wobbly, hand-made, and even grotesque, More info
♥ Red Hook Firefighter Cook-Off @ Fairway (480-500 Van Brunt St) noon-3pm, FREE, Teams of firefighters will compete to see who can cook the best BBQ!
♥ Goonies Screening @ McCarren Park Summer Screen (Bedford & No. 12th) 6pm, FREE, Screening begins 8pm, Music by Hector’s Pets / The Numerators / Juniper Rising
♫ Melvins / Baroness / Honky @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE
☺ Heavy Metal Laser Plane Comedy Show @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, FREE, RSVP
♫ M. Ward / Kami Lyle Trio with Joey Spampinato & Tad Price @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, $15
♦ OMG Webcats: A Retrospective @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) Opening Reception 7-10pm, Arwork by Scott Chasse, OMG Webcats regurgitates mundane yet humorous internet chatter in the form of simple text blurbs along side a seemingly never-ending supply of line drawings of cats, RSVP
♫ Manawi Thorn / Oneironaut / Black Smoke / Alcian / Look a Fang @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $8, RSVP
♫ The Love Language / Eternal Summers / Nightdogs @ Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave) 8pm, $10
♦ To Paint With Fire @ Gallery 1205 (1205 Manhattan Ave, #241) Opening Reception 6-9pm, works by Jennie Jieun Lee and David Bratton, two Greenpoint-based artists who both mix the materials and processes of painting and ceramics, Curated by Ulrika Strömbäck
♦ Pop-Up: The Art of Johnny Rizzo @ Bunny Cutlet (158 Roebling St) 7-10pm
♦ Rural Route Festival Begins @ Museum of Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave, Astoria) 8pm, highlights works that deal with unique people and places outside of the bustle of the city, thru Sunday 8/4
♦ A Summer’s Tale Screening @ Transmitter Park (Greenpoint Ave & East River) 8:30pm, FREE, More info
♫ Tijuana Panthers / Le Yikes Surf Club @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $10
♫ DJ Bengey Asse’s Soul & Funk Dance Party @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) Midnight, Free, RSVP
♦ As You Like It by William Shakespeare @ McGolrick Park, 3pm, Free, Bring the kids, pooch and a seat
♥ Blood Drive @ Williamsburg Church (231 Ainslie St) 11:30am-4pm
♫ Wildflower Music Festival @ 106 Emerson Pl, Clinton Hill, 3-11:30pm, Happy Lives / Fan Tan / Ghostess / The Meaning of Life / Spirit Plate / Dog Water / Clouty / Rae and Adam James / Sullied Accolades, RSVP
• Kickstarter Film Festival @ Havemeyer Park (So. 3rd bet. Kent Ave & Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, selections from some of our favorite features, docs, shorts, animations, and works-in-progress from the past year, all funded on Kickstarter
♦ Window Facing Inward @ Active Space (566 Johnson Ave, Bushwick) Opening Reception 7-10pm, FREE, see above description, More info
♫ Jay Arner / Suā / Sweethearts @ Coco66 (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, $7, More info
♦ As You Like It by William Shakespeare @ McGolrick Park, 3pm, Free, Bring the kids, pooch and a seat
♦ Find Waldo Party @ Word (126 Franklin St) 3pm, after searching for Waldo all over Greenpoint in July, children and families are invited to enjoy snacks, drinks, and prizes
♥ Terrarium Class with Claire “Succulents Edition” @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 5-7pm, $50, includes all plants and material plus a beer, 4 tix left
• Wet Legs / Judson Claiborne / Dead Painters @ North Brooklyn Boat Club (49 Ash St @ McGuinness) 6-9pm, Free, RSVP
• Sunday Supper #8 @ North Brooklyn Farms (Havemeyer Park) 7-9pm, $45 – SOLD OUT
♫ Roots 66 Live Reggae Party with Radicators / Daredevil @ Coco 66 (66 Greenpoint Ave) 7-11pm, RSVP
• Surf and Health Workshop @ Human@Ease (33 Nassau Ave) 6:30-8pm, $20, learn surf specific exercises, basic sports nutrition, how to look after your body so you can surf better and keep surfing forever, email info at humanatease.com
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event
Name Nassau & Greenpoint Ave G Stops, Smallest Wiener, Inside the Lift, Bushwick Shooting: The Hook-Up (7/22)
• Cringeworthy: MTA is talking about selling subway station names to corporations, but the names would be “accurate and help orient customers as they navigate the MTA network,” like Macy’s 34th St – to shopping of course. What would they call the G Nassaue & Greenpoint Ave stops? Polonia Nassau? The Garden G?
• This happened: Smallest Dick Contest (via Brokelyn)
• “The Peranza is an all-for-one effort, in which the common goal of moving the Giglio subsumes all class distinctions.” Inside the Giglio Lift (Greenline)
• They don’t have it for the G (not surprising) but a website predicts temps on L train platform during the recent heat wave (Bushwick Daily)
• Flickr is cool again with photo generated maps. If I remembered my password I’d login and show you a #Greenpoint map… (Animal)
• 5 shot in Bushwick on Saturday (ABCLocal)