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Women’s History Month – An Abundance of Nominations!

Before we reveal the final interview in our Women’s History Month series (yes, a roll-over from March ,but worth the wait!), we want to shine a spotlight on the excellent reader nominations we received but weren’t able to connect with in person for interviews. These are some Greenpoint women we should all know about:

Jennifer Fiore & Nina Lalli, MONDAYS Projects
Nominated by their friend Nicole, Jennifer and Nina originally met in a Monday night ceramics class and now share a studio in Greenpoint where they make beautiful pieces by hand. MONDAYS ceramics can be found at Joinery, Warm, Spina, Mrs. Robertson/Gabriela de la Vega, and at BRIKA. Jennifer and Nina have also crafted custom plates and cups for the dining room at Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

Agatha Kulaga & Erin Patinkin, Ovenly

Erin (left) and Agatha (right) - courtesy of Ovenly

Nominated by an adoring stranger, who shared: “I’d like to nominate Agatha Kulaga & Erin Patinkin from Ovenly. It’s one of my favorite places in the neighborhood, and I’m happy to support local businesses. I actually don’t know them, so this is not a very personal nomination…but I enjoyed reading about their business and love visiting their little bakery.” Note to that reader: they were honored to hear of your nod to them! Continue reading

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Greenpoint Power Couples – Kimmee & Evan, Greenpoint Trading Co.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating the love that wafts through the air in Greenpoint with profiles of some of our favorite entrepreneurial power couples. You might already shop in their stores, eat their food, take their classes, follow them online, or recognize them as fellow regulars at your local haunts, but now it’s getting personal! We asked our power couples to tell us about what they love about living and working in Greenpoint with each other, and the results were very sweet indeed.

To kick off this series, we bring you Kimmee Arndt and Evan Hoffman of Greenpoint Trading Co., our neighborhood spice purveyors.

Kimme Arndt & Evan Hoffman, Greenpoint Trading Co.

GP: How did you two meet?

Kimmee: We met through my college roommate, who was Evan’s childhood friend from growing up on Long Island. Our first date was at a bowling alley. Continue reading

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Digital Pointers with Ashe Avenue

At the Propeller Coffee Shop  along Manhattan Ave, I sat down to talk with John McKinney, the CEO of Ashe Avenue.  John was at the Future of Web Design Conference (Oct. 7 – 9) and gave a talk on “Designing for the Forgotten User: Aesthetics and UX in the Editorial Platform”. Ashe Avenue was also behind the Creator’s Project which won the 2012 Webby Award Winner for Music and Branded Content.

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DigitalPointers with Worstofall Design


In the first post of a new series, Digital Pointers, I sat down with the team of Worstofall Design to talk about badass branding, integrating design and art,  Greenpoint’s authenticity, and how the G train isn’t so bad after all.

Meet Pia, Steve, James and Stephanie. Pia and Steve are co-founders.  Pia manages the business end, Steve heads the creative front.  James is a graphic designer. Rounding out the team is the operations manager, Stephanie.

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“Keep It In The Family” – goodyoga Offers Franchise Opportunities

“I want everyone in the world to do yoga!” goodyoga owner Flannery Foster said as we enjoyed cupcakes at Ovenly along with her partner and goodyoga co-owner Ray Gonzales. With plans to franchise you may see more goodyoga studios opening up locally, and perhaps nationally and maybe even internationally if Flannery has her way. Continue reading

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Bushwick Daily Has a New Look

Last Thursday Greenpointers and The Skint hosted a Brooklyn Blawg Brain Pick at The Diamond (43 Franklin St). Not only did I want to put faces to the geniuses behind my favorite Brooklyn blawgs, I wanted to talk shop, ask numbers, and find out how they run their businesses.

It was a great event, Brokelyn.com rolled through with like 20 heads and packed into the gondola, while Tim soaked everyone with the hose. Needless to say, it was a very professional evening filled with serious conversations.

Brokelyn.com Crew

The following awesome blawgs showed up: Bushwick Daily, Brooklyn Spaces, The Skint, Park Slope Stoop, Brokelyn, I Love Greenpoint, Brooklyn Imbecile, Hyperallergic & Get Wakefield.

There was a lot of talk about BlankSlate, a company that does all the dirty work for local blogs, so you can focus on the fun part, blogging. They handle ads, an event calendar, etc. I have been onto them since Brownstoner and Brokelyn are on board, and now one of my favorite blogs Bushwick Daily, run by one of my favorite peoples Katarina Hybenova, has revealed a new Bushwick Daily website also with BlankSlate.

New Look Bushwick Daily
Bushwickdaily.com

Take a look and let us know what you think!

If you are a Brooklyn Blogger and want to be a part of future meet-ups, email greenpointers (at) gmail.com.

More photos here.

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Perkowski Insurance Agency

For over 21 years Greenpoint has been home to one unique insurance agency, Wojciech Perkowski Inc. As a full property and casualty agency, we are the solution for all your insurance needs. We strive to provide the highest level of customer service and our experienced staff is always here to assist you.
We represent various providers which give us the ability to provide competitive quotes for your auto, apartment, home, life or business insurance.
As time goes by and your insurance needs change, we are here to help you with choose different types and levels of coverage.

Call us at 718-389-6699 for a free quote or stop by our office at 76 Nassau Ave (between Lorimer St and Manhattan Ave) in Greenpoint and receive $10 free gift card with the purchase of a policy. We cannot wait to meet you!

Wojciech Perkowski Inc
76 Nassau Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
718-389-66-99
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Kickstarter Furthers Brooklyn’s Tech Boom!

Fellow Greenpointer Nathaniel Ziering tipped me off that Kickstarter is moving their headquarters from Manhattan to Greenpoint! The fast growing company provides crowd-sourced funding for creative projects, many of which have come from Greenpoint.  In March, plans were approved for Kickstarter to renovate 58 Kent Street, a Landmarked, vacant building located between Franking & West streets. As you can see from the picture, this one could really use a tune-up! Kickstarter’s move to Greenpoint is a big vote of confidence for the neighborhood, will be great for the local economy and continue the momentum of businesses choosing Brooklyn as their new home. Continue reading

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