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Gettin’ Crafty: A Record Bowl from The Thing

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Outside The Thing

Even if you don’t like secondhand shops, if you’ve lived in Greenpoint long enough, you probably know about The Thing. The Thing is Greenpoint’s premier purveyor of castoff clothing, dated dishware and random tchotchkes. Oh yeah, and a million records, give or take.

The records are housed primarily in the store’s dank basement, where they live crammed into shelves and milk crates in no certain order. Universally priced at $2 a pop, dedicated diggers may find a gem or two worth much more than that.

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Inside The Thing. Downstairs, in fact.

I don’t collect records, but I do collect craft projects, so I headed to the Thing this weekend in search of one. Seeing all those records collecting dust inspired me to try my hand at the DIY record bowls I’d seen on Pinterest for ages now.

After the jump, read how to make your own bowl in five easy steps. Continue reading

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Holiday Market 2015 Recap + Where to Find Your Favorite Vendors

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Sometimes art doesn’t imitate life and it’s too bad because the winter wonderland we brought this year’s Greenpointers Holiday Market was so beautiful! Miss V put down her Mehndi tools for a few hours, picked up a can of blue spray paint, and revived her street art skills to create a dope backdrop decked out with hanging snowflakes, sprites, and a wintery landscape. The weather outside felt more like a brisk spring day but inside the gorgeous Greenpoint Loft, it was bustling with the holiday spirit and the smell of spices from our mulled wine wafted throughout. Continue reading

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Save the Date! FIRST EVER Summer Market (7/20)

Put on your friendship bracelets and grab your BFFs – our FIRST EVER Summer Market is right around the corner! On Sunday, July 20th, 2014 from 1-7pm we will transform the sun drenched Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl) into a tropical paradise (with a/c of course!) As always expect food and drinks, arts and crafts, gifts, photo booth, nail art AND MORE!

RSVP on Facebook

And look at this beautiful exotic poster !!  Libby V created it!

Click here to become a vendor.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Kingsland Coladas + Spring Shopping Today (4/13)

The weather finally turned gorgeous just in time for our Spring Market today. On your Sunday stroll head over to 67 West St, 5th Fl – a 6,000 sq. ft. sun lit loft (with rooftop access) filled with over 70+ craft, art, makers and plenty of food vendors! Public hours today: 1-7pm.

Make sure to get crafty, get your nails did AND a portrait in our blossoming photo booth upstairs in the loft!

Our bar will proudly serve Brooklyn Brewery beer, Greenhook Ginsmith Kingsland Coladas, Kombucha Brooklyn, Adelina’s Rice Balls and Cafecito Bogotá Empanadas.

See you later…

Special thanks to our sponsors!

Brooklyn Brewery
Carpingo
Brooklyn Makers
Greenhook Ginsmiths
Cafe Grumpy
Kombucha Brooklyn
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Um. Yeah. Cats + Arts + Crafts

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Not sure if you’ve noticed but cats are everywhere! Big cats, little cats – they are the new spirit animal of this here Brooklyn life. It’s because they are the coolest – even cooler than hipsters. It’s nothing new; Ancient Egyptians sweat the shit out of cats, too.

16th Century Cat Art

Maybe we idolize them because we know if they had a choice they wouldn’t participate in our fur ball schemes. Did you see this? 500 Years ago cats were depicted wearing futuristic jetpacks in old drawings. I know my cat would NOT like a jetpack, or a tiara.

Artwork by Scott Chasse

What about beards?

Tomorrow night (3/12) as part of Scott Chasse’s OMG Webcats art show opening at Dandelion Wine, cats are taking the shape of siamese beardos.

Another glorious cat events around town worthy of your attention (even though your cat would definitely be like, “no thanks loser – I’d rather stay home and puke on your computer cables “) – is Brooklyn Craft Company’s “Cat Lady Craft Night” on 4/5.

We chatted with Brett Bara of Bk Craft Co. about why cats are just too cool for school and everything else. Continue reading

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Save the Date! Spring Market (4/13)

Mark your calendars folks, our Annual Spring Market is right around the corner! On Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 1-7pm we will transform the sun drenched Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl) into a  blooming herbal wonderland. As always expect food and drinks, arts and crafts, gifts, photo booth, nail art, and an Herb Planting Workshop with Claire (reserve now) AND MORE!

RSVP on Facebook

Don’t you just love the poster? Libby V created it!

Click here to become a vendor.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Spring! Terrarium Class at The Diamond Bar – Next Sunday (3/16)

Next Greenpointers Terrarium Class at Diamond (3/16)

It’s time to get ready for Spring (we promise it will eventually come and it will be glorious!) Spruce up your dark and tiny apartment with a bright and happy living terrarium. And if you suck at plants, don’t worry terrariums are super easy NOT to kill. Continue reading

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TODAY! VALENTINE’S MARKET FUN! (SNOW OR SHINE!!!)

Today! 67 West St, 5th Fl!

What are you doing today? We have a BIG idea! Come to our Valentine’s Market and enjoy a fun day of eating, crafting, loving and shopping locally for Valentine’s gift from talented makers – along with the rest of this amazing Greenpoint community! Can’t wait to see you!

Greenpointers Valentine’s Market
Sunday Feburary 9, 2014, 1-7pm
67 West St, 5th Fl

Preview all the vendors.
Learn about all the FREE activities.

RSVP

Our sponsors rock!
Brooklyn Brewery
Susty Party
Brooklyn Makers
Zipcar
Greenpoint Trading Co.
Cafe Grumpy
Adelina's BK
Cafecito Bogotá
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Valentine’s Market Preview // 70+ Vendors! (2/9)

We can’t wait to see you on Sunday for our Annual Valentine’s Market! Below is a preview of our amazing and talented local vendors…

Make sure to RSVP and spread the love!

Deets: Greenpointers Valentine’s Market on Sunday February 9, 2014 from1-7pm at Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl).

Get in on our Terrarium Class before it sells out! Reserve now. Continue reading

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