When Franklin Street first started to become a shopping destination, one of the first people I met there was Jade Elzien, who was then working at one of Greenpoint’s earliest boutiques, Dalaga. Her upbeat attitude, warmth and genuine personality helped me feel comfortable and excited for what the neighborhood had in store. So it was very exciting to find out that she was opening her OWN boutique, Violet Pepper (688 Manhattan Ave.) last summer.
To celebrate the shop’s first year, Violet Pepper‘s hosting a big celebration with sales Friday July 25-Sunday 27th. Everything will be 20% off and sale items an extra 20% off. On Saturday the 26th there will be an added bonus of Brooklyn Brewery beers!
A little more about Jade and her journey from friendly Greenpoint neighbor to independent Greenpoint business owner after the jump! Continue reading →
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.
Today has been a bit brutal with some heavy news. So we figured we’d lighten the mood with this adorable baby seal that decided to sunbathe yesterday on the banks of the Newtown Creek Nature Walk.
Harpy the Harp Seal, as we will now call him, was spotted by a very responsible group of teens, who called the police to report his presence. Meanwhile Harpy finished sunbathing and jumped back into the filthy water for a refreshing swim to the East River.
One of the more articulate teens described the seal as looking like a “fat dog.”
Kimberluy Durham, rescue project director with Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, told the Daily News that the Harpy was healthy and alert, saying that juvenile harp seals sometimes do go up creek.
We’re just relieved that he didn’t go the way of Sludgy, the Gowanus whale. This seal is a survivor.
Sam the Cat was taken in after living on the streets for more than a year. It was right before last week’s snowstorm when we found her and she was cold and very hungry, but she was really starving for affection. She was likely abandoned and isn’t into the street cat life. She loves cuddles, soft blankets and warmth. LOOK AT THAT FACE!
We brought her to the vet and she was healthy, FELV/FIV negative and likely already spayed. Her age is unknown – she isn’t a kitten and not geriatric. She has been treated for fleas and though she tested negative for parasites, we are treating her – just in case.
She is good with dogs and other cats and loves people.
If you can find room in your home and heart for this sweet creature please consider it. Or if you know someone who needs a loving and mellow companion, please share this. She will make a great pet.
No adoption fee. All vet bills have been paid.
Interested? Email me greenpointers at gmail.com or call or text 718-791-7607.
Thanks in advance for any help with getting Sam The Cat into her “FUREVER HOME.”