Featured vendor at our Holiday Market, Sarah (pronounced SAH-RAH) Goldschadt a graphic designer + crafter has published two books: Craft-a-Day and Pom-Poms! (Quirk Books). She was a proud Girl Scout growing up (earning the Gold Award with her sister) and always enjoyed making things. She loves to knit, sew, crochet, and make simple paper projects and blogs about it at sah-rah.com. Continue reading
Our featured vendor New York Clocks makes fun clocks from recycled items like this tea canister shown and book covers and postcards . This year the shop is also featuring key ring holds.
Andria Alefhi started New York Clocks because she said she “wanted to make a clock from a pop tarts box and it just went from there.”
A jack of many trades making clocks is Andria’s hobby, professionally she is ASL interpreter and an adjunct professor and a zine maker and a wedding officiant.
Her bestseller is the tea tin clock and she said that she thinks that her customers love them because of the nostalgia. “I’ve had customers tell me great stories about why they were buying a particular flavor of tea for a special person in their lives, and it’s awesome.
Can you pinpoint the exact moment you decided what you wanted to do with your life? Illustrator and Greenpointer Holly Graham, whose shop Hollydoodles is a featured vendor at our Holiday Market, recalls a childhood memory that has impacted her entire life’s work:
“My grandpa once drew a dog from memory for me on this tiny piece of paper. I think I’ve been on a mission my whole life to really perfect a craft in that way.” Continue reading
Locals have been buzzing about the forthcoming bar, cafe, and design store, BÚÐIN, making its debut in the neighborhood come December. We sat down with co-owners Crystal Pei and Elliot Rayman (their third business partner, Rut Hermannsdóttir, is based in Norway) to talk coffee, aquavit, Finnish design and why Brooklyn and Scandinavia go so well together. Continue reading
If you’re looking to add some punchy new wares to your dwelling and not burn through your wallet, the new home goods boutique, Suite Pieces (162 Huron St), is the latest addition to Greenpoint.
The cozy locale has vintage furniture and DIY supplies to give that unique feel to your pad. The products are meticulously curated from vintage card cases, glassware, to reworked tables, chairs, and bureaus. A painted vintage mirror runs $95 while vintage glasses were a few bucks.
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.
See more of Max Dworkin’s photography at pictured.tumblr.com.
For anyone interested in exploring the history of Brooklyn, The Wooden House Project offers fantastic tours for lovers of Brooklyn’s wood-frame row houses. The walking tour I took through the streets of Greenpoint was an hour and a half long and was led by Elizabeth Finkelstein and Chelcey Berryhill. Continue reading
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Many readers have been very concerned about the proposed Greenpoint Landing development on the waterfront. But you can’t just worry about it now – then complain about it later. As Greenpointers, this is our neighborhood and we have to take responsibility for the vision and future plan of what Greenpoint can and will become.
Join GWAPP & NAG for a Special Community Workshop on the Greenpoint Landing & 77 Commercial Street Developments on Thursday June 27th, 2013 at 6:30-8pm at the Newtown Creek Visitor Center (329 Greenpoint Ave). This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVP
Are you like a lot of people wondering what ULURP means? It stands for Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, which is a standardized procedure whereby applications affecting the land use of the city would be publicly reviewed. In a nutshell, if you’re building something in the city, it needs to go through ULURP for public review and approval.
As a community, we will discuss what is “as-of-right” (per the 2005 Waterfront Rezoning) and what is still negotiable as these two developments approach certification and “ULURP” approval.
This is an opportunity to share ideas about what’s at stake, what we might gain in the ULURP process and how to prioritize our negotiating position.
Representatives from Greenpoint Landing will be making a brief presentation to familiarize everyone with the aspects of the project coming up for ULURP approval. The Center for Urban Pedagogy will be leading a workshop on how the ULURP process works.
Take advantage of this chance to get expert insight into the civic mechanism that is, typically, the last opportunity for the community to have input on impending development.
Special thanks to CUP and Greenpointers.