Summer is officially here and after that hella winter, we best greet this long-awaited season in style. Welcome back, sun, sweat, and subway tunnels that smell and feel like the depths of Hell!
Kidding! More like, welcome back bike rides and outdoor brunch and tan lines!
With the abundance of shopping Greenpoint provides, it won’t be hard to coordinate the perfect outfit for that afternoon spent in Transmitter Park, your friend’s rooftop BBQ next weekend, or for your morning commute walking across the Pulaski while cursing the G train in a few weeks. Here are a few outfit options and some summer essentials courtesy of our awesome neighborhood to make the warm months even sweeter:
Transforming furniture is one of the things we love to do the most at Suite Pieces (located at 162 Huron Street)! We’re going to share with you how fun and easy it is to change the look of something you already own without the hassle of sanding and priming. We’ll be using one of our favorite product lines that we offer in the shop, Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. By the time you do all that prep-work with traditional latex paint, you’re ready to call it quits and leave yet another unfinished project sitting around your apartment taking up precious, expensive square footage. When you use Chalk Paint® for your painting projects, you get instant gratification that keeps you going till it’s back in place ready for a photo op! Continue reading →
She put up with you your entire life (not to mention MADE you alive) so you clearly owe her more than a phone call and a mass produced greeting card.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, but don’t worry, you still have plenty of time. We’ve put together this Greenpoint Mother’s Day Guide so you can keep the shopping local and still shower her with awesomeness. We are making this REALLY easy so don’t phone it in this year. Your welcome. Happy Mother’s Day! Continue reading →
When I visited the Back Room Consignment Shop (832 Manhattan Ave), I spent an hour looking through the collection. Sally, the owner, was very kind and helpful, as was Darius, who selected some of the clothes to show me. It was a welcoming environment and I recommend this place to my friends because it had some rarities like a Betsey Johnson dress from her Paraphernelia days and other cool things.
We chatted with Sally, a former burlesque dancer and Greenpoint “native.”
While walking down Meserole, we noticed the Vintage Shaun Pop-Up shop and met shop owner / commercial fashion stylist / FIT teacher Shaunya Hartley, a Brooklyn born and raised, bad ass babe who had some unique fashion advice and great vintage to boot.
“I believe you should wear sequins for breakfast,” she told us in all seriousness then explained how once after she had just finished a dental cleaning she ran into an ex who thought she looked “fabulous,” and she swore it was the sequins that saved the day. Continue reading →
It’s happening! Our most romantic, love and heart-filled Greenpointers Market is taking place at the amazing Greenpoint Loft (67 West St 5th, Fl) on Sunday February 9, 2014 from 1-7pm. Please fill out the below form to apply to become a vendor or click on this link.
Bishop and Queen (1000 Manhattan Avenue) is a petite womenswear shop that packs a whole lotta punch in Greenpoint. The store doesn’t stray far from its poetic minimalist meets utilitarian enthusiasms and rightfully so. With simple and classic pieces, the emphasis is all on the details.
Dark leggings, laser-cut perforated knits, clog booties, and oversized layering pieces compliment crystal necklaces and long pendants swinging from deer antlers. From trusty neutral tones to bright colored socks and shimmery quartz baubles, there’s something for every Greenpoint gal.
Tonight (12/13) Bishop and Queen is having a holiday/meet the new jewelry designer party from 7-10.
I stopped by the shop a few weekends ago and got to chat with Kimberly Callway on being a new business owner, in addition to working as a Science teacher, and long time Greenpoint resident.
As you know, Greenpointers is pro-supporting local businesses this holiday season which is why we included this event in our Gift Guide. The shops of Franklin are making it easy with this year’s Holiday Stroll. There will be specials all around, glowing paper lanterns, and general holiday cheer! Continue reading →
India Street has a new little shop in town. Hook and Eye (130 India St) has three parts: vintage, sustainable, and stylish. Maryann Caputo set her sights on opening a boutique which features products from around the globe, are eco-friendly and sustainable, and apparel that is just flat out fab. Continue reading →
Living in the big city can leave us feeling disconnected from nature, but Featured Vendor With Roots‘ tiny terrarium jewelry keeps nature close to our hearts – literally.
It all started out years ago when Sharon Goldberg, a Greenpointers Market veteran, made some big terrariums for a friend, who “loved them so much he wished he could wear it! And thus, With Roots was born.”
There is an entire world inside Sharon’s simple and stylish designs. Handmade in Greenpoint, this sealed up tiny ecosystem is inspired by Sharon’s surroundings: Continue reading →