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Veggie Burger Diaries: Champs Junior

The latest veggie burger escapade took myself and a friend to Champs Junior (620 Manhattan Ave), near Nassau Ave in Greenpoint.

This is an all VEGAN burger, which brings us to the topic of this entry: the humanity! Continue reading

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Veggie Burger Diaries: Mrs. Kim’s

mrs. kim's veggie burger
Mrs. Kim's Veggie Burger

I had a secret ladies lunch at Mrs. Kim’s (160 Franklin St) and used it as an opportunity to sample the veggie burger that came highly recommended from a reader. I can’t tell you why the lunch was a secret or who I was with because then it wouldn’t be a secret, but I can tell you there was major girl talk going on that paralleled my decision to order the veggie burger. Continue reading

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Sign-Up for Indie Media Camp – I’m Teaching! (11/10)

Calling all bloggers and independent media moguls – Brooklyn Based is hosting an all day Indie Media Camp in Gowanus on November 13, 2013 and asked yours truly to teach just one of the many great classes offered:  Pro Photo Tips For Bloggers.

Aside from useful workshops, the schedule is packed with useful panels on food blogging, ad sponsorships, navigating social Media – with panelists from EATER, Refinery 29, Brokelyn, Gothamist and many more!

If you’re just starting a blog or a seasoned blogger there will be a ton of important information to learn. Buy tickets! 

And if you come, no heckling me!

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Park Luncheonette Is Finally Open – And Their Pizza Rules – 24 Hrs A Day!

Eating out on the cheap can be tough in Greenpoint, especially if you want to still be fancy about it. Park Luncheonette (334 Driggs Ave) is now open (24 hours a day!) and you can eat a $2 slice of pizza while enjoying not cheap beer and cocktails. It is where budget meets cool – right near McCarren Park – and it’s delicious.  Continue reading

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Neon Sign Documentary Teaser!

Here is a little teaser we made to give you an idea of how AWESOME our Greenpointers Neon Sign documentary will be! If you want to see the full documentary then please make a donation in any amount to our fundraiser – so you can be a part of this awesome project. We will be forever grateful – thanks in advance… NEON!

We have less than 2 weeks left and are halfway there! Learn more about our project on Kickstarter.

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Greenpointers Neon Sign Documentary

You may have noticed that we revamped our logo into a Neon font. It was all in preparation for an amazing project that I want to tell you about – Greenpointers Neon Sign Documentary.

It all started when we realized that our sign sucks…

We decided to get a badass NEON sign, which we can take to all of our events and markets, a sign that reflects who we are and what we believe in – local MADE IN NYC craftsmanship – and of course document the process from start to finish with the direction of the talented Miguel A. Rodriguez (my best friend in the entire world!)

Our Neon Sign Documentary will star Robbie Ingui of Artistic Neon, a 2nd generation Neon Sign Maker. This guy is super talented, hilarious and has thee best NY accent ever! Not only will we film him making our sign and teaching us about the process, but we will also interview his father (in upstate NY) and Thomas Rinaldi, who wrote the amazing book New York Neon to learn about the history of Neon Sign Making and how it has created a unique visual landscape here for the past 100 years.

If you think this project rules, then please consider making a donation to our Kickstarter Fundraiser, which launches today and ends on 11/10/2013.

Our goal is to raise $3000 to create this short documentary and there are many awesome rewards for funding – including rice balls.

For more info, check out our Greenpointers Neon Sign Documentary Kickstarter page AND thanks in advance for your support!

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Featured Vendor: Curandera NYC

Medicinal herbs, healing plants, the magic of nature – all bottled up by Curandera NYC, a featured vendor at today’s Fall Market. Hurry it’s from noon-6pm at From The Source (69 West St).

Curanderas are traditional Latin American healers. Living in the big city can be rough on the mind and body and Curandera NYC offers folk remedies for modern times to treat stress and depleted vitality.

We spoke to Curandera NYC’s Josie Castaneda, who uses Reiki, flower essences, Yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, and herbalism to inspire her Brooklyn-based brand. Continue reading

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Veggie Burgers Diaries: Matchless

It was our first week shaping our “social life” around our new pup “D” – ain’t she a cutie? Basically unless we find a dog sitter, we can’t go anywhere for more than a few hours because her bladder is the size of a pea and she really doesn’t think it’s that big of a deal to sneak into the living room and take a mini dump on the floor when Jon and I are passed out on the couch at 9:30pm. See what I mean about our “social life”? Continue reading

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View from a Greenpoint Rooftop at Night

Manhattan Ave Rooftop

All of my friends who haven’t been priced out of Greenpoint have made the strategic decision to never leave their apartments. And with a view like this, overlooking Manhattan Ave, Nassau Ave and the city skyline, why ever leave?

Long Exposure of the NYC Skyline with Motion

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