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Bedford Slims– Brooklyn’s own Vapourette Company

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When Bedford Slims joined our Summer Market, we were pretty impressed. We at Greenpointers are always encouraged by the entrepeneurial spirit of fellow Brooklynites, and it’s getting more sophisticated all the time. Bedford Slims vapourettes aren’t only a local business, they are sold at local businesses, including seven Greenpoint stores, like P&P !

Bedford Slims take the popular e-cigarette smoking alternative and add unexpected benefits– making recyclable and better all-around with small batch, classy flavors like Southern Tobacco, Turkish Cut, and Root. (And I admit, I’m most excited about the Clove flavor, but that’s my inner goth talking!)

Many of my friends swear by Bedford Slims vapourettes as a smoking alternative– there are no known side effects that cause the level of damage that regular cigarettes do. If you don’t know what a vapourette is, check out the cute video above!

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Farmers, Fishers, Bakers, Makers: Meet Scott Bridi of Brooklyn Cured

Brooklyn Cured is this week’s featured vendor at Greenpoint’s McGolrick Park Down-to-Earth Market, (open Sundays, 11 am- 4pm). This week, I caught up with BK Cured’s top dog, Scott Bridi, to learn more about his local roots and culinary experience in some of the city’s most notable food spots, and to hear his perspective on being a small-scale food producer. My advice is get over to McGolrick this Sunday to stock up on dogs for Fourth of July grilling! Brooklyn Cured’s products include sausages, hot dogs, bacon, smoked meats, classic charcuterie and more, using meat raised with no antibiotics from farms within the region.  Continue reading

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Expanded Cooper Park Farmers Market Opens Sunday 5/25!

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Mom & Popsicles

Can you believe that the Cooper Park Down to Earth Farmers Market, which open this Sunday 5/25, is entering its 3rd year?! You will be delighted to know that the market is thriving just like the East Williamsburg community that it serves.

Let us introduce to you the expanded line-up (that keeps growing) in Cooper Park:

Full Circle Farm's Eggs!

· Full Circle Farm: Located in Dutchess County, NY, farmers Shelle Bailey and Jesse Mandel grow vegetables, as well as keep Americana chickens and bees. On Opening Day, they will bring rhubarb, salad mix, herbs, eggs, and honey – with much more to come.

· Mom and Popsicles: Brooklyn-based popsicle company, featuring delicious popsicles with seasonal ingredients, sourced from local farms. Continue reading

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Women’s History Month – An Abundance of Nominations!

Before we reveal the final interview in our Women’s History Month series (yes, a roll-over from March ,but worth the wait!), we want to shine a spotlight on the excellent reader nominations we received but weren’t able to connect with in person for interviews. These are some Greenpoint women we should all know about:

Jennifer Fiore & Nina Lalli, MONDAYS Projects
Nominated by their friend Nicole, Jennifer and Nina originally met in a Monday night ceramics class and now share a studio in Greenpoint where they make beautiful pieces by hand. MONDAYS ceramics can be found at Joinery, Warm, Spina, Mrs. Robertson/Gabriela de la Vega, and at BRIKA. Jennifer and Nina have also crafted custom plates and cups for the dining room at Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

Agatha Kulaga & Erin Patinkin, Ovenly

Erin (left) and Agatha (right) - courtesy of Ovenly

Nominated by an adoring stranger, who shared: “I’d like to nominate Agatha Kulaga & Erin Patinkin from Ovenly. It’s one of my favorite places in the neighborhood, and I’m happy to support local businesses. I actually don’t know them, so this is not a very personal nomination…but I enjoyed reading about their business and love visiting their little bakery.” Note to that reader: they were honored to hear of your nod to them! Continue reading

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Brooklyn Collage Collective Recap at Brooklyn Fire Proof

Daniel Greer explains his technique to fellow artist, Joseph Karwacki

Meet – Brooklyn Collage Collective, a group of 14 local collage artists who utilize the cut and paste medium to convey their own aesthetic. With a wide range of approaches and techniques from paintings on wood to creating a gigantic collage building comprised of smaller buildings.

“Episode 1” was hosted at Brooklyn Fire Proof in Bushwick. They eventually ran out of mac n’ cheese, but the event wasn’t short on interesting artwork and great vibes. Continue reading

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Harry & The Potters, Cookie Party & A Very Metal Christmas– What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (12/18-12/24)

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• Pictures With Santa @ Community Garden near the McCarren Park Dog Run,  SATURDAY (12/21), 12-4pm, FREE, put your furry friends in their best seasonal sweaters (ideally you have one to match) and get your family photo snapped with Santa! Holiday card, complete.

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WEDNESDAY 12/18
• How Metal Stole Christmas Trivia Extravaganza @ Trash Bar (256 Grand St) 7:30-10pm, FREE, Grinch it up at this black Christmas revelry, with cheap drink specials and bonus points to any team who comes dressed in leather or as a grumpy cat
♫ BestNewBands.com Showcase with Honduras / Shy Hunters / The Wendigo / Spirit Plate / Jumpers @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $7, RSVP
♫ Every Time I Die / LetLive / Code Orange Kids / Angel Du$t @ Saint Vitus Bar (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, SOLD OUT, RSVP
# Rarities from the Cellar @ Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 8pm, $20, Sample craft beers from the hidden Diamond vault, while munching on smoked schevre and aged cheddar (drool), More Info
♫ Lilith Velkor / Larp / Dirt Bikes / (E) Motion Picture @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, FREE, RSVP

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GIFT GUIDE: LOCAL GREENPOINT ARTWORK

"Green Heart" by Chris Uphues (2013) $125, Available at Calico Brooklyn

There is nothing more one of a kind (and cool) than artwork by Greenpoint artists. We highly suggest that instead of mass produced junk destined for the landfill – buy local art for your loved ones – OR YOURSELF – this year! There are a TON of art shows – some with VERY affordably priced works – opening in Greenpoint this Friday the 13th…

This visual round-up is our gift to you. Feast your eyes… Continue reading

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Featured Vendor: Llyallya Creations

Aida Markiw retired from software development to pursue her dream of painting and making beautiful things. The best part (for us) is that these beautiful things are also wearable.

Her company, Llyallya Creations is a one-woman operation.

“I named my company after an endearing Ukrainian word that my husband calls me at times.” Aida explained, “Llyallya in Ukrainian means ‘doll’.” Continue reading

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Miranda: Gift Guide (DISCOUNT!)

Looking for a place to celebrate the holidays with family, friends or co-workers?

Miranda offers a delicious mix of Italian cuisine with a Latin American flair featuring handmade pasta as well as vegetarian and gluten free options.

Everything from bread to dessert is made in house, with LOVE! Husband and wife team Sasha and Mauricio Miranda create a relaxed atmosphere with warm servers and boutique wines which makes for a great place to both bring a group or a date.

$10 off of YOUR next visit with every $50 gift certificate purchase when you mention Greenpointers.

Now accepting reservations for New Year’s Eve!

Miranda is also an excellent place to host your holiday party now or throughout the year.


Miranda
80 Berry Street (corner of North 9th Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11249

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Crema Rises To The Top On Driggs Ave.

Crema Owner Jin Han

Crema (182, Driggs Ave.) opened in September, serving up cups of coffee, pastries, and deliciously simple sandwiches. Owner Jin Han gave us an introduction to his fascination with pour-over techniques and charcuterie, which both led to his desire to open his shop. Continue reading

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