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P & P Shipping & Stationers

It seems like everyday another business is closing in Greenpoint – especially on Manhattan Ave. But great new businesses are also opening, like P&P Shipping & Stationers (746 Manhattan).

In the stationery department we’ve lost Jam Stationery and Greenpoint’s favorite film developing spot – Enla Photo.

Have no fear – you DO NOT need to go to Staples at its cringe worthy, pedestrian unfriendly location anymore.

Filling the void, P& P Shipping & Stationers has opened a big and bright new location that answers your shipping, stationery, office supplies and yes – BELIEVE IT – film developing needs.  Continue reading

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The Back Room Consignment Shop

The Back Room Consignment Shop & Art Gallery

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.”

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Greenpoint Power Couples – Beth & Chris, Eastern District

Beth Lewand & Chris Gray of Eastern District, on their wedding day in 2009

In the grand finale to our Valentine’s Day power couple series, we saved the most unique neighborhood love story for last, as it encompasses not one, but three couples with Greenpoint roots. Beth Lewand, who owns craft beer and cheese emporium Eastern District on Manhattan Avenue and Eagle Street with her husband Chris Gray, wrote a beautiful and historical narrative of her family’s relationship to the neighborhood. We think you’ll really enjoy it. Happy Valentine’s Day to our readers and to all the couples who shared the love in this series! Continue reading

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Scalino G.P. Brings Italian Comfort Food to Greenpoint’s Manhattan Ave

Scalino_G_PIt’s January, the long weekend is almost over, and the vortex cold-spell is returning. Sometimes the only thing that will bring light to these dark days is the promise of a warm plate of glossy pasta and a glass of good red wine.

Lucky for us, there’s a new neighborhood Italian opened to offer up all kinds of comforting  dishes, and it’s just far enough from Adelina’s not to serve as competition. Continue reading

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Practical Greenpoint: Scan / Copy / Fax

Closed JAM's Stationery on Manhattan Ave

I know we usually focus on the glitz and glamz of this luxurious neighborhood, but sometimes a girl’s gotta make some copies – and in the age of vanishing “hallmark stores”  where you could buy Bazooka, Precious Moments, Trolls, cigarettes and play the lotto (RIP JAM Stationery) – it’s harder and harder to find places that offer this service that aren’t big box stores or chain drug stores.  Continue reading

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El Born: Modern Spanish Restaurant Opens on Manhattan Ave in Greenpoint

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Bread, garlic, wine. Divine.

With so many new restaurants opening in Greenpoint, it’s becoming hard to think of a cuisine that hasn’t already been covered. But modern Spanish is, surprisingly, something we’re lacking, and something which El Born (651 Manhattan Ave) looks set to do very well. Continue reading

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Holiday Lights OFF on Manhattan Ave – Are Dirty Hipsters to Blame?

Manhattan Ave Holiday Lights 2010 © Greenpointers

A reader wrote in: “I was wondering if you knew why there aren’t any holiday lights up on Manhattan Ave this year?”

Just one of many Greenpointers saddened by the absence of those big bright beautiful snowflakes. We’re having a 20+ comment deep discussion on our Facebook page about it and as we suspected, it’s likely the fault of the dirty hipsters! Continue reading

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East River Tattoo: Gift Guide (DISCOUNT!)

If you live in Brooklyn, then at least one person on your gift giving list has a tattoo and you know once you get one – you can’t stop!

Maybe your roommate needs one more tat to complete his sleeve or your sister needs to cover up that butterfly on her shoulder she got on her 16th birthday. Greenpointers’ gift guide can help!

Our favorite local tattoo shop, East River Tattoo is offering 20% Off Gift Certificates for Greenpointers readers. Do the math. That’s $100 Gift Certificates for ONLY $80! Just mention Greenpointers and this deal is yours!

Founded in the summer of 2000 by Duke Riley, East River Tattoo is located on Brooklyn’s historic Greenpoint waterfront. The artists of East River Tattoo specialize in high quality custom tattoo designs in a variety of styles, heavily influenced by maritime folk art and 19th century traditional tattooing often evoking antique nautical charts, woodcuts, engravings and scrimshaw.

East River Tattoo
1047 Manhattan Avenue (between Freeman and Eagle)
(718) 532-8282

Follow East River Tattoo on Instagram @eastrivertattoo

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Peter Pan Loves Greenpoint Hipsters!

This awesome 1 Minute Meals video about Peter Pan Doughnuts from Serious Eats NY stars co-owner Donna Siafakas who says that hipsters are wonderful people and before they settled in Greenpoint it was black and white, but now it is more colorful. The doughnut shots are spectacular, too.

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