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Record Store Day Preview: Greenpoint Edition

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Tomorrow (Sat 4/19) is Record Store Day. This annual event is held at independent record stores all over the country and further afield. It offers many exclusive releases, in store performances, and other fun goodies. Since we have several awesome record stores in our neighborhood, we put together a little resource about what’s happening at each one this weekend. Continue reading

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Women’s History Month – In Conversation With Meg McNeill

Meg McNeill © Fabian Palencia

The page on the calendar may have turned, but we had such a great response to our Women’s History Month interviews in March that we still have a couple of fantastic ladies to showcase throughout early April. This next profile took us to Dandelion Wine on Franklin Street on a quiet Monday night, to meet with the inimitable Meg McNeill, who was nominated for these reasons by her friend, Rachael:

Meg is an all-around wonderful person and especially awesome Greenpoint woman! She’s thoroughly involved in the neighborhood and Greenpoint community. From servicing it directly and providing us all with wonderful wine at Dandelion Wine, to supporting neighborhood businesses and friends, attending her friends’ music and art shows, to bringing a positive ‘tude to nearly every situation. PLUS she just became a Certified Sommelier, which is no small feat. All-around stand-up lady.

Meg opened a bottle of wine for us, set out some She Wolf Bakery bread for snacking, and a fascinating conversation followed with a very smart, warm, and funny neighborhood fixture. 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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Valentine’s Market This Saturday 2/9: Gifts, Food, Nail Art, Couples Astrology, Prizes, Raffle, Photo Booth, Message In A Bottle

The Greenpointers “Message In A Bottle” Valentines Day Market is this Saturday, February 9th at From The Source (69 West Street) from noon-6pm!

Picking up a local gift for your honey will be easy with over 45 vendors under one roof, outfitted into a love den with the amazing styling of J. Hollis Styles.

It will be a fun/love filled day including Gifts, Food, Nail Art, Couples Astrology, Prizes, Raffle, Photo Booth, Message In A Bottle

Refreshments by Brooklyn Brewery, Dandelion Wine, Boylan Soda and Cafe Grumpy
Treats by Oven.ly and Pie Corps.

Make sure to get your hands on some raffle tickets for your chance to win a prize and donate to the Greenpointers Writer’s Fund.

Prizes from:

3rd Ward
Paulie Gee
Selamat Pagi
Five Leaves
In God We Trust
Dalaga
The Richardson
Freckle
Human@Ease
Word
Queen Majesty Hot Sauce
Brouwerij Lane
Greenpoint Trading Co
Greenpoint Heights
Black Rabbit
Brooklyn Brainery/Dabbler
Cato’s Army Navy
Yoonmi Lee
The Little Class Slipper
SW Basics of Brooklyn

Check out the vendor’s online preview at Krrb.com

KEEP IT LOCAL GREENPOINT 

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Greenpointers Fall Outerwear Guide Features IGWT, Dalaga, Fanaberie, Cato’s, Alter & Old Holywood

The best kind of shopping you can do for fall is local shopping. Greenpointers Fall Outerwear Guide will help you stay cozy on brisk walks to the Farmers Market or breezy rides on the East River Ferry.

Ladies first: In God We Trust’s Blue Check Caper Trench ($200) is perfect cinched over a bright mini-skirt and wool leggings. Dalaga’s In-vested In Myself Coat ($135) looks dynamite over a silky blouse and you won’t get lost in the fall foliage. Fanaberie’s Vintage Inspired Trench Coat ($59) is adorable over skinny jeans and high boots.

Cato’s Army Navy Fall Coat ($189) is a warm and rugged, an essential to throw on over a pair of jeans and your favorite boots. Alter’s Shades of Grey Montana Coat ($299) is a vintage inspired jacket that combines military with workwear, perfect for looking good while dining out. Old Hollywood’s Amongst Friends Fishtail Parka ($170) is made of heavily washed soft cotton twill that will keep you extra comfortable for a stroll in the park.

Have you taken out your cold weather clothes yet or are you still hanging on for an Indian summer?

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