Brooklyn Torch: A New Local Currency

I knew I chose the right place for Greenpointers’ space when I met fellow resident Mary Jeys, who told me about her Brooklyn Torch Project, which is “a local currency project aimed at providing a paper means of exchange in North Brooklyn that will circulate and support the resident community in North Brooklyn.” It’s a totally legal way to trade goods and services right here in Greenpoint, “while improving the community wealth.”

I don’t know about you, but on a daily basis I really find no need to leave Brooklyn, or Greenpoint for that matter. I can find everything I need as far as food, goods and services right here. So a regional currency makes a lot of sense.

Want to learn more?

Brooklyn Torch invites you to come by and try out using a local currency, this Saturday February 2, 2013 from 2-6pm, at Dobbin Project Space (50-52 Dobbin St)

How it works: 

• You: bring an item to sell at our appraisal table.
• We: appraise it and buy the item from you in Brooklyn Torches.
• You: buy any items from our store (including goods that other people have previously sold).
• We: Sell them to you in Brooklyn Torches, keeping a record of all transactions.

More info:

See you there!

About Jen G

After living in NYC my entire life, I found the strongest sense of community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Running this blog is truly an honor and the best part is meeting its readers in real life. Everyday I am energized by smiles and inspiring conversations with fellow Greenpointers who tirelessly do and create incredible things that are good for our community and share the same love I have for life here. If you see me walking with my little dog "D" - please say hi!


  1. Victoria says:

    So interesting! ITHICA HOUR has always fascinated me.

  2. Rocco Galatioto says:

    Sounds like a very refreshingly clever idea. I hope it catches on,

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