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Celebrate the Neighborhood and Raise a Glass to Greenpoint with 25% Off Local Places!

This May 2-12, raise a glass and celebrate the neighborhood! Hang out at your favorite Greenpoint watering hole with 25% off. Bring a friend (or two, or three) and discover a new cuisine, try out a new wine pairing, or enjoy a local craft brew, all within walking distance.  

Here’s how it works: From May 2-12, use code TOAST25 when you pay with the Cinch app at local Greenpoint bars, restaurants, and wine stores. With Cinch, you can explore your neighborhood and find cool experiences and great deals. New to Cinch? Download the app here.

Check out these participating businesses (Full list when you open your rewards tab in Cinch) : Continue reading

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A New Real Estate Brokerage on the Scene


Paper Street Real Estate LLC, headquartered in Downtown Manhattan, has come onto the real estate scene in late 2018. Founded by Kamilla Mishiyeva, a local attorney with 5+ years in the legal industry, previously worked as an agent throughout Brooklyn for several years prior to acquiring her legal education.

“ Real estate has always been on the radar for me even as an attorney since I would constantly have exposure to it on transactional side. As a probate lawyer, assisting with the administration of an inheritance is part of my day to day, and most inheritances always have real property involved whether it is a house, an apartment, or a vacant lot.” says Kamilla.

What led her to open up her own brokerage? She tells us “Getting to closing is already stressful enough considering the fact that you are dealing with the mortgage banker, the seller, negotiating on the price, as well as a whole slew of other nuances taking place until you finally get to the point of being handed the keys to your new home. When there is a broker involved who complicates things and acts unprofessionally, which is what happened in my case during my own apartment purchase, I realized any headache from a real estate agent is not only unacceptable but completely unnecessary. After hearing horror stories about other agents and having to deal with a subpar broker on my own, I realized this industry needed a real estate firm that is fast, competent, and relentless in their client-first approach. That’s why I started my firm, Paper Street Real Estate LLC.”

Her firm concentrates on the Financial District and Battery Park City in NYC but also brokers deals for seller’s in Brooklyn.

You can visit their website at paperstreetrealestate.com along with her probate law firm website at nycprobatelawyer.com. She also operates a bankruptcy practice.

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[email protected] Fitness Tip: Contrary to popular belief, exercise does NOT cause weight loss!

Simply put, you just can’t exercise the fat away. Some of you have been exercising up to 5 days a week only to jump on the scale and see very little difference in your weight. This can be frustrating when you’re putting a lot of effort into your workouts; and can often make you question your weight loss game plan.

We’ve been demanding answers to these questions from the muscle gods; and as always…nothing! But studies have given us some good clues as to why we’ve been getting steadily fatter for the past few decades, despite a growing increase in physical activity.

Statistics show that health club revenues increased from $200 million in 1972 to a whopping $16 billion in 2005!!

The first NYC marathon was in 1970 with only 137 entrants; and in 2008 there were 39,000 entrants and nearly 60,000 applicants.

So if being lazy makes us fat and exercise prevents or inhibits it, shouldn’t this fitness revolution have launched an epidemic of leanness? Hmmm. But in reality, this so-called fitness revolution has been coexisting with an epidemic of obesity. Another hmmm.

Very little evidence exists to support the belief that the number of calories we expend has any effect on how fat we are. When you increase the energy you expend, the evidence is very good that you’ll eat more to compensate. We actually burn very few calories with moderate exercise; and the effort can be easily undone with even the smallest bite or beverage.

Ran 5 miles, burns off 400 calories
Eats one slice of pizza, puts 400 calories back on

There was a Berkeley study that collected detailed information on over 13,000 habitual runners over the course of several years. And although those who ran the most tended to weigh the least, they all got fatter with each passing year – even those who ran over 8 miles a day!

It might be time to question our underlying beliefs. Is it something other than the amount of calories we consume and expend that determines whether we get fat?

Now, this is all not to say that exercise doesn’t have benefits. It absolutely does; and without it, you could be setting yourself up for failure on your weight loss journey. But, to rely on exercise as a “cause” for weight loss will only serve to disappoint you.

But don’t take our word for it, go ahead try it. But when you find yourself spinning your wheels, it may be time to start looking for other solutions. And when the time comes that exercise is not enough to induce weight loss… and it will; here are some things you can start to look at that could make the difference.

The first area you should start questioning is your diet.

  • What does your diet look like?
  • How much alcohol do you drink per week?
  • How much sugar is in your diet?
  • What percentage of carbohydrates make of your total daily calories?
  • Are you eating too much after your workouts?
  • What type of food are you eating after your workouts?

These are just some of the questions you can start to explore. However, if you’re still unsure on how to make healthier food choices, the second option can be to seek professional guidance.

The B.E.S.T. Diet Revival is a powerful food plan sent to you in structured phases, and is ideal for those seeking:

  • A customized regimented meal plan focused on your success
  • Detoxification and self-control from harmful processed foods
  • Reconditioning of food-associated habits
  • Accountability and structure in food planning
  • A practical and sustainable life-long diet
  • Wholesome, mindful eating behaviors and habits
  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Weight Loss, specifically excess fat-loss
  • More confidence around food! 

Since participating in the B.E.S.T. plan, I’ve lost weight easier than ever before, I’ve had more energy and more mental clarity, and I’ve been confident to take on endeavors, both personally and professionally, that I would not have attempted before the program” – BEST Diet Revival Client 2016

Invest in your health by learning how to detoxify your body, gain energy, lose weight, and create healthy sustainable habits around food.

Sponsored by [email protected]: Learn more about the B.E.S.T. Diet Revival and how to sign up at www.BESTeverywhere.me.

You can also get a head start and apply here.

[email protected] is located at 31 Nassau Ave in Greenpoint and can be reached at (718) 388-2900

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Two words for your engaged friends: Wedding Crashers

Wedding Crashers, the only wedding fair in NYC that spans two entire venues, returns to Gowanus, Brooklyn on March 17, 2019 with even more tastings, live music, and inspiration to plan an upstate or New York City wedding.

At this one-stop wedding planning festival produced by Brooklyn Based, couples can find their every wedding need from photographers to venues, all while sipping bubbly, slurping oysters, and enjoying live music and DJs.

Located at both The Green Building and across the street at 501 Union, in Gowanus, Brooklyn, it is the only fair in NYC so interactive and extensive, it takes place in two venues. Attending our fair, filled with good food and drink, original touches such as custom gowns, aromatherapy bars and unique photobooths, is like crashing the kinds of weddings we inspire. Continue reading

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Do You “Ruff” Your Pet? Pick Up Holistic and Quality Products at Pet Supplied

Hey pet parents! As Petland Discounts on Manhattan Ave is closing shop, a new store has opened just two blocks away to fulfill all your pet spoiling needs. Pet Supplied (87 West St) carries holistic and quality pet food, treats, and a variety of specialty items like pet friendly CBD oil and natural products for pain and anxiety.

After serving the pet community for over 5 years online out of their Greenpoint warehouse, brothers Alex and Danny noticed that there wasn’t a place immediately around them, where people can “take a walk in the park, stop by the shop, ask questions, grab what they need, and go.” So they decided to open up their first brick & mortar shop to better connect with their customers. Customer service has always been their top priority and this was a way to meet people face to face along with their beloved pets. With years of experience and as pet parents themselves, Alex and Danny have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to pet products and they pay special attention to educating customers on what they are buying.

Alex and Danny are looking forward to meeting you and helping you find the best products for your fur babies. So stop by, say hi, and be sure to give them your feedback – they aim to make a more pleasant and satisfying shopping experience for their community and customers.

Mention “Greenpointers” and get a free bully stick or 10% off for first time customers!

Pet Supplied is located on 87 West Street and is open Monday-Saturday 10AM-7PM. Sundays from 10AM-6PM.

(Sponsored by Pet Supplied) Pet Supplied is a family owned and operated pet store that prides itself on making customer service its #1 priority. They carry only the highest quality products including holistic pet food & treats, CBD oil treats, frozen food, and more. They will stock with items by request as well as products for aquatic and small animals.

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Explore Local Spots for $1: Taco Meals, Vietnamese Sandwiches, Poke Bowls, & More

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From taco meals, lox bagel and coffee, falafels, vegan breakfast burritos, pizza, poke bowl, Vietnamese sandwiches, and more you can try a range of delicious flavors in the neighborhood for less than the price of coffee.

For just $1, starting today, Friday March 1st through March 10th check out almost 20 local restaurants and bars in Williamsburg and Greenpoint.

Here’s how: Download the Cinch App and apply code “GP1”. Once it’s all set up, go to any of the participating restaurants (listed below) and pay with your Cinch Wallet! (Note: Deal applies to new sign-ups only.) Continue reading

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Get ready to eat! Grand Street Restaurant Week starts TODAY! (Mon, 2/18)

 

(via Thompson Brooke Restaurant)

Grand Street Restaurant Week is back and starts TODAY (Monday, February 18)! Through Sunday, March 3rd, diners can enjoy discounted prix fixe menus with special offerings at 15 Grand Street restaurants!

Long-time neighborhood favorites like Desy’s Clam Bar as well as neighborhood newcomers like Thompson Brooke are participating as well as local favorites including Le Barricou, AmmazzaCaffe, and Forcella. Two-course lunch offerings start at $10 and three-course dinner offerings are all less than $35 per person. For a full list of participating restaurants and their menus, visit grandstreetrestaurantweek.com. Continue reading

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Whiskey Lovers Rejoice! Best of Dime Brooklyn Food & Beer Fest Features Unlimited Craft Beer and Whiskey (Sat, Jan 26th)

Whiskey Lovers Rejoice!

The DIME Best of Brooklyn Food & Beer Festival just got even BETTER! Bulleit and Johnnie Walker are the exclusive spirits sponsors at the fest on Saturday, January 26th at Industry City.

Enjoy UNLIMITED Brooklyn craft beer from:

Braven Brewing Company
Island To Island
Sixpoint
Coney Island Brewing
Five Boroughs Brewing Company
War Flag Brewing
Wartega Brewing
Brooklyn Brewery
Kombrewcha

AND you also will enjoy a sample of the BEST whiskey!

Stop by the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey station for complimentary sampling of their famous BLT cocktail along with other variant tastings. Continue reading

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Give the Gift of Empowerment Coaching and Healing

Want to give the perfect gift to yourself or someone you love? Look no further.

Book the two for one Holiday Coaching Package to give the people in your life the  <<<ULTIMATE GIFT>>>  a way to:

  • Say YES to your dreams
  • Let go of emotional garbage
  • Clear blocks that keep you stuck

“Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.” – Albert Einstein

Getting Clear Sessions Are Perfect If Some Wants To… 

  • release limiting beliefs
  • learn how to tap into their emotions for healing
  • get clear on a big decision ie: work, relationship, big move
  • have the safe space, support & accountability to create goals towards life dreams

Book Your 2 for 1 Session Here

(offer good until December 31st. TWO Holiday 1×1 Coaching and Healing Sessions, for the price of one – must be booked by 12/31!) Continue reading

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This Sunday! Shop Great Gifts at the Sugar x Spice Holiday Market: 12/16 at Brooklyn Bazaar

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Looking for the perfect gift this season? Shop handmade and DIY gifts by 30+ local vendors at the Sugar x Spice Holiday Markers Market. It’s happening Sunday, December 16th from 1-6pm at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave). Festive wares run the full gifting gamut, including apothecary, home goods, jewelry, comics & zines, handmade clothes, tarot & spiritual goods, enamel pins, greeting cards, artisanal miniatures, and much more.

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The market will feature a free DIY card-making station, a full bar for festive cocktail-sipping, and a fun wintry photo booth. If you’re one of the first shoppers, you can score a special gift bag with exclusive products, samples, and holiday treats—and you don’t even have to be on the “nice” list!

If you’re also a creative maker, you can bring unwanted DIY, crafting, and art supplies with you. There will be a donation box to benefit Friends of Materials for the Arts, a non-profit that supports NYC’s Materials for the Arts program. MFTA provides free art supplies to thousands of creative and educational activities across the five boroughs, diverting over 1 million pounds of materials from the landfill each year.

Excited yet? We are too! RSVP at the Facebook event here. View the official press release and vendor list.

Sugar x Spice Holiday Makers Market
at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave.)
Dec 16th, 2018, 1:00—6:00pm

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