By Christina

Special Offers From Veda Holistics

Our friend Anit at Veda Holistics is back again with a special offer for Greenpointers readers:

Get $20 off all Aveda facials ($65, regularly $85)
Get $15 off all Body Scrubs ($75, regularly $90)

This offer is good until the end of March, just call Anit at (917) 533-0323 and let her know you saw these special prices on Greenpointers!

Veda Holistics operates out of Namaste Yoga & Tranquility Center in Williamsburg at 336 Grand Street.

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Looking For a Tattoo Artist?


We all know finding a tattoo artist can be hard. You want someone whose style you admire; someone who creates art you want to stare at for hours. If you happen to be in search of such an artist, might I suggest my friend Lizzie Renaud, owner of tattoo shop Speakeasy Tattoo. She is visiting Greenpoint from Toronto in April and will be guest tattooing at Three Kings Tattoo on Manhattan Ave.

Lizzie is a great artist – she designed my back tattoo years ago, when she was just a counter girl, and has done work on so many of my friends, I’ve lost count. She will be only be in Brooklyn April 6-10 so check out her work online here and email [email protected] to reserve your spot now!

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Eastern District

Have you ventured north on Manhattan Avenue to check out Eastern District yet? If you’re a fan of beer, cheese, or locally-grown and made products, you really should.

The shop features four delicious sandwiches made to order daily and boasts a large selection of cheese. The variety of craft beer is also vast, both in bottles and on tap to fill take home growlers.

The shop has just been around for a few months, but has just received it’s first New York Times review. Read it, then head over to Eastern District to spice up your kitchen!

Eastern District is located at 1053 Manhattan Ave. between Freeman and Eagle Streets

Photo: New York Times

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Usha Veda Yoga Workshops

Greenpoint’s Usha Veda Yoga is hosting a couple workshops this month. Studio owner Christina Mattus welcomes anyone interested in yoga and their well-being to attend. Please pre-register for the Herbs class as materials must be provided.

Yoga Nidra Meditation: Sunday January 15 (Tomorrow), 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. In Meditation, you remain in the Waking state of consciousness, and gently focus the mind, while allowing thought patterns, emotions, sensations, and images to arise and go on. However, in Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking state, go past the Dreaming state, and go to Deep Sleep, yet remain awake. Yoga Nidra has been known for thousands of years by the sages and yogis. As a state of conscious Deep Sleep, Yoga Nidra is a universal principle, and is not the exclusive domain of any more recent teachers or traditions. Yoga Nidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. Yoga Nidra is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading awareness through many levels of mental process to a state of supreme stillness and insight. With Ben Brown. $15, not included in membership.

Herbs for Healthy Hair & Skin: Sunday January 23, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Simple herbs, such as Nettles, Rosemary, and Elder, are our health and beauty allies! In this hands-on workshop, meet a few local plants that help our skin and hair be and look their best. Learn about herbal teas and infusions that nourish our skin from the inside out, make and try some delicious ones…. As well as herbal face washes & scrubs, herbs for hair rinse and bath. We will also make a fresh infused herbal oil to take home- to be used as a moisturizer and massage oil. With Irina Adam, of Phoenix Botanicals $25 (includes materials).

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Veda Holistics Has a Gift for Greenpointers readers

Veda Holistics is an organic and relaxing approach to spa services in Brooklyn. The small company is run by Anit Hora, an Aveda graduate who thrives on helping others in their quests for well-being and she has a holiday gift for Greenpointers readers:
From now until December 31, get $15 off any Organic Facial and 10% off all Soy Waxing
To book an appointment, call Anit at 917-533-0323 and mention Greenpointers.

Veda Holistics operates out of Namaste Yoga & Tranquility Center in Williamsburg at 336 Grand Street.
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Usha Veda Yoga

Usha Veda Yoga is one of Greenpoint’s newest yoga studios. Located conveniently in the up-and-coming stretch of northern Manhattan Avenue between Freeman and Boxer Streets (right beside Champion Coffee), the studio boasts a bright and clean space with a welcoming atmosphere.

A variety of classes run each day, starting as early as 6:45 am and running as late as 10 pm on weekdays. I had the pleasure of trying out Wednesday’s Pilates Yoga class and was pleasantly surprised by the immense amount of energy the instructor had as well as the number of eager yogis that showed up to work out with me. The instructor made sure to not only guide us through the moves, but to also let us know which part of our body we were toning and helping in which way at any given time. Her knowledge of anatomy was impressive and her positive attitude kept my abdominals from giving out on me. On top of all this, laid-back tunes from Neil Young and The Band were playing on the stereo. Talk about my kind of place!

Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or are just starting out, now’s your chance to give Usha Veda Yoga a try with their Holiday Sale happening now until the end of December:

Yoga membership:
Unlimited Month $99
3 Months/$270
6 Months/$500

Mysore Ashtanga Membership:

3 Months 3x/wk month/$400
3 Months Unlimited/$500

*Ok to add to your existing membership

See their full schedule and visit their website for more information.
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The Insound Design Store


Insound, the Greenpoint-based online music store known for its impeccable selection of vinyl and well designed music products will open The Insound Design Store at 201 Mulberry Street (in SoHo) on Friday, October 8th. For three days only, the temporary gallery will offer Insound’s best selection of music products for purchase including; beautiful silk-screened concert posters, the best band t-shirts from their extensive collection, turntables and headphones, and a selection of their favorite vinyl albums.

The Insound Design Store, curated exclusively by the Insound staff, will showcase music products that highlight the very best in contemporary design.

Better still, each night from 7-10pm, in conjunction with The Fader and Tiger Beer, The Insound Design Store will also host special live music events featuring guest DJs and complimentary beverages.

Design Store DJ’s:
October 8th: Nick Zinner (from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs!)
October 9th: Kip and Peggy (from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart!)
October 10th: Fred Armisen (from Saturday Night Live!)

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Whiskey Sour Pickle Eating Contest


Calling all pickle freaks of New York! Next Friday October 1st, Brooklyn Brine and the Village Voice are hosting their 1st Annual Pickle Eating Contest at Greenpoint’s Black Rabbit. The challenge: be the first to devour six jars of Brooklyn Brine’s Whiskey Sour Pickle. That’s right, SIX JARS. The winner will walk away with $100 and surely some serious garlic breath.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, sign up by emailing [email protected] or by stopping by Black Rabbit in advance.

Black Rabbit
91 Greenpoint Ave

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NY Craft Beer Week 2010


The 3rd Annual NY Craft Beer week kicks off tomorrow and don’t think just because it has New York in the title that you’re going to have to leave cozy little Greenpoint – there are many venues participating in our neck of the woods including Coco 66, D.B.A. Williamsburg, The Diamond, Gypsy Bar, Mark Bar, and The Habitat.

For full details visit their FAQ and order your passport online or better yet, pick it up in person at Strand Bookstore as it’s getting down to the wire!

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Insound is having a Warehouse Sale


Insound is having one of their Warehouse Sales this Thursday at their Greenpoint headquarters and everyone is invited!

Admission is free, all you have to do is show up to 61 Greenpoint Ave. (the NW corner of Greenpoint Ave. and Franklin St.) between 5 and 8 pm to enjoy the following perks:

– Save on new and classic vinyl
– Bargain bins full of 7″s, LPs, and Tees
– Special deals on silk-screened posters and t-shirts
– Free promo goodies
– Complimentary refreshments
– No waiting or shipping costs

Cash is strongly encouraged although credit cards also accepted.

RSVP to Facebook event
RSVP to Yelp event
Online flyer

See you there!

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