By Hannah Frishberg

From Sold-Out Vendors to Cute Fur Friends and Toasty Warm Vibes, Our Holiday Market was a Candy Covered Hit!

It’s hard to believe it was only this Sunday we were toasty warm, sipping hot buttered rum (which some of you compared to Harry Potter’s Butterbeer it was so good) in the Grenpoint Loft. Now it’s freezing – guess winter was waiting for our Candyland creation to pass!

Let’s take a moment to relive the sugary sweet fun though, shall we? This year’s Greenpointers Holiday Market was a candy covered hit, many of our more than 60 vendors reporting it to be their busiest year yet, with 4,000+ visitors in all. This author gave over 100 tarot readings, Miss V. adorned tens of hands with stunning henna tattoos, Capture Me in 3D created many a digital avatar, [email protected] gave tons of massages, all for free, and that’s just what happened in the balcony!

Meanwhile, downstairs, the Big Cat Menagerie played old-timey tunes, Champion Coffee made sure everyone was properly caffeinated handing out their roast, Local gave out brie samples with their jams and jellies, and Morphologically kept the vibes right burning palo Santo sticks. The whole space was filled with local vendors selling everything from custom illustrations, knitwear, jewelry, handmade skincare, culinary and home gifts to clothing and beyond. Many vendors totally sold out of their wares, but don’t worry if you got to their tables too late – plenty of them have brick & mortar shops or online stores that are still stocked. Stay tuned for another post about where to find them next!

In all, the market was a great success, and we couldn’t have done it without you. See you in February 11th for our Valentine’s Market!

All photos by Julia Moak. Check out the rest of the photos here Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping Made Easy with Local Indie Vendors at this Sunday’s (12/10) Winter Candyland Market!

Candyland is becoming a reality this weekend and it sure would be sweet if you could join us for a sugary good time. We’ll be riding a candy high over at Greenpoint Loft (67 West St.) this Sunday, December 10, from 1 to 7pm, surrounded by our favorite indie vendors, a host of free activities, and more hot buttered & spiced rum than we know what to do with. RSVP here!

The Greenpointers Candyland Market will be chock full of local treats, including live jazz from The Big Cat Menagerie, craft beer and Hungarian Wine respectively from Greenpoint Beer & Ale and Palinkerie, and more than 60 talented makers selling their lovingly made wares. Head up to the mezzanine for a free tarot reading by this post’s author, nail art by Peenk, a massage from [email protected], an instantly created digital avatar from Capture Me in 3D or a henna tattoo from Miss V. Check out our announcement post for the full activity lineup.

As for the vendors, enjoy a teaser preview of them and their wares below. See you in Candyland! Continue reading

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Candyland Comes To Greenpoint on Sunday (12/10): Join Us For Hot Buttered Rum, Live Jazz, Free Tarot, 60+ Vendors, and more!

Poster designed by Kirby Salvador

Our lips are chapped, our winter coats on, and our hearts and tummies are ready for some holiday treats and cheer – it must be time for the annual Greenpointers Holiday Market! This year, it’s going to be extra sweet: We’ll be transforming the Greenpoint Loft (67 West St) into a Winter Candyland of local vendors. Come join us and all our favorite indie Brooklyn businesses to reel in 2017 on a sugary high note on Sunday, December 10th (1-7pm). RSVP here!

Greenpointers Festival of Lights Fall Market 2017

It’s a great opportunity to shop for holiday presents, check out a ton of neighborhood vendors under one roof, and treat yourself while celebrating small businesses and digging the incredible view from the Loft’s roof deck. Continue reading

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From the Archives: Historical Photos of Greenpoint

“Ash Street.” Date unknown, via NYPL

While it’s true the more things change the more they stay the same, the changes certainly outnumber the sameness in these vintage photos of Greenpoint. The sameness is enough for the streets to be recognizable, but the full throttle industrial landscape paired with the lack of development and people makes it clear these images were created in another world.

Some of the photographs are dated by their car models and aboveground telephone lines, others by their empty lots and the old school formal fashion. Take a look, and see if you can guess the photos’ locations without reading the caption.  Continue reading

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