There are so many things that make Greenpoint so unique: from its creative denizens and cute dogs to offbeat cocktail joints and savory restaurants. Adding to that, is the neighborhood’s love of bicycles. With many bike shops and riders pedaling in and out of the nabe on a daily basis, there’s one brand that really takes living in North Brooklyn to heart.
Enter Brooklyn Bicycle Company. Founded in 2011 by local resident Ryan Zagata, the company aims to bridge the vivid lives of people and their local communities. And what does that mean? Bike models are inspired by Williamsburg and Greenpoint street names – Driggs, Wythe, Franklin, and so on – adding a familiar flair. But, this gear is also made for real people with real lives and real priorities. That includes affordable prices, top notch parts, and artfully and aesthetically crafted bikes.
When you slip in to the Brooklyn Bicycle Company showroom, it’s beautiful, modern, minimal, and pretty cool. And you want to know something even better? You won’t get hassled or pressured to buy anything on the spot. Zagata likens the showroom to a fun, casual, and educational conversation. You can touch, feel, and admire the bikes, while learning about what may be best (or not) for you.
The showroom itself is mega cool, like a contemporary mid century modern abode. I found the aesthetics to be dope and sensible – because shouldn’t even your bike be tailored to be totally-you? (Short answer: hell yeah). As a big believer in small businesses, it’s also awesome to see a small business supporting other small businesses. At Brooklyn Bicycle Company, if you order a bicycle from the showroom, it’ll be professionally assembled by a local bike shop. Don’t live in Brooklyn? The brand has partnerships with stores all across the United States. Pretty cool, huh? And, if you don’t see a local shop in your area, Brooklyn Bicycle Company will contact a local dealer and arrange for your bike to be built at no extra charge to you.
If you have questions about a bicycle, just curious, or want to visit the showroom, check our their FAQ or schedule a visit. You can also find a local Brooklyn Bicycle Company dealer here.
So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and ride.
Brooklyn Bicycle Company 61 Greenpoint Avenue Suite 410
You’re in for a real treat on Sunday, September 16th, 2018 (1-5pm) in the East River State Park! Revel and take part in an annual outdoor celebration of local flavors from North Brooklyn. You definitely should stop by the 9th year of this epic block party: with tasty samples from 40+ of the best restaurants and eateries, bars, breweries, plus live music and on site demonstrations.
So, what’s the down-low? Sample some of the most hot-to-trot North Brooklyn restaurants and bars without making dozens of reservations or waiting to be seated. Plus we have a limited stash of $38 general entry tickets for Greenpointers readers ($55 value). The food sampling and alcohol imbibing festivities will occur on September 16th, 2018 from 1pm-5pm. Plus, there will be an early entry for VIP ticket holders at 12:30pm. Get your swag on.
Buy your tickets now for the super duper discounted rate of $38 for the first 30 Greenpointers readers (regular price $55)!
And, if that wasn’t grand enough, get to know your local neighbors and organizations that make North Brooklyn amazing. Stop by the nonprofit tables and meet the Greenpoint YMCA, North Brooklyn Angels, and others!
Geanpoint Pop Up at The Wythe Hotel | 80 Wythe Avenue Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26 Kickoff party Friday the 24th from 6-10pm sponsored by Union Mezcal—FREE chainstitch embroidery with any purchase! Sale: 10am-8pm each day
Merica Lee of Merica Lee Jeans and Loren Cronk of BLKSMTH Denim Company join forces for a special ‘Geanpoint’ pop-up shop. What is it? Geanpoint is a fashion event that focuses on denim but features items from designers in the Greenpoint area. And, Greenpoint-based artist Amanda Browder will be installing one of her gigantic pieces in the space.
Browse a curated selection of Brooklyn-based companies including Cousin Sandals, Goldie’s Natural Beauty, Erin Louis Clancy, Mahps Vintage, and Loren Kathe. Continue reading →
And, the legendary Beacon’s Closet(74 Guernsey St) is throwing their annual Summer Sale on August 4th & 5th at all of their locations. So, head to their Greenpoint spot for discounts of up to 75% off. You might just find some major designer scores, cool vintage threads, bold shoes, quirky bags, and maybe even a bangin’ body suit or two.
Are you thinking of adding a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo to your style? Whether you want a more defined brow or are just sick of filling-in your face with makeup every day, microblading is for you.
What is microblading, you say? It’s a semi-permanent tattoo of thin, fine hair strokes that give a natural appearance of brows. The procedure is implemented with a tiny “pen” that contains an upwards of 12 needles to create a brush stroke effect. Since the pen is only reaching the superficial layer of skin (with semi-permanent ink), you can expect the results to last about 10 to 18 months depending on your skin type. The microblading process is purposely designed to blend in with your natural brow hair, so it won’t look fake or overdone. The results yield a super natural and face-changing look.
Freckle (154 Nassau Ave) is moving. The building was sold and the salon’s lease ends soon.
But, there’s good and bittersweet news. The eco-friendly skin and nail salon is moving to 81 Greenpoint Avenue at the end of the summer. You can visit Freckle on Nassau Avenue until July 28th and the salon plans to reopen in mid to late August. The space will not reopen with nail services. Customers can look forward to skincare treatments, anti-aging services, waxing, and more.Continue reading →