By Stephanie

About Stephanie

Stephanie is a poet & pathological daydreamer. Her book Waiting For the End of the World is forthcoming from Bottlecap Press (2017).

Get It While It’s Hot: In God We Trust Rocks Fall 2017

Hey babes. We love the change of seasons for a few reasons: themed holidays, fancy drinks, new projects, great shows, and art. And, one of our top favorite reasons? New clothes. Oh yes, it’s one of the best things—what new pieces can add some fit and flair to your wardrobe?

In God We Trust (70 Greenpoint Ave) outdid themselves again this season. With clean lines, cool jumpsuits, and sassy bomber jackets, this autumn season is full of attitude and lots of swag style. Browse some stellar styles and drop it like it’s hot.
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Review: Thee Oh Sees at Warsaw 9/10

Thee Oh Sees! Photo: Thomas Girard, via Warsaw on Instagram
Thee Oh Sees! Photo: Thomas Girard, via Warsaw on Instagram

It’s always a treat when Thee Oh Sees go on tour and play a few shows in Brooklyn. I always make it a point to go at least once because it’s nothing short of awesome. Thee Oh Sees psyched out the crowd at the Warsaw (261 Driggs Avenue) with dynamic jams with loud-meets-fast-riffs.
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Haunted Greenpoint: Ghost Hunting with the Brooklyn Paranormal Society

Photography by Ian Hartsoe

Are there noises in your apartment that go bump in the night? Perhaps a shadow darting out of the corner of your eye? A phantom touch? Or, perhaps it felt like someone, or something else, was with you…but West Street was oh-so-empty.

Enter the Brooklyn Paranormal Society, a collective of spooky enthusiasts that seek out Brooklyn’s most haunted spots. I joined the group on August 9th to see what might be lurking in the dark in our neighborhood. Would I encounter other-worldly apparitions? Lost souls? Fragmented shapes and dark shadows? Or maybe a disembodied voice or two…

It was certainly a frightful night with all things spooky. In a word, it was totally-me and I was ready to go ghost busting.
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Community Call: Help Hosh Yoga Stay in Greenpoint!

Rooftop Yoga by Hosh at the Greenpointers Spring Market

Greenpointers, join us in taking action for our wonderful friends and community pillars at Hosh Yoga. This studio has been a staple of our neighborhood since 2009. And now, the new management company that maintains Hosh Yoga’s space has increased their rent to more than double. Hosh Yoga needs our help to raise funds to move to a new space where they can continue to support our awesome community.

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Alev: Smart Jewelry That’ll Make You Look Sharp From Dawn to Dusk

Did you attend Greenpoint Open Studios last month, darlings? If so, you might’ve peeped at some shiny baubles and sparklers at Alev studio. The shapes are arty, geometric, and versatile. Sign me up for something pretty and edgy.

Peek some of our fave picks below and get ready to stock your jewelry box with one our local Greenpoint artists.


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Review: Frankie Cosmos Was Otherworldly At Brooklyn Steel

On May 17th & 2st, Frankie Cosmos joined Real Estate for a shoegazey and magical set at Brooklyn Steel. With hints of vaporwave fun and twee, playful melodies, it was a sweet show to dance and nod yer head to. And, both shows sold out! I could see why – the set list was on fire with plush tones and great vibes.

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Airy & Chic: Pas Mal Spring 2017

Warmer weather makes me feel like floating. Pas Mal (99 Franklin Street) is the perfect little shop for pieces that are breezy and effortless. So chic, no?

And if you want to mix in some Provence-influenced fashion into your wardrobe, then you must check out Pas Mal’s new arrivals. I picked 10 awesome pieces to add to your collection. Personally, I have my eyes on the lemon shoes. They’re so dreamy and perfect for that I-just-visited-a-vineyard-today look. Or you know, reading a book of poems in Transmitter Park.
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Keep Spring Alive: Oak 2017 Arrivals

Are you the style queen or king of minimalism? Oak (55 Nassau Ave) has a pack of too-cool-for-school pieces that are perf for Greenpointers with a streamlined capsule wardrobe. With their simple-but-chic with rough around the edges aesthetic, it’s no wonder that this shop is a Greenpoint mainstay.

Browse some of our top picks for major swag and style.

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Light + Ladder: Transform Your Palace With These Home Products

Our homes are sanctuaries from the hustle and bustle of city life. Greenpoint is an especially fun and relaxing respite from the daily grind for many of us with Transmitter Park, cozy bars, and zen coffee houses and blissful yoga and meditation spaces. But, what about your own place?

Enter Light + Ladder. This airy design studio based in Greenpoint crafts pieces that will make your home feel both relaxing and cool. Check out these 10 picks to transform your house into an oasis.
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