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Fashion Sundae Episode 28

Courtesy of Watching New York

For another look into local style and fashion, we check in with Watching New York  to see what the lense caught (mostlly) on the Bedford Avenue runway. Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring, so enjoy these wonder winter coats while the cold season is still here: Continue reading

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Music exchange comes to Dobbin St

Trade your albums, share your stories, take home new music: on February 22, Greenpoint event space Dobbin St (64 Dobbin Street) is hosting its first-ever Music Exchange. From 12 to 6 PM, attendees will find LPs, 45s, cassettes, audio electronics, instruments, books, and memorabilia ephemera, encompassing all aspects and musical genres. See more about the hip venue here on their Instagram.

The idea is to bring together, under one roof, the most dedicated seller/collector music enthusiasts in Brooklyn and beyond. Stop by for a special day dedicated to a true and intimate exchange of music. This is a free event, open to the public and for all music fanatics. Dust up those old albums and converse with fellow music lovers!

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Volunteer With After-School Art Program at Eckford Street Studio

Eckford Street Studio is seeking volunteers for two hours every Monday for their after-school art program. (Image courtesy of Eckford Street Studio)

The Greenpoint-based community art space Eckford Street Studio (70 Eckford St.) is seeking volunteers to assist with their Monday after-school art program.

“We are looking for VOLUNTEERS to help out with our donation-based Community Monday program,” ESS posted on Instagram. “This is a great opportunity for artists, students, and anyone else who is looking to build community connections and (or) gain experience in the art education world!” Continue reading

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New Deli Coming to American Deli Market Location, Fox & Fawn Relocating, and more Greenpoint Business Changes

Work to open a new deli at 97 Franklin Street began this week.

A new deli will open at the storefront of a former Franklin Street deli, and a Manhattan Avenue second-hand shop will relocate a few doors down, among other local openings and closings.

American Deli Market (97 Franklin St.) closed in the fall of 2018 due to a rise in rent after approximately 20 years on the corner of Noble and Franklin Streets, and on Monday early work began to open a new deli work at the storefront. A man standing in front of 97 Franklin St. on Monday who identified himself as a co-owner said that renovations will take two months and that he’s also a co-owner of the bodgea at 887 Manhattan Ave. in the LA Pizza space.

The night in October 2018 that the iconic sign came down at American Deli Market.

Manhattan Avenue vintage shop Fox & Fawn (570 Manhattan Ave.) is currently having a major sale to clear out stock and will close on Tuesday ahead of their move to a new space down the avenue.

Fox and Fawn is closing their 670 Manhattan Ave. location on Tuesday and will reopen in February. (Image via Google Maps)

The new location of Fox & Fawn will relocate this week to 599 Manhattan Avenue to the storefront of a former pet supply store with a a target opening as the second week in February.

On the same block at 674 Manhattan Ave. Hair Bar & Make Up Lounge opened at the former location of Bar Uni. This marks the second location for the salon from owner Lisa Albanese who opened the original Hair Bar & Make Up Lounge in Bellmore, Long Island in 2012.

 

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On the northern end of Manhattan Avenue the takeout sushi spot Oishi Sushi (929 Manhattan Ave.) closed earlier this month and a “for rent” sign is currently on the front of the building.

Oishi Sushi closed in early January.

 

 

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Planting seeds of love! “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” Valentine’s Market is COMING (2/9): 60+ indie crafters, soju cocktails, free massages, poetic tarot, henna and so much more!

Artwork by Julia Moak

Get ready, Greenpoint! Sunday February 9th from 1-7 p.m. Greenpointers is showing love the Brooklyn way at our annual Valentine’s Market! This year’s vibe is all about setting down roots, literary love, Brooklyn classics and trees!! So grab your bae, beau, BFF or that hot secret crush and spend the day celebrating your love for your favorite Brooklyn neighborhood. We’ve gone ahead and hand-picked some of the finest indie crafters in the borough.

These 60+ vendors will be on-hand tempting Greenpointers with lust-worthy treasures that will have you dreaming for more. From colorful coaster sets, custom-cut shades, artisanal chocolates and spicy hot sauces—there’s a ‘lil something for everyone looking to score.

Handcrafted goods made in Brooklyn

 

RSVP on FB and let us know you’re coming! FREE gift bags of art supplies by Blick Art Materials for the first 100 guests! Continue reading

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Fashion Sundae: Episode 27

Courtesy of Watching New York

For this weeks’ peak at Bedford Avenue fashion, Watching New York captures more wonderful winter coats with an emphasis on animal prints; leopard and cheetah prints are everywhere this winter adding a touch of fun to the grey season. Check out more looks spotted in Williamsburg last week for Fashion Sundae episode 27. Continue reading

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Have thoughts on the Oscar noms? So do these Greenpointers

Oscar season is upon us, and with it come opinions aplenty about the snubs (there are many), surprises (just a few), and — most importantly — the hot takes. Podcaster, neighbor, and local comedian Stewart Fullerton invites Greenpointers Arts Editor Billy McEntee on the air to discuss this year’s Academy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, February 9 at 8 PM EST.

In the hour-long episode on Stayin’ Humble with Stew — previously featured in our Thursday Spotlight series — Stewart and Billy dive into their thoughts on this year’s Best Picture nominees (why is Joker included?) and everything from the state of Rebel Wilson’s career to the armed burglary of Jennifer Lopez’ robbed Oscar. On a more poignant note, these cultural omnivores also lament the heavy and misogynist implications of the all-male nominated Best Director category. Tune in for some opinions and laughs, and listen here!

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Welcome Campers! Wild Honey Pies’ Memorial Day Weekend Camp and Music Festival Beckons

A scene from last year’s camp (Courtesy of Wild Honey Pie; Photo: Nicole Potosme)

The Wild Honey Pie is organizing an adult Memorial Day weekend camp and music festival in the Berkshires next spring as a retreat for New Yorkers.

The Welcome Campers music fest runs from May 23rd – 25th at Camp Lenox in Otis, MA, and early-bird tickets are now on sale. An optional bus will provide transportation directly from McCarren Park to the festival. Continue reading

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Is Williamsburg Getting A Vessel at the Domino Development?

A new installation at the Domino development in Williamsburg is taking shape. Photo: @marc @lucas_scherrer_production

The French street artists JR is working on a large-scale installation with shipping containers on the Williamsburg waterfront at the Domino development that is soon to open.

A Brooklyn Museum multimedia installation “JR: Chronicles” also currently displays work from the artist, whose images usually touch on social issues while utilizing size with massive paste-ups and portraits.

Stacks of over a dozen blue shipping containers were placed in a triangle formation at the Domino development last week. JR posted an Instagram update last Thursday indicating that the Brooklyn Museum and Italian architectural design studio LOT-EK are also partners on the work in progress. Continue reading

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Fashion Sundae: Episode 26

Courtesy of Watching New York

For the 26th edition of Fashion Sundae, we’re getting a bit sentimental as this marks the half-year mark of this photo series. Thank you to Watching New York for keeping us up to date on the fashionistas on Bedford Avenue and our stylish neighbors on the other side of the park. As usual, here’s a look at the styles spotted last week in Williamsburg:   Continue reading

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