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Greenery Unlimited Pushes Botanic Design to New Heights

There was no trace of the blustery snow falling outside of the new bountiful, tropical-feeling retail space of Greenery NYC, a Greenpoint-based botanic design company whose first brick and mortar store, Greenery Unlimited, celebrated its grand opening last week at 91 West St. near the entrance to Transmitter Park.

Outside Greenery Unlimited

Owners Rebecca Bullene and Adam Besheer based Greenery Unlimited on the concept of the beneficial interaction between humans and plants known as Biophilia. The space is overflowing with plants, and the store’s setup allows for the discovery of charming nooks accented by greenery, despite the geometric shape of the floor.

Inside Greenery Unlimited

Greenery Unlimited’s sister company Greenery NYC (195 Dupont St.) has been around for approximately nine years, offering large scale design, installation and maintenance services mostly for interior gardens. The online store opened three years ago shipping plants nationwide and delivering large plants in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

The retail space features plant installations built into and on top of the walls and store fixtures, fed with automatic drip irrigation, grow lights and natural sunlight, along with a mist machine that sprays a relaxing fog of water droplets to the leaves below.

A green wall behind the office/desk space

“We really want to set people up for success and make sure that what we’re installing is reasonable,” employee Madeline Sachs said. “Even though it is automatic, there’s irrigation involved; there’s still maintenance, and I think it happens more often in office spaces where people get to enjoy it,” she said explaining that the green wall installation near the desk area in the store is more common for office settings than for residential.

Custom designed plant installation at Greenery Unlimited

A custom designed plant installation is displayed in one of the front windows of the space with an industrial aesthetic and wooden planter boxes, similar in design to the Etsy office installation. For customers seeking something smaller in scale, Greenery Unlimited’s stock spans all budgets;  a baby ponytail palm tree costs $30 while a full-grown version sells for $1300 without a planter.

The large ponytail palm tree for sale at Greenery Unlimited

“We really want anyone to be able to walk in and buy a plant; anything from a little tiny fern to this large ponytail,” Sachs said. “The problem in New York is people struggle with light in their apartments,” she said, adding that beginner plants that require minimal maintenance are a wise choice for people just starting out with plant care.

Greenery Unlimited is open Wed.- Sat. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and by appointment Mon. – Tue.

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Consider Yourself Tempted… Greenpointers Valentine’s Market (Sunday, 2/10) Vendor Preview!

Open Sea Designs at our Polar Vortex Holiday Market 2018 (photo: Gustavo Ponce)

Can you feel it in the air…? That hard-to-put-your-finger-on feeling that makes you see the whole world in rosy hues? It’s called looove, friends. And it’s what we’re celebrating this weekend a market that takes dreamy to another level!

The Vintage Rose Valentine’s Market is happening Sunday, February 10 from 1-7pm at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West St), and we’re in full-blown amore with our incredible vendors. Here’s a quick peek at some of the wares you’ll be able to shop at Greenpoint Loft!—And by the way, if you haven’t already, RSVP here!

If you haven’t heard yet, we’ll be rocking out to live music by Love Always and Kendra Morris, posing in our Vintage Rose Garden photo booth, and sipping lovely local libations provided by Greenpoint Beer & Ale,Brooklyn Gin + BRINS JamBABE Wine, and Brooklyn Boocha. Did we mention that visitors will get to grab TWO FREE DRINKS courtesy of Cinch?

As you shop and frolic, you can partake in a range of charming activities from nail art and tarot readings to floral DIY’s, face painting & much more. See more deets about what we have in store here.

Browse some of the vendors below. We dare you not to get sweet on ’em.


A neighborhood favorite, Adelina’s is a plant based and vegetarian Italian restaurant and natural wine bar in the heart of Greenpoint. They focus on making their food from scratch, sourcing the best ingredients and finding best small production natural wines.  We are so excited to have them join us to serve fresh locally made Italian fare at our market! Follow them on Instagram and stop by their restaurant at 150 Greenpoint Ave if you can’t wait until Sunday!

MLE integrates the artistry of old‐world techniques with modern designs, using high‐quality materials and unique details. All of MLE’s pieces are handcrafted in Greenpoint. Check out her latest creations like “A Gentlewoman’s Agreement” and other special Valentine’s pieces at our market and follow her on Instagram!

 


Check out the rest of our love-at-first-sight-worthy vendors below:

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Greenpoints’ In God We Trust To Close Saturday 1/12

In God We Trust, Greenpoint (via Yelp)

Over the past 10 years, In God We Trust (70 Greenpoint Ave.) has been a neighborhood staple for unique jewelry at the end of Greenpoint Avenue. Its final day in Greenpoint will be Saturday 1/12, but the IGWT Williamsburg store at 132 Bedford Ave. will remain open.

The Greenpoint store was one of the first handmade jewelers in the area and helped to set the tone for craftsmanship with their engraved necklaces that have a timeless aesthetic.

 

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IGWT is leaving Greenpoint. After 10 amazing years in our beloved store / studio the time has come to say goodbye. This is the last week the shop in Greenpoint will be open. Saturday the 12th is our last day of regular shop hours. I can’t even begin to relate all the amazing experiences this location has brought myself and the opportunities it presented the company. I will take away from this experience the amazing friendships, community and support that helped me grow and have forever changed my life. Thank you to all that have been a part of this journey. I will forever be grateful @catjanefreeman @bbackman @jules_and_binoculars @lam.a.lam @annielchan @rebecca_mapes @alieatoric @3133 @jukeboxcowgirl @pollizabeth @brimc__ @alexamaas @noelledowning @myraflynn @spfreedman @homecoming @thekarcher ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Art By Daan Spanjers

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This Sunday! Shop Great Gifts at the Sugar x Spice Holiday Market: 12/16 at Brooklyn Bazaar

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Looking for the perfect gift this season? Shop handmade and DIY gifts by 30+ local vendors at the Sugar x Spice Holiday Markers Market. It’s happening Sunday, December 16th from 1-6pm at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave). Festive wares run the full gifting gamut, including apothecary, home goods, jewelry, comics & zines, handmade clothes, tarot & spiritual goods, enamel pins, greeting cards, artisanal miniatures, and much more.

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The market will feature a free DIY card-making station, a full bar for festive cocktail-sipping, and a fun wintry photo booth. If you’re one of the first shoppers, you can score a special gift bag with exclusive products, samples, and holiday treats—and you don’t even have to be on the “nice” list!

If you’re also a creative maker, you can bring unwanted DIY, crafting, and art supplies with you. There will be a donation box to benefit Friends of Materials for the Arts, a non-profit that supports NYC’s Materials for the Arts program. MFTA provides free art supplies to thousands of creative and educational activities across the five boroughs, diverting over 1 million pounds of materials from the landfill each year.

Excited yet? We are too! RSVP at the Facebook event here. View the official press release and vendor list.

Sugar x Spice Holiday Makers Market
at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave.)
Dec 16th, 2018, 1:00—6:00pm

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8 Black Friday Small Business Deals in North Brooklyn

Ah, Black Friday. Thanksgiving is over and now it’s time to scoop up some sweet deeply discounted goods for your friends and loved ones. Maybe it’s also time to treat yourself (or that hot-to-trot lover). Whatever the case might be, there’s a whole lotta sales going on.

But, instead of shopping at corporate chains and big box stores, why not support some cool and dynamic local small business? These local spots are running some of their own Black Friday specials and they’re way too good to pass up. Don’t say we didn’t warn ya.


1. Either And: 20% Friday-Sunday

 

120 Franklin Street
Enjoy 20% off sitewide and in-store all weekend long. If you’re shopping online, use the promo code THANKYOU.

 

2. Brooklyn Craft Company
165 Greenpoint Avenue

Note: the store will be closed Thursday and Friday, but will be open Saturday and Sunday. Take 20% off all gift card purchases made online. No code required.

On Small Business Saturday, shoppers can score 20% off all in-store purchases over $50.

 

 

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Forecast Calls for Snow Flurries of Fun at Our Polar Vortex Holiday Market (Sun, 12/2)!

Holiday Market 2016

Holiday lights are strewn up on Manhattan, and the first snow has landed — what could come next besides Greenpointers Polar Vortex Holiday Market?!

This Sunday, December 2nd from 1–7 PM, enter our immersive Winterscape inside the cozy Greenpoint Loft (67 West St) that will be donned with an ice castle, snow, snowmen and polar bears thanks to designs by scenic artist extraordinaire Art of Mano60+ talented makers & crafters will have beautiful creations ready for sale and there will be no shortage of FREE things to do throughout the day! RSVP on Facebook and stay updated!

Nail Art Holiday Market 2016

While live music is performed by local bands Pink Slater and Love Always, enjoy festive cocktails and mocktails at our bar stocked with Mulled Wine made with BABE “Winter is the Worst” red wine and Woodward Extract’s Spices and refreshing locally Crafted Beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale.

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Soft Opening Brings New Greenery to Greenpoint

Kristin McLaughlin, owner of Soft Opening

Soft Opening (570 Manhattan Ave.) is one of Greenpoint’s latest additions and offers refuge from the always-on tech world in a thoughtfully curated plant shop abundant with nature you can bring home. You can also catch Soft Opening at the Greenpointers Samhain Fall Market happening this Sunday, Oct. 28.

The shop’s name is intentionally mysterious according to the owner, Kristin McLaughlin. “I love the way the words Soft Opening can mean different things to different people. A new bud or blossom can be a soft opening. An art reception can be a soft opening,” she said. Continue reading

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A little bit of Nashville is Coming to North Brooklyn

October is going to be a jazzy month for pop-up shops and sales. In particular, The Wythe Hotel has a cozy and cool trunk show lined up all month long.

Starting 10/5, the Wythe Hotel’s store will be curated by The Callaway, and they’re putting Greetings from Nashville in the spotlight. Greetings from Nashville will be a pop-up store themed with the Music City’s creative buzz and musical sensibilities. Shoppers can revel and delight in apparel, accessories, beauty and skincare products, art, home goods, and more dope swag all centered around Nashville.

Throughout the month, the GFN space will change, all while highlighting noteworthy Nashville businesses. How cool is that? For many creative types in our lovable nabe, this pop-up shop might just wet your design palate. And if you’re dying to travel Nashville but can’t make it down there just yet, this trunk show might satiate your craving in the meantime.

Keeping an eye out for particular brands or small business owners? Check the schedule below:

October 5 – 6: Arrow & Anchor Antiques and Relic Home
October 12 – 13: imogene + willie
October 26 – 27: AtelierSavas
October 27 – 29: High Class Hillbilly Vintage

The Wythe Hotel
80 Wythe Avenue

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Brooklyn Bicycle Company: The Ultimate Bike for New and Seasoned Cycling Enthusiasts

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

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VENDOR CALL!! Greenpointers Polar Vortex Holiday Market (December 2)

Poster art by Ana Risquez

Calling all creative crafters, makers of food, art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, etc!! Join us for some wintry snowscape fun inside the cozy Greenpoint Loft on December 2, 2018!

Fill out this form to apply!

Our most popular market of the year, we are expecting up to 4,000 visitors, a full day of free fun activities, live music, and festive holiday cocktails.

NOTE: Vendor spaces are reserved for local independent makers and small businesses. If you don’t meet this criteria, email [email protected] to learn about sponsorship opportunities and help support local!

Questions? Email Yuka at [email protected] or Jenna at [email protected]

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