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Your Ultimate 2016 Popup Holiday Market Shopping Guide

Greenpointers Holiday Market 2015
Greenpointers Holiday Market 2015

‘Tis the season for buying gifts! So, why not pick up some special treasures that are equally thoughtful and made by small businesses? With loads of sweet holiday markets right on this season’s radar (including ours!), there’s tons of party-ready and memorable treats for you and yours.

From the Greenpointers Holiday Tropical Market (Sunday Dec. 11th!) to Bulletin at the William Vale and Catland, there’s something for everyone. Read on for shopping tips, gift guides, and the full schedule.

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Beauty and Fragrances at M Boutique Create a Tapestry of Sensations

M Boutique
M Boutique’s interior designed by David Monn is like an immersive art experience.

There is a small section of Franklin Street that greets passersby with the fresh scent of jasmine and is reminiscent of a different time and place. The fragrances inspire thoughts of springtime enchanted gardens and it draws your attention to M Boutique (200 Franklin), which opens up to a cozy scene of manicured lawn, fall foliage, and a zen-like soothing habitat.

Founder Chris Foster in M Boutique
Founder Chris Foster in M Boutique

Welcome to the world of Founder Chris Foster, whose personal story can be discovered in M Boutique’s line of products for personal care, home care, pets, and babies. Drawing from his background in the fashion world, Chris pays special attention to beauty in all of his creations without compromising efficacy and safety. All ingredients are made with natural ingredients and while there is a luxurious quality about the items, they are priced affordably because they are locally made and sold directly to the consumer. Continue reading

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WashClub Presents: 10 Things To Do In Greenpoint Instead Of Your Laundry

by Erik Keithley
Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah at Brooklyn Bazaar (Photo: Erik Keithley)

Why waste your time sitting around at a laundromat when you could be experiencing all that our awesome neighborhood has to offer! Instead of killing time waiting for your jeans to dry, head over to your app store, download the WashClub app and schedule a laundry pickup! WashClub comes right to your door for pickup and drop off—they offer tailoring services, dry cleaning and basic laundry. So there’s no reason you should be spending your precious time doing any of the above when WashClub can tackle it!

So if you want to leave the fluorescent lighting, the heavy bags & bottles of detergent in the past, here’s 10 way-more-fun-than-laundry things you could be doing in Greenpoint:

1. Catch a show at Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave.), and try some of their delicious pierogis over a couple of beers! With some great shows coming up—like Dragonette, The Struts and Austra—there are plenty of options no matter what kind of jams get your soul moving!

2. Get your bowl on over at The Gutter (200 N. 14th Street)! In addition to bowling, they’ve got special events every week, including trivia, and not to mention a full bar for all of your drinking needs! Continue reading

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Dog Fashion in North Brooklyn!

Fall has finally arrived in New York and as happy as I am to break out my own over-sized sweaters and leggings, my favorite part of this season is seeing the dogs out and about in their sweaters and winter gear.  Of course, in North Brooklyn, our dogs are extraordinarily well-adorned. The smaller dogs are premiering the first of this season’s fashion and we are very excited by what we’re seeing so far. Whether rocking vintage sweaters or layering like professionals, these pooches have it all going on.

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This is Henry, a young and dashing Frenchie. At just 1 1/2 years old, we are impressed with his fashion sense and knowledge that plaid is totally in this fall.

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VENDOR CALL!! Join our Holiday Tropical Market (Dec 11)!

Poster design by Monica Griffin

Winter is coming! But we’re going to bring a breath of fresh tropical air to the Greenpoint Loft on Sunday, December, 11 2016 for a Summer-y Holiday Tropical Market!

Creative entrepreneurs and makers of food, art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, etc. – you know who you are – sign up with us to join one of the most enjoyable selling experiences in New York City. Apply here or directly in the form after the jump.

The Greenpointers Markets started in 2011 and has been growing ever since. The last Holiday Market had over 4,000! It’s a low-risk way to get your product or business in front of thousands of visitors and spend a day of local shopping, activities, and music in one of the most beautiful spaces in Brooklyn. Continue reading

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Kings Trading Company Is The Market You Didn’t Know You Needed

If you’re still itching to shop an indoor makers market, then you definitely need to check out the latest project from Three Kings Tattoo: Kings Trading Company. The owners sought to highlight emerging brands, artists, creative makers and innovators. And, it certainly vibes right in with our neighborhood.

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12 Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

© Baby Vamp by Bella Harris

I love Halloween. As a kid, I would plot and spend hours drawing mysterious costumes while anticipating the ultimate spooky night of the year. This idea carried on into adulthood with promises of parties, and yes, still, candy.

This year, with a busy schedule and new projects galore, the holiday snuck up on me. It’s that magic time and I’ve got nothing to show for it! Are you in a costume rut like me? Don’t have time to work on your Ziggy Stardust-turned-Werewolf mask? I didn’t think so. Here’s some ideas to try out this Friday.
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Frightfully Fun Times Coming to the Greenpointers Fall Market this Sunday (10/30)!! Preview our Vendors!!

Designed by Deniz Ercelebi
Designed by Deniz Ercelebi

We are gathering together 50+ talented local crafters, artists, makers and can’t wait to see what they will be selling at our Fall Market!

Get a glimpse of some of the unique items you will discover and join us for frightfully fun times, with warm libations, food, live music, and FREE activities!

The Deets: This Sunday, October 30th (1-7pm) at Greenpoint Loft (67 West, St, 5th Fl)

RSVP on Facebook!

Activities (FREE):
Urban Frightfest Photo Booth with Ben Shirai
Nail Art by @Peenk!
Tarot Card Readings by Claire Elyse LaRoche
Face Painting by Erica Rodriguez of Human@Ease
Henna Tattoos by Miss V
Massages by Human@Ease

View photos of our last Fall Market and our  photo booth photos!

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Fall Market Urban Frightfest!! Spiced Rum Cider, Local Craft Beer, Hungarian Wine, Face Painting, Henna Tattoos, Nail Art, Live Music, 50+ Vendors & More! (Sun, 10/30)

Greenpointers Holiday Market 2015
Greenpointers Holiday Market 2015

Cozy up and celebrate this Fall season, Urban Frightfest style, with warm libations, food, live music, FREE fun activities, while discovering unique locally crafted items this Sunday, October 30th (1-7PM) at the Greenpoint Loft.

Wind down from the weekend’s Halloween festivities or warm up before Trick or Treating by hanging out in one of Greenpoint’s most beautiful historic spaces, restored to its pre-war glory. The Greenpoint Loft was once the home of America’s largest rope manufacturer and is now a private event space with views of the East River and Manhattan skyline that is open to the public during our markets!

RSVP for Sunday, October 30th from 1-7PM at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street, 5th Floor). Continue reading

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