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Thursday Spotlight: smallhome is Big on Dreams, Creativity, and Style

It feels funny to say we should welcome smallhome (100 Freeman Street) to the neighborhood, even though the brick and mortar storefront has only been around for a few months. But long beyond that period, its steadfast owner, curator, and artist Julia Small has been creating works and home goods at various shops and recognizable markets and pop-ups all over north Brooklyn. And while our Thursday Spotlight series often focuses on the denizens of the Pencil Factory and other kinds of fine artists, it feels important — especially during this tumultuous COVID period — to highlight the artists of many stripes who keep our vital small business scene thriving. Learn more about Julia’s diverse work and career below, and be sure to follow along on Instagram!

Greenpointers: Congrats on smallhome’s opening! How long have you been at 100 Freeman Street, and where were you beforehand?
Julia Small: I moved just down Franklin from Oak street last November. I had been in a pop up space I built out within the kid’s shop Flying Squirrel, and East Williamsburg (across from Artists & Craftsmen, Harefield Road) before that.

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Fashion Sundae Episode 32

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While today it may feel like spring has sprung, just a few days ago the weather called for heavy coats and layers. The 32nd episode of Fashion Sundae from Watching New York captures all of the winter coat action on Bedford Avenue ahead of the return to short sleeves; take a look at the styles spotted last week in Williamsburg:

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Fashion Sundae Episode 31

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Fashion Week may have already passed this month, but the 31st episode of Fashion Sundae from Watching New York is proof that EVERY week is Fashion Week in Brooklyn. Take a look at the styles spotted last week in Williamsburg: Continue reading

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Line & Label Launches New Jewelry Line! Launch Party Tonight (2/21)

Line & Label (568 Manhattan Ave) create many of their unique, high-quality fashion and accessory products by hand in their Greenpoint shop and are adding a new line of jewelry to their repertoire, from in house by designer and owner Kate O’Reilly with a launch party tonight.

For years, Line & Label has carried Kate’s clothing designs, leather bags, and dream catchers alongside a thoughtful selection of curated products. With her background working for high end clothing designers, she brings a high-fashion sensibility with a very local touch (but without the steep price tags.)

That’s why we are very excited that after a year of thinking about creating a jewelry line, Line & Label is officially launching it and celebrating tonight!

“I have been practicing different techniques; soldering, casting, and stone setting and am excited to debut the beautiful new additions to the shop. As a designer, it felt like a natural progression,” O’Reilly.

Be the first to check out their new jewelry collection. There will also be readings by Stefanie for the launch of the Moon Void Tarot book.

Where: Line & Label (568 Manhattan Ave)

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Fashion Sundae Episode 30

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For the 30th Episode of Fashion Sundae from Watching New York, we’re are enamored with the boots and heels seen marching on the fashionable Bedford Avenue. Check out more looks spotted last week in Williamsburg: Continue reading

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Local Loves Blooms: Preview Our “Love Grows in Brooklyn” Valentine’s Market Vendors!!

Valentine’s Day is almost here, Greenpointers! Get into the mood, grab your boo, and see what’s budding at our “A Love Grows in Brooklyn” themed Valentine’s Market.  On Sunday, Feb 9th  from 1-7 pm we’ve cherry-picked 60+ of Brooklyn’s most talented crafters to set down their roots inside the Greenpoint Loft (67 West 5th fl) and tempt us with local handmade treasures.

It’s going to a day filled with whole lotta love. From fab shopping, soju winter cocktails, craft beer, yummy eats and FREE activities, come on down , spend the day and explore. RSVP here!

Now about that sweet shopping… Take a peek at some the amazing products you’ll be lusting after.

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Fashion Sundae Episode 28

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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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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!

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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

 

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Fashion Sundae: Episode 27

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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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