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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 cocktails.

Deadline to register is October 10th but we start accepting on a rolling basis and this year, accepted Fall Market vendors will have the option to reserve a space in this year’s Holiday Market too!

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]

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VENDOR CALL!! Greenpointers Samhain Fall Market (October 28)

Poster art in collaboration with Miss V

On Sunday October 28, 2018 we’re celebrating the end of harvest and welcoming the winter solstice with an otherwordly Samhain themed market! At this time, we’re looking for all creative crafters, makers of food, art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, etc. to apply to be a vendor.

Fill out this form to apply!

As with every market, we are expecting 3,000+ visitors, a full day of free fun activities, live music, and festive food & drinks, in the beautiful Greenpoint Loft.

This year, accepted Fall Market vendors will have the option to reserve a space in this year’s Holiday Market too!

Deadline to register is October 5th but we start accepting on a rolling basis so the sooner you sign up, the sooner you can secure a spot.

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]

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Dusty Rose is Moving… and offering up their current space for sweet events

 

Dusty Rose Vintage

Dusty Rose, the goldmine of vintage finds as 251 Greenpoint Avenue, will be moving into a space at 67 West Street in mid-September. Lucky for us, they’ll have the old space through October, and are planning to rent it out as an empty warehouse for sample sales, screenings, comedy shows, music and parties. They are also soliciting event ideas from the community, hoping to send the space off “with a bang.”

Before their 67 West location becomes a vintage paradise, it will be empty the last two weeks of September, so Dusty rose is also soliciting an open call for event ideas in that space. As of now, they’re planning a “So Long Summer Sample Sale” September 15th and 16th.

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Sweet Weekend Sales in Greenpoint You Can’t Miss (8/24-8/26)

Geanpoint Pop Up at The Wythe Hotel | 80 Wythe Avenue
Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26
Kickoff party Friday the 24th from 6-10pm sponsored by Union Mezcal—FREE chainstitch embroidery with any purchase! Sale: 10am-8pm each day

Merica Lee of Merica Lee Jeans and Loren Cronk of BLKSMTH Denim Company join forces for a special ‘Geanpoint’ pop-up shop. What is it? Geanpoint is a fashion event that focuses on denim but features items from designers in the Greenpoint area. And, Greenpoint-based artist Amanda Browder will be installing one of her gigantic pieces in the space.

Browse a curated selection of Brooklyn-based companies including Cousin Sandals, Goldie’s Natural Beauty, Erin Louis Clancy, Mahps Vintage, and Loren Kathe. Continue reading

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Vendor Call!! Greenpointers Indie Makers Market!! (Sept 16)

On Sunday, September 16th, 2018 alongside TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint, we are taking over BIBA of Williamsburg (110 Kent Ave) to feature 20-25 talented independent makers, artists, and crafters!

Formerly a rubber factory, BIBA is now home to an original beer hall that leads out into an outdoor patio that borders the East River State Park. With vintage charm and spectacular views of the NYC skyline, we are expecting thousands of visitors to come celebrate the local community around creativity, food, and drink!

We are looking for beautifully designed, high quality, handcrafted goods of the recycled, upcycled, ethically produced, environmentally friendly variety. Sound like you? Apply here or down at the bottom of this post.

Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint 2017
Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint 2017

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THIS WEEKEND: Two Massive Clothing & Accessory Sales! (8/4 & 8/5)

Dusty Rose Sale 2018

We know you love to look cool. And, we know you love a good bargain, too. So, why not shop, spend less, and buy sustainably?

This weekend, Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave) is having their 4th annual Sidewalk Sale on Sunday August 5th. They’ll have deals from the homes and studios of Doomed NYC, Jessica Perelman, OMA Jewelry, Yooca Vintage, Caitlin Rose Sweet, Morphologically, Grateful Gem Head, and Mimi Packer. Plus, a table of items that are all $2!

And, the legendary Beacon’s Closet (74 Guernsey St) is throwing their annual Summer Sale on August 4th & 5th at all of their locations. So, head to their Greenpoint spot for discounts of up to 75% off. You might just find some major designer scores, cool vintage threads, bold shoes, quirky bags, and maybe even a bangin’ body suit or two.

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Thinking of Getting Microblading? Get Your Brows Done at Evil and Love Tattoo

Before & After… Photos by Lina Aquino

Are you thinking of adding a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo to your style? Whether you want a more defined brow or are just sick of filling-in your face with makeup every day, microblading is for you.

What is microblading,  you say? It’s a semi-permanent tattoo of thin, fine hair strokes that give a natural appearance of brows. The procedure is implemented with a tiny “pen” that contains an upwards of 12 needles to create a brush stroke effect. Since the pen is only reaching the superficial layer of skin (with semi-permanent ink), you can expect the results to last about 10 to 18 months depending on your skin type. The microblading process is purposely designed to blend in with your natural brow hair, so it won’t look fake or overdone. The results yield a super natural and face-changing look.

How do I know? I went in for the procedure myself with Lina Aquino at Evil and Love Tattoo (211 Franklin Street). It was wonderful and yes, life-changing. Continue reading

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Freckle Salon is Moving, New Location to Open in August

image via Freckle on Instagram, photo by Aldona Karczmarczyk
image via Freckle on Instagram, photo by Aldona Karczmarczyk

 

Freckle (154 Nassau Ave) is moving. The building was sold and the salon’s lease ends soon.

But, there’s good and bittersweet news. The eco-friendly skin and nail salon is moving to 81 Greenpoint Avenue at the end of the summer. You can visit Freckle on Nassau Avenue until July 28th and the salon plans to reopen in mid to late August. The space will not reopen with nail services. Customers can look forward to skincare treatments, anti-aging services, waxing, and more. Continue reading

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