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Meet The Bands Playing Our Holiday Tropical Market

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Shining Mirrors. Retail Space. Babetown.

Babetown

No those are not store names in some wacky Williamsburg shopping plaza.

Those are the bands playing at a hulking wood monolith on West Street in Greenpoint this Sunday as part of our holiday market.

Shining Mirrors, transmogrified

The space opens at 1 PM and trouble ensues until 7.

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Greenpoint’s Ultimate Pop-Up Sunday Shopping Guide

Four awesome markets are happening in Greenpoint this Sunday, December 11th, all within a four block radius! Here’s our guide on how to manage your retail therapy this weekend and get it all done in one fell swoop!

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Homecoming interior, via Facebook

1. Get prepped for a full day of shopping at Homecoming (107 Franklin St.) with a to-go coffee and Dough donut, while you find a brief moment of zen by breathing in the fresh air provided by all the plants and fresh cut flowers the coffeeshop sells alongside small bohemian gifts.


Poster design by Monica Griffin
Poster design by Monica Griffin

2. The first market you should check out is our Greenpointers Holiday Tropical Market at The Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street, 1–7pm), with beautifully crafted unique gifts from very talented local artisans and enjoy a day full of FREE fun activities, food, mojitos, mulled wine, and seasonal craft beer! Massages, photo booth, henna tattoos, bang trims, face painting, nail art and more! Here are more deets, meet the bands who are performing live, and preview our vendors!


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Thursday Spotlight: Pinpoint—Pins, Punk Rock and Friendship

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Bold will hold. This phrase, most commonly associated with the tattooing style of early traditional artists, signifies designing tattoos with a bold, thick line style that holds up beautifully over the years. Guys like Norman Collins (commonly known as Sailor Jerry) or his predecessor Amund Dietzel, preferred this style as smaller and more intricate designs tended to fade and wear away.

_mg_0526To the women who co-founded the breakout Greenpoint pin and patch company Pinpoint, the phrase applies in a different way. It not only drives their stylistic choices, but also serves as a metaphor for what it means to be young in New York and to begin a somewhat risky project with a lifelong friend.

Not surprisingly, Samantha Freeman and Emily June met during a high school art class in their home town of Cornwall, New York. As something that now seems like a predecessor to their future business together, they bonded over making stuffed animals outside of class. A few years later the two parted ways for college. Emily stayed in New York to study design and Samantha headed down to Florida to get her degree in dentistry. Years later they reconnected, and armed with new sets of skills and business savvy, they managed to found Pinpoint in the midst of navigating their lives in New York City.
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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

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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

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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)!

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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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