Atlas Oscura is hosting another local event, this time entertaining lovers of all things New Yorky and antique-y: unlock special after-hours access to the City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) in Williamsburg with a tour by its founder, Dave Herman! Enjoy this exclusive and intimate tour that maxes out at 12 people for $25 each on November 18 from 6 to 8 PM.
The City Reliquary is a not-for-profit museum in Williamsburg that connects visitors to the past and present of New York. On this exclusive tour, you’ll come to know our collection of obscure ephemera, containing anything that might tell you about the past and present of daily life in New York, from Greek coffee cups to terracotta fragments of landmark buildings. You’ll learn about city infrastructure, prize-winning locals, historic scams, and landmarks both iconic and obscure, as well as how these collections came to be.
Afterwards, enjoy local beer in our treehouse bar (weather permitting).
Tickets are $25 — to book and learn more, visit here.
Flea market diggers, hunters and deal finders (I’m looking at you!) head over to the LIC Flea this Saturday and snag a sneak-peek at an upcoming episode of HGTV’s hit show – Flea Market Flip! You may even find yourself on national television! Lara Spencer of Good Morning America will be on deck, as host of this great show. Continue reading →
Alluvium House, located at 209 Franklin Street, on the corner of Freeman Street, is the new shop in Greenpoint that offers it’s collection of vintage and antique furnishings, decorative art objects and ancient antiquities, with attention given to small and unusual gifts.
Though the store’s inventory ranges in period from 2000 BC. to present, it doesn’t limit itself to any specific period. Shop owner, Walter Baker, insists that he never wanted to have ‘ just another stodgy antique store ‘. Rather, he wanted to curate and offer a collection of uniquely beautiful objects that one would feel compelled to have for a very long time or that he would choose to decorate a specific interior.
On any given visit to Alluvium House, you’d find quite the diverse smattering. Some examples would be: An Eames Mid-Century Table, an Italian Post-Mod Floor Lamp, a Deco Gold Leather Chaise Lounge, an Egyptian Gilded Bronze Serpentine Bracelet, a pair of Chinese Minority Textile Embroidered Shoes, a 13th century Thai Bronze Buddha, a 1st Century AD. Roman Glass Jug, a Japanese Edo period Lacquer Jewelry Box or a Maison Jansen Etagere etc.
Check out some of Alluvium’s uniquely beautiful objects:
Discover the other borough known as Queens by taking advantage of the biggest outdoor market in that neck of the woods! Enjoy over 70 vendors, just one nabe over from Greenpoint.
LIC Flea (5-25 46th Ave, LIC) is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm through October 27.
Sign up now to get a FREE bus ride, courtesy of LIC Flea, that will pick you up at the intersection of Nassau and Manhattan Avenues. Or hop on the East River Ferry one stop, ride your bike or just make it a nice walk.
NYC Fashion Week may end on September 12 and Williamsburg Fashion Weekend on September 14, but for the designers and vendors at the LIC Flea & Food, fashion never goes out of season.
Amidst the carefully curated selection of food, furniture, jewelry, collectibles and antiques that dot the large waterfront lot in Long Island City at 5-25 46th Avenue, one block behind the iconic Pepsi Cola sign, are vendors and innovative new designers whose sense of fashion and style are as harmoniously varied as the Flea’s clientele.
Add the LIC Flea & Food to your Labor Day Weekend staycation plans and get a taste of what Metro New York has dubbed the #1 Market in NYC and what HGTV considered a market worth featuring in a recent episode of “Flea Market Flip.”
Located at 5-25 46th Avenue, right off 46th Avenue and 5th Street, on the waterfront and full of a carefully curated selection of food, antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, collectibles and much more from “some of the most unique vendors on the planet,” the market is fun on any weekend, but will be especially exciting this August 31 and September 1, when there will be ping pong, a live DJ, and games for both the kids and adults in the family.
Right next door is also the newly opened Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park, which is 17.5 acres of gorgeous views and lawn, a playground, pavilion and waterfront promenade—perfect for picnicking. The East River Ferry lands right into this new park and is one stop from Greenpoint.
On Sundays, there are free bike valets courtesy of Recycle-A-Bike, so grab your bike and ride across the Pulaski Bridge or hop on the East River Ferry to LIC/Hunts Point terminal. LIC Flea is also easily accessible by the 7-E-M subway lines.
The LIC Flea is open Saturdays and Sundays through October, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more info on special events and new vendors, sign up for the LIC Flea e-newsletter at LICFlea.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter @licflea.
While on one of my wanderings on Franklin St, I walked into the new home interiors shop called Bklyn Curated (88 Franklin St). My eyes were happily devouring all of the vintage and antique Americana, Folk and Native American finds when a familiar face came into focus.
Kevin Jakob, the shop’s owner wasn’t a Greenpoint face though – he was from my former and very different life at Polo Ralph Lauren. It was great to see him doing his thing in Greenpoint away from the Midtown hustle and comforting to see that life goes on after Polo.
Kevin sat at a nearby cubicle on the 11th floor at Polo’s Madison Ave office before my desk was literally moved into a closet a la Milton in Office Space. His grounding sense of humor was a relief in an office of talented folks who were often drinking the corporate Kool Aid. His inspired desk in Bklyn Curated is a much sweeter spot for sure. Continue reading →
I could browse Brooklyn Etsy stores all day. Check out this great new vintage seller called – wait for it – Brooklyn Vantiques! I can’t get over the logo and they do what? Sell antiques out of a van? Sounds like something out of Brooklyn alright! I couldn’t tell you where the van is but everything in the online store rules. Small Vintage Wood Coffee Grinder? Yes, please.
Are you a total sucker for crazy stoop sales? Cowboy Mark has so much vintage and antiques that he is have an epic apartment sale TODAY, June 30, 2012 @ 3-8pm Location: 303 Kingsland Ave #1R – (between Nassau & Norman)
Find: old records (he is an infamous DJ), vintage clothing and accessories (men & women), artwork, prints, old photographs, furniture, old cameras, civil war paraphernalia, books, vintage “SMUT” (aka porn with hairy bikinis and giant nipples), kitchen items, salt n’ peppa shakers, snowshoes, tools, globes, bicycle and motorcycle parts, and many hundreds of things priced from $1 to $10,000 for an 1800s telescope. Also for sale: Jeep & 72 Plymouth.