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The History of Meserole Avenue

In the heart of where the old orchard once stood is P.S. 31, an elegant old school with a gorgeous façade that is being refurbished. Previously, P.S. 31 was on Dupont Street and the present school was once a middle school.

This post marks the first in a series of posts that will recount the history of different streets in Greenpoint. Meserole Avenue is named for the Meserole family who once had a gorgeous orchard that long ago disappeared. The orchard at one time was so beautiful that it was considered one of the “garden spots” of Brooklyn. Long after the orchard was just a memory, the name garden spot survived and was used ironically by Peter McGuinness and others to describe the highly industrial neighborhood. Continue reading

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Holiday Tropical Market!! Mojitos and Mulled Wine, Craft Beer, Massages, Henna Tattoos, Face Painting, The Roving Typist, Live Music, 60+ Vendors & More! (Sun, 12/11)


On Sunday, December 11th (1-7PM), sleigh bells and palm trees, snowflakes and sunshine come together in the Greenpointers universe because we’re celebrating this holiday season with beachy cheer, at our Holiday Tropical Market!

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Poster design by Monica Griffin

Discover beautifully crafted high quality gifts from some of the most talented local artisans and makers while enjoying a day full of FREE fun activities, food, mojitos, mulled wine, and seasonal craft beer in the gorgeous Greenpoint Loft.

With soaring wood beams and views of the East River and Manhattan, the Greenpoint Loft is now a private event space that opens to the public during our markets. Restored to its pre-war glory, it was once the home of America’s largest rope manufacturer and is worth a visit for a glimpse of Greenpoint history.

RSVP for Sunday, December 11th from 1-7PM at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street, 5th Floor). Continue reading

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Our Valentine’s Market is this Sunday (2/7)!! Preview our Vendors!!

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Poster design by Vivien Lee

So excited for our Valentine’s Market and can’t wait to introduce to our talented vendors!

The Deets: This Sunday, February 7, 2016 from (1-7pm) at Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl).

RSVP on Facebook to stay updated!

Activities (FREE):“Show love, it’s the Greenpoint way!” Photo Booth by Ben Shirai and graffiti backdrop designed by Miss V, Personalized stories by The Roving Typist, Nail Art by @Peenk!, Tarot Card Readings by Lindsay Myers, Henna Tattoos by Miss V, massages by [email protected], Face Painting by A Big Silly Guy !

Love jams, hip-hop, and old-timey tunes by DJ T*O*N*Y.

Refreshments: “Super Crush Gin & Juice” courtesy of Brooklyn Gin, Craft Beer by Greenpoint Beer and Ale Company + Coffee from Cafe Grumpy Coffee, and many more vendors serving sweet and savory food!!

More details on what’s in store for Sunday here.

We are proud sponsors of MOFAD (Museum of Food & Drink), who will join us for an educational food experience. GOS (Greenpoint Open Studios) will also be joining because we want to support local artists!

HUGE THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!!

We love you !
We love you !
Brooklyn Gin
Brooklyn Gin
CAFE GRUMPY
Cafe Grumpy
GP Beer & Ale
GP Beer & Ale
Greenpoint Loft
Greenpoint Loft
Over 60 vendors !
Over 50 vendors !
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8.6.4
Adelina's
Adelina’s
Ashby Candles
Ashby Candles
A Women's Thing Magazine
A Women’s Thing Mag
Centavo
Centavo
Chacana
Chacana
Circa Vintage House
Circa Vintage House
Crystal Chimera
Crystal Chimera
Deer Diary Vintage
Deer Diary Vintage
Dirty Mermaid Beauty
Dirty Mermaid Beauty
Elements Truffles
Elements Truffles
Ellude's Belizean Style
Ellude’s Belizean Style
Eir NYC
Eir NYC
Esme
Esme
fishcake design
fishcake design
GIVVVEN
GIVVVEN
The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop
GirlInTheLittleRedKitchen
gspot
gspot
Gustavo's Salsa
Gustavo’s Salsa
H. Eckford Specialty Foods
H.EckfordSpecialtyFoods
Haskieville
Haskieville
Heartell Press
Heartell Press
HORTENSIA HANDMADE
HORTENSIA HANDMADE
JestGreen
JestGreen
Jonathan Castro Designs
Jonathan Castro Designs
knittedbyELLA
knittedbyELLA
Koto
Koto
La Crepe Cest Si Bon
La Crepe Cest Si Bon
LLUBAV
LLUBAV
Libby VanderPloeg
Libby VanderPloeg
Little Treats
Little Treats
Lonewolf Vintage
Lonewolf Vintage
Mm
Mm
Morphologically
Morphologically
Mullein & sparrow
Mullein & sparrow
My Darlin'
My Darlin’
Ninja Bubble Tea
Ninja Bubble Tea
NoDa Design Studio, LLC
NoDa Design Studio, LLC
Pie Corps
Pie Corps
Positive Times
Positive Times
Prepaired
Prepaired
Puffed Sleeves
Puffed Sleeves
purlBknit
purlBknit
Queen Majesty Hot Sauce
QueenMajestyHotSauce
SAH-RAH
SAH-RAH
Samosa Shack
Samosa Shack
Sinclair Candle Co.
Sinclair Candle Co.
Squiddy Shop
Squiddy Shop
Ten 86
Ten 86
The Aspen Tree
The Aspen Tree
Titiluli
Titiluli
virginie millefiori
virginie millefiori
Walk the West
Walk the West
Wild Flower Child NYC
Wild Flower Child NYC
Yeah Dawg!!!
Yeah Dawg!!!
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Spread Love, it’s the Greenpoint Way! Super Crush Gin & Juice, Craft Beer, Henna Tattoos, Massages, The Roving Typist, 50+ Vendors, and more! Valentine’s Market (2/7)

Greenpointers Holiday Market 2015
Greenpointers Holiday Market 2015

If you don’t know, now you know, Greenpoint! Every season, the gorgeous Greenpoint Loft comes alive with FREE fun activities, food & refreshments, music, and epic local shopping. And on Sunday, February 7th (1-7PM) we’re spreading the love the Greenpoint way at our annual Valentine’s Market!

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

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Movie Night Night at Cafe Grumpy Starts Jan 18! (Sponsored)

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Cafe Grumpy is hosting a film screening every Monday night. They will begin on January 18 with their New York Film Series. The feature presentation, accompanied by an animated short, will start rolling at 7:30pm. Screenings are FREE and open to the public. Drip coffee, tea, and pastries will be sold until 8pm.

ADDRESS: 193 Meserole Ave.
TIME: Mondays @ 7:30pm
COST: FREE Continue reading

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Our Holiday Market is Happening this Sunday (12/6)!! Preview our Vendors!!

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We are so excited for our annual Holiday Market and cannot wait to introduce you to so many talented local creators!

GPHM2016_275pxThe Deets: This Sunday December 6th (1-7pm) at Greenpoint Loft (67 West, St, 5th Fl)

RSVP on Facebook!

Activities (FREE): Photo Booth by Ben Shirai with “Winter Wonderland” themed design, Personalized stories by The Roving TypistNail Art by @Peenk!Tarot Card Readings by Lindsay Myers, Henna Tattoos by Miss V, Bang Trims by Bull in the Heather, Live Performance by Laura & Greg!

Refreshments: Mulled Hungarian Wine with Palinkerie’s Benedek Pinot Noir and spices by Greenpoint Trading Co., Craft Beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale + Coffee from Cafe Grumpy Coffee, and many food vendors including Esme, Adelina’s,Centavo, Moe’s DoughsBrooklyn Whatever and more!!

See below for a sneak peak at some of our awesome vendors!

More details of what’s in store for Sunday here.

Special thanks to our sponsors!

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Our Fall Market is Happening this Sunday (10/25)!! Preview our Vendors!!

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We are so excited for our annual Fall Market and cannot wait to introduce you to so many talented local creators!

The Deets: This Sunday October 25th (1-7pm) at Greenpoint Loft (67 West, St, 5th Fl)

RSVP on Facebook!

Activities (FREE): Photo Booth by Ben Shirai with “Foliage and Foragers” themed design by Libby VanderPloegNail Art by @Peenk!Tarot Card Readings by Lindsay, Face Painting by A Big Silly Guy (Roger), Henna Tattoos by Miss V, live performance by Laura & Greg!

Refreshments: Craft Beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale + Spicy Buttered Rum made with Sailor Jerry Rum and Mike’s Hot Honey + Coffee from Cafe Grumpy Coffee, and many food vendors!

See below for a sneak peak at some of our awesome vendors!

More details of what’s in store for Sunday here.

Special thanks to our sponsors!

Continue reading

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Foliage & Foragers, Spicy Buttered Rum, Craft Beer, Face Painting, Henna Tattoos, Tarot Cards, 50+ Vendors, and more!!! Fall Market (10/25)

GP_Fall_Market2015_Smalltxt275pxOrange hues & earthy rust tones, spicy & sweet flavors, warm cocktails & cold seasonal ales, cool Autumn days & toasty nights… ’tis the season to cozy up and get inspired by unlikely pairs. That’s why for our Fall Market on Sunday, October 25th, we’re excited to see the beautiful Greenpoint Loft come alive with a Foliage & Foragers themed day filled with FREE activities, refreshments, epic local shopping, live music, and most importantly the good people of Greenpoint!

RSVP for Sunday, October 25th from 1-7pm at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl.) Continue reading

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Working From Home? Check Out These Greenpoint Cafes

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c/o SweetFoxCafe.com

Our little neighborhood is home to a lot of cafes—from your quick go-to spot (that’s you, Cup) to your second-home-away-from home (thank you, Cafe Grumpy) to everything in between. If you’re a freelancer, however, some of the cafes are better for you than others because they consistently offer the essentials (like free WiFi, an empty seat, good coffee, and decent music). Some may have it all but come with baggage (like spotty WiFi, sparse seating, bad music, or lots of babies). And some don’t have anything to offer you (except for good coffee on your day off). So, where should you go? Check out this quick freelancers’ guide to see what fits your vibe. Continue reading

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Watermelon Soju, Craft Beer, Rooftop Yoga, Henna Tattoos, Painted Postcards, 50+ Vendors, & more!!! Summer Market (7/19)

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July 19, 2015 (1-7PM) at Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Floor)// Poster Design by Akane Ogura

Summers in Greenpoint call for outdoor revelry and picnics so we’re bringing both to the upcoming Summer Market because did you know that Greenpoint Loft has an amazing rooftop space with views of the Manhattan Skyline and the East River? Plus, illustrator Libby VanderPloeg is hand drawing a Garden Variety Watermelon Patch for a picnic themed photobooth manned by Gustavo Ponce! Your handsome mugs will come alive like living art as they did in the last market.

RSVP for Sunday, July 19th from 1-7PM at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl).

There will be FREE Activities, Craft Beer and Refreshments, Local Shopping, and Music:

GreenpointLoft_Rooftop_View_275pxRooftop Yoga: Is there a better way to get your urban zen on? Visitors have enjoyed Greenpoint Loft’s outdoor section for its views but we thought we should take advantage of the weather by inviting Hosh Yoga to host a donation-based yoga class there.

Henna Tattoos: Ohm your way over to Miss V, who will get her demons out by doling out some Henna Tattoos. Continue reading

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