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Coat of Arms Closing, and More Changes Around Manhattan Ave

Coat of Arms (654 Manhattan Ave.)

The changes on and around Manhattan Avenue for shopping and dining continue with recent openings and closings.

As announced on their Instagram, streetwear outlet and skateshop Coat of Arms (674 Manhattan Avenue) is closing after this Sunday, Jan. 20. The business originally opened in the Lower East Side in 2006 and relocated to its current Greenpoint location in 2014.

COA owner Aaron Hansen is preparing to move out west to sunny California and the lease is up at the Manhattan Avenue building, he’s also getting married in the spring and is ready for the next chapter. “Right now there is no plan to open a new location in CA but never say never,” Hansen said. He was also planning on keeping COA open through Sunday with the ongoing clearance sale, but the store’s stock is nearly sold out and the winter weather might impact foot traffic this weekend. “We’re almost sold out of everything, it’s looking pretty lonely in here now. Depending on today’s foot traffic and looking at the weather I think we may close Saturday night since Sunday looks pretty nasty,” Hansen said. Stop in on Saturday and wish him farewell.

 

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It’s been a great ride but our lease is over and I’m getting married & moving to California. We will be closing #coatofarmsbrooklyn for good on Sunday Jan. 20th 2019 . Thank you to all our brands, loyal customers and supporters all over the world. Special shout to everyone in #Greenpoint for 5 amazing years in the best neighborhood in New York . We don’t have much inventory left but our last deal is basically legalized stealing. We’ve marked everything down to at least 50% off!! . Plus from now until Sunday at 6pm at #674manhattanave take an additional 50% OFF the marked sale prices by mentioning BOSCO at checkout . THAT’S 75% OFF EVERYTHING!!! Plus a $5 @stancesocks socks bin, $10 snapbacks & beanies bin and free @thrashermag & @sneezemag’s till we run out. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! Roll thru. Going to miss you guys . – @aaron_hansen

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Just a few steps off of Manhattan Avenue, Norman Cafe (93 Norman Ave.) opened three weeks ago serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a 100 percent vegetarian menu and many vegan and gluten-free options. The owner Jamal, who has lived in Greenpoint for 22 years, opened Greenburg Deli (236 N. 12th St.) near Mccarren Park (at Urban Rustics’ former space) in 2018, but decided to relocate to Norman Ave. by the G train after seeing slower than expected foot traffic in the winter.

 

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can’t wait to meet you all !!

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With the location change, Jamal saw an opportunity to serve the neighborhood’s growing veggie food scene: “Most of our sales were vegetarian options at Greenburg,” Jamal said, adding that the vegan burrito with scrambled turmeric tofu, brown rice, black beans, and pico de gallo is one of the most popular menu items so far.

Norman Cafe is open Mon. – Fri. from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Continuing the plant-based trend in Greenpoint, the wonderful Polish women of Happy Zoe Vegan Bakery (102 Nassau Ave.) also relocated from their original Williamsburg location, in part due to the anticipation of the former l train shutdown, and are serving freshly baked vegan and gluten-free sweets. The cafe is run by a team of sisters and their mother who in addition to the baked goods also make delicious crepes for breakfast and sandwiches for lunch. Happy Zoe Bakery is open Tues. – Thur. 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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Vegan Gluten Free Crepe!! We serve them all day long #incredible #vegan #glutenfree #nyc #greenpoint

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Coat of Arms Hosts Levi’s Skateboarding Pop-Up Tonight! (Thursday, 9/21)

Coat of Arms (974 Manhattan Ave) is celebrating 3 Years in Greenpoint with an opening of a weekend-long pop-up with Levi’s!

Originally founded in 2006 on the LES as a “hub for the subcultures of downtown NY” COA relocated its flagship store to Greenpoint in 2014. Owner and local resident Aaron Hansen writes, “It’s been a full 3 years since I fully took over COA Brooklyn & damn has time flown. The evolution of the shop has been crazy to watch and this is shaping up to be our best year EVER. Huge Thank You for all that supported THE VISION!!!!”

Check them out tonight for some cool apparel, accessories, and fun times! Shop and support local!

From 6pm to 8pm-ish shop the new fall Levis Skateboarding collection, meet the skate team &
view a curated retrospective photo show.
Grab some patches & pins designed by Seb Gorey.
THEN!!!!!!
From 8pm till LATE slide over to Enids (560 Manhattan Ave) for the after party & Dominos hosted by The Goodlife! with free beer from Modelo, food provided by Enids & music by the talented Odalys.

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