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New Pizza Joint Sizzle Pie Opens Today On Graham Avenue!

Sizzle PieMost Brooklynites would probably consider themselves qualified to judge a slice of pizza—it’s a skill we’ve all honed over years of hard New York living. When we take that first bite of cheezy ‘za, we’re able to make a detailed analysis in a matter of seconds: we subconsciously measure the thickness of the the slice, the crust’s crispiness, the ratio of the sauce to grease to cheese. And whenever we travel outside of the city, we generally snub our noses at pizza from other places; it can’t possibly be as good as a legit New York slice.

Photo: Julia Moak

Now, pizza lovers will have another option to choose from on Graham Avenue that’s going to challenge fans of Carmine’s and Tony’s. And if you can get over the fact that this pizza comes to us via Portland, Oregon, then Sizzle Pie (457 Graham Ave.) might become your new favorite neighborhood slice joint. Sizzle’s got a variety of interesting pies (among others, The Gold Ring: white truffle, oil, goat cheese and green onion, and The Stolen Firebird: hatch green chiles, eggs, bacon and hashbrowns) as well as a wide range of vegan and gluten free options. And as far as we know, they’re the only place where you’re able to get a half slice—perfect for when you’ve already had two slices and want just a taste of another slice but don’t want to feel over-the-top full. They’re also serving beer and wine, and by summertime the back patio will be fully open and bumpin’. Check ’em out and decide for yourself who’s got the best cheese slice—Carmine’s, Tony’s or the Portland wild card that is Sizzle.

Sizzle Pie | 457 Graham Avenue
11am-3am Sunday thru Thursday, 11am-4am Friday & Saturday
718-RAD-PIES

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Land of Barbers’ Old World Vibe In New School Brooklyn

The Land of BarbersThe idea for local haircutting shave and haircut joint The Land of Barbers was born from the owner, Enrico Mariotti’s desire to return to his Italian roots. Here in the states, Enrico has made Williamsburg his second home. Graham Avenue’s quaint community vibe reminded him of his own roots in a small neighborhood in central Italy. These are the foundations of The Land of Barbers, a hand-built barbershop with international flair that has a special way of making customers feel truly at home. Continue reading

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It’s Time To Get Healthy: Food For Life Cooking Class Begins Thursday (DEAL!)

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Photo Earth & Wellness Cafe

Did you know that reviews by the American Institute for Cancer Research show that as much as 40% of cancer risk may be related to diet?

The contemporary Brooklynite’s diet (I’m looking at you!) which consists of going out and enjoying overly indulgent bacon infused everything (even cocktails) can leave us all feeling sluggish, unwell and not ourselves. Sound familiar? Not to mention it may put us at risk for disease down the line.

For the price it costs to go out to a fancy (heavy) and expensive dinner once, why not take a course (which includes 4 informative & hands-on classes) and learn to cook for your health!

Earth and Wellness Café (397 Graham Ave) is offering a Food for Life Cooking Course, which includes 4 classes on the following Thursdays (3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10)

 from 7–9pm and costs on $135.

Plus they are offering a DEAL! 10% OFF discount to Greenpointers readers! 
Enter “Gpointer2014” when you sign-up. Continue reading

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Shop this Saturday: Daddy’s Handmade Treasures #2 (3/8)

Wowch Clothing @ Daddy's Handmade Treasures #2

On Saturday 3/8, venture over to Daddy’s (435 Graham Avenue) for a pop-up shop curated by Debbie Tuch, creator of the jewelry line Glitterlimes. Shoppers can find artisanal goods such as Muffy Brandt printed leggings and tops, Tim Harrington (of Les Savy Fav) illustrations, Andrew Salome knits, Jena Derman ceramics, Julie Van Such digital print scarves, Junior Town Knits hand-dyed yarn straight from Los Angeles, Wowch clothing, and of course, Glitterlimes.

DJ Knife Fight will be spinning pre-Beatles rock and there will be drinks on hand.

RSVP to Daddy’s Handmade Treasures.

I also had the pleasure of asking Debbie some questions on curating, making jewelry, and Brooklyn. Continue reading

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Fun Boozy Shopping & Sale Events Tonight! (10/25)

Old Hollywood (99 Franklin St) is having an Autumn Sweater Party (7-10pm), “to get everyone excited about layers, boot and tarot cards!” Everything in the store will be 20% off, plus there will be a raffle, seasonal brews and cider and blue grass in the yard.

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TM1985 + Alter

Alter (407 Graham Ave) is launching their latest collaboration: TM1985+Alter with designer Tielor McBride (6-9pm). All items are made in the USA with high quality leather, industrial waxed canvas, and brass clasps & buckles. Meet the designers, drink champagne and get a cool leather belt with purchase.

Right across the street, Treehouse Brooklyn (430 Graham Ave) is having a Halloween Party with 15% off storewide, plus cocktails, sweets and “an amazing collection of vintage masks and costumes for you to play dress-up and freak-out in.”

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PUMPS YOU CAN HOP A FENCE IN: SLOWFAX

Its technically in Greenpoint, just across the BQE and before Richardson, and its technically awesome. Slow Fax is a new vintage clothing store on Graham, still in the 11222. With colorful signage and confetti glittering the sidewalk, this store is approachable from the outside and fall-in-loveable once you get in.

Karla, Owner of SLOWFAX

Karla, shop owner, is not only pinch her cheeks adorable and a sweetheart, but she knows how to buy vintage clothes that look contemporary and not like you raided granny’s closet. They also sell new designer goods, magazines, records and amazing artwork.

Its good vibes and good shopping.

 

Q & A with Karla from SLOWFAX:

GP: Where are you from?
K: I was born in central Brazil but moved to SF when I was just itsy bitsy. 
GP: How did you find yourself in NY?
K: The people are good and I grew impatient with west coast living. 
GP: Why Greenpoint?
K: Greenpoint’s charms are reminiscent of the Northwest which is were I most recently moved from but with a faaaaar more diverse culture. Love it. 
GP: You stay open until 12am?

K: I’m a night owl, I can’t be the only one, right? …plus sometimes you’re out, you hate your outfit, and I thought wouldn’t be great if there was a spot to change en route? 

Shopper at SLOWFAX
Shopper at SLOWFAX

GP: Aside from Vintage, what else do you sell?
K: SLOWFAX features one clothing designer, jeweler, and artist rotating quarterly. 

Currently in the shop we’re showing off Heaven, an upcycle line from KAILA NILES who works/resides in Berkeley, CA. We carry COCO GANG’S Rose and Bows bags made right over on the island and WINDY FREDA’S jewelry all the way from Marfa, TX. We sell Magazines! Write Here Right Now, a quarterly was celebrating their third issue: 35 Stories based on 7 sentences. MORE HERE: http://writehererightnow.tumblr.com
OH! AND WE HAVE RECORDS …

 

Luca Nino Antonucci
GP: Tell us about the artwork on the walls?

K: Luca Nino Antonucci is currently our featured artist. He’s an extremely romantic nerd with a rude (as in rad) sense of humor. For you’re viewing pleasure we’re showing “From Here to There,” repetitions on compact core galaxy M87 (screen prints). His work is exceptional, check it: http://itwillbeok.com
Brian of Vibes Management

 

GP: Who is Brian? (aka life of the party)

K: Brain Sweeny is one third of Vibes Management: http://vibesmanagement.com
They throw parties>>>good vibes.

 

GP: Who is you favorite designer?
K: I’m the kinda girl that only falls in love once but wants it all: CHANEL4EVA

GP:  What are some helpful tips when shopping for vintage?
K: Never buy polyester, keep hydrated and you can’t go wrong with silk.

GP: What can we look forward to at SLOWFAX?
K: Pumps you can hop a fence in.

GP: Did I hear something about a SLOWFAX opening partay?
That’s still getting figured out but it’s gonna be better than Burning Man. I’ll keep you guys posted. 
Just announced: Happy Hour at SLOWFAX.
Starting October 6th, Thursdays, 3:30-6:30 – 10% off vintage plus herbal drinks!

 

SLOWFAX
455 Graham Ave

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