Need some father’s day gift inspiration? There’s plenty of cool stuff to give right here in your own backyard! Here’s a short list of ideas (which is admittedly in no way comprehensive, as there are so many more awesome small businesses here in north Brooklyn, so feel free to add to the list of ideas in the comments section).
1. Tacos, La Norteña / Vamos Al Tequila 2. Fine craft beers, Brouwerij Lane 3. Engraved biz card case, In God We Trust 4. Nice new comb, Chopin Chemists 5. Vintage VHS, The Thing 6. Slice of pizza, Vinnie’s / Franklin Pizza 7. Fine colognes, Old Hollywood 8. Coveralls, Pop’s Popular Clothing 9. Succulants (a.k.a. plants that require minimal care), Homecoming (formerly known as Spina) 10. Donut, Peter Pan 11. Delicious cheeses and Keta candy, Eastern District 12. Sweet shades, Alter 13. A funny old tshirt, People of 2Morrow 14. Fancy and rare spirits, Duke’s Liquor Box 15. Beach tote, M. Carter 16. Pour over coffee maker, Budin 17. A nice rosé, Dandelion Wine 18. Polish chocolates, Slodycze Wedel 19. A whole, fresh fish, Pura Vida Stand at McCarren Park Greenmarket 20. Stool for sitting and pondering, Bklyn Curated 21. Basketball, BQ Sports 22. Cool kicks, Wolves Within 23. Vintage vinyl, Permanent Records / Academy Records / Co-op 87 / Records Grouch 24. Portable bike pump and other biking accessories, Silk Road Cycles / B’s Bikes / Greenpoint Bikes 25. Bobbers and other fishing accessories, Dream Fishing Tackle 26. Polish sausages, smoked meats, and pickles, Nassau Meat Market / Mazur Meak Market (and so many more!) 27. A good book, like this one about the Pogues, Word.
I’ve been hearing about Pablo’s situation around the neighborhood and this morning Kat sent me an email about tomorrow night’s fundraiser to help with the legal fees. I sincerely suggest you read the link to his letter, the situation is seriously FUCKED. I really feel for the guy. Pablo recently opened Greenpoint Bikes.
Even if you’re not the donating type, the fundraiser will give you some bang for your buck. Facebook event here.
10 dollars at the door (all the money goes to Pablo or helping with legal fees) cheap beer and three dollar whiskey shots.
Bands:(not in order) …Surfs up Hank Wood & The Hammerheads Cell Theorem Guts For Garters Beauty Apes Concussion
Burlesque by Babes on Bikes and a fire/dance performance by Shay Williams.
We can’t forget the treats! Amy Herman from The Bake Easy will be selling $3 yummy vegan cupcakes at the benefit with 100% of the proceeds going to Pablo!
Note: If you can’t attend the show but would like to donate to Pablo’s legal fund, please do so via PayPal to [email protected].