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Are You a Tech-loving Social Butterfly? Let’s chat.

You: a Greenpoint/Williamsburg resident who knows all the local goings-on. Your local cafe makes your coffee order by heart before you’re completely in the door. While waiting, you’re on your phone checking wired.com for the latest updates.

Cinch: a local app looking to make the leap from Long Island to the Big-Indie-Brooklyn-Hood known as Greenpoint/Williamsburg. Community building is in their DNA, as this app is about keeping it local and supporting small businesses and organizations. Sounds like something you’re into? You’re in luck, since they are looking for a Community Leader. Continue reading

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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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Calling all Volunteers! N. Brooklyn’s PRIDE Festival Needs Our Help!

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Hey hey Greenpointers! Have you got your bells on yet? If not, you better do it soon because Williamsburg’s  first ever Gay Pride Festival is popping this Saturday, June 20th, and trust us you’re not going to  want to miss this event!

A couple of weeks back we let you all know many people in the hood thought it was high time North Brooklyn had their own gay affair to remember. A who’s who of list of awesome local businesses have stepped up to the plate and are hard at work behind the scenes to make this Saturday’s event a raging success.

But as a media sponsor of the North Brooklyn’s Gay Pride Festival, we here at Greenpointers would be remiss if we didn’t let our kind readers know, this event is in desperate need of our help.

Right now, at this very moment, festival organizers are on the hunt for volunteers. Whether you are straight or gay, lesbian or asexual, it doesn’t matter. All they need are kind souls willing to spare a few hours to help make Saturday’s festival a success.

As of now event organizers are looking for help in the following areas:

  • Setting up and breaking down tables before and after the event
  • Be a point person during the festival and help answer questions
  • Help selling various merchandise

If you have a free set of hands and are willing to donate a few hours to make this an insanely awesome event, organizers would love to hear from you.

Shoot an email to [email protected]  for further details.

For all other information about the North Brooklyn Pride Festival, including times for kid’s activities, where to indulge in adult libations, or simply to check out what cool things will be happening  this Saturday June 20th, on North 11th Street  visit http://www.northbrooklynpridefest.com/

See you all there!

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Location-Based Home Services Start-Up Loq-ly Comes to Greenpoint

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NYC based cleaning start-up Loq-ly is expanding to Greenpoint to make home services more accessible and affordable without sacrificing workers’ quality of life.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Customers book a service in Loq-ly’s online platform.
  2. When enough people sign up in the same neighborhood, Loq-ly schedules jobs according to location and day.
  3. Home service providers save time traveling between jobs and are guaranteed enough work in one area, allowing them to pass on savings to customers.

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Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce Kicks off First Annual Meeting at Kickstarter HQ

Lexy Funk delivering her speech.
Lexy Funk (Brooklyn Industries) delivering her speech.
 
Tuesday night, the newly revitalized Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce held its first annual meeting inside the Kickstarter Headquarters, Greenpoint’s pencil factory for the digital age.

More than 200 of the neighborhood’s foremost capitalists, investors, workers, and a smattering of politicians attended the event, which honored Kickstarter as the Community Anchor of the year, and which featured a terrific speech by the supremely well-named Brooklyn Industries co-founder, Lexy Funk.
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A Greenpoint “Love” Story: Two Business Owners Create a Book Together

 

Illustration by Libby VanderPloeg - herself on the right, and Adina Grigore on the left

 

Greenpointers is excited to present a joint interview with two Greenpoint residents and business owners who recently collaborated on, and published, a book – a partnership they told us originated from this very website. We had to find out more.

The book is called Skin Cleanse: The Simple, All-Natural Program for Clear, Calm, Happy Skin. Adina Grigore, founder of skincare brand S.W. Basics, wrote it, and asked local illustrator Libby VanderPloeg to illustrate it. It was published last week, just ahead of S.W. Basics’ March 1st launch in 500 Target locations nationwide – a huge accomplishment for a small business with a commitment to natural ingredients.

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Holiday Gift Guide Part Two: Last Minute Ideas

So, the holidays are a little more than a week away. And you haven’t got zip. Zilch. Here’s some of my favorite gift ideas that are all from local shops. Now, go on and get some sweet gifts. Y’know, so you still look thoughtful and all.

Click through for gift inspo for a host, for gals & guys.
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Kickstarter Debuts its New Headquarters in the Revamped Pencil Factory Building

A few weeks back, Kickstarter opened its new Greenpoint office for a Creators Open House, revealing a beautiful renovation reflective of the many warehouse conversions in our neighborhood. Though factory aesthetics are a dime a dozen in North Brooklyn, this headquarters stands out, with a theater (Kickstarter has successfully funded 13,368 film and video projects to date), an art gallery (they hope to host exhibits for aspiring artists), a sprawling recreational and kitchen area with a long bar and seating booths, and a terrarium-like nature insertion between glass and wood walls. And that’s just the first floor.

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All Your Shipping & Printing & Film Developing Needs on Manhattan Ave!

P & P Shipping & Stationers

It seems like everyday another business is closing in Greenpoint – especially on Manhattan Ave. But great new businesses are also opening, like P&P Shipping & Stationers (746 Manhattan).

In the stationery department we’ve lost Jam Stationery and Greenpoint’s favorite film developing spot – Enla Photo.

Have no fear – you DO NOT need to go to Staples at its cringe worthy, pedestrian unfriendly location anymore.

Filling the void, P& P Shipping & Stationers has opened a big and bright new location that answers your shipping, stationery, office supplies and yes – BELIEVE IT – film developing needs.  Continue reading

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Girl Talk with Olga & Tara at Brooklyn Groove

Olga, Shop Owner Brooklyn Groove

It’s Women’s History month so we are going to milk it and highlight as many awesome local women as we can. The story between the duo at Brooklyn Groove, the new natural skin care boutique on Nassau Ave in Greenpoint is a special one. When you visit the shop, not only can you buy high quality products to keep your skin healthy and beautiful – but it’s like hanging out with your girlfriends.

The relationship between shop proprietor Olga Stefanska and Make-Up Artist Tara Schwartz was fated. When the storefront, a former hair salon, was vacant – Tara worked out a deal with the landlord to use the space as her make-up studio. When Brooklyn Groove opened and Olga moved in – it was a match made in make-up heaven. Continue reading

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