new business

The Smilist Saves Smiles in Greenpoint, One Sweet Tooth at a Time

On the mean streets of Nassau Ave, where Moe’s Doughs temps with mouthwatering donut creations like Red Velvet Volcano and Girl Scout Samoa donuts, there’s a new guy in town a few doors away to turn your sweet tooth into a clean tooth.

The Smilist (120 Nassau Ave) will make you smile – literally and physically – and is not your average dental office. With friendly staff, state-of-the-art equipment, a cool playlist, and natural sunlight pouring in, there are good vibes everywhere.

Resident dentist Dr. Scott Culpepper is as funny as he is serious about his practice. Between self-deprecating jokes and nerdy doctor humor, he demonstrates the latest technologies in dentistry that is in The Smilist Greenpoint, and talks about the importance of a holistic approach to make sure people like going to the dentist – employees and patients alike. Continue reading

Category: Sponsored, Wellness | Tags: , , , , , | 0 Comments

Get Curd-Nerdy on the Art of the Cheese Plate at Monger’s Palate

Cheesemonger Lisa Griffin in Monger’s Palate (photo: Julia Moak)

Did you know that just four ingredients make up thousands of types of cheese in seven different categories? Self-proclaimed cheesemonger Lisa Griffin (and bonafide American Cheese Society Certified Professional) will readily geek out about all things cheese—from how it’s made, to how it tastes, where it comes from, and what food to pair it with. “The most important question is what you don’t like because that eliminates certain things right away. And it depends on what the occasion is,” she says. Whether you are going to a picnic, throwing a party, or having a romantic dinner at home, you can expect a personalized cheese experience at Monger’s Palate (192 Driggs Ave).


After culinary school and several years of working in fine dining, Lisa began to focus on her favorite food item (you guessed it, cheese) and honed her expertise at NYC’s famed Murray’s Cheese and then at Lucy’s Whey cafe. “Cheesemonger” harkens back to the days when you’d go to a central market where designated mongers of all kinds would sell goods. In that spirit, Lisa has curated an assortment of old world staples featuring international and domestic cheese makers. Continue reading

Category: Eat & Drink | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

L.A.B. Brooklyn Opens this Weekend (4/11) with Artisan Goods, Fine Art, and a Trunk Show

(sponsored)

LAB_Opening_525px

Tucked away in the Garden Spot of Greenpoint (144 Driggs Ave ), L.A.B. Brooklyn will be opening their doors this weekend (4/11) with a wide variety of local artisan goods and fine art. Expect an eclectic mix of goods, everything from housewares to handmade luxury bags made by veteran craftsmen as well as new comers launching their lines this spring.  Continue reading

Category: Events, Sponsored, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

Brooklyn Meat Club Comes to Greenpoint – Pre-Order Your Thanksgiving Turkey!

(sponsored)Brooklyn Meat Club is a neighborhood butcher shop, without the shop. Targeting home chefs, the newest addition to the Brooklyn business scene provides restaurant quality meat at below market prices.

“We work directly with suppliers, plus we cut out almost all of the overhead, so our products are priced to let our customers cook incredible meals 7 days a week,” founder Jorge Viscarra Jr., was quoted as saying. Viscarra has been in the meat supply business for over 15 years, working alongside his father, Jorge Viscarra Sr., the founder of GV Food Service, a thriving family business that has been serving New York for over 25 years.

Brooklyn Meat Club’s website, www.brooklynmeatclub.com, lets customers choose not just the meat they would like, but also how thick they would like their pork and beef cut. The orders are then hand trimmed to insure tenderness. In addition, they carry organic poultry and seasonings, as well as lamb and game. Customers that place their orders by Wednesdays at 4pm can pick them up that Saturday between 12 and 6 at Brooklyn Safehouse (120 Franklin St) in Greenpoint.  Fresh, organic Thanksgiving turkeys are available for pick up both Saturday the 22nd and Tuesday the 25th of November.

“We want to provide not just a great product, but also a great experience for our patrons,” said co-founder Shannon Clare. “Everything will be nicely cut, wrapped and boxed for you when you get to the Safehouse. If you want to grab a beer or two, we’ll keep it cool for you until you are ready to head out.”

Clare also developed the line of seasonings, made with organic herbs, for Brooklyn Meat Club.  Iníon’s Seasons has 4 different rubs that were made specifically to bring out the flavor of the meats the pair sell. Iníon is Gaelic for daughter, and Izzy’s Herb Rub, one of the spices in the line, is named for Clare’s 1 year old.

The logo for both Iníon’s Seasons and Brooklyn Meat Club, as well as all of the art on the site, were created by Brooklyn artist Nathan Chase.  Chase, Viscarra, and Clare are all friends and residents of Greenpoint, making Brooklyn Meat Club a true neighborhood endeavor.

Sponsored post courtesy of Brooklyn Meat Club.

Category: Community, Eat & Drink, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

Not An Urban Outfitters! Franklin St is Getting… a Convention Center!

Brooklyn Expo Center - Opening October 2014

When the curtains fell to reveal a wrap around glass front building at 79 Franklin St (at Noble St) in Greenpoint, many residents wondered and dreaded what would open up there. A few of the predictions were American Apparel, Blue Bottle, Brooklyn Industries, laser tag, a roller disco and Trader Joe’s. Soon signs reading “Brooklyn Expo” were hung in the windows. Continue reading

Category: Community, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Category: Community, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Category: Community, Events, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

Greenpoint Cheese + Meat Opening Soon on Driggs!

Greenpoint_Cheese_Meats
A taste of things to come from Greenpoint Cheese + Meat

It’s almost time to haul out that blanket from the back of the closet and indulge in the first picnic of the year. And although picnicking is my absolute favorite way to dine, it always leaves me feeling a little jealous of those living close enough to Eastern District to be able to pick up lovely cheeses en route to the park.

Luckily, the southern end of Greenpoint is about to be blessed with a speciality food shop of its very own. Greenpoint Cheese + Meat is due to open at 192 Driggs Avenue (between Newell and Diamond St) on May 1st, perfectly located by McGolrick Park and just in time for peak picnic season. Continue reading

Category: Eat & Drink | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

The Moonlight Mile: Greenpoint Whiskey Bar Brings Rock’n’Roll to Franklin St

bar interior
The Moonlight Mile

Beer, Bourbon and Rock’n’Roll! This unholy trinity forms the solid foundations of The Moonlight Mile, a spanking-new Greenpoint watering hole co-run by Garry Embry who, by no coincidence, lists them as his three absolute favorite things in life. Continue reading

Category: Eat & Drink, Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

Dirck The Norseman: Brooklyn’s First Brew Pub Officially Open!

Dirck_the_NorsemanSplendid news for beer lovers! Since last week your local beer drinking options just got a whole lot bigger: by 6,000 sq ft!

Yes, Friday night saw the long-awaited official opening of Dirck the Norseman (7 N 15th Street), a huge beer hall and brew pub run by Brouwerij Lane‘s Ed Raven and his team of brew experts. Continue reading

Category: Eat & Drink, Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments