This Sunday March 23rd from 1-3pm, the Jellio Shop @ Flying Squirrel will host a Sing-A-Long, with Greenpoint Kids Music director, Lily Virginia. Drop by with your child for an afternoon of interactive singing and dancing. Refreshments will be served for children and adults, and the whole experience is absolutely FREE! Continue reading
Greenpoint is about to dot its map with another record store: Academy Record Annex, currently on N 6th St and Wythe Ave in Williamsburg, is coming to the hood sometime this September.
Academy, known for its nearly-impenetrable stacks of used records and its lived-in Williamsburg storefront, is moving to 83 Oak Street – a spacious, high-ceilinged, sunny building on Franklin St across the street from Cookie Road and a block north of Jimmy’s Diner (formerly Calyer). Academy’s current building in Williamsburg is being razed in favor of high-end retail and condos; we’re told J. Crew is moving somewhere on the block, perhaps into the same address.
Academy co-owner Mike Davis isn’t happy that he’s being forced to leave his current space, but he recognizes that the owners of his current space are ready to move on to more upscale businesses. “I know they’re looking for the kind of rent that an operation [like J. Crew] can pay,” he told Greenpointers.
Davis says that after the move, Academy will stay the same size and keep the same amount of inventory. The new store has “20 foot ceilings and a ton of windows,” he says. “It’ll actually be a better space when the smoke clears and the dust settles.”