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.
Ah, it’s that time of year again. Some of us might take pleasure in shopping for gifts (like me!) while others are stumped when it comes to finding the perfect present. Regardless, it’s always great to have some inspiration and shop small businesses. The gifts range from a little somethin’ to a sweet splurge. Click through for some of my favorite picks from our ‘hood. Continue reading →
Summer is officially here and after that hella winter, we best greet this long-awaited season in style. Welcome back, sun, sweat, and subway tunnels that smell and feel like the depths of Hell!
Kidding! More like, welcome back bike rides and outdoor brunch and tan lines!
With the abundance of shopping Greenpoint provides, it won’t be hard to coordinate the perfect outfit for that afternoon spent in Transmitter Park, your friend’s rooftop BBQ next weekend, or for your morning commute walking across the Pulaski while cursing the G train in a few weeks. Here are a few outfit options and some summer essentials courtesy of our awesome neighborhood to make the warm months even sweeter:
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.
Not new to Greenpoint but fresh to Franklin Street shop Old Hollywood has a bevy of really pretty pieces ideal for gift giving. They even have a whole section on their website dedicated to Great Gift Ideas.
For the ladies OR the guys, there’s this sweet little Brass Seaman Whistle. It’s an antique reproduction and works for your keys or strung on a necklace. Just $14.
CHOMP! Great sterling silver Jaws ring will also work for the ladies or gents. $120
Tiffany is offering Greenpointers blog readers a generous constant 15% off their webshop using code greenpointers15.
Old Hollywood Mon-Sat 12-7 Sunday 12-5 718.389.0837 99 Franklin Street Brooklyn, NY 11222
While you’re all sitting at the computer in a tryptophan coma, thinking about whether or not you want to get up at 4am to sit in traffic to wait on line at WalMart, think again and go for a walk around the nabe and check out local spots like the ones in the Greenpoint Gift Guide. I’ll be running daily posts from November 22nd through Christmas Eve with gift suggestions from local businesses.
10% OFF – Coats, beautiful By Boe jewelry, & an extra 10% off already marked down items(and we’re marking down a ton of stuff just for Black Friday). PLUS, receive a free gift* with your purchase of $150 and up.
Arriving just in time for Friday, NEW dresses, tunics, tops, wedge booties, and sexy Cynthia Rowley tights!
DALAGA 150 Franklin St Tel. (718) 389-4049 Open Black Friday 12 – 8 PM
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