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Soft Opening Brings New Greenery to Greenpoint

Kristin McLaughlin, owner of Soft Opening

Soft Opening (570 Manhattan Ave.) is one of Greenpoint’s latest additions and offers refuge from the always-on tech world in a thoughtfully curated plant shop abundant with nature you can bring home. You can also catch Soft Opening at the Greenpointers Samhain Fall Market happening this Sunday, Oct. 28.

The shop’s name is intentionally mysterious according to the owner, Kristin McLaughlin. “I love the way the words Soft Opening can mean different things to different people. A new bud or blossom can be a soft opening. An art reception can be a soft opening,” she said. Continue reading

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Plants + Brunch, Don’t Mind if We Do… Selamat Pagi x Homecoming Are Teaming Up! (3/24-25)

Brunch at Selamat Pagi. Photo: Asia Coladner
Brunch at Selamat Pagi. Photo: Asia Coladner

Neighborhood Indonesian darling Selamat Pagi (152 Driggs Ave.) is teaming up with Greenpoint’s adorable-est plant shop Homecoming (107 Franklin Street) for a verdant and vibrant brunch on March 24th & 25th. On those dates during brunch (11am-4pm), the restaurant will host a plant pop-up shop that the Selamat Pagi team has curated from Homecoming’s merch. Expect a unique selection of potted plants and accessories from local artists that brunch goers will be able to purchase while chowing down on sticky black rice with yogurt, fresh fruit and coconut or turmeric soft scrambled eggs. Plus, they’ll be serving everything else on their full brunch menu too. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Winter Survival Guide: How To Get Your Green On In The Dead of Winter

Vanessa Chinga-Haven, Owner of Homecoming

PLANTS & FLOWERS: HOMECOMING | 107 Franklin Street
Vanessa Chinga-Haven, Owner

Greenpointers: Which plants do better in a heated apartment in the winter months?

Vanessa Chinga-Haven: I like to go with philodendrons, because they’re easy and a lot of people know those. They’re my go-to because they survive and they’re a low light plant. Otherwise you could go with ZZ plant which is also very resilient. We also have snake plants that are very hardy. Those would be my three go-to plants. Continue reading

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Light + Ladder: Transform Your Palace With These Home Products

Our homes are sanctuaries from the hustle and bustle of city life. Greenpoint is an especially fun and relaxing respite from the daily grind for many of us with Transmitter Park, cozy bars, and zen coffee houses and blissful yoga and meditation spaces. But, what about your own place?

Enter Light + Ladder. This airy design studio based in Greenpoint crafts pieces that will make your home feel both relaxing and cool. Check out these 10 picks to transform your house into an oasis.
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The Cutest Flower Shop In North Brooklyn: The Little Glass Slipper

The Little Glass Slipper teems with flowers this spring in Greenpoint.

There’s something about the flower arrangements at Greenpoint’s The Little Glass Slipper (200 Franklin St). It could be that shop owner, Cary Pereyra-Imbert, takes great care in selecting the flowers she uses, or that the shop itself serves as a small oasis among the condo construction surrounding the neighborhood. Either way, you always leave feeling like you’ve gotten a special treat.  Continue reading

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Vert Gardens Is Moving + Plant Sale This Weekend + Fall Gardening Tips!

Plant Sale via Vert Gardens Instagram
via Vert Gardens Instagram

After 10 years in the neighborhood, local landscape design and plant shop Vert Gardens (193 Banker Street) is in the process of moving to the Navy Yards. Before they officially close, they’ll be having two more plant sales, one this weekend on Saturday October 8th (10am-4pm) and the last on October 22 (10am-4pm). From Vert: “We’re definitely going to miss Greenpoint, and if you’re in the area, come see us at our new location.” Their new spot is at 72 Flushing Ave.

Read on for Autum gardening tips from Vert. Continue reading

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Terrarium Class – May 4th at Passenger Bar!

Next Terrarium Class - 5/4 at Passenger Bar

We are taking our Terrarium Class to Williamsburg on May 4th from 3-5pm at Passenger Bar (229 Roebling St). Our lovely and talented teacher Claire will show you how to create a miniature living kingdom. Spruce up your dark and lonely apartment with plants that are actually very easy to care for. $60, includes all materials PLUS a FREE beer! Reserve your terrarium now.

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Spring! Terrarium Class at The Diamond Bar – Next Sunday (3/16)

Next Greenpointers Terrarium Class at Diamond (3/16)

It’s time to get ready for Spring (we promise it will eventually come and it will be glorious!) Spruce up your dark and tiny apartment with a bright and happy living terrarium. And if you suck at plants, don’t worry terrariums are super easy NOT to kill. Continue reading

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Gift Terrariums at Holiday Market!!! (12/8)

We are offering two GIFT TERRARIUM workshops with Claire in the loft during our Holiday Market on 12/8/13. Learn to create gorgeous woodland plants terrariums and take home two gift sized mason jar terrariums. A gift for a friend and one to keep! Self-giving is very important during the crazy holiday time and terrariums are gifts that keep on giving!

*$45, Includes plants, materials and beer! (Space is limited.)

• Reserve: 12/8/13 – 1:30pm – SOLD OUT

• Reserve: 12/8/13 – 4pm

*Reservations are non-refundible

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Terrarium Class with Claire (Succulents Edition) @ Brouwerij Lane (8/4)

Join us as we attempt to “un-bro” Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) on Sunday August 4, 2013 from 5-7pm with Terrarium Class Succulents Edition with Claire Typaldos.

Living in a small apartment with less than ideal lighting conditions make terrariums a gorgeous and fun way to green you space. Terrariums are very low-maintenance and our succulents terrariums will be even easier to maintain!

Claire’s terrariums classes are such a hit and sell out fast so reserve your terrarium ASAP!

$50 – includes all the supplies and plants you need to make a gorgeous terrarium, plus a free beer courtesy of Brouwerij Lane!

Reserve your terrarium. (Limit 15 students)

*classes are non-refundible

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