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Greenpoint Power Couples – Grace (Design*Sponge) & Julia (food writer)

Julia and Grace (photo by Lauren Volo)

In this couple’s own words about their professional pursuits in Greenpoint, pioneering blogger Grace Bonney humbly says, “I run a website about design;” her talented wife, Julia Turshen, answers in equal modesty, “I write about food. And I do a lot of dishes.” In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked these creative newlyweds to tell us more about their lives together in the neighborhood. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Power Couples – Mary (Kill Devil Hill) & Patrick (Duke’s Liquor Box)

Mary Brockman & Patrick Dacy inside Duke's Liquor Box

As Valentine’s Day inches closer, here’s our next local power couple to share their love story with us: Mary Brockman, owner and operator of Kill Devil Hill, and Patrick Dacy, owner and operator of Duke’s Liquor Box, right next door to each other on Franklin Street. Mary has been building custom aprons, repairing denim, handcrafting candles, and offering a variety of locally made objects for the home for 5 years now. Patrick is her partner in life and in business, and is a seller of fine spirits, just recently launching Duke’s in September 2013. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Power Couples – Kimmee & Evan, Greenpoint Trading Co.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating the love that wafts through the air in Greenpoint with profiles of some of our favorite entrepreneurial power couples. You might already shop in their stores, eat their food, take their classes, follow them online, or recognize them as fellow regulars at your local haunts, but now it’s getting personal! We asked our power couples to tell us about what they love about living and working in Greenpoint with each other, and the results were very sweet indeed.

To kick off this series, we bring you Kimmee Arndt and Evan Hoffman of Greenpoint Trading Co., our neighborhood spice purveyors.

Kimme Arndt & Evan Hoffman, Greenpoint Trading Co.

GP: How did you two meet?

Kimmee: We met through my college roommate, who was Evan’s childhood friend from growing up on Long Island. Our first date was at a bowling alley. Continue reading

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