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Brooklyn Vintage Crawl Recap

On November 2nd, the annual Brooklyn Vintage Crawl went into full swing. Emerging and established businesses in Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Bushwick joined in on the festivities, complete with a banging after party with its own throwback enthusiasms.

With an eye on local spots I hit up these Greenpoint lovelies: Kill Devil Hill, Duke’s Liquor Box, Ana Chronos, Bklyn Curated, and Mahps.

Keeping with the momentum, I also peeked into two slammin’ stores, Lavai Maria and Awoke Vintage in Williamsburg.

The night closed out with Brooklyn Bowl’s show with sets by Deidre & The Dark, Joywave, and Alex Winston. With all this vintage scouring, I was particularly fond of Deidre’s throwback sound to 1960s Ye-Ye and girl groups. Music that perfectly parallels a new vintage cape or shift dress, if you catch my drift. Continue reading

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This is HALLOWEEN (& other things are still going on too) – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (10/30-11/5)

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• Box Street Park Meeting @ Bushwick Inlet Park (86 Kent Ave. at N. 9th St) 6-7:30pm, more info, RSVP: newtownbox [at]
• Allie Brosh @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, the blogger and cartoonist behind Hyperbole and a Half presents her memoir of the same name, RSVP
♫ Gigawatts presents: Your Favorite Halloween Covers Show @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $10, your chance to belt Third Eye Blinds songs in public, with Dead Stars as Nirvana / Butter the Children as Pixies / Le Rug as At the Drive-in / Turnip King as Velvet Underground / Heeney as Third Eye Blind, RSVP
• Beco Movie Series: Halloween Special @ Beco Bar (45 Richardson St) Celebrate halloween with the first Brazilian horror film At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (1963), More Info
♫ A Halloween Party with Neighbors! @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10, costumes and music by Neighbors / Cosmonaut / C▲RL S▲G▲N, RSVP BUY TIX
* Spinnin’ Pizza Party @ Coco66 (66 Greenpoint Ave) 10pm, FREE, Groove to vinyl ONLY DJ’s spinning garage, soul and rock n’ roll, with FREE PIZZA at (about) midnight & $3 PBR/Yuengling, More Info

• Halloween Bash @ Brooklyn Fire Proof East (119 Ingraham St) 5-11pm, FREE, pumpkin carving/costume contests, free cinnamon tequila shots, and music from Computer Age / Grey Nurse / Journalism / Due Dilligence and tributes to Neil Young, The Ramones, Tom Petty, and the Velvet Underground, RSVP
* Haunted Canoe Tours to Dutch Kills @ North Brooklyn Boat Club (49 Ash St) 5:30-11pm, $15 for boat, Party FREE, Tickets to see the toxic creek monsters up close are sold out, but don’t despair! The Boatyard Party will still be raging with a bonfire, scary tales of Newton CREEP, and halloween tunes, guaranteed to be the most SUPERFUND party of the night (pun credit goes to the boat club for that one), RSVP
• Hair Metal Halloween Cocktail Party @ Hair Metal Salon (200 Franklin St) 5-10pm, FREE, Celebrate with tiki drinks, finger foods, and grab bags before heading out for the evening, RSVP
• Horror Film Composer Alan Howarth / Liturgy @ 285 Kent, 7pm, $13, Horwarth has composed all or part of the score for the Halloween movies, as well as sound design and effects for Poltergeist, Escape from New York, and many others, BUY TIX
5th Annual Greenpoint Zombie Crawl @ Black Rabbit (91 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, Gather with your half-dead brethren at Black Rabbit, before crawling to Browerij Lane (8pm), t.b.d (9pm) and Mark Bar (10pm) for a feast, with a live performance from Skulk the Hulking (10:30) and drink specials for zombies all night
* Sailor Jerry’s Halloween Bash @ Passenger Bar (229 Roebling St) 7pm-4am, FREE, Come in your finest B-Movie & Cult themed costumes (i.e. Barbarella vs. the Toxic Avenger) to score prizes before enjoying a full burlesque show at 8:30, an open bar with PRB and Sailor Jerry from 7-8, and haunted toons from DJ Any Rourke (formerly of the Smiths) & Steve Lewis (Blackbook Magazine), RSVP
♫  SOUL DRACULAS: A Groovy Greenpoint Halloween @ Coco66 (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, with Mighty Fine / Madam Robot & The Lust Brigade / The Juggs / DJ Shimmy / DJ Captain Heartlock / Cavestompin’ Near You, RSVP
*Halloween Dance Party @ Beloved (674 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, Dance party and costume contest at midnight, winner gets drinks and C$SH MONEY, RSVP
• Union Ghouls!! @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, FREE, DJ’s + death/booze/blood/satan/skulls and TACOS, with drink specials all night, More Info Continue reading

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Announcing the 2013 Vintage Crawl! (11/2)

This Saturday (11/2) will mark the 4th year that the Vintage Crawl has blessed us with a mapped route of shopping bliss, complete with sweets deals, cocktails, and seasonal sweaters galore. And this year, it’s expanded to the uncharted land of Bushwick.

Shoppers can navigate with a self-led interactive map on their smart phones (flip phone Philistines can rely on an old-timey paper map).  The crawl encompasses over 25 vintage stores and 10 bars across North Brooklyn, culminating in an after-party at Brooklyn Bowl, featuring Brooklyn-via-Detroit songstress, Alex Winston, synth pop greats, Joywave, and local fav, Deidre & The Dark.

After-party tickets are available here. Bring them to the crawl for even more discounts that will make your bargain-hunting thrift queen give your inner cheap-o a hearty pat on the back.

Here (drum roll) are the participating stores:

Greenpoint: Seven Wonders Vintage | Fox & Fawn | Ana Chronos | Kill Devil Hill | BKLYN Curated | Mahps Vintage | Adaptations

Williamsburg: Malin Landaeus | Horizons | Antoinette | RePop | Le Grand Strip | About Glamour | Awoke Vintage | Brooklyn Reclamation | Rabbits | Treehouse | Lavai Maria | Artists & Fleas [select booths] | C&C Pop up Truck

Bushwick: Collections | Worship | Fox and Fawn | Friends Vintage | Nouveau Vieux | Chess and the Sphinx

And..the bars: The Three Diamond Door | Dear Bushwick | High Horse Saloon | Commodore | Soft Spot | Duke’s Liquor Box | Skinny Dennis | The Gibson | Sage | Park Luncheonette

There will also be a Vintage Truck–the C&C Pop-Up mobile (from the A&E show, Storage Wars NY) will be stationed along McCarren Park in Williamsburg, selling various vintage knickknacks, clothing, and home goods.

Here is a little taste of some of the steals n’ deals going down:

Champagne and 20% off at Ana Chronos

$10-20 Rack and Endless Summer Taco Truck at Antoinette

2 for 1 sale rack at Fox and Fawn



Mimosas all day at Nouveau Vieux

25% off vintage at Treehouse

Look for us there. We’ll be the ones buying way too many Fall boots (while delicately sipping mimosas).

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Get Your 90s & Fried Chicken On! Brooklyn Vintage Crawl This Saturday (4/27)

We are pretty pumped about the Brooklyn Vintage Crawl happening this Saturday, April 27th, 2013 from noon-8pm! Not only is shopping vintage cooler and more uniquely stylish than buying cheaply mass produced fashion that will have you looking like everyone else; buying recycled fashion is greener and supports local businesses in your own neighborhood!

We chatted with Kathy Irby and Emily Lichtenberg, the organizers of this weekend’s Vintage Crawl who are passionate about shopping vintage, having a great time, and supporting small businesses.

GP: Why is the Brooklyn Vintage Crawl bigger and better than last year?

Emily: This year we have teamed up with our friends at Neon Gold Records to present a post-crawl after party at Brooklyn Bowl– and what’s even better is that if you buy a ticket to the show and bring it with you on the crawl (either printed or on your phone) you get even more discounts at all of our stores and bars.

GP: How did it get started organizing the crawl?
Emily: I had actually been organizing vintage crawls on a MUCH smaller scale for me and my friends since I moved to the neighborhood in the Spring of 2010 … I’m just VERY passionate about drinking and shopping!

GP: What is Brooklyn Vintage Crawl’s mission? Bigger picture?
Emily: We’ve always aimed to help promote shopping small businesses and have fun doing it… With nearly three Vintage Crawls under our belts, we’re ready to take our concept on the road and are already in the process of brainstorming.

GP: Do ethical fashion choices related to sustainability and concerns of the environment make vintage a better alternative to mass produced fashion?
Kathy: All those things are great side effects of vintaging but really we just value having a good time with our friends and supporting small business. Especially since there really is a true community of re-sellers throughout our neighborhoods and shoppers who actually “get it.” We all just need to do our part in shopping our smaller boutiques in order to KEEP them in our neighborhood!”

GP: How do you two know each other and come to work on the crawl together?
Kathy: We met as two perfect strangers, naturally in a vintage store, Antoinette, in Williamsburg. Emily casually mentioned how she takes her girlfriends on “vintage crawls” through the neighborhood and it just HIT me that we could make this idea BIG! Continue reading

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As you crawl to work today….Get ready for the 2nd Annual Vintage Crawl

It is rough out there, today’s commute will not be easy for most of you. As you crawl into work today keep your head up kids…the 2nd annual Vintage Crawl is this Sunday, November 11th from noon-8pm (Greenpoint/Williamsburg).

Founded in 2011 by two Williamsburg residents and vintage enthusiasts, the Vintage Crawl makes finding great pieces at affordable prices easy, while promoting local Brooklyn businesses.

The event will feature a self-led bargain hunt through the best vintage shops in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. The map featuring all discounts and promotions throughout the neighborhood is available through the mobile platform, Domino Street. Please note there are also tons of great deals at your local bars!

This year’s Fall crawl is happening at a difficult time, in order to support the Vintage Crawl is coordinating donation opportunities for Sandy relief efforts at each store. Not to mention that a lot of the participating stores already have initiates in place.


Malin Landaeus, Ferris, Seven Wonders Vintage, Fox & Fawn, Horizons, Antoinette, Loren- A Denim Boutique, RePop, Le Grand Strip, About Glamour, Awoke Vintage, Brooklyn Reclamation, Sanford and Sven, Rabbits, Ash, Handsome Dan’s Candy Stand, Treehouse, Dolly G’s, Slowfax, Tiger Blanket and Lavai Maria


Nitehawk Cinema Bar, High Horse Saloon, Manhattan Inn, Commodore  Soft Spot, The Richardson, Sage and The Gibson

For updates on discounts and crawl-related news, stay connected with the Vintage Crawl on Twitter & Instagram (@VintageCrawl) or like on Facebook.




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What’s Happening (10/12-10/18)


Cordelia Stephens @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) 11pm, her debut album Threshold – produced at New Warsaw Studio- to be released in early 2012.

We Don’t Have a Show So We Are Playing Dark Side of the Moon to The Wizard of Oz @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe) FREE BOWLING! 6pm/Show 8pm, More info

© 319 Scholes


How To Get Your Book Published, with Two Authors and an Agent @ Word (126 Franklin) 7pm, Calling all writers in need of advice! Heidi Durrow, Michele Young-Stone & agent Michelle Brower (of Folio Lit) will dish on all aspects of publishing, writing process, to finding an agent, publication & promotion.

Ecologías Correlativas @ 319 Scholes (319 Scholes, Bushwick) Opening 7pm,  Curated by chimera+, projects and research from a trans-disciplinary group of artists, architects and scientists navigating interrelated environmental/socio-political ecologies RSVP

FRIDAY 10/14

The Pinch @ Fowler Arts (67 West) Opening 6-9pm, Local artists Kurt Freyer, Elizabeth Hoy & Emilie Selden share their attempts to articulate the value of art during hard economic times. RVSP

COME AS YOU ARE: Songs That Made Your Parents Worry  @ Veronica People’s Club (105 Franklin) 10pm, DJs Fucci & Sirlinda

Launch of Brooklyn Wind Symphony @ Brooklyn Fire Proof (19 Ingraham St, Bushwick) 7pm, $10/$12 @ door, fundraiser, jazz combos, classical ensembles, drink specials, dancing, DJ. RSVP


Occupy Brooklyn @ Grand Army Plaza, 11am, in support of “anti-greed” movement, follow #OccupyBrooklyn

East River State Park Fall Harvest Festival, 11-4pm, family-friendly activities for all ages, east river water testing, Zumba, bluegrass

Where’s My Park Day? @ (March from soccer fields at North 9th St., up Kent Ave. to Quay St.) Noon, “Where’s Our Park?” is a campaign coalition of No. BK’s local elected officials & civic organizations, created to secure the 33 acres of new parkland promised by Mayor Bloomberg during the 2005 rezoning of Greenpoint and Williamsburg. More info.

Harvest Festival Hoedown @ Meeker Ave Market (75 Frost) – ALL DAY, ALL WEEKEND, City Life Wellness brings together community of yogis, dancers, martial artists, local food purveyors and craftspeople for 2-day Fall Harvest Festival More info.

© Weird Children

Hope for Agoldensummer @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) From Athens, GA, the band plays a tantalizing and humorous sound that includes guitar, banjo, singing saw, glockenspiel, piano, and percussion.

Boats, Crinkles & Weird Children @ Matchless(557 Manhattan) 8pm




SUNDAY 10/16

Brooklyn Vintage Crawl @ (Williamsburg/Greenpoint), Noon, a self-guided shop and bar hop through WB & GP, Afterparty 6pm @ Union Pool More info

Rooftop Rockaway! Rockaway Taco @ Rooftop Farm (44 Eagle) 3-6pm, $15, 2 tacos, beverage, priceless view, & pleasure of helping good farmers grow. ONLINE RSVP ONLY

Salsa Sundays @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe) 6pm/Show 8pm, $5, w/Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra

Enid’s 9th Annual Apple Pie Contest @ Enid’s (560 Manhattan) 5-5:45 pies accepted, 6pm judging, drink specials, apple fritters, sloppy joes & corndogs. Greenpointers’ friends Brooklynauts will be judging, because they were last year’s champs! More Info

CIDER WEEK 10/16-10/23 @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) & all over city

MONDAY 10/17

Real and Scary Historical Halloween @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) 7-10pm, Presented by Society for the Advancement of Social Studies (SASS), get ready to be creeped out by things that aren’t just in your imagination. RSVP


Villains, Raspberry Bulbs, Occultation & Skull @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan) 8pm

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