Vintage

Dusty Rose Vintage Sidewalk Sale is This Weekend!

Dusty Rose Vintage sidewalk sale

Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave) is having their 3rd annual sidewalk sale this Sunday (8/13) from 12-5pm. At last year’s sale, we not only sipped on gratis booze while we shopped, but we also walked away with some killer deals on jewelry and ceramics from local makers, and we’re sure this year will be no different. Dusty Rose promises: “Some of NYCs favorite brands and tastemakers will be cleaning out their studios, offices and closets to bring you deeply discounted one-offs, seconds and overstock  in ceramics, jewelry, clothing, beauty products and other household items. Plus Dusty Rose will be offering 20% off all retail priced items at the front of the warehouse.” Count us in.

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An Unquiet Night: Reel Orchestrette Live Scores Faust at Film Noir Cinema

Film Noir Cinema at night © Julie Congo
Film Noir Cinema at night © Julie Congo

When Will Malitek, the owner of Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave), turned an old Greenpoint funeral home into his gorgeous new 54-seat movie theater, he remodeled with very specific plans in mind. There’s a sizeable gap between the screen and the first row, where Will says he could have added more seats, but he wanted space to present live music.

This summer, Film Noir Cinema has launched a new series presenting silent films with live music by Reel Orchestrette, a collaboration between musicians Bradford Reed and Geoff Gersh.

Faust Film Noir Cinema July 22 2017After a sold-out screening of Nosferatu in June, Reel Orchestrette is returning to Film Noir Cinema on Saturday, July 22 at 9pm with a live score for Faust, a 1926 German silent film directed by F. W. Murnau.

These two events are only the beginning. Malitek hopes to continue the series with screenings of all the major German silent films: Metropolis, Waxworks, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and more. And in October, he says we can expect to see a full lineup of silent horror films.

Tickets for Faust are $15 and on sale now at Film Noir Cinema (where you should also take a moment to flip through their incredible collection of films available to rent).

To find out more about the performance, we spoke with Reel Orchestrette’s Bradford Reed and Geoff Gersh. Continue reading

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Wildfell Hall Is The Hidden Gem of Vintage Shops

If you’re jonesing for some vintage vibes this year, then you need to check out Wildfell Hall Vintage. Since 2010, this Greenpoint-based online(and now by appointment) boutique has been serving up goodies with a flair from timeless eras in fashion and style.

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This shop is a great nook in the neighborhood and it’s right above Greenpoint Tattoo Co. (131 Meserole Ave.). Amy, the owner, curates a selection of clothes and accessories that transcends time.

Check out my Q&A with the fab owner Amy and an in-depth look at one of Wildfell’s newest and totally-essential accessories.

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You & Yours + Homepolish + Le Fanfare: free food, booze and shopping tonight!

You & Yours Fine Vintage Fall FeteFranklin Street’s vintage home accoutrements boutique You & Yours Fine Vintage (77 Franklin Street) has teamed up with Brooklyn-based Homepolish designer Tina Rich and Greenpoint Italian restaurant Le Fanfare, for a free evening of sipping, shopping, and succulent planting, tonight November 17th from 6:30-8:30pm. Continue reading

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5 Greenpoint Shops That Will Game Change Your Closet Clean Out And Earn You Some Cash

Well hello there, Spring! We’re finally seeing some blooms and sunshine in the neighborhood again.  And, you’re probably gearing up to clean out your closet and maybe add a little somethin’ new to your collection. If you’re in a major purging mode, you’re probably organizing your once-loved items by category. Think: donate, keep, and sell. Did you know that there’s quite a few stores in our area that you can sell your gently-used clothes, shoes, and accessories to?

If you want to get started on selling and need some key tips to maximizing your return, read on for some expert guidelines on where to sell and how to clean out your closet like a pro.
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Our Spring Market Home Decor Vendors!

Home Decor Vendors - Spring Market 2016This Sunday, come on down to 67 West Street starting at 1 pm to find some cool accessories and furniture for your newly spring-cleaned home (or if you’re like us, the apartment you’ve been totally meaning to get around to spring clean).

After the jump, get a sneak peek at our awesome home decor vendors. We hope to see all of you Sunday afternoon! Continue reading

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Sweets, Booze & Vintage Tonight on Franklin St.

You & Yours Fine Vintage - Greenpoint
(You & Yours storefront via Instagram)

We’re already lucky to have a handful of mid-century home goods shops in Greenpoint, and now we have a newcomer to the ‘hood, You & Yours Fine Vintage. Tonight they’ll officially celebrate their opening with a drinks and desserts soiree from 6-9pm and everyone’s invited. Continue reading

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Last Minute Mavens: What to Do, Wear, & Gift This V Day Weekend

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Well, the 14th certainly snuck up on us. If you’re stumped for date night ideas with your sweetheart, or your best partner in crime, here are six ideas to rock on the 14th or all weekend long.
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Maeven: A Vintage Pop-Up You Must Visit

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Brace yourselves. Maeven, an online vintage store, is rocking a pop-up shop on 170 Franklin Street. Enjoy scoping out their dreamy and whimsical pieces until 1/31.  The classy but Greenpoint-edgy pieces are delightful and I can’t wait to add a few to my collection.

Scroll through for some of my favorite picks and store hours.
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