Greenpoint’s Magick City (37 Box Street) has announced they’re ending their run of vintage spin classes, and selling off the rad-as-hell vintage bikes—and purchasing one is a donation to Magick City. If you haven’t been to this super cool community space, they boast a commercial kitchen, bar and an amazing sound system, and play host to a variety of events including film supper clubs, art-themed dance parties and meditative sound baths. To buy one of the bikes, send them a message on Instagram. Continue reading
Besides our lovely bookstores, bars, art galleries, record stores, and coffee shops, what makes Greenpoint so unique is the bevy of vintage clothing shops. In fact, we’d dare say that our little ‘hood is a true vintage lovers paradise. We almost, almost don’t want to tell anyone about our secret go-to shops, but what fun would that be?
We rounded up the vintage shops that make living here a dream. And give you that oh-so-amazing vintage score. Peep the list below. Continue reading
Hey babes, one of our fave and totally chill vintage brick and mortar shops is now open for business on the world wide web. In addition to their Manhattan Avenue shop, Mirth Vintage (606 Manhattan Ave) now has a shoppable website. Hell yes. We’re thinking this is a great shopping alternative when you just can’t bear to go outside. (Snow storm, anyone?)
While nothing beats the thrill of the hunting for an oh-so-perfect item in a physical store, we’re jazzed to see local businesses expanding their brands online. Online shopping connoisseurs will find a full range of vintage apparel, shoes, accessories, and earrings. Browse some of our favorite picks – before they sell out!
The first-annual Greenpoint Fall Shopping Crawl is happening this Saturday, November 25th, all day.
Going all day and through the evening, shoppers will enjoy a full day of holiday shopping discounts— 10% to 20% off in each participating shop—free drinks, music, and light bites. The event coincides with Small Business Saturday and will showcase 20+ Greenpoint businesses, including: Continue reading
While it’s true the more things change the more they stay the same, the changes certainly outnumber the sameness in these vintage photos of Greenpoint. The sameness is enough for the streets to be recognizable, but the full throttle industrial landscape paired with the lack of development and people makes it clear these images were created in another world.
Some of the photographs are dated by their car models and aboveground telephone lines, others by their empty lots and the old school formal fashion. Take a look, and see if you can guess the photos’ locations without reading the caption. Continue reading
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.
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.
After 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
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.
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.
GP: How did you get inspired to open your vintage shop? Continue reading
Franklin 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