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Where did the mysterious tie-dye store in Greenpoint come from?

starhawkIf you have walked through Greenpoint in the past six months or so you may have noticed one storefront on Manhattan Ave that looks out of place. In a neighborhood where places of business frequently are forced to leave due to rising rent prices a store full of seemingly outdated tye-dyed items appeared. When walking by with friends recently we joked that it must be a phony front for some nefarious activity, thankfully the New Yorker investigated and it is very real:

I also learned that, although Starhawk Design Studio might seem thrown together, Starhawk’s business outside the store is booming: he designed the backdrops for MOMA’s PS1 series over the summer and created two huge banners for High Times magazine. He makes bulk T-shirt orders on commission, and he said the demand is almost more than he can handle. And yet, during the day, he chooses to sit inside the store, at an easel he has set up near the front, making on-demand designs for customers who drop in.

Read more at The New Yorker.

Greenpoint Avenue pins from BK Buttons

Die cast street sign pins

Die cast street sign pins

Last month the guys at BK Buttons released their first Brooklyn street sign pin, Greenpoint Avenue, and today they announced that anyone ordering a button can swing by the Pencil Factory Thursday evening to pick up their order:

For those of you working/living in Greenpoint, we will be hosting a “pin pick-up” at the Pencil Factory at 142 Franklin St at Greenpoint Ave, on Thursday (7/14) evening 6:30 – 8:30pm – please do swing by and pick up your order!

They’re still taking orders now through BKButtons.com but when we asked if we could pay cash for a pin tomorrow evening at the Pencil Factory pick up, they replied saying just “Maybe?”

Not a bad way to rep Greenpoint, I suppose! What’s next, a “West St.” pin?

Dobbin St + Wedding Crashers open house Tuesday 7/12

Dobbin St

Dobbin St
 is a new tailored event space and wedding venue just steps away from McCarren Park, and next Tuesday they’re hosting an open house for the local community. Partnered with Wedding Crashers, Brooklyn’s wedding fair and event series, this open house event will include preferred vendors Magnolia BakerySilkstone CateringIl Buco VitaJove Meyer EventsDesigns by Ahn, Scratch DJ Academy, and Broadway Party Rentals. [Read more…]

Tonight: New Paintings by Rachel Ritchford

Rachel_Ritchford_1_webContinuing a rotating series of exhibitions, The Yard presents “New Paintings” by Rachel Ritchford.

“It was odd, she thought, how if one was alone, one leant to inanimate things; trees, streams, flowers; felt they expressed one; felt they became one; felt they knew one, in a sense were one; felt an irrational tenderness thus (she looked at that long steady light) as for oneself.” ― Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Rachel Ritchford was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Reception Thursday, Jan 14th, 6-8pm at The Yard
33 Nassau Ave. 2nd Floor (Above Spritzenhaus)
RSVP and more info

Take a tour of Greenpoint in Atson’s new music video

greenpointGreenpoint native Cant$topAtson‘s newest video is fittingly titled Welcome To My Neighborhood. Whether [Read more…]

Greenpoint bar Beloved has closed for good

belovedLast night I attempted to go to Beloved, only to discover this [Read more…]

No Window Shopping tonight at The Yard

NoWindowShoppingA new group exhibition, No Window Shopping, opens Thursday evening at The Yard. Featuring a variety of works on wood and canvas from BEAU, Sam Kirk, and URNY, Phase ii of No Window Shopping aims to highlight current events and local affairs including affordable housing, quality of life, normalizing relations with Cuba and the purpose that respectively defines – and ultimately connects -those relationships.

Continuing a rotating program of local artists exhibited at The Yard’s Brooklyn location, No Window Shopping will be on display through September 18th.

No Window Shopping
Phase ii f/ BEAU, Sam Kirk & URNY
July 30 – September 18, 2015
The Yard: Space to Work
33 Nassau Ave. 2nd floor.

RSVP for July 30th, 6-8pm, opening reception.