A lady named Marisa writes:
Hello Miss Heather.
We’re hosting a swap at the Dusty Rose Vintage wholesale warehouse and I thought it might be something you’re readers would be interested in. If you’re so inclined, here are the basic details, flyer and press copy. And please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.
Who: Dusty Rose Vintage presents
What: “This for That” annual spring clothing swap
When: Thursday, May 30th, 7 – 10 pm
Where: 233 Norman Ave, Greenpoint
Admission: $3 with bag of clothes, $5 without
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/258820597597059/
Are you broke, but yearning to spruce up your summer wardrobe? Lady, it’s your lucky day. Dusty Rose Vintage is Greenpoint’s largest vintage clothing warehouse, and will host their first annual “This For That” clothing swap on May 30th.
Here’s how it works: just rock up with a bag of spring/summer garments and accessories you’re done wearing but want to find another loving home. $3 gets you in the door, then swap to your heart’s content. With a packed crowd of other Greenpoint fashion addicts, you’re bound to make awesome trades. Plus it’s a perfect opportunity to spring-clean your closet, and go shopping without a shred of guilt. Can’t put a bag together? Just pay a little more: $5 on the door.
Dusty Rose will lay on free punch for to quench your thrifty thirst, and if you can’t make the swap but still want to donate, you’re welcome to drop clothes off at the warehouse in the week before the event.
If you’re a true vintage fan, this is a great chance to get a sneak-peak at Dusty Rose Vintage BEFORE they officially throw their doors open to the public in June. Trust us: this place is going to be a goldmine of affordable vintage, unlike anything in New York City. It has to be seen to be believed.
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, The Word On The Street
Taken May 10, 2013.
Filed under: 11222, Class War, Gentrification, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
How do you know when your community is in the throes of a Gordon Gekkoesque real estate feeding frenzy? When you see shit like this. That’s how.
Taken May 9, 2013.
For all your culinary and music-making needs…
Taken by diana gee.
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, Urban Fur
One never knows who he or she might meet while sojourning down Greenpoint’s main drag nowadays…
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It is with a heavy heart I relay that one of Manhattan Avenue’s most beloved citizens is no longer with us. As a woman I saw crying upon reading the above heartfelt eulogy clearly attests: she is missed by many.
H/T: to Greenpointers for breaking this distressing news.
Filed under: 11222, Class War, Gentrification, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, The Natives Are Getting Restless
You can read DNA.info’s take here (You, go Barbara Vetell!), Gothamist’s here and GWAPP’s (which includes a nice concise list of concerns) here. Do take time to give ‘em all a read, Garden Spotters. This “city within a city” has some very severe consequences for our community.
Filed under: 11206, 11211, 11222, Crosstown Local, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
This comes courtesy of one of this event’s MC’s/hosts: Karen Nieves. She writes:
Please join me on Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30 for a happy hour to support the Riders Alliance, a new grass-roots membership organization of subway and bus riders, working to improve public transit in New York.
The Riders Alliance is a new organization that’s on the ground, organizing transit riders into a political constituency—to stop the destructive cycle of fare hikes, service cuts and longer, more uncomfortable commutes for us and millions of other people who ride the buses and trains.I am a member of the organization and have been involved in our campaign to improve the G train working for better service, more free transfers and better communication with riders. I believe deeply in what we are setting out to do — to empower ordinary subway riders throughout New York to take leadership in improving the subway system.Please RSVP that you’ll join us on May 14th at Red Star for drinks, snacks and a spirited discussion with Senior Organizer Rebecca Bailin about the Riders Alliance and our campaign to improve the G train.Of course, we’ll ask you for support at the event, but there’s no charge to attend, and we’ll serve plenty of food and drink!For more information RSVP here.Happy Hour to support the Riders AllianceTuesday, May 14th6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Red Star located on 37 Greenpoint Avenue (corner of West Street)
RSVP online today at www.ridersny.org/calendar!We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, May 14th!