New & Noteworthy: Orphanage Mopeds

July 21, 2009 by
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

nathanislate

Okay, this isn’t that new (per the gentleman I spoke to this afternoon this establishment has been open since April) but I want to pass it along to all my moped-loving friends and neighbors. Although I eschew operating motorized transportation (or anything with wheels period— I do so in the interest of public safety*), I think mopeds are a great way to fight gridlock. What’s more, instead of selling new merchandise the folks at Orphanage restore older (and many cases, very neat) models for re-use. Swing by their shop (or web site) and see for yourself!

Orphanage Moped Shop
1138 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

(718) 389-1979

And that’s all she wrote!

Miss Heather

*and out of reverence for the movie Repo Man— which is why I ride the bus. Both of them.

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4 Comments on New & Noteworthy: Orphanage Mopeds

  1. Tony From Kent Street on Tue, 21st Jul 2009 4:47 pm
  2. I was the fourth owner of a 1978 Puch Maxi-Luxe when I was 14 in 1987 and I’ve had a romantic memory of that moped ever since. It was maroon and if I ever saw it in a store, I might just have to get it back.

  3. missheather on Tue, 21st Jul 2009 5:17 pm
  4. You should swing by. They may very well have one— albeit not in maroon— but that’s easy to fix! ;)

  5. mikki on Tue, 21st Jul 2009 5:34 pm
  6. Did you know Alex Cox is making a sequel to Repo Man, called Repo Chick?

  7. missheather on Tue, 21st Jul 2009 5:38 pm
  8. No, I didn’t!

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