Culture on the Cheap
Greenpoint Business Watch: What’s Up At 199 Green Street?
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
I have been asked this question many times. Today I have an answer. Sort of.
Regrettably this establishment was closed when I walked by (so I could not ask its proprietor/proprietress about their business) but it appears to be a clothing shop/craft space of some sort. Does anyone have the 411 about Scales? If so, please share via comments or email at:
missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com
Inquiring minds want to know!
UPDATE 10:20 p.m.; Here’s the 411 per one of 199 Green Street’s neighbors we’ll call V:
I live next door and have seen the comings and goings for some time. It appears to be a woman in her mid 20s with a sewing machine, an ironing board, a wooden chest, and not much else in there. Right now, as the sign says, she is making circle scarves (cowls) which you can see hanging in the window, I believe. I walked by the other day and the sign said “be back at 7:00, at soccer,” which was cute. It looks like it’s about a 150-200sqft storefront, behind those curtains, so there’s not a lot to miss.
For a while, it seemed she was living there, but that may have just been her setting up shop. At least now it’s curtains rather than the butcher paper that was up previously.
UPDATE, February 18, 2010: Thanks to my buddy Seth I have been put in touch with the owner of this establishment! Hopefully I will meet up with her tomorrow. More to come…