Atlantic Antic Wrap-up Part II: Greenpoint Represents!

October 6, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

So today we have learned that my fair burgh (in the eyes of one t-shirt company staffed by INCREDIBLY NICE PEOPLE) doesn’t merit inclusion on a piece of apparel outlining the neighborhoods of Brooklyn. No worries, we Greenpointers made our presence known. I was not only accompanied on my foray to Atlantic Avenue goodness by the ever-lovely (and hilarious) Bitchcakes and a very talented friend of mine named Rowan (you can see their pix from the Antic by clicking here and here) but a couple members of Greenpoint’s business community were present as well.

True to form Bret was busy slinging Wine Cellar sorbet to hungry (or would that be thirsty?) street fair goers. For those of you who are not in the know, Wine Cellar Sorbets is located on Kent Street just west of Franklin Street. Their delicious products can be purchased at The Garden. Try the Rose, it is delicious!

Wine Cellar Sorbets
(via The Garden)
921 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Contrary to what the content of this blog might suggest I take great delight in beautiful things. More specifically: I LOVE orchids. If I thought such a delicate plant would stand a snowball’s chance in hell of surviving my horticultural skills (and cats) my apartment would be teeming with them. I stick with the artificial kind instead. The previous having been said you can imagine my glee when I saw this.



And these.

Those are real flowers. Smitten (and financially “light” after making a very carefully considered sock monkey acquisition*), I made a mad dash for the stack of business cards gracing this booth. When I did I made a very interesting discovery.

This lovely jewelry is made in none other than the Garden Spot of the Universe: Greenpoint!

I spoke briefly with the founder of this company: Andrzej Bialuski. He’s a really nice guy. Those of you interested in purchasing one of his lovely creations can do so via Hanami’s web site, Etsy or at the Christmas Fair at Union Square later this year.

214 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Prices start at ~$45.00, which when you consider labor and the cost of materials (resin is expensive and a pain to work with kids— I speak from experience when I write this) that’s pretty darned cheap!

Miss Heather

*I had to settle for a bottle “Greenpoint Grape” soda instead.


3 Comments on Atlantic Antic Wrap-up Part II: Greenpoint Represents!

  1. rheingold on Mon, 6th Oct 2008 4:09 pm
  2. The Brooklyn Bridge is in Greenpoint?

  3. missheather on Mon, 6th Oct 2008 4:12 pm
  4. You make a good point, Rheingold. The Greenpoint bottle should have a nice graphic of the shit tits on it.

  5. rowan on Tue, 7th Oct 2008 1:17 pm
  6. i noticed all the bottles had the same logo on it. am in agreement: something unique to each neighborhood would be nice. Shit Tits for Greenpoint, Wonderwheel or Cyclone for Coney Island. The orchid shots came out great. Hanami’s work took my breath away.

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