Now At The G-Spot: Sock Monkeys With Benefits

Today as yours truly was coming home from a photo walk I bumped into the proprietor of the G-Spot. Chris had a smile on his face, a glint of mischief in his eyes and was toting a rather large bag. “Smitty Claus” beckoned for me to come over and see what was inside. I did— and much to my delight I discovered a bevy of very naughty monkeys. While the above lass has been claimed by yours truly (for obvious reasons), there are plenty of equally sexy simians from which to choose.  This is local shopping at its very finest folks. Check it out!

Anatomically Correct Sock Monkeys
Cost: $30.00
The G-Spot
199 Green Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

TOMORROW: Third Thursdays

November 17, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item comes courtesy of the store’s proprietor, Chris “Smitty” Smith. He writes:

Introducing our Third Thursday salon at the G-Spot Pop Shop.

We’ll be showing a great selection of local artists and designers with a lot of affordable cool stuff for $25 or less!
and we’ll be serving up some liquid libations to loosen your libidos (and open your wallets ;>) courtesy of Brouwerij Lane.

And be sure to bring your creativity! we’re gonna cover one of the walls in paper and work on a collaborative mural.

We’re hoping to make this a regular monthly art event in Greenpoint. Let us know if you want to get involved.
The Yes Gallery on India st is also having an opening that night, so be sure to stop by there as well.

Third Thursdays
November 18, 2010 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
The G Spot
199 Green Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Closing on a (somewhat) related note, some of you might be interested to that know yours truly is collaborating with Mr. Smith on a signature line of gloriously Greenpoint goodies. You can get a hint of what is up our collective sleeves by clicking here!

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: Chris Smith

LAST GASP: MUGS!

November 4, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Vinyl Siding 

Chris “Smitty” Smith promised and has delivered: genuine Greenpoint mugs including one which pays homage to one of our neighborhood’s most prominent features: siding!

The G Spot
199 Green Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

UPDATE, November 5, 2010: I have gotten word from Chris these mugs are $10.00 a pop…

and there are also clutch purses and journals for sale at $40.00 and $15.00 respectively. Who says siding can’t be stylish!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: The G Spot

October 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Props go out to Chris “Smitty” Smith for putting together such a fabulous selection of stuff! Garden Spot enthusiasts in particular will be pleased to know he has a whole line of Greenpoint merch in the works including coffee mugs!

Miss Heather

P.S.: For those of you who are wondering, the jewelry depicted in this post was made by a lady named Nina. You can check out her web site by clicking here. Not only are her wares lovely to look at, but they’re also easy on the wallet!

LAST GASP: The G Spot

October 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

While I have been stuck at home the last few days with a cold I forgot— or make that almost forgot— to share the good news about The G Spot: a shop which calls our very own Chris Smith, AKA: subtexture— the guy who designed this fabulous Greenpoint tee shirt, its proprietor! Why not swing by this upcoming Tuesday, say “Hi” and check out his wares?

The G Spot “Soft Opening” Celebration
OPENING DATE: Tuesday, October 26, 2010
starting at 6:00 p.m.
The G Spot*
199 Green Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

You can check out The G Spot’s Facebook page by clicking here.

Miss Heather

*And the Mark Bar.

Photo Credits: Chris Smith

New York Shitty Day Ender: Scales Revisited

February 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

It was touch and go for a day or two but today I finally caught up with the brains behind the happenings at 199 Green Street: Kacy. She’s an incredibly nice lady and although her shop is still very much a work in progress (right now she is featuring cowls but plans to sell more apparel, such as shirts, in the near future), she plans to host a knitting workshop (all ages are welcome) Sunday, February 28, starting at 7:00 p.m. Check it out— or swing by and welcome her to the neighborhood!

Free Knitting Class
February 28, 2010 starting at 7:00 p.m.
Scales
199 Green Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Business Watch: What’s Up At 199 Green Street?

February 17, 2010 ·
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!

Miss Heather

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…

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