Ensure your yearly BJ; don’t go home empty-handed on Valentine’s Day. A great pop-up near Greenpointers’ studio is happening now. The shared studio of Fay Andrada Jewelry and Nicolette Camille Floral Design (50-52 Dobbins St) will kill two birds with one stone. Fay’s jewelry is delicate, modern, and uniquely shaped. It made my sausage fingers actually look dainty. And Camille’s bouquets are almost too gorgeous to take home for my evil cat to tear to shreds.
Thank you everyone who participated in the Greenpointers’ poetry contest!
Our winner is Athena Pappas with her poem “The Shayz Lounge.” Athena will be a featured reader at Poetry Teachers NYC’s open mic on February 27th, 2013 at Milk and Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave). Signup for the Open Mic at 7:30, show starts at 8pm.
The Shayz Lounge by Athena Papas
I want one stained
barely legible against
grainy brown paper
love letter jotted down
on the back of recycled napkin,
pack of cowboy killer cigarettes,
discounted bottle of Chianti,
a blood moon stain on the end table.
One moment of the jukebox
making me feel
the pulse of fingertips
until the record ends.
Are you preparing a special meal tonight for your special someone? Don’t screw it up by serving a subpar wine.
Good thing Robert from Vine Box has your back! His warm, casual friendly approach to guiding you to the proper wine pairing is a delightful experience.
Vine Box Wine store is offering handpicked selection of well-made and fairly priced wines. They believe that wine is an important part of the meal enhancing the food’s taste. That is why they arranged wines by their structure and flavor profile; starting with light-bodied whites to full-bodied reds. They believe that shopping for wines should be an uncomplicated process similar to that of picking your favorite cuts of meat at your local butcher’s shop or to that of choosing the freshest of fruits from your grocery’s produce section.
Post Courtesy of: Vine Box
Add some spice to your Valentine’s Day with the 5-course prix fixe diner at Sindicato Brooklyn (57a Nassau Ave).
The prix fixe menu ($58) from this delicioso Mexican tapas restaurant will be sure to turn up the heat, not to mention the super sexy interior will set the mood! Check out their full menu here
Tortilla Wafer, cashew crumble, and pico de gallo
Ensalada De Betabel
Red & yellow beets, brown farro, queso fresco & roasted vegetables
Ensalada De Manzana
Frisee, pickled red onions, caramelized apples, cotija cheese & tortilla crackers
Spicy ground beef, pickled pear onions, mexican crema & salsa crest
Tostada De Ceviche
Fluke ceviche with chile serrano, tomato, cilantro, avocado puree & upland crest
Carne Adobada A La Parrilla
Marinated hanger steak, oyster mushrooms, herbed mashed potato, roasted corn & brussel sprouts
Pescado En Salsa Verde
Tomatillo sauce, oyster mushroom, brussel sprouts, roasted cauliflower & red peper puree
Chorizo-bean puree, maitake mushrooms, fresh corn, scallions and pickled cipollini onions
Pastel De Chocolate
Pastel De Zanahoria
Post Courtesy of: Sindicato Brooklyn
Come on! I had to. For the nail art obsessed, here are some not too over the top Valentine’s Day inspired nails, a few from the talented women who were at our V-Day Market on Saturday: Nails by Fallon & Nails by Kelly.
I threw in two exception in there to make sure you are paying attention. What do we think about pointy claw nails? It is growing on me. And the 3-D flowers. I am obsessed.
On instagram please tag @greenpointers in all your amazing nail art adventures!!!
A walk in the snow is a beautiful thing.
Make sure to join us tomorrow Saturday February 9th from noon-6pm at From The Source (69 West St) for an amazing day of local shopping, delicious food and drink, fun activities and LOVE! More info…
I was running in Mccarren Park when all of a sudden a soccer ball flew out of nowhere slamming me in the head. I was knocked nearly unconscious…
I thought it might have been the concussion but the next thing I knew a dude resembling the godlike form of Cristiano Ronaldo was shaking me, “Oh my god! Are you okay?!” As I stood up trying to ignore the reenacted visual on repeat in my mind of how hilarious slash mortifying that fall must have been I sort of stumbled off saying, “totally fine.. totally fine”.
I had almost made it past Five Leaves when I heard someone running up behind me, It was Cristiano’s look alike — “Hey, wow I am so sorry about that! I told my friend to get your attention but I definitely didn’t think he would do it like that, Can I please buy you dinner to make it up to you?” I wanted to blurt out YES! PLEASE! YOU CAN BUY ME DINNER FOR THE REST OF ETERNITY… but instead I casually said, “I guess that’s the least you can do”. We went to Paulie Gee’s and then walked along the Greenpoint Pier, he was perfect…
— SIKE — ok so maybe that didn’t happen. But as a single gal, let me tell you the piece of advice that not only do I hate the most but also what everyone seems so inclined to say, “when you stop looking you will find it”. Ummmm… stop looking?! Until my lady parts turn into a plastic mound made by Matel I’m not just going to “stop looking”. No, I’m gonna turn this god damn Burrough upside down if its the last thing I do…
So, seeing as it’s Valentines Day next week (and this cold weather makes me more cynical than usual) I thought instead of pick up lines, we would share some inspirational, real life local success stories to show us how it’s done. Thank you to everyone who submitted their “how we met” stories! One finalist was chosen to receive a gift certificate to Le Gamin so they can keep that romance alive.
Couple: Andre & Vanessa
Location: Berry St. Rooftop
Their story: Andre was the doorman of Vanessa’s sister’s building on Berry St. July 4, 2008 Vanessa went to her sister’s rooftop party to watch the fireworks. Andre came up to the party due to numerous noise complaints, after much liquid courage Vanessa pulled Andre aside and kissed him. Luckily the feeling was mutual and just three weeks later they were basically living together. They’re first daughter was born 3 years later on July 4th and (ironically?) they are now expecting their second child this year on July 4th…Good work!
Couple: Jackie & Tony
Location: B61 Bus/Iona Bar
Their story: Jackie and Tony initially met on the social network Friendster (what happened to Friendster?). Tony had given Jackie a virtual “wink” and exchanged a few casual messages. One day they were both riding the same bus, Jackie was on the phone but their cyber flirtation lingered. Tony finally sent another message and they had their first date at Iona… they are now married living in Greenpoint.
Couple: Melissa & Ian
Location: One Well
Their story: Melissa moved to Greenpoint from Baltimore in September. After many nights hanging out at One Well, she became good friends with owner, Kerry Jones. Kerry invited Melissa to her New Year’s Eve party, where Melissa met Ian, her to be NYE kiss. The next morning Ian made her the best breakfast over a Kinks record, they have been making breakfast ever since.
And finally our winner — because a gentlemen still exist…
Couple: Mary Ann & Paulie Gee
Location: Jasmines Disco, Bay Ridge
Their story: It was a Friday night in November of 1976, Mary Ann was at Jasmines disco with friends. Paul approached her and said he had seen her on the subway. Mary Ann thought this was just another pick up line but Paul was cute so she continued the conversation. Turns out he wasn’t lying, they both actually took the RR every day to the World Trade Center stop and worked across the street from one another in lower Manhattan. That night being the gentleman Paul is, he took the car service with her all the way to her house even though he lived on the other side of town. 36 years later they’re still together.
One of Greenpoint’s favorite restaurants and best curated shops have teamed up to make magic happen this Valentine’s Day!
Prix Fixe Menu $35
Complimentary glass of Ventoux Rouge or Sauvignon Blanc
Farro Salad-Roasted Root Vegetables, Cauliflower, Red Onion, Walnuts & Goat Cheese
Arancini -Risotto Rice Balls with Mozzarella, Grana Padano & House Made Breadcrumbs
Sautéed Kale-Caramelized Onion & Capers
Involtini di Pollo-Free Range Chicken Breast with Sage & Speck in White Wine Sauce
Lobster Ravioli-Vodka Sauce
Pizza Fritta Montanara-Ricotta, Oven Roasted Tomato, Shallots & Oregano
Cupcake-Vanilla Cream Cheese & Pomegranate Buttercream
Flourless Chocolate Cake -Topped with Chocolate Ganache
Valentine’s Gift Bag From The One Well (Optional, Order Must Be Placed At Time Of Reservation)
“lover’s bag” is available for only $30 added onto the cost of your prix-fixe dinner. It includes one superb vegan chocolate bar wrapped in sweet Valentine’s paper, one delicious jar of local goat’s milk caramel sauce, and one bottle of luxurious essential oil scented massage oil.
Sponsored Post Courtesy of: Adelina’s
Everyday leading up until Valentines Day, a different gift/special will be posted on the website. Check out the gift guide page to preview the goodies!
KEEP IT LOCAL GREENPOINT
Valentine’s Market This Saturday 2/9: Gifts, Food, Nail Art, Couples Astrology, Prizes, Raffle, Photo Booth, Message In A Bottle
The Greenpointers “Message In A Bottle” Valentines Day Market is this Saturday, February 9th at From The Source (69 West Street) from noon-6pm!
It will be a fun/love filled day including Gifts, Food, Nail Art, Couples Astrology, Prizes, Raffle, Photo Booth, Message In A Bottle
Make sure to get your hands on some raffle tickets for your chance to win a prize and donate to the Greenpointers Writer’s Fund.
In God We Trust
Queen Majesty Hot Sauce
Greenpoint Trading Co
Cato’s Army Navy
The Little Class Slipper
SW Basics of Brooklyn
Check out the vendor’s online preview at Krrb.com
KEEP IT LOCAL GREENPOINT