Press Release from the Brooklyn Flea: New Williamsburg site open every weekend April to November; Fort Greene Flea and Brooklyn Bridge Park Smorgasburg return; Dozens of new Smorgasburg vendors added; Markets celebrate 5th anniversary April 6; Record fair joins Red Bull Music Academy May 4; Whole Foods pop-up partnership expands with Yuji Ramen and new Snack Bar for packaged products and beverages. On Saturday, April 6, Brooklyn Flea celebrates the fifth anniversary of its in
Happy Valentine’s Day! I realize it’s more like Valentine’s Evening, but I couldn’t let this day go by without expressing my appreciation for everyone who visits this site and everyone who makes it possible. Thank you and much love to you all! I’ve mentioned the Greenpointers Valentine’s Market, which took place last Sunday, and I wanted to bring your attention to several people who are new to the market scene, one of whom is Nancy Gesimondo of Gracestones. Nancy creates hand
The snowstorm came and went while we were snug in our wee little beds, leaving behind a blanket of frozen fluffiness. There have been too many cancellations and schedule changes to track here, so please check your favorite markets’ websites for updates. In the meantime, it’s almost Valentine’s Day! This weekend and during the week, several wonderful Valentine’s Markets are happening: Saturday, February 9, 2013 Greenpointer’s Valentine’s Market: Greenpointer’s second annual Va
Simple, hot, gentle and tasty. Steamed cauliflower with melted butter was one of my mom’s favorite winter vegetables. I don’t make it very often myself, but when I do, it brings back memories of winter sledding parties when we were little kids. Just a little nostalgia on a freezing winter weekend. Cut your cauliflower into bite sized pieces and place in a steamer till just tender (about 5 minutes). Melt two tablespoons of butter over the cauliflower, with a dash of sea salt.
I have tried them, and I absolutely loved the way they made my skin feel. I gave myself a super luxury facial, starting with the Oatmeal Facial Scrub, then on to the Chocolate Facial Mask and finishing up with a tiny bit of the Avocado Lavender Salve, which gave up a noseful of lavender as my skin soaked it up. The scrubs are wonderful exfoliants and moisturizers. Proprietor Susan Ng clearly loves creating her handcrafted products. You can purchase them online and also meet h
Joan Huggard from Citybitz creates some of the most fabulous souvenirs of New York, bar none. She takes photos of New York icons, like the Chrysler and Flatiron buildings and the Brooklyn Bridge, as well as more subtle details of the city, such as the gorgeous subway station tiles and architectural details. The images are treated with resin and affixed to necklaces, earrings, cufflinks, mirrors, money clips, compacts and pill boxes. And then there are the flasks. Joan creates
Remember that glorious, perfect day last Saturday? I had the great good fortune to spend it doing a book signing at the Greenpoint Greenmarket in McCarren Park. One of the larger markets, it has been fully embraced by the community, and it is also the perfect destination for people exploring the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods. I met many nice families and dogs shopping at the market, with Hillary Hawke and the Flipsides playing the perfect plucky market soundtra