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Of Cocktails & Burgers: Alameda

Of Cocktails & Burgers: Alameda

The first reason to pay a visit to Alameda in Greenpoint is the look: before Ramona had people in the neighborhood buzzing, Alameda had resuscitated art deco restaurant design. Geometry rules the space: from tiles and wood on the floors, to hexagon moulding and rectangular pendant fixtures on the ceilings, every piece locks in place.(…)

Animals Ask People: Caycee Black of Black + Graze

Animals Ask People: Caycee Black of Black + Graze

Caycee Black has been a friend for over a decade and it’s been an absolute joy to watch her tackle creative endeavor after creative endeavor. She’s obviously preciously beautiful, and we love her because she shares so many of our own favorite perspectives: that Paulie Gee’s is the best, that you should pursue the projects(…)

Animals Ask People: Ria Lopez of RiaNailz

Animals Ask People: Ria Lopez of RiaNailz

There are a lot of nail artists out there, but I always come back to RiaNailz. Whether it’s Henry + Karen’s house from Goodfellas or Beyonce’s Kenzo romper, she takes my weird ideas and makes them into an awesome nail reality (please see the collage below for evidence!). Every time she does my nails, I(…)

Animals Ask People: Caris Reid

Animals Ask People: Caris Reid

I first met Caris a little more than a year ago at the Richardson, where we quickly delved into an intense conversation about all things occult over tequila cocktails. I was pleased to later find that the mystery that infused our conversation was but a tip of the iceberg that makes Caris Reid a fascinating(…)

Flowers, Donuts and Coffee: Spina Rocks Them All!

Flowers, Donuts and Coffee: Spina Rocks Them All!

Spina is a new flower shop on picturesque Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and I love it.  Not only do they have gorgeous flowers, affordable little succulents and and a lovely space, but they also serve Stumptown coffee and really amazing donuts from Dough.  FYI, they are FANCY donuts, with fruit and and other delicious(…)

Xi’an Famous Foods is On A Random Street in Greenpoint! Here’s Why.

Xi’an Famous Foods is On A Random Street in Greenpoint! Here’s Why.

By now everyone knows that you don’t have to go to Flushing anymore to taste the delights that Xi’an Famous Foods has to offer, and you also probably know that there is one all up in the ‘hood. But WHY, do you ask, is it on a weird little half-residential/half-industrial street in the nether-region of(…)