Panties & Lipstick for cost of a Latte at Peachfrog

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Opened not long after the dramatic economic collapse of autumn 2008, discount designer store Peachfrog is coming up on its one-year anniversary party. In that time, with stock priced up to 90% off retail, the Williamsburg shop, located on N 10th St between Bedford and Berry, has become a magnet for bargain hunters from all more…

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Off the Cuff with WRecords by Monkey

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Getting Into the Groove Inspired by last week’s emerging music fest CMJ, I decided to check out Patrick Chirico and Brian Farrell, the designing duo behind Williamsburg-based accessories line WRecords by Monkey (WBM), who recycle vinyl, and craftily “bridge the worlds of fashion, art and music.” The designers who met while students at Manhattan’s Fashion more…

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Beginner’s Yoga At Greenhouse Holistic

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Confession: I’ve lived in Greenpoint for over a year, and have never ventured into the native yoga scene. I’m a hipster fraud, perhaps, but I’m confident I’m not alone.
On a quest to finally dip into the movement, I ventured over to Greenhouse Holistic.

An Albatross close CMJ and kill while at it

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The venerable harlequin thrash-core group An Albatross (Wilkes Barre, PA) closed the Panache Booking showcase at Union Pool this Saturday, capping off a week of excellent shows during this year’s CMJ Music Marathon.

Where Brooklyn Meets the Sky

Jonah Byrd and Mary Madsen of Jigsaw Soul

If East Williamsburg is not the most beautiful place on earth, it’s pretty close. It’s a neighborhood where Pentecostal churches hold rousing services in the streets outside their storefronts.

Hip to Be Square: Halloween De-Stijl-It-Yourself

Anne S goes Mondrian at a Williamsburg Halloween DIY.

Ever since I took AP Art History junior year at my high school in Minneapolis’ western suburbs, I have been enamored with the black right angles and the crisp use of primary colors in the works of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, member of the early 20th century art movement neoplasticism, also known by the Dutch more…

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