Four words: Spicy Bacon Caramel Corn. Yep. This popcorn is paired with smoky bacon from farm-raised hogs and smothered in Brooklyn Brewery Pennant Ale caramel. Yum.

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11:00AM on 04/02/2013

1,700 artists will open their studio doors this weekend in Brooklyn, and here's hoping lots of art lovers come flooding in.

No matter how large your art appetite, you cannot see them all, so create your target list by neighborhood, medium or other categories with this helpful tool on the Go Brooklyn Art website. And you can use the organization's app to vote for your favorite artists; winners are featured at an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.  Saturday & Sunday, 11a to 7p.

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11:55AM on 09/07/2012
The Brooklyn gals behind this new and cozy 15-seat bakery are cooking up something good--and, it's all natural andpreservative free! With treats likeSpicy Bacon Caramel Corn (pictured), roasted pecans smothered in local maple syrup and thyme, salted chocolate chip cookies, and a cup of fresh Stumptown coffee, consider your snack attack covered. [more info]
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11:45AM on 06/04/2012
Celebrate Brooklyn's culinary spirit at this Williamsburg foodie festival. Held on the scenic waterfront, you can sample Venezuelan tapas from Caracas Arepa Bar, beers from the Brooklyn Brewery, soda from GuS (Grown-up Soda), and more! For a full list of participating restaurants, click here. [$35 for 6 tastings; $95 unlimited/Buy tickets]
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07:46AM on 08/22/2011
This Saturday (Apr 16) from noon-8pm, designer Mary Meyer is teaming up with this Greenpoint shop to unveil her spring '11 collection, which MISS mag calls "next-level post-apocalyptic beachy hippie punk," and is priced from $30-$180. Get free drinks, discounts, and giveaways as you browse the shop. The Muscle Tee dress pictured ($148) is a best seller by Meyer. [More info]
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09:28AM on 04/15/2011
Inspired by the ever-trendy Art Deco District in Miami Beach, these seafoam green and goldplatethrowback earrings are the perfect pop of color to add to any outfit, and at $10, they won't break the bank. Because retro is the trend.
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08:15AM on 03/31/2011
Late Breaking!! In God We Trust Commitment Jewelry on view for the first time...tonight! Get committed (married, or otherwise hitched) in style with Brooklyn's finest baubles. Mar 14th, 6:30pm-9:30pm.
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11:05AM on 03/14/2011

This Saturday, check out the Greenpointer’s “Message in a Bottle” Valentine’s Day Market from noon-6pm for some local V-Day gift ideas like cookies from Tasty Morsels Bakery (pictured) or a Warm Mint Body Bar from Manor House Soaps. You also have a chance to win some sweet raffle prizes, eat and drink refreshments from Brooklyn Brewery, Pie Corps, and more, and have your nails decked out with fancy nail art. And, to make your Valentine's Day run more smoothly, get some free astrology dating advice.

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11:00AM on 02/08/2013

Do you a) rebel against a 100% digital world, b) collect vinyl records, or c) love the rich analog sound of an old 33? Head to Permanent Records, where recent arrivals include Coltrane, Joy Division, and the Velvet Underground, among others. 

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08:57AM on 08/26/2012
Enter to win 2 free all-access tickets to this Billyburg foodie festival by clicking here! Held on the scenic waterfront this Sunday (9/18) from 1 to 6pm, you can sample gazpacho with marinated rock shrimp from Dressler, Wellfleet oysters from Maison Premiere, and more! [$35 for 6 tastings; $85 unlimited/Buy tickets]
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06:42AM on 09/15/2011
Check out this NEW AND AMAZING indie market built from shipping containers (!) this Sat (7/23) in Downtown Brooklyn! Twenty two vendors will offer delish food, beautiful clothes, and more. Vendors include: Cuzin's Duzin donuts, soul food caterer Mazie's Bites, and boutique Harriet's Alter Ego. [More info]
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07:31AM on 07/21/2011
Take up to 60% off a hodgepodge of items at the Fred Flare sale. There's nerdy-chic apparel and accessories, old-school film-loaded cameras, and kitschy gag gifts! We thought this ingenious skeleton-key flash drive would make a super-cute gift ($38; was 60). [Shop the sale]
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08:20AM on 04/11/2011
This Brooklyn-based painter is passionate about your pets. Her stunning portraits ($250 ea.) are 18" x 18" and made with acrylic paint. Immortalizing your furry friend is quite simple: just send a pic to Kira, wait one short month, and voila: your pet is with you forever.
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08:15AM on 03/24/2011
Blake Butler's new novel There is No Year is out in April, but if you just can't wait there's a pre-publication reading this Wed, March 9, at 7:30pm. This is part of a four-night marathon reading series; RSVP on Facebook. Click through to see what HarperCollins says about Butler's work:
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10:26AM on 03/07/2011

Normally a whole-sale only spot, Dusty Rose will be opening its doors to the public Tuesday-Thursday from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. through Halloween. Dozens and dozens of vintage threads will lend themselves to that one-of-a-kind costume you've been searching for.

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10:00AM on 10/23/2012
Opened in 1936 as a giant public pool, the Greenpoint swimming facility has had a major facelift after being shut down for nearly three decades. The renovation features a U-shape, will hold 1,500 swimmers, and servesas a hub for music and art events, as well as winterice skating. [more info]
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12:30PM on 07/21/2012
Enter to win 2 free all-access tickets to this Billyburg foodie festival by clicking here! Held on the scenic waterfront, you can sample Venezuelan tapas from Caracas Arepa Bar, beers from the Brooklyn Brewery, soda from GuS (Grown-up Soda), and more! [$35 for 6 tastings; $95 unlimited/Buy tickets]
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11:00AM on 09/12/2011
You might get embarrassed when your mom calls herself "hip," but you have to admit, she's can be a pretty fly chick. Let her know your true feelings with some trendy silver and gold jewelry. Check out their Soho, Williamsburg, or Greenpoint storefronts, or shop online for great finds like these darling necklaces pictured above. Plus: take 10% off all non-sale items when you mention Paper & String! Soho location only.
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07:27AM on 05/06/2011
Come and hear how the folks at some of Brooklyn's most successful restaurants have made their names. Paul Giannone of Paulie Gee's, for example, worked with the brilliant interior designers Evan and Oliver Haslegrave of hOmE (pictured above) as well as local bakery Ovenly. [More info/buy tickets]
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11:00AM on 04/01/2011
This Brooklyn accessory boutique is notorious for their bad-ass accessories, like this vintage brass laundry pin and Swarovski crystal necklace ($148). Now thru March 31, they're having a huge sale on handbags, small leather goods, and jewelry. Click here to shop now!
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11:19AM on 03/23/2011

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