Emma Scaramozzino - February 4, 2021

The Insider's Guide to Greenpoint & The northSide

For many, visiting the SK Showroom is not only an opportunity to try on jewelry, but also a great time to explore Brooklyn. Since moving to our new location on Greenpoint Avenue in May, we've accumulated a list of our favorite restaurants, stores, and attractions. Our clients almost always ask for our recommendations, so we decided to compile all of them into this blog post + a map that you can find here.

RESTAURANTS & COFFEE SPOTS

OXOMOCO

oxomoco
oxomoco

128 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Oxomoco is one of the first restaurants we tried when we moved to Brooklyn, and our most frequently recommended spot. Earning a Michelin star, Oxomoco is known for their variety of Mexican dishes. "This kitchen team doesn’t stick to one dish or area of Mexico. Instead, it reaches widely across myriad regions, always balancing abundance with fresh and vibrant flavors." — Michelin. We personally recommend the lamb barbacoa tacos and their guacamole.  

PAULIE GEE'S SLICE Shop

Pauly Gee's Slice Shop

110 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Pauly Gee's Slice Shop is the perfect place for a quick bite. Famous for their quick counter service and New York-style slices, this is one of the best pizza places in all of NYC. If you're looking to sit down and have a whole pie, check out the OG Paulie Gee's a few blocks away.

21 Greenpoint

21 Greenpoint
Pauly Gee's Slice Shop

21 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

21 Greenpoint has a little bit of everything. Thanks to inventive chef, Homer Murray (son of Bill Murray), their menu is continuously evolving, featuring seasonal vegetables, local meat / seafood, and craft cocktails.

GRand republic cocktail Club

Grand Republic Cocktail Club

19 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

The perfect place to meet up with friends and talk over cocktails.  A place we fell in love with summer 2020 thanks to covid-era roadies and sunset catching at the adjacent Transmitter Park Pier.

CHez ma tante

Grand Republic Cocktail Club
Grand Republic Cocktail Club

90 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Chez Ma Tante is known for their dishes inspired by European pubs, cafes, bistros and trattorias. 

Ovenly

Ovenly

31 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

The perfect coffee shop for a quick cup of coffee and a sweet treat. You can also order one of their famous cakes in advance for any celebration.  Need we mention cake happy hour?

Di an di

Di an di
Di an di

68 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Authentic Vietnamese food right across from the SK Showroom! The Imperial Rolls are a must-order and the wait staff will take shots with you if you insist. 

Jungle cafe

jungle cafe

131 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Jungle cafe offers a variety of vegan foods including Asian, Mexican, and American-style dishes. Even if you aren't vegan, we highly recommend stopping by anyway - the mint lemonade and caesar salad is a must!

WESTlight

westlight
bathhouse kitchen

111 N 12th St 22nd floor, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Looking for the perfect rooftop bar? Westlight is your place. Visit for yummy tapas (order the caviar potato skins), cocktails, wine, beer, and views!

SUMMerly

Summerly at the Hoxton
Summerly at the Hoxton

97 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Another amazing rooftop, but come hungry to this one. Summerly at the Hoxton hotel is not only known for their gorgeous bar and view, but their food as well. The Old Bay fries will be your best friend. 

HOTEL DELMANO

Hotel Delmano

82 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

This popular Williamsburg bar is known for their cocktails and upscale setting that recalls old New York.

The water tower bar

water tower bar
water tower bar

96 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

A pool, great food, and cocktails. Need I say more?

Five leaves

five leaves

18 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Founded by the late actor Heath Ledger, this brunch and dinner spot is known for it's American-style cuisine with an Aussie touch. Our personal favorites are the ricotta pancakes and Five Leaves burger. 

Sunday in brooklyn

sunday in brooklyn
sunday in brooklyn

348 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

A staple Brooklyn brunch spot. For meat lovers, order the spicy biscuits with sausage gravy and egg. 

Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop

PETER PAN DONUT & PASTRY SHOP

727 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

An old-school bakery with counter seating for donuts & pastries, plus shakes & egg creams.

Moe's doughs

PETER PAN DONUT & PASTRY SHOP
PETER PAN DONUT & PASTRY SHOP

126 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

A colorful joint offering classic & creative house-made donuts, plus burgers, sandwiches & more.

SHOPPING

Awoke vintage

awoke vintage
Awoke Vintage

16 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, New York, 11222

This cute vintage clothing store is located right next to Five Leaves (and they boast 2 other locations in BK).

Brother Vielles

BROTHER VIELLES

71 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Aurora James founded Brother Vellies in 2013 with the goal of keeping traditional African design practices, and techniques alive while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs. Now handmade by artisans across the globe, Brother Vellies creates luxury accessories that celebrate cultural histories and timeless design.

Alter

Alter
Alter

140 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Alter is an Indie clothing boutique specializing in trendy new & vintage menswear, shoes & accessories.

Lockwood

lockwood

98 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Lockwood carries a variety of items including home decor, gifts, stationary, and clothing.

Dyphor

Dyphor
Dyphor

146 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Dyphor is a custom build and interior design showroom. Stop in & pick up a poof or hire the owners, Francesca and Ahmad DeShae, to design your entire space.

10 ft Single by Stella Dallas

10 FT SINGLE BY STELLA DALLAS

285 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

10 Ft Single is a modest store selling a sizable assortment of men's & women's vintage clothing, shoes & more.

DObbin street co-op

DOBBIN STREET CO-OP
DOBBIN STREET CO-OP

39 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

A vintage furniture and decor shop, with a revolving door of designs.  The floor typically flips several times a week. If you love it, don't sit on it (or buy it so you can sit on it - see what we did there?).

Copper + PLaid

COPPER + PLAID

655 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Copper + Plaid is a Mid Century, Danish Modern, and Boho Vintage Furniture Store.

Dream Fishing Tackle

DREAM FISHING TACKLE
DREAM FISHING TACKLE

673 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Dream Fishing Tackle doesn't just carry tackle, they are also known for their mid-century furniture and vinyl assortment.

DYPHOR POP-UP in Fandi Mata

DYPHOR POP-UP IN FANDI MATA

74 Bayard St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Dyphor New York has just recently opened a pop-up in restaurant, Fandi Mata. Enjoy yummy food while shopping some of the coolest decor in BK!

Activities

lili and cata

lili and cata
lili and cata

72 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Our favorite nail salon located directly across from the showroom. They offer waterless mani / pedis as well as wine, beer, coffee, or pastries to enjoy during your visit. 

transmitter Park

transmitter park

Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

WNYC Transmitter Park is a 6.61-acre public park located in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, where Greenpoint Avenue dead-ends by the East River shoreline. Walk the peir plank for breathtaking city views. 

Bathhouse

bathhouse kitchen
bathhouse kitchen

103 N 10th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Bathhouse is a restaurant and spa dedicated to improving overall wellness. They offer treatments such as massages, scrubs, stretches and facials as well as amenities like their multiple saunas and pools. They even have a restaurant famous for their European style cuisine and sustainable wines.

Mccarren park

transmitter park

776 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222 

McCarren Park is a public park in Brooklyn, New York City. It is located on the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint and is bordered by Nassau Avenue, Bayard Street, Lorimer Street and North 12th Street. The park contains facilities for recreational softball, volleyball, soccer, handball, and other games.


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