Friday, June 4, 2010

Governor's Island is WHERE its at!

So, I visited the {newnew} street team's House on Governor's Island this afternoon. In a word: WOW. This house is amazing. The jewelry is set up like any chic NYC "Brick & Mortar" boutique.

The shop, located at House 6B in Nolan Park, Governors Island, has somewhat of a nautical theme, calling itself the etsy {newnew} "Treasure Chest" and all of the catalogues, press releases, and other promo material is amazingly designed like old treasure maps. This was a genius idea and the house looks fun, inviting, and chock-full of amazing products.

Click here to take a look at the Ferry Schedule. There are ferries from Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The island itself is an old military base and the buildings all look uniform and historical. It is like a journey to another part of the country in one 8 minute boat ride. It is tranquil and covered in green grass and shady trees. The island was closed for years and recently reopened to the public. Ther are art exhibits, food vendors, activities for kids, shopping (that's where we come in), and even theatre pieces being developed there this summer. I am so excited to be a part of this. Find out some more interesting stuff here.

Watch the ABC 7 News story here!!!

Governors island opens tomorrow, June 5th. This weekend Etsy's {newnew} street team will be virtually all over the city at various fairs. Look for us (though not me, I will be in rehearsals all weekend) at the Renegade Craft Faire in Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Flea (ooh, fish tacos, yum) at Fort Green and at the Bank at 1 Hanson Pl., the Hester St. Market downtown, The Brooklyn Indie Market , and the Fulton Stall Market at South Street Seaport!

Its a beautiful day to support local artists! Thanks, everyone!

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