On January - 5 - 2014
“A small and sinister snow seems to be coming down relentlessly at present. The radio says it is eventually going to be sleet and rain, but I don’t think so; I think it is just going to go on and on, coming down, until the whole world…etc. It has that look.” ― Edward Gorey
On January - 3 - 2014
The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. – Margaret Atwood
On December - 31 - 2013
“In this new year, may you have a deep understanding of your true value and worth, an absolute faith in your unlimited potential, peace of mind in the midst of uncertainty, the confidence to let go when you need to, acceptance to replace your resistance, gratitude to open your heart, the strength to meet your challenges, great love to replace your fear, forgiveness and compassion for those who offend you, clear sight to see your best and true path, hope to dispel obscurity, the conviction to make your dreams come true, meaningful and rewarding synchronicities, dear friends who truly know and love you, a childlike trust in the benevolence of the universe, the humility to remain teachable, the wisdom to fully embrace your life exactly as it is, the understanding that every soul has its own course to follow, the discernment to recognize your own unique inner voice of truth, and the courage to learn to be still.”
― Janet Rebhan
We will be closed New Year’s Day (1/1/14) & open again with regular store hours after that…
On December - 28 - 2013
“‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” – Alice Walker
On December - 16 - 2013
The new be-all-to-end-all about BKLYN on the big old world wide web is a new site called The Brooklyn Reader, the First Online Destination for Brooklyn Residents.
The site launched TODAY (12/16/13) and includes information on local neighborhoods, entertainment, features and more (including subway schedules, police reports and weather).
The launch’s Face Time features Green in BKLYN (Face Time: Elissa Olin of Green in BKLYN) and shows a busy day in the shop. We hope you’ll join us (online or on Myrtle Avenue).
We’re open through Xmas Eve (12/24/13) every day til 8pm (except Sunday, when we’re open til 6pm). See you soon!
On December - 1 - 2013
“Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” ― José N. Harris
On November - 28 - 2013
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country.
Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It’s a chance to support local, small businesses. To thank them for what they give and bring to your community. And to ensure they’ll be here in the future to continue to do all they do.
This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 30th.
PS – We’re having a raffle at Green in BKLYN on Small Business Saturday. With any purchase, you’ll be entered in our raffle for an awesome pile of eco-friendly and local treasures. Start your holiday shopping with a chance to win an awesome gift for… you!
On November - 28 - 2013
With the holidays upon us again (Merry Chrismahanakwansakah everyone!), many people are stopping in the shop asking for gift suggestions. And though we know the holidays are more than the sum of the booty you get under the tree, menorah or kinara, we thought it would be helpful to share some gift ideas with you.
When you stop in the shop, we’re happy to help you make a selection or you can grab a handy Wish List for the ladies, fellas, tweens or wee ones in your life. We’ve reprinted a few of our favorites below or pick up our expanded Holiday Wish List 2013 in the shop. Needless to say, you can pick these treasures up at Green in BKLYN, too. Oh, & we can gift wrap them, if you’d like!
PS – Everything with an asterisk is *Made, designed, created, birthed &/or formed in BKLYN
- Lundberg Recycled Blown Glass Birds’ Nest & Other Treasures
- Brooklyn Marbling Silk Scarves*
- SodaStream Crystal Starter Kits
- Brooklyn Roasting Co. Coffee & BKLYN Star Mugs*
- The Mile End: Jewish Comfort Food*
- Rough & Tumble Fobot
- All Natural Shaving Kits
- Linoto Linen Sheet Sets
- Ball Jar Cocktail Shakers & Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails*
- Dancing Man Knives from Alaska
- Recycled Cotton Socks (includes two pair & a spare)
- The ABCs of Brooklyn*
- Bamboo Safari Animal Mobiles
- All Thru The Night: A Cappella Lullabies CD*
- Wooden ABC Blocks & Pull Cart
- AFROS: A Celebration of Natural Hair*
- Stainless Steel Popsicle Makers & People’s Pops*
- Brooklyn ‘Hood Baseball Caps*
- Recycled Ruler Frame & Box Sets
- Voltaic Solar Powered Chargers
On November - 28 - 2013
Posting on Thanksgiving Day and giving thanks for the gifts we are blessed with… including our customers, friends, neighbors and family.
And recently, some very lovely press. Including a shout out from The L Magazine in The Brooklynite’s Guide to Holiday Shopping (we are in some wonderful company!) and a chance to speak on Channel 12 Brooklyn‘s piece about Dante DiBlasio and his awesome afro.
On August - 17 - 2013
TODAY, Saturday August 17th, is National Thrift Store Day.
To celebrate the wonders of reusing, refurbishing, and everything thrift, the the E-waste Warehouse is offering a special sale on refurbished electronics. This is a chance to do some back-to-school shopping without breaking the bank… 15% off on all computers and laptops — 25% off everything else in the store!
The E-Waste Warehouse is open today from 10am-4pm and is located at 469 President Street (at Nevins Street) in Brooklyn, NY 11215.
Also check out the sales being offered by other awesome reuse organizations such as Build It Green! NYC, Film Biz Recycling, and Recycle-A-Bicycle.
Thrift Store Day is organized by ReuseNYC.