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Written by agnesbstanton

April 27, 2013 at 8:03 am

Posted in Hamptons, Snapshots

55 Pierrepont Street, “Brooklyn Women’s Exchange”

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The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange is the oldest continuously operated exchange in our nation, dating all the way back to 1854. It operates as a retail store where artists and craftspeople have the opportunity to sell their one-of-a-kind items. As one of the most unique stores that I have been to, I can only say that it carries with it the essence of a long gone era that still permeates throughout. You’ll just have to visit and see for yourself. Here’s a video link.

There are adorable baby clothes and toys, craft items, books and special gifts. On the first sunday of each month, there’s always an inspiring craft project for children 3 and up. Another foregone era treasure is when the Artist Deborah O’Connor, who specializes in Silhouette Portraits, is in town. This year she will be visiting on April 19th, 20th, and 21st. Always best to make an appointment.  I was able to take my son to one of these sittings last year where they even had a camera crew filming. It’s a dying art and therefore quit a special experience.

The best part about the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, is that you’re only 2 blocks away from a stroll on the Promenade. Before you go traipsing down that magical path, with Louis Stettner views, don’t forget to stop into “Connecticut Muffin”  (115 Montague St.) for a tasty treat.

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Written by agnesbstanton

April 4, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Posted in Boutique, Brooklyn