We started our holiday shopping bag give-away today -- spend $5 with any merchant and get a canvas Moore Street tote. Business has been brisk today. We'll be giving away shopping bags every weekend through Christmas.
Some new vendors joined us this month: All Star Cuts unisex hair salon, owned by Jose Colon, who grew up just 3 blocks from the market; and Delicias Tainas, selling traditional Puerto Rican food and owned by neighborhood resident Pablo Rivera. Two Girls & Two Pups Bake Shop is on temporary hiatus until the commercial kitchen is complete and they can prepare their full menu of baked goods -- look for them in a few weeks.
Arturo Rivera is back again with his weekend jewelry and accessories counter -- the November weekend flea market is back next weekend, and will run every weekend through Christmas.
Here are some photos of a busy market!
|Arturo Rivera's jewelry stand|
|Pablo Rivera, left, of Delicias Tainas|
|Delicias Tainas in action|
|"Meatball" distributing shopping bags|
|Maria of Botanica Esperanza|
|All American Coffe Shop is packed|
|AC Tropical, packing them in!|
|Jose Colon and customer, All Star Cuts|
|Abby's Food, with lines for plantains|
|The always busy Ramonitas Restaurant|
|Daily menu, Delicias Tainas|
Stay tuned for information about our holiday events schedule. First on track -- an art workshop for the entire family on how to make wood-block prints. We are doing this jointly with Arts In Bushwick on Sunday, December 16th -- more details to follow. Hope you can join us!
And rumor is that Santa will be here as well -- he'll let us know when he checks his very busy schedule. Until then, have a lovely Thanksgiving holiday!
P.S. Community Board 1 approved our plan for an urban farm at 104 Moore Street -- hope to be tilling soil before the end of the year!
Moore Street Market