Around the Corner: Governors Island.

So yes.  It's that time again.  I'm back with another free thing to do.  And no surprise, today I take you to Governors Island!

Yep, Governors Island, NYC's hidden treasure, is just a free ferry ride away.  Open to the public Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through the summer, this gem always has amazing things to do or see.  You can do everything from renting a bike, seeing a concert (there are many throughout the season!), checking out the galleries, to even shopping at the {NewNew}'s very open Etsy pop-up shop, The Treasure Chest.  Check out G.I.'s list of 2010 events here.

En route.
The ferry.

Lady Liberty in the distance.

Arriving to G.I.


The island is shaped like a foot!

These are just some photos of the beginning of the island, you'll have to visit to check out the rest of it!!

Until next time,

Where to Find the {NewNew} July 10 + 11

If you're on stay-cation mode this summer, the perfect NYC market is calling you for a visit! Take a day to browse those great artisan markets that you've been meaning to swing by. I'm sure something - whether a sweet piece of jewelry, unique piece of apparel, nifty houseware item, or adorable baby gift - is beckoning you.
What: The {NewNew} Treasure Chest Store on Governors Island
When: Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 6pm
Where: House 6B in Nolan Park on Governors Island. Take the free ferry at the Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan or at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 (Brooklyn ferries only run on weekends). More directions of ferry schedules here.
Who: Over 30 {NewNew} artists - check out the complete list here.
Governors Island Fun Fact: This NYC getaway has car-free biking. Bring your bike or rent one there. Friday visitors get a free hour of bike rentals!

What: Hester Street Fair
When: Saturday and Sunday 10am - 6pm
Where: Hester and Essex Street.
Who: {NewNew} artisans will be there all weekend. On Saturday, see Izile, CardsInStitches, & JennaNewton. On Sunday, visit PurtyBird, SaskiaDeVries, & FiskAndFern.
Hester Street Fun Fact: This was the exact location of a famous, bustling outdoor market back in the late 1800's and early 1900's where people would shop for everything from bread, tea, produce and livestock.

What: Brooklyn Flea
When: Saturday 10am - 5pm.
Where: 176 Clermont between Clermont and Vanderbilt.
Brooklyn Flea Fun Fact: The New York Times calls the Brooklyn Flea "One of the great urban experiences in New York."

What: Brooklyn Indie Market
When: Sunday 11am - 6pm.
Where: Red and white striped tent on Smith and Union Street, Carroll Gardens.
Who: {NewNew} Carroll Gardenite WabisabiBrooklyn
Brooklyn Indie Market Fun Fact: The Brooklyn Indie Market was the dream of Kathy Malone who saw potential in a vacant lot in Carroll Gardens. Through persistence and perseverance, she was able to get permission from government officials to use the space as a weekly artisan market.


Treasures Abound on Governors Island!

Okay, so you may have heard us buzzing the word about our summer-long pop-up shop on Governors Island.  You may have also heard that each item featured in the shop is 100% handmade and/or upcycled by local artisans/members of our Etsy Street Team.  But did you know that some of the product was either exclusively made for the island shop or is Governors Island-themed?  How neat!
Governors Island Tea Towel
Claudia Pearson Illustration -- Governors Island Tea Towel (a super memento of your trip here!)
Anchor Necklace
Knit Knit -- Anchor Necklace (for the sailor in all of us!)
Bubble earring
Metalicious -- Bubble Earring (they're bubblicious!)
Magritte Nicked My Bike
May Luk Ceramics -- Magritte Nicked My Bike (for the Governors Island bicycle enthusiasts)
Shipwrecked Necklaces
J Topolski -- Shipwrecked Necklaces (for the pirate lovers -- arrr!)
Art Wallet with Crayons and NYC Coloring Book - Transportation Pattern
Windows of Agate -- Art Wallet with Crayons -- NYC and Governors Island Coloring Books (for the little ones to remember their trip!)

And much, much more!  You can stop by our Treasure Chest at Nolan Park House 6B every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until September 5th!

For more info, please visit our official site here.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Before and After: the Treasure Chest at Governors Island

Who doesn't love a before & after?  Well, I for one simply love transformations of all sorts and that is why I am going to take you on a little adventure from the very beginning of our Governors Island project to now!

Governors Island, you ask?  You know, that lovely little island just off of Manhattan -- just a free five minute ferry away.  What's there you ask?  Among the beautiful tree-lined roads and turn of the century houses, The {NewNew} and Etsy proudly present to you the Treasure Chest, a shop full of locally handmade treasures (from jewelry and home decor, to artwork, clothing, and more!).

Day 1.  We scouted the place out.

Day 2. We explored and measured.

Day 3.  We moved into to our summer home.

Days 4 and so forth.  We decorated!
And decorated...
Until finally... drumroll please...
Ta Dah!

We welcome you to the Treasure Chest - where each weekend the artisans themselves are at the shop to answer your questions about their craft, our shop, our Etsy Street Team, and even New York.

Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from now until September 5th!  Stop by and say hello!
And for more info, please go here.

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Virginia Kraljevic