Vol. 32 — October 9, 2020
This week we’re highlighting socially distanced activities to check out in Brooklyn, sharing our first coolstuff Neighborhood Guide and introducing you to a cool new friend: Nikki Chasin.
Looking for a socially distanced-ish activity this week? Bushwick favorite, Syndicated, recently started outdoor movie showings and we can’t think of a better way to help support one of the coolest theaters in the city. The free screenings start @ 7:30pm, however being first-come, first-served, we definitely recommend heading over early and grabbing a drink (or three) and some food. Check out the calendar here.
Yes! It’s time for another coolstuff.nyc official™ playlist! Listen along here on Spotify.
We’re always on the lookout for cool side projects and Savannah Walker’s new visual capsule, Six Feet Apart Please, is a recent favorite. Browse the archive of social distance shoe pads and line markers of all shapes and colors at sixfeetapartplease.com.
Pop Up Grocer is returning to NYC! The new space in Williamsburg is open now through November 1. Swing by for a curated selection of everything we want to eat. Ps not an ad lol, we just love cool food products this much.
We’re so excited to launch a new best of vertical… coolstuff neighborhood guides! Every month we’ll be sharing a new guide to some of our favorite neighborhoods across the city. Each one will have all the best places to eat, shop, sit, and more curated by Anna B & G. Our first guide — Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn — is live now! C L I C K H E R E T O R E A D T Y S M
COOL FRIENDS: Nikki Chasin
Meet Nikki, a color-forward womenswear designer making everything we want to wear right now. From her extremely fun dresses to a perfectly curated new store in Hudson, NY Nikki’s eye is unparalleled.
How did your career as a fashion designer begin?
I knew from a young age that I wanted to work in fashion. I grew up in Miami and I was always attracted to texture and color. I applied to a high school with a fashion program in Miami's Design District, and went to Parsons from there.
What's your favorite part about the New York creative community?
Having left the city recently to open my Hudson shop, it's definitely different, but I've been completely charmed by the friendliness of the community in Hudson. The shops and makers are all supportive of each other, and it feels like there is so much room for collaboration across mediums and types of design.
What's inspiring you right now?
Having just moved into a new home, I am looking at a lot of interior design and vintage furniture. I love the homes of Alexander Calder, Georgia O'Keefe, and Cy Twombly, so I've been looking at images of those for color, space, and furnishing inspiration!
@omgnikkic on Instagram
Big Daddy’s Diner
Union Sq, Manhattan
Our Rating: 2 of 5
When to Go: When you are willing to spend waaaaay too much on the classics. We’re talking $20+ for a BLT.
What to order: They serve hot chocolate in a soup bowl which is hilarious!
Morning Bodega Flower Run in Park Slope, Brooklyn