United By Blue at a NY Trade Show this week!
Sperry Top-Sider and UBB Removed 3,602 Pounds of Trash From Jamaica Bay
Location: Gateway National Recreation Area, Canarsie Pier Brooklyn NY | Date: April 14, 2012
Sperry Top-Sider just arrived in the Big Apple and its newest store can be found at 103 Fifth Avenue (between 17th and 18th Sts). In honor of their March housewarming party, Sperry Top-Sider and United By Blue hosted a cleanup of Canarsie Pier Beach in Brooklyn.
Every time we head to Brooklyn, we pick up a massive amount of trash. On the 14th, volunteers picked up 3,602 pounds of trash in just a few hours. During the first 10 minutes of the cleanup, our volunteers were able to pick up 1,067 pounds of litter during our trash regatta race. Our weirdest trash items included a doll head, a knife, a skateboard, a candlestick and glass holder, a large boat rope, a toy horse, a bike frame, a traffic cone and the bottom of a platform shoe.
Location: Gateway National Recreation Area, Canarsie Pier Brooklyn NY
Date: April 14, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00PM
Ever walk into someone’s perfectly decorated house and have a wave of envy wash over you? Ever wonder where they get those cute novelty items that fit seamlessly into their living space? We’re going to let you in on a little secret: they probably got that vintage porcelain milk jug you’ve been eyeing at a flea market. Flea markets are an awesome and often forgotten way to find unique (and yes…sometimes a little off-kilter and odd) gifts for friends and family, or just a fun and fairly inexpensive way to spend an afternoon.
Here are some of our favorite flea markets for finding forgotten beauty:
- Rice’s Flea Market: For those in the Philadelphia area, Rice’s Flea Market is only about an hour north of the city and offers everything from antiques to soaps and swords to woodcrafts. Rice’s does have a few vendors that house the typical “knock-offs” like bags and sunglasses, so if you’re in the market for some Dior without the price-tag, feel free to peruse those stalls. Starting in March and ending in December, they’re open every Tuesday and Saturday.
- Punk Rock Flea Market: If transportation outside city limits is an issue and you aren’t afraid of rubbing elbows with some punks, R5 productions hosts the biannual Punk Rock Flea Market. The date and place are usually subject to change, but it’s an event that can’t be missed for those looking for some weird handmade jewelry or kooky novelty gifts for a friend. This past market in early December was actually in two neighboring buildings with a separate market devoted solely to record and album sales, so for record collectors and fans of old jazz or new-wave punk, the Punk Rock Flea Market is your best bet.