Jo's Guide to New York
Jo Rosenthal shows us round Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Meet Jo Rosenthal, a visual artist, writer and fashion enthusiast with a wardrobe we seriously envy, filled with one-off vintage gems and independent brands (including Lazy Oaf!). Originally from Miami, Jo made NYC her home after moving to the city to study art, art history and writing six or seven years ago. We spent the afternoon hanging out in Jo’s neighbourhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, hitting up her favourite local spots, snooping around her apartment and meeting her longtime cat companion, Kimbo.
My go-to spot for matcha. Their rose matcha latte is my favorite and I drink at least two a day.
Cafe Alula, 252 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Monday-Friday: 7am - 7pm
Saturday: 8am - 7pm
Sunday: 8am - 6pm
Peter Pan Donuts
If you can believe it, this is one of the highest rated bakeries in NYC. It opens at 4:30am so if you're leaving the club and want a donut this place is perfect. Make sure you go early because the best flavors (strawberry frosted) sell out really fast!
Peter Pan Donuts, 727 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Monday - Friday 4.30am - 8pm
Saturday: 5am - 8pm
Sunday: 5.30 - 7pm
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
Probably the best ice cream in New York? I spend a lot of summer days here deciding what flavor to get only to choose strawberry, which is my favorite flavor.
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory Greenpoint, 97 Commercial St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Closed on Mondays
Tuesday-Sunday: 1pm - 9pm
The best priced vintage I've been able to find in Brooklyn. On top of that, everyone who works there is extremely nice. Whether you're looking for an 80's ball gown or some pearl earrings, this spot is incredible for all of your vintage needs.
Awoke Vintage Greenpoint, 688 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
16 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Mon-Fri: 12pm - 8pm
Sat: 11:30am - 8pm
Sun: 12pm - 8pm
Even if it's freezing cold, I absolutely love going here to sit and journal. People watching is one of my favorite things to do and I feel like this park really brings the community together.
Transmitter Park, Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Monday - Sunday: 6am -10pm