one of the first artists who came to mind for the interior of our new minigrow space on 7th Ave in New York City was our fellow Philly-based friend, Martha Rich. We last partnered with Martha on a mural for our 11th Street location in Philadelphia, and the fact that she teaches at the nearby New York Fashion Institute of Technology, it was a no-brainer to collaborate again to bring more Philadelphia talent to the New York scene.
our third minigrow location (+ final new spot of 2017) is now open at 29th + 7th Ave in Manhattan, just steps away from Madison Square Garden, New York's Penn Station + the Fashion Institute of Technology. The new location nearby any + all Penn Station Metro stops, including the 1, 2, and 3 lines. Our 7th Ave space will be open Monday through Friday from 10:30AM-10:00PM, and Saturday + Sunday from 10:30AM-8:00PM.
minigrow is an experience—from the food, to the team, to the energy of the space, we want each visit to our minigrow locations to feel (+ taste) unlike anything New York has ever experienced before. To further elevate this experience, we wanted to feature artists who push boundaries + challenge the viewer with intricate, colorful + playful imagery.
we're thrilled to announce the arrival of our second minigrow location at 38th + Broadway in the bustling Garment District of Manhattan. Just steps away from the hotspot that is Times Square, mgBroadway is easily accessible via the 42nd Street subway station which accommodates N, Q, R + W lines.
in late March, we hosted an intimate pop-up dinner for some of our New York friends at Brooklyn FoodWorks—a career creation platform which exists to help educate + empower culinary start-ups by providing access to high-end kitchen space, mentors + other utilities. Without their aid, launching a new business in the bustling New York market seems to be a daunting task.
we're thrilled to announce our first Brooklyn, NY location + 16th overall is now open at 194 Joralemon Street! Easily accessible via the Borough Hall stop and lines 2, 3, 4, 5, N, R, W, A, C + F, this location is in the heart of Brooklyn's Downtown district, and is flanked by popular fitness spots such as SoulCycle, Equinox and New York Sports Clubs.
our new Rutgers location features photos that showcase a journey through the seasons as captured by Rutgers-Newark alum, Martin Tadashi. A prominent name on Instagram, Martin's photos know no bounds—from hyper creative portraiture to sweeping cityscapes, his photography conveys a deeper understanding of not only the camera, but the subject as well.
picture this—you're on a refurbished pier along the Lower Hudson River seated in a lounge chair, iced beverage in hand, as the New York City skyline glows a crimson gold from the fading light of a summer sunset. Thanks to Darren Conway this dreamlike scenario has become a reality. Darren, alongside his Managing Partner Rebecca Tarantino, has spent the last few years working to bring a lively, summer retreat to the Hoboken waterfront in the form of Pier 13. Read on as Darren walks us through the history + inspiration for Pier 13, as well as improvements for this season!