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RackedWire: All-Natural Materials and a Horde of Record Fans Invade Greenpoint

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GREENPOINT—Somewhat impossibly, sweet little Franklin Street shop Jan and Aya has been replaced by an even sweeter little shop. How sweet? It's called Pip-Squeak Chapeau, people. And it only sells goods made with all-natural materials by artisans who live in Brooklyn. The boutique opened its doors ten days ago. At the moment, it's only open afternoons Wednesday through Sunday, but as the owner explains on her blog, "If those days are not convenient for you please call me and we can schedule a different time." How sweet is that? [RackedWire]

GREENPOINT—This Sunday, 35 record dealers take over Warsaw from 10am to 8pm for the fifth-annual Brooklyn Record Riot. Morning admission is $20; after twelve, the ticket price goes down to $3. Expect to find not only vinyl but CDs, DVDs, and beer and kielbasa. And please note that we found out all of this from a press release that ended "Download that, sucka!" [Racked Inbox]