Goose Barnacle

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Photograph: Nick Ray McCann
Cobble Hill
After making the drastic switch from Wall Street banker to FIT jewelry-design student, David Alperin transformed an Atlantic Avenue carriage house into a European-inspired gallery to display an eclectic mix of contemporary American art, menswear and jewelry crafted by local designers. The name Goose Barnacle harkens back to Alperin’s Spanish roots, referring to a beloved Northern Spain shellfish delicacy his grandmother served him growing up. Browse Swedish import Svensson men’s wool sweaters ($195), Aldo Pizzi oil paintings ($3,000–$8,000) and Alperin’s own sterling silver square bezel rings ($190–$250). The fourth-generation Brooklyn native also plans to host seasonal gallery openings to showcase up-and-coming artists.
Venue name: Goose Barnacle
Address: 91 Atlantic Ave

Cross street: between Henry and Hicks Sts
Opening hours: Tue–Sun 11am–7pm
Transport: Subway: A, C, F to Jay St–Borough Hall
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