A Big Win for Brooklyn Small Businesses!

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to “promote a healthy and robust business environment throughout Brooklyn”. And now they have some extra funds to do just that! We recently came across this article in the Brooklyn Eagle announcing that the Brooklyn Chamber has won a $750,000 grant to help out local small businesses. This is […]

Sahadi’s Will Expand to Industry City.

Sahadi’s market has not only been a neighborhood favorite in the Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill area for several decades (since 1948!), it was written up last year by Epicurious as being the “best grocery store in America“. Wow, that is amazing! Known for their baskets of delicious fresh and dried fruits, nuts, and spices (see photos […]

Dog Parker Leaves NYC Due to Regulations.

We blogged about this local start-up company when we started seeing their adorable little dog houses on our neighborhood sidewalks and now we are learning that Dog Parker is taking their boxes and leaving the city because of issues they have been having with local transit officials. Apparently the Dept. of Transportation has been threatening […]

A new, cheaper Whole Foods opened in Brooklyn today! by Sandra Manley

Whole Foods Market 365 is located at 292 Ashland Place inside the 300 Ashland building. The 30,000 square foot store is being billed as more like a “neighborhood grocery store” than it’s larger and more costly siblings. The Fort Green store will carry similar house-cut meat, antipasto/salad bars, and other specialty items; but will additionally house vendors […]

Hamilton Creator Helps Washington Heights Bar Renew Lease by Shyda Hoque

​After seeing so many vacant shops and restaurants around town, I started a trivia contest that included photos prompting people to “name the empty storefront” a few years ago. I am elated to know that one beloved business managed to stay put with help from friends including Lin Manuel Miranda. It was uplifting to see […]

Prospect Park Goes Completely Car-Free by Arthur Mallet

The Department of Transportation has kicked off 2018 with a monumental change to Brooklyn’s backyard, Prospect Park. From now on the Park will be completely car free, Curbed reports. DOT commissioner Polly Trottenberg announced the change, stating “cyclists, joggers and pedestrians, young and old, will be able to rejoice year-round in a safer and quieter park”. […]

New Startup Aims To Bring Pedicabs Back To Their Roots by Arthur Mallet

For the past eight years being a part of the New York rickshaw community, I have been involved in marketing campaigns, last-mile delivery services, film logistics and worked the streets as a pedicab operator. When I began the city had just imposed the first regulations on pedicabs and the rules continue to evolve. These policies […]

Volunteer for District 39!

In the wake of election day, where in some Brooklyn areas turnout exceeded expectations, many of you may be feeling energized and ready to get involved in local politics.  Attending your community board meetings is definitely a good place to start and we encourage all who can to do that.  Here is another way to […]

Puerto Rico Hurricane Disaster Relief Efforts in Brooklyn.

The kindness that follows a tragedy is always what keeps us sane and optimistic.  We are seeing that kindness throughout our communities here in Brooklyn in regards to Puerto Rico’s heartbreaking situation.  New Yorkers are coming together to raise money and donate to our fellow humans 1,600 miles south of us.  @Planta Baja Studio in Clinton […]

A New Commuter App Servicing Brooklyn.

Getting from North Brooklyn to South Brooklyn is sometimes more difficult than getting into the city.  Over the years, with the help of starts ups such as Car 2 Go or Uber, more options have been given to commuters.  Those options have been generally more expensive though.  It would be a wonderful innovation to find […]