Vote Now for Your Neighborhood Improvements.

It’s participatory budgeting vote week right now and there are so many important plans on the ballot in your Brooklyn neighborhoods. We cherish having the ability to decide how money is spent in our areas by nominating and then voting for upgrades or repairs. If you haven’t chosen already uou have until April 15th to […]

Street Renaming Petition for Red Hook Brooklyn.

Over the weekend we received the Dry Dock Wine and Spirits Newsletter. They share in this publication information on their tastings, deals, and neighborhood events. This one particular section stood out when we read on Sunday and we wanted to share it with all of you. They are asking for folks to sign a petition […]

Sustainable Fish and Meat Pick-Ups in Red Hook.

Did you know you can get super fresh, sustainable fish in Red Hook? Realty Collective hosts the Mermaid’s Garden Fish Share every Saturday from 10 am -12 pm. The Fish Share connects consumers to fishermen and offers higher quality, value and transparency than traditional retail models. Participants commit to a four week cycle, during which they […]

‘Motherless Brooklyn’ Film Adaptation Shooting in Brooklyn Heights by Arthur Mallett

Brooklyn born writer Jonathan Lethem first achieved major acclaim with the 1999 neo-noir comedic thriller ‘Motherless Brooklyn’, the story of an orphan with Tourette syndrome trying to solve the murder of his boss at a small time detective agency. In the wake of the book’s success, actor and director Edward Norton acquired movie rights to the […]

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”. […]