RealTours: A Day in South Slope

Park Slope is a sprawling neighborhood and years ago people began calling the south end of the area, which could also have been considered Greenwood Heights, South Slope.  It a bit quieter than the north end and a bit more affordable.  It is just as gorgeous, though, with brownstones and tree-lined streets. Here is our […]

3 Outdoor Brooklyn Bars for Labor Day Drinks.

As the long weekend approaches and the summer comes to an end a lot of us are having the same thought.  “I need a drink!”. Well, there aren’t many weekends left to take advantage of sitting on a bar’s patio or garden area and having a few drinks while the sun goes down.  Here are […]

Spotlight on Espresso Me on Atlantic Avenue.

There are so many restaurants and cafes in Cobble Hill that sometimes you pass a place and think it’s brand new before you realize it’s been around for many months.  We are rarely near 88 Atlantic Ave, which is between Henry and Hicks, but saw the big neon sign calling to us “Espresso Me” the […]

A Coffee Shop Changes Hands on Henry Street.

The tiny space at 331 Henry Street right near the corner of Atlantic Avenue has been a coffee shop for many years, first as Henry’s Express and more recently Key and Cup. It has changed owners again and we snapped the photo above with the new exterior of Lillo Coffee Shop and a sign in […]

New Coffee Shop in Windsor Terrace.

The quiet and mostly residential section of Brooklyn’s Windsor Terrace doesn’t have a lot of commercial space.  When a new spot opens up in the area, residents take notice.  The coffee shop at 144 E 4th Street, Windsor Coffee, is already a neighborhood favorite. It gets great yelp reviews and usually has a good amount […]

Boutique Restaurant & Catering in Carroll Gardens.

A new cozy 8 seat restaurant and catering shop opened at the beginning of the summer at 187 Sackett Street between Henry and Hicks. We passed by recently, peeked in and took a sample menu (photo below).  Both the interior, which we couldn’t take a proper photo of because it was dark, and the menu […]

Food Courts In Brooklyn by Shyda Hoque

I’m sure you have seen many empty storefronts throughout the city due to the high commercial rents.  One way that many independent restaurants have been able to thrive has been through the renaissance of the food court. Many are choosing to rent a stand and a van to save on the cost of rent of […]

Chef Journeys by Maryam Daghmoumi.

A new business has come to Red Hook. Not just a new business, but a different take on a still relatively new business model.  Chef Journeys recently took over the old Rebuilding Together space at 285 Van Brunt Street recently. After a few months of building out they finally took down the brown paper window coverings […]

Welcome to the Neighborhood, Velvette Brew! by Sandra Manley

Long-awaited Velvette Brew opened last week and it was worth the wait. I stopped by and met Keirell, who told me they’re doing a soft open with coffee, tea, and pastries, and plan to expand the menu with light snacks soon. After trying dozens of brands, Velvette Brew went with organic Intelligentsia beans for all their […]

New Wine Bar and Restaurant in Carroll Gardens.

A new wine bar and restaurant just opened at 244 Smith Street called Big Tiny.  You may be able to guess that it’s named after the size of dishes it offers. On the menu, which you can view photos of in our gallery below, they have a section for “big bites” and “tiny bites”.  They […]