Small Business Saturday Selfies with Elves

We have so much to think about with the holidays coming. Between cooking, shopping, and holiday parties we all have a lot of plans to consider.  Let’s not forget, though, that it’s the season of giving!  Many of us will be going out this Saturday to support our local boutiques and small businesses on “Small […]

Colorful Children’s Boutique at 289 Court.

The space at 289 Court Street in Cobble Hill has been taken over by a lovely and vibrant children’s clothing and apparel boutique called Disco. They have been in this space for about two or three months now. After reading up on the store, we learned from this Brownstoner blog that Disco was opened by […]

With Love From Brooklyn Launching Neighborhood-themed Boxes.

When sending gifts to clients we try to shop locally and when we found With Love From Brooklyn, a company that ships gift boxes filled with Brooklyn-made artisan food and gifts, we knew we’d be visiting their website often in the future. At the moment they have a variety of themed packages.  Brooklyn Heat has […]

New Baby and Toddler Shop Opens on Smith.

The corner storefront at 244 Smith Street in Carroll Gardens was occupied by Brooklyn Bead Box a short time ago.  They were having 90% off sales at the end of June and we saw the brown paper covering the windows not so long ago.  It seems as though the new shop, Born,  went up overnight. […]

Men’s Clothing Store Coming to Court.

The exterior at 173 Court Street has transformed quite a bit, as you can see from the current photo above and the past photo below.  The previous tenants owned Cobble Hill Animal Clinic and so we imagine the interior took a while to overhaul and turn into the men’s clothing store Bonobos, which looks like it will […]

Books Are Magic Coming Events.

We were thrilled to welcome “Books are Magic” into the Cobble Hill community.  After the closing of a couple of neighborhood book stores, they were a sight for sore eyes.  We’ve visited the shop and have been keeping up with their events schedule.  We wanted to share their coming events with you here. Readings, signings, […]

Painted Swan on Court Street.

It’s quite a sign of the times in a neighborhood when a Chinese fast food restaurant is replaced with an upscale home goods boutique.  The whole corner of Court Street and 2nd Place, where the store Painted Swan now resides, has undergone a transformation.  Not just the exterior of the corner storefront has changed but the front of […]

Face Values Opening and Job Fair in Brooklyn.

Atlantic Avenue has become a block of mega stores recently.  Michael’s, the chain arts and crafts store, opened a couple of years ago followed by Marshall’s and now Face Values, a sister company to Bed, Bath and Beyond. It’s a giant health, beauty and cosmetics store. The space is vast and looks just about finished.  We […]

Brooklyn Collective’s Spring Preview.

Today’s warm temperatures are reminding us that the winter is definitely behind us! We have hung up our heavy coats in the back of the closet and are gratefully welcoming the Spring. After longing for a week like this, with highs in the 60’s and 70’s, we are eager to do some spring shopping. Time to see […]

Books Are Magic is Coming by Shyda Hoque

Smith Street has been a bit of a ghost town lately if you walk past Bergen.  Many retail spaces sit empty and it has been painful for locals who used to see commercial spaces thrive on this famed street. There are only so many banks, big retail shops and chain drug stores one can stroll […]