New Record Shop in Carroll Gardens.

Almost Ready Records, at 135 Huntington St, opened up at the beginning of the year and we’ve checked it out and give it two thumbs up! When we glanced at the new space we originally thought it was declaring that this record store was “almost ready” as in “coming soon”.  But we soon discovered our mistake. Like […]

Maggie’s Spa Now Open on Sackett

A new spa opened up on Sackett Street (between Smith and Hoyt).  It’s called Maggie’s Spa and from the looks of the inside it seems they are set up primarily for manicures and pedicures, though they offer more on their menu.  Brazilian wax, hair cuts, facials, and more appear on their sign.  It is a […]

Spotlight on Brooklyn Strategist!

Though the new year, weather, and political climate have definitely contributed to a lot of folks feeling melancholy lately we’ve had our minds on another addition to this list of sadness.  The closing of so many great shops, restaurants and venues.  We blogged over the last couple of weeks about both Cake Shop and BookCourt […]

Holiday Food Shopping in the Hood.

If you are one of the lucky ones that get to stay here for the Holidays then you may have a daunting task on your hands, food shopping around the holidays.  Hopefully you’ve pre-ordered whatever you need to pre-order by now.  The Gowanus Whole Foods has been out of a lot of items, such as their […]

Unique Holiday Gift Ideas.

Whether you are trying to figure out what to buy a co-worker or close friend or what to bring to a White Elephant gift trade, we’ve got a few ideas that may help you out.   We recently went holiday shopping at the BUST craft fair in Williamsburg and one of the more popular stands […]

Brooklyn Collective Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

We know that today, Black Friday, is supposed to be the biggest shopping day of the year and this coming Cyber Monday is a close second but we hope you’ll save some names on your gift list because there is an amazing shopping event coming our way.  Right across the street from our Columbia Street […]

Regular Visitors on Smith Street.

The corner space at 149 Smith Street, which used to be Bike Smith, is transforming into Regular Visitors.  Though there were workers present no one would answer are questions of what the place would become.  Is it a restaurant? A store?  Based on the layout at the moment we’re guessing a boutique of some sort […]

Brooklyn Collective’s 12 Year Anniversary Event!

Friday, September 23rd, between 6pm and 9pm, Columbia Waterfront’s Brooklyn Collective will be celebrating it’s 12th anniversary with cocktails, music and shopping of course! This lovely little store features local artists and designers, including our very own Victoria Hagman and Tina Fallon’s design company, Hoffman and Swinburne.  We can always find something gorgeous and unique inside. Read […]

First Shop Opens at Empire Stores.

The huge warehouse in DUMBO at 53-83 Water street has been slated to become Empire Stores, a giant shopping center, for a while now and we thought it would have been finished by now based on reports we’d heard earlier. They aren’t set to complete the space until 2017 but their very first shop is […]