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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Broccolino NYC Opening in Smith Street.

Formerly Hunter’s, and right next door to Stinky Brooklyn, is 213 Smith Street with a huge sign in the window announcing that Broccolino NYC will soon be opening in this spot.  This Italian restaurant isn’t new to the Brooklyn scene.  They have a second location near the Barclays Center on Dean Street, though food is […]

Informational Meeting About BID at D’Amico Coffee

Residents and business owners in Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens are trying to establish these neighborhood main streets (Smith and Court) as BID, or Business Improvement Districts. They will be holding a meeting this Sunday, December 4th from 3-5pm at D’Amico Coffee to discuss their progress, answer questions, and have further discussion about the future of these […]

Danish Restaurant opens on Smith Street.

We blogged earlier this week about a Welsh Restaurant opening up on Smith Street.  We had never had Welsh food and thought that was a nice little addition to the Cobble Hill neighborhood.  Well, we came across Bornholm only blocks away on Smith Street. This Danish restaurant also looks delicious and I must say we’ve […]

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 […]

Cobble Hill’s New Welsh-Inspired Restaurant.

As New Yorkers we feel we’ve tried every type of food imaginable.  From Ethiopian to French Canadian.  But have you ever tried Welsh cuisine?  A new bar and restaurant just opened up on Smith Street called Sunken Hundred. Some of the dishes on the menu sounds like flavor combinations that will definitely be new to […]

Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge Signage.

The space at 196 Smith Street has been a foodie paradise in the past, with former tenants Char 4 doling out delicious dishes, and it will continue on that path with Phil and Anne’s Goodtime Lounge.  TV Chef Anne Burrell and Phil Casaceli plan a fall opening for the restaurant and we see that may be […]

Gersi Replaces Dosa Royale on Court Street.

So many of us were sad to see Dosa Royale shut its doors, though we are comforted by the fact that they have a location at 258 DeKalb.  The space at 316 Court Street is now inhabited by Gersi, an Italian restaurant.  The food looks good (see pics below) and the place was pretty crowded […]