It’s Time for the Smith Street Fair! by Sandra Manley

Looking for some Summertime fun? The Smith Street Fair has been scheduled for Sunday, June 25th from 12pm to 6pm, rain or shine. The fair will feature plenty of food, live music, and arts and crafts, along Smith Street from Union to Bergen. The Smith Street Fair has been an annual event for 23 years and […]

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 […]

Spotlight on Grand Army Bar.

Grand Army Bar is a relatively new addition to Boerum Hill, located at 336 State Street. We tried it the other day and have only amazing things to report back. After sitting down we checked out their extensive award-winning cocktail list and settled on a “Super Cool Party People”, which consists of  pineapple rum, navy-strength […]

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 […]