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 […]

Spotlight on Beasts and Bottles.

The restaurant Beasts and Bottles Rotisserie at 151 Atlantic Avenue has been open for about a year and a half now and we wanted to write-up a little piece on it because it’s both a tasty and unique spot on Atlantic that some of you may not have discovered yet.  Located right on the border […]

Music & Stories at Invisible Dog.

Tonight at 8pm head down to The Invisible Dog at 51 Bergen Street in Cobble Hill for music and stories with Dustan Louque and Mac Premo.  This event is free but donations are always welcome.  In fact, the space is having an annual fundraiser through November 13th so now is the best time to give […]

A Visit to Brooklyn Cat Cafe with Photo Gallery!

We recently took a trip over to 149 Atlantic Avenue to hang out with some super cute cats and kittens at the Brooklyn Cat Cafe.  It’s a fairly cozy space and not much of a cafe so if you are expecting to go their for lunch you probably should grab a bite beforehand. But, it […]

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 […]

Hindu Lamp Ceremony In Brooklyn Saturday.

The Aarti ceremony, a Hindu tradition for peace and harmony, varies from person to person but always has something to do with flames or light.  We found this brief explanation on Wikipedia that seems to summarize the tradition well. “The purpose of performing aarti is the waving of lighted wicks before the deities in a […]

New Ice Cream Shop in Downtown Brooklyn.

The very inviting neon ice cream sign for Jones Humdinger Ice Cream at 119 Court Street caught our eye immediately as we passed. Through the large  windows spanning the whole corner storefront, as you can see in the photo above, we could clearly see the cute aqua-colored tables and counter and decided to stop in […]

New Organic Burger Cart on Court and Schermerhorn.

There was a small crowd formed at the corner of Court Street and Schermerhorn last week and we walked to the cross section to find out what the gathering was all about.  It was a line for a new food cart called JJ’s Holy Cow.  They serve up delicious-looking organic burgers and just opened the day […]

Spotlight on Boudoir Bar.

Every once in a while  we like to spotlight a local business that is relatively new.  Never has it felt more appropriate to spotlight an establishment as it does with Boudoir Bar on Atlantic.  Why you ask?  The place is literally hidden underground.  At 135 Atlantic Avenue you must down stairs under french restaurant Chez Moi […]

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 […]