It’s Time for the Southwest Brooklyn Fall Festival! by Sandra Manley

Looking for some Fall fun? The Southwest Brooklyn Fall Festival has been scheduled for Saturday, September 16th from 12pm to 5pm, The festival will feature plenty of food, live music, and arts and crafts. It will run along Columbia Street (from Degraw to Union) and Union Street (from Columbia to Hicks). The Southwest Brooklyn Fall Festival attracts more than 2,500 people from all over […]

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 […]

Boutique Restaurant & Catering in Carroll Gardens.

A new cozy 8 seat restaurant and catering shop opened at the beginning of the summer at 187 Sackett Street between Henry and Hicks. We passed by recently, peeked in and took a sample menu (photo below).  Both the interior, which we couldn’t take a proper photo of because it was dark, and the menu […]

Welcome to the Neighborhood, Velvette Brew! by Sandra Manley

Long-awaited Velvette Brew opened last week and it was worth the wait. I stopped by and met Keirell, who told me they’re doing a soft open with coffee, tea, and pastries, and plan to expand the menu with light snacks soon. After trying dozens of brands, Velvette Brew went with organic Intelligentsia beans for all their […]

Beastly Bite Becomes Wi Nail & Spa on Court.

The corner shop at 490 Court Street had transformed.  Wi Nail and Spa is now having it’s grand opening and the dark wood panels on the new exterior look lovely! We have to admit we were surprised to see the former tenant go.  The space was occupied by Beastly Bite, a pet food and accessories […]

New Wine Bar and Restaurant in Carroll Gardens.

A new wine bar and restaurant just opened at 244 Smith Street called Big Tiny.  You may be able to guess that it’s named after the size of dishes it offers. On the menu, which you can view photos of in our gallery below, they have a section for “big bites” and “tiny bites”.  They […]

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. […]

New Tattoo Shop on Court.

At the far south end of Court Street in Carroll Gardens stands a storefront that’s now called Nice Tattoo.  The exterior is a lovely color blue and it looks clean and simple.  493 Court Street used to be a barber shop so you would think the transformation shouldn’t have been too difficult.  Nice Tattoo looks […]

Carroll Gardens Drug Store Becomes Nail Salon.

The Clinton Street Apothecary, at 420 Clinton Street, closed a while ago, much to the disappointment of residents in this neighborhood.  It was an affordable little family-owned drug store and the closest pharmacy for those living in the Columbia Waterfront District.  They knew their customers by name and were always friendly and chatty. After they closed […]

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 […]