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 […]

Leases signed on this very unique 2 bedroom!

For anyone looking for rich and one of a kind details this 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment in Carroll Gardens had plenty.  The landlords were offering the home furnished or unfurnished and the space had plenty of closets.  The stunning library/dining room (above) alone would be a selling point for many looking at this parlor and […]

Spotlight on Nunez Bar in Cobble Hill.

We were walking by this Tapas Bar the other day and thought it may be new to the area.  Smith street has so many spots coming and going that it sometimes hard to keep up.  Well, it’s been at 247 Smith Street for about a year now, replacing People’s Republic of Brooklyn.  The menu looks […]

New Bar on Court Street.

We passed a bar at 517 Court Street that we’d never seen (or never noticed) before called The Watershed.  It’s quite large so we assumed we’d have noticed it before.  As you can see in the photo it’s the storefront of a new building and has nice big windows spanning the whole space. You can […]

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 […]

A Beloved Book Store Closes it’s Doors.

BookCourt was our favorite independent book shop and not just because they were in the neighborhood.  The people that worked there were very informed and gave great recommendations, the atmosphere was peaceful, and they had wonderful weekly events.  They were a part of a tight knit community and many will feel the loss of this […]

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 […]

Tree Lighting in Columbia Waterfront Tonight.

A tree lighting in ones community marks the beginning of the holiday season for many people.  There are so many to choose from throughout Brooklyn but if you happen to live in the cozy little neighborhood of the Columbia Waterfront District here is one very close by.  The 10th annual celebration at the Human Compass Garden […]

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 […]