Brooklyn Collective’s Spring Preview.

Today’s warm temperatures are reminding us that the winter is definitely behind us! We have hung up our heavy coats in the back of the closet and are gratefully welcoming the Spring. After longing for a week like this, with highs in the 60’s and 70’s, we are eager to do some spring shopping. Time to see […]

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 […]

384 Court Gets a Facelift and Coffeeshop.

The front of 384 Court Street has changed dramatically.  Below you can see what it used to look like with the attached lighter colored storefront and above you can see the changes they have made.  Not only have they painted and taken down the awnings but they have added and replaced the large windows surrounding the […]

A Cozy New Bar Opens on Sackett Street.

The space at 359 Sackett Street has transformed from a little cafe and coffee shop into a cozy bar called Little Mountain Cocktail Bar and we stopped in the other day to snap some shots.  Its very tight in there, which we love because it feels really intimate but it was hard to get good […]

Spotlight on Carroll Gardens Pet Grooming.

Isn’t it funny how you can walk down one street that you haven’t been down in a while and all of a sudden you glimpse a storefront that you could swear wasn’t there before and think that you’ve come across a grand opening then you find out it’s been open for a little over a […]

Velvette Brew Coming to Smith Street.

Formerly two spaces in one, a juice bar and Shelsky’s of Brooklyn, which moved up to Court Street near Atlantic, 251 Smith Street has had brown paper in the windows for a short while. We are now seeing signage! A small piece of paper has been put up in the window that announces a place […]

Free Legal Clinic for Small Businesses in Brooklyn.

This Thursday the Carroll Gardens Association will be holding a legal clinic for small businesses and non-profits.  This means free 30-minute one-on-one legal consultations for anyone who registers for this event with CGA.  We all know that hiring a lawyer to can be a significant expense so this event is a wonderful opportunity to receive […]

Via Roma Pizza Bar Open on Court.

The space at 445 Court Street in Carroll Gardens is looking a lot sleeker than it has in years but it’s still serving up the same type of food…pizza!  Formerly Vinny’s Pizzeria, the current tenants at this storefront have done a nice job of revamping the outside and inside of the new Via Roma Pizza Bar. […]

Winter Break at Carroll Gardens Library!

This week is winter break for New York City schools and parents and caregivers may be trying to figure out activities for their little ones. The library is always a a haven for people wanting to save their money while enjoying the unique and fun programs for their kids.  Tomorrow, at Carroll Gardens Library, you can […]

New Cafe Opening in Carroll Gardens this Spring.

While browsing records at the new Almost Ready Record shop at 135 Huntington in Carroll Gardens we noticed that right next door is a cozy little space with a couple of signs in the window announcing the opening of a new cafe.  There was no one working at the moment to ask more about the storefront […]