Volunteer for District 39!

In the wake of election day, where in some Brooklyn areas turnout exceeded expectations, many of you may be feeling energized and ready to get involved in local politics.  Attending your community board meetings is definitely a good place to start and we encourage all who can to do that.  Here is another way to […]

Spotlight on Za-Ya Ramen on Court Street.

Often times on Court and Smith Streets we wonder if a restaurant that we see is new or if we just failed to notice it until now.  So when we passed by  Za-Ya Ramen noodle restaurant at far south side of Court Street (545 Court) we definitely thought to ourselves “Is this new?”.  The outside […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]