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 […]

Old Becomes New on Court Street

Marietta’s dress shop, which had been located at 392 Court Street in Carroll Gardens, had been a neighborhood staple.  It originally opened in the 1940’s! The original owner, Maria Chirico, passed away in the 1950’s and her sons took over from there.  Now both brothers have passed and the place closed it’s doors.  The residents […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

An agent of change (and real estate): Victoria Hagman of Realty Collective

There are certain things you expect to see in the windows of real estate offices. Donald Trump’s hair is not one of them. For the opening and closing of the group art exhibition, Gut Rehab, an installation of the Donald’s hair called the Trump Hut (which made an appearance at the Republican National Convention, along […]

New Martial Arts Space Opens on Court Street.

Has anyone been feeling an intense anger lately that makes you just want to kick something? We’re guessing the response from most of you was “YES!”. Good news for all of us that need somewhere to channel our rage as well as get rid of some anxiety.  A new martial arts space has opened at […]

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 […]