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 […]

Cafe Booqoo coming to Smith Street.

Right across the street from the Smith and 9th Street subway stop is a corner storefront that used to house Kimchi Grill.  This little kimchi-centric restaurant was really yummy but unfortunately they closed shop a short while ago. Whenever we pass by a vacant space we wonder what will be the next business that opens […]

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 […]

Bastille Day Celebration in Cobble Hill!

Today is Bastille Day and , though some celebrate this holiday throughout the entire week, the big Smith Street Festival Bastille celebration will take place on Sunday. You can expect delicious food from local restaurants and vendors since the neighborhood favorite French cafe Bartabac hosts this fest. We also look forward to the live music and […]