Books Are Magic Coming Events.

We were thrilled to welcome “Books are Magic” into the Cobble Hill community.  After the closing of a couple of neighborhood book stores, they were a sight for sore eyes.  We’ve visited the shop and have been keeping up with their events schedule.  We wanted to share their coming events with you here. Readings, signings, […]

It’s Time for the Smith Street Fair! by Sandra Manley

Looking for some Summertime fun? The Smith Street Fair has been scheduled for Sunday, June 25th from 12pm to 6pm, rain or shine. The fair will feature plenty of food, live music, and arts and crafts, along Smith Street from Union to Bergen. The Smith Street Fair has been an annual event for 23 years and […]

Painted Swan on Court Street.

It’s quite a sign of the times in a neighborhood when a Chinese fast food restaurant is replaced with an upscale home goods boutique.  The whole corner of Court Street and 2nd Place, where the store Painted Swan now resides, has undergone a transformation.  Not just the exterior of the corner storefront has changed but the front of […]

Dover Transforms into Sheila’s

For three years in the large space at 412 Court Street, Dover wowed diners and critics alike with it’s creative and exquisite cuisine. The owners, who also own Battersby at 255 Smith Street, created an upscale menu for the new place with an optional seven-course tasting menu.  We visited the restaurant a few years back […]

Spotlight on Boudoir Bar.

Every once in a while  we like to spotlight a local business that is relatively new.  Never has it felt more appropriate to spotlight an establishment as it does with Boudoir Bar on Atlantic.  Why you ask?  The place is literally hidden underground.  At 135 Atlantic Avenue you must down stairs under french restaurant Chez Moi […]

Face Values Opening and Job Fair in Brooklyn.

Atlantic Avenue has become a block of mega stores recently.  Michael’s, the chain arts and crafts store, opened a couple of years ago followed by Marshall’s and now Face Values, a sister company to Bed, Bath and Beyond. It’s a giant health, beauty and cosmetics store. The space is vast and looks just about finished.  We […]

Toby’s Public House Opening on Columbia Street!

We have been waiting for this for what seems like years.  Wait,  it has been years!! It was back in 2014 when we discovered that this beloved neighborhood pizza restaurant, which opened a location on 6th Avenue a while ago and quickly became a favorite Park Slope spot, was opening a second location right next to our […]

Spotlight on Grand Army Bar.

Grand Army Bar is a relatively new addition to Boerum Hill, located at 336 State Street. We tried it the other day and have only amazing things to report back. After sitting down we checked out their extensive award-winning cocktail list and settled on a “Super Cool Party People”, which consists of  pineapple rum, navy-strength […]

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 […]