RealTours: A Day in South Slope

Park Slope is a sprawling neighborhood and years ago people began calling the south end of the area, which could also have been considered Greenwood Heights, South Slope.  It a bit quieter than the north end and a bit more affordable.  It is just as gorgeous, though, with brownstones and tree-lined streets. Here is our […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Organic Burger Cart on Court and Schermerhorn.

There was a small crowd formed at the corner of Court Street and Schermerhorn last week and we walked to the cross section to find out what the gathering was all about.  It was a line for a new food cart called JJ’s Holy Cow.  They serve up delicious-looking organic burgers and just opened the day […]

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 […]

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 […]

We Can Help Relocate Littlefield!

With so many wonderful venues and neighborhood favorites closing their doors around us, such as the Lower East Side’s Cake Shop and BookCourt in Cobble Hill recently, it’s so lovely to see plans for expansion for our other favorites! We love Littlefield! It’s a performance and art space in Gowanus that’s always hosted a diverse variety of […]

Dine In Brooklyn is Here!

We are right smack in the middle of a week and a half long Dine In Brooklyn, which started March 20th and will end on the 30th.  For those of you who don’t know, it’s simple.  Eat at a restaurant on the list (find your many options here!) and pay only $28 for a three […]

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 […]

Real Tours: Kensington by Jane Herro

Kensington…even the name is charming! Located in the center of Brooklyn just south of Prospect Park, this diverse neighborhood is home to gorgeous prewar buildings and Victorian homes along it’s tree-lined streets. Ocean Parkway, which was finished in 1880, starts in Kensington and runs all the way down to Coney Island. The Parkway offers 5 […]