Brooklyn Collective’s Spring Preview.

Today’s warm temperatures are reminding us that the winter is definitely behind us! We have hung up our heavy coats in the back of the closet and are gratefully welcoming the Spring. After longing for a week like this, with highs in the 60’s and 70’s, we are eager to do some spring shopping. Time to see […]

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 […]

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 Brooklyn Strategist!

Though the new year, weather, and political climate have definitely contributed to a lot of folks feeling melancholy lately we’ve had our minds on another addition to this list of sadness.  The closing of so many great shops, restaurants and venues.  We blogged over the last couple of weeks about both Cake Shop and BookCourt […]

A Beloved Book Store Closes it’s Doors.

BookCourt was our favorite independent book shop and not just because they were in the neighborhood.  The people that worked there were very informed and gave great recommendations, the atmosphere was peaceful, and they had wonderful weekly events.  They were a part of a tight knit community and many will feel the loss of this […]

Lighting of The World’s Largest Menorah

Chanukah begins on December 24th this year, which is wonderful for many celebrating because kids and many adults have the whole following week off from school and work. Here is a wonderful celebration to attend in Brooklyn beginning at 7pm on the night of the 24th in Grand Army Plaza.  Read more below! At the […]

Unique Holiday Gift Ideas.

Whether you are trying to figure out what to buy a co-worker or close friend or what to bring to a White Elephant gift trade, we’ve got a few ideas that may help you out. We recently went holiday shopping at the BUST craft fair in Williamsburg and one of the more popular stands was […]

First Shop Opens at Empire Stores.

The huge warehouse in DUMBO at 53-83 Water street has been slated to become Empire Stores, a giant shopping center, for a while now and we thought it would have been finished by now based on reports we’d heard earlier. They aren’t set to complete the space until 2017 but their very first shop is […]

Shopping Made Convenient in East New York by Nena Ansari.

This means so much to me! To shop at literally one location rather wasting a day hopping around from area to area? It’s not just time saving, it’s fun! The original Gateway Center, featuring favorites such as Target, Best Buy, Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Old Navy and more, is a staple in the East New […]

A New Textile Storefront Opens on Henry Street.

Castel is the name of the new spot at 385 Henry Street.  It’s right next door to Burlap and we thought perhaps it was connected but after checking out their website we learned it’s a different owner and this is their first Brooklyn storefront. So what is it?  Not quite sure yet it seems.  It […]