Commercial Spaces in Red Hook.

Anyone who lives or works in Red Hook can tell you that the neighborhood has a wonderfully tight-knit community of small business owners. Its a diverse mixture of retail, restaurants/bars, artists and manufacturers. Many of whom have made a name for themselves and turned the area into a destination shopping and dining district. Now is […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]