Women-Owned Brooklyn Business Part 4: Brooklyn Collective

Tessa Williams is the owner of one of a favorite spots, Brooklyn Collective, which is right across the street from our office on Columbia Street. We got a chance to speak with her and here’s what she shared with us: First tell us about your business and any special or regular events coming up. We […]

Twisted Lily on Atlantic by Sunny (Najeong) Moon

I am a huge perfume lover myself so I am always on the look out for that perfect yet different scent. And especially with Spring right around the corner, it may be the time to get that bottle of special fragrance to welcome this season. Twisted Lilly is a boutique specializing in imported bespoke perfumes […]

Last Minute Gift Fair All Day Tomorrow.

  Many of you will be rolling out of town today as it is the busiest travel day of the year.  For those of you staying, there is much to do in preparation for the holidays.  Cooking, wrapping, decorating! Have you checked off everyone on your gift list?  If not Brooklyn Brainery’s got you covered! […]

Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar This Weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! While today many of us will be gathering with loved ones, family and friends, the rest of this long weekend is traditionally spent browsing alongside strangers at shops and holiday markets, like the Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar in Gowanus.  Brooklyn Makers is hosting this 5th annual holiday market and we are definitely planning […]

Brooklyn Collective Anniversary Event.

Invite Image courtesy of Lauren Simkin Berke We love the cute little shop right across the street from our Columbia Waterfront District office.  They not only sell adorable items but they also support local designers, artists and makers.  So whenever we get word that they are having an event, which they often hold on special […]

New Baby and Toddler Shop Opens on Smith.

The corner storefront at 244 Smith Street in Carroll Gardens was occupied by Brooklyn Bead Box a short time ago.  They were having 90% off sales at the end of June and we saw the brown paper covering the windows not so long ago.  It seems as though the new shop, Born,  went up overnight. […]

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 […]