This casual Italian restaurant turned gourmet grocery store garners neighborhood-favorite status even in ultra-Italian Carroll Gardens. The daily updated menu brings homey Italian-American favorites to life with contemporary twists. Crostini with housemade goat's milk ricotta, roasted pear, and walnuts is designed to be shared, but you'd be forgiven for not wanting to. The spaghetti, the only pasta not made in-house at the restaurant's pasta bar, arrives with meatballs infused with an irresistible lavender and lemon zest. However, the standout dish is the tagliatelle with perfectly crispy Brussels sprouts and housemade creamy burrata. After dinner, if you can endure the backless stools at the communal tables for just a little longer, don't leave without trying a piece of ricotta cheesecake with apricot marmalade, if it's available. — James Jack Watson
Gourmet organic burgers, sides, & drinks are all handcrafted with fresh, local ingredients.
Industrial décor, an exposed kitchen and constant crowds all contribute to Joya's hyper atmosphere. The Cobble Hill Thai restaurant serves up simmering spicy curries and noodles quickly and at a moderate price. The wait tends to be long, but if you can get a spot in the garden out back it's worth it. Wait for your table over cocktails at the well-stocked bar, but don't bother trying to carry on a conversation—you won't be able to compete with the DJ in the corner of the dining room. For a filling meal, try the Massaman curry with beef. — Marcel Reynolds
Few Brooklyn hotels can boast the same spirit and moxie of NU Hotel, downtown Brooklyn’s original boutique hotel. Offering the luxury amenities and exceptional service of other boutique hotels in NYC while channeling Brooklyn’s distinct personality, NU Hotel draws inspiration from the creative energy of the borough’s thriving art scene and the urban dynamism that defines the neighborhood. Our Brooklyn hotel’s modern aesthetic and minimalist design features bright pops of street art from our local NU Perspectives artists and distinct accents showcasing the borough’s rich heritage. Stop by our hotel bar and lounge Misdemeanor to relax, mingle and take in the scene with a handcrafted cocktail. Get active and run or bike the Brooklyn Bridge with our special NU You fitness and wellness program. When evening approaches, find reprieve in any of the 93 loft-inspired rooms where hardwood floors, plush leather chairs and comfortable beds set the tone. Settle into the hammock, open a bottle of Brooklyn wine, or scribble on the chalkboard wall. Whatever inspires. With its artistic vibe and commitment to local partners and amenities, NU Hotel Brooklyn brings an unconventional and uniquely Brooklyn touch to meetings and events. From corporate board meetings in a converted suite and networking events at NU bar & lounge to social happy hours on the outdoor patio or art openings in the lobby, distinctive events happen at NU Hotel. The 93-room hotel is also available for group and corporate room blocks. Guest Capacity, Seated and Standing: 50/100 Square Footage: Varies Number of Party Rooms: 3
A stylish, urban retreat in the heart of one of the world's most vibrant cities – hotel le bleu is truly a one-of-a-kind choice for Brooklyn boutique accommodations. Our bold design, compelling and reserved, is perfectly attuned to the attitude and expectations of our guests. From the moment you enter the lobby, Hotel Le Bleu just feels right. Our vibrant blue hues decorate the entire property, and guests appreciate the muted warmth our style conveys. Guests appreciate hotel le bleu's soothing vibe and enjoy their time relaxing and planning where to go first! We offer a variety of amenities for our guests, including: 100% Smoke-Free Rooms & Common Areas Free High-Speed Wi-Fi Limited Free Parking Complimentary Breakfast In-room Starbucks® Coffee & Tazo® Tea 24-Hour Business Center Concierge Services And more! If you need anything, let us know. Just like the City that Never Sleeps, our 24-hour front desk team is up at all hours to attend to your needs. Hotel le bleu is dedicated to your comfort. You'll find it easy to stretch out on the luxury bedding in your accommodations as you rest up for the next day's adventures.
Whether you're craving New York action or quality time with family and friends, our fresh and modern Brooklyn hotel is a perfect base of operations. Take in the vibrant arts and entertainment scene, with museums and theaters and sports venues nearby. Dig into sumptuous dining at eclectic local restaurants, or hop on the subway, three blocks away, and find yourself in the whirlpool of business, arts and entertainment of Manhattan. Come home to a relaxing stay in our spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-panel TVs and coffeemakers, among other thoughtful amenities. Guests also enjoy our free Bright Side Breakfast® and can use the hotel's free parking. The Big Apple is yours for the taking. Across the East River from Manhattan, our urban neighborhood is a bustling New York City borough with a unique blend of cultural diversity and hip vibe. From airy lofts and unique galleries to family-owned bakeries and ethnic enclaves, it's an eclectic and vibrant place perfect for exploring. When staying at our hotel, you are less than two miles away from the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Brooklyn Museum featuring one of the world's largest art collections. Go for your morning jog at the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park offering spectacular views of Lower Manhattan. Take in a sports or entertainment event at the Barclays Center. When Manhattan is calling your name, hop on the subway and find yourself in one of the world's most dynamic destinations. Hotel Services and Amenities: Warm colors and modern design define the style of our bright and contemporary hotel. Spread out on your pillow-top bed with triple-sheeted bedding and enjoy free Wi-Fi in your room and HD channels on your flat-panel TV. Each room also has a coffeemaker, premium toiletries, a hairdryer and ironing facilities. Kick-start your day with our free Bright Side Breakfast and dig into hot waffles, fresh fruit and other goodies. When work calls, our business center is there to help you. Well-behaved pets are welcome, and parking is free but spaces are limited.
This modern 4-story hotel built in 2011 is a 12-minute walk from the Brooklyn cruise terminal and a block from the I-478, while the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan is 2 miles away. All rooms include free WiFi and have private bathrooms with showers, as well as flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. A complimentary hot breakfast buffet is provided, as is a free shuttle to the cruise terminal and subway. The hotel offers computers for guest use and an exercise room. Other amenities include a guest laundry and limited free parking.
Located at the prime corner of Wythe Ave and North 10th St. in Williamsburg Brooklyn, this eight-story, 150-room brand new Hotel strikes the perfect pitch between spectacular service and style. The guest rooms are richly tiled-and-textured with authentic reclaimed materials, and the lobby bar and lounge area has a very classy-cozy feel. This mid-winter, the highly anticipated Harvey restaurant by Chef Adam Leonti will make its debut. The Williamsburg Hotel was designed by Michaelis Boyd (Soho House Berlin, Babington House UK) with a nod to the neighborhood’s industrial past by using brick, glass and Corten steel in its construction. The dramatic entrance through cascading stairs leads into a soaring bar whose art installation stops you in your tracks. Street artist Eric Rieger has strung thousands of strands of multi-colored yarn which crowns the bar. Other design highlights include custom toile-inspired wallpaper designed by Beastie Boy Mike Diamond featuring quintessential Brooklyn scenes and figures—from a Nathan’s Famous hot dog to a group of Hasidic Jewish men, to the late, great Notorious B.I.G. Guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass acoustic windows with Manhattan, Brooklyn and East River views, and design schemes vary from white-washed timber walls to deep grey distressed finishes with bespoke leather, brass, marble, and textured details at every turn. Rooms are thoughtfully designed with elements like a sitting table doubling as a tray for room service, open-windowed showers to create a loft-like space. Upgrades available to a room with a terrace with amazing views.
In 2007, from our home borough of Brooklyn, NY, we embarked on a simple mission: to offer a product that made tastebuds happy and hearts feel good. We began with super-premium, certified organic dairy and the best ingredients we could find to create a ridiculously delicious scoop. Next, we built a company that cared for the world around it through its sourcing, business practices and community involvements. Finally, we’ve worked hard to grow in responsible, sustainable ways and to offer our wholesome, super premium organic ice cream to as wide and diverse an audience as possible. Over the years, this mission has driven and defined us, as a business and as people.
This small park occupies a half of a secluded, oblong trapezoid of a block just steps from the commercial center of Cobble Hill. The utilitarian steel and concrete that featured in the park's original 1965 design are long gone, replaced in 1989 with granite entrance columns, herringbone-patterned brick paths, and cast iron. A modest lawn, off-limits to dogs, encircles a rose garden and lends the revamped layout—which won the Art Commission's 1988 Annual Award for Excellence in Design and the Parks Council's first Philip Winslow Award for Public Projects in 1990—a formal, European feel. Locals—who call it "Verandah Park" after Verandah Place, one of its bordering streets—enjoy their lunches and newspapers at the many benches and picnic tables near its Clinton Street entrance, while kids run around in the tiny playground or splash in the dolphin fountain at the rear. All of that, coupled with summer music concerts and an annual Halloween parade, make it a festive, and attractive, neighborhood haven. — Caroline Kinneberg
BookCourt is Cobble Hill's premiere independent bookstore, purveyors of the printed word since owners Henry Zook and Mary Gannett opened the shop in 1981; by 1996, their enterprise had expanded to the basement and into the building next door. Today, son Zack helps manage the store, taking his part in a time-honored family tradition that's thriving despite the looming Barnes & Noble nearby. Ripe with character and personality, BookCourt is a world apart from a corporate marketer's generic idea of what a bookstore should be. Though small, the shop boasts a strong selection of non-fiction and fiction, with local authors, not all as famous as prodigal son Jonathan Lethem, particularly well-represented. The store is great for kids, too—there's a whole room for children's books, and a good selection of tomes for toddlers, teens, and in-betweens. In the evenings, expect poetry readings or events sponsored by indie publishing houses, including Brooklyn's own Soft Skull Press, along with readings by mainstream hitters like Frank McCourt. Book Court also holds several school fundraisers and other community events throughout the year. — Geeta Dayal
The eateries that keep popping up along Smith Street got their first area bar when Boat finally arrived on the scene. Keeping in mind the neighborhood's influx of thirty- to fortysomething East Village refugees, the owners have managed to give the place a grungy feel but without actual grime. The ample tables and chairs are all thrift-store specials, but they're also all clean; the beer selection is extensive, but you can still get your favorite low-end brands; and the jukebox is terrific, though it doesn't have anything too new or progressive. Thanks to Boat's pleasant staff and working fireplace, the neighborhood's aging bohos, as well as the hipster newcomers, seem quite pleased that it dropped anchor where it did. — Charles Runnette
Skip the Evite and go old-school by picking up invitations at this stationary store, started by Cali transplant Raegan Hirvela. Its walls showcase paintings from local artists, and the ceiling is adorned with paper airplanes. Wrap a present with Seltzer Recycled’s funky skull-and-crossbones gift paper ($3 per sheet) or Art with Heart’s robot-patterned paper ($8); then personalize it by filling out one of Snow & Graham’s assorted watercolor alphabet note cards ($12 for a box of five cards with envelopes). Or just skip the stress of gift giving altogether, and buy yourself a silk-screen-covered journal to pour your heart out ($12).
Brooklyn made gifts for your friends, family, and you. By Brooklyn is the only store that exclusively sells products made in Brooklyn and heralds the wealth of creative talent, artistry, determination to growing Brooklyn by enterprising Brooklynites. By Brooklyn is a unique space that exists beyond its brick-and-mortar walls, creating a community for artisans to share their experiences, hone their craft and create further opportunities for the expansion of their artistic endeavors.
Barneys has long been the benchmark for sophisticated—but not stuffy—designer department stores. Even after filing for bankruptcy in 1996 and closing its Chelsea location, Barneys has maintained its ability to attract both Upper East Side old guard and downtown's fashion elite. Barneys industrial style Co-Op stores feature edgy, funkier styles and accessories for men and women and have spawned scores of imitators. — Carolyn Murnick
A dirty floor isn’t usually an encouraging sign in a food shop, but in the case of the Staubitz Market, the sawdust sprinkled across the linoleum is a deliberate nod to the past. Perhaps in 1917, the butchery's inaugural year, the dust served its original purpose of soaking up drippings and concealing odors. Years later, other than the floor, this family-run business is spic and span (and odor-free), and now gourmet vinegars and sauces share front window space alongside salami. History is also honored by the Staubitz family's tradition of handpicking only the freshest and most flavorful meat. Holiday turkeys and hams are neighborhood favorites, and the store also stocks such international specialties as English bangers as well as less familiar game meats, including venison, wild boar, ostrich, and buffalo. Cold cuts shine: An exceptional sandwich lies in waiting made with herb-encrusted turkey and smoked ham piled high on slices of Amy's Bread, which is available in a few varieties. Caviar, prepackaged sausages, frozen appetizers, and chef’s secrets like veal stock round out a selection eclectic enough to make even a hard-core Whole Foods junkie drool with envy. — Justin Hartung
We are a small batch natural apothecary based in Brooklyn, NY. We develop all of our goods as if they were modern culinary dishes, starting with a scent combination. Each concoction is carefully mixed by hand to produce the perfect aroma and healthful benefits, resulting in uniquely therapeutic and aromatic products. As makers and purveyors, we hope to encourage small changes in the lives of our customers through the physical, emotional and ecological healthfulness of completely natural goods for body and home. With MMT, we hope to make that experience accessible and our process transparent.