Modeled after Gourmet Garage and Garden of Eden, this much smaller market is completely unassuming and fresh. The vegetables and fruit are always appetizing and fresh, with surprisingly reasonable prices. Inside there are mostly organic products and fresh meat at the deli counter. There is also a huge, fantastic cheese table that really could suit any needs. A great stop on the way home before dinner.
This gallery is in a gorgeous loft in Chelsea. Levine picks interesting and imagiantive artists to show, giving them his complete space to work with and people the freedom to see it. Artists tend to be more of the pop art persuasion, but the different varieties found at the gallery is one of its charms. Jonathan himself is very friendly and takes the time to talk to individuals who wander in. Free to the public.
This store is so unassuming that I am always so surprised by how many people are in the store and how high the quality of work is. Selling beautiful stone necklaces, the store also now has some clothes and other small objects. It is just a comfortable set-up and atmosphere with no pressure to buy. A great window display helps entice you.
While this store has some cool threads, the owner of the store has been rude to me and my friends on more than one occassion, making it seem like it is an annoyance to her to sell clothes to us. The store has an eclectic sort of feeling and tons of sale bins outside that can have some gems. Make up your own mind, but the rude service was enough for me to never go back.
Aromatherapy and music greet you as you enter this store. The staff is friendly and surprisingly knowledgeable, and do not push products on you. The facials are refreshing and superbly executed as are the waxing services. They also offer sunless tanning. Overall, a positive experience although the prices can be prohibitive in some cases.
Valentina used to be an engineer in her own country; her husband a teacher. Now they run this laundromat in Carroll Gardens. Everyone who works there is extremely nice but the large rectangular table in the middle of the floor makes maneuvering hard. Avoid this place at all costs during the day on Saturday or Sunday - it is ridiculously crowded and there are not enough driers. However, on a Monday night, it is the perfect place to get laundry done. Dry cleaning $3 for shirt, $5 for sweater.
This store sells beautiful objects from local Brooklyn artists. Many of the items in the store are glass so don't bring in a big bag as the store is a bit awkward to walk around in. The objects are beautiful - a great place to buy a friend a birthday or wedding present. Very unique and individual, and not too pricey.
This theater always plays the most interesting movies. There are about four or five movies showing at one time, but they are usually indie and unique. The theater is so low key. Although it can get crowded, it never feels crowded once you are inside. A trick of the trade is that once you are in, you can pretty much go to any theater you want or go to more than one movie (ie sneak in) because there are no staff really in the upstairs area. A favorite for me.
While this location lacks some of the cozy and charming feeling of the Dumbo location, it still serves up some fantastic chocolate. Two huge glass areas show exactly how chocolate is made, and you can often catch Jacques there teaching the chocolate makers or giving out free samples. The chocolate is luxurious and definitely worth a trip this far west.
If you are having a party or if you need to pick up a large quantity of alcohol, this is the place to do it. The store is quite large so there is a good selection and the prices are very good. While everything is very self serve, the experience is a pleasant one. Definitely the best place to go for a keg.