This is a top class museum. Even though it received much less tourists than the other famous museums in New York City, this is a pretty nice place. It has a good selection of African arts, as well as egypitian, and canadian. Every first saturday of the month entrance is free and they also have extra activities/expositions during those days. If you have not been there, it is definetly a place to visit and learn a bit more of what Brooklyn has to offer.
If you leave close by it is worth renting from them. However, they are not the cheapest rental company in town. If you do have a NY driver's license they will require an utility bill to rent the car for you. They have specials, so it is good to check with them before renting. Considering that they are not a Major car rental, their cars are not that great. They will take you from point A to point B, but do not get alarmed if a piece of the back door is missing.
This store located right off the subway exit (Jay Street - Borough Hall, A, C and F trains) has mostly anything that you will need in office supplies or last minute office needs. Customer service ranks in the top 10%, and they are concerned and willing to help their customer needs. I was there a couple of months ago, looking for foam boards for a poster session. They not only had the amount I needed, but they even gave me a discount.
I dropped some shoes for repair midway through the afternoon and they were ready by the evening. The guys were friendly and straight to the point. I was in and out in less than 5 minutes. Prices are reasonable and the final result was outstanding. I recommend to anyone in the neighborhood that need shoe shine or repair. Easily accessible by subway, car or foot.
So, I finally decided to give a new look to my place and went to this business. If you are thinking about renovating your place, than you should pay them a visit. They have full knowledge of their products and what they are used for. I was going to remove the old wall paper I had, and they recommended me not to. They were right. Painting over the wall paper was the best thing I could do. The finish looks amazing and costs were down. They have everything you may need. Paint, brushes, goggles, masks, and very friendly.
These is one of those nice local business. Conviniently located on 8th Avenue, this place is also packed with people. Specially the friendly organic fellows. Very nice place to get a few baked goods, in particular, cakes and deserts. A bit expensive, but worth the price.
I got a cake from there for my girlfriend's birthday party. She loved it and so did everyone else invited. Besides the delicious taste their care with quality is a drop for sore eyes. Definetly one of those overwheloming little local business only found in Brooklyn. Customer service is expetacular and prices are a little salty.
Located in a nice neighborhood (brooklyn heights). Easily accesable by car and subways, this is a unique place. They have a huge selection from cheap inexpensive wines to glamorous expensive wines. Selections are divided by Country and Region. They also have a large selection of destilates (bourbons, whisky, vodkas, etc). Definetly worth a visit.
I used to go there pretty oftenly. They are cheap and the food was good until the day I found a fly on my fried rice. The place is mainly crowded by people that work nearby, specially from the many stores around it. If you still decide to go, order white rice so that you can see what is in it.
Very small seasonal bookstore. They are open year around, but books are on sale only at the begining of the academic year (fall). The cashier always tries to sell something extra and their selection is poor. They also have Polytechnic University items (t-shirts, caps, flags, etc), and office supplies, but prices are not competitive with the nearby stores. Some eventual sales on old Polytechnic items. If you are a Poly franetic, this is your place otherwise not worth the visit.