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Elves on Montague

These two very cheerful elves greeted my wife and me on Montague near Henry as we headed for the Greenmarket this morning. They were there as part of the Selfies with Elves promotion, part of the Montague BID’s “Small Business Saturday”. They were handing out “Shop Small” shopping bags; the cardboard bins were for donations […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Holiday Preview Party This Thursday

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street, will hold its annual Holiday Preview Party this Thursday evening, November 3, from 5:00 to 7:30. It’s hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner! Come to the Exchange on Thursday, November 3rd to get yourself in the spirit! The lights will be up, the tree […]

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Atlantic Antic This Sunday

The 42nd annual Atlantic Antic will be this Sunday, September 25 from noon to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine, on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and 4th Avenue. There will be live and DJ’d music, food, vendors, activities for kids, and special deals from merchants along Atlantic. More information here.

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Re-Opens After Summer Break

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange (photo), 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry) has re-opened from its annual summer closure. The Exchange offers a wide variety of hand-crafted goods, including infants’ and children’s clothing, toys, jewelry, and household items, along with books of local interest and children’s books. See examples here. Store hours are 11:00 a.m. […]

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Montague Street BID Block Party Sunday Sept 18th

On Sunday, September 18th Montague street between Court and Hicks will close to traffic from 12-5pm for the The Montague Street Business Improvement District (BID)’s Make It Montague block party.  The event promises larger than life games of Connect 4, Jenga and Cornhole, jugglers and vintage cars along with live entertainment, DJs, activities, giveaways, gifts […]

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Plymouth Underground Thrift Store Returns This Weekend

After a summer hiatus, the thrift store at Plymouth Church re-opens this summer, on Sunday, September 11 at 12:30 pm. Stocked with fall clothing, designer, and vintage bargains for women, men, and children, the thrift store is open every Sunday from 12:30 to 4:00 pm.  From Plymouth: Following a rush of summer donations, our clothing […]

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Willowtown Fair Next Saturday

The annual spring Willowtown Fair will take place on Saturday, May 14 on Willow Place (between Joralemon and State streets) from noon to 5:00 p.m. This year’s event will feature food for sale from Iris Cafe, home baked goods and plants for sale, a Willowtown Bluegrass Band, Fire Engine Co. 224, face painters, games, rides, […]

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Bye-Bye, Banana Republic

The windows are papered over, and a sign on the door confirms that Banana Republic is leaving the neighborhood. We’ve got the Banana Republic factory store (bargains galore!) on Fulton Mall, but a the loss of a reasonably priced option for decent clothing (even if it is a national chain) is not, in this writer’s […]

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Farewell Garden Of Eden, Hello Fresh Start

A few days ago I heard reports that the interior layout of the Garden Of Eden store, on Montague between Clinton and Court, had been changed, with the fresh meat, poultry, and fish offerings reduced greatly in size, replaced by much more extensive offerings of ready-made meals. Then a neighbor pointed out the awning, proclaiming […]

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Grace Church Spring Gala Saturday

This coming Saturday evening, April 23, starting at 6:30 p.m., Grace Church will present its annual Gala and Silent Auction. The Gala, for which “festive attire” is appropriate, will feature food and drink and an opportunity to bid on items in the silent auction which, in previous years, have included fine clothing; jewelry; artwork; china […]

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