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Ask any small business owner and they’ll tell you that doing business in New York City is both a dream and a nightmare. This city boasts a massive, ever-changing consumer base of people with a decent amount of money in their pockets, but they can also be fickle in their taste; if you find a good location, you’ll never want for foot traffic, but you’ll have to pay sky-high rents; and if you’re not...
We could argue all day about whether or not the characters on Girls represent any "real" part of Brooklyn—well, some people could definitely argue all day about that—but since its first episode, the show's most indisputably authentic facet has been the wardrobe. Under the direction of costume designer (and Clinton Hill resident) Jenn Rogien, the characters' clothes have served as both a refreshing change of pace from the inexplicably immaculate (and expensive!) looks of the supposedly young and...
While the editors at our sister site The L Magazine announced today their 50 favorite items made and/or for sale in Brooklyn, we decided to ask some of Brooklyn's prominent business owners about how they would spend a hypothetical $100 in Brooklyn. Here's what they told us: fancy foods, bicycle supplies, rugs, and much more! Sergio Hernandez Owner/Manager, BKLYN Larder (Cheese and Provisions Shop, Park Slope) Spending $100.00 on food is easy, especially in NYC. My fiancé and...