• Swallow New york (Home & Design, Decor)
  • Sandwiched between a dry cleaner and a pizza restaurant on Smith Street, it may be easy to overlook this Carroll Gardens gem. But don’t be fooled by its humble facade - Swallow has some of the most original decorative items in the neighborhood. The store was opened by Ria Charisse in 1998, after she graduated from Cranbrook with a degree in sculpture. This artistic background becomes apparent when you look at the texture and color of the… More info
    361 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
  • Seaport flowers New york (Home & Design, Flowers & Garden)
  • We all know that fate can often lend a hand, but sometimes it grabs you by the collar. That was the case for Amy Gardella, owner of Seaport Flowers. Although her background is in art and education, Gardella’s greatest passion has always been design, which came in handy when she worked in flower shops to put herself through college. By the 1990s, Gardella went from working at Seaport Flowers to owning it. Since then, the shop has become a Brooklyn… More info
    309 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Opalia flowers New york (Home & Design, Flowers & Garden)
  • Simple and elegant, Opalia Flowers on Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill feels as delicate and inviting as the rainbow of orchids it sells. With a minimum of non-floral decoration or products, seasonal window displays include gorgeous eight-foot pussy willow branches. “We want our customers to experience the flowers for themselves, as if this were their own fantastical backyard,” said Phoebe B. Crary, who opened Opalia in 2006. “We’re a neighborhood… More info
    377 Atlantic Ave, Brookyn, NY 11217
  • Dry goods New york (Other, Stationery)
  • What exactly are dry goods? Well, they're lots of things - paintbrushes and fabric, incense and jewelry. But the dry goods sold by the eponymously named Dry Goods in Brooklyn are much more than knick knacks and trinkets. Carla Brookoff, who owns the store with her mother, Rita, hand-picks a broad array of quality items for general and home use drawn from far and wide. The mother and daughter team focus on form and function, periodically leaving… More info
    362 Atlantic Ave, New York, NY 11217
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