Books Are Magic

‘Books Are Magic’ Opens, And Brooklyn Immediately Embraces Newest Indie Book Haven

The corner of Smith and Butler Streets was packed with people. A reader sat down on the steps to peel open his newest find. It was the type of traffic that the Cobble Hill neighborhood was more than happy to boast about as Books Are Magic was already humming with page turners. Launched by owners Emma and … Continue reading ‘Books Are Magic’ Opens, And Brooklyn Immediately Embraces Newest Indie Book Haven

books are magic

New Indie Bookstore To Magically Appear On Smith Street This Spring

The smooth wooden shelves have been installed, bordered by warm, exposed brick walls at the mostly empty space of the forthcoming Books Are Magic! at 225 Smith Street (corner of Butler Street) in Cobble Hill. On this early Spring morning, the cool air blends with construction sounds from the inside of a future independent bookstore to create … Continue reading New Indie Bookstore To Magically Appear On Smith Street This Spring

snowdays

Shaved Cream At Snowdays Seduces Brooklynites And Yetis Alike

My afternoon dessert was smiling at me. Two mischievous teeth offered a warm welcome, and a cold cookies and cream-flavored treat was topped with blueberries and Oreos. Nice to meet you, indeed. "That's our signature flavor," said Snowdays owner and founder Tony Quach. "It's called 'Yeti Tracks'. The yeti is our mascot here." Quach left me … Continue reading Shaved Cream At Snowdays Seduces Brooklynites And Yetis Alike

Korean Jip Bap And Anju At mŏkbar Spice Up Flatbush Avenue

In the midst of the hectic preparations that go into a newly opened restaurant, Chef Esther Choi appears strikingly at ease. Choi -- who opened mŏkbar (212 Flatbush Avenue near Bergen Street) on February 8 -- has created an ambitious, new Korean restaurant that mixes the comforts of home with a clean, urban-rustic space just a … Continue reading Korean Jip Bap And Anju At mŏkbar Spice Up Flatbush Avenue

Everyman Espresso

Damn Fine Cup Of Coffee (And Owners) At Park Slope’s New Everyman Espresso

The Sams are talking about how they first met. "He was wearing a vest and a fedora hat," says Sam Penix, founder and co-owner of Everyman Espresso in Park Slope. Penix is speaking of the other co-owner standing right next to him -- Sam Lewontin. "His wardrobe has improved, and so has his coffee." These are … Continue reading Damn Fine Cup Of Coffee (And Owners) At Park Slope’s New Everyman Espresso