Posts tagged New York City
Passerguide: Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

With its shady, verdant streets and brownstones galore, Cobble Hill has long been a destination for families seeking upscale tranquility à la Prospect Park. But there is more to this out-of-the-way Brooklyn neighborhood than meets the eye, as Cobble Hill combines a charming small-town feel with a surprisingly dynamic culture and food scene. Yet it is unusually (and delightfully) low on tourist traffic and pretension, both impressive feats in NYC. Read on for our suggestions of how to make the most of out a day trip to Cobble Hill.

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Shopping at The Frankie Shop

On the Lower East Side, The Frankie Shop offers pieces from brands like Rachel Comey, LOQ, Apiece Apart, Laura Lombardi, and more. Recommended by Dasha Faires, and with an inventory that represents so many of the brands recommended by passersby, we stopped by the store on Stanton Street to browse their current selection.

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Plant Shopping at Crest Hardware

Crest Hardware has been serving its Williamsburg, Brooklyn neighborhood since 1962, adding their passerby-recommended backyard garden center 10 years ago. Home to Franklin the Pig and the site of numerous events—like their annual art show and a pumpkin carving contest—Crest has become a gathering place for the local community.

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Plant Shopping at The Sill

The Sill is one of the coolest places in New York to buy plants, but it's also the most friendly. After featuring The Sill in our recent post, Where To Buy Plants in NYC, I wanted to follow the recommendations of passersby like Alyssa Coscarelli, Allie Berman, and Holly Mitchell and stop by their Hester Street store to do a little plant shopping of my own.

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