Here's a little about LeParis:
I studied fashion design in college and planned to go on to work in that industry. During college I worked part-time in flower shops and learned a strong work ethic while developing my eye for flowers and arrangements. When I graduated college, I had planned to move into fashion, however I found myself drawn to the florist trade. I ended up working for 10 years in the industry before I finally opened my own shop in Bed-Stuy, I named Brooklyn Blooms.
When a client comes to Brooklyn Blooms, my aim is to provide an enriching experience of beauty in the flowers and plants that I create for them. When designing floral arrangements, I incorporate my fashion sensibilities by utilizing elements of texture, movement, and eye-catching colors.
Being a floral designer goes beyond just placing flowers in a vase, it requires a tremendous attention to details and the desires of each and every customer. In my years of experience, I have gained the unique ability to literally bring the world to your space. I do this by sourcing flowers that have traveled from South Africa, Japan, Ecuador, California, Holland, and other faraway places that my customers may have imagined, but may not have been able to experience first hand. My goal is to bring the world to each and every person that receives a Brooklyn Blooms floral arrangement.
From the owner Rafael:
My introduction to coffee startedback when I was about 9 years old. I remember running home from school to have some of my aunts fresh made coffee and I was forever hooked. I love the art of crafting great tasting coffee peered with great food and a relaxing environment to enjoy it in. I can remember the smell of the coffee cooking on the stove like it was yesterday. We did not have a modern electric grinder, we would manually grind the coffee. It was hard work but the reward tasted so great. I always wanted to work in a coffee shop setting, so it was a natural progression for me to end up working in coffee shops. I am always learning new things in both fields (food and coffee). It brings great joy to have you all accompany me on this journey of great taste and new discoveries in coffee. - Hello and welcome to the Lazy IBIS.
Puerto Viejo Restaurant is a Dominican Bistro located in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Upon entering you are greeted with the mouth-watering aroma of our delicious Dominican cuisine and the atmosphere transports you to an old port in La Hispaniola, which today is known as the Dominican Republic.
Here at Puerto Viejo, we serve flavorful food that feels like it has been cooked from the comfort of your own home.
Puerto Viejo is a family restaurant that has been operating for 30 years. The owner (The Father in the family) emigrated from the Dominican Republic in 1978 and worked tirelessly as a dishwasher and busboy until he saved enough to realize his dream. In 1984, he opened his own Dominican luncheonette and offered his family’s favorite dishes – pernil, baked chicken, beef stew, rice / beans, maduros and tostones! In 2012 a fire destroyed the restaurant and he was forced to shut down. After the fire, his children got involved and created the concept of Puerto Viejo Dominican Bistro. The restaurant reopened with the same menu and kitchen crew, but with a remodeled interior and new management, (the kids).
King Tai is what a neighborhood bar should be. Friendly, small, with impeccable cocktails, and good vibes.
They have a great selection of Tequila's and Mezcal's along with the rest of your favorite cocktails. The bartenders know their stuff and on the weekends, they've got vinyl Dj's, (not digital, vinyl) that's make you shake your thing.
Crow Hill CrossFit is the premier CrossFit affiliate of Crown Heights.
From Kurt one of the owners:
"We started as a small CrossFit gym at 800 Park Place in Crown Heights back in 2012. In the beginning it was just us, Dan and Kurt, opening the doors at 6am and closing them at 9pm during the week and multiple classes on the weekend. We emphasized community and inclusiveness along with a fun and personal approach to fitness. After two years at our location we were bursting at our seems, and were lucky enough to find our current location at 1010 Dean Street. We have grown to be one of the largest and best CrossFit facilities in New York City, and we continue to pride ourselves in being the most inclusive CrossFit gym in the country. Our classes are taught by trainers who are qualified in CrossFit, Weightlifting, Powerlifting, and Gymnastics. CrossFit is the funnest way to improve your fitness level regardless if you are starting as a couch potato or as a Division 1 sports star. Come give us a try with Free Intro Classes every Sunday at Noon!"