Park Slope »

12 Great Back-to-School Backpacks

From kindergarten cute to college cool, these book bags will have students looking and thinking sharp.

Lower East Side »

Store-Within-a-Store Concept Helps Retail Businesses Stay Afloat

Merchants say they can avoid high rents and gain additional customers by sharing retail space.

Astoria »

'Indie' Nail Polish Brands Take Off in New York City

Niche market entrepreneurs have taken their brands from kitchen-sink hobbies to full-time careers.  

Lower East Side »

Braids Are the New Blowout in Cool Twist That's Hot For Late Summer

Braids are a solid alternative to a short-lived blowout on these sticky summer days.

Greenpoint »

Permanent Records Closing Greenpoint Location After Losing Lease

Permanent Records' owner plans to reopen elsewhere in Brooklyn.

Carroll Gardens »

Natural and Organic Children's Boutique Opening in Carroll Gardens

Sprout San Francisco will open its first Brooklyn outpost in September.

Lower East Side »

4 Lessons For Starting a Small Business From Outdoor Market Vendors

Dozens of local businesses make a successful start at outdoor markets in New York City.

Williamsburg »

Diesel Jeans Opening Pop-Up on Bedford Avenue

Diesel will be opening on the ground floor of a luxury development.

Lower East Side »

Tenements and Graffiti Featured in LES-Themed Mini-Golf Course

The Hester Street Fair debuted a nine-hole mini-golf course featuring Lower East Side landmarks.

Boerum Hill »

Name Your Price for Running Gear From Brooklyn Clothing Line

OnlyAtoms is bringing a "Brooklyn, New York style" to its new line of running clothes.

Astoria »

Grocery Delivery Service Instacart Expands to Western Queens

Instacart is now delivering groceries to parts of Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside and Woodside.

West Village »

Where to Find a Stylish Bike Helmet

Safety is essential when you're on your bike, but you may as well look good while you're at it.

Bushwick »

Bushwick Market Aims to Be Cheaper Alternative to Brooklyn's Flea Markets

Community activist Yazmin Colon is expanding the Bushwick Vendors Market to a space on Bushwick Avenue.

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