Shop: Crest Hardware
I'm obsessed with plants, and their greenhouse is great. Franklin the pig is also amazing. I remember when I discovered this place. During my first few months in Brooklyn, I went back every weekend to add a plant to my collection (and say hi to Franklin).
558 Metropolitan Ave., BKLYN
For dinner, for the burger. It's my favorite restaurant in New York. If you know, you know.
85 Broadway, BKLYN
Read: 66 Hope Cafe
I love everything about this place; the light, the greenery, the French couple that owns it. Also, they have a strict no cell phone policy, so I can always count on them for a silent place to read or work.
66 Hope St., BKLYN
Take a girl friend: Hotel Delmano
For oysters and rosé. It feels like a step back in time, and I'm a sucker for that feeling. Their tequila cocktail, Letters From Mexico, is also my favorite. And the ricotta.
82 Berry St., BKLYN
Take a guy friend: Lucky Dog
For the Lagunitas, puppies and bluegrass. It's the first bar I went to in my neighborhood. I took my brother when he visited and couldn't get him out of there.
303 Bedford Ave., BKLYN