Jan 30, 2012

Best New International Bookstore in Brooklyn

Brooklyn continues to expand and the latest addition to the mix is IDLEWILD. IDLEWILD Brooklyn is part international bookstore & part language course. If you have been to their location on 19th street in Manhattan than you know that this is the spot for international literature. 
They offer French, Spanish and Italian courses that last 10 weeks. They all focus on speaking and comprehension.  People can register for courses online or in person (http://www.idlewildbooks.com/2009/07/brooklyn/).
Next door to the language courses they have the bookstore which holds 5,000 titles in all three language with everything from the classic Tintin to popular contemporary titles, chick lit and lesser-known authors. You will still find, however, some books in English and dual language books for learners of all ages.
IdleWild Brooklyn
249 Warren Street (x Court)
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Jan 10, 2012

Best Midnight Brunch in Town

Over In Brooklyn's friend Emily Cavalier is hosting her latest Midnight Brunch on Jan 21st and we are not sure if there are any tickets left, but you can try here: http://mb4.eventbrite.com. If you are not familiar with Midnight Brunch they feature curated menus and cooking by Emily herself and the talents of guest contributors in the cocktail, culinary and arts communities. The event begins with a cocktail hour at 11 p.m., followed by an ethnic-inspired meal showcasing the cuisine of one or several countries at a time. This is a not to miss event!