“My Brooklyn”

Two of our Brooklyn-based artisans give us the lowdown on their favorite local hot spots.


PokPok Restaurant

Elaine Tian of Studio Joo:

  1. POK POK for delicious Thai food in Red Hook.

  1. BIRD in Williamsburg for beautiful and unique designer clothing.

  1. MELODY LANES in Sunset Park for old-school bowling.

  1. COLLYER’S MANSION in Ditmas Park for thoughtfully curated housewares.

  1. MISTER SUNDAY at Industry City for weekly outdoor dance parties during the summer.


Joinery in Williamsburg

Yuka Uchida of Ovo Ceramics:

  1. ALMADIRA for authentic Italian food in a cozy atmosphere.

  1. ST. MAZIE for delicious food, drinks, and live music.

  1. SIT & WONDER for my everyday cup of Stumptown coffee and one of their perfectly flaky croissants.

  1. PROSPECT PARK for the Saturday farmer’s market, where I can always find the best Italian bread, blue cheese, and fresh seafood.

  1. JOINERY for a great selection of clothing by up-and-coming designers.

Written by DARA Artisans.May 07, 2015
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