TOURS

The Bacon Tour

By David Tez

Photo: Staff

From time to time, The Scout will feature interborough food tours designed as culinary and geographic explorations of our fair city. Each has been field tested, in a single day,…

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The Tenenbaums

By Siobhan Vivian

Photo: Staff

The Royal Tenenbaums is Wes Anderson’s visual love letter to New York. Though never explicitly named, the film presents a stunningly constructed pastiche of the quirky, the kitschy and the…

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Persons of Interest

Grooming & Fragrance
Persons of Interest

Photo: Michael A. Muller

There are salons and there are barbershops. Persons of Interest is a barber shop that understand the need for a casual, friendly and comfortable place for men to care for their grooming essentials. Owner Steve Marks took over a 30 year old institution, Sals, a neighborhood barbershop located on bustling Smith Street in Carroll Gardens and updated it into a stylish and inviting space.

URL personsofinterestbklyn.com

Bright Lyons

Vintage & Antiques
Bright Lyons

Photo: Mindy Best

Bright Lyons is a colorful mixture of art and furniture, specializing in mid-century modern furniture. Owner Paul Bright was a former gallery owner from Ontario Canada dealing in art and design objects before venturing into his current passion of vintage Herman Miller and Knoll furniture. On a visit to New York City in 1999, Lyons happened upon a show at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum on Charles and Ray Eames.

URL brightlyons.com

Goose Barnacle

Men's Clothing
Goose Barnacle

Photo: Mindy Best

Shop owner David Alperin is rooted in his family’s heritage. Being a 4th generation Brooklyn Heights man, he decided to open his new concept shop in the neighborhood and gave it the name of a crustacean that is popular among locals in Galicia, Spain, where his family is from. Goose Barnacle is not just a gallery or a store, but a mixture of both. It is dynamic to what is currently on display, whether it be art or clothing. The 700 sq foot space is open and sparse, hosting biannual art openings in the Fall and Spring.

Holler & Squall

Vintage & Antiques
Holler & Squall

Photo: Mindy Best

Zak and Gillette Wing worked at Housing Works together before opening their store, Holler & Squall in 2009. The second part of their name “Things Unlimited” perfectly describes what this antique shop is all about. They deal in a range of objects from furniture to jewelry that focuses on no particular era, rather limiting their selection based on aesthetic and quality. From the very cozy tuft leather sofas to the vintage gold and silver necklaces, the shop is ever changing.

URL hollerandsquall.blogspot.com

Vitsœ

Furniture
Vitsœ New York, 33 Bond Street

Photo: Jordan Provost © 2009

The stretch of Bond Street between Lafayette and Bowery is no stranger to design. It’s cobblestone road can lay claim to a surfeit of attractive shops and home to the first Herzog & de Meuron building in New York. The street’s intermingling of contemporary with classic is harmonious and natural, an extension of the city’s collective swagger. Set atop the venerable Dashwood Books, one gets the feeling that there is no locale more apt for Vitsœ’s first US showroom.

URL vitsoe.com

Ale et Ange

Men's & Women's Clothing
Ale et Ange

Photo: Mindy Best

Step into Ale et Ange and you feel like you’ve stepped into your best friend’s apartment… That is, if your best friend is a clothing designer with a fondness for soul and jazz. Meet Osere Oyagha, your new best friend. Launched earlier this year, Ale et Ange is a partnership between Osere and Eloise Simonet, the designers behind the men’s and women’s clothing label.