What’s Good in the Neighborhood?
Our community is filled with many wonderful independent shops, where keeping it local means business as usual. Read on to see some of the Myrtle Avenue merchants who not only make Brooklyn their home, but also their business.
Pull up a seat at Cardiff Giant, a Myrtle Avenue watering hole that is no joke. Their dedication to the states brewers, distilleries and wineries creates a menu of super local and regional drinks that can satisfy any thirst. Rye from the Hudson Valley, cider from Queens, and rum from Bushwick are all represented. Stop in to take a boozy-tour of New York without having to leave Clinton Hill.
415 Myrtle Avenue (btwn Vanderbilt and Clinton)
If you haven’t been to Brooklyn Sweet Spot to indulge in their cookies, cupcakes or small pies, then stop reading and go right now! You can’t miss it on Myrtle – just look for the sign that says: “Banana Pudding of Your Whole Life”. It is the pudding of your life, trust us.
So good in fact, it is made in batches in their Fort Greene-based kitchen and sold in different locations all over the city. The secret ingredients in this pudding and their cakes have been passed down through owner Kym Rodgers family, so you know it’s made with love. And as the saying goes, ”Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way.”
366 Myrtle Avenue (btwn Adelphi and Clermont)
Brooklyn-based and brothers founded, BKG Roasters is a neighborhood coffee spot and community gathering space offering small-batch coffee, from drip to espresso. The Farrelly brothers, Alan, Craig, and James, moved their operations from Red Hook to Myrtle after Hurricane Sandy upended their business in 2012.
Thankfully they were able to pick up here in Clinton Hill and are roasting coffee for their brick and mortar and wholesale accounts. As Spring continues to reveal itself, you will definitely find us in BKG Roasters back yard, cold brew in hand.
557 Myrtle Avenue (btwn Emerson and Classon)
We appreciate Green in Bklyn for their dedication to selling eco-friendly products at their store. Did you know there is an eco-friendly deodorant that is made here on Myrtle and sold in their shop? Brooklyn’s hot and sweaty summer is going to smell a whole lot nicer thanks to Scully’s all-natural deodorant spray.
432 Myrtle Avenue (btwn Clinton and Waverly)
Jill Lindsey also likes to keep it local. Her Fort Greene flagship store supports Brooklyn artists making anything from apparel and jewelry, to textiles and home goods. The shop also likes to create an atmosphere where residents can stop in to chat over coffee or wine, at their bar-top cafe that looks out to the garden.
370 Myrtle Avenue (between Adelphi and Clermont)
Brooklyn-based + shopping small = a win for the Myrtle Avenue community of merchants!