Here’s another reason not to leave Brooklyn for the entire holiday season. This Saturday (Dec. 5), the Prospect Heights-promoting Heart of Brooklyn is holding its second annual Holiday Sip & Shop on Washington and Vanderbilt Avenues. The afternoon will include free hot chocolate from the likes of Cataldo’s, Ortine Café, Teddy’s Restaurant and The Usual; and there’ll be trolley tours from 4 to 10:30 p.m. on the neighborhood’s HOB Connection. Hot chocolate on a trolley? It’s like in a movie, but real! A few local boutiques also will stay open late for your gift-gathering convenience—an arrangement that should lead nicely into that post-shopping drink at one of the local watering holes. HOB is also offering 42 coupons. (Our favorite: 15 percent off clothing and shoes at Pieces.) Print them all here (good through Jan. 16) or pick them up Saturday at participating Sip & Shop spots.
Used books, $1 each, as far as the eye can see, ready and able for your perusal.
Yes that's a functioning 1954 jukebox on Dean St. and yes the guy who owns it would love to talk to you about it.