You’d never know that this pristine shop lies on the site of a former parking lot: In 2010, owner Amanda Mitchell transformed the area into a lush outdoor sanctuary that doubles as an event space. High walls and vaulted wood beams create an intimate setting where groups can gather year-round for dinner parties, a night of dancing or even a small wedding ceremony ($200–$500 per hour). Although the privileged few brownstone dwellers with backyards may be the only ones interested in ARS pastel-colored shears ($45), Hori-Hori digging tools imported from Japan ($39) and decorative planters carved from bark ($25), which are on consignment from local designer Catie Carter, even studio apartments can benefit from the store’s selection of small, handmade terrariums ($35–$155) and agave plants ($25) that thrive indoors.
61 Kent Ave
|Cross street:||between North 10th and 11th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10am–7pm, Sun noon-7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Bedford Ave|
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This place is like the Garden of Eden hidden behind steel grates in Williamsburg. Not only does it sell super original hangers and other plants and art, but they also have workshops on how to make cool stuff. Thanks Jungle for giving us a place to chill in the heat of summer.