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 few privileged brownstone dwellers with backyards may be the only ones interested in ARS pastel-colored shears ($45) and Hori-Hori digging tools imported from Japan ($39), 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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