Just opened: Stem

Like an oasis in an urban desert, a cheerful new flower shop has appeared in Fort Greene. Need a cheap pick-me-up? Grab a lush bouquet of Scabiosa or Lisianthus ($10), or consider tantalizing herbs, like chocolate mint, that come quaintly potted in recycled tin cans ($4--$6). If that doesn’t woo you, the endearingly antiquated ways of owners Rado Bomba and Delgis Canahuate will: They hang their hats on locally crafted tree-branch hooks ($15--$35), bathe their blossoms in a British sink from the 1930s and use a typewriter to maintain their list of loyal customers. 112 S Oxford St between Fulton St and Lafayette Ave, Fort Greene, Brooklyn (718-722-4767)—Samantha Cowley

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