There's nothing that makes Brooklyn quite so liveable as the fact that we aren't, like so many American cities, just a horizontal mall full of chain stores.
Brooklyn's mom-and-pops (OK, along with the houses, parks and the diversity of our population) make our neighborhoods feel distinct, and like home.
The Saturday after Thanksgiving marks Small Business Saturday, a promotion to get folks to spend money at small, not enormous, business enterprises.
So, this holiday shopping season, think local.
See a promo video, if you feel like it...