Smooches from Smoochie Baby, urban edge for Williamsburg kids

Penelope Giaouris, Owner of Smoochie Baby. Che Stipanovich, Photographer.  Max, 3. PHOTOGRAPH BY CHRISTOPHER WAHL

The Berry Street store, which opened in 2009, is bright, modern and tasteful “with an urban edge & a rock n’ roll sensibility,” says Stipanovich. “Mostly well-priced American brands and very few imports.” And a brilliantly placed, kid-tuned TV makes it a lot easier to shop.

Havana Nights at Cubana Social

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Cubana Social introduced its new chef to diners by throwing a cocktail and tasting party. Guests got to sample Chef Andrew D’Ambrosi’s Cuban inspired menu of crispy avocado with habanero marmalade

There are No Bad Dogs, Just Bad Dog Owners

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Some of you may be considering a new pet this year, and a pup or a kitten is certainly a wonderful addition to your family, but there are some things to consider before taking the plunge.