A Brooklyn fixture since the early 1980s, Mr. C's Bicycles attracts enthusiasts of all stripes to its two-story, Seventh Avenue bike boutique. Professional bike fitters Carlos Valentino and Alessandro Matteucci maintain a fitting studio where they measure cyclists and analyze results to match them with their ideal handle-barred steed from manufacturers such as Cannondale, Trek, and Schwinn. The shop's daily crop of visitors can turn up serious cyclists training for the Tour de France as well as tourists renting bikes for a unique way to tour the boroughs or train to drive the family back home to Topeka in a rickshaw.
More than 50 years ago, Donna G was born at Virginia’s Price boatyard. Since then, she has sailed from Point Pleasant, New Jersery; Hyannis Port, Massachusetts; and other famed locales. Lately, however, she has made her home in Sheepshead Bay.
While her biography reads like that of a lifelong mariner, Donna G is actually a classic, US Coast Guard–certified party boat. Captain Dominick of Donna G, LLC recently restored to the boat to a yacht-like finish with passion and unwavering attention to detail and outfitted her with cutting-edge fish-finding electronics. Nowadays, Captain Dominick showcases his handiwork—as well as his more than 50 years of boating experience and care for his clients—on chartered fishing trips, which trawl New York’s waters for flounder and other catches.
Bicycle Habitat could be a home away from home for many cyclers. After all, it has been carrying everything a full-fledged cycler would need to be happy since 1978. Does your bike need a tune-up or perhaps a more serious repair? The professionals at Bicycle Habitat will fix the issues in no time. Maybe it’s time for a new bike; Bicycle Habitat can make sure you find the perfect fit through their bike fitting service. Learn-to-ride classes and bicycle repair classes are taught by experts, and group riding events are announced on the shop’s website every so often. Bike rentals are also available for both regular use and photo shoot or model purposes. As the world and our lives rotate crazily around one another, travel straight on a dependable bike that spends time at Bicycle Habitat.
Located just a couple of blocks from Trader Joe’s, this locally-owned bike shop has become a fixture in Brooklyn for their knowledge, experience and customer service. No frills and no unnecessary extras, this place has what you need to get your bike back on the road quickly and at a reasonable price. If you’re on the hunt for a new bicycle, they’ve got a selection to choose from to ensure that you get the ride you’re after. If you’re not sure, take a test drive around the block to see if it’s a good fit. If shopping local is your thing, there is a good reason that this bike shop has survived for years. Stop in some time, and find out for yourself.
Bay Ridge Bicycle World is Brooklyn’s location for the best selection of bikes, skateboards, and scooters. The knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect bike or fix one you already own and/or make needed adjustments. They have been selling bikes in Brooklyn since 1978 and focus on product knowledge and customer service. Bike owners can come in for repairs or simply stop by and ask the bike geek a question. The staff is always available for helping bike owners with their bikes, as well as helping riders find their perfect bike, skateboard or scooter. At Bay Ridge, it is about quality and service - something their staff has plenty of.
The Nook, located in Saint Paul just minutes away from the Metrodome, is a dive bar most revered for great atmosphere and delicious and juicy burgers. The Juicy Nookie Burger lives up to its name and is said to be legendary. You can win a free shirt if you complete the Nookie Challenge. To win you must eat two Nookie Supreme Burgers with fries! The restaurant is always busy, which speaks to the quality of the food. On a lower level you will find arcade games and even bowling. Weekends feature live music and their shuttle, or ‘Paddywagon’, gives free shuttles to and from all Vikings and Wild games. There is so much to love about The Nook!