There's no denying that parts of Brooklyn have become commercialized, crowded, and Manhattan-ized over the last few years. But there are still the rare, energizing, and independent havens that crop up every so often. The latest example takes the form of a standout lifestyle boutique and occasional party venue on Driggs street. Meet Concrete + Water.
A stone's throw from the Bedford L subway stop (the first stop coming from Manhattan), the shop's stocked with a meticulously curated selection of men and women's gear from a hotbed of harder-to-find, trendy-but-not-too-trendy labels. We stopped in a few weeks ago to get a behind-the-scenes tour from the owners, and it took all our discipline not to whip out the wallet and buy everything in sight.