Friendly and vibrant, Fort Greene, Brooklyn is a neighborhood where artists, young families and life-long residents mingle effortlessly. Famous creatives including Walt Whitman, Erykah Badu and Chris Rock have all called Fort Greene home at one point, so it’s no wonder this section of the borough oozes cool from the cracks in its sidewalks. Easily accessible by subway (N, R, Q to DeKalb; A, C to Lafayette; or G to Fulton St.), and the LIRR (to Atlantic Ave.), Fort Greene is the perfect place for the entire family to eat, play and shop.

Hank & JoJo

Looking for a cool gift for a little one? Owner, Andriana Spence, is a Fort Greene resident and mom of two. Her shop features an eclectic mix of toys, clothing and accessories, including their own brand of totally cool striped Retro Tube Socks. The back of the store is reserved for kiddie classes including French for Little Ones, Adventure Dance and Pre-School of Rock.

Insider Tip:  Be sure to ask about their “Drop-In Class Reward Card.” For every nine drop-in’s, you get the tenth free. Score!

Hank & JoJo
218 Dekalb Ave.
*Closed Mondays

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–Angela Johnson-Archer