Was wandering around the neighborhood this neighborhood and can report the following:
Fantastic brunch at Helens on Union across the BQE. Gigantic slab of great quiche with salad and bruschetta and the best fried potatoes Ive ever had: thinly sliced and fried in clarified butter. You can eat in Helens large peaceful garden.
Whatever is going to replace the un-lamented Smittys has a liquor license.
Paninoteca now has a garden and it is lovely.
Chance has a garden that looks like a driveway with hanging plants. Anyone try the dim sum?
Le Petit Café on Court between Nelson and Luquer has a beautiful garden.
I got an ice cream cone at the Magic Fountain on Court (around 2nd) and it was pretty good. Man said the ice cream was homemade but I think home-frozen was more like it. Nice and chocolatey, not too sweet, a spare texture like old Sealtest.
Theres a big pool on Degraw between Nevins and Third!