Smith Street started getting trendy about in the year 2000. That was when it really started getting gentrified, and all of a sudden, many restaurants and bars started opening up. One of the first places is Bar Tabac. In fact, Brooklyn's Smith Street is the home to quite a number of inexpensive yet delicous French restaurants. It's a great place to go eat at any time of the day. I especially like going there during the weekend. You can have a delicous brunch, then walk around the streets & enter the different shops & boutiques. Boreum Hill has become an upcoming neighborhood because of its proximity to Manhattan.
Going back to the French, every July 14th, the day of the French Independence, they close Smith streets and it's an all day event where one can play Petanque, have awesome French food & celebrate French Independence.
I, myself, love Smith Street for its uniqueness.
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