For Brooklyn, by Brooklyn. That is the philosophy at a new store in the borough.
"Brooklyn Only Foods" celebrated its grand opening at the start of the month.
The small grocery store sells foods and products made in the borough.
That includes classic Brooklyn brands, like Nathans as well as new and emerging ones.
The shop's Vice President grew up in the borough.
"I know people by their first names, so when a customer comes in, I can tell you who makes your pasta or who made your chocolate. I have went and met with them personally, I've seen their operation and I like what they are doing so I wanted to give that to the people as well," said Karim Othman.
The basement of the grocery store is home to an art gallery, displaying the work of borough based artists.