Some construction has started at 81 Fifth Avenue (at Prospect Place), and a tipster tells us it’s in preparation of a new Jamaican restaurant. The posted permits are for electrical work, and according to the NYC Buildings Department, the first floor is being renovated as a “space for eating and drinking.”
So it will definitely be a restaurant, but we’re yet to confirm what type. Fingers crossed for Jamaican, though. The neighborhood could use some jerk chicken.
We’ll keep digging and let you you know what we find. If you have any information on the space, let us know!