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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Shutdown Specials In Brooklyn

  BROOKLYN — DAY 26: As the U.S. government heads into the fourth week of a partial government shutdown, some Brooklyn businesses are chipping in with free services, movie tickets and extended food pantry hours. Massage Williamsburg, Massage Greenpoint...

Santa Fe Grill Reopens With New Owners, New Name

PARK SLOPE - "When we closed this place, many people cried. It was crazy," Antonio Garcia said as he recalled Santa Fe Grill's final night in September. "People came from everywhere. People were outside,...
Screamer's Pizzeria in Crown Heights at Franklin Ave.

Screamer’s Pizzeria Opens Second Vegan Location – In Crown Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS — The second installment of Screamer's Pizzeria opened in Crown Heights last month, fueling what they call a 1,500 slice-a-day craving for their plant-based pizza. The pizzeria at 685 Franklin Avenue at the corner of Prospect Place replaces Rosco's Pizza which closed...

Soda Bar Wants To DJ Legally

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — The Vanderbilt Avenue hot spot Soda Bar is looking to bring in a DJ on the weekends, but a couple of neighbors say, "Not so Fast." Owner Galina Sokolova of Soda Bar, located at 629...

Wegmans Hiring For Fall 2019 Debut At Brooklyn Navy Yard

BROOKLYN NAVY YARD - Recruiting and training has begun in preparation for the long-anticipated opening of Wegmans at the Brooklyn Navy Yard this fall. Located at 21 Flushing Avenue in the Admiral's Row development on...

Bookery Cafe Brings Coffee, Books And Pastries To Sunset Park

SUNSET PARK -- Near Greenwood Cemetery, nestled in a glass-lined space just off Sunset Park's 5th Avenue business corridor sits Bookery, a recently-opened coffee shop with a literary bent. “I am the type of person...
Jeremy Stratton shaking up one of his signature cocktails at Bar Bayeux located at 1066 Nostrand Avenue (Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner)

Bar Bayeux Comes To PLG

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDEN — PLG has a new sultry cocktail bar and it's called Bar Bayeux — a spin on the Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th-century English tapestry depicting events that led to the Battle of Hastings in...
butterfunk kitchen

“High Real Estate Costs” Force Butterfunk Kitchen & Sumner’s Luncheonette To Close

WINDSOR TERRACE - Two southern food favorites—Butterfunk Kitchen and Sumner's Luncheonette—shuttered at the end of 2018 as a result of rising rents.   View this post on Instagram   #Repost @sumnersluncheonette (@get_repost) ・・・ Like the laws of nature,...

Talde Brooklyn Closes As Top Chef Star’s Restaurant Group Dissolves

PARK SLOPE - Following up on a reader's Tweet that Talde Brooklyn was closed on Wednesday, January 2, and the restaurant's social media accounts deleted, Bklyner reached out to Three Kings Restaurant Group which owns...
styrofoam ban

Citywide Ban On Styrofoam Now In Effect

GOWANUS - The city's styrofoam ban went into effect Tuesday, January 1, 2019, a law reaching as far back as 2007 with fourth and fifth graders from Brooklyn leading the charge. Students from PS 15...

An Extraordinary Neighbor: Nowshin Ali is 100% Present

DITMAS PARK - Nowshin Ali came to live in the United States five years ago with her son. Things weren't going well for her in India, so she left everything behind to start a new...

Emma’s Torch Honored With ‘Hero Of The Month’ Award

CARROLL GARDENS - Borough President Eric Adams honored Emma's Torch on Thursday with a "Hero of the Month" award. The award goes to individuals saving lives in a variety of ways throughout the borough. Adams...

Openings And Closings South Of Prospect Park

It's easy to lose track, so we have compiled the openings from this fall, roughly south of the Park. Please do let us know whom we missed in the comments. OPENINGS:  Tanoshii Ramen, 7718 5th Avenue,...

Warm Up Fireside at These 5 Cozy Bars Near Park Slope

Winter is finally here. We've been blessed to avoid early storms, but if you're looking to brave this weekend's rain, there are some great spots to dry off fireside—perhaps with a hot toddy. You've...

Recently Re-Opened Restaurant Round-Up in Greenpoint

Restaurants are always opening and closing in Brooklyn. Many New Yorker's see it as a badge of honor, knowing what came before—you're not really a resident until you can say "That place used to...
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