New Biz: Bathhouses, Famed Antique Store, The Garden Closure, and More

New Biz: Bathhouses, Famed Antique Store, The Garden Closure, and More

Welcome to our business column, where we’ll share news on expansions, new biz, pop-ups, art shows, and recent closures.


Present Bodies: Papermaking at Dieu Donné

Lina Puerta, Radishes & Cabbages Tapestry (from the Willard Crop’s Festival series), 2019. Courtesy of Lina Puerta.

A Brooklyn exhibition will embrace the medium of paper. Opening at BRIC on December 5,  they will feature the works of eight artists who explore the transformative capabilities of papermaking: Swoon, Noel W. Anderson, Candy Gonzalez, Lesley Dill, Lina Puerta, and more. Some of the artists are previous participants of Dieu Donné’s Workspace Residency,  a leading non-profit cultural institution dedicated to serving established and emerging artists through the collaborative creation of contemporary art using the process of hand papermaking.

Address: Gallery at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street

On View: December 5, 2019 – February 2, 2020, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City Foundry Antique Store @ Industry City

City Foundry will bring it’s second store for one-of-a kind, vintage, design wares to Brooklyn’s Industry City. Established in 2000 by Sohrab Bakhshi, City Foundry quickly became a pillar of Brooklyn design and a recognized source for architects, stylists and designers looking for an impeccably curated selection of 20th century furniture, lighting, art and artifacts presented in an unconventional manner.

The shop will also provide expert custom upholstery and furniture restoration and sell City Foundry’s own custom collection, CF Signature, which features limited-edition, industrial and mid-century modern influenced tables, lighting, seating, and mirrors.

Address: 33 35th street, Industry City

Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11a.m. – 6 p.m.

Old Man Hustle Comedy Club & Bar

What used to be Videology, a movie screening bar in Williamsburg, has now re-invented itself as a comedy club. Old Man Hustle Comedy Bar opened its second and much larger location from owner and comedian, Edward Farrell.

The club, with the entrance located on South 1st street offers showcases seven days a week with comedians promised from Comedy Central, Netflix, MTV and HBO. One drink minimum at shows.

Address: 308 Bedford Avenue

Hours: Weekdays 3pm – 4am; Weekends 12pm – 4am

Comedy Show Schedule:
Tuesday – 8pm & 10pm
Wednesday – 8pm & 10pm
Thursday – 7pm & 9pm & 10pm
Friday – 7pm & 9pm & 10pm
Saturday – 7pm & 9pm & 10pm

HotBox Mobile Sauna

NYC’s only sauna on wheels is now parked in Bushwick for their temporary residency through January! The wooden sauna heats up to a toasty 180 degrees that will get you sweating. Enjoy their portable ice shower to cool off outdoors, plus they have a tent set up for lounging, and a mini bar with an assortment of teas, kombucha, and other beverages. Stay hydrated! HotBox is a safe and positive alternative self-care space to feel good: catch their special queer schwitz parties for queer women, trans, and non-binary people!Address: 26 Vandervoort PlaceHours: Check schedule here.


Williamsburg now has it’s own Bathhouse (not on wheels) situated in a renovated 1930s soda factory. The spa (and restaurant) offers many treatments from massages to sensory deprivation tanks. Enjoy both dry and tropical saunas, a starlight steam room, three thermal pools, heated marble hammams, and cryotherapy.

Address: 103 N 10th StreetHours: Daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., for packages and services go here.


The Garden

The Garden, a family-owned food market was on the corner of Kent Street and Manhattan Avenue was a Greenpoint staple for 25 years. They closed its doors to permanently Sunday after Thanksgiving. Owner Marius Tapper told News12 that the growth of online shopping and chain grocery stores has had a big impact on their business, resulting in a major loss of sales.

Address: 921 Manhattan Avenue

Are you opening a business? Did you see a new storefront go up? Did your favorite pop-up find a permanent home? Is your favorite corner shoppe closing? Please let us know.