Last night a press release came over the transom about Union Market‘s new Williamsburg Blend of coffee or, more specifically, the blend’s packaging: “In the wake of a bike lane dispute that has strained relations between Brooklyn’s hipsters and Hasidic Jews, Pix Design is using its visual expertise to highlight the notion that there’s something both sides can agree on: a great cup of coffee. The packaging for one variety of Brooklyn-based Union Market’s depicts a man in Hasidic garb and a hipster (complete with man-purse) standing together and somehow managing not to glare at each other.” You can see a bigger shot of the packaging on Pix Design’s website. After all the attention Camel’s Williamsburg cigarettes grabbed recently, we’re surprised this is the first we’re hearing of it, especially since a rep from the design firm says the coffee has been on sale since last month.
Pix Design [Official Site]
Scaffolding went up on the Montauk Club at 25 8th Avenue in Park Slope earlier this month. Looks like they might be repointing the brick in the front. Anyone know what they’re doing? Incidentally, last time there was scaffolding on the landmark building, six brides threatened to sue to get their deposits back.
A mixed-use row house that looks like it will fit in well with the neighbors is going up at 202 Grand Street in Williamsburg, in what was previously an empty lot. We’re happy to see the heights of the stories are in keeping with the context. This has potential, depending on what finishes are chosen. […]
Winter has finally packed its bags, and it’s a perfect time to plant all manner of trees, perennials and annuals. It is also a great time to weed and reseed your lawn, before the weather gets so warm Bermuda grass takes over. Warmer days and frequent rains give everything a good start. In preparation for […]
Seven homes out of nine have sold at the Townhouses of Cobble Hill development, according to a PR rep. The Landmarks-approved modern-yet-contextual houses at 110-126 Congress Street went on the market in May for $3,650,000 to $4,200,000, and only 110 and 114 are still available. The four-bedroom, five-bath house at 110 Congress has 3,318 square feet […]
Average rents rose 77 percent in Brooklyn while city wide real median income fell 4.8 percent from 2000 to 2012, according to a report out from the city comptroller described in The New York Post. The increases were the largest in any borough. A story in the Times implied that meeting Mayor de Blasio’s stated […]