The North Flatbush Avenue BID’s monthly newsletter provided lots of updates regarding the handful of restaurants opening up along the Park Slope/Prospect Heights border. Here’s a summary: The Velvet Peach Cafe, at 335 Flatbush Avenue, will be transformed into a full-service restaurant and bar with live jazz during Sunday brunch. The name will be changed to Elberta’s. (Here’s Park Slope initially reported that the joint will reopen this month.) The Hungry Ghost Cafe is on track for an April opening and will serve Stumptown coffee and fresh baked goods. Fortune 500, the avenue’s only 99 cent store, will give up its lease at the end of April, as will Little Vinnie’s, at 452 Dean Street. (Vinnie’s Styles will remain open at 160 Flatbush). The Flatbush Ave. BID will soon mediate a meeting between owners of proposed bar Kemistry and its neighbors, although no date is set yet. The owner of Carlton Park (pictured), the organic restaurant under construction on the corner of Flatbush and Prospect, was faced with a SWO and plans to work things out in court in the coming week. The owner will also apply for a sidewalk cafe license shortly. Finally, owners of Woodland (formerly Prime Six) are waiting on the city for inspections to clear, and plan to open as soon as they do.
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Next weekend, the third annual Brooklyn Zine Fest returns to the Brooklyn Historical Society with panels and a wide variety of publishers, artists and writers selling their wares. Panels will discuss topics like queer and trans zine writers, zine collecting and publishing zines anonymously. And over 150 zine enthusiasts will be selling self-published magazines on everything […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row house Address: 245 Front Street Cross Streets: Bridge and Gold Streets Neighborhood: Vinegar Hill Year Built: 1852-55 Architectural Style: Greek Revival Architect: Unknown. Landmarked: Yes, part of Vinegar Hill HD (1997) The story: Like stumbling upon Brigadoon, Vinegar Hill is hidden from most people’s view, tucked away […]
A convention center is planning to open at 79 Franklin Street in Greenpoint later this year, possibly in October, according to DNAinfo. Currently under construction, the Brooklyn Expo Center will have 28,000 square feet of space for exhibitions and meetings. There will also be a cafeteria and parking. A reader who lives nearby said it looks […]
Although obviously in need of work to turn it into living space, this has got to be one of the coolest properties for sale we’ve ever seen. There’s tons of curb appeal (or will be, pending a fresh paint job), beamed ceilings, arched windows and doors, diagonal floors and three skylights in this seemingly untouched […]