Open and Shut


Gowanus
Gowanus Your Face Off reports (and took the picture above) of a new restaurant coming from the Littleneck crew. They are renovating a space a few doors down from Littleneck Clam Shack (the old Tony’s bagel space) and plan to open it up in July. The food and drink concept isn’t yet set in stone, but GYFA guesses it’ll be a tapas bar.

Park Slope
Lots of shutters and openings this week in the Slope. First, a sad closing: the owners of Bob and Judy’s Coollectibles are moving to California and closing up shop in July, after 15 years in business. The knitting supply and gift shop Brooklyn Mercantile closed on 5th Avenue after a rent hike. Flatbush Avenue’s Carlton Park is now open, as well as Skylark Bar on 5th Avenue and 11th Street. Die Koelner Bierhalle, the beer hall at St Marks and 4th Avenue, is getting close.

Williamsburg + Greenpoint
My Moon, a once-Turkish restaurant at 184 North 10th Street, got a new chef who is experimenting with flavors from Barcelona, says the Brooklyn Paper. Grubstreet posts a slideshow of Beloved, a bar now open on Manhattan Avenue. Norman’s Sound & Vision is moving from St. Marks Place, in the East Village, to an undisclosed location of Williamsburg. And Gothamist tours Donna, a late night bar (with a food menu) open on Williamsburg’s southside, 27 Broadway.

Elsewhere
Dumbo NYC reviews Dumbo Kitchen and reports that the made-to-order sandwiches (named after building addresses in the neighborhood) are tasty. The Treats Truck opens this Saturday on Carroll Gardens with an opening day party on Saturday. A “halal Chinese and Afghani cuisine” restaurant is opening on Coney Island Avenue near Newkirk, writes Ditmas Park Corner. Bar and restaurant owners seek to open up a sports tavern on a previously troubled area of Rockwell Place in Downtown Brooklyn.

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