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Goldie’s Rollin’ Out Glittery Vibes, ‘Like an Old Las Vegas Casino Carpet’

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

A new Greenpoint bar, Goldie’s, opened over the weekend (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Ask anybody who’s not from the so-called flyover states to describe a Midwesterner and you’re absolutely going to hear some variation on the word “nice.” But try asking an actual Midwesterner to say something about their own and it’s likely to be along the lines of, “Well, they don’t take themselves too seriously.”

Thankfully, Frank Bevan and Eric Odness, a pair of super chill Minneapolis rock-n’-roll vets, fit the latter description, and likewise  their Greenpoint bar, Lake Street, is about as unpretentious as it gets. Just whatever you do, don’t call it a “Minneapolis-themed” bar.

“I can’t stand hearing that,” Frank said. “I don’t know what that means.”

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Rockaway Is Getting a Palm-Tree Paradise With Coffee, Shopping and Live Music

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

So now that we’ve seen what’s replacing Rockaway Taco this summer, the question is: where do we go eat this tasty Latin food? How about under some palm trees? Last month, the folks at Rockaway Summer, a magazine about the peninsula that launched last year, flew eight of them in from Florida and installed them right across from the shack on Beach 96th Street. Next month, the leafy plot will open as a souvenir shop and hang spot with a pop-up art gallery, coffee, and live music.

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