Alt-Brooklynites from near and far got together this weekend at the Bushwick Block Party and, well… did all the things they normally do except packed tightly together and with more boas and double-dutch than normal. You can see photos such as the one above in Bedford + Bowery’s Flickr pool. Gothamist also has coverage.
Remember earlier this month when an East Village couple made the to pay $1 million for a rough-around-the-edges apartment in Bed-Stuy? Well, now the seven-figure-buyers club has spread to Bushwick – where a free-standing home was sold for over $1.2 million. The purchase on Bushwick Avenue is thought to be a new neighborhood record. [Brownstoner]
The good folks who brought The Richardson to the Greenpoint-Williamsburg border have quietly birthed (berthed?) a new one — Grand Ferry.
Despite the not insignificant development that has sprung up along Kent Avenue, Joel Lee Kulp thinks his week-old waterfront tavern, located between Grand and N. 1st St., fills an overlooked gap: “A lot of places in this particular neighborhood are opening straight-up restaurants, with a bar as an afterthought,” he said. “We’re a bar primarily that’s offering a food menu a swell.” More →
If you haven’t had the pleasure of dining at Taverna Kyclades in Astoria, you’ll no longer need to schlep to Queens to make it happen. The family-style Greek-dining destination is opening an East Village outpost in two to three weeks at 228 First Avenue, near 14th Street. More →
Turns out Academy Annex’s impending move to Greenpoint will bring with it an unexpected bundle of joy: a children’s store!
When Kate Schmitz, the owner of Flying Squirrel, learned that she and Academy owner Mike Davis had to clear out of the space they share on N. 6th St., she decided to follow her longtime friend north.
Schmitz first met Davis when she was 20 and her roommate played in a band with him. About ten years ago, when Davis decided to bring an outpost of his East Village record shop to Brooklyn, they put their heads together and realized that selling baby stuff and vinyl in tandem was a no-brainer. More →
Since November, Strange Loop Gallery has played temporary host to The Bureau. Originally meant to last two months, the arrangement between both operations went swimmingly, so a couple-month visit turned into eight. More →
You know things have gone topsy turvy when even realtors are pining after “old-school Williamsburg.” According to the broker, this 3-bedroom apartment is in a “creative, artsy, industrial building as you would expect to find in Williamsburg before the condo developments started moving in.”
Lisa Kanouse — keeping it real! Except, she’s also marketing a 1-bedroom in a luxury building for $4,295 a month. Oh.
But whatever: this “old-school Williamsburg apartment” has views of Manhattan, so, just like the days of yore, you can “stand at the water’s edge, gazing longingly at the bright lights of Manhattan, salivating,” as Jeffrey Steingarten put it.
And the building has “outside bike storage.” So, street signs?