The residents of newish luxury building 55 Hope, where studios go for $2,400, now have a coffee shop to call their own — across the street, on a relatively remote block, musician Franklin Fischer has opened a cafe named after its address, 66 Hope. More →
So, yeah, Grand Street sure has popped off since the B+B Newsroom was there in October — in addition to and Sha-Fa, a new cookware and dinnerware store opened on Williamsburg’s Mason-Dixon line earlier this month, across from the recently opened Brooklyn Running Co. and next to a recently opened outpost of State Farm Insurance. More →
When Dijital Fix closed in the Williamsburg, explaining that their landlords were “hilariously” nearly tripling the rent, many wondered who’d pay so much to be tucked into the back of the mini-mall on Bedford Avenue. More →
How convenient: next to Williamsburg’s new custom-motorcycle café, you can now buy women’s clothing inspired by racing gear. Sha-Fa opened this past weekend, and, among other things, the boutique sells motorcycling-inspired mesh leather tops by the newly launched Canto NYC label. More →
A military-minded purveyor of “slow fashion” has pitched his tent in Williamsburg.
Kai D. Fan was creative director at Nautica before he “burned out on the corporate career” and shifted to consulting for brands like Jon Varvatos and Lacoste. In 2009, he started Kai D. Utility and opened up a short-lived shop selling “tools and clothing for artisans” on Orchard Street, between Broome and Grand. More →
Not too far from where The Johnsons opened last week (and from where Radio Bushwick opened last month), Bushwick just got yet another eatin’ and drinkin’ establishment.
Jesse Levitt of Minor Arcana and Kings County (yep, the Bushwick bar that held the smallest penis contest) has opened 1 Knickerbocker. It’s located at, yes, 1 Knickerbocker Ave., which is “in the heart of Brooklyn’s emerging Bushwick arts community,” per a website that says the restaurant and saloon “revives an age-old New York glamor.” More →
Fair Folks & a Goat, the West Houston Street design shop and café, has opened a retail store over in the East Village, and will soon bring its $25-per-month unlimited-coffee memberships to the neighborhood as well. More →
With its white tiled bar, fake plants, wood accents, and tribal art, The Johnsons bears little resemblance to the den of iniquity that is its Lower East Side sister. This feels more like an adult take on the tiki bar: a little funk, but no over the top kitsch. More →
The restaurant that was Broadway East and is now Rosette isn’t the only Lower East Sider to get a reboot this week — chef Melissa O’Donnell opened Thelma on Clinton last night, in the space that used to house Salt Bar. More →
The dining room, opening next month. (Photo: Ron Castellano)
A stone’s throw from where Les Enfants Terribles turned into Skal in August, another Lower Lower East Side spot will unveil a new look and concept tonight. The space that was Broadway East and then LTO is now Rosette. More →