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Embattled Hell Square Eateries Inch Closer to Fine-Dining Reboots

(Photo: Gavin Thomas for NY Mag)

(Photo: Gavin Thomas for NY Mag)

Rob Shamlian, the owner of Fat Baby and The Derby, is one step closer to unloading two of his controversial Lower East Side eateries, just days after he “hostile neighborhood groups, the blogs with no culpability who are able to spout whatever nonsense they think of, and the constant harassment.”
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Welcome to Berry Hill, Where Williamsburg Looks More Like Murray Hill

Welcome to Berry Hill, Where Williamsburg Looks More Like Murray Hill

On the G train to Nassau Avenue, a guy in a backwards baseball cap and a “Most Dope” t-shirt tells his friends, dressed in button-downs and popped collars, that their stop is next.

“I love Brooklyn!” he yells, getting off the train.

Their destination is Berry Park, where on the rooftop strung with Christmas lights there’s a view of the invisible line dividing Williamsburg and Greenpoint.

The night scene around Berry Park doesn’t exactly fit with either of those neighborhoods. In fact, it’s much closer to a certain neighborhood in Manhattan.

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