- Food Co-ops in Gentrifying Areas Find They Aren’t to Every Taste (NY Times)
- Little Coffee Shop now open (Facebook)
- Bunna Cafe’s Ethiopian Food Wizards Now Have Permanent Home In Bushwick (Gothamist)
- At the Coffee Shop (Edible Queens)
- Bushwick makes room for ginger fizz biz whiz (NY Post)
- Barbecue Guru Tyson Ho to Open Bushwick Restaurant (Eater)
An on-premises liquor license is pending for Old Stanley’s (Que Bueno Inc.) at 226 Wyckoff Avenue, between Menehan and Grove. SLA records indicate that Matthew Webber and Ben Altman of King Noodle are behind the new venue. The building, previously occupied by Tu Estilo Fashion, sold in 2011 for $520,000.
A Ridgewood couple has formed Sherwoods Keep Inc and applied for an on-premises liquor license for 203-205 Cypress Avenue (between Starr St and Willoughby Ave).
A liquor license application has been filed for Hi Hello LLC, a new sandwich shop planned for 247 Starr Street (at Wyckoff Ave). Previous tenants include Mazelle, Buffalo Cantina, Palma’s Restaurant, Danielitos Restaurant, and El Encanto Restaurant.
A liquor license has been approved for Lot 45 LLC at 411 Troutman Street (between Wyckoff and St. Nicholas). The new bar and outdoor lounge has a 250-person Place of Assembly permit and events booked for January.
- Chuko Team to Open Bushwick Spinoff Next Year (Eater)
- No $2 PBRs At Bushwick’s New Welcome To The Johnson’s (Gothamist | Bedford+Bowery | Previously)
Vegan Ethiopian Pop-Up Eatery Secures Permanent Home in Bushwick (DNAinfo)
- Rebirth of the Knickerbocker Era: Turn-of-the-Century Food in Bushwick (Brooklyn Based | Bedford+Bowery | Previously)
- Union Pizza Works Dazzles on Troutman (Bushwick Daily)
- Cypress Inn is open (The Glorified Tomato | Previously)
- New Coffee Shop Palates Is a Tasty & Affordable Destination Off Knickerbocker M (Bushwick Daily)
- Bushwick Shop Slings Tacos Alongside Clothes to Survive (DNAinfo)
- Roberta’s $700 Leather Mesh Tank Top Makes Bushwick Complete (Gothamist)
- Bohack Restaurant, Flushing Avenue and Troutman Street, Ridgewood (Brownstoner)
The Bad Old Days
An on-premises liquor license is pending for The Bad Old Days, a new bar planned for the corner of Wyckoff and Himrod (146 Wyckoff Avenue / 346 Himrod Street). Their Facebook page has sample menus and notes a 2014 opening. The long-vacant property, once home to the Wyckoff Paint and Wallpaper Company, was purchased by a Williamsburg developer in April for $1,200,000. Renovation is ongoing, though DOB records show an open violation for work without a permit.
A tavern wine license has been filed for Starvue Gallery at 234 Starr Street (near Wyckoff). The former warehouse building was purchased by Cayuga Capital Management in 2010 for $1,700,000.
Reached by email earlier this year, Cayuga co-founder Jamie Wiseman told WyckoffHeights.org “We hope the corner [Wyckoff and Starr] develops into the next Bedford Avenue and North 6th Street." Starvue will join The Sampler, which opened in the building in June; other rumored tenants — The Shop Brooklyn and a second Guacuco restaurant — have yet to materialize.
Blackstone Karapanos LLC
A liquor license is pending for 128 Central Avenue (between Willoughby and Troutman); the space was previously home to Bushwick Kitchen.
El Fogon Restuarant
A restaurant wine license application is pending for El Fogon Restaurant at 1701 Palmetto Street (at Cypress Ave).
- A Food & Drink Tour Of Ridgewood, Queens (Gothamist)
- A Kingdom in Queens (Narrative.ly)
- The Ceremony Outshines the Stage / Hungry City: Ethiopian Lunch Box in Bushwick (New York Times)
- Adieu, Manhattan; Bonjour, Bushwick / Florent Morellet Revels in a New Scene in Brooklyn (New York Times)
- New Jazz Club & Speakeasy The Brass Bottle Opens in Bushwick (Bushwick Daily)
- Watch Todd P, Peter Shapiro and Other North Brooklyn Club Owners Talk Nightlife and DIY (Bedford+Bowery)
A restaurant wine liquor license is pending for Akaru Sushi at 201 Wyckoff (at Harman). The restaurant will replace the Top Line Gourmet Deli, which opened in the space after the Caffe Europa closed in 2009.
Over at 264 Bleecker (between Irving and Myrtle) new signage has gone up for Boswyck Bagels. The space was previously occupied by Rodriguez Restaurant.
In 1999 the New York Times profiled Miss Williamsburg, then a new diner on a desolate Kent Avenue in the “bohemian neighborhood” of Williamsburg.
The diner closed in 2007 (and burned in 2009), but the duo behind Miss Williamsburg - Massimiliano Bartoli and Pilar Rigon - have now set their sights on “the next Williamsburg" and are planning a restaurant at 1563 Decatur Street (at Wyckoff Ave). A liquor license is pending with the trade name "Houdini" (the famed escape artist is buried in nearby Machpelah Cemetery).
The building - a former brewery off the Halsey stop on the L train - has been renovated into artist studios by Craig Kalpakjian and Marco Boggio Sella; Kalpakjian told WyckoffHeights.org that they also hope to eventually open a bar in the building’s basement.
1563 Decatur Street
R&R Dry Cleaners of 1702 Stanhope Street (at Cypress Avenue) recently closed, and workers have demolished the interior and are installing new sheetrock.
Word on the street is that the a cafe and wine bar will take its place, but to date no DOB or liquor license applications have been filed (and the building has an un-investigated “work without a permit” complaint from July).
The business will reportedly be called the Cypress Inn, taking the name from a bar that once occupied the space (and whose sign - sans neon - still hangs from the building).
1702 Stanhope Street
A DOB application was filed in late June for 308 Bleecker Street (at Irving Ave) to “alter existing fruit and vegetable store into eating and drinking establishment.” An on-premises liquor license for “Boobie Trap LLC” is now pending; CB4 minutes indicate business owner Kristen North is planning a sidewalk cafe. The building is owned by Calogero Verde of Verde Coal Oven Pizza.
(308 Bleecker Street)
- Q&A with Chimere J. Ward of Clean Plate Co. (The Glorified Tomato)
- Eating Along the M Line: Forest Ave. stop is home to a host of Central European delicacies (NY Daily News)
- Eating along the M line: International fare is everywhere near the Fresh Pond Road stop (NY Daily News)
- An Early Taste of Bushwick’s King Noodle’s Hipster Asian Stoner Food (Village Voice)
Mike Ireland, co-owner of Pearl’s Social and Billy Club at St. Nicholas and Starr, has teamed up with Gabriel Check and Myles Atherton from Lady Jay’s in Williamsburg and Oak & Iron in Greenpoint to create The Three Diamond Door at 211 Knickerbocker Avenue (between Troutman and Jefferson).
Ireland told WyckoffHeights.org that the new venue, in a space formerly occupied by a Kennedy Fried Chicken & Pizza, will be “a neighborhood bar with 16 beers on tap, a full bar, and a comfortable backyard.” A liquor license is pending.
- Caskey’s Tavern closes after 25 years; will reopen in August with new owners.
- Bunna Cafe to start serving lunch at Mama Joy’s.
- Strangeways Coffee has opened at 87 St. Nicholas Avenue (between Hart & Suydam). The space was previously occupied by the New Look Unisex salon.
- New coffee shop Milk & Pull recently opened at 181 Irving Ave (near Fritzl’s Lunch Box) in a space formerly occupied by Mondy Fashion.
- A liquor license has been granted for King Noodle, a new venture by Nick Subic (formerly of Roberta’s) at 1045 Flushing Avenue near Wilson. The storefront was previously home to La Guancha Restaurant & Bar.
- Robert Sietsema Explores Latin American Bushwick (Eater)
- Neighborhood Deli - Morscher’s Pork Store (Edible Queens)
- Happy Fun Hideaway Brings Backyard Drinking (And Franzia!) To Bushwick (Gothamist / previously)
- Breakfast at the Myrtle-Wyckoff Tamale Cart (Ridgefood)
- Artist-Musicians and a Former Pro Runningback Open AP Coffee (filed with the city as “420 Cafe” - Bowery+Bedford / previously)
- Welcome To The Johnsons To Open Bushwick Outpost (Gothamist / previously)