Speaking of new joints in the nabe, The Times includes Kill Devil Hill on it’s list of six top new stores. – The Moment, Boutique Beat
The New York Times also whips out some of their old reviews to make a Greenpoint compilation. I mean, really, you’re whipping out reviews from 2002?! – NYTimes
More Cine Noir Film Society at Milton Street Park (or American Playground as it’s apparently named) continues through August with titles like The Touchables and Yellow Submarine. Time to whip out the hippie hallucinogens, ‘Pointers! – via Musings of an Irate Commuter
The Brooklyn Paper features an article on Cheap Beer and Goodman’s makes the list with their $1.5 mug o’ Bud. Or The Palace Cafe as they call it. – The Brooklyn Paper
Former Greenpointer and my girl Impolite Brooklynite finds Peter Pan featured on NYC Donut Report. Maybe I should change the scope of this blog. I could totally stand to eat donuts all over the borough and report about that! – via Impolite Brooklynite
Madonna’s hanging in Williamsburg? “First, according to a source, she works out at home. Then, at 2:15 each afternoon, Madonna leaves for a studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she and members of the tour practice numbers.” – via Your Celebrity Source
Someone on the Brooklynian boards mentions some info on the Bodega fire the other night. “So I went up to him to express my sympathy and ask what had happened. He said at 4:30 in the morning he was about to go home when he saw flames on top of a refrigerator. It spread very fast, and the firemen weren’t able to stop the destruction. He also told me that they had insurance and that he will really miss his customers, but that he hopes to be able to re-open in a month or month and a half. ” – Brooklynian
Ralph Carrano, original publisher and co-founder of the Greenpoint Gazette, died Wednesday, June 18 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. – The Greenpoint Gazette
Another interesting applicant was for a place called MYBKNY at 168 North 14th Street . They’re applying for a new liquor license and cabaret license, which means dancing might be coming right down the block from The Gutter.
And then a couple of weeks I saw a couple of guys in suits with cameras and clipboards (clipboards are totally official!) in front of 160 Franklin Street which is that place on the corner of Kent that has people living in the catty corner storefront of a grocery store that hasn’t been open in years (see below). Turns out they’re looking for a liquor license under the name River Barrell Inc. Might be a new restaurant/bar?
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I love the idea of a couple of new watering holes. I seriously cannot get enough.