The new Koscuiszko Bridge renderings have been released and they look pretty goddamn sleek. For a cool $770 million, they very well should. Meanwhile there’s some concern about crossing the current bridge, which has been deemed “structurally unsound,” with a lifespan of only 3 more years.
In foodie news, a new crepe shop just opened on Manhattan Ave. The owner chose Greenpoint because, in his words: “They were asking me to pay $25,000 a month to rent a space in Williamsburg,” said Grzedzica. “You’d have to make cocaine in your basement to afford that kind of rent.”
Maybe that’s what the folks at Littleneck are doing to fund their new outpost at 128 Franklin… lobster rolls are almost as expensive (if not more so?) than crack/cocaine.
And the new restaurants keep on comin.’ Pasar Malam, a new Malasian “night market-inspired” restaurant is opening at 208 Grand Street, adding one more cuisine variety to North Brooklyn.
Last Saturday saw swarms of hungry foodies pounding the pavements as the Bon Appétit Grub Crawl landed in Greenpoint. I’m not usually a huge fan of group tours but made an exception for this one because it involved so many amazing local bars and restaurants. And I’m mighty glad I did. The day was phenomenal, with such an incredible array of food and drink that it just went to confirm what most of us already know: Greenpoint is so hot right now!
Here’s what we learned as we did the rounds of the the five fantastic venues taking part: Continue reading →