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Roberta’s on the Williamsburg Waterfront, Ramen Mafia is Open + More Food News

Roberta's pizza. Photo: Megan Penmann
Roberta’s pizza, slathered in chili oil. Photo: Megan Penmann

There’s been a lot happening in the food world, Greenpointers! Let’s play catch up.

First off, Bushwick’s famed Roberta’s (261 Moore Street) has sure come a long way from making their pizzas on a portable grill, jailhouse decor and topless servers—they are officially coming to the Williamsburg waterfront, in the new Domino complex. We can expect them to open in Fall 2019. Continue reading

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Dentists, Graphic Designers, Lighting Interns: Greenpoint Gigs – Week of 5/22

Photo via Jeff Fielitz/Unsplash

Looking for a new gig or side hustle? Check out this fresh round up of some Greenpoint-based jobs for the week of May 22nd.

Oxomoco (128 Greenpoint Ave) wants front of house staff and line cooks – no experience required!
Coffee bar by day, restaurant by night, Annicka (544 Manhattan Ave) also needs full-time line cooks.
A fine Italian restaurant (Naked Dog??) that’s open for dinner only is looking for some fine servers.
Latte art maven? Win over coffee lovers with your creations as a full-time barista at Variety Coffee (145 Driggs Ave).
A dental practice seeks a part-time dentist for a Tuesday shift.
Ramen Mafia (208 Franklin St) is coming soon and they need servers and bussers for full-time and part-time roles.
Kokus soft serve ice cream (90 Kent Ave) needs a logistics supervisor & driver for weekend Smorgasburg shifts. No word if that includes free dessert.
Espy Color Imagery (252 Driggs Ave) is looking for a full-time junior graphic designer.
Paid internship call: a studio (61 Greenpoint Ave) needs a lighting design intern asap.

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Where do you Ramen in Greenpoint?

Photo Cred: Daniel Birnbaum from Ramen Railroad

Ramen, once associated with the easy-to-cook dorm room staple Cup Noodles is now synonymous with hip Japanese food culture and can be found in cities across the globe. The ramen-only restaurant is now a viable business, and ramen can even launch empires (Momofuku, anyone?). If you haven’t tried ramen in a restaurant yet, the variety, not to mention the size, will blow away that old styrofoam cup.

So where’s the ramen in Greenpoint? If you look far and wide, you’ll see ramen is on the menu and more ramen-focused shops are a-coming. Find out all the places you can sit or stand and slurp that soothing soup after the jump. Continue reading

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“Drug Peddling & Mayhem” Coming to South Williamsburg? Notes From Last Night’s CB1 Meeting

Dealice Fuller at the CB1 meeting on November 14, 2017
Dealice Fuller at the CB1 meeting on November 14, 2017

As we mentioned last month, the regular CB1 meetings are a great opportunity to support our local community (or at least know what the hell’s going on around here) from the comfort of your own couch—so make some popcorn, throw back a few beers and throw on the livestream. Between committed neighborhood busy-bodies, awkward and often inane comments from the peanut gallery, and Dealice Fuller’s formidable facial expressions, the CB1 meetings are thoroughly entertaining. You can watch last night’s meeting (11/14) in full, here on YouTube. The agenda can be viewed as a PDF here. The next CB1 meeting will be held on December 5th at the Swingin’ 60s Senior Center (211 Ainslie Street) at 6pm, and will also be livestreamed via Thirteen.

Here are the highlights:

  • Neighbors are concerned that the crowds from Painting Lounge (309 Roebling Street) could be a boon for “drug peddling and mayhem,” and that perhaps applying for a liquor license is a clever way for the humble-seeming business to disguise its true motive of actually operating as a bar. Others brought up that there are already two liquor stores nearby, and, citing prohibition, questioned whether the community is being too harsh: “Is this 2017 or is this 1917?” And:“Am I in some lala land where this quiet little place where women come and paint is the thing that’s gonna wreck a whole community?” A motion was passed to recommend denial on the lounge’s application for a beer and wine license.
  • The question was brought up and not resolved… Should CB1 be recommending name changes to businesses with potentially offensive names? Xixa (241 S 4th St) is Yiddish for a non-Jewish woman, Traif (229 S 4th St) refers to non-Kosher food, and now there’s Greenpoint newcomer Ramen Mafia (opening at 208 Franklin Street).

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