Rents are finally getting a tad cheaper in Williamsburg. With the L shutdown beginning in April of 2019, renters are paying (on average) $250 less than they did in 2016. Streeteasy has more: rents in the North Brooklyn submarket have declined to 2015 levels, and there are new signals that the market in Williamsburg in […]
This is no surprise for anyone who lives in Williamsburg, but the stats are troubling nonetheless. Since 2013, there have been over 700 injuries to cyclists and 9 deaths. Unfortunately, these numbers could rise once the L Train shutdown comes into effect and there are more bikers commuting to and from the city. Localize.city uncovered areas […]
Over the weekend, L Train passengers panicked when after someone supposedly yelled “gun” or “bomb” as the train approached the station. From the NY Post: A false report of a man with a gun caused chaos at a busy Brooklyn train station on Saturday afternoon, as terrified staphangers lost their minds — and their shoes […]
Remember Sandy? Developers don’t. According to Localize.city, twelve percent of New York apartments that are under contruction or have recently completed contruction are in flood zones. The worst culprits are the new buildings in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Long Island City: More than 3,500 new apartments have been built in flood-prone parts of Williamsburg and Greenpoint […]
We’re very sad to report that Anella has closed following an intense fire last Saturday morning. No one was hurt, but the popular restaurant will be closed until further notice. Owner Blair Papagni wrote Greenpointers to explain: We opened Anella in May of 2009 and have been blessed with an amazing staff and loyal (and hungry) […]
Now that we’re down to two teams — Go Croatia! Go France — the real World Cup excitement is upon us. The two remaining teams play each other this Sunday at 11am! Here are some places to watch. Check back for updates! Brooklyn Bowl will be showing the game and it will be an all […]
We were sad to see Bar Matchless close in January. Following conflicts with the landlord, the popular bar was forced to shut down. According to Greenpoint Post, the building will soon be torn down and turned into a six-story condo with a retail space on the biottom floor: Permits have been filed for a six […]
SPONSORED POST If you’re anything like us, you love being in the know about the latest local and international art to hit your neighborhood. Check out the hottest art shows happening in Williamsburg in the upcoming weeks. You won’t want to miss these. Alt Esc presents Carp Theory (1030 Metropolitan Ave, East Williamsburg) TRANSFER Gallery’s […]
Tacocina is a taco spot from the people behind Shake Shack, which would be pretty exciting on its own. But it’s also located in Domino Park, a new outdoor space on the water in Williamsburg, and they have a bunch of picnic tables with great views of the river and Manhattan.
It’s the first taco stand for hospitality industry titan Meyer — the guy behind such establishments as Shake Shack and Union Square Cafe — and he’s tapped Barbara Garcia, Union Square Cafe’s former sous chef and an Aguascalientes, Mexico native, to oversee culinary operations at the restaurant. Meyer says that while he and plenty of other people have been eating tacos for a long time, he wanted to involve someone who grew up eating them… She put together a menu of six tacos to choose from, ranging from pork and mango to shrimp and chayote tartar to beef and salsa negra. There are two vegetarian options, too: a mushroom and elote sauce taco and a monterey and cotija cheese taco. Chips and guac, cheese chicharrones, and Mexican shrimp cocktail round out the snacks menu, and there’s a vanilla ice cream sandwich slathered with chocolate crunch on one side for dessert.
It’s a casual affair, with cocktails — including a mezcal negroni — coming in at under $10 and cans of rosé. There’s also draft wine and a tight list of three summery beers. Horchatas and Coke in glass bottles add to the summer vibes.
Tacocina is a taco spot from the people behind Shake Shack, which would be pretty exciting on its own. But it’s also located in Domino Park, a new outdoor space on the water in Williamsburg, and they have a bunch of picnic tables with great views of the river and Manhattan. So, the wait to order at this counter-service spot can stretch over an hour. Once you do get to the front of the line, get the fried mushroom and shrimp tacos, and some small plates, like cheese chicharrones and chips and guacamole. But the main reason you should come here is to drink margaritas on the water with a group. Have one friend get here early and wait in line, or day-drink here on weekends.
When the weather gets warm, finding a bar in Manhattan where you can drink outside is next to impossible. The few places that are suitable for outside libations are always too crowded. Thankfully, North Brooklyn has you covered. From Freehold’s grassy courtyard in South Williamsburg, to the impressive skyline vistas at Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Barge Bar, North […]