The Brooklyn Barge reopens Wednesday in Greenpoint

Brooklyn Barge Bar, c/o Greenpointers

Brooklyn Barge Bar, c/o Greenpointers

From Gothamist:

Moored off Milton Street with views of darling Transmitter Park, the Barge offers some pretty enticing vistas of Manhattan and the East River. [Read more...]

The Lot Radio – a Williamsburg radio station and coffeesop in a shipping container

The Lot Radio - 17 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (credit: Kellylouise Delaney / Gothamist)

The Lot Radio – 17 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (credit: Kellylouise Delaney / Gothamist)

The Lot Radio has been open for a few months, and you can listen live now. The coffeeshop kiosk that shares the space helps to fund the project.  Now that it’s getting warmer, The Lot Radio’s outdoor space is an especially nice addition to the neighborhood:

Over the past few months, visitors to the Williamsburg-Greenpoint border may have noticed the gradual appearance of a shipping container, church pews, recycled furniture, and lawn flamingos in the distinctive triangular lot situated between North 15th Street, Banker Street, and Nassau Avenue. Before this, a camper had occupied the gated-off space for years, intriguing locals who wondered how a developer hadn’t yet claimed the unique plot of land for a mega-tall condo. [Read more...]

Restaurant openings: Cherry Point, Emmy Squared, Don Muang Airport and more

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Cherry Point in Greenpoint

We already told you about Rider (Williamsburg), Barano (Williamsburg), The Rosemont (Bushwick), Hail Mary (Greenpoint), and The Dromedary (Bushwick). Here are a few other new places to try.

Cherry Point just opened in Greenpoint:

Julian Calcott, formerly the executive sous-chef at the Spotted Pig, [Read more...]

Bushwick’s Northeast Kingdom to serve its last meal on May 28th

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Nooooooooooooooooooo! We miss you already! From the owners:

“Dearest Friends & Neighbors of Bushwick and Beyond,

It has been the greatest honor to be part of this dynamic and generous community for over 10 years. [Read more...]

Sietsema reviews the new Williamsburg Algerian restaurant Bar Omar

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And he loves the tajines saying they are “so damn good.” He also says Bar Omar offers the best french fries in Williamsburg:

The cooking of the Maghreb is among the most exciting in the world, though vastly underappreciated in New York City. Once known as the land of the Moors, this region of North Africa includes contemporary Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, and Tunisia. [Read more...]

Dromedary Bar: a new Tiki bar just opened in Bushwick

Dromedary in Bushwick (credit: Scott Heins/Gothamist)

Dromedary in Bushwick (credit: Scott Heins/Gothamist)

Dromedary is having a party to celebrate opening this Friday. From Gothamist:

Lombardozzi’s a 20-year industry vet who did a decade at One If By Land, Two If By Sea before a one-night training stint at Maison Premiere inspired him to open his own place. [Read more...]

Hail Mary, a 1920s-style diner coming to former Coco 66 space in Greenpoint

Hopefully Hail Mary will stick around longer than the previous tenants. DNA reports that Hail Mary is set to open later this month:

Hail Mary, a brand new, yet decidedly retro eatery inspired by diners and soda fountains of decades past, is slated to open at 68 Greenpoint Ave. by the end of the month, its owners confirmed in a phone conversation Monday. [Read more...]

The Rosemont jazz club is now open in Bushwick

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The new jazz club, from the owner of the now-defunct Trash Bar, had a soft opening a few weeks ago. We miss Trash Bar (well kinda) but The Rosemont sounds promising:

The Rosemont, the new one from Aaron Pierce of bygone Trash Bar, has soft-opened in anticipation of a grand opening in May. [Read more...]