There’s a Chipotle opening on Bedford Ave because of course there is

via photo via a secret source

via a secret source

Joining the soon to open Whole Foods at North 4th and Bedford, Chipotle appears to be opening a Bedford location. I spoke to someone who works in the area and they told me that the sign went up at around 3pm today. No word yet on if this suburban trend will continue with the opening of a J Crew, Urban Outfitters or even a Starbucks….oh wait.

@joshmorrissey

Someone jumped in front of the L train at the Bedford Ave station this afternoon

Image via @Alexswider on Twitter

Image via @Alexswider on Twitter

The L train is currently down as someone jumped in front of the L train around 4pm this afternoon at the Bedford Avenue stop. From [Read more…]

Illegal Bedford Ave street vendor calls cops on illegal Bedford Ave street vendors

Image via BrooklynDaily.com

Image via BrooklynDaily.com

Longtime Bedford Avenue street vendor Ann Tivorsky (pictured on the right) called the cops to report illegal street vendors operating in the Times Square of Williamsburg aka Bedford Ave. Unfortunately for Ann, when the cops arrived they [Read more…]

Sweet Chick owners just opened Pearl’s, a Caribbean restaurant in Williamsburg

Pearl's - credit: Paul Quitoriano/Gothamist

Pearl’s – credit: Paul Quitoriano/Gothamist

From TimeOut:

After tackling American comfort foods like fried chicken (Sweet Chick) and hamburgers (Pop’s of Brooklyn), husband-wife duo John and Fallon Seymour are taking inspiration from more tropical climes. Influenced by Fallon’s Trinidadian heritage, this 26-seat, [Read more…]

Jimmy Kimmel plays “Hipster or Hasidic?” in Williamsburg

hipBrooklyn native Jimmy Kimmel has been filming his show in town all week at BAM. In last night’s episode they went to the streets of Brooklyn for a piece [Read more…]

It’s official: Bedford Ave rents are the most expensive in all of Brooklyn

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Rents are averaging $350 per square foot! Wow. That explains all the beautiful, shiny, Kinfolk aliens inhabiting the area.

Asking rents on of the northern section of Bedford Avenue in the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn led the 15 corridors featured in the Real Estate Board of New York’s first-ever retail report focused on the borough. The average asking rent along Bedford Avenue between Grand and North 12th Streets, one of the bustling thoroughfares in the neighborhood, was $347 per square foot in the third quarter of 2015. [Read more…]

The Bedford Avenue Starbucks will start serving booze this Wednesday

starbucksDespite being denied a liquor license multiple times and opposition from local business owners, the Starbucks on Bedford and North 7th in Williamsburg will begin serving alcohol this [Read more…]

Thief attempts to rob Bedford Ave taco truck with unimaginative weapon

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Recently a very unsuccessful attempt was made to rob a taco truck on Bedford Avenue. I’m assuming the targeted truck was Tacos Morelos as they are usually posted up by the Bedford L train stop. From Brooklyn Paper:

A hungry punk held up a taco truck with what appeared to be a gun on Bedford Avenue on May 13, police said.

The victim told police that he was working in the Mexican food truck near N. Sixth Street at 2:10 am when the cretin walked up to him with a plastic bag over his hand.

“Give me the money,” the brigand said. The victim hid in the truck and the robber ran off without taking any money, officials said.

I can’t believe that didn’t work!

@joshmorrissey