We can’t say we’re going to miss Cafe De La Esquina, because it kinda blew. But we definitely don’t want to see the iconic Wythe Diner lose it’s home. More proof that we can’t have nice things anymore, especially in Williamsburg. More from Brownstoner. The Wythe Diner sign — upon which was superimposed the name […]
Bedford Avenue’s popular, independently-owned kitchenware shop is closing after more than ten years due to greedy landlords. Following a 44% rent hike, they’re closing shop on April 30th. The owner has posted a note on Facebook explaining the heartfelt decision and outlining the unconscionable strain put on her business by her landlords: On April 30 we will […]
Just what the community wants! Two more out-of-scale towers to be inhabited by fedora-wearing tech bros and trust fund jet-setters casting shade on the neighborhood. The towers will be constructed at Greenpoint Landing and will be 30 and 40 stories high, housing 745 insanely expensive apartments. That’s a couple thousand more people on your G […]
Long time North Brooklyn staple and friendly neighborhood dive, Rosemary’s Greenpoint Tavern, will close its doors after 66 years. The closing, which will be made official on Feburary 28th of this year, is a simple product of a deal made by land-hungry developers, and the gentrification phenomena that poses a constant threat to today’s urban […]
Shayz Lounge, the beloved bar with the corny name at 130 Franklin Street, has announced that it’s closing on January 20. It’s another victim of the insane gentrification that’s hit the neighborhood.
This one comes as a surprise because the popular Williamsburg restaurant was just given a Michelin star.
Further proof that we can no longer have nice things. Both popular watering holes will be demolished to make room for this generic shithole. No dates have been announced for the demolition. Plans have been announced for a new seven-story office building on the Greenpoint Waterfront, and today, YIMBY has the first renderings for the […]
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 […]
If you’ve been in Greenpoint recently, you’re likely already familiar with the looming monstrosity known as The Greenpoint and its ugly neighbors Stephen Levin Towers. The once-quiet neighborhood has been menaced by the construction of these new towers for the last year two years. Now, these out-of-scale condos for the rich are getting some neighbors […]
This one stings. The popular restaurant announced yesterday on Instagram that they will be closing at the end of the month. They have been on our favorites lists for years and will be missed. The owners stated that rising costs and the L Train shutdown led to their decision: We are sole owner/operators & investors […]