Basically everything is shutting down in north Greenpoint

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Hail Mary; credit Grub Street

As Gothamist reports, Hail Mary is the latest casualty in a mass number of shutdowns in the past six months.

Hail Mary, the cute gourmet “diner” on Greenpoint Avenue, closed over the weekend after less than a year in the neighborhood. This is sad news for mac and cheese lovers, funfetti fanatics, and anyone who enjoys high quality comfort food in a cozy, welcoming environment. If you love a restaurant, go there frequently, or risk saying farewell.

Reached via email, owners Ham and Sohla El-Waylly told us they “tried their best” to keep their Greenpoint dream alive. “We made something we loved and that completely represented us through and through,” they told Gothamist. “Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. We’re happy we got to try and that this experience has made our relationship stronger.”

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TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is this Sunday, September 18

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This annual event turns 7 this year with lots of new spots to sample:

TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is an annual outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavor! Entering its 7th year, this block party style tasting event features sample tastes from over 50 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries, along with live music, demonstrations and much, much more. Participating restaurants below: [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…]

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…]