Posts Tagged ‘new places’


A Post on Lowpost (New Bar below Habana Outpost)

October 9, 2008
Lowpost Bar

Lowpost Bar

We went to a pretty great program last night at Lowpost, the new bar and performance space that’s just opened beneath Habana Outpost.  It’ll be open year round, so we can all drink off the grid, even when it’s cold outside.

Lowpost Bar
757 Fulton Street
Corner of South Portland
Beneath Habana Outpost


Vongerichten Alum headed to Fort Greene

April 30, 2008

A new restaurant by former Perry Street sous-chef Tyler Kord is coming to 7 Greene Avenue, according to New York Magazine.


Bookstore for Clinton Hill?

January 30, 2008

I hope Clinton Hill gets its rumored bookstore, and I hope that the eventual location is in close proximity to Fort Greene.  I know that conventional wisdom says indie bookstores can’t make it anymore, but I also know a large number of people in the neighborhood who would help this new store prove that theory wrong.


NY Mag Reviews The Hideout

January 22, 2008

Here it is.

We’ll be posting our own review later in the week…

The Hideout 
266 Adelphi
(between Dekalb Ave & Willoughby Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 855-3010


The Hideout Now Open

December 5, 2007

We heard that The Hideout, a new bar on Adelphi just off Dekalb, is now open.  Has anyone been there yet?

Earlier: Upscale Cocktail Lounge to Open at 262 Adelphi


Nothing Settled for South Portland Antiques Space

November 14, 2007

Set Speed noticed this Craigslist ad for the space formerly occupied by South Portland Antiques.  Being completely ignorant of commercial rent rates, I can’t chime in on the appropriateness of what the owner is asking.  However, I can lay to rest all speculation up to now about what will be going into the space, as it’s clear that there’s nothing in the works yet.

Previously: South Portland Antiques Out, More Grocery In?


Verdict on Fresh Garden

November 12, 2007

Fresh Garden

The Brooklyn Paper published an article this week on Fresh Garden, the new market on Fulton near South Elliot.  Topic number one is price, which is deemed too high.  Personally, I didn’t find it to be outrageously expensive, but I’ll withold judgment until I’ve shopped there a few more times.

The article also claims that the shop will soon be open 24/7.  Priceless.


South Portland Antiques Out, More Grocery In?

October 22, 2007

Brownstoner reports that a gourmet grocery is rumored to be taking the space recently vacated by South Portland Antiques, at the corner of South Portland and Fulton Street.

I agree — weird, considering the new Fresh Market down the block.

Rather than flooding the neighborhood with many of one kind of store, I think it’s time for proprietors to start really considering what the neighborhood is lacking.  I agree, up until now, we needed a gourmet grocery.  But we don’t need two within a one-minute walk.  I would would much rather see:

*A bookstore in the mold of Book Court in Cobble Hill
*a bare bones bar with good yet unintrusive music

Anything else that you all would like to see in the hood?  Let us know in the comments…


Nigerian Restaurant Coming Soon

October 7, 2007


Looks like the empty corner space at Lafayette and Cumberland is soon to be occupied by a restaurant called EN in Africa — “Nigerian Cuisine and Bar.”  This according to the sign now hanging outside.  This ought to add yet more eclecticism to the neighborhood dining scene — and it’s good to see something finally coming into the space.

Wikipedia article on Nigerian Cuisine