A New Greenpoint Restaurant Swimming in Spanish Seafood — and More Openings

Nearly two years into the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants across the city continue to open their doors, sometimes because their concepts could be adapted to the new normal, but more often because their owners saw no other choice but to forge ahead. Since March 16, 2020, when the state first temporarily closed indoor dining, hundreds of new restaurants have opened, including Emmet’s on Grove, Mandalay Club, and Via Porta.
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Shop New York Magazine x Only NY’s Holiday Collaboration

The first time we collaborated with Only NY, we gave them free rein of our archives — and this time, we’ve also given them access to our office (and our staff, to model it all). In this fourth collection, you’ll find even more archival gems — like a T-shirt with a Milton Glaser illustration from 1969 and another with a photograph of prep kids in Nuptse puffer jackets from a 1996 cover story by Nancy Jo Sales. And we’ve brought back the ever-so-slightly-altered New Yawk magazine logo as featured on our recent-ish cover story on Zizmorcore (and our last drop with Only NY). It’s now a navy beanie, a hoodie, and a T-shirt. Or you can channel the energy of our editor-at-large in a boldly striped rugby or our senior fashion writer in a varsity jacket embroidered with the New York skyline.
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Madison moves to take over contaminated Greenpoint site

A Greenpoint development site is a bit of a mess — not just because it’s home to toxic waste. The former Harte & Company plastics factory that has been the subject of multiple lawsuits and ownership disputes is now at the center of bankruptcy proceedings aimed at selling the site.
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Façade Work Progresses on Gotham Point’s ‘Parcel F’ in Hunters Point South, Queens

At number 30 on YIMBY’s annual countdown of the 31 tallest buildings under construction in the New York City metropolitan region is Parcel F, a 559-foot-tall residential skyscraper in the two-tower Gotham Point development in Hunters Point South, Queens. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by The Gotham Organization, RiseBoro Community Partnership, Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the 57-story structure stands alongside its 33-story, 443-foot-tall sibling Parcel G, collectively yielding over 1 million square feet and 1,132 rental apartments. Of these, 75 percent will debut as affordable housing and age-restricted homes for seniors. The development is bound by Center Boulevard to the north, 56th Avenue to the east, and 57th Avenue to the west, and also features a five-acre waterfront park constructed by New York City’s Economic Development Corporation and a 1,100-seat Intermediate High School built by the School Construction Authority. Handel Architects is also the interior designer while BHDM was responsible for the interiors of the model apartment.
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OPINION: City DOT Must Do More To Fix Atlantic Avenue

My district — home to some of the most deadly streets in the city — is grieving. On Oct. 15, a hit-and-run driver mowed down José Ramos, a deaf immigrant who worked in retail, as he walked home from work with his wife. Ramos usually biked home but, for fear of his personal safety, he had asked his wife to accompany him as he walked his bike. Ramos and his wife were only three blocks away from their apartment when he was struck by a sedan driver as he crossed Atlantic Avenue. Ramos’s wife was only a few steps behind him as she watched the impact of the collision send her husband’s body and his bicycle flying down the roadway. The driver immediately fled. By the time first-responders arrived, Ramos was dead.

Snap Up Some Distinctive Gifts at These 6 Brooklyn Holiday Markets

The holiday season is upon us and that means the weekends of December are packed with markets offering up local and handmade wares perfect for gift giving. Many annual Brooklyn markets are forging ahead this year with pandemic protocols like masking, distancing and providing proof of vaccination in place. Here...
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Renderings Reveal Ten Story Mixed-Use Property at 840 Lorimer Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Richard Bienenfeld Architects has revealed a collection of new renderings for 840 Lorimer Street, a ten-story development in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, now under review by the Department of City Planning. From local developer Shabsi Parnes, the proposed building would comprise a lower-level retail component, office space, 74 rental apartments, and a parking garage designed to accommodate 30 vehicles.

Bulbap Grill Brings Korean Fusion to Hell’s Kitchen

Bulbap Grill is bringing its Korean Fusion menu to 10th Avenue — along with a soju and sake bar in the space formerly occupied by Japanese restaurant, Method. Co-owner Alex Shin told us: “This is our first place in Manhattan — we already have restaurants in Bushwick and Greenpoint in Brooklyn and at Marlboro in New Jersey. Staff from those places have come to help us start up here in Hell’s Kitchen.”

Amy Ruhl’s Between Tin Men by Amber Power

If you walk too quickly down Nassau Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, you might miss the emerald green glow emanating from a hole in the blacked-out window of the former diner turned arts space Sunview Luncheonette. When you peer into the peephole, a single-channel video projection comes into view, depicting a pageant of verdant-hued desirables, including daintily iced cakes and glossy gemstones. A mouth greedily consumes the seductive commodities as ASMR-style recordings of sucking and chewing reverberate against the windowpane—affectively linking the performer’s mediated body to your sensorial one and triggering all your feels.

Field Notes: Thanksgiving Edition

Bwog had a great Bwogsgiving, and Bwog staffers had an equally great Thanksgiving?. sang God Bless America with my Grandma because it’s one of the only songs she remembers. Did not feel patriotic. Did feel love for my family. asked, “Where’s Tess?” at Thanksgiving and awkwardly learned that my parents...

This Brooklyn townhouse is a tranquil haven in the city

A Brooklyn townhouse draws on contemporary design codes in a joint project between design team Hatchet NYC and Leipzig-based interior and furniture designers Studio Oink. Tranquillity was the main brief for the home, situated in Greenpoint, a busy Brooklyn neighbourhood, and belonging to a young family who craved a calm space in which to grow. With an emphasis on light and space, a harmonious interior has provided a bolthole from the urban surroundings.

On Honeymoon 🍯

In Spanish, honeymoon is “luna de miel,” a direct translation that nonetheless is far more evocative to me—probably because I didn’t grow up with it as a word that signaled a tropical vacation with electric blue drinks, garnished with a paper umbrella, to be taken after a tacky extravaganza with bad food. As Israel and I walked (and walked and walked) around Montréal during our luna de miel, I said that it brought to mind a moon dripping in honey—sweet and sticky, to be caught on tongues. It was only in translation that I could understand and appreciate the significance of the entire concept; in translation, it ceased to be cheap and tawdry. In translation, it was delicious.

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The suspect who allegedly ок ачты at a pair of cops in the Bronx on Thanksgiving Eve was arrested and charged on Saturday, police said. Charlie Vasquez, 23, of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, faces two counts each of attempted murder, assault, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon (loaded firearm) and reckless endangerment and menacing, the NYPD said.