Monday, December 15, 2008

*Everyday Chatter

Absinthe is set to open in the former B&M meat market space on 1st Ave between 6th and 7th. It's got beer taps, a bar, and a backyard dining area. CB3 approved their license with several anti-noise stipulations, including: "it will close the backyard at 9:00 P.M. all nights and cease operation of the backyard if there are any noise complaints from residents."

Go deep into the Donnell destruction with a library employee, as another public facility is laid waste for another luxury hotel. [Driven by Boredom]

14-year-old cheese and antiques shop to fall. [CR]

Check out the changing face of Long Island City in paintings by Sharon Florin. [LIC]

The battle for 47 E. 3rd may be over, but Ekonomakis is still fighting. [EVG]

The former Tea Lounge, beloved of the Park Slope stroller brigade, is not going to be a bank, as rumored. Mommies, come get your bubble tea:

Met Food says thanks for helping them wrest a new lease from NYU--and announces an upcoming renovation. And, hey, chuck steaks for $1.99:


Anonymous said...

Yea for Met Foods! But, uh, the word "renovation" makes me a little nervous...

Larvik said...

Hanco's is actually a really good vietnamese sandwich shop. I went to the one on Bergen this weekend and had an amazing spicy tofu sandwich, which I'm still thinking about 2 days later. This is a good replacement in my opinion and not the type of place the stroller brigade will be inclined to infect with their presence.

JakeGould said...

Hanco's is the best new business to open up on Boerum Hill in years. It appeals to everyone and the food is excellent.

This 7th Avenue location should be great.

Anonymous said...

The PEGLEG designer is Harry McNally, son of Keith McNally...nepotism!