May 212013

REAL ESTATE: Am New York recently profiled Bay Ridge for their City Living section. Author Dan Rivoli highlighted our hood’s ethnic diversity, restaurants, bars, and small town feel, reminding readers that this “haven” of ours lay just one [gruelingly slow but convenient] subway ride away from office jobs in Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn.

Feb 012013
Hinsch's Saved [For Now]!

FOOD & DRINK: According to Brooklyn Paper’s Will Bredderman, neighborhood institution Hinsch’s, which was expected to close March 1, has dodged the figurative bullet and will in fact remain on 5th Avenue for the foreseeable future, with owner Roger Desmond re-tooling the place for the nighttime date crowd.

Aug 222012
Home Reporter: 92nd Street Sinkhole Stink, Construction Still Affecting Businesses

A stinky sinkhole on 92nd Street – which first opened up on June 29, and isn’t expected be fixed until October, is putting off customers and slowing business down, according to several owners and managers of nearby stores who spoke with Denise Romano from Home Reporter.

Aug 222012
Vendy Awards Name Food Cart Vendor Most Heroic, Despite Alleged Illegality

Despite allegations of operating illegally, local food cart owner Sammy Kassen will be honored with the title of 2012′s “Most Heroic Vendor” at the Urban Justice Center’s annual Vendy Awards.

Jun 262012
Cafe Remy Files Chapter 11

Given the state of the economy, hopefully we didn’t speak too soon about Bay Ridge restaurants doing so exceptionally well. According to paperwork filed last Friday with the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, Wall Street Restaurant, LLC [7110 3rd Ave] – which is listed as the corporate name for Cafe Remy [...]

May 232012

The Village Voice’s Robert Sietsema just introduced readers to what could be Yemen’s answer to Apple Brown Betty. Fatah. Fantastic layers of oven-roasted flatbreads, honey, nigella seeds, cardamom, and… did somebody say melted butter? Oh yeah, they did. This wonderfully warm concoction can be found at the new Yemen Cafe [7130 5th Ave], which is [...]

May 162012
De Blasio Weighs In On Food Carts, Calls For Greater Regulation

Public advocate and mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio weighed in on the 5th Avenue food cart fight during a recent meeting of the Bay Ridge Democrats – stating that the carts are hurting restaurants on the strip and may have to go, writes Will Bredderman for Brooklyn Daily. “The fact is right now that the [...]