Jan 022013

FOOD & DRINK: Eater staff writer Brooks of Sheffield recently paid a visit to the Danish Athletic Club [741 65th Street], one of New York City’s last remaining strongholds of Scandinavian comfort cooking.

Jul 252012

It’s official! Leske’s Bakery has set a reopening date.

Bay Ridge’s only Scandinavian Bakery is planning to open its doors once again on Wednesday, August 8, at 11:30 a.m.

After arousing the interest of blogger Brooks of Sheffield in April, co-owner Harry Hawk had personally assured readers that Leske’s latest incarnation will be “turning back the clock” in terms of fresher, storemade ingredients and a renewed commitment to the bakery’s original level of quality.

We can’t wait to check it out!

Jun 202012

A little over a year ago, Bay Ridge lost Leske’s [7612 5th Ave], its last Scandinavian bakery. Now, not only is Leske’s returning, but one of the new owners is insisting that the quality – which customers say had declined in recent years – will be better than ever. Brooks of Sheffield from the blog [...]

Jun 012012
Seen In Bay Ridge Weekender: Vikings

David Tan captured the above image – which features Viking Fest participants posing in front of a replica ship in Owl’s Head Park – on May 19, 2012. For this shot, he used a Canon A-1 camera with Kodak Ektar 100 film. For more of David’s impressive pics, please visit his blog at If [...]