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Virginia K. Smith

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Longtime Prospect Heights staple Beast Bar closed its doors this weekend, DNAinfo reports, celebrating a decade in the neighborhood with a "Last Supper" goodbye party yesterday. They'd been in there spot on Vanderbilt Ave. for a decade, and owner/chef Debra Bicknese told the site, "I need a break. It's a definite choice. We weren't muscled out of anything." The building's reportedly in talks to be sold to a new owner who's committed to maintaining its...
Just last week, after news of a doughnut-tracking app started circulating, I issued an earnest plea for everyone to stop being so stupid about doughnuts, for each and every citizen to do their own small part in preventing a perfectly good dessert from getting beaten into the ground, from become the next cupcake. Well, seems like this all fell on deaf ears (other than those of the doughnut app itself, which for some reason...
Because it's a Friday, and Fridays are nothing if not a time to while away the work day, some idle speculation: with prices in Brooklyn (and even Queens!) being what they are, is it time to speculatively anoint another outer borough the "Next Brooklyn"? And should said outer borough be Staten Island, of all places? Apparently some developers are banking on exactly that. Fast Company has a profile of developer David Barry (a majority owner...
We've already sort of resigned ourselves to the condos that are going in on top of Junior's in Downtown Brooklyn, but, via Eater, some potential insult to injury: this development might end up way more massive than originally anticipated. Reportedly, neighboring JP Morgan Chase is mulling the possibility of selling its air rights (i.e. their legal portion of the sky above their building) to developers as well, which would make the project a 50-story behemoth...

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