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Montero’s Bar and Grill 73 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn Heights Do new bars have a smell? Something like that of new cars? I think they do; many of the newer bars in Brooklyn smell like white paint and credit card receipts. They smell like nothing. Like less than nothing. This causes a specifically alarming type of cognitive dissonance because New York is a city that smells. It’s ripe. It stinks in a way that signals to all...
Seaborne 228 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook The latest addition to Red Hook’s quietly thriving cocktail scene debuted in January behind a wall of clouded, glittering glass bricks. Above the new bar hangs an old burgundy awning that still faintly reads “Vern’s Kitchen,” a ghostly reminder of the devastating impact Hurricane Sandy had on several small businesses in the area several years ago. Seaborne’s opening is marked by a similar pathos: its original owner, Sasha Petraske...
In a long, narrow room just to the right of beloved local restaurant Dear Bushwick, a postscript of a cocktail bar has recently popped up. Called Yours Sincerely, the dark, one-room bar shares more than just a wall with its sister restaurant; it too functions as quaint, quiet place with an English countryside feel, and is an ideal spot to grab a nightcap or wait for a table next door. Laid out in the...
Every once in a while, the world will pre-order nineteen-dollar tickets in order to indulge in the old fashioned pleasure of watching a Hollywood blockbuster in 3d and in public. If you are a child of the eighties, or older, there is a very good chance that you will do that for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which opens in theaters on December 18. But that's not until next Friday! And that's an eternity from now, jus like a week used...

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