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With would-be merchants clamoring to a score a piece of the action generated by the crowd-mobbed Barclays Center, you’d think the Park Slope/Prospect Heights corridor would be fully equipped with the basics. And yet, despite the density of restaurants, gourmet goods purveyors, bakeries and coffee shops inhabiting Flatbush, the retail strip has remained oddly devoid of a cocktail bar. Enter Murat Uyaroglu, who’s already done his part to keep the area thoroughly caffeinated and WiFi-equipped,...
Having held court at its appealing windowed corner spot across from Fort Greene park for the past five years, Walter’s has become a reliable neighborhood mainstay for honeyed fried chicken and East Coast oysters. That is, to say, from its swarming Sunday brunch crowds to its soothingly static menu, all would seem entirely status quo unless one was to inadvertently push through an unmarked door in search of the bathroom. Because in that instance,...
It's hard to be cynical about something as uncontroversially wonderful as dessert (although we've certainly done it in in the past), but there comes a point in post-Cronuthood where the concept of dessert need not be fetishized any further. This is that point. Word on the street is that a 'dessert speakeasy' is on its way to Prospect Heights (in the former Beast bar space at 638 Bergen St) which will sell liquor-infused desserts and...
As if you needed another reason to roll your eyes at a new Brooklyn development, a new luxury rental building named Colony 1209 is landing in Bushwick soon, "Brooklyn's new frontier." And it has a "Speakeasy" lounge! David Maundrell, president of Aptsandlofts.com, dished to DNAInfo that the complex will have a "landscaped courtyard, furnished roof deck, billiard lounge and fitness center." The development sits directly across the street from Bushwick Leaders High School near the...

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