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Brooklyn artists have a brand new benefactor. Husband and wife team Jamie and Sara Anthony recently founded Building On Brooklyn, a not-for-profit organization providing venues for area artisans to create, exhibit and engage with the community. As well as admirably reflecting their shared interest in the arts, the institution also represents a resourceful merger of their backgrounds—Sara is a former trusts and estates lawyer, who helped form arts-centered foundations for client, while Jamie is a principle...
As is the case with many new Greenpoint establishments, Cherry Point is located in a vacated Polish storefront. Which is why you’ll find vintage tiles, white enamel light fixtures and wainscoting on the walls, not to mention antique books, retro groceries and a stray (ceramic) pigeon stacked near the ceiling; elements that co-owner Vincent Mazeau—also an art director and set designer—has purposefully recreated or maintained. Even the cocktail program (devised by The Finch’s Garrett...
While Brooklyn boasts a wealth of imposing, well-known landmarks, some of the borough’s most arresting architectural achievements are actually hidden in plain sight. And instead of being hermetically sealed like museums, many just happen to house restaurants offering a true taste of Breukelen history—we’re talking sage pappardelle inside of a 100-year-old pharmacy and malts and egg creams on the site of a 19th century boarding house. Brooklyn Farmacy Owing to its proximity to the...
When Jesus declared that man couldn’t live by bread alone, he obviously had a prescient vision of plastic baskets at red sauce restaurants, lined with foil-wrapped butter packets, and day-old, mass-produced loaves. But if he’d peeked just a bit farther into the future, he’d see that a local, whole grain movement would eventually lead to a full-on, pro-gluten renaissance—and the following Brooklyn eateries are leading up the charge. So ignore all admonitions about filling up...

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