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As construction continues throughout DUMBO, prospectors prioritize bragging rights to prime views of waterfront. Yet Pilot is one of the precious few places that can actually claim to be on the water itself, being based inside of a historic 1920s racing schooner, docked at the end of Pier 6. Acquired and restored by Miles and Alex Pincus—seasoned sailors, and the co-owners of the similarly situated Grand Banks (aboard the Sherman Zwicker in Hudson River Park)...
Passing by New York Koshery in Bay Ridge, positioned along 86th Street’s primary commercial corridor, you wouldn’t be the first to assume that it specializes in fare conforming to the stringent regulations of kashrut. Because while koshery (also spelled koshari) is commonly heralded as the national dish of Egypt, it’s yet to become widely disseminated throughout NYC, even in a neighborhood that houses Brooklyn’s most robust Arab American community. Literally borne of the melting pot that...
As a restaurant rubbernecker, the reliably electrifying fall season is the only thing to mitigate our dismay about summer’s end. And the following high profile debuts seem a reasonably fair exchange for the loss of frozen drinks, beach days, tropical vacations and all-you-can-eat corn:  Brownsville Community Culinary Center: Culinary programs for the community have already kicked off at Claus Meyers’ Brownsville complex, but the countdown continues for his public-facing restaurant, which will likely offer three-course,...
Not since Hill Country has an indie business cut so ably through Downtown’s glut of fast food franchises and interchangeable big box stores, to take thorough advantage of the neighborhood’s high rise offices, court room crowds, subway hub traffic and of course, newly installed condominiums. And though the signage is modest for such an imposing (read: 6,000-square foot) space, Circa Brewing Co.’s focus is completely self-evident, thanks to series of stainless steel fermenting tanks visible...

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