I was unaware of the Mohawk Tavern controversy, but I think it was misplaced. Not only is Mohawk a geographic term (name of town and valley and perhaps more), but as an old-timer who remembered Brooklyn's Mohawk neighborhood, I probably would have assumed it was Brooklyn Mohawks who owned it, as they did a bunch of bars in I guess what is now Boerum Hill. I was just a kid and teen at the time, but I had a Mohawk friend from school.
Links about the Brooklyn Mohawk community:
http://www.pbs.org/program/brooklyn-and-ba… -- about the documentary "To Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey"
Memories of Little Caughnawaga in Boerum Hill: http://carrollgardens.patch.com/groups/aro…
I love TJ's indian frozen food line. I actually never seen the Punjab cholery in TJ's near me. Here is my list what I buy at Trader Joe's http://www.sweetieandgeek.com/the-best-food-to-buy-at-trader-joes/
What is " new jazz" , and since when is soul music "deeply uncool by any measure" ? The music can't be as static as you described as they have live DJ's spinning vinyl of many genres.
Why bother with this place. Big, corporate, Republican Whole Foods trying to act trendy and drawing upon uninformed and apathetic newer white residents to gorge themselves on the shores of the fecal waves of the turbid & befouled Gowanus canal. There is literally untreated sewage dispersed into the canal there, mere feet from that Whole Foods location there and your salivating mouth.
Okay, we already know that the demographic Whole Foods is pursuing here is the yuppie/hipster dollar, white people who are so rich or their parents are so rich that the significance of avoiding & staying away from Whole Foods is completely lost on them.
Not only is Whole Foods a huge supporter of every right-wing cause, the owner being a staunch lifelong Texan Republican, but Whole Foods also greased local councilmen, Brad Blander and Dull de Blahsio before him, in order to gain access to this location, which was zoned for two spots and was zoned for manufacturing, and not for retail, a completely illegal rezoning engineered and arranged by real estate lapdogs Blander and Dull Blasio. This was orchestrated by political and real estate high level collusion of the ugliest kind, even with most local residents protesting the collusion by the local councilmen - dull Blasio then rewarded with being "elected" mayor. Nasty stuff. Look into the way modern centrist Democrats use neo-liberal economic tactics to gain office and line their pockets and then claim to be "progressive" merely because they support marriage equality.
The Gowanus canal is, of course, one of the filthiest bodies of water in the country and was designated as such by the Environmental Protection Agency, to the chagrin and objections of Dull de Blasio and little Braddie Blander, who both claimed that the Gowanus canal, as they put it, was "not that dirty", in order to expedite big business dreams and big real estate. Classic, garden-variety political collusion and deception. Now big Billy Dull Blasio is mayor. Guess how that happened? Guess where those campaign funds came from?
But you guys will eat anywhere. No scruples from the new local lilywhite honky residents when it comes to rich, expensive food & drink. Entitlement never tasted so good to y'all. But remember... you'll be eating your expensive grub & brews atop a toxic site, a filthy industrial brownfield that it is projected will take at least a hundred years to completely clean, if ever.
Not a big fan on Fireplace Bars but they do add class!
Always happy to see a neighborhood bar getting some press. Unfortunately this place is very expensive for its location. Paying $7 (at the cheapest) for a draft, it's not a bar I will want to spend hours in. The "silent" gimmick is definitely preferential but the other two bars listed aren't obnoxious and have a much friendlier atmosphere.
Battery Harris is hands down number one
Awesome list! However the top photo is of Dynaco (on the corner of my street), and the second photo I believe is Happyfun...
It is extremely dangerous. I am bewildered each time I see little twenty somethings, strolling around during the wee hours, are hipsters all stoned, are they so naive to believe that this is some fashionable new safe area. It will take another fifteen to twenty years to be night time friendly.btw, couldn't pay me enough to ever be at that subway station
Yes, you heard right. The Jefferson L stop is the most dangerous stop in Brooklyn. And, of course, you also know that Brooklyn is the most dangerous place in the Western Hemisphere. Seriously.. Troutman Street? Almost everyone I know, men and women, that was foolish enough to walk around Troutman St was raped and murdered there. Is the mac and cheese worth YOUR LIFE? It's much safer in NJ, Long Island or Ohio. Save yourself.
Is this a serious review?
The doormen here are ridiculous. High school nerds who revel in ridiculing people now that they have some power. Super sad... Don't come here unless you want to be judged by balding fat Asian transgendered man and his albino 50 yr old sidekick
It's just how those of us who were looking forward to it opening knew it would be. Fear unfounded.
adding to "gia'" Ive gone by and seen it quite crowded. Also it was very very loud which frankly deterred me from going in, went to Isa instead.
i'm glad my doorman keeps you at bay
what a harsh review. I've been to Grand Ferry a few times and truly enjoyed the drinks and atmosphere. The bar was crowded and it seemed like everyone was having a great time. Also, the price point is just right... keeps the riff raff at bay. Pun intended.
I think this is an extremely unfair review. I have been to the restaurant on multiple occasions and it was nothing as you described. Not only was the food and drink excellent, but the atmosphere was as well. Not sure what kind of lonely places you frequent on Valentine's Day, but I assure you they are nothing like Grand Ferry.
So every newly-opened Williamsburg joint run by a trendsetting restaurateur has be raucously ragingingly hot and successful within the first month?
That seems kinda extreme.
and Laura Linney's wannabe Meryl Streep acting makes me wanna puke!
LAURA LINNEY is not a bad actress she's the worst actress ever!!!
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