01/28/15 1:44pm
01/28/2015 1:44 PM |
Photo by Jane Bruce

Billet and Bellows
177 Grand Street, Williamsburg


Late night on MLK Day I found myself sitting inside a new bar in Williamsburg, a recent addition to a strip of Grand Street already saturated with restaurants, bars, bewildering boutiques selling extremely fancy outdoor gear and luxury plants. In some ways, Billet and Bellows offers a welcome respite from the flashy new robata place down the street and the delicious, but pricey reservation-only sushi places nearby. Establishments like this have made Williamsburg more “party,” but let’s be real, they attract the worst of humanity, people with too much money and too little self-awareness. (more…)

01/05/15 9:20am
01/05/2015 9:20 AM |
Photo by Jane Bruce


Erv’s on Beekman

2122 Beekman place, Prospect Lefferts Gardens


Beekman Place is a dead-end street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, one of three such lonely spurs off Flatbush that end abruptly at the B/Q Brighton Line, which runs along the eastern side of Prospect Park. There are only a few businesses on the block; most of it is taken up by colossal apartment towers. On cold, drizzly nights, the rumble of the unseen subway in the air, Beekman feels like the setting of a film noir.