“If you look at where the good food is in New York, it’s really in Manhattan and Queens, I’m sorry, other boroughs, I’m sorry.”
-Pete Wells, the restaurant critic for The New York Times, from a profile in the New Yorker last week
The Bread Box on 11th Street has closed. According to a pic sent to us by LICtalk reader Jeremy Swillinger of Level Group, a sign in the window reads:
“Dear customers due to renovations the Bread Box will be closed. Sorry for the inconvenience we will update you shortly”
Not sure what exactly to make of that, but as we reported a little over a year ago, the lot that it rests upon, as well as the adjacent service station, were put up for sale as a development site.
In other restaurant news, Jeremy shared that construction at The Green Street on 46th Rd. between Vernon and 11th, is progressing. He also said a worker onsite claims it will be a Korean BBQ. It’s Facebook page describes it as “Organic, Paleo friendly table side BBQ, organic juice press and organic liquors,” yet it hasn’t been updated since May. In my mind there’s a disconnect between ‘organic’ and ‘Korean BBQ’ as there’s not one iota of benevolence for a body that ends a night consuming Korean BBQ, nor for a night that starts with it. I look forward to being proven incorrect in the near future.
Lottery Opens for 35 Slots of Affordable Housing in Stylish Jackson Avenue Rental Building – $850 a month, if you qualify
$39 a Night Lodging in Converted Taxi Parked in LIC – “Many end up at the 51st Bakery and Cafe, which is near where he parks the taxi. “You can always tell when they walk in the door,” Faye Hess, an owner of the cafe, said. “They have that sort of I-slept-in-a-car-last-night look.””
CB2 Regroups For New Season – the play by play for those who want to know what went down, which wasn’t much
First of Tishman Speyer’s Three Towers Appears on LIC Skyline – who can keep track of them all?
Rockaway Brewing Co’s New Rockaway Location Looks Sweet – and big, check out the story and pics
Pete Wells Has His Knives Out – long but funny and very good profile of Pete Wells in The New Yorker