Walking around this city, it's nearly impossible not to come across someone wearing a shirt that says "Brooklyn" on it, in some way, shape, or form. They're ubiquitous, sold everywhere from sidewalk tables to high-end boutiques. But do you know where the trend started? Right here in Park Slope, at Sport Prospect, on Seventh between Tenth and Eleventh Streets.
Sport Prospect, 372 Seventh Avenue Brooklyn NY 11215. 718-768-1328.
On Tuesday I staked my claim that the month of April 2011 was the best month for foodies in the history of the neighborhood. Just look at that list of new dining options! (And seriously, if you haven't had Culture's key lime pie yogurt yet, get over there immediately.) We're also getting an outpost of SoHo's famed Bicycle Habitat on Fifth between Tenth and Eleventh. Also, HMBRGR.
Wednesday brought word that another one of those shady "Body and Foot Rub" parlors had opened; this one's on Fifth between Lincoln and Berkeley. If anyone figures out what the deal with these is, please let me know. Los Pollitos II also got awarded "The City's Best Margarita" by the Daily News. Way to go!
On Thursday I got the scoop on Sweet Wolf's, the restaurant heading to the corner of Sixth Avenue and 12th Street. Burgers, wood oven meat, and duck fat Belgian fries? Yes, please! I also snapped a photo of Bierkraft's backyard, which has been opened up to the public and looks like a great place to chill.
On Friday I was able to get my hands on a menu for Dumplings and Things, the new Chinatown-style dumpling shop headed to the old Taqueria Reis space, on Fifth between Fifth and Sixth, and it's certainly worth getting excited about. They also installed some signage this week. I also snuck a peek behind the sidewalk shed at the Red Monster at 137 Fifth, and brought word that Compucell on Seventh had shuttered.
Looks like it'll be a glass wall facade, and with a rent of $12,000/month, only high-end retailers will have the opportunity to move in.