IHOP is usually where you go during those trips back home after you’ve gotten drunk with friends, hooked up with that girl you went to high school with, and then puked out your dinner at 3 a.m. in mom’s parking lot. Anyone up for pancakes??
So yes, it’s a little unnerving to see not one, but two IHOP opening up in the Brooklyn/Manhattan area: it’s like finding out you can now order Moon Over My Hammy at The Spotted Pig. Well, not quite that bad, but…
It’s kind of surprising that it hasn’t happened already, that it took until July 17, 2011, for The Times to write one of its “Living In” columns about Bushwick.
The real estate boom littered slapdash, unattractive buildings all across the city, especially in the North Brooklyn precincts of Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. The latter, with its working class, clapboard rowhouses, is not especially known for its beauty to begin with–it is no Crown Heights or Midwood–yet this new development at 64 Palmetto Street, near Read More
One of the most common defenses made of Brooklyn Democratic boss and Assembly Housing Chair Vito Lopez — espoused by himself and others — is that while he may bend the rules, it is always in the service of his beloved Bushwick.
The Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Center, which Lopez founded in the ’70s Read More
Living in a Cave
Yesterday, the Bloomberg administration announced that a special sting operation–involving Craigslist and hidden cameras–had turned up a slew of illegal apartments in the city. The hope is this new investigative tool might keep landlords from being so damned shady.
But, just in case, the Department of Buildings released a set of 10 Read More
A Times article last Tuesday heralded development in Bushwick with the deadpan headline “Bushwick Is Getting Some Wine Shops.” Sunday’s open house at 38 Wilson Avenue, however, was more of a beer-and-hotdogs gathering.
Broker Alex Gandelman manned the rooftop grill in between escorting visitors through the development’s one-bedroom condos. It was, he Read More
Bushwick, sandwiched between Williamsburg and Bedford-Stuyvesant, has long enjoyed the epithet "up-and-coming"-"emerging" even. But is Brooklyn’s new frontier ready for the Knickerbocker?
A third-generation family of grocers had owned the Scaturro Supermarket at 320 Knickerbocker Avenue since the 1970s. Although the residential space above it has been empty for 20 years, the market operated profitably Read More