In lieu of our usual plywood report today, we take a look at four new projects spanning four Brooklyn neighborhoods.
1) Williamsburg: Probably the furthest away from opening of our four Brooklyn newcomers to watch, the giant bar/restaurant/music venue/roof deck Berry Park on 4 Berry Street in Williamsburg is slowly chugging along. The roof fencing is in, and they're building out the bar and tables right now. They're shooting for May, but June sounds more likely. [PLYWOOD]
2) Greenpoint: Co-owner and designer Matthew Maddy tells us his new restaurant Anella should be opening in the Queen's Hideaway space at 222 Franklin St. this Thursday. The Anella team, which includes an investor in Fort Greene's No 7., will be growing as much produce for the restaurant as possible on site in their backyard greenhouse. The chef is Michael Sullivan, formerly of Chanterelle. [PLYWOOD]
3) Bed Stuy: New Bed-Stuy speakeasy Sarah James at 305 Throop St. is also on the verge of its debut. What was once a two-bedroom ground floor apartment is now a bar, kitchen, and dining room, and if they pass their inspection on the 13th, they may soft open that very night. Expect antiques and "Depression-era" details galore. [PLYWOOD]
4) Red Hook: The long shuttered 360 space will open soon as an Italian restaurant named O Barone. The owner, who is from Naples, tells a tipster that they'll be ready to open as soon as their liquor license comes through. [PLYWOOD]
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