Brooklyn Heights favorite Siggy's shuttered this week, even earlier than planned. Siggy Sollitto, who opened her healthy restaurant there in 2005, says that construction of nearby Brooklyn Bridge Park has caused rents in the area to soar. "Landlords think they can charge higher-than-Manhattan prices," she told the Brooklyn Daily. She looked for another space in the neighborhood hood "but couldn't find anything." Sollitto had planned to close the restaurant on March 1, but explains that the business of closing the restaurant was more challenging than she expected, which is why she ended up shutting it down early. Meanwhile, her Manhattan outpost in NoHo will remain open, though, she says: "The city administration is really making things impossible for a small business."
Owner Siggy Sollitto says closing the restaurant was harder than she had imagined.