The Brooklyn Navy Yard is about to get a Danny Meyer infusion
Danny Meyer will have a hand in the food at upcoming Brookyn Navy Yard office building Dock 72. The major restaurateur’s catering group Union Square Events is consulting on food stations within the building’s 13,000-square-foot food hall. Stalls haven’t been decided on yet, but there will be “local specialty food vendors,” a bar, coffee bar, and juice bar. FLIK Hospitality will manage the food hall day-to-day.
It’s not yet clear if the food hall at Dock 72 will be open to the public or just WeWork employees and their guests. The building is massive, with 300,000 square feet holding 4,000 workers and split up between office space, an indoor/outdoor roof deck, fitness center, food hall, parking, and landscaping. It opens in October.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is pushing back against a massive liquor store chain plotting a Queens location
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying to stop a massive Total Wine & More store from opening in College Point, Queens, saying the liquor store will have a negative impact on small businesses in the neighborhood. The congresswoman sent a letter to the New York State Liquor Authority urging it to deny the store’s application; she says her district is home to over 300 local liquor stores that would feel the heat if Total Wine’s big discounted store moves in.
Other politicians like state assemblyman Ron Kim in Flushing are also pushing for the store’s rejection. The 30,000-square-foot mega chain is plotted for vacant land at 30-02 Whitestone Expressway.
In other news
— A former employee of an Albany restaurant has been released from detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It was an unusual arrest by ICE since the undocumented immigrant is suing his former employer for workplace violations, and the department historically hasn’t arrested people suing their employers.
— Iconic East Village Italian pastry destination Veniero’s is celebrating its 125th birthday today with free mini cannolis and live jazz from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
— Yet another Taiwanese bubble tea shop is headed to the East Village, this one called One Zo at Third Avenue between 13th and 14th streets. It’s known for making its own boba in the store.
— A Thai noodle bar will open in the former Bruno pizza space in the East Village.
— Two Baar Baar employees are suing the East Village Indian restaurant because of one manager’s allegedly racist and sexually inappropriate behavior.
— Red Hook Tavern’s dry-aged burger has won over New York magazine critic Adam Platt.
— Bey and Jay had a pizza date night at Pasquale Jones when it hosted a Tokyo pop-up.
— Urbanspace’s Garment District pop-up is back starting today, with vendors such as Empanada Papa and Jicama. It’s on Broadway between 39th and 40th streets until October 28 every day but Sundays.
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