Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Angel City Nail Spa Coming to Third Ave

Angel City Nail Spa
Angel City Nail Spa [8905 3rd Ave] mounted their retail signage while continuing their build out their renovations this week.  They're right next door to Grotto Italian Bistro, which we mentioned opening, back in 2014. By our count, it will probably be the second nail salon opening so far for 2016 along 3rd Ave. Activity in the fashion and beauty segment saw little signs of abating in 2015 where we noticed no less than a dozen in this category open and close.

Celtic Rose Tea Room (Nov 2009-Aug 2015)
Celtic Rose Tea Room (Nov 2009-Aug 2015)
If you recall, Celtic Rose Tea Room, after a six year run, shuttered at the beginning of August last year amid a promise to reopen under new management. That, of course never happened.  A sign was posted that they were "Closed For Renovation"... We know this now to meaning "We're not returning anytime soon". Let's hope Angel City fares better as they're directly across the street from... another nail salon.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

BAIA Bar and Lounge Opens on 3rd Ave

BAIA Bar/Lounge
BAIA [8402 3rd Ave] Bar & Lounge soft opened in the evening over the weekend, next door to Sofia's.  While doubling as a sports bar, it's offered up as a new nightspot with a warm vibe.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Walk of Solidarity During MLK Day

In light of recent events and the political scene stirring up attention toward Muslims, Bay Ridge, which boasts the largest Arab community in NYC and a significant Muslim population is indubitably affected. Marking Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for a walk of solidarity simply makes sense. Join up at 86th St & Ft Hamilton Pkwy at 1pm on Jan 18th.

Banana Republic Factory Store Coming

(Updated: 1/17/16 05:00am)
BREAKING: Banana Republic Factory Store is coming to Bay Ridge.  Company insiders have spilled the beans on what some have speculated for some time-- which major chain might appear next in our shopping district.  The main question that's still on everyone's mind is: Where?

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

GrowNYC: Bay Ridge Stop N Swap Event

GrowNYC Stop N Swap

The new year is here, and New Yorkers looking to get rid of last year’s clutter and find some like-new treasures need look no further than the Bay Ridge Stop ‘N’ Swap, a free reuse event organized by local non-profit GrowNYC.

WHAT: Free Stop ‘N’ Swap Community Reuse Event
WHEN: Sunday, January 10, 11am2pm
WHERE: Bay Ridge Jewish Center– 405 81st St, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Gourmet Deli and Grill Opens on 3rd Ave

Gourmet Deli and Grill
Gourmet Deli & Grill [6805 3rd Ave] opened just prior to the turn of the new year on the 68th St corner of 3rd Ave.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Salud BKLYN Opens on 3rd Ave

Salud BKLYN [7204 3rd Ave] held their grand opening this past weekend after having soft opened two weeks earlier.  Salud is the first authentic tapas bar in the neighborhood.