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#1 Sneakeater

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 09:29 PM

Cherry Point is the Greenpoint bar that recently ramped up its food program, which led to favorable attention from Pete Wells.

 

The focus is meat-centric British cooking.  The quality of execution is ridiculously high for some bar in Greenpoint.  And the prices are more than reasonable.

 

So I feel a little bad grousing that I wish there were more main-dish selections.

 

But everything I had was prime.  The jar of smoked whitefish, for example -- served with house-made saltines and some kind of delicious tarted up butter -- continues to haunt me.

 

Think of a less ambitious Beatrice Inn with much lower prices and not a douchebag in sight.


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 07:35 PM

Watching the Lifetime channel's You on Netflix made me wonder what the douchbag ratio in Greenpoint is like these days. Prime Williamsburg is already overrun, no?



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Posted 19 March 2019 - 08:44 PM

Greenpoint still seems different.


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 08:45 PM

(Maybe because there's very little new development there as of yet.)


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 09:16 PM

the cancer rate probably helps with that.

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 10:28 PM

A doubling of commercial rents in northern greenpoint foretells much dbaggery.


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 10:37 PM

There's something that I really like about douchebags moving to a cancer belt.


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 09:51 AM

(Maybe because there's very little new development there as of yet.)


I’m very sorry to say this couldn’t be further from the truth. Walk up northern West Street near the river to see all the new high rise developments. Greenpoint is about to explode.

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 04:19 PM

Oh! I’m usually on the south part of West Street, and the contrast with Kent Avenue is, um, refreshing.

I’m extremely sorry to hear that the contrast is also with the northern stretch of the street.


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 05:23 PM

So it's more like the Hunter's Point waterfront creeping down than the Williamsburg waterfront creeping up?


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 06:20 PM

As soon as Amazon completes their campus, Greenpoint will be over-saturated with jobs and housing.



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Posted 20 March 2019 - 07:59 PM

As soon as Amazon completes their campus, Greenpoint will be over-saturated with jobs and housing.

 

That's uh...not happening anymore (for the time being, at least). But Blondie's right about it blowing up, Amazon or no Amazon.



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Posted 21 March 2019 - 01:57 AM

So it's more like the Hunter's Point waterfront creeping down than the Williamsburg waterfront creeping up?

Having lived in Hunter’s Point during the building boom, it’s like it followed me across the Pulaski Bridge :(

They had been talking about putting a pedestrian bridge over Newtown Creek to connect the north western corner of Greenpoint with Hunter’s Point to give people easier access to the 7 train, which would relieve pressure on the G. I hope it happens.

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:01 AM

The puddings (as Dr Johnson would insist) are British, and the cheese on the menu is too. The rest I don’t know so much.

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:06 AM

I re-read Wells. The chef is British but no this is not a British restaurant. Until you get to the puddings. Even the pheasant pie mentioned is a pot pie, which is a way of saying not-a-British-pie.