Thursday, September 23, 2010

UPDATE: Manhattan Is Getting Brooklyneer

Manhattan is getting more and more Brooklynier everyday. Specifically, West Houston Street is getting Brooklyneer, a new restaurant set to open at 220 West Houston in space formerly occupied by Bar Cichetti, on a long sleepy block between 6th Avenue and Varick Street. Situated across the street from the Film Forum, The Brooklyneer (not to be confused with The Brooklyner) will showcase "leaders in local, sustainable and organic" food and drink artisans of Brooklyn, incorporating their products "into our signature dishes and cocktails." The hope is to provide "those less familiar with the borough the opportunity to enjoy some of its unique local fare." Now you don't even have to leave Manhattan to get a taste of Brooklyn. The transformation is almost complete.

UPDATE: Aron Watman, the man behind The Brooklyneer, responds to an email sent late last night to inform they anticipate opening sometime in October, "although we do not yet have a solid opening date." A full list of products and and their sources will be made available on their website closer to opening. The bar will be open until 4am on the weekends. In an email sent later, he also wanted to point out that Brooklyneer is "actually going to be more of a bar and less of a restaurant, at least in the beginning, featuring a wide selection of Brooklyn beers."

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