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Sephora May Anchor “Women’s Power Center” at Court and Joralemon

June 28, 2013

According to Lois Weiss’s “Between the Bricks” column in the New York Post, cosmetics retailer Sephora will be the anchor tenant in the retail space being developed in the Brooklyn Municipal Building at the southeast corner of Court and Joralemon streets. Weiss quotes Albert Laboz of United American Land, the developer of the site, as saying, “It looks like we are turning this into a power center for women’s fashion tenants.” The only other tenant mentioned as having leased space at the location is YogaWorks, but Weiss reports that “discussions are also underway with other women’s fashion tenants.”

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Chipotle Sets Up Shop In Cobble Hill

November 15, 2012

Chipotle is preparing to open its Cobble Hill location at 140 Court Street. Brownstoner reports that the inside appears mostly complete, and the menu is up on the wall. The space between Pacific and Atlantic used to house pet shop Beastly Bite.

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Cobble Hill’s Eastern European Eatery Karloff Reopens After Renovations

August 21, 2012

Welcome back to family-owned Eastern European restaurant Karloff in Cobble Hill, which has been closed for the past two months for some major whitewashing. Owners Olga and Artur tell Cobble Hill that the eatery is “back on track, introducing comfy ‘grandma cooking’ with a modern twist.”

Karloff serves lunch, dinner and brunch with all-time favorites like latkes, blintzes and varenikis, plus new additions like oxtail. “We still carry our delicious natural ice cream sourced from upstate New York, and currently feature six flavors that are neighborhood favorites,” they tell us.

Hours are: Monday-Friday, 5-10:30 p.m., and weekends, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. The address: 254 Court Street. Check out their website here.

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Cobble Hill’s Five Guys In A Pickle: Closes Down After A Year

August 20, 2012

After opening in Cobble Hill at 266 Court Street near Butler just last year, burger chain Five Guys has closed its doors, according to Brownstoner. The joint has nearby locations in Brooklyn Heights on Montague Street and in Downtown Brooklyn at the end of Fulton Mall at the Flatbush Extension. Pretty curious… This place has been expanding like mad and most locations seem to pack ‘em in.

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Crain’s: Cobble Hill & Carroll Gardens’ Court Street Maintains Old-World Feel

August 9, 2012

“Court Street Shops Defy the Odds” is the headline of a Crain’s New York Business profile of the main street that runs through Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens, which surveys the 13-block strip between Warren Street and Fourth Place, where nearly 20 longtime, mostly Italian-American mom-and-pop stores maintain healthy business.

The story notes that row houses within the region “can now fetch as much as $3 million. Pricey cars dot the curbs of low-key streets. Celebrity sightings—from Jay-Z to British novelist Martin Amis—are increasingly common. Yet out along Court Street, one of the neighborhoods’ main shopping drags, there is a surprising degree of continuity.”

Crain’s says that many of the Court Street stalwarts—from cafés to a clothier, many of them dating back to the early decades of the past century—have been able to escape rising rents “that have killed scores of their erstwhile neighbors, because their forebears had the foresight to snap up their spaces while they could. And nearly all of them have found ways to adapt to the area’s ever-evolving tastes while carefully preserving as much of the old ways as possible.”

For one, veteran sausage purveyor G. Esposito & Sons Jersey Pork Store, “started hawking rice balls, sandwiches and pasta alongside its curtains of handmade sopressata and pepperoni that hang from the pressed-tin ceiling.” Up the street, the owners of D’Amico Foods has been thriving since 1948. Current owner Francis D’Amico, whose grandfather Emanuele opened the store, says that when it opened, there were two kinds of coffee: dark-roast Italian and an American brown roast. Today, Francis cooks up more than 100 gourmet blends, while his wife, Joan, “still greets some longtime patrons with hugs and many others by their first names.”

Changes have also come at pub P.J. Hanleys, which is going strong 138 years after its first beer hit the bar, and at Scotto Funeral Home, which has been laying locals to rest for four generations.

“I had heard about the old-school Italian vibe here,” says Rachel Kash, a writer who moved to the area from the East Village three years ago. “I just had no idea about how many of these places still actually existed. Few areas have this kind of character or heritage.”

Read the full piece at Crain’s here.

(Photo: Row House Magazine)

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Arts and Entertainment, Brooklyn Heights

‘Dark Knight’ Sold Out At Court Street Movie Theater Despite Colorado Nightmare

July 23, 2012

The UA Court Street Stadium 12 movie theater was packed all weekend, with about 20 showings a day of the “The Dark Knight Rises.” McBrooklyn cites Fandango, which shows that most screenings were either sold out or near capacity, despite the horrifying Aurora, Colorado, massacre that left 12 dead and 58 wounded during a midnight showing Friday. The movie also screened three times daily at Cobble Hill Cinemas, 265 Court Street.

Despite box office tallies being delayed until Monday, media outlets are reporting that the film took in $162 million in North America over the weekend. That sum gives “The Dark Knight Rises” the highest 2D opening in history.

Crain’s New York quotes theater-goer Katie Birkel, who saw the movie over the weekend in Manhattan. She said she had been inspired by a statement from the film’s director, Christopher Nolan, after the Colorado tragedy: “He said that movies are about coming together and sharing an experience. I agree with that.”

Mike Sumner, standing a few steps behind her, added, “Colorado was an isolated incident. I’m not afraid of copycats. Besides, I’m a New Yorker. We’re always vigilant.”

(Photo: McBrooklyn)

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Bike Rack Proposed At Pacific & Court In Cobble Hill To Curb Illegal Parking

June 29, 2012

The Cobble Hill Association has proposed adding a bike rack at the corner at the intersection of Pacific & Court streets in Cobble Hill, in an apparent effort to curb illegal parking in a “No Standing” zone at the intersection. The move was presented to the Department of Transportation in February, according to in an ongoing effort to remedy traffic snafus in the neighborhood.

DOT offered a proposal to Brooklyn’s Community Board 2 last week, which was approved unanimously by the board’s transportation committee. The plan will be voted on by the full board at the board’s executive committee meeting next week.

Despite restrictions, drivers often park at said intersection and block the view of other drivers trying to make a left-hand turn onto Court, according to CHA VP Dave ‘Paco’ Abraham. To solve the problem, DOT and the association proposed an on-street bike rack on the corner to prevent cars from having access to park there.

Similar racks have been installed at Smith & Sacket streets in the nabe, and in the East Village, at East Ninth Street between First & Second avenues. “The bike racks are low enough that a biker or a driver can look over them,” Abraham said. “As a driver, when I drive up Pacific Street, I stop at the crosswalk to let pedestrians pass and then inch out. When a car is blocking the view, I have to inch out further and further, blocking the crosswalk. As a pedestrian, I’m always frustrated when my crosswalk is not clear because a car is blocking it.”

Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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