Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tuesday's Edible Sausage Links

Time for a special foodie-related linky links, courtesy of Edible Brooklyn's Spring issue! Here are ten stories you should be reading already. So get cracking.

*Edible Brooklyn kicks off a killer Spring issue with a story about Greenpoint's Polish sausage markets. Also, thinking about raising hens in your backyard? It's easier than you think.

*Plaintiffs in the Broadway Triangle lawsuit made their oral arguments last week, led by Brooklyn Legal Services' co-counsel Shekar "Omar" Krishnan, against the city in the rezoning of the Broadway Triangle, alleging discrimination, violation of the Equal Protection Clause, the federal Fair Housing Act and several other statues. The city's attorney, Harold Raimis, responded in a lengthy monologue saying...

The issue here is not whether we broke a few rules, or took a few liberties with our female party guests; we did. But you can't hold a whole fraternity responsible for the behavior of a few sick, perverted individuals. For if you do, then shouldn't we blame the whole fraternity system? And if the whole fraternity system is guilty, then isn't this an indictment of our educational institutions in general? I put it to you, Greg! Isn't this an indictment of our entire American society? Well, you can do what you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you bad-mouth the United States of America! Gentlemen!

BushwickBK's Jeremy Sapienza has more analysis of the case and Ridgewood Bushwick's role while Dan Bush from the Greenpoint Star checks in on how local businesses in the Triangle are doing. Shake 'N Bake.

*Domino received most of the attention during last Tuesday's board meeting, but it overshadowed two important developments which deserve another glance. The board passed a resolution asking the Department of Transportation to move their storage facility on Kent and South 6th Street and make way for a park. That one could take a while, compared with 65 Commercial Street, which is part of the Rezoning

*Earlier, GREC's Jan Peterson made the group's formal ask to the board to support their plan for redeveloping the Greenpoint Hospital site after reiterating their vision to the press in January. Housing and Preservation Development says that they will award the RFP to one of the four groups (St. Nicholas NPC is the GREC-favored ally) in contention. What I want to know is when MikeRoch begins to pull a Steve McCroskey as the RFP date nears. Next week? Before Passover? Should I be worried?
*Steve "Land Use" Levin had a busy week last week, visiting community boards, speaking out against Rose Plaza and Domino, helping his cousin Sandy take over Ways and Means (just kidding). This week for the Councilman is less hectic, but he is still has his hands in a number of areas from esplanades to transit concerns, and he is quietly earning the respect from senior CB1 members in the process.

*Let's' talk shopping for a second. Earlier this month, The New Yorker's Patricia Marx wrote about shopping in Brooklyn with the core argument of her article focusing on the reason why so many newcomers to the city settle in Brooklyn. It's not the artists, it's the lifestyle of easygoing aspirational consumption, which attracts them. Some of her neighborhood reports come across a bit snobby (references to Brooklyn women being less likely to wear heels for one), but mostly it's a joyous jaunt through the borough's commercial strips. Once in Williamsburg, Marx stops not at Jumelle, Amarcord or Love Brigade, but at CC McGurr's store Fille de Joie and spends most of her time in housewares (Moon River Chattal) and interior design (Future Perfect). In Greenpoint, she stops at Alter, one of her favorites, before giving Beacon's Closet a much-deserved needling.

*Finally, back to food. The NYTimes is in love with the Pickleback, not to mention the Pickletini, which are extracted from a jar of McClures Pickles and served at the Bushwick Country Club. Meanwhile, another condo opened in the Lower East Side where my great-grandmother's tenement once stood. Bottoms up guys.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Any follow up on Moishe Indig, board member of UJCare, being named on of the top ten worst landlords in NYC by the Village Voice? Also, you may want to look into whether Needelman's office has represented tenants in any of Indig's buildings. Maybe a conflict of interest to represent Indig's UJCare in the Triangle lawsuit, right?