11/26/12 6:32pm

Gran Electrica

(Photo by Scoboco)

[UPDATE: Happy hour has been updated. It is between 5:30-6:30pm]

Gran Electrica is now offering happy hour specials (starting today, 11/26/2012), Monday-Friday, between 5:30-6:30p pm in their bar area. You may have tried their excellent tacos, tortas, and ceviches, but if you haven’t tried their tasty cocktails, bring a co-worker or friend and try them out. The Margarita de Toronja Picante, a Habanero-infused tequila, Combier, lime juice, fresh grapefruit juice, jalapeño syrup, spicy grapefruit salt or Mi Michelada, a refreshing Tecate Lager based cocktail with Valentina hot sauce, Worcestershire, lime, Clamato juice, celery & chili piquin salt are great choices. They also have Mexican beers, sodas, and Spanish wines on the menu.

NY Times reviewed Gran Electrica earlier this month.

Gran Eléctrica (granelectrica.com)
5 Front Street (at Old Fulton Street), Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (718) 852-2700

Mon-Thu Dinner 6pm-10:30pm, Bar 12am
Fri Dinner 6pm-11:30pm, Bar 1am
Sat/Sun Brunch 12pm-3pm
Sat Dinner 5pm-10:30pm, Bar 1am
Sun Dinner 5pm-11:30pm, Bar 12am

{Gran Electrica Opens, 26Mar2012}
{Dumbo Food News, 12Oct2012}

11/12/12 4:22pm

Redbeard Bikes

A bicycle shop, Redbeard Bikes, opened at 165 Front Street in Dumbo last week. The shop replaces the former NOS Men’s store, which is relocating to a larger space at 81 Front Street. The hurricane pushed back the launch and construction of the store, but they’re open for business. Owner Ilya Nikhamin says that they will be selling performance bicycle brands, offering top-notch road titanium and carbon-fiber bikes such as Lynskey Performance Design and Parlee as well as Brompton folding bikes.

They will also sell parts and accessories (helmets, lights, pedals, shoes, and seats) and handle repairs. Welcome to Dumbo, Ilya!

Redbeard Bikes (redbeardbikes.com)
165 Front Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

10/09/12 5:00pm


The following two condos are new to the Dumbo Brooklyn market for the week of September 30 – October 7, 2012:

  • 10/05/2012: 100 Jay Street #9E (Corcoran), $680,000 ($850/sf), $537/mo cc, $14/mo tax, 800sf, 1 bed, 1 bath
  • 10/06/2012: 84 Front Street #9C (Corcoran), $995,000 ($815/sf), $875/mo cc, $160/mo tax, 1220sf, 2 bed, 2 bath

(100 Jay Street, #9E)

This one bedroom apartment features 9’4″ ceilings with a balcony facing north. J Condo is a 33 story building with 267 apartments, built in 2007. As a reference point, E line apartments have been renting betwen $3,000 – $3,300 per month. There have been 292 recorded sales for an average of $857 per square feet.

(84 Front Street, #9C)

This 2 bedroom condo includes a balcony and was also listed for rental in May 2012 for $3,900. There have been 74 recorded sales for an average of $765 per square feet.

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08/24/12 11:00am

(68 Jay Street storefront rendering)

The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission lists the following two items in Dumbo and one in Fulton Ferry Historic District (via Community Board No. 2):

  • 1 Old Fulton Street — Fulton Ferry Historic District — A Greek Revival style saloon and hotel building built in 1835, and altered in the Italianate style in the 1860s. Application is to modify the storefront with French doors, retaining the existing residential entrance, columns, bay window, and cornice, with the last element extended around the building.
  • 68 Jay Street — DUMBO Historic District — A Daylight Factory style building with transitional American Round Arch style elements designed by William Higginson and built in 1915. Application is for a master plan for the storefronts, including a standardized signage scheme, and removal of the existing awnings, flat panel signs, bracket signs, lighting and conduit that are current LPC violations.
  • 117 Front Street — DUMBO Historic District — Application is to modify the storefront, including new wall signage, canvas blade sign, louver venting for HVAC, and window graphics. This is the new Pinkberry store location.

Image courtesy of Community Board No. 2.

08/22/12 10:37am

Brooklyn Flea Dumbo

Crain’s New York reported yesterday that Nos Boutique signed a 10 year lease for 3,200 square feet ($45 a square foot) at 81 Front Street (on the corner of Washington Street). Nos currently occupies a women’s boutique at 117 Front Street and a men’s store on 165 Front Street and will combine the two at their new location.

The location at 117 Front Street will become a Pinkberry frozen yogurt location.

The new shops are planning on opening in October. 50 Washington Street, which is the other half of the ground level (which was part of 81 Front) will be a new concept store by West Elm (3,400 square feet).

117 Front Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

Nos Boutique (nosboutique.com)
81 Front Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

West Elm Market (Opened October 2012)
50 Washington Street, Brooklyn NY 11201