Restaurant Week on Grand Street in East Williamsburg is back for two weeks this winter.
From Monday, February 18 to Sunday, March 3, customers at the 15 participating restaurants can choose from discounted lunch and dinner prix-fixe menus.
The price for two-course lunches range from $10 to $15, while three-course dinners go from $11 to $35.
Neighborhood staples like Desy’s Clam Bar, Le Barricou, AmmazzaCaffe and Forcella are participating in the promotion. Seafood restaurant Thompson Brooke is among those new to the event.
For a full list of participating restaurants and menus, see here.
The BID is also encouraging diners to win a $50 gift certificate to a Grand Street restaurant during Restaurant Week by participating in its #DineOnGrand Instagram contest.
“It’s a good way to build community and connect residents and visitors alike to neighborhoods favorites and mainstays, as some of the new places,” said Erin Piscopink, executive director of the Grand Street Business Improvement District (BID).
With a wintry mix of snow and rain expected in the next few days, the city is issuing a travel advisory for commuters.
Light snow is already coming down today, which will transition into rain in the afternoon.
The temperatures are expected to plummet Tuesday night, causing for a messy commute.
The cold could produce spots of black ice on the road.
“We advise New Yorkers to take mass transit where possible, exercise caution and allow for extra travel time,” said Emergency Management Commissioner Joe Esposito. “Frigid temperatures will also return. Stay indoors as much as possible. If you have to go outdoors, limit your time and bundle up.”
Temperatures are expected to go back to the 40s by Sunday, and even 50 on Monday.
Loft tenants are seeking to strengthen protections for their live-work spaces, but it will require political will to get it done.
Tonight at 8 p.m., New York City Loft Tenants (NYCLT) is hosting a political rally at San Damiano Mission Church at 85 North 15th Street to kick off their push in Albany.
Among those expected to attend are City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, State Senator Julia Salazar, Assemblywoman Maritza Davila, Assemblyman Joe Lentol, Councilman Stephen Levin and Councilman Antonio Reynoso.
Three massage parlors in north Brooklyn are offering free, one-hour massages to any government worker furloughed as part of the government shutdown.
Massage Williamsburg, Massage Greenpoint and Massage Outpost in Dumbo are offering these massages to thousands of employees who have gone without a paycheck .
“It’s a really stressful time for furloughed government employees who just missed their first payday,” says Rachel Beider, owner and CEO of the three studios. “We want to do our part in supporting these folks by offering free 60-minute massages this week at any of our locations.”
The one-hour massage is valued at $120. Furloughed workers can schedule the session through the studio website or by calling a preferred location.
Please present ID prior to the session.
The massages are by appointment only. This promotion runs through January 20.
Offer valid at any location, one per client per location.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced just hours ago that the L line will not undergo a 15-month closure between Brooklyn and Manhattan as planned.
Instead, Cuomo has unveiled a new plan – never before used in the United States – that will secure the Canarsie tunnel and all of the electrical work using nights and weekends only.
According to reports, the new plan would be completed in the same timeframe as the previous shutdown plan.
The news came after the governor toured the L train tunnel with a hand-picked panel of experts and engineers late last year. Cuomo held the announcement close to the chest, as the announcement reportedly came as a shock to even city and MTA officials.
What does this mean for L train riders? There will still be headaches, especially during nights and weekends, but the 225,000 daily commuters who travel between Brooklyn and Manhattan will be spared.
Advocates are already demanding that the governor released the full plan and details of his new plan. But for now, it seems the L train shutdown is cancelled.
What does this mean for your commute? Is this good news, or bad news? Let us know in the comments below.
The Prospect-Lefferts Gardens House of the Week is a special gem.
Situated on a corner 30′ by 100′ lot, this 25′ x 50′ limestone townhouse faces all four directions for amazing light no matter the time of day. The home was originally built in 1901 and features a number of beautiful details.
Located at the corner of Bedford Ave and Maple St. it is two blocks from Prospect Park and minutes to B & Q trains and the Flatbush Avenue commercial strip, hosts to numerous cafes, restaurants and shops.