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BBP Concessions: Somethings Old; Something Moved; Somethings New; Somethings Gone

Brooklyn Bridge Park announced a lineup of concessionaires for the Park this coming spring and summer. Returning to Pier 1 will be the Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar and Blue Marble Ice Cream. Calexico Carne Asada (photo), which was missing last summer, will return, but to a new location, the Main and Plymouth streets entrance to […]

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Mr. J.’s Dine in Brooklyn Halftime Report

Today (Friday, March 23) marks the halfway point of the Dine in Brooklyn event (also see here), in which local restaurants are offering three course dinners for $25.00 and lunches for $20.12 (Geddit?). Karl, bringing his cam and a friend, sampled the offerings at River Cafe and Baluchi’s. Video after the jump.

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Mr. J. Has the Dine in Brooklyn Lunch at River Cafe

Karl gets the lunch special for “Dine in Brooklyn” at River Cafe, and is pleased with what he gets for his $20.11.

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City Comptroller Auditing River Cafe Lease Payments

River Cafe owner “Buzzy” O’Keefe’s lease deal for the upscale restaurant is being examined by the City Comptroller in the wake of city auditors’ conclusion that O’Keefe’s other ritzy waterfront establishment, Water Club, on the Manhattan shore, had shortchanged the city by under-reporting cash sales. New York Post: Comptoller John Liu today confirmed that he’s […]

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VP Biden and Wife Dine at River Cafe

Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife enjoyd a delayed Valentine’s Day celebratory luncheon at the River Cafe. New York Daily News: Vice President Biden swooped into the city yesterday and treated his wife, Jill, to a belated Valentine’s Day meal in Brooklyn. Trailed by a phalanx of Secret Service agents, the Bidens swept […]

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CB2 Approves River Cafe Cabaret License

Last night, a CB2 committee approved a cabaret license for Dumbo’s River Cafe without much of a battle in a 6-1 vote. The swank eatery, which earned its first Michelin Star this year, was revealed by the Post this week to only pay $5,536 a month in rent, while the restaurant’s tasting menu is $125 […]

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Art Damage: River Cafe Sues Over Waterfalls

The New York Post reports that the River Cafe is suing the New York Public Art Fund and Danish artist Olafur Eliasson for $3 million in damages they claim were the direct result of last year’s NYC Waterfalls art installation along the East River. New York Post: There were 90 to 120 days of saltwater […]

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American Idol’s Date in Brooklyn Heights

American Idol Taylor Hicks and contest winner Julie Courtney hit Brooklyn Heights last week as part of Live with Regis and Kelly’s “Dating with the Stars”. Fast forward to the 4:18 mark and see Mr. Soul Patrol and friend yuck it up on the Promenade and at the River Cafe.

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Tree Killin’ Waterfall

As I snapped this photo on Sunday afternoon during a jaunt to the Pop Up Park, I thought to myself, “Geez that waterfall sure must be buggin’ the River Cafe folks.”  Forgetting that observation instantly, I finished my watermelon juice and went home.  Amazingly, the New York Post reports today that the wonderful NYC Waterfalls […]

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