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Brooklyn Heights in the News

The Brooklyn Paper reports several new restaurants to open in the New Year, The NY Times profiles Jed Walentas of Two Trees Management, and the Observer notes actress Amy Ryan is moving to the Heights.


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For Pete’s Sake! Fulton Ferry Restaurant Closes

Pete’s Downtown Helped Revitalize Historic Area

Pete’s Downtown, at the corner of Water and Old Fulton streets, with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background. Eagle file photo.

By Raanan Geberer

FULTON FERRY — Regular visitors to, and residents of, the Fulton Ferry area were surprised that Pete’s Downtown restaurant at 2 Water Street, a fixture in the neighborhood since the 1980s, was not only closed but empty.

An employee of this newspaper yesterday called owner Pete Thristino, who said he wasn’t able to renew his lease with the building owner. According to Property Shark, the building, also known as 1 Old Fulton St., is owned by “Danube LLC” at 45 Main St., Suite 602.

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Grimaldi’s To Move to Historic Building

Eagle photo by Raanan Geberer


Grimaldi’s pizzeria at Old Fulton Street is as busy as ever, with tourists waiting on line. But around the corner, at 1 Front St., electricians, carpenters and others are busy preparing for Grimaldi’s big move on Nov. 28. That’s right — Grimaldi’s is moving to this historic 19th-century bank building, which has housed several restaurants and bars in the recent past. Grimaldi’s was involved in a long-running dispute with its landlord.


Grimaldi’s Problems: You Wouldn’t Know About Them From the Lines


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PowerHouse Arena Presents Authors of Vegan Cookbook

BROOKLYN — On Thursday, Nov. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m., the powerHouse Arena, 37 Main St., will present Joy Pierson, Angel Ramos and Jorge Pineda, who will talk about their new cookbook, The Candle 79 Cookbook: Modern Vegan Classics From New York’s Premier Sustainable Restaurant. They will also offer treats from the restaurant’s menu.

Eating vegan food doesn’t mean you have to make sacrifices. In fact, it can be indulgent, refined, and satisfying. With the new Candle 79 Cookbook, even meat lovers can savor delicious, bountiful, earthly delights in an eco-minded fashion without feeling like they are missing out.

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New Restaurant Opened on Smith Street

Grub Street checks out Battersby in Cobble Hill:

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Soup Festival Coming to Smith Street

Passers-by enjoy soup in front of Apartment 138. Photos courtesy of Bette Stoltz

SMITH STREET — The Foodies of New York came by the thousands last year, and they loved it. Soup is everyone’s secret pleasure, but all too often it just doesn’t get the respect and attention it deserves on the menu and in the reviews.

So Smith’s Street’s Restaurant Row set out to do something about this injustice and is once again dedicating an autumn afternoon to an homage to everything from minestrone to avgolemono, from lobster bisque to mulligatawney, from mondongo to pumpkin, from matzoh ball to gumbo. This year’s soup festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22.

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