Local bakeries have closed for good, the outdoor dining scene is spectacular, new businesses are opening, there is still a line at Trader Joe’s, gyms are back open and the loss of some neighborhood institutions. Our roundup of neighborhood news:

  • Bad news for bread lovers! Pain Quotidien on Montague Street, Maison Kayser and Black Seed Bagels on Court Street have closed and it seems like they closed for good.


  • Red Hook is definitely worth a visit, whether it is for the pandemic pop-up park that will stay till at least the end of 2020 at the NYC and Governors Island Ferry Terminal, the pump track at Harold Ickes Playground or outdoor dining at Hoek Pizza


  • There is still a line at Trader Joe’s on Court Street, the location at CityPoint has much less of a wait in general

  • Brooklyn’s outdoor dining scene is spectacular and we are thrilled it will stay until end of October and will be back for summer 2021. Vinegar Hill House is also back open, you can eat your favorites in their wild backyard garden or “new” sidewalk seating. Plus, they turned the restaurant into a cheese and wine shop, you can grab provisions, snacks and wine to take home.

  • While a bunch of beloved neighborhood institutions have closed for good including Brooklyn Roasting Company on DUMBO’s Jay Street, Casa Montessori daycare in Carroll Gardens, Jack the Horse Tavern in Brooklyn Heights, there are new businesses opening. Eladia’s Kids daycare and preschool on Court Street in Cobble Hill is ready to open, a new pilates studio is coming to Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights and lululemon at City Point.

  • Gyms are reopening including Chelsea Piers, the Y and Gleason’s Gym. No indoor group classes of any kind but socially distanced work-outs are allowed.