An EXCLUSIVE First Look at the Vanderbilt 80 Years Ago

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Photo: Courtesy of the Vanderbilt

We’ve seen restaurant PR get more and more into the plywood thing — Aureole and Marea offered bloggers hard-hat tours, and Aureole even had a Flickr page of its construction. But this is a bit much — a publicist has sent over these exclusive pre-pre-pre-plywood shots of 635 Bergen, where Ben Daitz of Num Pang and Saul Bolton of Saul are working on a Prospect Heights project called the Vanderbilt (the entrance is at 570 Vanderbilt). With Bolton still planning the menu, they can’t give specifics other than that it’ll open late summer or early fall and have a “cool” vibe (read: fancy cocktails), but there you have it — an EXCLUSIVE first look!