Greenpoint Loses Night Bazaar While Times Square May Gain Alfresco Food Service

Plans for the Brooklyn Night Bazaar.
Plans for the Brooklyn Night Bazaar.Photo: Brooklyn Night Bazaar

It seemed too good to be true, and it was — the Brooklyn Night Bazaar that attorney Aaron Broudo was hoping to install in Greenpoint has been kiboshed after neighbors griped about possible noise and the closure of West Street between Oak and Calyer until 2 a.m. Meanwhile, the Times Square Alliance is proving far more fun-loving than the Greenpoint Business Alliance: According to another Post item, it’s seeking up to five vendors to take orders and deliver food to the 100 tables at Times Square’s pedestrian plazas. But will Mimi Sheraton show up to protest this just like she did with those Soho pop-up cafés last week? Oh, and elsewhere in the world of makeshift outdoor eating, the scrappy Aqueduct Racetrack flea market (home of the empanada truck and others) may relocate to Coney Island, according to Amusing the Zillion.

Night market scrubbed over Greenpointers’ complaints [NYP]
Times “Square” Meals [NYP]
Aqueduct Flea Vendors Close to Deal in Coney Island [ATZ]