Columbia Street Is Smith Street ... on Sleeping Pills

How symbolic is this?

There’s a theory floating around the Brooklyn waterfront that Columbia Street, with all of its aspirational restaurant openings and Pok-Pok’ing, is soon to be a food destination as desirable as Smith Street. Doing no service to himself, negative Nelly Anthony Capone, the owner of Alma on Columbia Street and the new crab shack by Fairway, says the sleepy street isn’t as promising as it appears, blaming bad transportation and a lousy winter season. But who knows, with cheap rent and good parking, Columbia could indeed keep up with the Smiths. [Brooklyn Paper]