From The New York Shitty Inbox: Wish Fulfillment

April 11, 2010 by
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Many of you recall that Socrates Diner closed its doors several months ago. There has been much speculation as to why this came to pass. Truth be told I am just as in the dark as you are. However, I can state with 100% certainly what is going to take its place. Brace yourself for some very  good news!

Jay writes:

From the sign in the window it looks like Socrates restaurant will soon become Bombay Garden. Glad to see an Indian restaurant but sorry to goodbye to the ol’ Greek place.

Yours truly (who has wanted an Indian restaurant in Greenpoint for some time) had to  see this with her own eyes. To this end I headed to 651 Manhattan Avenue without delay. Sure enough, he was right.

What’s more, when I walked by they were busy at work!

Bombay Garden
651 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

I have no idea when Bombay Palace will opens its doors. However, I did get an E.T.A. for another restaurant-to-be in the Garden Spot.

Per a worker, Vamos al Tequila* will be opening in roughly three weeks!

Vamos al Tequila
Opening Date: ~May 1, 2010 (Perhaps in time for Cinco De Mayo?!?)
162 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

*Which, as I reported two weeks ago, is rumored to be the brainchild of the folks behind 7A.


One Comment on From The New York Shitty Inbox: Wish Fulfillment

  1. superclam on Sun, 11th Apr 2010 7:34 pm
  2. Having eaten (is that correct grammar? Having eated? Done ate?) in Socrates every weekend for the better part of 2 years, I got friendly with the owner, Nick, and I can tell you that the reason they closed is simple: money.
    They just weren’t making enough to cover their expenses and the lease ran out.
    They were a great family-friendly place and we met some really nice people there with whom we are still friends, so I miss Socrates dearly.
    That being said, INDIAN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD???!!!!!
    WHOOOO HOOOO!!!!!!!
    I hope it’s decent!!

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