Welcome to the Cobble Hill Weekly Newsletter!
This week, we have exciting news from Cobble Hill. The Chocolate Room is offering three different flavors of hot chocolate, Bobbi's Italian Beef has moved to Cobble Hill, L'Appartement 4f has opened its own space, Audrey Gelman's homewares store, the Six Bells, is decked out for the holiday season, Maya Hawke is a Cobble Hill icon, the NYC Department of Transportation has unveiled its first draft of design possibilities for the reconstruction of the BQE, and Baxt Ingui has completed a major overhaul of a four-story brick row house. Plus, Magi and Mike, a couple living in Cobble Hill, are expecting their first child in 2022.
Stay tuned for more updates from Cobble Hill!
The Chocolate Room in Cobble Hill offers three different flavors of hot chocolate: Dark Hot Chocolate, Spiced Hot Chocolate and Classic Hot Chocolate. They also have other sweet treats like Chocolate Caramel Corn and Chocolate Truffle Boxes.
Bobbi's Italian Beef has moved to Cobble Hill, bringing their hot Italian beef sandwiches to 228 Smith Street (between Douglass Street and Butler Street). They've also got Chicago dogs, pan pizzas, bar seating, and sports on the TVs.
L'Appartement 4f, a bakery in Cobble Hill, has opened its own space. Their croissant is a must-try!
On a gloomy morning in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, Audrey Gelman's homewares store, the Six Bells, was decked out for the holiday season with festive decorations, including a sumptuous Christmas tree and a selection of Hanukkah items. Gelman, a former chief executive of the women’s co-working space, the Wing, opened the store eight months ago and has been enjoying a slower pace of growth.
Maya Hawke, daughter of Cobble Hill icon Ethan Hawke and frame disruptor Uma Thurman, has the rare gift of looking like an exact 50/50 split between her parents’ features. She's starred in Stranger Things, Fosse/Verdon, and Death Stranding.
Magi and Mike, a couple living in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, are expecting their first child in 2022. Despite the tumultuous year, they are determined to bring a baby into the world. This project tells the story of their journey, from their engagement to the birth of their daughter, Ava Jayne Figueroa.
The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) unveiled its first draft of design possibilities for the reconstruction of the “Central” portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday night. The 1.5-mile strip runs from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street and includes the triple-cantilever underlying the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The three design variations, dubbed “The Stoop,” “The Terraces” and “The Lookout,” involve a partial or full replacement of the retaining wall and feature two lanes of traffic plus a shoulder, which could possibly be repurposed as an HOV or mass transit lane. The designs also include an “enhanced Promenade” and variations on ways to connect from the Promenade to Brooklyn Bridge Park below. The meeting was attended by residents from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, and Cobble Hill.
Baxt Ingui, a 40-year-old firm, recently completed a major overhaul of a four-story brick row house in Cobble Hill. The project included restoring the exterior brick facade, replacing windows, adding great expanses of glass, restoring the original staircase and mirrors, and creating massive new archways. The Insider has the in-depth look.