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Know Your Side Street

Brooklyn’s latest portal for cheap eats, stylish shops, and Simpsons- themed pinball sits just off the Williamsburg Bridge, on Havemeyer Street between South 4th and Grand Streets.


1. Lodge
(318 Grand St., at Havemeyer St.; 718-486-9400)
Highly caloric comfort food (country-fried steak, pulled pork, Gouda mac ’n’ cheese) in a faux-rustic setting.

2. Rabbits
(120 Havemeyer St.; 718-384-2181)
A tiny boutique stocked with oversize shades, vintage Dior bags, and silky kimonos imported by owner Saori Kuno.

3. Billy’s Marketplace
(130 Havemeyer St.; 718-782-6300)
Its sign looks suspiciously like the familiar green Brooklyn Brewery logo, but this is actually a C-Town grocery.

4. Spokes & Strings
(140 Havemeyer St.; 718-599-2409)
Custom city bikes with light alloy frames and concrete-ready track wheels.

5. Glamour Garage
(141 Havemeyer St.; 718-388-6444)
This sister salon to Hello Beautiful on Bedford Avenue includes a second-floor tattoo parlor.

6. Satellite Lounge
(143 Havemeyer St.; no phone)
A new bar that fills a hole in rival Barcade’s repertoire: pinball. There are five machines here, each with cup holders.

7. Arepa Arepa
(160 Havemeyer St.; 718-388-5797)
Try the camarones arepa: a corn cake stuffed with shrimp, onion, and garlic in a spicy chipotle sauce.

8. Sweet Virginia
(164 Havemeyer St.; 718-963-3999)
Vintage finds altered to appear more modern.

9. Modish
(188 Havemeyer St.; 718-858-0836)
Nike Dunks, graphic tees, and puffer coats for sophisticated skaters.


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