I’ve lived in Greenpoint for the better part of ten years now and it’s amazing to see the sort of changes the neighborhood is going through. While some of them are less than desirable and involve giant glass buildings without much character (or the affordable housing those buildings are supposed to offer), some of them are wonderful and involve long-dormant buildings and homes being turned into beautiful spaces. In our Design*Sponge neck-of-the-woods, we’ve seen almost 10 new restaurants open in the course of a year, so many of which have incredible inspiring interiors. The latest hotspot to open happens to be directly across from our office, Coco.
Coco66 has a bit of a history in the neighborhood, having been open before and serving as a fun divey bar with live music and performances. But it was closed a while back and is now re-opening by restauranteur Michael Callahan (or Republic and Indochine). Along with a new chef, Joe Capozzi, Michael has reopened the space to include a bistro that focuses on local, seasonal food. We’d heard quite a bit of buzz online, so we decided to go check it out ourselves.
The space is full of natural light, salvaged wood details and a nice mix of vintage and new furniture. Tiny bits of Pendleton fabric, handwoven wall hangings and antique mirrors decorate the space along with kilim rugs and cacti. I’m particularly fond of all the reclaimed windows used in the space- they contribute so much to the open airy feel in the space. Now that we have this in our neighborhood, our daily take-out lunch orders might turn into lunches across the street. Thanks so much to Coco for welcoming us inside- click here for more info and to visit in person. xo, grace
Photos by Max Tielman
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