15 Jun - 2012

New York Times: Turn Left At The Roses

“At the corner of Smith and Second Place, a former parking lot, lies an emblem of change. It’s the sleekly renovated entrance to the F and G trains, still gleaming since reopening last summer, with a manicured plaza out front marked by cool steel planters of ornamental grasses. And, oh, there’s a brand-new Momofuku Milk Bar (No. 360 Smith Street), where the espresso milkshake and the Cubano croissant are two of the latest additions to the booming menu options along the stretch. Longtime residents could not have imagined this turn of events — a starkly modern milk bar across from the community garden that huddles up against the old brick substation. But they seem to have taken it in stride.”

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