- This Greenpoint artist uses discarded glass found on the street and McCarren Park turf to create mini sculptures [DNAinfo]
- Here’s what Central Park looked like in the 80s…a lot different than today. [Gothamist].
- What if Nike sold oranges and Apple made iMilk? An artist reimagines fashionable brands as they’d exist in the grocery store. [Fast Co. Design]
- You won’t think your apartment is so small after watching this video of people trying to live in a 112-square-foot “house.” [Buzzfeed]
- LES “farm to sandwich” favorite Black Tree is opening a chef’s counter in Williamsburg. They’ll even use local designers to deck out the space. [Bedford + Bowery]
- Wouldn’t it be nice to walk down the street and hear a tune from an organ grinder and his “regally outfitted capuchin monkey?” Here’s a history of the grinders’ sudden demise. [Ephemeral NY]
Plenty of new restaurants and bars have been popping up on the Lower East Side over the last few years, but one of the more recent standout eateries to appear is Black Tree. This Brooklyn transplant has only been around for a little more than a year, but their incredible menu has drawn in everyone from food critics at the Wall Street Journal and Zagat to Guy Fieri—who by the way can be seen dusting Black Tree sandwich crumbs from his goatee in an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
We recently caught up with Mac Sillick and Sandy Hall, the owners and culinary creatives behind the delicious Downtown venture, to chat about their business. Find out about their “farm to sandwich” approach, why they only use locally sourced food, and why they moved their business from Crown Heights to the Lower East Side.
**GIVEAWAY**: The fellas are also offering up one lucky reader ‘drinks for two’ at the Black Tree bar. Keep reading to find out how you can enjoy some organic cocktails on the house!