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Related to build nearly 50 condos at Tribeca development site

From left: Jeff Blau, 270 and 264 West Street The Related Companies’ Tribeca project at the site of the former Ponte family restaurant will be a 152,000 square-foot condominium building with approximately 46 units at 268 West Street, a company spokesperson told The Real Deal. Related paid the Ponte family $115 million earlier this year for a six-parcel development site on West Street between Desbrosses and Vestry streets, The Real Deal previously reported. The city has approved plans to demolish four buildings on the site, 33 and 35 Desbrosses Street and 264 and 268 West Street, city records filed today show. Permits have also been filed to demolish 270 West Street. The company expects sales to begin next year…

Hay Rosie Scoops Dinner-Inspired Flavors in Carroll Gardens

Lemon and raspberry cones, ready for licking. Photo: Hay Rosie “We’re trying to balance between ‘This is insane’ and ‘This is delicious,’” says Stef Ferrari, owner of Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream Co. as she feeds me a sample of Bonfire at the Beach–mesquite smoked sweet cream with candied pineapple and coconut scratch (more later on “scratch”). A former beer brewer, Ferrari took inspiration from her background in positioning Hay Rosie as a micro-creamery, which she opened in May. An amalgam of a Brooklyn Brewery-style factory and a neighborhood ice cream store, all of Hay Rosie’s artisan ice creams are handmade from…

Three Easy Ways to Get from Door to Shore

Boarding the NYC Beach Bus on Metropolitan Avenue. Photo: Annaliese Griffin When we learned that Rockabus wouldn’t be making any trips to the beach this summer, we were decidedly bummed—riding a school bus to the Queens coastline with a cooler full of cold ones clamped between our knees was the most convenient way we’d come across to get to the Rockaways. We hear that Rockabus founders, Sam Morrill and Ryan Hefner, are working on a way to bring their shuttle-bus business back bigger and better than ever next year (the…