01/30/17 12:54pm

gotham market

Fort Greene has hit peak gentrification–there’s a food hall on the ground floor of one of those fancy new apartment buildings clustered near BAM.

Despite how you may feel about the numerous luxury towers dotting the landscape of Downtown Brooklyn (and there are more on the way, along with more food halls), there is little doubt Gotham Market at the Ashland will be a boon to eaters and drinkers.

Local outfit UrbanGlass designed fixtures for the space. Photo: Georgia Kral

Local outfit UrbanGlass designed fixtures for the space. Photo: Georgia Kral

The 16,000 square-foot space is impressively laid out, with different rooms that flow naturally into one another and consistent design elements throughout. It’s modern industrial chic, complemented by warm lighting and pretty glass light fixtures designed locally by UrbanGlass.

“We wanted to honor the neighborhood,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, President of Gotham Properties and Hospitality.

It wouldn't be a Brooklyn food hall without pizza. Photo: Georgia Kral

It wouldn’t be a Brooklyn food hall without brick oven pizza, like these slices from Apizza Regionale. Photo: Georgia Kral

And then there’s the food and drink.

The space is anchored by a central bar called Bar Granger, named for a group of local tradesmen from 1850s-era Fort Greene. It is the first of four concepts at the Ashland from John Stage, the founder of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. The others are Flip Bird, Apizza Regionale, which slings very good brick-oven pizza and charcuterie, and Egg at the Bird, a breakfast counter that will open in early spring. (more…)