New College Restaurant is Now: South Slope cafe-restaurant

New College Restaurant is now: South Slope: cafe-restaurant

Well, here’s one for the books. The local staple New College Restaurant on 4th avenue and Union street has gone through renovations in this past month. They have broken through all the dim outer walls on that corner and created a lovely open space with sliding glass doors, similar to the look Beso had on Union and 5th (before it closed last year). New awnings now boast “South Slope.” Menus still lay claim to their history of “serving Park Slope for 25 years,” but from the looks of it the owner just decided to revamp the spot with a perhaps hipper name and contemporary look.

I always wondered about the name New (not since the early eighties?) College (there’s a college around here?) Restaurant, but what truly befuddles me is the new name. First of all 4th and Union is barely Park Slope, if anything it’s Gowanus, despite the hopes of Realtors. Second, since when is Union Street considered South Slope? I thought I lived in North Slope? Go figure.

Read More and Comment: New College Restaurant is Now “South Slope: cafe-restaurant” (Park Slope Message Board at Brooklynian.com)

6 thoughts on “New College Restaurant is Now: South Slope cafe-restaurant

  1. MARY

    WHY DON’T YOU PEOPLE LIVE EVERYONE TO DO THERE BUSINESS WITHOUT MAKING A PROBLEM. WE LIVE IN VERY HARD TIMES AND YOU MAKING COMMONS ABOUT A NAME. DID ANYONE ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR NAME NO. WHERE IS THE FREEDOM THAT APPARENTLY YOU FIND IN THIS GREAT COUNTRY OF OURS. WHEN WE HAVE PEOPLE LIKE YOU THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD. THE RESTAURANT LOOKS GREAT AND THE FOOD IS REMARKABLE. EVEN THE PRICES ARE OK FOR THESE TIMES. LET THEM GROW THEIR BUSINESS.

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  2. Frank

    Hey,
    I’m one of the old timers… Leave Steve and Jimmy along… They know what they’re doing.
    By the way… No realtors Bull Shit… This is still Park Slope. F… U all!!!

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  3. ian

    Whoa there mary, don’t pop an artery. The food here is pretty good, though. Nice to have decent diner nearby.

    As for its location – Park Slope’s western boundary is obviously 4th ave. That’s where the ground stops “sloping” If you hadn’t noticed, “Park Slope” is a very literal name. It refers to the area that slopes down from Prospect Park. It slopes down from 9th ave to 4th. West of 4th it’s very flat. Can it get any more intuitive than that?

    Whether or not the buildings on 4th ave itself can be included in the slope is up for debate, but the personality of the area gets more and more like park slope by the day, so let’s just say that it can. But no, in no way is Union st. south slope. who knows about that one.

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  4. bill kecel

    I GREW UP AT 768 UNION ST~ near SFX school; between 6th & 7th ave. Went there and then to St Augustine High/Manual TRNG~ FOND memories of the PURITY rest. on 7th Ave & Mikes Candy store on 6th ; Other names from this era= SPINNERS……BOHACKS…. TWA CRASH ON 7TH AVE 1960?; BROOKLYN EAGLE delivery: My route was Berkley PL

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