Ridgewood, Queens


Ridgewood, Bushwick's slower-to-gentifry industrial neighbor, has factories abound, but also must-visit addresses and a Manhattan view worth trekking for.

Alex and I spent a Sunday afternoon roaming, checking out what was happening at Western Beef. Oh, and popping by the below: 

To Do/See

  • Trans-Pecos: a grungey concert venue located in the former Silent Barn space, one of the first addresses that drew a younger crew to this neighborhood.
  • Knockdown Center: a gorgeous, industrial exhibition/gallery space. If I end up finding a dude who wants to make an honest woman out of me, the party is happening here.
  • Vander-Ende Onderdonk House: a traditional Dutch farmhouse that hosts events that aim to preserve the history of the 'hood.

To Eat/Drink

  • bun-ker: Vietnamess street food served up in a tiny restaurant with community tables and smiley service. The pho isn't the cheapest, but it sure is good.
  • Rosa's: grab a grandma slice and take a load off in the diner-style booths.
  • Forest Pork Store: exactly what it sounds like. Go get your carnivore on.

Have a reliable recommendation or sweet spot to share? Go crazy in the comments section.