Pity the tenants who live above Oval Cafe. Sun-baked Mexican workers (documents, please) have been buzzing away all day on both Saturday and Sunday trying to finish the outside patio extension of Oval Cafe, an extension that's sorely needed considering the empty chairs already present. No word yet if these tenants will be getting a rent reduction because of this disturbance to their weekend peace and quiet. Perhaps, at the very least, they'll get a free stale muffin from the cafe's day remainders.
The cafe (nicknamed "Cafe Kubrick"--although nothing in a Kubrick film is as ugly) now has an expanded menu. "Housemade Ice Cream Sandwiches" will cost you $5, while smoothies $4 for 12oz size and $6 for 16 oz. Poppi Al' Pizza is $5 for a 7-inch "personal cheese pie."
I went inside to check the servings and was shocked to find tiny (I mean tiny) muffins selling for $2.50. Doughnuts, btw, are $3. I had to laugh, however, at spotting those one-serving cereal boxes on display. I mean, who in the hell in Stuy Town is so lazy and wealthy not to have cereal at home, but a need to buy and eat it in Cafe Kubrick? You really have to wonder at the intelligence of the customers here and/or the cafe planners.
Oh, I forgot to mention a few weeks back, but when Cafe Kubrick opened, the wall pictures where photos of old Stuy Town. I guess that was too traumatic and revelatory for the powers that be, because they were quickly replaced.
Of course, Cafe Kubrick does not check to see if its customers are residents or their guests. Which should be standard operating procedure, as this policy is what makes this cafe properly zoned.
Which reminds me that today I saw three people walk out of Stuy Town with their purchases from the Greenmarket. Clearly not residents and their guests. The "for residents and their guests" game continues. Thanks, Dan!
Well, at least there was this amusement today. An online article on Stuy Town had this photo of a Stuy Town Tenant Association meeting:
The author of the article copped the photo from an old blog post here, unaware that the photo (of a 1943 protest in Seattle) was a joke. But, yes, we are thousands and thousands strong. You better believe it.