Visions for Vacancies: What Will Replace NY Perks?

The bottle-service lounge on Smith St. has shuttered. Let's pour one out, then powwow about what the block needs.

After being mysteriously closed for several weeks, NY Perks is at last no more, confirmed neighborhood blog Pardon Me For Asking on Wednesday. 

The bottle-service lounge had suffered a series of noise complaints from neighbors, crimes targeting patrons and even shots fired outside of the doors, during its brief tenancy on Smith Street.

Now, instead of a menu advertising $6 Coconut Shrimp Egg Rolls and $225 Peach Ciroc, a "For Rent" sign hangs in the window.

With 3400 square feet to play with, what type of business would you put in the space at 193 Smith Street?

The block is already home to a Rite Aid, Chase bank, Met Food, two bar/restaurants—Char No. 4, Ceol pub—and two clothing shops. So what would make the best new addition to the neighborhood?

Ponder the options and, if so inclined, tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

Roseann Natale January 03, 2013 at 08:29 PM
I would love to see an old Army & Navy Store again in the neighborhood. Affordable Jeans, Boots, OutDoor Work Cloths, OverAlls, Socks, Pea Coats. This is still a working class neighborhood....a more expensive one..but one none the less. Roseann Natale... mingroe@aol.com
Roy Williams March 27, 2013 at 09:09 PM
What happen to the Standish hotel? I think that is the name. Roy Williams...ottim49@yahoo.com
lois March 28, 2013 at 11:10 AM
The Standish Hotel on Columbia Heights in Brooklyn Heights is now a rental unit, since it was sold by the Jehovah's Witnesses a few years ago. It's a long time since it operated as a residential hotel, since the Watchtower organization had it for quite a few years. The apartments are beautiful, but on the expensive side.


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