Sunday, March 8, 2015

Store of the Day: Baba's Deli and Coffee Shop

Baba's Deli is located right over the border from the Greenwood Heights section of Sunset Park in Park Slope on 5th Avenue and Prospect Avenue.  The store was started 25 years ago by Stephen the owner who is an immigrant from Guyana. The original name was Baba's Indo/Pak West Indian Grocery. As the neighborhood changed it went through several makeovers becoming Baba's Convenience Store in 1974 and as the neighborhood underwent a wave of gentrification it materialized to it's current version Baba's Deli and Coffee shop 9 years ago. It's one of those immigrant success stories that hear quite often in New York City. He started the business borrowing money from his mother in-law whose nickname is Baba, hence the name of the store. Stephen also has a degree in architecture and also runs a small construction company and owns EZ Laundromat on 4th Avenue and 14th street. He has been on our website for some years now and just added a new Menu to his Deli. Yes he delivers check out his Menu and give him a call if he's within delivery distance.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Weir-McGovern Greenhouse Finally Getting a Makeover

The Weir-Mc Govern Greenhouse which has been a landmark in the neighborhood since it was built in 1879. Owned by the Mc Govern  family until they could no longer make a profit, they sold it to the Green Wood Cemetery in 2011 and it is finally seeing it's renovation phase. Located in the Greenwood section of Sunset Park on 25th street the location is today covered in tarp and fenced in for renovations. The signs indicate that the construction and renovations will be completed by December 2015 and will become a visitors center for Green Wood Cemetery.