Alien Cafe, Wythe Hotel Rooftop and Snow Cones Spice Up Williamsburg

By Meredith Hoffman on May 16, 2012 1:35pm 

The Brooklyn Fox lingerie boutique in Williamsburg opened a new clothing store on North Fifth Street and Bedford Avenue this month.
The Brooklyn Fox lingerie boutique in Williamsburg opened a new clothing store on North Fifth Street and Bedford Avenue this month.
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Openings

Plopping next to boutiques Red Pearl and Pinkyotto, Brooklyn Fox clothing store set up this month on the corner of North Fifth Street and Bedford Avenue. Women wanting underwear can also take advantage of its lingerie shop just down the block.

On the same strip snow cones are now available from Handsome Dan's Stand in the Williamsburg Mini Mall, with a candy-cane-striped pole in the middle of the store, Grub Street reported. Patrons can choose from chili passion fruit, thyme dream and plenty other flavors to spice up their ice.

To warm up after slurping down a snow cone, diners can walk a few blocks toward the water to the new cafe Sweetleaf, the Long Island City-based coffee shop that expanded this week to Kent Avenue and North Sixth Street.

Or, for an alcohol-filled beverage, The Wythe Hotel now offers classy cocktails and a rooftop patio near McCarren Park. The luxurious spot opened for guests two weeks ago and has already been drawing a crowd.

Also just opened are the Greek diner Alien Cafe on Grand Street, and a juice bar operating out of the Second Stop Cafe by the Lorimer Street station on the L train.

On the Horizon

A dance studio, Nieves Latin Dance, is on its way to 570 Grand St., for those looking to perfect their salsa moves.

And summer recreational opportunities abound, with the newly refurbished McCarren Pool opening June 28 and The Well beer hall also on its way near the Montrose L train stop.

Closings

Millenium Health Foods has moved from its 241 Bedford Ave. location.

Sweetleaf opened on Kent Avenue this week after years in Long Island City.
Sweetleaf opened on Kent Avenue this week after years in Long Island City.
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