Every July since 1903, the streets of Williamsburg are home to the Giglio Feast; a rare constant in this rapidly evolving Brooklyn neighborhood. Sonny Mangone grew up with the Feast and explains what it takes to make a 4-ton statue ‘dance.’
On November 4, 2014, Gus Vlahavas, longtime proprietor of Tom’s Restaurant in Prospect Heights, passed away due to respiratory complications. He was beloved by so many and his warmth and spirit will be greatly missed. It was our privilege to spend time with him, and he taught us the true meaning of the Greek word filoxenia – “You welcome the stranger like a friend, and then you absorb them in and make them like your family.” Our thoughts and love go out to his family.
Joe & Sarah have seen Williamsburg change from a working-class immigrant community to a hipster haven. But Caffe Capri still maintains its old-school character and is a favorite spot for residents both old and new, thanks in no small part to the charms of its owners.