Not a sports bar. Not stadium blowback.
This place would be opening on 5th Avenue (or 7th, some years back before that) if the rent were feasible.
4th Avenue needs to develop neighborhood amenities and have more people on the sidewalks instead of being a desolate strip of iron-gate storefronts.
The traffic will always be there as downtown, area neighborhoods and Manhattan absolutely need major arteries serving it instead of sending big trucks and higher volumes passing through smaller neighborhood streets.
With restaurants it will be more like 1st, 2nd and 3rd avenues in Manhattan. Busy streets but every bit of shopping and restaurants have made those avenues far more attractive and useful to the public and served the massive shift of people in recent decades back to living in cities. If people in all the new apartment buildings on 4th etc. were not offset by more local restaurants, shopping and other amenities people would complain even more about how overcrowded everything has become in the Slope.
But all that is beside the point.
This is not a sports bar. It's a great niche German restaurant that happens to serve a great selection of foreign and craft beers.
Like so many of the interesting places that have improved 5th from desolate barrio to what it is today and exactly the sort of thing that makes this NYC and Brooklyn, not Applebees in timbuktu.
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