Duo pushing the boundaries of Bushwick with new cafe

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With the rents in Williamsburg so high, nomadic hipsters are looking to small outposts in Bushwick — but it’s hard to find a cozy couch and an espresso to wrap the pinky around in some desolate industrial areas.

It’s that demand that prompted Linda Thach and Henry Glucroft to open Little Skips at the corner of Charles Place and Willoughby Avenue — near the Myrtle Avenue JMZ hub! — this week.

“Every musician/day-job Brooklynite is moving to this part of the neighborhood, and nobody wants to cook or make his own coffee every day,” Glucroft said. “When I moved here I thought, ‘Where can I eat?’ ”

So he and Thach provided the answer: a comfortable, quiet and friendly atmosphere to enjoy music, quality coffee, quiche and pastries. Once a beer and wine license is secured, the soft, art-purveying café by day will turn to a hoppin’ set of DJs and musicians by night.

Asked why she would open any business, let alone a restaurant, in such a remote spot, Thach added, “We’re all already here, and we need to build this community — I love this part of Brooklyn and I don’t want to move away.”

Little Skips [941 Willoughby Ave. at Charles Place, (718) 484-0980]. Open Monday-Friday, 8 am–6 pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9 am–6 pm. For info, visit

Updated 5:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

lame from Bushwick says:
Can this paper even talk about Bushwick without using "outpost," "hipster," and referencing high rents in Williamsburg?
Feb. 26, 2010, 10:51 am
Dave from Clinton Hill says:
LOL! so true....
Feb. 26, 2010, 4:39 pm
JudahSpechal from Bed-Stuy says:
It is their needed reasoning for putting, a non Park Slope Dumbo, BK Heights story in the paper.
Feb. 26, 2010, 5:34 pm
Linda Thach from Bushwick says:
Thanks for the press bp.

We take our coffee very serious, and our articles even seriouser - so reading about us in you was just great.

I'm sitting in my cafe reading about myself in your paper! It's hillarious! almost ironic even.

If anyone doubt the reality of this artacle, then you just have to have one cup of serious coffee and you will no longer be unconvinced.
Drink a coffee my honies.
March 4, 2010, 5:28 pm
LK from Brooklyn says:
Not a fan.
March 8, 2010, 1 pm
linda thach from bushwick says:
whoever would write that comment as me. i am now only seeing this article, not 'articale' btw. and seriously, 'seriouser' is still probably not recognized by webster yet, unfortunately. but yes, thanks for the press i guess. i remember taking that awkward picture which reminds me to ask for proper wardrobe warning before allowing anyone to take my picture again for 'press'. oh but little skips is steadily skipping along. it's a wonderful place that i'm happy to call my own, but better yet it does belong to my fellow little skippers, my loyal customers and wonderful friends aka my lovely little bushwick community that i love with all my heart. and definitely our espresso is hands down the best in town! no beer and wine license yet but we continue to expand our sandwich selection and have added bagels and soon vegan baked goods to the menu so look out!
Oct. 3, 2010, 11:57 pm

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