April 2, 2014 / Brooklyn news / Greenpoint / Breaking Chews

It’s on a roll! Littleneck to open even littler neck in Greenpoint

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The obvious move when your clam shack finds success along the banks of the Gowanus Canal — open an outpost a hop, skip, and a jump from Newtown Creek.

Littleneck, the New-England-style seafood eatery that needed an internet fund-raiser to open in Gowanus in 2011, is doing so well slinging $18 lobster rolls that it is planning a sandwich shop in Greenpoint. The owners say they are going to orient the new place to a daytime crowd while maintaining the dinner atmosphere they have developed at their first location.

“We are hoping that people will pop in early in the morning for a cup of coffee and a croissant and pop in on the way home for a plate of oysters or a lobster roll,” said co-owner Aaron Lefkove. “There are very few lunch options in the area, and we want to change that.”

The shop, named simply “Littleneck Outpost,” will offer coffee from Manhattan distributor La Colombe and will also include a small retail section hawking products such as Littleneck’s tartar sauce and pickles, as well as speciality items such as bottarga and other kinds of cured fish.

The storefront at the corner of Franklin and Milton streets was the perfect shell for the proprietors’ vision, Lefkove said.

“We had an idea and once we saw an open space, we jumped on it,” he said. “We hope other people will think it is a great idea too.”

The shop at 128 Franklin St. will open sometime this spring, he said.

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at or by calling (718) 260-2511. Follow her at
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Roobert from Perth says:
And this is considered 'breaking news?' Is it still April Fool's Day?
April 2, 2014, 9:31 am
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
It is definitely news. Because the Brooklyn food movement is populating the borough with more variety than it has ever had. It is just not true that yuppification amounts to homogeneity. What it amounts to is bourgeoise variety. And to be sure, this goes against the grain of a set of values that had over the decades begun to value the aesthetics of urban blight as the sui generis of authenticity. But isn't this new city of bourgeoise variety a tad pricey? You bet. It's not welfare, it's not food stamps.
April 2, 2014, 2:16 pm
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
Plus! Dishwashing jobs for unemployed mooks!
April 2, 2014, 2:18 pm
diehipster from Poisoning Parkers says:

Opening seafood joints on 2 of the most toxic waterways in America! But don't worry Obama Care and The Free Lancers Insurance Union will cover those medical costs!

Go Team Nasal go! Hysterical.
April 2, 2014, 2:43 pm
diehipster from fishing from a city bridge says:
Seriously kiddos, that's how I became who I am today, swimming in tainted waters, bad seafood and lead paint. You hipster transplants can't handle the REAL NYC. Hell, I don't even have to brush but one of my teeths, they all got knocked clean outta my head one day when I took a bmx bike pedal to my face one day when I was talking smack to some hipster kids who turned out to be MMA fighters in training. The others just fell out on their own. Don't drink the water kids!
April 2, 2014, 3:16 pm
uri from Park Slope says:
those who stand to profit promulgate the notion that the Brooklyn food movement is the predominant narrative in the borough. what a lazy newsroom
April 3, 2014, 8:44 am
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
The food movement IS the predominant narrative in the borough. It just is. Show me another. I mean, apart from hipsters, housing, and gentrification of course. But show me anything that compares to the foodie revival for economic and cultural vitality in Brooklyn today. It's nothing short of avant-garde. They've made a Gertrude Stein out of Julia Childs in Brooklyn.
April 5, 2014, 4:33 am

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