Street Scene | Bright Spot on a Rainy Day

CalliopeDaniel Maurer

The old Belcourt space at Fourth Street and Second Avenue got a new paint job courtesy of Eric Korsh, the former executive chef at the Waverly Inn, and Ginevra Iverson, a former cook at Prune. They’ll soon open Calliope there. Grub Street noticed that former Peels chef Shuna Fish Lydon had a hand in the bright new look.

Meanwhile a few blocks over at Second Street and First Avenue, the Middle Eastern cafe from the duo behind Tompkins Finest Deli looks close to swinging open its doors – the shelves are stocked and some grand-opening balloons are waiting to be unleashed. We’ll have a look inside in the next days.