You know that sinking feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you first start watching a movie that you think is going to be good and then after a couple of minutes Steve Zahn appears on the screen and then you know you’re screwed? And then you glance at your watch to see how much of your life you’ve already invested in this movie and you weigh and balance your chances of getting out? And then you try to figure out how not to ever accidentally start watching a movie that has Steve Zahn in even the tiniest role because you know that you’d be better off spending your time counting the number of rats in the Broadway G subway station? Yeah, that feeling. That’s the feeling I get when I look at this storefront. I’ve been watching it, and I’ve invested my time over the past couple of weeks paying attention to it and now I can see the Steve Zahn-ness of this place. It’s small, it’s corny, it ain’t gonna reach its fullest potential, and it’s going to ruin an otherwise decent stretch of Bedford that is moving in the right direction. So just like Steve Zahn in any movie, this place is going to be something completely unnecessary and annoying.
I can’t tell you why I feel so pessimistic about this place. Maybe it’s the wood paneling inside. Maybe my predictions are wrong. It’s located on a good corner (Bedford and Greene), not far from the subway station, the YMCA, and a community garden.
If you’re interested in making this space something useful then call 718.399.9300.