Greenpoint, a little nook of Brooklyn, has been pegged as “up and coming” for what seems like eons. In recent months, though, interest in this charming, industrial neighborhood seems to have skyrocketed, with dozens of beautiful new shops and restaurants sprouting up with welcome frequency.
One of the
latest additions to the area is Ramona, the across-the-river outpost of the popular East Village haunt, Elsa. Although
billed as “sister bars,” Elsa and Ramona are more like fraternal twins,
sharing much of the same menu items and decor elements, from a richly
appointed interior by the firm hOmE to custom artwork by local illustrator Jordan Awan.
The visual style employed by Ramona echoes many of the design
sentiments of today, functioning as an extension of the bar’s overall
ethos—quality craftsmanship takes precedence over ornament, and
beautiful materials like copper, repurposed wood and marble come to the
forefront. The overall effect is one both casual and refined, industrial
and comfortable—right at home amongst the old factories and rowhouses