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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Planet Thailand

The Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn is no secret to any New Yorker - the art/music community has been growing there for decades, as gentrification of neighborhoods like SOHO and the East Village in Manhattan priced the arts community out. Proximity to Manhattan (one subway stop away) and inexpensive spaces fueled Williamsburg's growth. Read about the neighborhood here. Plan-Eat Thailand was a small restaurant on Bedford Avenue - in 1999 it moved to its current location at 133 N. 7th Street and became Planet Thailand. The vast industrial space with soaring ceilings wraps around the corner to Berry Street. And, of course, the crowd is now trendier; many Manhattanites can be found. They have two bars, one done as a sculpture with glass bottles. There is a rowboat suspended from the ceiling. The menu is extensive with over 250 items - Thai, sushi and Hibachi. Excellent food, inexpensive pricing. (There is also a Planet Thailand 212 in Manhattan on 24th Street.) Please forgive the photo quality - I took these with a point and shoot in very low light...

4 comments:

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Ruth said...

A great looking place. I want to go now.

DumboNYC said...

Great shot even with a point and shoot. How do you get that lighting without using a flash?

lucy said...

wow, I like the bar with illuminated bottles, how creatively bohemian.