Park Delicatessen, a haven for Polish comfort food, is known among the Greenpoint community as the go-to location for delicious Polish cuisine. The family-owned restaurant, known simply as Park Deli to locals, has been serving traditional Polish cuisine to thousands of hungry Brooklynites year round for nearly a decade. Unfortunately, Krystna Godawa, owner of Park Deli, recently announced the closing of its doors on August 1 due to a two-fold increase in rent.
The beloved restaurant was a popular destination for many members of the Broadway Stages family. Richie Vetere, a member of the theatrical union at Broadway Stages, notes that, "there's going to be a lot of disappointed teamsters." Vetere says around 75 workers at Broadway Stages rely on the Park Deli to satisfy their craving for chicken cutlets, Swedish meatballs, sauerkraut, and crispy pierogis. In addition to workers from Broadway Stages, Park Deli is also a favorite eatery for production workers who use Broadway Stages' sound stages to film hit shows such as Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Blue Bloods. The popular spot is also a beloved destination for local 94th Precinct policemen and policewomen looking to satisfy a long day's work with hot delicious food.
Broadway Stages is sad to see that our fellow Greenpoint business and beloved Polish restaurant will soon close. We have always supported local restaurants such as Park Deli as part of our Brooklyn commitment. Broadway Stages always looks to buy local because we believe in supporting our neighbors. We advise you to visit the Park Deli located at 209 Nassau Ave in Greenpoint, Brooklyn while you still can to show as much support as possible until August 1. Don't miss the chance to try one of the most amazing home-cooked Polish meals in Brooklyn!