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Key to the City

Cardigan’s Time-Tested Tour of Williamsburg

Key to the City BY carly pifer 09/21/2012

A half dozen spots that have won over this 10-year resident.

Lynne Hiriak is big on nostalgia—the sweaters she designed for Of a Kind were inspired by her old gym uniform. And the powerhouse behind the knitwear line Cardigan is equally sentimental about her nabe, Williamsburg, where she’s happily resided since 2001. “There used to be one coffee shop—Verb,” Lynne says. “I still get my coffee there.” These are favorite finds over the last decade. 



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"Its such a beatiful and calming haven and I am addicted to their waterlemon juice at breakfast. They also have Marmite, which I have a weakness for."
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“Still getting my morning kick-start at Verb Café—no longer the only coffee shop around but still my favorite.”



“The ‘Burg waterfront is where I go with my iced coffee to meditate. Looking at Manhattan is a great way to start the day!”



“I pass by the Radegast Hall & Biergarten every single day. It’s hard to pass up a grilled sausage and sauerkraut! We round out every photo shoot with a beer here, too.”



“One of my favorite new cocktail joints in the ‘hood is the Ides Bar at the Wythe Hotel, which has the most beautiful lighting.”



“Hunting for polka-dot glasses at the Brooklyn Flea—love it.”


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