Mark Wahlberg in Northern Liberties with his Wahlbergers food truck.
We’ve heard the rumor that Wahlburgers was coming to the Piazza for a few months now, most recently from HughE Dillon, who was told Mark Wahlberg was seen at the former Darling’s Diner yesterday. The burger chain from the Wahlberg clan including exec chef Paul Wahlberg, has four locations and plans for as many more, is also the subject of the A&E TV show Wahlburgers.
Today Mark Wahlberg and the Wahlburgers food truck were filming in front of the Piazza and giving out burgers.
In the team’s World Cup opener yesterday, the United States scored just 34 seconds into the match, then essentially stood around and watched for 80 minutes or so as Ghana controlled possession.
But Clint Dempsey’s first-minute goal held up for a while, despite recording 21 shots (though only 8 were on goal). But Andre Ayew — from what I know from soccer, Ghanians have great names — poked one past Tim Howard in the 82nd minute.
I’m a day or two late to this, but: Weeks after the Piazza’s Brooklyn Flea experiment ended, a new tenant is coming to town. Beginning on November 30th, a 5,000 sq ft skating rink will debut at the Piazza. (Hey, figures NYC-based landlord Jared Kushner, if the Brooklyn Flea doesn’t work, maybe Rockefeller Center will.) Just one catch: It’s not real ice!
So, like Brownstoner and 3rd Ward before it, the Brooklyn Flea has died. It debuted on June 2nd and didn’t live to see 2014. Liz Spikol has some theories about why it failed, but for now, let’s just celebrate this photo of baby Donald, whose father Jared Kushner owns the Piazza, and whose mother is Ivanka.