Gottscheer Hall was on its way to closing down two years ago. But the Ridgewood bar and grill turned a profit in 2012 because of younger, more affluent patrons who began to appear in larger and larger groups.
Most bars will be broadcasting the World Cup game this weekend but to celebrate it in true Deutsch fashion, Ridgewood and Glendale maintain a healthy group of German bars that harken back to the German ancestry of the area.
The arts are exploding in Ridgewood at a new monthly artisan flea market, bringing a unique flair to an industrial area. “I did this to support local artists,” said Sarah Feldman, the market’s creator. “Art in Ridgewood can be underappreciated. I feel like there should be more of a connection to the arts around here.” [...]