A Historic Past.
The history of the space occupied by The Longshoreman is the stuff of local legend. In the 1940s and 5os, older neighbors say our space was a bar called “The Longshoreman” owned and operated by a fellow, aptly named, Punchie, and it serviced the longshoremen with after-hours beverages a few blocks from their place of work, The Brooklyn dockyards. Who are we to change its name? The docks have evolved into the Brooklyn Bridge Park, high-rise condos, and the cycling/walking paths of the waterfront. So in tribute to days gone by we kept the name The Longshoreman.
The Longshoreman was designed by architect Carlo Perry, in collaboration with the owners, Michelle Ewan and Lisa Detwiler. The outcome is a modern and fresh design with a warm and friendly atmosphere. The Longshoreman is a casual, neighborhood-friendly modern Italian restaurant guaranteed to become a destination location.