Bay Ridge’s Rustica Cafe and the plight of the local small business

A new cafe opened up in Bay Ridge this year, on the corner of 83rd and 3rd, right opposite Cafe Cafe.  It’s called Cafe Rustica and the food there (at least the paninis, which I keep going back for) is pretty good.  They did a nice job of building the place out and it seems like a great place to get dessert as well.

When I went in there, though, I went to go check in on Foursquare, but it wasn’t on there—I added it and soon became the mayor.  They also don’t have a website, or a Facebook fan page or Twitter or anything.