16. Glady’s (Opened 2013)

Glady's Crown Heights

Glady’s, the popular Caribbean eatery in Crown Heights, has announced that has closed permanently as a result of COVID-19, the latest restaurant and bar casualty in New York City due to the pandemic. Starting off as a sandwich shop by owner Michael Jacober, Glady’s transitioned to a Jamaican eatery inspired by Crown Heights’ demographics.

“Unfortunately, due to the financial stress of Covid-19 and failed negotiations with our landlord Glady’s will be closing indefinitely after service on Sunday, June 28th…” Glady’s wrote on Instagram. “It has been a pleasure to serve the Franklin Avenue community these last 7 years.” We photographed the restaurant on Saturday, when it was still serving take out through the front window. Although Glady’s Crown Heights location is now closed, sister restaurant Mo’s Original and sister bar Any Thing remain open.