A few new wine bars are coming to the neighborhood, which shouldn't be a surprise if you've ever caught a glimpse inside Vero, on 2nd between 77th and 78th, which is constantly jammed with people.
First up - Fratelli, to be located on 1st between 70th and 71st. The inside is currently getting an overhaul -- permits on the windows are good through 11/1/2007 -- so a debut can be expected later this year. (a pic from inside after the jump)
Also coming is Bar Vespa , which will take the place of Oldies, Goldies and Moldies, at 1609 2nd. From the looks of the space it will be probably be close to the same size as Vero (think small), but the inside of this spot is much further away from being ready. A source onsite says Bar Vespa won't be ready for a months, probably early next year.
Click through for a blurry peek inside Fratelli.