When Matt Abramcyk set out to design Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs, he was on a mission to find out what makes an American brasserie. The restaurant, housed in a 200- year-old landmark townhouse, is a nod to New York’s Dutch roots and rustic Americana. The two-story building painted bright pink—and now diminutive in the shadow of taller structures— is a holdover from the city’s early days. "We were intent on preserving the quality of the building and making it feel like it hadn’t changed much," Abramcyk explained. “One of the main challenges was working within a small space to create a comfortable dining area." The layout relies on the placement of the kitchen to divide the restaurant into a cafe area in the front, a dining room in the rear, and an upstairs bar. Inside, painted brick and dark woods are reminiscent of Irish pubs, and deadstock wallpaper lining the staircase recalls Victorian parlors. Curiosities and historical relics like a bust of JFK, an old Marlboro ad, a copper bar and freemason plates, dot the interior.