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The ‘New Bowery’ Championed in ‘Batman v. Superman’ Turkish Airlines Commercial [VIDEO]

Posted February 9, 2016 at 5:19 am

Turkish Airlines is high on the Bowery. At least according to the post-Super Bowl commercial that you probably missed. Under the comic book guise of the forthcoming Batman v. Superman movie, the merits of New York City are pimped for Turkish Airlines. And even in the fictional Gotham/Metropolis, the Bowery is nightlife gold. Indeed, the […]

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Newest LES Hotel Reveals Itself on Broome Street

Posted February 9, 2016 at 5:12 am

​263 Broome Street has been born again hard as a trendy boutique hotel. Over the weekend, workers finally removed the mess of nets and ironwork from the seven-story superstructure. It’s gone commando, and further pimped by a tacky yellow spotlight scheme for nighttime hours. There it is… The as-yet-unnamed lodge occupies seven floors and boast […]

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Souvlaki GR International Impostor Opens in Melbourne

Posted February 9, 2016 at 5:10 am

Souvlaki GR has a legal issue … down under. Melbournites love Souvlaki GR so much, they opened a location all their own. Don’t be fooled, though. Unlike the five-month-old midtown expansion, this particular outpost is an impostor. Everything down to the logo and fonts. Last week, food listings began to surface for Souvlaki GR at […]

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Here’s the Menu for the New ‘LES Kitchen’ Burger Joint on Essex Street

Posted February 8, 2016 at 10:35 am

The so-called LES Kitchen is almost ready to roll. As noted, the new burger joint has been prepping 15 Essex Street in the wake of the Juicery’s departure last year. The menu sitting in the windows serves as hype material for the new establishment. Here’s what to expect when they open at the end of the […]

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Time to Celebrate the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Monkey

Posted February 8, 2016 at 9:19 am

It’s time to ring in the Year of the Monkey! The Lunar New Year is here, and with it, plenty of celebration swinging throughout lower Manhattan. This year marks the 17th annual Lunar New Year’s Parade and Firecracker Ceremony for Chinatown. As in years prior, the festivities will commence with the Firecracker Ceremony, today at 11am […]

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Ludlow Coffee Supply (and Barbershop) Announces Itself at Former Pink Pony on Ludlow Street

Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:17 am

Exactly three years dead and gone, the Pink Pony finally has its replacement – the Ludlow Coffee Supply. The roll-down security gate at 176 Ludlow Street is now branded as such with black-on-white paint. As previously reported, Sweet Chick owner and manager, John Seymour and Kyle Martin respectively, are transforming the iconic space into a […]

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With Cafe Bambi Dead in the Water, New ‘Elevated Gastropub’ Concept Pitched for 107 Eldridge Street

Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:16 am

It appears that the ever-delayed Cafe Bambi concept is on ice. Jack Abramcyk (kid brother of nightlife impresario Matt) had planned a bilevel nightspot at 107 Eldridge Street despite an outpouring of opposition. Funny, considering the unopened concept even found its way onto Grub St’s top 20 openings of 2014. Until the end of last […]

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Stringer Staffer Alice Cancel Chosen as Sheldon Silver Successor in State Assembly

Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:12 am

The heir to the (downtown) throne has been chosen. District leader – and Stringer staffer – Alice Cancel was picked yesterday to succeed the disgraced former Assembly Speaker, Sheldon Silver, in the 65th Assembly District. Yuh-Line Niou had been favored by comptroller Scott Stringer, but rivals revealed last week she technically doesn’t meet the State’s […]

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Les Enfants de Bohème Seizes Adjacent Space for ‘Takeaway’ Annex

Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

Adding adjacent takeaway counters seems to be the latest trend in downtown dining. Well-tread establishments such as Dudley’s and Dimes both installed “Deli” concepts beside their main dining rooms. Each includes both takeaway meal options and opportunities to purchase dry goods. The latest to jump on this proverbial bandwagon is a familiar face. The Les Enfants […]

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