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‘Farmhouse Restaurant’ Replaces Sebastian LC on Ludlow Street

Posted February 27, 2015 at 5:19 am

Our suspicions about the Sebastian LC closure late last year were at least partially confirmed this week. Yes, the corner restaurant is back open, but not with the same moniker. Management is forsaking the French fare for the more generic American style cuisine. Farmhouse Restaurant announced itself a couple days ago with a new sign […]

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Whynot Cafe on Orchard Street Fails, Looks to Become ‘Sushi Wa’

Posted February 27, 2015 at 5:16 am

Whynot, because it couldn’t. Whynot Cafe failed to gain traction due in large part to its inability to secure a full liquor license. Their two bids met stiff resistance from the community including the LES Dwellers. And now it’s on last legs. Rumblings of its closure had circulated for the last week, but their PR […]

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Goa-Taco Extends Its Residency on Delancey Another Month; Scouting Permanent Location

Posted February 27, 2015 at 5:15 am

Fans of Goa-Taco on Delancey Street will be happy to hear this. The tiny lunch counter alongside Grey Lady just reupped its tenancy for an additional month, and will continue to serve Paratha tacos here through the end of March. “The response has been really positive with us being in the area,” owner Duvaldi Marneweck […]

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2nd Annual Lower East Side History Month is Announced for May

Posted February 26, 2015 at 9:22 am

After a successful maiden voyage last year, the Lower East Side History Month is set to return this May. As before, the goal is to unite a swath of local businesses and organizations in celebrating the neighborhood’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. This year will be anchored by three themes: “LES Heroines,” “Activism and Anarchy in the Lower […]

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Los Feliz Raided by the NYPD Last Night, Closed by Court Order [UPDATED]

Last modified February 26, 2015 at 10:08 am

Perhaps it was the flashpoint story in the New York Post yesterday about grassroots Hell Square activism. Or simply just another day at the office. Either way, controversial bar owner Rob Shamlian can’t be too thrilled this morning. Los Feliz was raided in an undercover op last night. Familiar territory for this club, which has […]

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Heritage Meat and Brooklyn Taco Vacate Essex Market; EDC Blamed for Lack of Foot Traffic

Last modified February 26, 2015 at 9:16 am

The Essex Street Market is reportedly experiencing a steep nosedive. While prospects of a shiny new location within Essex Crossing loom (across Delancey, in fact), businesses currently operating in the trusty old warehouse are suffering from lack of foot traffic. According to recent reports, three vendors have expired since 2015 began. Year-old Essex Flowers closes […]

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Mathieu Palombino’s 2nd Bowery Diner Replacement is French Spot ‘La Gamelle’

Posted February 26, 2015 at 5:12 am

In the Bowery Diner space, a familiar name will soon reappear. Mathieu Palombino pulled the plug on Chez Jef last July. The pop-up culinary experiment had been in operation the four months previous. But the space itself at 241 Bowery has been sequestered under plywood for the interim period. The full-blown replacement – a French bistro concept – […]

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Busted Water Main Forces Taquitoria on Ludlow Street to Close

Posted February 26, 2015 at 5:08 am

The year-old Taquitoria at 168 Ludlow Street is out of commission until further notice. Blame the recent spat of tundra temperatures. Apparently a pipe burst in the building last week, causing flooding in the tiny late-night eatery. The handwritten sign in the window serves as announcement. A Facebook post reveals that Taquitoria will remain shuttered until […]

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Rumor: SoHo House Buys Libation Building On Ludlow Street for $12.5M

Posted February 26, 2015 at 5:00 am

Rumor has it SoHo House just increased its Lower East Side holdings. SoHo House is still in the infant stage of converting the majestic 139 Ludlow Street to its newest members-only outpost. Demolition teams are inside on the regular, basically drilling the old foundation and pouring the new. It’s a huge job. A rooftop addition (what […]

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