Ed’s Lobster Bar Annex on Clinton Shutters
Posted on: October 9th, 2012 at 6:28 am by Elie
Making the rounds last week was a real estate listing that had Ed’s Lobster Bar Annex on the open market. The business at 25 Clinton Street remains for sale, carrying a price tag of $265,000 in key money. So-called “lobstah love” dried up. Indeed, this week it’s curtains for the fourteen-month-old seafood shack.
The gates have been shuttered the past few days, and calls to headquarters confirm the demise. This latest Clinton closure comes on the heels of losing the decade-old 1492 restaurant.
Those wanting to learn more about rent stabilization and the like should take note. Tonight (6pm-8pm), The Actors Fund, Cooper Square Committee, Fourth Arts Block, and La MaMa present a two-hour seminar that addresses rent stabilization and privately-owned, government subsidized housing city-wide. There will be a particular focus on artist housing within the Lower East Side/East […]
The Yard unleashed its flagship Lower East Side co-working facility last spring to much fanfare. In the interim period, nearly thirty startup endeavors joined the ever-growing roster of local entrepreneurs (e.g. Jack Hidary for Mayor, Little Apple Love). That was phase I of the build-out. Meanwhile, the skyline-changing phase II – the promise of an inhabitable […]
Four years into operations as Sebastian LC, and owner Kouger Ahmed is ready to expand into the enormous adjacent space. The store on 81 Ludlow (aka 246 Broome), previously occupied by wholesaler Jin Lin Trading Corp, is to house the addition. This alteration to the method of operation was cautiously approved in August by Community […]
It’s gonna be a battle on the Bowery for the Starr Restaurant Group, which aims to plant a flag at the landmark Bunker building. As previously reported, the company is in bed with Joe Carroll (Fette Sau, St. Anselm) on the proposed project, reportedly pitched as an “upscale blue collar” steak joint. Whatever that means. […]
Fourth Arts Block recently announced its upcoming public art program, kicking off in April 2014, and it’s still looking for proposals. “FABLES” is the cleverly-titled endeavour, and yet another invocation of visual flavor for the Lower East Side streets. According to the press release, it’s an “opportunity for artists to explore the Lower East Side’s living […]
Almost two months after his death, finally, some programming about Lou Reed… In the new BBC Four documentary, Lou Reed Remembered, a collection of contemporaries will congregate to pay tribute to the late Velvets frontman. The hour-long program airs December 15 (9pm UK/4pm EST), and features contributions from former bandmates Mo Tucker and Doug Yule, […]
Platinum Properties has yet to unload 174 Delancey Street from its portfolio. The two-building package was put on the market last July for $8 million; it’s since been reduced to $7.25 million. In the meantime, the refurbished glitzy ground level retail spaces are now occupied. The east store of 174 Delancey is a new bike […]
Chinatown now memorializes one of its own – Private Danny Chen. Henceforth, Elizabeth Street between Canal and Bayard will be known as “Danny Chen Way.” That’s right, six months after Community Board 3 approved the designation, City Council rubber stamped the measure. “This was a vote for tolerance, acceptance, and above all, respect,” said Council […]
The Wild Edibles team (from Murray Hill) is a few days shy of a week from opening Black Crescent at 76 Clinton Street. The new seafood restaurant is currently in previews/friends and family mode, and will reportedly begin serving the public next Monday. Brown window paper has been swapped for black blinds, which are generally […]
With the holiday season in full swing, locally owned businesses and neighborhood artisans are finding ways to provide New Yorkers with holiday cheer that is not Amazon unique and well-disposed within the community. One such gathering is the new FUNKtional Art Fair that’s coming to La Plaza Cultural Community Garden. In addition to creative wares, this holiday fair […]