Lower East Side Pickle Festival Attracts (and Feeds) the Hordes [PHOTOS]

Posted October 5, 2015 at 5:19 am

The annual Lower East Side Pickle Day certainly lucked out with the weather yesterday, especially after a stormy weekend. Come rain or brine, it was gonna happen. Thousands flocked to Orchard Street in the afternoon from all corners of the Tri-state to feast on pickles and other foodie selections. That is, if you had the patience […]

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‘Ni’s Japanese Delicacies’ Joining New Japanese Restaurant at 14 Orchard Street

Posted October 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

Once Alexander Olch moves his tie shop to the corner, 14A Orchard Street will welcome a new eatery. Per our previous reports, Lovely Day owner Kazusa Jibiki is taking over the lease for the new concept, which we now learn is a Japanese joint. And it’ll feature a three-year veteran vendor of the Essex Street […]

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New ‘Kitty’s a-Go-Go’ Snack Shop on Stanton Street Taps Snoop Dogg as Partner

Posted October 2, 2015 at 9:27 am

So, it turns out the Kitty’s Canteen offshoot in the adjacent retail at 11 Stanton Street boasts the Doggfather as partner. Indeed, Snoop Dogg (nay, Calvin Broadus Jr.), an early adoptor of the restaurant, now counts himself as co-owner with The Box’s Richard Kimmel on the tiny takeout joint. Dubbed Kitty’s a-Go-Go, this “light” version […]

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Former Ludlow Street Pizzeria Gets Some ‘Zing’ with New Rice Shop

Posted October 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

Within the last couple weeks, the former Via Tribunali pizzeria on Ludlow Street was completely disemboweled. Its token coal-fired oven smashed, with dining room in complete disarray. To that end, we had heard some chatter of late that a fast-food Greek spot would open in this spot. Not so. Get ready for some zing! Proprietor […]

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‘Dudley’s Deli’ Announced for Former Guss’ Pickles on Orchard Street

Posted October 1, 2015 at 9:23 am

Dimes isn’t the only Lower East Side cafe doubling down on the “D” (for deli). Let’s head five blocks north. Two months after breaking the news, the Dudley’s expansion remains in the renovation phase. Crinkled brown paper is still the only sight at 87 Orchard Street, where the popular Australian eatery plans to install complementary […]

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Fro-No: Red Mango on Allen Street is Closed for the Duration

Posted September 30, 2015 at 5:15 am

Mass market fro-yo really is going the way of the Dodo. Pinkberry and 16 Handles are both losing retail spaces across town. Red Mango, too, it seems. The four-and-a-half-year-old Red Mango at 145 Allen Street has been silent for the last free weeks. Roll-down security gates are drawn during the stated business hours and calls to […]

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Kossar’s Bialys in Ruins, Teaser Plywood for the Next 6 Weeks

Posted September 30, 2015 at 5:13 am

Kossar’s Bialys officially closed its doors last week for a months-anticipated tune-up. Pithy plywood signage holds court during this remodeling period, teasing that “after 80 years, we decided to have a little work done,” and that the bakery is “coming (back) soon.” Check out a peek behind the boards. The self-imposed closure should last approximately […]

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​Oficina Mille Miglia Italian Spot Joins Little Italy Dining Scene

Posted September 30, 2015 at 5:10 am

​The fire-kissed 38 Aquarium in Little Italy went belly up over a year ago, and the corner store is only now making a comeback. If you guessed a restaurant as the new tenant, mazel tov. Lucky taker of 371 Broome Street is a familiar face. The folks behind Oficina Latina are behind this latest effort. Restaurant […]

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Shane Covey and Adam Elzer Planning to ‘Upstate’ Former Preserve 24 Space

Posted September 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

Deemed by many as a cursed space, 177 East Houston may soon be revived as another nightlife venue. This enormous L-shaped property at the corner of Allen Street was previously occupied by Preserve 24, a concept so kitschy and ambitious that it tripped over its own shadow. It lasted just barely one year at this address, […]

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The Annual Lower East Side Pickle Day Returns This Sunday

Posted September 29, 2015 at 10:23 am

Wake up and smell the vinegar, because the annual Lower East Side Pickle Day is almost here. Residents can once again relish in the briny festivities this Sunday; festivities that are now re-established after the Hurricane Sandy-induced hiatus back in 2012. This year, Orchard Street between Houston and Delancey Streets will, as in years prior, showcase more than fifteen […]

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