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‘Stanton Street Kitchen’ Reveals Itself in Former Moldy Fig Space

Posted April 18, 2014 at 6:05 am

The Moldy Fig is has been closed for over two years, but its awning and neon sign remained in place. Until this week. Stanton Street Kitchen is happening, and it’s already planted a flag at 178 Stanton Street. Last November, the latest in a string of applicants for this address obtained Community Board 3 approval […]

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Min’s Market at Clinton and Houston is Going Out of Business

Last modified April 18, 2014 at 8:04 am

Min’s Market, the bodega stalwart at the corner of Clinton and East Houston, is going out of business this weekend. Boogie reader Mike Brown relays the info that the reliable grocer is set to close for good on Saturday. A significant rent increase is blamed for their downfall. It’s a substantial footprint. One can only […]

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Russ & Daughters Neon Lights Debut at Orchard Street Cafe Space

Posted April 17, 2014 at 6:07 am

Since it’s arguably the best neon sign around these parts, many in the neighborhood had been patiently awaiting the arrival of another Russ & Daughters sign to light up the Lower East Side. That moment arrived a couple days ago at 127 Orchard Street where the new sixty-five-seat cafe is slated to debut in the […]

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Catch What’s Left of Motor City Bar on Ludlow Street Before It’s Replaced

Last modified April 17, 2014 at 7:47 am

The dearly departed Motor City Bar shuffled off this mortal coil on the final day of June last summer. It was an epic sendoff party that lasted a week, and included plenty of cheap beer and live music. A good portion of the space was stripped immediately after the demise, but silence quickly took hold […]

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Flowers on Essex Opens Stall Inside Essex Market

Posted April 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

We’ve said it before. Retail changes in the Essex Street Market are akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Despite the wishes of some in the community, the Essex Crossing project decided to construct a new (much larger) facility across the street, which will happen sometime in the next couple years. Anyway. A […]

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Yopparai Owners Set to Open ‘Azasu’ at 49 Clinton Street

Posted April 16, 2014 at 5:53 am

The Clerkenwell conversion at 49 Clinton Street to Kupersmith back in 2011 didn’t quite take. The restaurant struggled to find a footing in the local restaurant row, and subsequently folded after a year and a half in business. That freed up some valuable real estate, and the husband-wife team at Yopparai around the corner came a-callin. Owners […]

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5th Annual Hester Street Fair Opening Weekend Kicks Off April 26

Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

Back by popular demand is Spring the Hester Street Fair. Celebrating its fifth year, the fair’s returning to the two-day format. Opening weekend will again tout 60 vendors each day, of the vintage, foodie, and overall artisanal variety. Some newcomers of note include 80s and 90s thread shop La Petite Mort, the newest meat purveyor on […]

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Wallplay Debuts Intelligentsia Coffee Counter as Part of Jonathan Rosen’s “I Want” Gallery Show

Posted April 15, 2014 at 6:04 am

The sandwich board outside the Wallplay showroom on Orchard Street promises an experience that’s “better than Starbucks.” The confused or intrigued should note that the announcement – dropped Sunday morning – is related to the latest endeavor inside the former MOSCOT gallery space. It’s called “(Blank),” a permanent “concept counter” run by coffee entrepreneur Fabrizio […]

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Report: Spitzer’s Corner Sets Up Sidewalk Cafe on Ludlow Without DCA License

Last modified April 14, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Some vocal residents in Hell Square noted yesterday that Spitzer’s Corner is now operating a sidewalk cafe outside 101 Rivington Street. Four tables were positioned at the southernmost garage-door window on Ludlow Street. Ordinarily this might not be an issue, but there is no permit currently on file with the Department of Consumer Affairs, and a […]

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Rivington’s Rouge Wine Bar Booted Despite Promises to Return

Last modified April 14, 2014 at 7:26 am

The Sharpie scrawl on the window paper of 94 Rivington Street reads, “work in progress.” More like a train wreck in progress. Such is life for the aborted Rouge Wine Bar, which ran afoul of the State Liquor Authority earlier this year after selling booze without a proper license. When time came two months ago for […]

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