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City Marshal Comes for Calexico 9 Months After Closure; Croman Wants $12,500 for the Space

Posted May 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

For the first time in forever, the roll-down security gates are open at 153 Rivington Street. The shutters have been perennially – more or less – closed since Calexico faded from the commercial landscape last July. Pasted to the window is the familiar computer-printed City Marshal seizure notice. The order was issued last week; better […]

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‘Simple’ Authentic Food Brings Poké Bowls and Bento Boxes to 109 Eldridge Street

Posted May 25, 2016 at 5:19 am

A faded banner atop the storefront of 109 Eldridge Street had promised “Simple Authentic Food” for months. Ownership is finally making good on that promise. After a year-long period of dormancy, workers just finished converting the popular five-table Nagasaki Sushi joint into something called “Simple.” So simple, in fact, that it’s not immediately clear what […]

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At the 2nd Annual Greek Jewish Festival [RECAP]

Posted May 23, 2016 at 9:26 am

You don’t see it much anymore. Yet, for one afternoon, a festival served as reminder of the area’s once-prevalent Jewish roots. Yesterday afternoon was the second annual Greek Jewish Festival outside the Kehila Kedosha Janina on Broome Street. Some three thousand people packed the narrow block between Allen and Eldridge. Traditional food (burekas, baklava), song, […]

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Soho House Opens its LES ‘Ludlow House’ Today at Noon

Posted May 23, 2016 at 5:11 am

Word on the street is that Soho House will open its Ludlow Street branch today at noon. New members will gain access to the premises at that time. The inaugural had been pushed back from a target earlier this month. Good luck. The debut of Ludlow House comes after a final construction push over the […]

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‘Little Canal’ Unveils its Cafe Storefront on Canal Street

Posted May 20, 2016 at 5:17 am

After a short five-month renovation period, the Little Canal cafe at the corner of Canal and Rutgers Streets is nearly complete. The plywood shed was dismantled and removed yesterday afternoon to reveal the converted storefront. Ultimately, two ground-floor spaces comprising 26 Canal were combined to create Little Canal. The Daylight Grocery Store, which recently moved […]

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Essex Market ‘Street Seat’ Finally Sees the Light of Day Ahead of Saturday’s Block Party

Posted May 19, 2016 at 5:12 am

Ahead of the now-annual Essex Street Market anniversary block party on Saturday – the institution turns 76 this year during Lower East Side History Month – that newfangled “Street Seat” is finally seeing the light of day. The wooden platform was installed curbside yesterday afternoon on the east side of Essex Street. Desired goal is for […]

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C&C Prosperity Dumpling Offshoot Likewise Closes Shop on Clinton Street

Posted May 17, 2016 at 9:27 am

The kid brother of Prosperity Dumpling is likewise cooked, it appears. Several readers have noticed that C&C Prosperity Dumpling on Clinton Street – the outpost opened back in 2011 – is closed without explanation. Grate is locked and the business line is forever a busy signal. No signs or announcements, either. Thus ends the prosperous era […]

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Rio-Based ‘Market Ipanema’ Debuts Fast Casual Flagship on Kenmare Street

Posted May 17, 2016 at 5:12 am

Market Ipanema is the latest food purveyor to open shop along Kenmare Street the last few months. It follows in the footsteps of store mate Xi’an Famous Foods. Two-year-old Market Ipanema seized the space from Little Fox Cafe, whose tenure on the block was but a blip on the proverbial radar. The international fast-casual eatery […]

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Fat Radish Retail Condo on Orchard Street Sells for $2.5M, but the Restaurant will Stay

Posted May 17, 2016 at 5:10 am

It took almost three years, but the commercial condo that Fat Radish calls home finally changed hands. The ground floor of 17 Orchard Street just traded for $2.5 million, a few hundred-thousand higher than the initial asking price. Eastern Consolidated arranged the sale of the 2,500 square-foot space to Elijah Equities (aka the Haddad family). […]

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CB3 Approves Serafina for Rivington; Chinatown Fights Against Le Baron Replacement

Last modified May 17, 2016 at 1:25 pm

Italian cuisine will remain at 98 Rivington Street, as Serafina scored its approval. And Chinatown is against whatever Le Baron replacement Ron Castellano has up his sleeve. Those are the dual headlines from last night’s SLA subcommittee meeting of Community Board 3. The gathering was mind-numbing, as per usual, with the added benefit of a […]

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