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East Village Wine & Liquor is moving around the corner

East Village Wine & Liquor Moving Around the Corner Onto Clinton Street

Posted November 25, 2014 at 9:22 am

East Village Wine & Liquor – a misnomer of a business headquartered at Stanton Street – is one of the more reliable shops out there. It’s also one of the only places that sells a certain brand of Aguardiente that we consume quite frequently. However, after about ten years in this corner spot, the booze depot […]

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Petee’s Pie Company Begins Service on Delancey Street

Posted November 25, 2014 at 6:03 am

For Petee’s Pie Company, it was an eleventh-hour rush to the finish line. The new pastry purveyors opened yesterday afternoon at 61 Delancey after a hasty two-month build-out. Just in time for Thanksgiving, as initially promised. The Petee’s awning is certainly a nice touch for the neighborhood. When completely unfurled, it’s a throwback to that […]

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LES Dwellers Declares ‘SantaCon Free Zone’ for the Lower East Side

Last modified November 25, 2014 at 7:53 am

New Yorkers across the Boroughs are finally rising up against SantaCon. As previously reported, when the bar crawl chose Bushwick as HQ last week, the Brooklyn enclave refused to allow the partying. The vociferous backlash here on the Lower East Side, however, is largely attributed to the spark ignited by the LES Dwellers block association, […]

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WD-50 Says Goodbye to the Lower East Side with Farewell Photo and Letter in the Window

Posted November 24, 2014 at 6:09 am

As we’ve been closely chronicling for the better part of the last year, WD-50 and the adjacent Clinton Street properties will soon fall for luxury condo development. One by one, each of the businesses along this low-rise stretch of real estate shuttered/moved, with Wylie Dufresne’s baby being the last. The restaurant will close at the […]

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Hotel Chantelle Purse Snatcher Returns to Scene of the Crime, Arrested Onsite

Posted November 24, 2014 at 6:08 am

The age-old cliche of “returning to the scene of the crime” couldn’t be more apropos today. Friday evening, roughly two months after three men allegedly snatched a purse from a 26-year-old woman at Hotel Chantelle, the main perpetrator was arrested and charged. We are told that he was identified as Berthold Jean-Charles, a party promoter and so-called […]

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DOH Shutters the Darkroom on Ludlow Street for 2nd Time in a Month

Posted November 24, 2014 at 5:11 am

It’s lights out for the Darkroom … yet again. For the second time in the last month, the Department of Health paid an untimely visit to 165 Ludlow Street on Friday evening and ultimately put the kibosh on the decade-old nightclub. This time around, the shutter is blamed on a violation tally of 39 points […]

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Why It (Probably) Doesn’t Matter that SantaCon is without a Home

Posted November 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

Bushwick put up a united front this week and did what the Lower East Side couldn’t. It essentially strongarmed SantaCon into canceling its plans to host the “charity” event in the Brooklyn enclave. Many of the bars reportedly refused to permit revelers with costume. amNewyork had the scoop on Wednesday, quoting organizers who claimed that […]

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SLA Upholds Denial for The Derby’s Basement Bar on Orchard

Posted November 21, 2014 at 5:28 am

The chronicles of Rob Shamlian in Hell Square continue… A couple weeks have elapsed since we first learned that the controversial nightlife operator is selling his full interest in both Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz. The potential buyer is Alon Moskovitch – current owner of Mezetto around the corner on Allen Street. That sale of assets – […]

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Report: Grand Street CVS Infested with Rats and Roaches

Posted November 20, 2014 at 9:22 am

The mainstream news networks always seem to go apeshit over stories of chain stores and their vermin infestation problems. Periodically each year, we read news or see photos of the lone rat on a binge in these establishments. Kinda gives added meaning to the phrase “click bait.” Anyhoo, we’ll take a brief ride on the […]

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Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop Vets Opening ‘Cafe Silan’ on East 10th Street

Last modified November 19, 2014 at 8:04 pm

The former manager of Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop is now opening up Silan, a coffee shop at 280 East 10th Street. Silan, meaning date syrup in Hebrew, will have house-made pastries baked with this natural sweetener, paired with coffee- and espresso- based drinks. I ran into Nir and Guy the other day who built out […]

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