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Rice Noodle Cart Returns to Rutgers Street After Hiatus

Posted August 28, 2015 at 9:46 am

As roadwork eases in Straus Square, a morning institution returns to Rutgers Street. The uber-popular Chinese “Rice Noodle Cart” – long a mainstay at the corner of East Broadway – resumed service on Wednesday morning. Its designated sidewalk square had been gobbled up as part of the staging area for the reconstruction of Straus Square, […]

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Reader Report: Bartender Tackles Female Patron on Chrystie Street, Cops Look the Other Way

Posted August 28, 2015 at 5:18 am

Looks like the Experimental Cocktail Club will be ending on a controversial note (Et Al is taking over). A reader tipped us off to an incident that went down on Wednesday night (10:30pm) in which a female patron was allegedly manhandled and forcibly removed by a male bartender. The exact circumstances of her removal are […]

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Prosperity Dumpling Shuttered by DOH a Day After Back Alley Kitchen Exposed

Posted August 28, 2015 at 5:00 am

It only took a day for the Department of Health to shutter Prosperity Dumping over its back alley kitchen activities. Inspectors paid a visit yesterday afternoon and closed the joint. The move came after photos surfaced earlier this week showing the shady food prep in action, complete with cameos of resident rats. Standing out front, […]

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Report: Prosperity Dumpling Prepares its Food in Rat-Infested Back Alley

Posted August 27, 2015 at 5:17 am

If this image is any indication, you might not want to eat at the popular Prosperity Dumpling anymore. A neighbor of the establishment shot the above photo and told Gothamist that this kitchen setup in the back alley of 46 Eldridge Street is a regular occurrence. “This appears to be a fixed table that gets […]

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Damion Luaiye Will Replace the Experimental Cocktail Club with ‘Et Al’ on Chrystie Street

Posted August 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Experimental Cocktail Club was seemingly just that. A three-year experiment. The upscale drinking den will soon conclude its three-year engagement at 191 Chrystie Street this month. Neighbors shouldn’t get too comfortable, as a replacement is already waiting in the wings. Requisite handbills announcing the liquor license application for Community Board 3 are now stapled to […]

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Dimes Back on Track as ‘Deli’ for Division Street, Including Expansion Next Door

Last modified August 28, 2015 at 9:27 am

Ever since Dimes debuted its big kahuna cafeteria across the way at 49 Canal Street, the OG headquarters on Division Street has been dormant. A handwritten message on the door still directs customers to the new location; the artwork in its windows is likewise faded. The initial goal here was to install Dimes Superette in […]

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Fire-Felled Black Crescent Held Hostage by DOB and Con Edison

Posted August 26, 2015 at 5:10 am

If you still miss Black Crescent on Clinton Street, blame the alphabet soup of city agencies. The seafood restaurant is itching to get back in the game seven months after a basement fire sidelined the business. Yet, it’s held hostage by the Department of Buildings and Con Edison for the sign-off on gas. In an update, […]

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With Jin Out, the Lucky Bee Begins Renovations

Posted August 25, 2015 at 9:25 am

It’s done. Jin Sushi ended its fortuitous ten-year residency on Broome Street last week. When news first broke this past spring, we understood that ownership “opted” not to renew and that “the time had come” to conclude operations. Not so, apparently. The sushi stalwart, on the block for a decade, was reportedly felled by an exorbitant […]

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Darin Rubell’s Cocktail Bar Drexler’s Debuts Tomorrow in Old Ella Lounge Space

Posted August 25, 2015 at 5:15 am

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. That’s the story at 9 Avenue A, where Drexler’s is set to open tomorrow. This new cocktail bar was imagined by the same team that ran Ella Lounge at this address for more than six years – Darin Rubell, Jordan Novak, Josh Boyd. Aside from seasonal beers […]

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Finger Tips: Why You Shouldn’t Pet the NYPD Horses in Hell Square

Posted August 24, 2015 at 9:24 am

More evidence of why the NYPD’s equine patrol unit in Hell Square is a bad idea. It’s not just the mounds of horse shit and smell of piss weekend mornings. The drunken petting zoo can also result in disfigurement. In this case, a presumably sloshed Swedish woman hanging at Max Fish last November – Pernilla Ekberg – asked an officer […]

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