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Russ & Daughters Cafe is Now Open on Tuesdays

Posted December 16, 2014 at 5:30 am

Seven months after debuting at 127 Orchard Street, the nascent Russ & Daughters Cafe is expanding its hours. A sign on the front (royal blue) vestibule announces that the establishment is now open on Tuesdays. However, the added day of business comes at the expense of a later opening on weekdays; 10am, two hours later than […]

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Goa-Taco Opening Pop-Up Food Stand for Its Fusion Tacos at 77 Delancey Street

Last modified December 15, 2014 at 10:08 am

The revolving door of retail at 77 Delancey Street shows no sign of slowing. This sidecar space – under the thumb of Grey Lady since opening two-and-a-half years ago – has hosted everything from pop-up cafes and bakeries to an Etsy shop. During the warmer months, though, the shoebox store is usually a seafood shack hosted […]

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Figment NYC Maintains that It’s Not the Group That Organizes SantaCon [UPDATED]

Last modified December 15, 2014 at 11:57 am

In response to our piece last week about the elusive organizers of SantaCon (and the 189 comments), Figment NYC today categorically denies any involvement in the planning and/or organizing of the annual bar crawl. Executive Producer David Koren of Figment NYC maintains the accusations are false, and had this to say to clear the air: I’m David Koren, […]

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Sweetgreen Opened Its 3rd NYC Location on Kenmare Street This Week

Posted December 12, 2014 at 5:33 am

Months of preparation, renovation, and anticipation culminated this week in the opening of Sweetgreen at 100 Kenmare. This downtown outpost – armed with the alliterative slogan “Kale on Kenmare” – marks the third Manhattan location for the DC-based chain-let. The interior is massive, boasting plenty of space for you to shell out top dollar for that “light […]

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Uruguayan Restaurant ‘Charrua’ Now Open at 131 Essex Street

Posted December 12, 2014 at 5:30 am

Pulperia nosedived into oblivion last May after barely six months in business (and the previous year under construction). The ground level at 131 Essex Street remained wrapped up for the duration. Now its replacement is ready to rock and roll. And it’s in a similar “culinary” vein. Charrua is the next nightlife concept to make […]

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Are the Elusive SantaCon Organizers Part of Figment NYC? [UPDATED]

Last modified December 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

[UPDATED BELOW] We are mere hours away from SantaCon, the yearly parade of alcoholics disguised as Santa who binge drink, puke, piss, stumble and pub crawl their way across the City. SantaCon got its start in San Francisco in 1994 when a small group of people dressed as Santa marched through the streets, crashed parties […]

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Mazeish to Bring ‘Persian Mediterranean’ Cuisine to the Former Pok Pok Space on Rivington

Posted December 10, 2014 at 5:33 am

Chef-owner Andy Ricker packed up Pok Pok Phat Thai back in September, and relocated the business from the Lower East Side to a much larger space in Brooklyn. It’s the natural trajectory these days. Well, not long after the departure from 137 Rivington Street, butcher paper was placed in the windows of the sub-level store. […]

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The Cat’s Meow: A First Look at the Meow Parlour on Hester Street

Posted December 9, 2014 at 9:22 am

Here is the first public view of the highly-anticipated Meow Parlour at 46 Hester Street. The brown window shades were removed over the weekend to reveal the hype within. Block lettering sitting front-and-center announces the imminent arrival with an all-caps “MEOW.” Online reservations to hang out with the rescue kitties went live last week, presumably as […]

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Clinton Street Baking Company Expansion Begins with Arrival of Plywood Shed

Posted December 9, 2014 at 5:33 am

For months, there had been random rustling inside the vacancy left by Min’s Market. But now the expansion efforts of Clinton Street Baking Company into the adjacent is in full throttle. A corner-hogging sidewalk shed arrived onsite late last week, officially signaling the start of remodeling. Expect to eat in a much larger, 55-seat diner […]

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A Brooklyn Bridge Elopement, with Help from De Robertis Pasticceria

Posted December 8, 2014 at 11:22 am

We have spent much of the past week mourning the closing of the wonderful De Robertis Pasticceria and Caffe, a family business that managed to stay open for 110 years. Not an easy feat in this town. This reporter has many great memories of the place, and wanted to share a favorite story… When my […]

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