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The Butcher’s Daughter Wants to Open a West Village Locale

Posted August 4, 2015 at 5:15 am

Fresh off announcing an expansion to the Los Angeles market (i.e. Venice), the Butcher’s Daughter has another ace up its sleeve. The organic eatery at the corner of Elizabeth now has sights set on the upscale West Village market. Fitting. According to the SLA docket for Community Board 2, the Butcher’s Daughter is applying for a […]

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Report: Woman Raped in Bathroom of Happy Ending on Broome Street

Posted August 4, 2015 at 5:12 am

In case you needed affirmation that the Happy Ending reboot on Broome Street is the furthest thing from an “art bar,” check its recent history. Co-owner Teddy Perweiler was arrested in early July for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Julia Fox, in the bar. He was subsequently arrested and banned from entering. Then last Tuesday night, twenty-five-year-old patron […]

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Karaoke Boho’s New Orchard Street Outpost Opens this Week

Posted August 3, 2015 at 5:13 am

Almost a year later, the old Tammany Hall is ready for rebirth. Before you know it, the drunken hordes on Orchard Street will resume screaming about being a “small town girl living in a lonely world” who’s livin’ on a prayer … or some shit. Booting your sanity until morning. In other words, the second outpost […]

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Vic’s Pizza Departing Essex Street After 45 Years in Business; New Development Looms

Last modified August 3, 2015 at 10:30 am

Housecleaning has begun at 355 Grand Street, the endangered non-landmarked landmark. The wave of luxury living is breaking here, and both ground floor businesses were given the boot; a gold-plated boot, at that. Interboro Properties purchased the historic corner row-house back in December for $4 million. But there is still some time. Flowers Cafe, on […]

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Tiny Empire Opening NYC Juice Bar on Lafayette Street August 10

Posted July 31, 2015 at 5:18 am

Organic juice bars are spreading around the city unchecked like a plague, seizing that title from the frozen yogurt industry. The eastern border of SoHo will soon add another. Brooklyn-based juicery Tiny Empire is getting larger, expanding to 234 Lafayette Street (corner of Spring). It’s already carved out a chunk of the storefront previously occupied […]

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Barramundi Owner Joins Moscow 57 Team to Create Kapowski’s

Posted July 31, 2015 at 5:17 am

Now that Barramundi (and 2nd Floor on Clinton) is swimming with the fishes, so to speak, proprietor Tony Powe is on the move. Literally three blocks south to the corner of Delancey Street, joining focres with two-year-old cabaret Moscow 57. Florence Fabricant filed a dispatch in the New York Times this week breaking the news. […]

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8-Hour Rager Underscores Frat Scourge of Gotham Court in Hell Square

Posted July 31, 2015 at 5:00 am

The inmates have taken control and the babysitter Nurse Ratched is nowhere to be found. The drunken frat compound that is Gotham Court certainly lived up to its reputation over the weekend. We’re hearing from folks in the vicinity that an apartment at 151 Essex Street held “one of the biggest deck parties of the […]

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Flowers Cafe is on Vacation Until Monday; Luxury Development Looms

Last modified July 30, 2015 at 8:03 am

Flowers Cafe is currently on vacation, but it’s not permanent. At least not yet. The sign on the front door promises a resumption in service on Monday (August 3). This quirky cafe is a favorite among locals for being a no-frills recharging station. Its very existence is threatened, though. The property owner – Interboro Properties […]

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The ‘Booker and Dax’ Workspace on Eldridge Street is Kaput

Posted July 28, 2015 at 5:10 am

Time to put away the beakers and bunsen burners. The Booker and Dax Lower East Side workshop is no more. Three years after its inception, tombstone leasing signage above the entrance confirms the closure. Booker and Dax proprietor Dave Arnold opened the 700 square-foot lab space at 54 Eldridge Street in the summer of 2012. […]

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Drexler’s Takes Over from Ella Lounge on Avenue A

Posted July 28, 2015 at 5:00 am

The former Ella Lounge on Avenue A is headlong into renovations to become a new drinking den. Despite the dangling neon still in place above the doorway, remodeling has been fierce since late May when build-out began. The narrow bar at 9 Avenue A now belongs to Drexler’s. From what we understand, the 2,500 square-foot […]

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