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Here’s the Menu for the New ‘LES Kitchen’ Burger Joint on Essex Street

Posted February 8, 2016 at 10:35 am

The so-called LES Kitchen is almost ready to roll. As noted, the new burger joint has been prepping 15 Essex Street in the wake of the Juicery’s departure last year. The menu sitting in the windows serves as hype material for the new establishment. Here’s what to expect when they open at the end of the […]

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Time to Celebrate the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Monkey

Posted February 8, 2016 at 9:19 am

It’s time to ring in the Year of the Monkey! The Lunar New Year is here, and with it, plenty of celebration swinging throughout lower Manhattan. This year marks the 17th annual Lunar New Year’s Parade and Firecracker Ceremony for Chinatown. As in years prior, the festivities will commence with the Firecracker Ceremony, today at 11am […]

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Ludlow Coffee Supply (and Barbershop) Announces Itself at Former Pink Pony on Ludlow Street

Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:17 am

Exactly three years dead and gone, the Pink Pony finally has its replacement – the Ludlow Coffee Supply. The roll-down security gate at 176 Ludlow Street is now branded as such with black-on-white paint. As previously reported, Sweet Chick owner and manager, John Seymour and Kyle Martin respectively, are transforming the iconic space into a […]

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With Cafe Bambi Dead in the Water, New ‘Elevated Gastropub’ Concept Pitched for 107 Eldridge Street

Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:16 am

It appears that the ever-delayed Cafe Bambi concept is on ice. Jack Abramcyk (kid brother of nightlife impresario Matt) had planned a bilevel nightspot at 107 Eldridge Street despite an outpouring of opposition. Funny, considering the unopened concept even found its way onto Grub St’s top 20 openings of 2014. Until the end of last […]

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Stringer Staffer Alice Cancel Chosen as Sheldon Silver Successor in State Assembly

Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:12 am

The heir to the (downtown) throne has been chosen. District leader – and Stringer staffer – Alice Cancel was picked yesterday to succeed the disgraced former Assembly Speaker, Sheldon Silver, in the 65th Assembly District. Yuh-Line Niou had been favored by comptroller Scott Stringer, but rivals revealed last week she technically doesn’t meet the State’s […]

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Les Enfants de Bohème Seizes Adjacent Space for ‘Takeaway’ Annex

Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

Adding adjacent takeaway counters seems to be the latest trend in downtown dining. Well-tread establishments such as Dudley’s and Dimes both installed “Deli” concepts beside their main dining rooms. Each includes both takeaway meal options and opportunities to purchase dry goods. The latest to jump on this proverbial bandwagon is a familiar face. The Les Enfants […]

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Celebrating the Launch of ‘Custom Melodies’ Website at Chinatown Soup on Orchard Street

Last modified February 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

You may have heard of artist Grey Gersten and his “Custom Melodies” exhibit  – a successful interactive exercise in writing anonymous biographical songs by New Yorkers, which showcased at the Mmuseumm last year.  Well, now he’s taking those songs digitally, giving the tracks a more accessible and permanent home on the internet, at www.custommelodies.com. We caught up with the man behind […]

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Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys Reopens Today with New Look and Menu

Posted February 5, 2016 at 9:31 am

​Under relatively new ownership, the updated Kossar’s Bialys is now less a warehouse bakery with retail afterthought, and more a proper New York City bagel shop. And it reopens to the public today. The bare-bones factory feel of the predecessor is gone, instead replaced with something cleaner and with vintage aesthetic. Feels like a hybrid […]

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Hanksy Hater Tags Trump Dump Mural on Orchard Street

Posted February 5, 2016 at 5:19 am

Of all Hanksy’s recent output, his Donald “Dump” Trump piece on Orchard Street certainly struck a chord. Perfect timing, really. After all, it is an election year, and anything Trump is newsworthy. The presidential hopeful and star of The Apprentice is trying to insult his way to the White House. So his head sits on […]

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CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Hit with Stop-Work Order for Worksite Safety Issues

Last modified February 5, 2016 at 10:04 am

While the CitizenM hotel ascends to great heights (i.e. 19 stories) at 185 Bowery, it’s the neighbors who suffer most. Day in and day out, the congestion at the corner of Delancey disrupts not only sidewalk flow and sleep, but motor traffic. Blame constant blockages and deliveries. Well, the lack of oversight we’ve noted at […]

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