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‘Organika’ Principal Seeks to Open ‘Galeria’ Vegetarian Spot on Clinton Street

Posted June 29, 2015 at 5:10 am

Six years after its debut in the West Village, the Organika wine bar team is headed east. An expansion of sorts, albeit with an artistic bent. Last month, ownership (i.e. Jairo Barros) submitted application materials to Community Board 3 for a new concept at 43 Clinton Street (south store), previously home to urban outfitters Coat […]

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Fredrik Eklund Reportedly Fined for Tasteless Demolition Stunt at 50 Clinton Project Site

Posted June 23, 2015 at 5:14 am

Celebrity broker Fredrik Eklund spent time last Tuesday personally demolishing pieces of 50-62 Clinton Street while “dressed head-to-toe in Armani.” Eklund gained access to the project site, and manned the wheel of a backhoe while delightfully screaming to the camera. That footage was posted to Instagram, and is still live. The stunt was a low […]

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In ‘Head-to-Toe’ Armani, Fredrik Eklund Partakes in Demolition of 50 Clinton Street

Posted June 22, 2015 at 9:23 am

Why, of course 50 Clinton Street would be demolished “in style.” The takedown of the mid-block row of low-rise retail has been underway since early June, but pompous broker Fredrik Eklund needed to take a turn pissing on the ashes wielding the wrecking ball, as it were. Eklund happily boasted on Instagram last week about […]

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Wylie Dufresne will Help his Dad Open ‘BYGGYZ’ Sandwich Shop this Summer

Posted June 22, 2015 at 5:14 am

One Dufresne moves out, another moves in. So it goes on upper Clinton Street where the elder Dufresne is poised to return in the wake of his son’s forced departure. Yes, Dewey Dufresne is back on the block more than fifteen years after first opening the acclaimed 71 Clinton Fresh Food in 1999, and inadvertently launching […]

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The COW Theater on Clinton Street Starts Crowdfunding Campaign to Stay Alive

Posted June 18, 2015 at 8:22 am

Much like its legendary theatrical predecessor, the COW Theater (“Celebration of Whimsy”) has kickstarted a crowdfunding campaign to stay alive. Two years into its run on Clinton Street and the bottom line is apparently in the red. The independent arts organization presently seeks $30,000 from supporters to “help keep our lights on and door open” at […]

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WD-50 is Reduced to Rubble for 7-Story Condo Development

Posted June 5, 2015 at 5:18 am

Thar she blows! That there be the end as we know it for the low-rise midsection of Clinton Street. All in the name of uber-luxury and its well-off minions. That’s right. Demolition of 50-62 Clinton officially commenced this week after a substantial holding pattern the last couple months. At least a fraction of that timeout […]

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Angelo Romano of ‘Rocky Slims’ is Eyeing the Barramundi Space at 67 Clinton Street

Posted June 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

When Barramundi temporarily closed in February 2014 for a tune-up, the writing was on the wall. Something was wrong with the eleven-year-old establishment that needed to change. Then just a few months later, 67 Clinton Street was placed on the market for $7 million. All signs pointed to uncertainty. Nevertheless, we were assured by owner […]

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New Clinton Street Baking Company Dining Room is Almost Ready

Posted May 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

Thirteen years in one place, the Clinton Street Baking Company is poised to stretch its proverbial legs with the new corner annex at East Houston. But not just yet. Wintertime predictions pegged the debut as sometime in March, but gut renovation is taking much longer than anticipated, it seems. Just a few weeks ago, there […]

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The Genesis Bridal Shop Finds a New Home on East Houston Street

Posted May 20, 2015 at 9:22 am

The Genesis Bridal Shop, a local stalwart on the block since 1983, officially departed 97 Clinton Street last week. As you might guess, the family-owned store succumbed to the escalating real estate pressures plaguing so much of the neighborhood these days. The landlord jacked the rent to more than double the current amount, making it […]

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Cafe Koneko to Open Shop on Upper Clinton Street

Posted May 15, 2015 at 5:11 am

The crowded cafe scene on Clinton Street is gaining another entrant. Cafe Koneko is the latest hopeful on the block, angling to open shop inside the former home of both the Bang Bang tattoo studio and WAKA WAKA at number 26. Cafe Koneko (meaning kitten in Japanese) is pitched as a six-table establishment with one […]

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