Clinton Street

First Look at Taqueria Diana’s Clinton Street Outpost, Opening this Weekend

Posted August 9, 2017 at 5:00 am

The four-year-old Mexican joint, Taqueria Diana, is ready for its latest expansion. The new Lower East Side location will be open by the end of the week at 69 Clinton Street, the former La Socia Pawn shop space. Proprietor Matthew LaRue, a former manager at The Meatball Shop, had been building out the mid-block space […]

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Curse of 71 Clinton Street Strikes Again as ‘The WhaLES’ is Evicted

Posted August 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

Over at 71 Clinton Street, the storefront hex is alive and well. Indeed, the sixth restaurant in eight years just shuttered. Except for a brief reprieve a couple weeks ago, Korean gastropub, The WhaLES, hadn’t been open much lately. The bar-restaurant debuted in June 2016 and quickly collected the requisite foodie accolades for being a […]

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Seward Park Co-op Board Prevails Against Disgruntled Residents in Parking Garage Privatizing Lawsuit

Posted July 26, 2017 at 5:04 am

The civil war that polarized the Seward Park Co-ops for the last year finally concluded last week. The Seward Park Board of Directors essentially privatized the garage as a for-profit parking operation when it entered a ten-year lease with Icon/Quik Park in early 2016. It was a 6 to 5 vote at the time. According […]

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Suspects Who Robbed Koneko Cat Cafe at Gunpoint Still on the Loose

Posted July 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Cops are still after a pair of robbers who held up Koneko cat cafe at gunpoint earlier this month. On July 3, both men entered the premises. One of the men allegedly thrust his hand into a bag holding what appeared to be a gun. “You know what this is, give me the money; don’t look at […]

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Self-Serve Beer Shop ‘Paloma Rocket’ Taps out, Seeks East Village Revival

Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:16 am

Paloma Rocket is grounded. The self-serve beer outpost tapped out a couple weeks ago, thus ending a year-long jaunt at 7 Clinton Street. Paloma Rocket launched in April 2016, more than a year after the concept was first announced. Armed with an in-your-face James Bond theme, the craft beer bar offered thirty rotating beers on tap, […]

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Robbers Steal $850 from Koneko Cat Cafe on Clinton Street

Posted July 5, 2017 at 5:12 am

Koneko cat cafe on Clinton Street fell victim to a robbery Monday evening, just as workers were closing up for the day, police said. The bandits entered the premises at roughly 9:30pm. One of the men allegedly thrust his hand into a bag holding what appeared to be a gun, according to a dispatch in the Daily […]

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Rent Hike Forces ‘Prohibition Bakery’ from Clinton Street After 5 Years on the Block

Posted July 5, 2017 at 5:05 am

No more booze-filled cupcakes for Clinton Street. The aptly-named Prohibition Bakery closed down a couple weeks ago after spending five years on the block. Apparently, the lease was up for renewal, and the landlord wanted to squeeze more money. “Unfortunately, our landlord wanted to jack up our rent 40% to re-sign,” ownership quipped in a […]

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‘Minnie’s on Clinton’ Opens Tomorrow at the Old Tapeo29 Space

Posted June 26, 2017 at 5:03 am

The restaurant row of Clinton Street welcomes another entrant to the fold. Minnie’s on Clinton bows tomorrow at 29 Clinton Street, serving up a menu consisting of that nebulous offering, “American comfort food.” Initial debut had been slated for late last week. In the ensuing days, however, exterior ornamentation arrived at the corner restaurant, just as […]

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‘Minnie’s’ to Serve up American Comfort Food at the Old Tapeo 29 Spot on Clinton Street

Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

You’ve probably been wondering about what’s happening at the northwest corner of Clinton and Stanton Streets. For the last several months, the former home of Tapeo 29 underwent a complete transformation. Inside and out, and totally under the radar, with additions like the installation of new flower beds or the leveled corner entrance and its […]

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93,361 People Have Applied for 104 Affordable Housing Units at Essex Crossing

Posted June 9, 2017 at 5:11 am

In case you were curious about the demand for affordable housing on a hyperlocal level, just look to Essex Crossing. According to the latest city tally, a staggering 93,361 people have applied for the 104 available affordable apartments at 145 Clinton Street. The fifteen-story development is one of nine new sites that are being redeveloped […]

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