Clinton Street


Cursed 71 Clinton Street Space Reboots with ‘The Whales’ this Week

Posted May 31, 2016 at 5:00 am

Down, but still not out, one Clinton Street bar-owner is apparently trying again. Those keeping track know full well that 71 Clinton Street is no stranger to turnover. It’s a perennially hexed property. Every restaurant in this spot since the eviction of Fat Hippo six years ago has been from the same principle – Patate […]

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The COW Theater on Clinton Street Closes Next Week, Space Now up for Grabs

Posted May 26, 2016 at 5:00 am

The successor to the Living Theatre is poised to meet the same fate. Three-and-a-half years after opening at 21 Clinton Street, The COW Theater (“Celebration of Whimsy”) is closing for good at the end of the month. Curtains. Just after the holiday weekend. News of its closure was first circulated to members and supporters earlier this […]

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C&C Prosperity Dumpling Offshoot Likewise Closes Shop on Clinton Street

Posted May 17, 2016 at 9:27 am

The kid brother of Prosperity Dumpling is likewise cooked, it appears. Several readers have noticed that C&C Prosperity Dumpling on Clinton Street – the outpost opened back in 2011 – is closed without explanation. Grate is locked and the business line is forever a busy signal. No signs or announcements, either. Thus ends the prosperous era […]

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Seward Park Co-op Members Suing Board of Directors Over Parking Garage Privatization

Posted May 5, 2016 at 5:14 am

There is a civil war brewing at the Seward Park Co-op on Grand Street, pitting cooperative members against the board of directors. At the heart of the discord is the onsite parking garage, which residents charge the board privatized in an “underhanded” manner without consulting residents. Shareholders are now planning to file a lawsuit, and […]

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50 Clinton Street Tops out at 7 Stories

Posted April 14, 2016 at 9:22 am

​Remember WD-50, Rothstein’s Hardware, 1492? These commercial establishments are all buried beneath the seven-story hulk at 50 Clinton Street. And the superstructure just topped out. The luxury development boasts thirty-seven condo units (designed by Paris Forino, if you care about such things) priced between $1.8 and $3 million, 24-hour doorman, gym, and rooftop terraces. Five of […]

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‘Paloma Rocket’ Self-Serve Craft Beer Shop Opens on Clinton Street Next Week

Posted March 31, 2016 at 5:00 am

Get the growlers ready. Already some two years in the making, Paloma Rocket is ever closer to launching at 7 Clinton Street. The paper curtains are down at the forthcoming craft beer shop, but teaser signage remains in the windows. Behind the glass, however, the guts of the establishment are now clearly visible. It appears […]

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Speedy Romeo Opens LES Outpost Tomorrow with Pastrami Pizza from Katz’s Deli

Posted March 29, 2016 at 9:22 am

Local fans of Speedy Romeo, cheer up. Your days of champing at the bit for this pizza are over. The four-year-old, Brooklyn-based pizza purveyors just crossed the river, and are finally set to unveil their second location tomorrow night. As previously reported, the Lower East Side establishment took over 63 Clinton Street, formerly home to […]

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The Little Shoe Store Closes Today After 2 Years on Clinton Street

Posted March 29, 2016 at 5:12 am

Almost immediately after the closure announcement, tombstone “for rent” signage became a fixture in the windows of The Little Shoe Store on Clinton Street. Its time on the block is drawing to a close. Today is the last day of business in real life. Blame the mid-block construction at 50 Clinton Street for the closure. […]

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Peek Inside ‘The Burgary’ Burger Joint on Clinton Street

Last modified March 7, 2016 at 11:02 pm

​Burgers and upstairs “speakeasy” are the new face of 67 Clinton Street. Tony Powe’s double-shot nightspot on Clinton Street successfully sold to new operators last summer. Both the long-running fish-themed restaurant Barramundi and its 2nd Floor on Clinton sibling closed last July. The businesses were acquired by first-timers Tim Gashi (Rocky Slims) and Valentino Gjaka (Arte), […]

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Khushboo on Clinton Street on the way out as Another Indian Restaurant Prepares Takeover

Last modified March 4, 2016 at 9:52 am

​Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Khushboo on Clinton Street is leaving. But the south storefront of 6 Clinton Street will maintain its recent roots. Namely, an Indian restaurant will serve as replacement. With thirteen tables with twenty-six seats, owner Ahasan Nazmul hopes to serve food and beverage from 3pm to midnight […]

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