Clinton Street

‘Marm Cafe’ on Clinton Street is Kaput, Transitions to ‘Bricia’

Posted September 20, 2017 at 5:14 am

The end of the road is here for Marm Cafe. The three-year-old corner establishment at 79 Clinton Street hasn’t been open since at least mid-August, its fate finally sealed this week with those brown paper shades. We communicated with ownership via email several weeks ago and were told that the cafe was actually on holiday. […]

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Fine Fare Serves as Battleground in City Council Fight for District 1

Last modified September 11, 2017 at 8:55 am

The Fine Fare supermarket on Clinton Street has become de-facto ground zero in the bid to unseat Margaret Chin from City Council. The District 1 incumbent is taking heat from three challengers, and this hub of retail activity – nestled amidst the Seward Park Co-op complex – is apparently the voter-rich battleground. Case in point, yesterday afternoon. […]

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‘Caveat’ Brings Spoken Word Programming to Clinton Street

Posted September 6, 2017 at 5:02 am

There is a new celebration of whimsy at 21 Clinton Street, and it’s called Caveat. The basement venue opened yesterday after more than a year in the works. Caveat, an offshoot of The Idea Distillery arts organization, is the brainchild of physicist and TED Talks alumnus Ben Lillie. In its own words, the establishment “redefines […]

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Dewey Dufresne’s ‘BYGGYZ’ Edges Closer to Opening with New Awning and Neons

Posted September 5, 2017 at 9:39 am

In no rush to open, the puzzle pieces are finally coming together for BYGGYZ. The elder Dufresne will soon return to Clinton Street after an extended hiatus. Still with no concrete opening date, it feels as though BYGGYZ is getting closer. Most obvious are the new orange awning (same color scheme as the bodega predecessor) […]

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‘Nonna’s LES Pizzeria’ Might Not Have Much Time Left on Clinton Street

Last modified August 28, 2017 at 2:43 pm

This isn’t a good sign for the eight-year-old Nonna’s LES Pizzeria on Clinton Street. Literally. Just look toward the second floor to scope out the “store for rent” placard nestled between the bar’s of the fire escape. Update: a reader tells us that the pizzeria is not closing, and that the availability is for the space […]

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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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