Eldridge Street


Warren 77 Partner Still Trying to Take Over Fontana’s on Eldridge Street

Posted October 13, 2016 at 5:18 am

The bid to replace Fontana’s on Eldridge Street is gradually proceeding. Warren 77 partner Eddie Bilowich and Ise Restaurant’s Manabu Nishigaki (aka Invite Only LLC) return to the Community Board 3 docket tonight to jointly pitch the concept before the advisory body. Their application first appeared as an agenda item three months ago, and was twice withdrawn since. […]

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With Ghost on Eldridge Gone, ‘Woodward Gallery’ to Open New Annex

Posted August 23, 2016 at 5:10 am

Yesterday we reported that cocktail lounge, Ghost on Eldridge, disappeared from it namesake street. It had a four-year run before the auctioneer came and sold all furnishings. Yet the space is already accounted for. Ghost was operated by the Woodward Gallery directly across the street, and now we learn that they’re not yet done with the […]

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Four Years on, ‘Ghost’ Cocktail Bar No Longer Haunts Eldridge Street

Posted August 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

The artsy cocktail bar and lounge, Ghost on Eldridge, disappeared from its namesake street earlier this month. A note on its social media platforms says only, “gone fishing, catch you in the fall.” That’s not the full story, though; a return seems unlikely. The Woodward Gallery across the way opened Ghost at 132 Eldridge Street in March […]

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‘1Oak’ Doorman Eddie Bilowich Angling for Nightspot at Fontana’s Space on Eldridge Street

Posted July 5, 2016 at 5:19 am

Looks like Fontana’s already has its replacement on Eldridge Street. And the identity of its principal and pedigree – Eddie Bilowich – might have neighbors further worried. Word of the new contender arrives more than three months after the longtime bar and performance venue called it quits. Bilowich, the current head doorman at 1Oak (the Butter Group), […]

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Prosperity Dumpling Gives up on the LES, Ships out to Brooklyn Instead

Posted June 30, 2016 at 5:11 am

The saga of Prosperity Dumpling continues this week with news of an imminent relocation to Brooklyn. Restaurant rep Robin Chang tells us that the reincarnated outpost will open far afield at 2369 86th Street in Bensonhurst. Proverbial tail between legs. It’s now nearly a year since that one headline last summer kickstarted a downward spiral […]

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Behind an Eldridge Street Gate is this “Peek Hole” Gallery

Posted June 17, 2016 at 5:18 am

Chinatown has a unique gallery on its hands. Rather than some glass-faced store with white walls and little art, this two-month-old showroom resides behind shuttered security gates at 113b Eldridge Street. Take a peek through the holes in the grate to view the exhibit, which is an elaborate display of candles. A shrine of sorts, […]

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The Annual ‘Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival’ is this Sunday

Posted June 16, 2016 at 5:12 am

Get your mah jongg tiles ready; the annual Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival is hitting the Lower East Side this Sunday. The block party, now in its 17th iteration, is ready to dole out frothy beverages that are neither egg nor cream, along with myriad diverse activities and food celebrating the unique diversity of the neighborhood. If you’ll […]

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‘Simple’ Authentic Food Brings Poké Bowls and Bento Boxes to 109 Eldridge Street

Posted May 25, 2016 at 5:19 am

A faded banner atop the storefront of 109 Eldridge Street had promised “Simple Authentic Food” for months. Ownership is finally making good on that promise. After a year-long period of dormancy, workers just finished converting the popular five-table Nagasaki Sushi joint into something called “Simple.” So simple, in fact, that it’s not immediately clear what […]

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Sushi Dojo Vet David Bouhadana Angling to Open ‘Nishiwaki’ on Eldridge Street

Posted May 5, 2016 at 5:19 am

Well, that was quick. ​The former home of Apizz on Eldridge Street – it closed three months ago – already has a replacement in the wings. It’s going from Italian to Japanese cuisine. A new sushi joint called Nishiwaki is on the docket for 217 Eldridge. Derek Feldman is the applicant of record here, who also […]

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Eldridge Street Carriage House Price-Chopped to $9.5M

Posted April 22, 2016 at 5:12 am

Nightlife maven Georges Forgeois is having a bit of trouble selling his palatial “townhouse” at 170 Eldridge Street. The three-story building – a single family duplex with waterfall – remains on the market after more than five months. This week, the price was axed $2.5 million to a new grand total of $9.5 million. And […]

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