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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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Report: 2 Seniors Violently Robbed in Chinatown on Sunday Night

Posted April 5, 2016 at 9:26 am

Two robberies in Chinatown went down within blocks of each other on Sunday evening. Within less than an hour. The first incident transpired at 9:50pm on Mott Street – between Kenmare and Broome – where a 71-year-old Asian male was mugged. The victim was reportedly punched in the face, then had his wallet and cell phone […]

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Prosperity’s Former Eldridge Street Kitchen Now Home to ‘East Dumpling’

Posted April 5, 2016 at 5:00 am

​In the inimitable words of David Byrne, “same as it ever was.” Prosperity Dumpling departed 46 Eldridge Street last year in a storm of controversy (nay, infamy) after its illicit back-alley kitchen and roach infestation hit the headlines. The outcry and resultant Health Department inspections forced the once-beloved dim sum joint to the sidelines. However, […]

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10-Story Hotel in the Works for Vacant Eldridge Street Lot

Posted March 23, 2016 at 5:18 am

Looks like the Lower East Side is getting another hotel. It appears the long-vacant lot at 79 Eldridge Street is the targeted parcel, and will soon sprout a ten-story lodge. The private parking lot was on the open market for three years before a taker could be found. Property records indicate that Osher Niyazov of “Eldridge […]

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Fontana’s Closes This Weekend; Neighbors Worry that the Adjacent ‘Flower Shop’ Bar is in Play for the Eldridge Street Space

Posted March 14, 2016 at 5:13 am

You have less than a week to pay your respects to Fontana’s Bar on Eldridge Street. If it’s your jam. As previously reported, the longtime multilevel bar is closing shop after more than twelve years on the block. The departure is a result of an impossible rent escalation to $30,000 per month for the sprawling space. […]

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Team with Ties to Major Food Group Trying Again for Eldridge Street Bar ‘The Flower Shop’

Posted March 10, 2016 at 5:13 am

Not to be deterred, a gaggle of hopefuls with ties to the Major Food Group will return to Community Board 3 Monday to fight for their ambitious Eldridge Street concept. Now with identity – The Flower Shop. Last month, the SLA subcommittee knocked down its proposal for a new multi-level nightlife establishment at 107 Eldridge Street […]

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Shuttered Apizz Restaurant on Eldridge Street Hits the Market

Posted February 18, 2016 at 5:10 am

Curtains indeed for Apizz on Eldridge Street. Apizz ended business for good within the last couple weeks. Much like its presence on the block, the subtle Tuscan restaurant was quiet in its closure. In no time, the phone went dead, website removed, and Open Table reservations terminated. And so, today comes the more official confirmation […]

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Eldridge Street Synagogue to Host ‘Jewish New York’ Roundtable

Posted February 17, 2016 at 9:23 am

When discussing the Lower East Side, the familiar trope about its “melting pot” nature usually arises. After all, at the very least, it was once a landing strip for generations of immigrants from varying backgrounds. In particular, the Jewish community has shaped not only these treasure troves of Lower Manhattan, but also its culinary traditions. How the neighborhood continues to maintain […]

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