Forsyth Street

Cafe Henrie Shutters on Forsyth Street After 2 Years

Posted November 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Cafe Henrie, the artsy eatery founded by nightlife maven (and street artist) Andre Saraiva on Forsyth Street, closed earlier this week. Thus capping two years on the block. All elements of the establishment are gone, replaced with token brown paper in the windows. In retrospect, the writing was on the wall back in the summertime […]

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Three Years Delayed, ‘Forsyth Street Plaza’ Might Actually Debut Next Month

Last modified October 27, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Forsyth Street Plaza finally rejoins the ranks of the living. Construction work on the elevated park space by the Manhattan Bridge had been at a stand-still for months, but finally resumed at the outset of summer. And now the end is finally nigh. Construction workers onsite intimate that there is probably another month or so […]

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Birds & Bubbles Won’t be Returning to 100 Forsyth Street, as New Nightspot Proposed

Posted September 6, 2017 at 5:11 am

Birds & Bubbles won’t be returning to Forsyth Street, after all. Five months after chef-owner Sarah Simmons leveled a $1.3 million lawsuit against landlord Veracity Real Estate over flooding (and subsequent mold), restaurateurs are now scouting the sub-grade space. Newbie principals Geri Salmon and Andy Wang together seek a full liquor license for the proposed […]

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‘CW Pencil Enterprise’ Moves from its Forsyth Street Locale

Posted August 2, 2017 at 5:04 am

In news that will surprise no one, CW Pencil Enterprise will not be reopening on Forsyth Street. It follows a similar trajectory as address-mates Birds & Bubbles and the Football Cafe, both of which succumbed to fallout from onsite renovations by newish owner Veracity Real Estate. The ongoing interior remodeling of 100-102 Forsyth Street reportedly […]

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‘Cafe Henrie’ Seeks Extended Hours and Full Liquor Upgrade

Posted July 17, 2017 at 9:34 am

Cafe Henrie, the two-year-old eatery alongside Sara D. Roosevelt Park, seeks an upgrade of its liquor license to serve hard booze. Ownership also hopes to keep the 20-table establishment open until 2am daily. The pitch is not sitting well with some neighbors, though, including the Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coaltion, which noted on its website, “Generally […]

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CW Pencil Enterprise Shutters Due to ‘Serious Safety Issue’ at Forsyth Street Building

Posted July 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

CW Pencil Enterprise, the darling two-year-old specialty pencil dispensary, is the latest business to shutter due to ongoing building problems at 100 Forsyth Street. The temporary closure is apparently related to onsite renovations by Veracity Real Estate, which is already blamed for sidelining both Birds & Bubbles and Football Cafe earlier this spring. The following […]

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Football Cafe Returns After Month-long Forced Closure from Building Renovations

Posted May 25, 2017 at 5:09 am

Birds & Bubbles was not alone. Alleged negligent renovation work at 100 Forsyth Street also played a role in the brief shutter of address mate Football Cafe. The coffee shop had been temporarily closed for the past month without much indication as to why. Unspecified “renovations” was the reason provided via computer printout. We’ve since confirmed, […]

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3 Years Later, One of the Priciest LES Condo Developments Revealed on Forsyth Street

Posted April 19, 2017 at 5:12 am

It was three years ago – an eternity – when the Nativity Mission School at 204 Forsyth Street was razed in the name of luxury living. The self-proclaimed “edgy refinement” of the replacement structure is now in full view. Down came the scaffolding and netting earlier this week. Gone also is the external boiler system […]

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‘Birds & Bubbles’ Sues Forsyth Street Landlord for $1.3M over Rash of Flooding from Building Renovations

Posted April 18, 2017 at 9:35 am

Birds & Bubbles closed last month without warning. Now we know why. Chef-owner Sarah Simmons is suing the landlord for negligence over conditions that essentially destroyed the restaurant. Veracity Real Estate purchased the pair of tenements at 100-102 Forsyth in January 2016 for the enormous sum of $16 million. Shortly thereafter, the renovations (and problems […]

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Meet Farmer Ted of the Stanton Street CSA

Posted April 7, 2017 at 9:45 am

The Stanton Street CSA is gearing up to bring another season of locally grown goodness to Lower East Siders. And, as in previous springs, Windflower Farm’s very own Farmer Ted will make the the four-hour trip from upstate to the M’Finda Kalunga Garden, to meet and greet with returning CSA members and potential new ones. […]