Kenmare Street

Preparations Begin at 150 Bowery for Zenkichi

Posted July 16, 2010 at 6:23 am

In the last 24 hours, a number of tipsters have alerted us to the progress at 150 Bowery, which NYC the Blog had also covered just the other day.  Earlier this week, the long-shuttered security gates were lifted and a new plywood encasement constructed.  This latest news does not bode well for the already-endangered lighting […]

Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation on BID Quest

Posted July 12, 2010 at 6:27 am

Downtown New York is now in a tizzy, as the Chinatown border wars continue to flare.  The Villager first exposed the subject back in May. As it stands, the powerful Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation is on an ambitious quest to expand its boundaries so it can create a larger Business Improvement District (BID).

The Bowery Vuvuzela [Video]

Posted July 12, 2010 at 6:13 am

At about 10:30 last night, hours after Spain defeated the Netherlands in the World Cup final, one drunken reveler was stumbling up Bowery sounding his ear-piercing vuvuzela.  The noise elicited responses from many of the drivers stopped in traffic just north of Delancey.

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Early Edition: July 9

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:05 am

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Matthew Oliver Maddy Denied by Community Board 2

Posted July 6, 2010 at 6:35 am

Ladies and gentlemen, the gavel has fallen, and the verdict is now in regarding the proposed restaurant-slash-bar at 168 Elizabeth Street.  A reader wrote to inform us that Community Board 2 voted unanimously against Matthew Oliver Maddy at its full board meeting on June 17.

Early Edition: June 17

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East Boat Lobster Relocates from Kenmare to Mott

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm

The under-the-radar, yet popular East Boat Lobster Restaurant recently vacated 72 Kenmare Street. It no longer fits in with the glitz. Deemed New York’s “weirdest eatery” by the Post back in 2001, the decades-old banquet hall now adorns a ginormous “for rent” sign over its classic green signage. But, rest easy, all is not lost.

Matthew Maddy Responds to Beer Garden Rumor at 168 Elizabeth

Posted June 3, 2010 at 3:26 pm

In response to our post regarding the new nightlife establishment at 168 Elizabeth Street, owner Matthew Maddy emailed us his side of the story.  Apparently the sub-level digs won’t be a beer garden as posited by flyers along the Bowery.

Uniting Against Beer Garden at 168 Elizabeth

Posted June 3, 2010 at 6:33 am

The middle section of Elizabeth Street is trying desperately to unite against a new subterranean beer garden moving into number 168.  The ambiguous entity of “Matthew Oliver Maddy d/b/a Hot Talk LLC” is currently seeking a liquor license at next week’s Community Board 2 meeting.  Flyers along Bowery urge those residents within earshot to write […]

Early Edition: June 3

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